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Posted: 11/22/2012 12:25:07 AM EST
I've been an AK guy for years.
I just built my first AR last month. It's a stag carbine upper on an A2 delton lower.

I'm trying to warm up to the AR15, but I have to say the AK feels more natural when I handle it.
do I just need to get used to the "feel" of the AR15? or does the AK just fit me better?
am I being biased?

I want to love the AR!
the mags weigh less, I don't have to charge it between mags like the AK, it's more accurate, it breaks down for compact storage...
but it just feels weird....
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:29:44 AM EST
You've been doing it wrong all along.

But seriously, my only gripe with the AR platform is the location of the charging handle.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:31:06 AM EST
shoot it more, love it more

It's a rifle for civilized marksmen, not conscripts in central africa
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:31:28 AM EST
I felt the same when I bought an AK. You get used to it I guess.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:35:35 AM EST
I do have to say it got 10X better when I ditched the A2 pistol grip on day 2 and put on a hogue, but I still like the hogue on the AK more lol it's wider
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:36:18 AM EST
I am SPEECHLESS!!



























Just messin' with you. Give it time, it will probably grow on you.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:41:10 AM EST
Dump the A2 stock in favor of a shorter stock like your AK has, like an A1 stock or a collapsible setup.


Should feel better.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:41:44 AM EST
I own both. The AR15 is so vastly superior to the AK it isn't even a contest. Not even in the same class. Whomever said the AK belongs in the garbage (joke or not) was right, when comparing the two.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:44:24 AM EST
The AK 'feels' better to you because you have been shooting them longer.

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:47:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 12:48:00 AM EST by Grin]
Originally Posted By Blacktide:
The AK 'feels' better to you because you have been shooting them longer.



I can't stand a standard AK grip. Aside from that, I can shoot just about any longarm you put in my hands without a 'feel' thing.

Mosins, AKs, Garands, ARs, Springfield 1903s, Mausers, whatever. It's just a change in the battery of arms, but most semis are roughly the same, as are most bolt guns.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:48:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By Grin:
Originally Posted By Blacktide:
The AK 'feels' better to you because you have been shooting them longer.



I can't stand a standard AK grip. Aside from that, I can shoot just about any longarm you put in my hands without a 'feel' thing.

Mosins, AKs, Garands, ARs, Springfield 1903s, Mausers, whatever. It's just a change in the battery of arms, but most semis are roughly the same, as are most bolt guns.


I was talking to the OP, not you.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:49:59 AM EST
Originally Posted By Blacktide:
Originally Posted By Grin:
Originally Posted By Blacktide:
The AK 'feels' better to you because you have been shooting them longer.



I can't stand a standard AK grip. Aside from that, I can shoot just about any longarm you put in my hands without a 'feel' thing.

Mosins, AKs, Garands, ARs, Springfield 1903s, Mausers, whatever. It's just a change in the battery of arms, but most semis are roughly the same, as are most bolt guns.


I was talking to the OP, not you.


I was going on about the 'feel' thing
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:53:10 AM EST
Christ... if it's not DU trolls it's the god damn commies.

I give up.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:58:47 AM EST
You should do what your heart tells you and stick with the AK platform
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:00:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By Grin:
Dump the A2 stock in favor of a shorter stock like your AK has, like an A1 stock or a collapsible setup.


Should feel better.

it's not the length, I prefer my Kavar nato length AK stock which is 1.25" longer than the warsaw length
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:00:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By netofficer3710:
I've been an AK guy for years.
I just built my first AR last month. It's a stag carbine upper on an A2 delton lower.

I'm trying to warm up to the AR15, but I have to say the AK feels more natural when I handle it.
do I just need to get used to the "feel" of the AR15? or does the AK just fit me better?
am I being biased?

I want to love the AR!
the mags weigh less, I don't have to charge it between mags like the AK, it's more accurate, it breaks down for compact storage...
but it just feels weird....


So you are simple minded?
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:04:07 AM EST
Try a K-grip?

Your daddy might not be your father, comrade
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:23:49 AM EST
Once you get past the fact that you can hit stuff with the AR, it starts to grow on you.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:26:56 AM EST
I'd also suggest trying a 20" upper with that A2 lower.

Rifle stock on Rifle = good.

Carbine stock on Rifle = good.

Carbine stock on Carbine = good.

Rifle stock on Carbine = suck.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:35:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By Grin:
I'd also suggest trying a 20" upper with that A2 lower.

Rifle stock on Rifle = good.

Carbine stock on Rifle = good.

Carbine stock on Carbine = good.

Rifle stock on Carbine = suck.

I'd have gotten a midlength, but I got a good deal on the carbine.
I really prefer fixed stocks
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:41:29 AM EST
Another suggestion would be an RRA LAR-47 for ammo/mag commonality
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:52:29 AM EST
Shoot it moAR and post less, it will feel more natural to you after 10k rounds or so...
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:54:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By d90king:
Shoot it moAR and post less, it will feel more natural to you after 10k rounds or so...


Or about 5 mags
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:33:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By netofficer3710:
I do have to say it got 10X better when I ditched the A2 pistol grip on day 2 and put on a hogue, but I still like the hogue on the AK more lol it's wider


Bum gunfighter grip is fukin amazing
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:38:08 AM EST
Bump fire 15 mags through it in rapid succession, then grab the barrel.
Your warm up to it.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:40:40 AM EST
I used to be a solid AK guy, just couldn't warm to AR's (after numerous tries, everything from std SP-1s to a custom XM-177E2). Finally handled an AUG and I was hooked so bad there's no going back for me, just love the compactness, ease/speed of handling and the weight distribution.
Tomac

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:45:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By Blacktide:
The AK 'feels' better to you because you have been shooting them longer.


I'd have to agree. My ak is cool and all, but there is no way in hell I'd take it over an ar
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:11:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 7:12:24 AM EST by Gelgoog]

Originally Posted By netofficer3710:
I've been an AK guy for years.
I just built my first AR last month. It's a stag carbine upper on an A2 delton lower.

I'm trying to warm up to the AR15, but I have to say the AK feels more natural when I handle it.
do I just need to get used to the "feel" of the AR15? or does the AK just fit me better?
am I being biased?

I want to love the AR!
the mags weigh less, I don't have to charge it between mags like the AK, it's more accurate, it breaks down for compact storage...
but it just feels weird....

I agree, I have been a garbage man now for 12 years and the AK platform just feels good. I have resisted buying an AR for the simple fact that all AK parts are imported and are of a finite quantity due to them mostly being surplus. Where as ARs are domestic and a dime a dozen so there is no hurry to get them. ARs just do not push my buttons like a nice simple AK. Plus I am usually a left, so the AK works pretty damn well for me in terms of control surfaces.

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:12:48 AM EST
You ain't holdin' yer mouth right.....
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:14:25 AM EST
Just do a few fast magazine changes, and the guns themselves will tell you which one is better.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:15:28 AM EST
I am an AR fan boy...if I had to go into a gun fight and had to pick between an AR and an AK it would be AR all the way...

but just shooting the AK feels more comfortable... the SKS even more so... I know strange huh...
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:21:40 AM EST
It's as ez as pointing a broomstick with a pistol grip.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:26:55 AM EST
I had an AK for a year before I bought my built my first AR. Now I won't even take the AK out of the safe. Piss on that piece of junk.


YMMV

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:27:22 AM EST
I like them both honestly, they both have pluses and minuses.



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