Thats where our choice of firearms makes a difference . There is a reason that all the freedom fighters , insurgents , and guerillas around the world are using either the AK , or the FAL . They rarely break , and are not fussy by nature . Are they the best ? No , but they will most likely keep you alive by not letting you down . ARs are good weapons , BUT they are on the needy side , in comparison . AR guys accept this and plan accordingly , but it is a consideration . ” The best ” is always up for debate , a SCAR 17 would most likely be better than all above , but its expensive . ” Good enough ” is what I’m after . AKs with a good barrel fit that role nicely .FALs are one of the best general purpose rifles around IMHO .