The AK-47 is a rugged piece that functions well after being immersed in mud, sand or water. The rifle is gas-operated and adjustable between semi-automatic and full automatic. The trigger guard is large enough to accommodate gloved hands, and the rifle can be disassembled into manageable parts.
The gun's maker, Mikhail Kalashnikov, was a Russian gunsmith who was tasked with creating a gun with the mechanics of a submachine gun and the power of a rifle. He debuted the AK-47 rifle in 1947, and it was subsequently adopted by the Soviet army in 1949. The gun has since become popular among armies, militias and guerrilla fighters around the world.Learn more about Outdoor Adventure