Have you ever wondered why nearly every armed group, be it a regular army or terrorists, separatists, revolutionaries, and criminals (if they can) use an AK-47? Is it because of the cost or the ease of availability? Is it because it is easy to use or is it the reliability? It is all of them.
He was a wounded tank sergeant at the time when he invented the AK-47.
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It incorporates the best features of American M1 Garand/M1 carbine, John Browning designed Remington Model 8 rifle, and the German Sturmgewehr 44.
But a very good shooter can hit a target at 800 meters.
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Technically, one cannot save oneself from being hit by an AK-47 bullet if they are hiding behind the door of a car.
The average price of the firearm was USD 559 in 2000, USD 425 in 1995, and USD 448 in 1990.
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It covers the history of the AK-47 to its ubiquitous presence and answers why it is so integral to civil wars all over the world.
And that is just the legal figure.
A fully loaded rifle weighs just 3.1 kg.
This is why you see pictures of IS children wielding AK-47s.
They went for AK-47 solely because of its reliability.
You will be surprised to know that it also manufactures commercial motor vehicles.
It was formerly known as Izhevsk Machinebuilding Plant or IZHMASH – a weapons manufacturing factory founded by Tsar Alexander I.
Selective fire means that a shooter can switch from single-fire mode to automatic mode with the click of a trigger.
Immerse it in water, sand or mud, an AK-47 will still function.
And this video by Vickers Tactical gives us a quick look at how an AK-74 loads and fires a projectile. An AK-74 is one of the many variants of AK-47. The loading and discharge of bullets is the same an AK-47 and an AK-74.