I want to get a semi auto magazine fed rifle for self defense and range fun. I like Aks, ARs, SA Scout Squad Rifle, and DSA FALs. I'm not sure on which one to get. I'm leaning towards the AK for several reasons: reliability, simplicity, cheaper cost of weapon, cheaper ammo, would serve just fine for my purposes. I'd either get a VEPR K or some decent brand of AK that I can customize to fit my needs. I guess any semi would be fun for range plinking. Tell me what you think.