Got my first SKS. I dig stripper clips so I kept it as a fixed mag. I have plenty of other rifles that have mags. Not a huge fan of wood furniture, I know it's a classic but had to ditch it. I put 400 rounds through it with out a problem. Putting it together took some work, had to file down the railed receiver cover to fit. The kit I put on required you to re use the gas system, that was fun to remove! I suggest that people just buy the $25 Tapco assembly. It took some fitting to get the cover on and drilling to get the pin out. Overall I'm happy with it .its a change from my AR obsession.