Whirlibird your wife has the coolest pink AK I have ever seen. Tell her if I saw a woman coming at me with that pink AK I would run as fast as I could.
Around here everyone that owns an AR they are Colts for some reason. So that maybe what I would get.
But the price of the AK are cheap and the ammo is too so I may buy one after I get the Colt. I really think that having these two weapons in a SHTF is very important.
I do own a FAL L1A1 Sporter CAR .308 which I purchased about 15 years ago and is in new condition. The only problem with the FAL is it is a little heavy. Not the easiest weapon to handle but very powerful.