This Russian assault rifle was developed by Mikhail Kalashnikov, a tank commander who was wounded in World War II and overheard soldiers complaining about Russian Soviet rifles. He set out to change that. The first Kalashnikov rifle was manufactured in 1947 and has been the standard issue assault rifle of the Russian army since 1949.
These rifles are known as Kalashnikovs, AKs, or in Russian slang “Kalash”. This is one of the most powerful guns in the world and one of the most commonly used. Its popularity is due to its power, durability, ease of use, and low price. It takes no special skills to use this gun, making it a top choice. It is, in fact, in the Guinness Book of Records as the most widely used gun in the world.