Wonderin' about a carbine for around the house.
Rural setting. PD is about an hour away. No particular threat, no big fear of zombies swarming. Occasional coyote or moose (moose is beyond the scope of this post!!)
I've got it narrowed down to either a .223 AR w/telescoping stock, 16"bbl and night sights or 7.62x39 AK, 16"bbl, thumbhole.
I'm pretty familiar with both platforms, comfortable tearing either one down blindfolded.
Here's my scorecard
I like the ergonomics / handling better.
Safety & mag release are much nicer than the AK.
Night sights help. Adjustable sights are nice maybe not needed.
I think the 7.62x39 cartride is better than the .223 for use under 100 yards.
.223 AR or 7.62 AK ? Which would you prefer ? Why ? Ammo preferences ?