AK or AR? Which is better? The argument goes on and on and on. Both platforms have been in the hands of warriors for decades. They have been on both sides of the fight for freedom and oppression. These rifles have evolved from simple battle implements to railed and accessorized monstrosities.
In our comparison I refuse to conclude which rifle is “best”. I am more concerned with helping you to determine what rifle may be best suited to your specific situation. I own both rifles and feel that either would be well suited to most legally justifiable civilian engagements. However both are designed with slightly different roles in mind and both have slightly different strengths. Hopefully we will eventually get back to the days of the “cheap” AK.