The Avtomat Kalashnikova (or AK47 if you prefer) is a selective-fire, gas operated 7.62mm assault rifle, designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov. The AK is easy to manufacture and cheaper to make than most assault rifles, making it easy for terrorist and guerilla factions worldwide. The AK47 was designed between 1944-1946 and came into service in 1949. The AK is a tough gun, as it is resistent to dirt and corrosion. It can withstand almost anything. If you ran it over with a truck, you could pickit up and it would work perfectly. It is one of the most smuggled firearms in the world. In some regions of the world, Ak's are sold at an extremely low price. To sum this up, the AK is an extremely reliable gun that is relatively cheap and is excellent for many situations.
During a sandstorm in a small Arabian village...

Terrorist (with an Uzi): Put your f***ing hands up!
Civilian: No.
Terrorist: (Tries to fire uzi at civillian, but sand clogs it up)
Civilian: (Pulls out AK47 and the sand doesn't affect the AK)
Terrorist: Oh crap.
Civilian: (Shoots terrorist)

I have to put Avtomat Kalashnikova 1947 in here so UD will accept it.
by Matt from Oz September 23, 2009

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