posted on Sep, 13 2013 @ 01:51 PM
reply to post by greencmp
Well said sir, well said. For anyone that cares my personal opinion is that if you are only ever going to own one firearm it should be an AK-47. I
know the Ak has gotten a bad rap especially in western culture, as it is always seen in the hands of "the bad guy" in the main stream media.
However there is a reason it is referred to as the rifle of the revolution. Perhaps Nick Cage's character in a movie called lord of war said it best
when he said:
"A weapon all fighters love, an elegantly simple 9 pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood. It does not break, jam or overheat. It will
shoot whether it is covered in mud or filled with sand. It is so easy, even a child could use; and they do".
Now let me state now that I am not advocating the use of a firearm by children unless supervised by adults with permission. The statement is simply
meant to reference how easy to understand, use and maintain that particular platform is.
Because of its reliability and durability it is an ideal weapon for a SHTF scenario, where you may have to move often and rapidly not having adequate
time to properly service your weapon. Ammo for it is relatively easy to find. Even during the whole ammo "purchasing rush" 7.62 was still
The one big hit that firearm enthusiast's might have is it's max effective range is only about 350 yds. This isn't really a big deal considering
that most combat engagments happen within about 400 yds anyway. It pretty much is a good standard weapon for anyone. Thats my spiel and I'm
sticking to it.