AK-47 VS AR-15
Exactly one hundred years have passed since the birth of Mikhail Kalashnikov, creator of the AK-47, the deadliest and most widely produced weapon in the 20th century. At present, there are more than 100 million AK-47s worldwide. Since the end of World War II, debates surrounding the relative benefits of Russian AKs and American AR-15s (the platforms on which the main US rifles were created, including the M16 and M4) have been raging endlessly. Meanwhile, if you love to hunt at night by using AR-15, we suggest you buy some of the best night scopes for AR 15.
The question of which is better and in what fighting situations, is answered in the Russian Beyond conversation with the active Spetsnaz command involved in open and secret counter-terrorism operations in Russia and abroad.
There is no weapon in the world that can surpass the Kalashnikov assault rifle (AK) in many ways, especially its reliability.
However, AK is not as accurate and as economical as the US and German rifles. Its main advantages are ease of production, operation, maximum reliability. However, when we carry out missions to several “pesky countries,” we always use AK. The reason is simple: we are 100 percent sure that it will work.
What’s more, the probability of an AK target – which makes it more desirable compared to other “foreign” weapons – is very acceptable when shooting at close range (up to 200 meters). Whether you shoot or not depends solely on your level of training and your ability to operate in stressful situations when enemy bullets fly toward you.
“Kalash” will never surpass AR-15 in terms of accuracy and ergonomics. When shooting at long range (600 – 700 meters), we always take sniper rifles based on the AR-15 platform. The reason is simple: Russia does not produce high-level weapons that allow special forces to carry out their duties at such distances.
In addition to accuracy, another added value for “American” weapons is its adaptability – you can choose the butt, handle, aim, and forestock (bottom of the butt), as well as trigger sensitivity settings that can be adjusted to taste.
In addition, the AR-15 platform’s recoil is far less than the AK’s. The beat hits you right on the shoulder, and the shotgun jumps a lot less when shooting