Ahh... AK-47, Russian weapon with a wooden stock. Infact, wood is better for the cheaply put together weapon as it absorbs the recoil to some extent. This is one very powerful weapon.If it were made of metal like the Sig-Commando, the recoil would dislocate your shoulder when you shoulder it. Common practice for army corps was to aim to the lower left if they were right handed, and let the recoil pull the gun upwards into the target's chest if at medium range. Others had a more different approach, being that of "spray and pray"
Anyway, enough nomenclature stuff...