Did you know that 4 in 5 of the 9 million rifles produced in Russia between 1949 and 1959 were AK-47s? And that 1 in 5 of the 2 million rifles manufactured in the United States of America in this last decade were AR-15s?
Believe us, these numbers mean a lot of weapons, which are scattered all over the planet in the hands of armies, mercenaries and criminals, among others. Due to this popularity phenomenon, these two models have been and still are, in some cases, a design benchmark for successive small arms.
It might seem hard to separate these two rifles, but once you get to know their different features, it’s easy to understand and almost become a weapon expert (well, kind of… Don’t rush to buy a bazooka right away). When you make a head to head comparison, like our infographic does, it’s clear that the AR-15 wins in most classes, except for the one that has a price tag on it.
Maybe it’s because it’s cheaper, but the AK-47 is a success in Africa and Asia and that makes all the difference in the evaluation of their success. It doesn't even matter if the AR-15 is more precise, resistant and is able to shoot more rounds per minute: continents on a budget care about the money.
Check more information about the two different models and their presence in the planet by consulting our amazing infographic with everything there is to know about these two super popular rifles.