Have had 2 Chinese SKS's for many years and in the last year picked up a Saiga Russian AK IN 7.62X39.
Like all 3 but have always been a fan of Mike Kalashnikov after having some close up and personal experience on both ends of one so I'm going with the AK47. :
Like it or not, when the chips are down and lives are at stake, an armed citizen can be the "first responder." People who donít like guns invariably rely on people who have guns when their lives are in danger.