In my last post, I discussed some facets of our M4 platform, so I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the red team workhorse, the AK Family of weapons.

Like our M16/M4 Series, the Russian’s have been busy modernizing and trying to stay current over the years.  Without a doubt, the AK and varients outnumber any other weapon system in the world, including ours.  For that reason if no other, it deserves a solid look at what brought it to the level of success it has seen in the world, and we will look at where that platform is moving in the future.

I personally believe everyone should be familiar with the AK platform because it is the most encountered weapon we face in opposition, and dismissing it as an effective weapon system could be a lethal mistake.

Iraqi Kalashnikov