The second amendment originally included a paragraph about the importance of owning a rifle to defend yourself against zombies. You’ll just have to take the authors word on this.
The family of Kalashnikov assault rifles could be described as legendary. There are more variants of the AK than any other rifle in history. The AK-47 (short for “Automatic Kalashnikov” rifle, 1947) was born from tried and true rifle designs used in WWII. AK’s use a similar gas piston system to that found in the Nazi made StG-44, the worlds first assault rifle. And the locking lugs and raceway of the famous M1 Garand. Even though this rifle’s design is over sixy years old it continues to impress even today. And although the base design and operating principle remains the same the rifle has gradually been fine tuned, and outfitted to fire modernized ammunition. (Though there are those who still claim the superiority of the 7.62×39 cartridge. We call those people morons.)
The modern Kalashnikov is an adjusted AK-74 (you’re not dyslexic, it was re-designed in 1974.) Firing the nifty 5.45×39 cartridge. Quite a bit of thought went into making this round as lethal as possible against living (or in our case, living dead) targets. The bullets used in military ammo have a copper full metal jacket wrapped around a steel core with a soft lead plug near the tip. The last 4-5 millimeters of the tip however are completely hollow. This allows the bullet to deform on contact and tumble through soft tissue causing greater damage than if the bullet had passed straight through. During the Soviet war in Afghanistan the round was supposedly nicknamed the “poison bullet” because of its lethality resulting from such a small wound.
The only drawback to the AK is it’s accuracy. However this comes with the design. And the trade off is a rifle that refuses to jam on you.
AK-74 sporter rifles are availible in many gun stores and on several websites. Military surplus ammo for these rifles is some of the cheapest centerfire ammo you can buy. And the aftermarket options to customize an AK to your liking are nearly endless. This is a great choice if you’re looking to stockpile for the coming zombie apocalypse. However if your stockpile runs out you’ll have to swim overseas to get more ammo. That in mind, have a back-up chambered in a NATO cartridge so you’re buddies can help you out.
I’ll actually do a video game review.