The Appeal of AR-15, AK47s, Assault rifles in general?

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    assault is an action, but an assault rifle is a device. It is a term that describes a specific tool, that few of us have. It is a select fire rifle chambered for a round that falls between normal rifle and pistol caliber. But then, I think that has already been said. If I assault you with a Stevens 200, it still isn't an assault rifle, just a rifle that was used in an assault. The action has nothing to do with the machine.
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    The AR-15 or Ak-47 are the most common rifles in the world! How could you get a more "regular rifle"? Go to your local gun club and watch a AR-15 competition, they are fun and take A LOT of skill and practice. The AR-15 is one of the most versatile rifles out there and can be anything from a pistol to a long range masterpiece. I'm really glad to hear you ask, rather than assume. I always wonder why shoot a old blackpowder gun like they used in the old days. Then I went and shot one.......just cool!!! I'd like to make one now.
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    My AK47 just simply works, no matter what type of ammo or AK mags I use. It's definitely my first choice in a SHTF rifle. The simplicity of use and ease of cleaning just makes it so much better, and is fairly accurate out to 300 yards, plus they're just fun to shoot. I also personally think its a great looking gun too!


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    Quote Originally Posted by spyderdude View Post
    My AK47 just simply works, no matter what type of ammo or AK mags I use. It's definitely my first choice in a SHTF rifle. The simplicity of use and ease of cleaning just makes it so much better, and is fairly accurate out to 300 yards, plus they're just fun to shoot. I also personally think its a great looking gun too!
    Exactly...

    Plus, they are exotic; that's the reason why I own an NDM-86 in 308. Sure a G3 clone would have been cheaper and done essentially the same thing but an SVD is just sexier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyderdude View Post
    My AK47 just simply works, no matter what type of ammo or AK mags I use. It's definitely my first choice in a SHTF rifle. The simplicity of use and ease of cleaning just makes it so much better, and is fairly accurate out to 300 yards, plus they're just fun to shoot. I also personally think its a great looking gun too!

    Nice Romy!
    They(AK's) do look great, don't they!
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    I love my AK.

    You ever notice how it looks so benign when you don't have a magazine in it?

    But when you do put a 30 rounder in. . . .well. . . .it looks sinister.

    That was enough for me to buy mine.

    Definitely my go to gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulG View Post
    I love my AK.

    You ever notice how it looks so benign when you don't have a magazine in it?

    But when you do put a 30 rounder in. . . .well. . . .it looks sinister.

    That was enough for me to buy mine.

    Definitely my go to gun.

    Oh, yes. I made myself wait a couple of months to be sure it wasn't an impulse buy, but after the first trip to the range with it, I wish I'd gotten an AK a looong time ago - fun and really solid feeling, even if it's a lowly WASR-10. Makes me almost wish I lived out in the country so I could have a truck to throw it in the back of... here in the city I don't think it'd be a good idea to have in the trunk though, might give the PD the wrong idea if I got stopped!


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    Quote Originally Posted by xsquidgator View Post
    Oh, yes. I made myself wait a couple of months to be sure it wasn't an impulse buy, but after the first trip to the range with it, I wish I'd gotten an AK a looong time ago - fun and really solid feeling, even if it's a lowly WASR-10. Makes me almost wish I lived out in the country so I could have a truck to throw it in the back of... here in the city I don't think it'd be a good idea to have in the trunk though, might give the PD the wrong idea if I got stopped!

    Love the picture. Looks exactly like mine.

    As for giving the PD the wrong idea, you're right there. I read recently where a lot of different officers had inquired about the posibility of having an AK as their patrol rifle but were told that it looks too much like a terrorists weapon and would probably upset the citizenry.

    Guess I'll just have to learn to limit my AK use to the range.
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    I am in the market for a AR-15 to use as a SHTF weapon. I will get it sometime before GW is out of office!
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