(snicker) right, more durable.
Over here in most parts of the US the 16 is the way to go. But over their? NO. They need somthing else. The average American can keep a 16 running under those conditions but folks that grew up with AKs will tire of the constant attention required
No kidding. The M16 is a great gun, if you can take care of it...and not leave it outside of the tent in a sandstorm.