Top 5 Best Assault Rifles

– Hey guys, I’m Alex C. – And I’m Patrick R. – We’ve got another episode of TFB TV, and it’s another top five coming at you. Today’s topic is the top
five best assault rifles. What you see on the table
are, in fact, assault rifles. – They are. These are all assault rifles,
true to the definition. – They meet the lexical
definition of an assault rifle, that is to say, intermediate caliber, – Correct. – Select fire, and, yeah,
magazine fit and whatnot. I guess you don’t have
to have magazine fit. – No, I don’t think it’s
part of the definition. – No, whatever. But, it’s kinda part of
the colloquial definition. – Right, right, the big black
scary rifle kind of thing. – Absolutely, kinda unfortunately. But some people will
tell you an assault rifle is a semiautomatic modern sporting rifle. Those people are wrong. Don’t listen to those people. – Right.
– They’re foolish and they don’t know what they’re talking about. – Also, I do wanna add,
“AR-15” does not stand for “Assault Rifle 15”. – Right. Unless you’re
wrong, which, you know… – Well, you’re still wrong. (laughing) – Right, right. Anyways, so let’s start
from our left to your right. It’s only suiting that we start with the granddaddy of the
modern assault rifle. That’s known generally as the Sturmgewehr. Sturmgewehr translating to “assault rifle” or “storm rifle”, this is of course an MP 43, which predates
the MP 44, StG 44. Legend has it Hitler
renamed it the Sturmgewehr as kind of a propaganda type deal. Whether he did or not is debated by some, but I can tell you one thing, it’s a fantastic rifle. It’s served as great proof of concept, and it showed the world
that assault rifles had a valid place on a battle field. And World War II was a very
fast-moving modern battlefield. – It was, it was. – Today, even at our military training, still they employ some of
the tactics that were used, some squad-based tactics
and things like that. – That’s very accurate. – Used then. So, yeah. – Let’s talk a little bit about the rifle. I mean, the actual shooting experience. – Sure, sure. – It’s got a real low cyclic rate, so it’s kinda a chugga chugga
chugga full auto to it. It’s really controllable, really an enjoyable gun to shoot. – I would say the controllability is what made this gun
make it onto the table. It’s so easy to hold on target with that low cyclic rate,
and with the modern ammo that’s not too under what they
would have loaded back then. But it’s ludicrously controllable. I have a buddy who’s also
a machine gun enthusiast who says this is his favorite one. And it’s because of that that
it made it onto the table, combined with great accuracy, easy to clean, easy to
use, easy to maintain, and it’s reliable as hell. – True, true, but we
can’t ignore the fact that it kinda gave us the rest of these. – It did. For one reason or another some people will learn
you on the fact that it may not have been
the first assault rifle, but it’s definitely, like I said, the granddaddy of the
modern assault rifle. – Yes. – Next up, this is probably
familiar to a lot of you guys. This is an HK33, which
is the big bad grandpa of the 93, which is
the semiautomatic copy. The reason I chose this gun is because I really like the G3, I like
the handling characteristics, the way the G3 functions, the reliability, the accuracy, and the 33 is a 556, so it’s just the assault rifle version of the beloved G3 rifle. – Right, right, right. – They shoot really well, they’re very controllable in full auto. I could lay down sustained fire with this with relative ease, not
that I ever would have to under certain circumstances. This actually wouldn’t be my go-to gun, but it’s one of my favorites,
it’s one of the best, and as far as reliability is concerned, these HK roller-delayed blowback guns are just legendary. – Yes, I’ll agree to that. There are a couple downsides
to this gun in my opinion. – Weight. – Weight is one of them. Two, is the magazines. – From a consumer standpoint, yes. – Yes.
– Yeah. – That’s where I’m getting
what I’m getting at. They are expensive, they
are hard to get ahold of. And even from a military standpoint, they are heavy, and
they’ve got snaggy things on the side, which I don’t like. But it is a great gun. – It is a great gun. They actually adapted this at one point into a gun that HK called the G41, that had things like a bolt catch and took AR-15 magazines. That would have been a really cool gun to have mass produced.
– I agree, I agree. – But it didn’t, or they didn’t, and there’s a lot of these floating around out there on the marketplace. – There are, I think. Actually, I think they’re
selling some rebuilds right now through Sentry maybe. – Yeah, a couple different
outfits will make you one or are making them, but they’re
fantastic assault rifles. Unfortunately HK is no longer making them at their factory. – No, they are not. Now I mean, shooting this gun here, it’s not as smooth and light
as the M16, I don’t think. – It’s very different, whereas this has a smoother, more wandering feel, the M16 has a more chattery
kind of pulsating feel to it. – I don’t know, maybe
I’m just used to that. – You’re definitely used to it. There’s a reason. But let’s keep on moving down the line. That’s a great gun, that’s again the HK33, with the 53 being just a
shortened version of that. Next up, we chose the G36. Now, this gun’s been in
the news a lot lately, because they claim it has a
wandering point of impact, they claim the polymer’s melting. However, in our tests so far– – We haven’t found anything like that yet. – And we find it odd that
countries like Spain, Latvia, Saudi Arabia, namely Saudi Arabia, wouldn’t have reported
the same problems… – Right. – that the Bundeswehr is reporting. Now there’s some people
that say the politicians involved in that whole
deal are responsible for basically fanning the flames. – Yeah, I mean. – I would do the same
thing if I was looking to advance a political career. – I agree, but we are no politics here. – We’re no politics, it’s just that, unfortunately that’s just kind of a fact of the way the military
industrial complex works. – Right. – Politics work their way in, certain guns get adopted, it happens, so it’s hard to do what we do without hitting on politics at all. – Right, agreed, agreed, agreed. – But anyways, back to the gun. The gun’s fantastic,
it’s reliable as hell. I mean, we’ve shot it a ton, and it hasn’t failed one time. – No, it hasn’t. It’s really a great gun. It’s light, it’s handy. – I like how it has modern features, it’s a polymer, you can
couple the magazines together, they have trigger groups
that have two-round bursts and full auto and single, a folding stock. Easy dis-assembly, it’s very modular, you could put Picatinny rails on the back, the top, the front. – I would rather have the
Picatinny rail on top than the… – I like that ’90s look personally. – Yeah, it’s cool, but
it’s just not as usable as a modern sight. But, it is a great gun. It’s very controllable. If you take a look at our accuracy tests you can see us do some magnums with it and holding it on targets pretty easy. – Yeah. Anyways, so that’s the G36. If you haven’t shot one, go find a range that has ’em for rent and rent one. – Now, my favorite. – Patrick’s favorite, and for good reason. – Yes, M16, and this is an A1. It’s really, I mean,
when it comes to bringing polymer and steel
together to build a great military firearm, this kinda
paved the way, I think. But, it’s just such a fabulous gun. – It borrows a lot of features from a lot of great other guns. For example, from the Johnson rifle, it took his rotating bolt
design with the multi-lugs, so whenever someone says, “Oh, it’s got a Stoner multi-lug bolt.”
that’s a Johnson multi-lug bolt. Johnson actually worked with Stoner. It’s also got a high sight plane because it was brought more inline, a characteristic of the
Johnson machine gun. It’s got high use of aluminum, it’s got a hinged dust cover that was borrowed from the StG44. So a lot of great guns
came together in one gun to create the M16, which is a firearm that’s loved by many today. – I mean, and there is some controversy as far as when they
initially fielded this gun. – For a good reason, when
they first fielded it. – Right, and a lot of people still… I have no idea why I did that. (laughing) Just a habit of closing the dust cover. – I’ve talked to a lot of
Vietnam veterans who say, “Why would you ever own
one of those rifles?” And if I had experience– – There were some legitimate gripes. – And if I had experienced
what those guys had, I would have the same opinion.
– I agree, I agree. But in reality though,
it’s a fantastic weapon for an assault rifle’s true purpose. – Right, you know, it’s
had a baptism by fire and emerged just fine. – And, I mean, I still see. Armies today are going
from things like the G36, or whatever the case might be, to an M16 based weapon system. – Absolutely, and you
know, just like the HK416 that’s the new hotness
that everybody wants is this gun, basically, well, it actually does have a G36 piston. You can take the piston out
of a G36 and put it in a 416. So it combines the great reliability of that piston system with
the familiarity of this gun. So, it’s a very cool hybrid system, and the M16A1 is my personal favorite. I don’t know about you. – No, I agree, this is my favorite. – Well there you go. There’s something cool about
the retro triangular handguards and stuff like that. – But, with that said,
when it comes to the M16 family of firearms, I’m
happy with any of them. – Yeah, absolutely. They just shoot fantastically. – Yeah, they handle well,
I’m familiar with them, and if I were gonna go somewhere
bad, I’d want one of these. – Well, you know, they’ll
be around until we die. – That’s true. – Alright, last one on the table. This is actually my personal favorite. This is the FN FNC. The FNC is used by the
armed forces of Belgium, it’s used by the armed forces of Sweden as a licensed Bofors
product known as the AK5, by Indonesia, and I wanna
say there’s one or two more, but I’m not 100% sure. But the FNC, it’s really cool. It uses a long-stroke
gas piston like an AK but it uses an aluminum
lower receiver like an M16 and a stamped sheet metal upper. And it’s just a really
fun gun to shoot, really. That’s why I put it on the
table, more than anything, is because it’s so ludicrously fun. It folds nice and compact,
it’s reasonably light, and I’ve never had a jam,
ever, and I’ve owned this for longer than anything
else I’ve owned on the table. It just is so dang reliable
that I almost felt bad if I didn’t include it. It uses that long-stroke gas piston system with M16 magazines, it’s
got three round burst and full auto, it’s got
basically everything that I would want in an assault rifle. And, that’s why it made it onto the table. – Well, one thing it has that I don’t want is some pretty heft
weight, for what it is. Comparative to–
– Yeah, it’s reasonably heavy comparative to–
– Comparative to like an 04 or even the M16. It is comfortable in the
hand, I will give it that. – Yeah, it’s got the nice
grip angle of an FAL, you can swap that out
if you don’t like it. But they’re very cool, very unique guns. They shoot almost with a
little bit of that AK-47 slop but with kinda the
distinctive chatter of an M16. It’s almost hard to describe. But they shoot very well. They’re very fun. – I guess if it’s good
enough for Al Pacino it’s good enough for me. – Yeah, if you saw Heat, that’s the gun he used in that movie. But, the last taking point we have is you’re not gonna
see an AK on the table, and we came to a point
of contingent on this. The AK is very dated and antiquated, not to say, obviously,
that the Sturmgewehr isn’t, it got some extra points for
being historically significant and whatnot, but the AK
has some serious problems. The sights are extremely crude,
it’s got a v-notch on it, it’s not particularly accurate. It’s hell to shoot on full auto, and it’s just not very fun to shoot. – It is not very fun to shoot, but it does have it’s
place in a modern military. I’m gonna go ahead and
challenge you on that. – Sure. – And later, maybe we’ll go ahead and have a little bit of an argument as to why it should or
should not be included. – Anyways guys, thanks
for watching TFB TV. Hit that subscribe.

100 thoughts on “Top 5 Best Assault Rifles

  1. Aw come on no AK? I know its basically kind of the katana of firearms in some ways in which it's a little exaggerated as to how amazing it is. It's also not the most accurate, and deoendy on what you buy can be a little lack luster in quality. That being said you can't deny it's significance whether it's an AKM, AK74, Type 56, or what ever. That snd they look pretty kick ass if you ask me. Oh well it was a good list and I did learn about some rifles i didn't either know, or know much about.

  2. I thought midgets were not allowed to hold guns let alone talk around full grown humans? Why is the guy to your left keep chimming in?

  3. So they didn't put AK in because it is not really accurate. Than the same channel makes an AK myth debunking video which includes the myth of inaccuracy as nonsense… eh.

  4. I knew people would be pissed because there’s no ak. I’m fine but if I did ad a ak I would ad the ak-74. The thing don’t understand though about this vid is why isn’t the HK416 or the civilian version hk556 mentioned it in the table?

  5. No AK? I can understand that. But no SIG SG 550? That shit stomps all the guns on the table when it comes to accuracy while being as reliable as an AK, after all its a Swiss made Kalashnikov, whats not to love?

  6. If you dont think an ak should be in the top 5 best assault rifles you probably havent shot anything bud a ddi, io, n-pap, or ras47. Well made aks are accurate up to 600+ yards and preform at the level of ars

  7. This is incredibly biased list. If HK 33 and Stg44 are better than an AK47, Steyr AUG or SG550 than I really don't know what isn't. The 33 is on the list only because Alex jerks off on German guns…that fool thinks that G3 is better than FAL for fucks sake.
    But I guess he at least placed the FNC at the #1 spot and it's basically a more complicated and refined Belgian AK in 5.56mm hence the less recoil.

  8. Aks chambered in 7.62×39 are no long in use with any modern militaries its an obsolete cartridge that finest really do anything better then the competition

  9. no disrespect to tou guys you guys are great but im sorry the ak47 will be no1 for long time
    just look at the battlefields in the world today and youll see why is no1

  10. tf? why didnt my hi point carbine 40 s&w make the list? seeing the """""""top""""""" to you is kinda garbo, why didnt my hunk of garbo make the list too?

  11. You forgot Dae Woo, M16 style, flat top w/ scope mounts, solid rod impingement. accurate to 800 yards. folding stock and can still shoot. adjustable gas system.

  12. the German g36 but not the export G36 had to have for the german contract such a small weight that they made the barrel extremely skinny with just abaut 3mm wall thickness makeing the barrel skinnier than a .50BMG Projectie while firing standart 556Nato
    therefor they took very high quality chemically from impuritys cleaned homogenous special steel with good heat treatment
    the german soldiers when ambushed by Talibans panicked and dumped 6-10 mags in fullauto through the gun
    then the almost sheet metall thin barrel was between red hot and bright orange during daylight – the polymer around the barrel tronion melted and the barrels (witch then did not have any rifling left) sprayed like shotguns while the barrels got bent by the guns vibration, the the piston opposing impulse and gravity to the point that they shared similaritys with the WW2 STG44 Krummlauf

  13. Assault Rifle Definition:
    Must use an intermediate caliber (note 7.62×51 NATO is classified as a fullpower cartridge)
    Must have a pistol grip
    Must have an effective range of at least 300 meters (330 yards)
    Must have the capability to take a detachable box magazine. If the gun doesn't take a box magazine, opting instead for example a drum magazine or a beltfed box magazine, it would be classified as a Machine Gun such as the Soviet PKM (or a FN 249) which both uses the same caliber as the AK-47 (7.62×39) and the M16 (5.56×45).

  14. Is an SKS accurate? Yes. PS, thats an AK. The Drugnov Accurate? Yes. PS, thats an AK. Is the AK-74U a rifle? No, its a FUCKING PISTOL. Galil ring a bell? AK-103? Pattern 10? Doesn't jam because they're in water, mud, or dust. Can shoot while submerged in such. Simple, and can put someone down. 4 inch radius spread at 12 yards, for the average AK. SKS uses the same sight and has a 2 inch radius spread at 12 yards.

  15. what makes these weapons assault rifles?. when I was in basic training in the Air Force required to qualify on an M16 that shot 22 rounds and did not go full auto. Was that an assault rifle. Or a semi-automatic rifle.

  16. Fun point about the AK: it was designed and developed to be SMG-like with rifle power, and the Russian used it like so. However in Vietnam war, we would use it for burst fire of 2-3 shots only, and it was surprisingly accurate and controllable that way. Burst fire was so effective that the USSR military trainers who first came to Vietnam to train our troops, in turn learned the technique from our troops and train Russian troops to use AK that way as well. Some even bold enough to say that's why someone wanted to develop a AN-94: an AK strictly for burst fire.

  17. my favourite gun is the m4a1 variant but this list is incomplete without the AKM, especially if you have that shitty m16 on the table. cmon man.

  18. I kind of annoys me why a CRAPLOAD of guns aren't here like:
    – AK-47/M/74
    – M4A1/CQB Receiver
    – H&K HK416
    – FN SCAR-L
    – H&K XM8 (My most faved AR)
    – Steyr AUG
    – And more…

  19. Hitler changed h3 name from MP43 to Sturmgewher(?). The 43 relates to the year of design. He had refused the design because he wanted ‘big’ weapons. There is a theory doing the rounds is that if Hitler had agreed to produce the MP43 when it was initially shown, the Wehrmacht would have not suffered casualties because of the increased rate of accurate fire, which would have changed the battlefield.

  20. Great, inexpensive air rifle>>> Able to keep the varmints out of the garden once the scope was dialed in. Very accurate at moderate distances which is just what I needed. Would recommend it to anyone who is plagued by chipmunks, squirrels or rabbits. Have read other reviews where they say the scope is terrible but I found it to be quite adequate and easy to adjust. Good value

  21. Thank you for explaining to people the difference between modern rifles and assault rifles !!!!! So many people dont understand there difference.

  22. not important but, the MP.43 and MP.44 assault rifles were renamed the STG.44 because of confusion over the ammunition. because the round of the MP40 was often confused with the MP,44 and 43 rounds. whilst labeled on the ammo boxes

  23. Ok what is up with the g36 is simply the truth stop cover those things that involve hk it is really obvious that the hk g36 has a problem because first and foremost when the bundeswher reported this problem the manufacturer replied with the shittiest phrase of all time!( The rifle wasn't created to be shot in continuity.)Secondly even larry vickers has reported that hk g36 has a problem with it's polymer that melts!

  24. "Welllllll compared to the AR blah blah blah" shut the fuck up man. We're all tired of hearing about the AR. We get it, its a great rifle with lots of aftermarket upgrades, but shut up about it already. If the only weapon you can use effectively is an AR then you need to walk away from guns. I constantly hear "Oh this gun is too heavy unlike the AR" or "this gun has too much recoil, bu the AR doesnt", just shut the hell up, its god damn annoying.

  25. I think the fact that you don't have an AK 47, simply undermines your credibility. Somehow the m14 made it on the list. But didn't the Americans have those during Vietnam when they ran home with their tales between their legs, against the AK 47 the Vietnamese were whooping that ass🤔🤔🤔🤫🤫🤭🤭

  26. This video should be called, "one of best assault rifles the m16, and 4 OTHER rifles", because these are NOT the best 5 assault rifles.

  27. hey, guy in the right: could you shut up for just a second?
    just pause from time to time, there are two of yous up there
    thank you

  28. yeah but us Indonesian have our own assault rifle called ss2 so have no need for a fn fnc licence anymore

  29. Title is wrong. Assault Weapon is a term the gun hating socialist demorats came up with. Correct description of these weapons is. Hand held, shoulder fired, magazine fed, gas operated, optically sited semi automatic and automatic rifles.

  30. The AK is only No Fun to shoot if you're a Pussy. My WIFE loves hers….js….

    And the accuracy thing, I don't have a problem hitting with it, and neither do MILLIONS of others on the planet. 👍

  31. The Alexadrov/Kalashnikov variant of the AK pattern rifles use the Balanced Automatics Recoil System (BARS). (AEK-971, A-545, AK107) At least one of these rifles should have been featured. (I know that the AK patterned rifles are always featured in videos like these.)

  32. What's good on the range doesn't necessarily mean that it is good in battle.And most of the guys who like to talks about the bad accuracy of AK are mostly the ones who haven't seen one in a combat situation.
    The story about the bad accuracy of AK is just an urban legend.On the hands of an experienced shooter it's a very accurate gun…There are plenty AK variants and some have the same accuracy to AR variants if not better.

  33. AR stands for armalite rifle not asailt rifle .get your shit straight if you are going to make a video

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