posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 01:53 AM
Originally posted by Vojvoda I think everybody agrees that AK-47 is the best.
Errrr............no. I don't!
I have used an AK and whilst it is good for house clearing, putting down automatic fire whilst assaulting an enemy trench or [in terrorists
hands]spraying rounds indiscriminately in some Israeli airport, the AK is rubbish.
Yup......... sure........ it can still operate having been submerged in water, buried in mud or sand, covered in oil or whatever, BUT and it is a very
big but, it is not all that accurate.
We are led to believe the Cold War is over and the AK is a remnant of that era when NATO faced millions of Soviet led soldiers, paratroopers and
marines - when quantity was needed to overcome or over-run quality.
My old FN SLR was more accurate and when you were hit by a 7.62 anywhere between the head and the groin, it was usually 'Goodnight Vienna!'
The FN SLR and the M14 produced something called 'tissue shock' which ripped apart flesh before the round shattered bone, then again after the round
passed through, sucking everything in behind it.
The modern AK is a vast improvement over the post WWII weapon, but it is still really just a 'spray and hope' weapon. Nothing really remarkable in
this day and age.