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AK vs AR And What Kind Of Damage They Both Do To Steel Plate Targets

Here we have a simple test, an AK-47 versus an AR-15 and what damage either weapon will do to some steel plate targets. And yes, I understand that the AR-15 has a smaller round than the AK so no…it’s not an “apples to apples” comparison. That’s not the point, it’s just a simple test to see what each round is capable of doing. Since neither of the weapons in the video below, have a fire selector switch, they’re civilian versions that will only fire in semi-automatic. This video posted on YouTube in July of 2012, it has garnered just under 3.5 million views and that’s pretty darn good.

About both weapons courtesy of Wikipedia:

The ArmaLite AR-15 is a selective-fire, 5.56×45mm, air-cooled, gas-operated, magazine-fed rifle, with a rotating bolt and straight-line recoil design. It was designed above all else to be a lightweight assault rifle, and to fire a new lightweight, high velocity small caliber cartridge to allow the soldier to carry more ammunition. It was based on the Armalite AR-10 rifle. After modifications (most notably, the charging handle was re-located from under the carrying handle like AR-10 to the rear of the receiver), the new redesigned rifle was subsequently adopted by the United States military as the M16 Rifle, which went into production in March 1964.The Armalite AR-15 is the parent of a variety of AR-15 variants.

The AK-47, or AK as it is officially known (also known as the Kalashnikov) is a selective-fire (semi-automatic and automatic), gas-operated 7.62×39 mm assault rifle, developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov. It is officially known in the Soviet documentation as Avtomat Kalashnikova (Russian: Автомат Калашникова). Design work on the AK-47 began in the last year of World War II (1945). In 1946, the AK-47 was presented for official military trials, and in 1948, the fixed-stock version was introduced into active service with selected units of the Soviet Army. An early development of the design was the AKS (S—Skladnoy or “folding”), which was equipped with an underfolding metal shoulder stock. In the spring of 1949, the AK-47 was officially accepted by the Soviet Armed Forces and used by the majority of the member states of the Warsaw Pact.

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