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Firearm Fact: The One Major Difference That Separates the AK-47 and M16

Fritz W. Ermarth Security, And it involves dirt.  There is a relevant cultural and historical legacy at work here. American arms are informed by a history and a legacy in which a colonial farmer could shoot down a squirrel or a British officer with a rifled musket from a hundred yards. Russian arms, meanwhile, are informed by a history of a lot of peasant soldiers slogging through the mud to engage.
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