AK-47 Copycats? Why There So Many Variants of This Famous Gun

February 19, 2021 Topic: Security Blog Brand: The Reboot Tags: AK-47StG-44Zastava M70NATORussia

AK-47 Copycats? Why There So Many Variants of This Famous Gun

The AK-47 is one of the best and most reliable weapons ever made.

Like its predecessor, the Finnish Rk 62 was able to achieve 1 MOA accuracy, making it extremely accurate for a general-issue service rifle. It serves in the Finnish military to this day, and is currently being modernized and is expected to serve until 2035.

Charlie Gao studied political and computer science at Grinnell College and is a frequent commentator on defense and national-security issues. This first appeared earlier and is being reposted due to reader interest.

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