Help me decide on which AK.
I am planning on buying an AK in the next month. I was thinking of getting either an Romainian WASR or a Sagia Conversion from Classic Arms:
For geneal information, this would be my first semi-auto rifle, first experieince with an AK. I plan on using the gun for plinking/fun and as a SHTF bug out gun.
The Saiga is about $10 dollars more than the WASR-10. From what I have seen the Sagia is supposed to be a better quality. I really can't decide if I like the wood or the plastic furniture.
I am assuming the plastic is slightly lighter?
Since the Saiga is a conversion I assume the reciever will have the trigger notch in the original sporter location, and the pistol grip covers that? Is there an issue with this weakening the reciever or with dirt being able to get into the reciever?
They also have another AK in all black that has a rail type forearm. This might be nice to have as I may want to eventually trick it out with a red dot or other optic and a light.
I may decide to paint the gun cammo if I go with the plastic.
Another option that I have is a LGS has two WASR underfolders. The price is $390, but then I would have to pay sales tax (6% here). I have heard that the underfolders are not as easy to shoot, and not as comfortable plus you don't have the option of going to a fixed stock with them.
I would appreciate any input on pluses and minuses of the models.