AK or SKS? Well....I have to say I'm torn between this subject. Both have their downfalls and superiorities. Need I say the facts? AK...pistol grip, high capacity(including drum mags and 40+ rounders), small, light, and A LOT of accessories! The SKS...chrome lined barrel, longer barrel(better bullet characteristics), better accuracy, 2 sizes of SKS's available, hi-capacity capable, pistol grip capable, no bulky mags to carry, decent amount of accessories as well and so much cheaper than an AK! But one thing I like about the 2 of them...durability and survivablity. We all know the good things about these rifles anyways. Why do I need to say all this? LOL. Personally, I dont own an AK, but have fired one....I like it....but for me, it has a short pull. Very small rifle for me. The 75 round drum that my friend had in it was NICE though! LOL....I thought I'd never run out of bullets...LOL. The accuracy of course is not the best with a short barrel like the AK's. Oh yeah, burnt my finger too on the barrel. The SKS on the other hand. It has the perfect size for me. Of course I had to get one with a synthetic stock. I wish I had one to accept AK mags, but the 10 round or 20 round fixed magazine will do just fine. The stripper clips are a hell of a lot cheaper to buy next to hi cap mags. All in all, both weapons are great to have and are reliable. I should've bought an AK when I had the chance. But I plan to move out of Kalifornia, so it won't be long til I get one. One is truly an assualt weapon the other more classy, but just as capable. Two different tools for different jobs. For those who have both, "The more the merrier". Those who just have one of the 2, "I'll get one sooner or later"