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Why is it alot of Americans hate the Russian AK?

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Old 03-03-2012, 03:43 AM   #1
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Default Why is it alot of Americans hate the Russian AK?

I do not understand why a lot of Americans hate the AK. I'm not asking for smart remarks or anything related in only asking for opinions and the reasoning behind them. A lot of people I see on here try to compare the AK to the AR which doesn't make any sense at all to me it's like comparing a BMW to a deuce and a half. Or a gas mask to a respirator and so on and so forth. I understand every country takes pride in the firearms it manufactures but that does not give you any reason to put another country down because it's firearm is not the most accurate. Thank you all take care
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:51 AM   #2
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I can only speak for myself but I like the AK family a lot and believe they are very capable rifles.

I feel both are very comparable as they serve the same purpose.

There are misconceptions about both firearms. One being the AKs accuracy in its intended capacity nad the reliability/ruggedness of the AR.
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In my circles, Russian rifles are all aces...
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I think most of the people that talk smack about the AK, would probably still agree that it is at least a reliable gun.

That's how I am with GLOCK. Can't stand the damn things, but I'll say in a heart beat "At least it works"
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Maybe because they have been shot at by someone wielding one?

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I think they are fine pieces of machinery for what they are designed for. But I really don't care to own one primarily for what they stand for. For anyone older than 30, the AK is the personification of communist aggression.

I know... I know. It's just a machine. It's still got that stigma.

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Originally Posted by canebrake
Maybe because they have been shot at by someone wielding one?
I agree with this wholely....still a good gun. To me that stuttering rattle is a sound i can do wo. Im like trip-hate glocks w a passion but hey if thats what floats your cheerios then go for it.

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Originally Posted by canebrake View Post
Maybe because they have been shot at by someone wielding one?

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To The OP. I own, enjoy, and respect both systems for what they are.
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I think it's because the media and sort of our own government have made it the bad guy gun, you always see the bad guys with them. From terrorist to gang bangers, I think the reason a lot of people compare the two is it seems like they're always going head to head against each other in almost any war or conflict. Me personally I prefer the AK to the AR I just like the feel better, also where I go camping and hunting I don't need to shoot 200 yards the longest shot I've had was 90 at the max, they're reliable, powerful, and hard as hell to break.

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Here's my shake. I think the people who dis like the AK like the FNFAL, HK91, witch are superior battle rifles. What people like that fail to realize is I can put an AK in the hands of 4-5 solders for every FN prob more for every HK. It's this that makes the AK so dangerous, and the fact that they just won't quit.
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