The Differences Between The AK-47 and M-16, Explained.
The National Interest -

Fritz W. Ermarth


Histories forged in blood.

Key point: The Kalashnikov’s success has to do with its gas operating system.

Recently, Blake Franko of the National Interest published an article about the ubiquity of the Kalashnikov AK-47 and its variants. He focused on how its popularity is the result of its reliability in the hands of all kinds of shooters, in the toughest and dirtiest environments. This reliability made the AK-47 a formidable adversary and a valuable acquisition for...

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