In last couple of days I had a discussion with a "genius", someone who has never shot a rifle and he neither handled one. Incredibly, he has a very clear ideas about the M16 and the AK47-even if he doesn't know what are the AR and the AK platforms. Here is what this "expert" said: AK 47 -You cannot hit anything with an AK 47 at 100m(110 yds)-neither in semiauto. -The AK is not a reliable weapon:It is all about a strong scam propaganda. -The AK is unacceptably heavy-maybe the heavier rifle of its type -The AK is not a durable weapon:The scam propaganda hits again. -The AK is an old and obsolete weapon that cannot be upgraded and it shouldn't be used by any army -The only advantage the rifle offers is cost effectiveness and almost acceptable reliability. He's opinion is based on the following: -He watched many tv shows where they said that the AK is pure crap -Question:If the AK is so good, why the whole western world didn't adopt it?(It looks that he forgot about things like the Cold War, etc.) M16 -The M16 is just a plastic toy that shoots live ammo. -The M16 is incredibly unreliable. -You need to be Nobel-award-winning scientist to learn how to use a M16. -The M16's ammo (5,56x45 NATO) is the best ammo out there. -The only good thing the rifle may offer it is its accuracy and weight. -You can break it by throwing it on the floor He's opinion is based on the following: -He talked to many friends who say that the M16 is just an expensive toy. -He has made his own research on the web, HE KNOWS THE TRUTH. As you can imagine in his (not-so-modest) opinion, both AK and AR supporters and fans are just stupid morrons that spread lies around. What do you think about it?