I've been wanting to have a good platform for customizations. I'd love an AR15 but they are just way out of my price range. What are some good, fun, inexpensive rifles that are also California friendly? My buddy picked up an AK-74 for less than $500, it seems like a very fun rifle. How are those? Also, with the CA laws ... should I go with Pistol grip with a mag lock (bullet button) or no grip with a mag release? I recently saw a "monsterman grip" and it made me cringe. It looks awkward and uncomfortable to hold!