Hello all. I've had some experience with the AK-47 platform but there's just too much recoil. I can't come back after that first shot as fast as I would like and after a dozen or so rounds the firearm gets too heavy. I'd really love to hear some ideas on a lighter semi-auto with less recoil. I've heard good things about AK-74's and how they may be my best bet, but I just thought I'd throw to you all. ((by the way, before you all start thinking I'm a thirteen year old boy, I'm a 20 year old female with not much shooting experience. Haha)) Any feedback would be appreciated.