I'll take the AK.
This is a discussion on Going into battle within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; If you were going into battle would you rather have the reliable AK or the more accurate AR...
If you were going into battle would you rather have the reliable AK or the more accurate AR
I'll take the AK.
Chris - P95
NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.
"To own a gun and assume that you are armed
is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."
http://www.rkba-2a.com/ - a portal for 2A links, articles and some videos.
I'd take the AR. I can never get a good cheek weld on an AK.
Besides AR's are pretty reliable.
I only picked AR because FN-FAL isn't an option
Last edited by pgrass101; February 22nd, 2007 at 04:37 PM. Reason: Bones gave me the idea
A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.
Taking the AK.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
-- Theodore Roosevelt --
I'm picking the AR over the AK. Only hits count. I'm not into spraying a lot of bullets indiscriminately all around. Just interested in hitting.
Actually I'd really rather have an M14! And I do, a Springfield Armory M1A Scout Squad with Aimpoint 2X Red Dot Scope.
"There is no such thing as too much ammo. Unless you're swimming!"
AR, as I'm a lefty and that effectively rules out the AK series. But, I'm generally for 100% reliability as the first criterion of any weapon (which would dictate an AK).
So. Guess you could say I'm between a rock and a hard place. (Got a Stag AR in December, BTW. Nice shooter.)
I voted AR, don't have an AK.
We will be much better off when we learn to deal with things as they really are, instead of how we wish them to be!
AK- extremely reliable, 7.62 round (bigger hole)
AR- reliable, smaller bullet, more accurate
I would say for military operations where you are usually shooting longer distances than CQC I would go for the AR since it is still reliable. Tough choice though, can't really go wrong with either...
Althogh if you have an AK you shouldn't have a problem using the enemies ammo :)
I voted AK for 4 reasons.
1 I have an AK
2 I don't have an AR
3 The AKs well known reputation for absolute reliability under the worst conditions.
4 I like the way they look. It's so ugly it's beautiful.
"Some people go to bed with Lucifer..........then cry, cry, cry when they don't greet the day with God."
I'll take a AR over any day of the week and 2 times on saturday.
I work in a gun store part time, and we rent a Bushy M4 forgery style AR with a Aimpoint Comp M3 on top.
We also have 2 WASR centruys for rent.
These three guns see more rent time then any other rentals in the store. They where bought at the same time. They have Never been cleaned. AFTER 10,000's of the thousands of rounds the AR is still running strong, no parts replaced on this gun from what I can remember. The AK's have are starting to show alot of wear on them, we have replaced trigger groups on both of them, a magazine catch that wouldn't drop the mag at all, and one had I think a piston crap out. How that even happened I have no idea!!!The accuracy is starting to slowly dwindle. We rent these guns for 25 dollars a pop so there is no $ or logic to have them cleaned. After one week they pay for them selves over and over again.
After seeing this I would have to say AR. The newer AR's are extrememly reliable. We don't even oil our rental. I take that back I remember one weekend one of the employees picked it up and his hands turned black he grabbed some Paper towels and a small bottle of Mil tech and put some oil on the bolt carrier, closed it up with his pinkies (similiar to like a smelly dirty sock) and put it on the shelf as if non to the wiser.
Last edited by Rob99VMI04; February 22nd, 2007 at 05:14 PM.
clean that thing would take what 2 days, with that much crap in,on, under, ontop of, caked, and glued in every orfice. Labor to clean it would be close to 150 dollars in man hours. let alone the time it is down when it could be used for rent.
As long as its a quality AR like an RRA, Colt or Bushmaster... I'll take that.