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AK-47 Or AR-15

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by johndeeere1979, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. johndeeere1979

    johndeeere1979 Well-Known Member

    Looking to buy a AK or Build a AR-15. If you could pick which one would you take.
  2. Patrick_Henry

    Patrick_Henry Well-Known Member

    What are you planning to do with it?
  3. Bazooka Joe71

    Bazooka Joe71 Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. ckay

    ckay Well-Known Member

    I'd buy an AR and then an AK.
  5. Kenpo

    Kenpo Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. MrAcheson

    MrAcheson Well-Known Member

    Well I have built an AR and I don't own an AK. So I guess that lays out my priorities.
  7. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN member

    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:
  8. Nomad101bc

    Nomad101bc Well-Known Member

    Ohhh no, not another one of these threads...Might as well have asked 1911 or Glock.
  9. Kenpo

    Kenpo Well-Known Member

    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? ;)
  10. Acheron

    Acheron Well-Known Member

    Why are you asking us what we would get?

    Get what you want. Enough said.
  11. MikeH

    MikeH Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. MIL-DOT

    MIL-DOT member

    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
  13. Starship1st

    Starship1st Well-Known Member

    If you can afford it get both. I like both of them (myself) but right now can only afford the AK.:cool:
  14. O.S.O.K.

    O.S.O.K. Well-Known Member

    Add another


    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.
  15. wdlsguy

    wdlsguy Well-Known Member

    AK, because 7.62x39 is cheaper and much more plentiful than 5.56x45 right now.
  16. CajunTim

    CajunTim Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. kcmarine

    kcmarine Well-Known Member

    Two different animals.


  18. JWarren

    JWarren Well-Known Member

    Not everyone has to worry about overpenetration.

    -- John
  19. Hoppy590

    Hoppy590 Well-Known Member

    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.

    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.
  20. Wopasaurus

    Wopasaurus Well-Known Member


    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.

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