Well yeah its not made as an improvement but that is what it will always be compared to. (Fair or not)
Untrue I think it is wise to make a decision on parts commonality, for example what if you have to bug out and only have time to grab rifle and that's it?
Good luck finding parts as easily as you would for an AK or AR. Sure it might sound unlikely until it happens then you would be pretty much fucked. IMHO
Where the hell do you intend to find AK's and AR's lying around?
HMMMM considering they are the two most popular options, maybe off of the possible wrong doers trying to harm you?
Listen you guys are losing the point of my original post, I said that the possibility of finding matching parts with an ak and ar is greater than with an "oddball" like the VZ. (In the US)
If you don't believe that then your head is up your ass, and once again for those with low reading comprehension I said it was something to consider, in the off chance you can't access your parts kits or lose them. I never said ANYTHING about RELYING on that for your spare parts.
What is the point of making your gun decisions on the basis of whether you think, on the off chance you can't use your own spares, there is an off chance that you might be able to replace them by finding the right stuff?
Since sequential probabilities are multiplied, you are talking about, say, a one in a thousand chance you can't use the stuff you have or bring a spare bolt with you, multiplied by a further one in a thousand chance that you will last long enough in a world where things are so bad there are guns lying around.
Do not make your gun choices on something that has a one in a million chance of happening. Just buy guns that work reliably and keep spare parts handy.
Anything else is either a logistics failure or an intelligence failure and that's all there is to it.
.45 ACP is much easier to stop with armor than the smaller, faster 9 mm. On the other hand, the larger mass of .45 ACP allows it to do much better against windshields than 9 mm. What is optimal all depends on your likely engagement scenarios.