A couple days ago, I made this statement:
Peter’s thoughts about maintaining your battle rifle are also why I prefer the AK-47 over the AR-15: throw an AK in the mud, drop it off the back of a truck, and it’ll still shoot. Good luck doing that with your AR-15, with all its electronic doodads and plastic furniture.
…prompting this response from Reader Amos:
“I have no real world experience, but Karl’s and Ian’s mud tests at InRangeTV dispute that AR/AK assessment.”
Purely coincidentally, a few days before that Longtime Friend & Reader JohnC had sent me this pic:
Frankly, I don’t believe the pic, myself — but even if an exaggeration, it’s probably not too far from the truth [/Dan Rather]. I’ve seen AKs in absolutely shocking condition that were still perfectly operable, and I bet that many Vietnam- and Sandbox vets would probably back me up. Feel free to disagree with my original statement, however.