Is the AK-47 the best firearm?

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    If the AK-47 is supposedly the best firearm, why doesn't the US military use it?

    The AK-47 is cheap, very reliable, and simple to train and maintain. It has been said the first child's weapon should be a AK-47, because almost impossible make it not work.

    It is very effective in combat, but not the best in every way. Most weapons from the M-16 forward are lighter that. The AK-47 is good at short range, but not longer ranges, as it is not accurate at longer ranges compared to other weapons.

    With a M-16, with the same weight, a soldier could carry about twice as many rounds as a soldier with a AK.

    One big problem with the entire AK series is it is impossible to make a internal silenced version of them. This is how you do it.

    Add a foot or more to the end of it.

    Silencers are useful in mainly twice situations, long ranges, or urban close combat, like inside a building. The AK is already bad at long range, and a extra foot isn't what you want on your weapon inside a building during combat.


    Source: https://www.quora.com/If-the-AK-47-is-supposedly-the-best-firearm-why-doesnt-the-US-military-use-it


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