AR vs. AK comparison with Champion Shooter, Jerry Miculek: Part 1

AR vs. AK

Jerry gives us a comprehensive breakdown of the two systems and shows us some of the pros and cons of each platform. The American made AR-15 (or M16 and M4) designed by Eugene Stoner and the Soviet AK-47 (or the more modern AK-74) designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov. The rifles used in the shooting portion of the video are an AK-74 style rifle shooting a 5.45×39 and an M4 Carbine style rifle shooting a 5.56 NATO or .223 Remington. The AK-74 was chosen for being a more modern style of the rifle that is more closely comparable to the AR style cartridge.