Idea that the AK-47 and its cousin variants are perfectly good motorized infantry weapons. The main arguments for this point are that Western assault rifles are complicated, jam often, require copious maintenance, and are expensive. However, AK's are inexpensive, require little maintenance, and fit the Russian engineering mold in that they do their job, they do it well, and they do not fail. Most users have few complaints about AK's and are satisfied.

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