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Shelves: gun-books One sentence book summary: The AK is a magically reliable rifle that has killed millions of people in a manner that no other rifle could ever have done. One word book review: horrible.
Most of the text enumerates the various recent conflicts in which AK style rifles have been used. A surprising amount of detail is offered on these conflicts, which has essentially nothing to do with the AK or any other rifle but more to do with a sort of geopolitical review of so-called Third World hot One sentence book summary: The AK is a magically reliable rifle that has killed millions of people in a manner that no other rifle could ever have done.
A surprising amount of detail is offered on these conflicts, which has essentially nothing to do with the AK or any other rifle but more to do with a sort of geopolitical review of so-called Third World hot spots.
Another large portion of the text details the development and adoption of the M, but this treatment is very uneven and does not fit well at all with other published accounts generally, it proposes that the Ordinance Department entirely was corrupt and incompetent.
Unfortunately, the book also is riddled with factual errors. Here are a few of the most obvious. While the novel use of thinner and thicker is strange, in fact the German round being described was the same "thickness" caliber as the Rifle round and both were "thinner" than the 9mm pistol round described. The book itself demonstrates this--after a lengthy chapter vituperating M performance and praising AK performance at Khe Sanh, comes this: "U.
Curiously, the M round is also said to explode chest cavities and blow off arms and legs--but even so it still remains somehow inferior to the AK round though Russia adapted the AK to the AK to mimic the USA round.
And its amazing service life rivals that of the AK. Probably the single most frustrating aspect of the book is the constantly repeated contention that the AK style rifle is somehow a magical weapon that can operate in any condition.
Numerous putative instances for example, p. This clearly is not the case, but the book shrugs off reality by noting the AK is built with very loose tolerances. Anyone who has ever operated a gun knows that no tolerance can be loose enough to allow automatic fire when the rifle is full of mud.
Another constant but ridiculous refrain is that no other weapon can do what the AK style rifle can do. The book does discuss a smattering of AK style rifle models but does not detail them enough to make a distinction--they are all just AKs--and makes no attempt to categorize them. One particularly egregious example of this is " Of course, the SKS was an entirely different type of rifle. This book is not one of them. It was frustrating to read about all the greed, arrogance, and behind-the-scenes shenanigans that prevented America from producing a state of the art rifle to legitimately rival the AK Kahaner at first appeared to be a neutral reporter, but later in the book he revealed his anti-gun sentiments.
I also think that throughout the book Kahaner gives the AK way too much credit - as if none if these wars would have been possible without this gun. He writes again and again how this conflict and that conflict were "AK fueled.
Without this particular gun, these conflicts still would have ocurred, only different weapons would have been used.
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