A gun is an expensive club without ammo… i tended to stick with readily available calibers for north america where i reside. As for price ak for the dollar value is a great weapon but i think it will become difficult in SHFT to get ammo for it after first few years. But that is a guess you never know.
That is reason to buy a few carbines so you can use pistol ammo out to 200m. even a old gun like a DeLisle.