View Poll Results: Which jobs does an AK-47 do better?

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  • Hunting (small game)

    8 26.67%
  • Hunting (large game)

    11 36.67%
  • Carrying with you for self-defense

    6 20.00%
  • Keeping in the home for self-defense

    11 36.67%
  • A fun day at the shooting range

    20 66.67%
  • Fending off the police/feds in a shootout

    14 46.67%
  • Killing as many people as possible before you are stopped

    10 33.33%
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Thread: In Which Case Would You Rather Have an AK-47?

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    In Which Case Would You Rather Have an AK-47?

    To complete a task, you are offered a choice between a Smith&Wesson 9mm automatic and an AK-47. In which cases would you wish to use the latter in order to get the job done quickly and easily?
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    Re: In Which Case Would You Rather Have an AK-47?

    I chose "hunting large game", not because it is quicker or easier, but because chicks would probably be really impressed by that.

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    Re: In Which Case Would You Rather Have an AK-47?

    Quote Originally Posted by Edify_Always_In_All_Ways View Post
    To complete a task, you are offered a choice between a Smith&Wesson 9mm automatic and an AK-47. In which cases would you wish to use the latter in order to get the job done quickly and easily?
    Setting aside any notion of context or history as to why I might be doing those various activities (like shooting at police ) and simply matching the tool to the task, I would go with the AK in every event except domestic/home self defense.

    IMO, any rifle is ill suited for close range combat because:
    • It's size is cumbersome when slicing the pie inside a building;
    • It's power creates the extreme risk of passing through a target hit at close range, then passing through the wall behind the target (which is nothing more than an inch or less of sheet rock and some loose insulation) and hitting an innocent person on the other side.


    Having said that, however, the MP-5 can be loaded with 9mm hollow point, the same as a pistol, and might be suited for close combat...but you didn't give the MP5 as an option, only the AK which, again, is way over powered for that task.

    In all other situations I would prefer the AK over the pistol, even when hunting small game due to the increase in range and accuracy of the AK over the S&W 9mm.
    Last edited by Jerry; 04-27-09 at 08:12 PM.

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    Re: In Which Case Would You Rather Have an AK-47?

    As an after thought, I'm likely to go with anything over the S&W because S&W are sell-outs to gun controle. S&W lost my buisness when they decided to support manditory biometric locks for all firearms, and prempted the legislation pending at the time with firearms featuring biometric locks.

    The thing was....is...that all such biometric locks can be perminantly locked by the manufacturer, rendering the weapon usless.

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    Re: In Which Case Would You Rather Have an AK-47?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    As an after thought, I'm likely to go with anything over the S&W because S&W are sell-outs to gun controle. S&W lost my buisness when they decided to support manditory biometric locks for all firearms, and prempted the legislation pending at the time with firearms featuring biometric locks.

    The thing was....is...that all such biometric locks can be perminantly locked by the manufacturer, rendering the weapon usless.
    What if it were a Colt, or some other gun from a maker that hasn't sold out?
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    Re: In Which Case Would You Rather Have an AK-47?

    Since a gun is nothing but a tool suited to specific purposes, the poll is meaningless.

    While necessity has prompted me to use a flat-tipped screwdriver to pry out the occasional phillips screw, the screw, and often the screwdriver, is useless afterward.

    I have resorted to using a sledge hammer to nudging nails out of the way, but that's not very effective. I suspect an AK-47 would work better. But then again, I generally use the big hamers to knock the walls down, and AK-47 are good at making the perforated edges, but someone still has to tear the coupon out, right?

    However, when someone is shooting a gun at someone, the general idea is to render the target permanently useless, so in most of the cases listed, the AK-47 would be adequate to the chosen task.

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    Re: In Which Case Would You Rather Have an AK-47?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Since a gun is nothing but a tool suited to specific purposes, the poll is meaningless.

    While necessity has prompted me to use a flat-tipped screwdriver to pry out the occasional phillips screw, the screw, and often the screwdriver, is useless afterward.

    I have resorted to using a sledge hammer to nudging nails out of the way, but that's not very effective. I suspect an AK-47 would work better. But then again, I generally use the big hamers to knock the walls down, and AK-47 are good at making the perforated edges, but someone still has to tear the coupon out, right?

    However, when someone is shooting a gun at someone, the general idea is to render the target permanently useless, so in most of the cases listed, the AK-47 would be adequate to the chosen task.
    The problem with an AK-47, though, is that often the general idea is to render only the target useless. If you're worried at all about hitting innocents, it's not a good choice.
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    Re: In Which Case Would You Rather Have an AK-47?

    What's behind this poll & thread?

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    Re: In Which Case Would You Rather Have an AK-47?

    Hunting big game. If I see a herd of deer I can set it to fully auto and cut down the entire deer herd and fill all my friends tags. This will give us more time to drink beer at the lodge....
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    Re: In Which Case Would You Rather Have an AK-47?

    Hunting big game.
    In Africa it's mostly the poachers who use things like AK-47 on elephants / rhino / hippos or even lions.

    There's no sport in that - it's like the fisherman who chucks explosives into a river to catch his fish.

    I'd be happy to have an AK-47 for days at the gun-range.. although not for its accuracy.

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