In today’s Tactical Wire:
There are a lot of accessories out there for the AK, but I think it’s perfect as is. You just have to remember what it was designed for, and learn and practice the techniques for operating it. If you don’t own one it’s still a good idea to know how to work them. There are millions of them out there, and your chance of coming across one is very likely. If you’re fighting with a pistol, and the opportunity to acquire an AK comes up, you need to be able to use it properly. (emphasis mine)
The embolden part is actually the most important part of that, because I think that in the whole AK vs. AR kerfuffle that too many people are trying to make the AK into an AR, or compare rifles that aren’t really comparable. The AK was well and truly born out of the sewers and streets of Stalingrad, in the sense that the battles the Russians fought in WWII shaped their combat infantry doctrine.