Well it's official, I now have more experience with the AR15 and next to my AK it definitely "looks" and "feels" like a nicer gun. Problem is that the two AR15's that I fired this weekend were two seperate brands (S&W M&P15 and DPMS) and both had numerous FTF and FTE. Both rifles were almost brand new and cleaned prior to firing. They felt so great and I wanted to like them (they look and feel much more refined than my AK) but of the two AR15's and my AK, only my Interordnance AK ran reliably. We only fired a few hundred rounds of .223 and of that we had probably a dozen malfunctions with a range of brass ammo. The AR's definitely beat my AK in terms of accuracy but I have learned a new appreciation for the ugly but reliable AK. Is this normal? Just bad luck? I'm genuinely curious now because literally 2/3 of the AR's I have fired had pretty frequent issues. Experiences? Did they need broken in more? Picky platform?