News Compares AR-15 with AK-47

The AR-15 and the AK-47 are two of the most recognizable and widely used weapons in the world. One has become the symbol of America’s gun control debates while the other is associated with world conflicts dating back to the late 1940s.

On the surface, the weapons appear to simply have a few minor cosmetic differences. However, the variations between the AR-15 and the AK-47 go far beyond looks. For example, the maximum effective range for an AK-47 is 200 yards less than the AR-15.

The retailer recently launched the AK-47 vs. AR-15 infographic to showcase the major differences between the rifle platforms. The infographic gives a side-by-side comparison and lets the readers draw their own conclusions on which weapon can be viewed as superior. It includes a map that shows where each weapon’s military usage is popular throughout the world.

The infographic in its entirety can be viewed on Readers are encouraged to leave a comment with their personal views on the weapons at the bottom of the page.


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