Ok, I've decided my next gun will be an AK variant, and I'm between 3 rifles right now. If anyone has reccomendations or any experience with these rifles please let me know what you think! If the SLR-106 I'm looking at is more accurate with the .223 over the 7.62, I'll most likely go with that, but please share your thoughts Smile --------- Romanian (Century) WASR-10 ($450): (yes I know there's a thread about this but I didn't want to threadjack!) - ugly as sin. It looks like they picked it up off a casualty from Iraq or something. Not the best finish, looks thrown together, wood looks like I carved it with the skill I had when I was making pine cars in cub scouts... It looks like the serial numbers look were applied by hand by someone who isn't familiar with the Arabic number system or the English alphabet, and they were probably inebriated. fire control group and trigger, heard of some trigger slap issues. Even with all that it's a reliable rifle for about $450 new (yes I know it's a lot but I live in MD..) ---------- Arsenal SAM-7 Classic ($900-1100?) (if I can find one): I know it's going to cost a little more, but this is the "original" AK-47 design. Milled receiver, blond wood furniture, barrel nut (no brake). Would love to get my hands on one either solid stock or underfolder. ---------- Arsenal SLR-106FR ($950): This is a nice piece. It's in .223, and looks like a direct copy of the Izhmash AK-101. I compared it side-by-side with the WASR-10 at the shop the other day. It reminded me of comparing my beat up '94 Civic with a giant rusty dent in the quarter panel next to a new '07 WRX STi. One looks like junk, the other looks refined and well made. Finish is top-notch (nice even black color, matching on all parts). Markings looked laser-etched or stamped and were clear and easy to read. The rifle felt rock solid, awesome trigger. Smooth bolt, not loose at all but not tight. I would probably replace the solid folding stock with the skeleton one, since I really like the look of the standard AK-74S. However I hear this one is pretty nice so I'll keep it so I can swap whenever I like.