After reading up on the AR platform, I have changed my mind about their usefulness and appropriateness for a variety of purposes. I used to hold a more negative opinion.
That being said, there remain certain exigent conditions that prevent me from acquiring an AR type rifle. My question is, what rifle would you recommend as a suitable substitute for an AR? Something that could perform well in the same sort of defensive circumstances.
Any information is appreciated,. Two-hour opinions gratefully accepted.