Originally Posted by ta1588
Price options are pushing me toward AK-47 and SKS (leaning toward SKS mostly cause they're cheaper and i think theyre good lookin) I would have to say the biggest void I have would definitely be a rifle with some more power than a .22. I have a handgun that will work for now. I'm not too big on handguns anyways. There was a very nice chinese SKS at my local gun shop for about $235 a while back so I'm hoping when I get the $ he will still have it! Of course once that void is filled I'll be looking at handguns! 1911!!!!
I have really enjoyed my SKS, Norinco. It isn't as cheap to shoot as a .22, but it's more fun to me. I paid a bit more for mine, last year, so the price looks good to me (depending on quality of course). There are lots of toys for the SKS, but if you are thinking telescopic sights, you may have a bit of difficulty mounting it. The receiver cover mounts seem wiggle-prone & the two i have have to be re-zeroed each time you break it down for cleaning. One of the mounts i have barely got installed before i decided to dump it. There are peep sights available & i'm lusting after one brand of them, though the factory sights are adequate for me really.
I feel your pain on the decision matrix; i am lusting after at least a half dozen firearms at this moment. I will buy one lucky winner in the next couple of weeks, probably a GP100, but maybe a Draco AK pistol (just for fun).