There is something about the AUG's built-in 1.5x scope that makes shouldering and sighting with that circle reticle the most intuitive thing in the world.Why the Aug? It's in my consideration list, but I'd like to know why it's your go to option.
Not to be boringly non-controversial <devil>, but:
Many of the current wunder-ARs make me feel like I need a big manual. AKs rule the roost for reliability but are harder for the irregulars to hit anything with.
No bias here, but obviously G3s, FALs and other battle rifles are the coolest and most desireable ... but are also more awkward.
Again, I'm thinking about those newbie shooters. And in the kind of real life "tactical" situations I specified, we here are almost all newbies.
I didn't state my definition of "best" for a life-and-death tactical situation where the specified tool was a light semi-auto, presumably with detachable high-cap mag. (Low-profile Minis with their 5-round make me smile. )
Now this all has me thinking that for that scenario, the standard of most intuitive for a newbie to pick up and be effective with is not a bad one, and not just for the newbs.
On my own hook, I scratched my head over a couple, but with a little training I'd feel confident - as much as possible - with almost everything mentioned here. Maybe this is a golden era, everything from space-guns to fine old .308 warhorses.