I must say, it is an incredibly impressive piece of Eastern European hardware. This is one of the most expensive AKs on the market and the price, in my opinion, is absolutely worth it. I fired 440 rounds of Red Army Standard 7.62x39mm ball with 0 malfunctions of any kind through a Bulgarian-produced Circle 10 magazine today. The trigger on this gun is outstanding; light and with minimal creep. Every part appears to have has been installed by the Bulgarian craftsman with very good precision. The receivers on these rifles are hot die forged with 5 1/2 hours of milling time, and are legendary in their strength and durability, with one example having survived three hundred thousand fired rounds at a shooting range in Las Vegas. Cold hammer forged chrome lined barrel, 100% Bulgarian milspec throughout with top quality components and metallurgy for all parts. I am EXTREMELY pleased with this gun. With the stock irons it appeared right on at the 50 meters I tested it at. I will provide a more thorough range review in coming days. This entire gun drips with old world combloc utilitarianism and stength! All experts in the Kalashnikov field say this is the one AK to get if you could only have one. I now see what they mean. -J.C.F.