AK: Child's Play?
I think your 11-year-old can handle an AK if these little guys can...While on a recent firing session, my 11 year old daughter had problems pulling the charging handle back on the AR. Its difficult for her to pull the handle back and hold the AR fully loaded in the other hand...It seems that the AK might be a better choice for a young adult as there is no charging handle on the AK. Just cam into magazine in place, pull the bolt back and let it rip. The AK also has less button, bells and whistles to have to worry about.