More than the average human adult-avtomat kalashnikov 1947, an assault rifle designed by mikhail kalashnikov. Itfeatures full-auto and semi-auto capabilities. It is widely used by the soviet forces in the stages of the cold war and is used today by the russian army and some insurgents in the middle east. Itis a simple design.
Featuring a 7.62mm round(.308). Ithas much more force than an m16s 5.56mm round(.223), but it is slower. The Kalashnikov is fairly easy to clean and is very durable and reliable. It can be abused a lot and still work. It has been in service for approximately 60 years. It has gone other many revisions and several types of the firearm have been producedsuch as the rpk, ak-74, aks-74u.
It has seen many wars such as the Vietnam and cold wars. It is now being fought in the iraq war. Show this to your parents, they are probally confused on what Ijust said.