By Nathan Shonts
There are plenty of hardcore AK fans out there but it’s really hard to see the attraction. Ask an AK owner why they like it so much and all they can manage is reliability and knockdown power. Sure, it’s kinda the Glock of rifles but there are so many downsides: it’s not particularly accurate and frustratingly hard to mount optics or accessories. As for looks, Kalashnikovs are sort of the Claire Danes of modern sporting rifles. Not particularly offensive, just sort of there. I am not knocking them (much). Actually, I want to like the AK but I need more than just caliber. Hell, Labradors are reliable. Why do you like yours so much?