When you start shopping for your first semi auto and don't have a dog in the fight, ie ars beat aks *** because I used one in the...it's hard to decide between an AR or AK or any of the other options and know you got what you need. If money was no object what would YOU do? Not a dream arsenal but this particular part of the arsenal. It's hard to describe. Would you get a good AR (if that is what you decided you liked) and just any AK? Is there a rifle that has AKs reliability and light like an AR? I am also thinking of the availability of ammo under adverse conditions. Quitting your job and opening a gun shop is not an option in this discussion.