AK-47 Or AR-15


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johndeeere1979
March 8, 2008, 04:36 PM
Looking to buy a AK or Build a AR-15. If you could pick which one would you take.

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Patrick_Henry
March 8, 2008, 04:39 PM
What are you planning to do with it?

Bazooka Joe71
March 8, 2008, 04:44 PM
I've never given it much thought.:rolleyes:



The answer is quite simple...Get BOTH!




But if I had to choose, I'd go with the AR hands down.

ckay
March 8, 2008, 04:48 PM
I'd buy an AR and then an AK.

Kenpo
March 8, 2008, 05:04 PM
Decisions, decisions. I was having the same trouble... looking at Noveske, LMT or LWRC and looking at the numbers. Really wanted a dead nuts reliable weapon. Then I thought, I could get two Saiga's, do the conversions and buy 1000 rounds for the price of one of those AR's. I need to make more money.

MrAcheson
March 8, 2008, 05:09 PM
Well I have built an AR and I don't own an AK. So I guess that lays out my priorities.

H2O MAN
March 8, 2008, 05:11 PM
It took time, but I now own a Norinco type 56S-1 and a Colt LE 6920.
I purchased the AK long before I settled on an AR.

The AR is a more refined, user friendly platform ... get one of each when you can :cool:

Nomad101bc
March 8, 2008, 05:11 PM
Ohhh no, not another one of these threads...Might as well have asked 1911 or Glock.

Kenpo
March 8, 2008, 05:20 PM
Ohhh no, not another one of these threads...Might as well have asked 1911 or Glock.

Is the .40 cal the best of both worlds, or a just a marginal compromise with less stopping power than a .45 and more recoil than a 9mm? ;)

Acheron
March 8, 2008, 05:29 PM
Why are you asking us what we would get?


Get what you want. Enough said.

MikeH
March 8, 2008, 05:37 PM
Get both!!! The ban is coming! The ban is coming :D

Seriously, if I can only pick one, I'd get the AR. It is more flexible as a gun platform. Depending on what upper you put on, it can go from short-range tacticool fun to long-range precision shooting.

MIL-DOT
March 8, 2008, 05:58 PM
Kenpo had the right idea.....get TWO saigas,convert them,and buy a big load of ammo. I like the AR just fine, qualified "expert" with one as a U'S. Marine 20-odd years ago. My first gun purchase was back then as well,while stationed at Camp pendleton, a car-15 that i still have. But i LOVE my AK's,& have several now, and my favorite is my coverted saiga. Can't beat $249 for an all Rusky AK, plus cases of good ammo for under $200,delivered !!
"You can hear me now, or listen to me later..." :D

Starship1st
March 8, 2008, 05:59 PM
If you can afford it get both. I like both of them (myself) but right now can only afford the AK.:cool:

O.S.O.K.
March 8, 2008, 06:02 PM
"both"

But if I could only have one of them, I'd go with an AK-74 (5.45x39) and then buy as much Bulgarian 5.45x39 as I could. It's available at $118/1080 round case. Can't beat it. And the 74's are usualy pretty accurate (2-3" groups at 100 yards).

5.56 is really expensive and there is no way it'll be getting cheaper in the near (next several years) future.

wdlsguy
March 8, 2008, 07:08 PM
AK, because 7.62x39 is cheaper and much more plentiful than 5.56x45 right now.

CajunTim
March 8, 2008, 07:43 PM
It all depends on what you want them for. I would assume for plinking and maybe some home defense. Neither makes a great home defense weapons because of over penetration. Now I have never heard of anyone being killed by over penetration.

Anyways the AK is better for closer situations if needed, the AR has more distance now I like the AR chambered in .308.

kcmarine
March 8, 2008, 07:49 PM
Two different animals.



BUY BOTH


:D:D:D

JWarren
March 8, 2008, 08:05 PM
Neither makes a great home defense weapons because of over penetration.

Not everyone has to worry about overpenetration.


-- John

Hoppy590
March 8, 2008, 09:17 PM
Now I have never heard of anyone being killed by over penetration.

then you need to listen up more. people shoot trough their walls and floors and kill or wound their family or neighbors on a weekly basis.

Anyways the AK is better for closer situations if needed, the AR has more distance now I like the AR chambered in .308.
ok, il bite. how is the ak better for close range?
and you know you can get the AK/PSL in calibers up to, and including .308. 7.62X54r and 8mm Mauser.

Wopasaurus
March 8, 2008, 09:33 PM
Both.

I got my AK a couple years ago. First gun I've ever owned. I love it, and it's easily my favorite gun. Yugo Underfolder... amazing.

Now that that's been said, I just put a downpayment on an M4 style AR. :)

I can't say this enough. Get both while you can. And at least if you happen to really like one over the other, if/when they get banned, sell it and make your money back from both rifles.

MechAg94
March 8, 2008, 09:42 PM
The easy answer is to buy both.

It really depends on what you want. If you want a good semi-auto that you can stock up ammo for, the AK-74 suggestion isn't bad, but a basic AK with ammo will be cheaper all together. You can get a Yugo AK plus a case of ammo for the cost of the average AR.

An AR will be easier to shoot accurately and it will likely be a lot more customizable if you want add-ons, mounts, optics, and such.

I would bring up hunting also since my brother mentioned someone telling him he ought to come to their land and kill some hogs. I just got through spending some time this weekend sighting in the Kobra red dot sight on my 7.62 AK. I figure it would make a better hog gun than my AR or my .223 AK.

So get what you want, but think about what you will likely do with it.

High Planes Drifter
March 8, 2008, 09:59 PM
Buy the AK now, and an AR lower reciever. The lower will run you $100- $150; then you can take your time and buy an upper reciever when you get up some more dough. But by doing this way, you will have both in case of a ban next year.

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