Q&A #23: Kalashnikov Questions w/ Larry Vickers
Larry’s training class schedule:
02:15 – AK as replacement for PPSh?
03:52 – Benefits of an AK over a M4?
05:52 – What you learned during the process of authoring it together that you didn’t know before hand that you found fascinating.
07:46 – Opinion on the IWI Ace?
09:40 – 5.45 vs 7.62
11:28 – Does the AK still has a place as a “front-line” service rifle in comparison to the AR-15 family and the various other new generation assault rifles and carbines?
12:52 – Of all the countries that made AKM variants, which is actually the best?
14:51 – Has Russia ever attempted to replace the AK platform?
15:47 – Best AK muzzle device?
17:01 – Most significant changes/improvements made to the AK platform over the last decade?
19:08 – Followup, what about the siderail optics?
21:10 – What is your favorite offshoot of the Kalashnikov family?
22:08 – Reasons for continued use of 5.45mm?
24:32 – If you were part of the original development of the AK, what would you change from the beginning with the foresight of future development?
26:29 – AK-specific Vickers Tactical training in 2019?
27:16 – Underfolder, sidefolder, AR tube adapter, which one and why?
28:33 – Thoughts on the AK prototypes with a recoil reduction counterweight?
30:48 – How does the Russian GP-25 40mm grenade launcher compare to western 40mm launchers like the M203.
31:41 – What do the Russians think about our military rifle?
33:05 – What made the AK platform superior to the SKS?
35:10 – Where do you think the AK’s reputation for poor accuracy came from?
37:40 – Thoughts on the AN-94?
39:46 – Was AK production done with technical aid or reverse engineering?
41:52 – Unique unique features on the prototypes that never made it to production?
42:39 – If I want to own everything within 300m, what’s my optimal barrel length (accuracy/velocity) for a 7.62 or 5.45 gun?
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