Question by NONAME: Why do people think the AK-47 is superior to the STG44/MP44 when they are similar in many ways?
They both shoot similar sized rounds
They both have crappy sights
They both are cheap to produce (produce, not purchase)
They are both heavy
and they are both reliable
But the STG44 has a thumb safety, unlike the AK’s crappy one that requires you to take your hand off of the pistol grip. Other than that, they’re similar rifles.
And they’re both easy to field strip.
That certainly explains why some insurgents in Africa and the middle east are using the STG44.
Answers and Views:
Answer by Charles Rupert
I’m not sure who “people” are–everyone has thier own opinon about such things. There are certainly opposing views on both. Lighter STG round has less knock-down but also less recoil. The safely issure you mention. You can go on and on, but there I don’t feet there is an overwhelming argument for either. Both sides find them reliable and accurate enough for their intended use. If they were both laying on the ground and I had to grab one it would be the AK, bc I am comfortable with them.
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