Originally Posted by FullautoUSA
If I were talking about the AK pattern of rifle as a whole I would say AK, if I were talking about an AK pattern rifle in 7.62x39mm I would say AK-47, if I were talking about a specific AK-47 I would say (for example) an Arsenal SLR-107UR, if that bothers you I'm sorry.
It doesn't bother me.It is not a problem to me, and there is nothing you should be sorry for till you express your opinion and beliefs.I'm just trying to tell you that this kind of things can be misleading(That's why an expert would never call ''AK 47'' every rifle which is AK pattern and is in 7.62).
Even Kalashnikov turned angry during an interview when a journalist called his brand new AK 103 ''AK 47''(It was in 1993, and Kalashnikov turned angry because of the journalist's ignorance and absence of preparation regarding the point/topic of the conversation).
Do you want to be taken seriously(I mean in any environment)?
Use the proper synthax.You know the model?Then use it.You know the caliber but not the model?Then say AK 7.62x39.
Honestly:When I was just a begginer, I was used to call AK 47 all of them.Then, on the field, I turned expert because I figured out what's a difference between each other and what rifle lets you ''get the job done''.
AK 47 was just the beginning,this family of rifles has much more to offer.
Anyway...Thanks for your comments and for presenting your beliefs.