Euc; your SKS sounds almost like mine....basic wood stock, however. I bought mine on a group deal at my Squadron for $59 in 93 simply cuz "They are gonna ban them, better get one now while you can." No extras whatsoever.
It's plenty of gun for the front or back door and it's certainly more gun than any sidearm. I agree that stripper clips are the way to go (10 rd for me). Those detachable mags don't do you any good if they're not 100% reliable, as my internal 10 rd mag is.
I've got a RRA AR (16" bbl, colapsable stock, NM 2 stage trgr) on the way to my local FFL, already got 600rds or 5.56, an EOTech 512, and 8 of the USGI 30 rd black Teflon mags on hand. I plan on getting another upper receiver with more bbl & mounting a scope for longer range.