Hi, im in the mood to purchase my first"semi-automatic magazine fed military style" rifle. I am in the mood for a ak/akm seeing as there drop dead reliable and i just dont know if i can trust the direct gas impingment system of the AR just yet.
I know the ak47 is one of the more popular rifles out there, but i also know that the akm is considered to be a better constructed rifle that is more accurate. So does anyone here have any advice on purchasing my first ak/akm? Like which models i should look at, and importantly who and were to buy them at a reasonable price.
Secondly, which caliber should i get, the 7.62x39 or that 5.45x39? i have seen 1080round bulk packs of the 5.45x39 for sale for $119. I wounder if that 5.45 is as good as the 5.56 as a living thing stopper. Does the 5.45 use the same ak mags, are they easy to find??
I intend to use this gun as my SHTF gun/house-farm gun and general all around shoot at stuff fun gun.
I know that aks tend to be cheaper then ar15s, but ars are more accurate. But since this gun is my home defence rifle i need it to be reliable, something that i just dont trust with the ar15 yet. Maybe ill get one later, but right now i want something i can trust to go bang even in the worst possible conditions.