What firearm is ak short for?


Ak, or "AK," is short for "AK-47," a type of assault rifle (AR) that is one of the most popular firearms in the world. The "AK" is short for "Avtomat Kalashnikova" (Russian for "Kalashnikov assault rifle"), and the 47 refers to the year in which the rifle was completed.

Mikhail Kalashnikov, a Russian small-arms designer, created the AK-47 during the reign of the Soviet Union. As it grew in popularity, it has since become synonymous with Russian bad guys in movies and video games (think James Bond's Goldeneye).

Gamers, specifically FPS gamers, often use AK to refer to the type of AR in the game. For example, a Call of Duty (CoD) may tell a teammate, "Pick up the AK and go around the back."

Additionally, people may invoke AK when discussing gun control issues. For example, some Americans may lobby to ban AKs since they threaten society.


I'll wait for the AK spawn, and then let's attack!
Copy that!

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Updated February 6, 2023

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