The AK-47 is best described as a hybrid of previous rifle technology innovations; the trigger mechanism, double locking lugs and unlocking racewayof the M1 Garand/M1 carbine, the safety mechanism of the John Browning designed Remington Model 8 rifleand the gas system of the Sturmgewehr 44. The AK-47 is relatively cheap to manufacture. It is reliable in combat and can even fire when the barrel is crooked. The AK-47's accuracy is capable of shooting a male torso at 300 meters. It's standard magazine holds 30 rounds, but others can hold up to 40, and a drum mag that can hold up to 75.