Thursday, October 21, 2010


According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, there have been enough AK-47's produced to provide one for every 70 people on Earth. At that rate there should be 4.3 million of them in the United States.. Some of these are hardly more than jewelery, presentation models made for Saddam Hussein out of gold. Others were blown to bits by B-52's in the 'Nam.

Still, that leaves millions upon millions of them were issued, or sold or even given away to soldiers, revolutionaries, and regular folks all over the world. Every gun make has to choose between reliability and accuracy. Given that the AK-47 was often issued to poorly trained troops and untrained militias, reliability was the primary concern. A thirty round magazine give the would be terrorist a lot of firepower at close range.

While there are certainly far less than 4.3 million AK-47 assault rifles in the USA, there are large numbers of them. Terrorists who come here from other nations may bring them or my purchase them here. Can you face a suspect with an AK? Your patrol rifle will probably out range the AK and you probably have a more accurate weapon. Distance is your friend, so don't engage close. If you have to engage close, your shotgun may be a good alternative to the patrol rifle and certainly is better than your handgun; that's what the SGT Says.


Bob G. said...

There's also a LOT of SKS rifles out here, and while only semi=-auto, they crank out the same round as the AK, and you can get a 20 rd mag for the SKS.
The SKS is a LOT cheaper to acquire, as well.

Now, I like the 12 ga. rifled slug in my shotgun, but it has the down-side of giving you ONE fixed round downrange, as opposed to "0" shot and the spread patern.

If you're a decent shot WITH that shotgun, you CAN drop damn near anything with that 1 oz. slug.
No larger round except a .50 cal out there.

Have yourself a great weekend.

Roll safe out there.

Bob G. said...

That was SUPPOSED to read "00" shot.
(dang keyboard)


Protect_and_Serve said...

"Can you face a suspect with an AK?"

Been there, done that. Would rather not do it again.

Bunkermeister said...

Yes, there are many similar weapons that are out there that we have to watch out for, but this one is very common all over the world.

Thank you for your service P&S.

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Bye SGT.

Bunkermeister said...

Thanks Mario.