Wednesday, April 20, 2016
On the AR vs AK subject matter.
This article is well written by a special operations physician detailing his experiences that have led him to feel that it might be preferable to get shot with an AK-47 as opposed to the M16/M4 platform.
As far as my own input, I spoke with a general/vascular surgeon who routinely performs trauma surgery on people with gun shot wounds. He stated that the wounds produced by the 5.56 are more devastating and difficult to repair in surgery due to the multiple pieces of metal scattered throughout the body after the projectile occasionally shatters. He stated that this is not the case with the 7.62 projectile.