I have been thinking of getting a defensive rifle for some time and finally have decided on an ak47. The sks has a loose mag seating(friend told me of this). The AR15 and SOCOM II are way too expensive (for me). It turns out that the Ak now has almost as many accessories as the AR15. I was introduced to someone in town that imports and makes legal semi-auto AK's. He says that the Ak is better in many ways then an AR15 (like the gas piston for one). Now I have to decide weather to get a milled receiver or stamped. I want to go with milled if I can afford one. I have looked up all the accessories I want for bolth the milled and stamped receivers. If there any reasons the Ar is better then an Ak Id like to hear them before i finally commit. Things like ballistics, reliability, availability of ammo, Etc. I have all the addons covered so to me its about the same as the AR. Trying to keep the total package under $1000 (with accessories). A dealer has a stamped Ak for $485 in town if the milled is too much.