Well, the wifey said absolutely HELL NO to a real AK-47. Maybe a .22, but she's still a little iffy. So what'd I do? I found a Norinco SKS at a decent price (decent for around here, anyway) and bubba'd her up. Until I stumbled upon this one, the only ones I had seen were Yugos for $250 with the silly bayonet and grenade launcher, and one or two Norincos with sporter stocks for $400. I paid $150 for this puppy, and although it has one or two rough cosmtic spots, the bore shines like a mirror and it functions very well mechanically. Yes, it's not an AK, and I make no pretenses, but it's the closest I can get to an assault rifle. And at any rate, I'm sure it'll be fun to shoot. Share them bubba'd SKSes!