Pops tells me that Frost knows all about these weapons. Live in Charlotte and starting my reasearch and any help would be appreciated from anyone. If only going to buy one, which would be the best for range time and personal protection and why.
For range plinking both are good candidates. The AR has a lot of accessories were as the AK not so much. Both are fun to shoot weather it be competition or just for fun however personally there are a lot more options for personal protection or home defense.
Brownells has a nice tutorial online for the complete build. Takes about 30 minutes.
This is the way I have gone for my three AR15 rifles. Very happy with all parts and service from both companies. Other modifications were purchased from Impact Guns as I have a need for YHM parts such as BUIS, rails and suppressors.