My whole life I have heard what’s better the AR-15 or the AK47? And in all truth there’s no correct answer. Climate, distance, maintenance, logistics all come into play @Caw once said “ I wish someone just make a rifle with the best of both systems. Well they did back in the 80’s,90’s a South Korean company called Daewoo started making the DR-200, or K2 Rifle for their military.
The Daewoo company first made the K1 rifle that ran on a direct impingement basis and it worked fine, but Daewoo was not satisfied. They wanted the same operating system that was as time tested as the AK47 and had the 7 locking lug accuracy that the AR-15 rifle. From that came the K2 rifle.
Daewoo cut a AR-15 bolt in half and made a piston to fit in a groove in the top of the bolt carrier! They Adapted a AK47 recoil spring design. With a right side reciprocating charging handle, chrome lined bore and barrel, fixed case ejector, 4 position gas valve, 18.5” barrel, quick adjustment elevation, and controlled A1 style windage adjustment.
The rifle is light, accurate, and easy to maintain. The only knock I can give the rifle is a 180 degree safety lever, but that can quickly be switched out for a stormwerks 90 degree safety. The rifle will also take SANAG mags and p mags as well.
A little bonus is that Kimber imported this example.