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    I'll keep it relatively simple: Nothing, and everything. Let me explain.

    Both are, today, just as accurate, and can be just as controllable, though it is easier to handle a '15. You can get a '74 which will be more like a '15 for recoil, or get a '47 in 5.56.

    Accuracy: Your standard off the rack military rifles standard for accuracy is 4 moa(4 inches at a 100 yards, 8 at 200 etc.). Both guns are gonna be well under that these days. The more you pay, the more accuracy you buy. Precision and combat effectiveness are different, and both guns are combat effective to 600 yards.

    Reliability: same. you are not in SF, and TBH, zombies are not real. Army standards want a '15 to be reliable for 7,000 rounds with no maintenance. Every '15 that is quality will do that, piston or D.I.

    Cleaning: AK platforms are simpler, as are piston AR's. I will never buy a D.I gun. I don't think they suck, I just am too lazy to spend more time than is necessary to clean a gun.

    Accessories: sky is the limit for both these days.

    Ergonomics: AR's take the cake. sorry AK guys and gals, but fire control on AR's make more sense. Magazines not having to be "rocked" in make more sense. This is why I will never own an AK other than just to have one.

    If you want to talk about malfunctions, here we go: use the proper ammo, magazines, and don't screw around with the recoil system, and you should never have a problem inside of 7,000 rounds without cleaning. The worst malfunction you can have with an AR, that does not exist with AK's, is when a spent case does not eject, and gets stuck between the gas key, and charging handle. It is just as a complex malfunction to clear as a double feed, but you have to use your finger to clear that spent shell by pushing back on the bolt face(tons of videos on this).

    So, what does it come down to? I would always pick an AR over an AK. Easier to use, more ergonomic, more efficient. If you just like AK's and don't care for any of that, more power to you, get an AK.
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    AR15 charging handles... whose bright idea was THAT?

    Probably the only thing I truly dislike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosco the Iroc View Post
    NOPE never ever, your a trail blazer, be sure to ask about Glocks vs- well anything, 9 vs 45- we need one of those threads. The price point advantages of Hi-points. Of course the burning like a meth house- OC VS-CC.
    well now you went and done it......... 1911 all the way

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    Id love an SBR mini-draco over any type of AR any day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NuclearSociety View Post
    Id love an SBR mini-draco over any type of AR any day...
    I will agree, but only in full auto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    I will agree, but only in full auto.
    That 7.7" barrel in that x39 round doesn't offer much at any kind of extended range. Your going to have to arch them in like your Dorothy shooting over the rainbow. They are cool but far from practical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodgie View Post
    That 7.7" barrel in that x39 round doesn't offer much at any kind of extended range. Your going to have to arch them in like your Dorothy shooting over the rainbow. They are cool but far from practical.
    I'm on my Walmart break, but if you look up Justinhemi on YouTube, one of his vids is of me shooting FA Draco SBR.

    AWESOME!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    I'm on my Walmart break, but if you look up Justinhemi on YouTube, one of his vids is of me shooting FA Draco SBR.

    AWESOME!

    I never said it wasn't fun.
    Was that at WCMG or owned by a board member?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodgie View Post
    I never said it wasn't fun.
    Was that at WCMG or owned by a board member?
    One of his full auto rentals. That was at the pafoa shoot he held.
    It was like $25 range fee and use you own ammo. Really cool of him to do that for us at a discounted rate.
    Looking forward to the next one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    One of his full auto rentals. That was at the pafoa shoot he held.
    It was like $25 range fee and use you own ammo. Really cool of him to do that for us at a discounted rate.
    Looking forward to the next one.
    If he does it again then I will do everything I can to get my ass there.

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