Thanks for that post , I only disagree about one point . For me , the AK is by far more user friendly than the FAL . I like the FAL , but the thing that bothers me the most about it , to the point where I was considering selling it , are the controls being on the left hand side , I hate that . Most weapon designs are right hand controls . I’m left handed , and you would think I would love things being on the left ………..not so , other than that , I love it . I like to use lithium grease , but be careful ! that stuff likes to travel , you will find it in your shorts if dont watch it .