Gear in the Wild: Foreign weapons familiarization with the Kalashnikov AK-47

U.S. Marines and Airmen fire AK-47 assault rifles (also known as Kalashnikovs) during a foreign-weapons familiarization class at Marine Special Operations School’s Individual Training Course, April 10, 2017, at Camp Lejeune, N.C. For the first time, U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Airmen spent three months in Marine Special Operations Command’s Marine Raider training pipeline, representing efforts to build joint mindsets across special operations forces.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy.

To learn more about the function of the AK-47, check out this video by Vickers Tactical: