I have recently found myself seriously wanting a rifle for defensive purposes. I don't have the cash to blow on a AR even though I wish I did. So I am more looking for a "budget" type of rifle. I thought I had settled on a kel tec su-16. There is an adapter to mount a pistol grip and M-4 style adjustable stock along with a M-4 style front shroud. It also takes M-4 mags.
Today I have been watching a few vidoes on whats new at the shot show and I noticed saiga rifles that use the A-K action. I was turned off by the lack of rails and such to be able to "tac it out" however I then saw that Tapco makes a conversion kit for it that includes a adjustable stock and rails.
Anyone own a Saiga? Hows the quality/reliablity? Would you recomend it over a SU-16? Is there another low cost rifle out there you would reccomend?