The question is which platform is better - AK (Mikhail Kalashnikov) or AR (Eugene Stoner), many people wondered, even those who have to deal with weapons on duty or work.
Experts of Kalashnikov tried to answer this question. However, after the release of the first video devoted to comparing AK and AR platforms, many comments appeared regarding the incorrectness of the comparison, the incorrectness of measurements. Some users even found the freezing of the tested AK and AR samples to be frozen. There were those who concluded that the AR platform does not work at low temperatures.
Specialist Georgy Gubich, together with the Kalashnikov film crew, decides to conduct a second, but more visual test. 7 weapons will take part in the tests: a Russian AK 200 series assault rifle chambered for 5,45x39 mm (long piston system), two Heckler-Koch 416 assault rifles chambered for 5,56 × 45 mm NATO (system with short piston stroke), a Swiss SIG 551 assault rifle (long piston system) chambered for 5,56 × 45 mm NATO, an American semi-automatic assault rifle Bushmaster XM15 chambered for 5,56 × 45 mm NATO (direct exhaust), Vasiliev’s universal machine gun NATO VAR 5,56 (short piston system) and NATO 5,56 custom sports rifle (not osredstvenny venting).
Why did the Kalashnikov specialist take two samples of one NK416 model? Did the results of the tests manage to maintain the operability of the tested weapons? What effect did freezing have on the operation of the controls of the samples presented? Answers to these and other questions in the video: