There are a few great debates among hoplophiles that will never be resolved. GLOCK vs. 1911, .45 ACP vs 9mm, AR vs. AK. If you’re one of the legion who answer AK in the great rifle platform face-off, you’re in good company. While Mikhail Kalashnikov’s design may not offer the modularity that Eugene Stoner’s gun does, it makes up for it in robustness and reliability.
If you’re planning on dropping a few hints with Santa about what you’d like to see under the tree on Christmas morning, here’s our list of six great options under $800. We’re sure the jolly old elf will appreciate the suggestions.