AR versus AK

Things the AR has done that the AK just couldn’t stand up to or stop:
  • Killed Osama bin Laden
  • Won the ground war against the Taliban
  • Won the ground war against the Iraqi Republican Army
  • Won the ground war against the Balkans
  • Won the ground war in Kuwait and Iraq against the Iraqi Army
  • Won the battle that got Noriega
  • Won the ground war in Grenada
  • Israel used it against its enemies from the early 70’s to the late 90’s
  • Killed a lot more Vietcong than Vietcong killed Americans
The AR-15:
  • Is about 3X more accurate from 50 – 300 yards
  • It is about as reliable if lubricated properly
  • The hand guards don’t start smoking after 100 rounds of rapid fire
  • The stamped steel parts don’t fail sending the bolt into your forehead / face
  • It was designed for warriors by aerospace engineers, and wasn’t built to the lowest common denominator of user
  • Changing the barrel takes 10-15 minutes vs having to find a huge press to push out a pin once you shoot the barrel out.
AR Attributes:
  • Lighter
  • More accurate
  • Reliable
  • Effective
  • Low Recoil
  • Easy to repair
  • Can carry more ammo due to weight
  • Round fragments and creates LARGE permanent wound cavities
  • Good 2.5 MOA ammo can be had for $0.31 per round
AK Attributes:
  • Heavier
  • 3X less Accurate
  • Can’t carry as many rounds due to weight
  • Reliable
  • Good quality rifles cost significantly more
  • Round effective as .30-30 Win
  • Difficult to repair without access to large pieces of machinery
  • Higher recoil
  • Good 2.5 MOA ammo can’t be found for under $1.00 per round

Consider this: The AR is a platform that professionals use effectively to destroy professional AK shooters. The AK is a platform that anyone can pull the trigger and send rounds down range. The AK is a platform that professionals haven’t been able to use effectively vs the AR professional.

Is there a better rifle pattern out there than the AR? Probably, possibly, maybe, but the US Department of Defense has been searching for 25 years and still hasn’t found one. I may be a bit biased, but the information is true. 😉