All the hoorah seems to be on the AR's and not the AK's
Why so ?
I know AK's are "heavier" and are say 30 cal, a bigger round and both are semi autos.
Are AK's not made anymore and all in the hands of the "sand" armies ?
So why not an AK ?
I'm a little late for this thread, but let me throw in this bit.
An AK is not for home defense unless you live out in the country and don't have family sleeping in any room other than yours.
Dang 7.62x39 penetrates like a mother. It's like a semi-auto .30-30. Will go right through a house, and perhaps the next one too.