The AK-47 is superior to the M16
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Nothing was said about balancing a fight, I am arguing that the gun by itself is better. I also never said "much more superior", which implies that having an AK-47 means automatic victory, I simply said superior.
"What it really comes down to is not the weapon, but the person you give it to."
I agree, but that is irrelevant, because we are discussing the quality and characteristics of the gun itself, not the training of those using it.
First off, the AK-47 is smaller than the M16, meaning it is more mobile and is very easy to use. Children can be taught how to take apart, put together and use an AK-47 in an hour because it only has 8 moving parts. Next, the AK-47 round (7.9 g) is over twice as heavy as the M16 (3.6 grams) which means it will cause more damage. The AK-47 also (as Con mentioned) much cheaper. An AK-47 costs $150 on average while an M16 costs around $670 per unit. This means that you can arm over 4 times as many people with an AK as you can with an M16 for the same price, without sacrificing performance. The penetration of an AK-47 (74 cm through ballistic gelatin) is almost twice as high as the M16 (38 cm through ballistic gelatin), meaning that the AK-47 is more effective against armored targets than the M16.
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Vote Placed by travis18352 2 years ago
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