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O ld and proven AK rifle was designed to com- bat enemy personnel at around 300 meters distance. The tactics of its era were essen- tially run and shoot burst during the assault or in the trench war- fare. Mikhail Kalashnikov did not focus on quick and accurate single fire – that was the role of sharp- shooters with the 7.62 Dragunov SVD semi-automatic sniper (DMR) rifle. If you want to find out more about the shooting techniques for AK as they were, please familiarize yourself with… current Polish Land Forces shooting training tech- niques where still threats should be eliminated with short bursts and the accurate single fire shooting will result in bad scores. The most common competitor of the AK is the US M16 rifle designed a couple years later. It is totally dif- ferent from its Soviet counterpart – different operation, different round, but the time it was developed was similar. Over the years, the M16 and its derivatives were modified and upgraded for improved perfor- mance. Nowadays, the M16 and its variants and clones are most com- mon SOF rifles and shooting com- petition rifles. Of course, the AK platform was also modified (first there were AKM, then complete 5.45x39 AK74 family and now im- proved AK100-series, etc.), but the common rifle available in the West- ern World is a clone of AK/AKM in 7.62x39. EX-POLSOF MODS BY AK S T O R Y B Y : W O J C I E C H „ Ł A S U C H " Ł A C N Y P H O T O S : M I C H A L B A R T O S I E W I C Z , A U T O R

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