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AK-12 Rifle: Is It All That?

AK-12 Rifle: Is It All That?

Marco Vorobiev was a member of the elite Soviet Spetsnaz in Afghanistan in the 1980s. He's a U.S. citizen now and conducts training courses that draw on his special forces training. He'll have a new installment every Wednesday.

By now everyone has heard about and seen pictures of the new rifle that Russian arsenal "Izhmash" calls a fifth-generation AK - the AK-12. The reaction to the release of this rifle was not unanimously positive in Russia itself and here in the USA. Some critics say: It is still an AK. Traditionalists cry: It is no longer the legendary rifle. The truth of the matter is: It is both a legendary AK, only different.

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