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What Made The AK-47 So Popular?

Over the last 64 years, the AK-47 has become the iconic rifle of choice for everyone from the Soviet military to terrorists to drug lords. Let’s take a look at the world’s most common assault rifle. © Ed Darack/Science Faction/Corbis Why are AK-47s sometimes referred to as Kalashnikovs? That name would be a nod to the rifle’s [...]