Everything google pulls up seems dedicated to the internals and proving that Kalashnikov plagiarized some ideas from the STG because they are visually similar; but from the perspective of a user how do they compare? I've never held one, and the only company I know maybe making them has had them up for pre-order since I last checked in about 6 years ago so I'm not holding my breath on any rifles actually being delivered... But how do they stack up? Obviously the AK lived on long enough to still be ubitquitous to this day while the STG44 was never adopted by any nation after the dissolution of the whermacht; but it's not like any allied nations were rushing to intermediate cartridge rifles except maybe the British who like the Russians preferred domestic designs. Was there some critical flaw with the Sturmgewher or was it just politics?