Dunno how it happened, all I had on my mind for the last week was AK and that's all I would consider buying at the gun show. Well, after paying my TEN DOLLARS to get in I looked around, trying to get past all the fat guys... I swear 90% of the people at the show were 250lb+. You couldn't get up and down aisles. Anyways, after looking around for about an hour the best price I see is a decent looking WASR-10 for $499 but after seeing one in person they're a lot smaller than I expected, especially the wood stock. I didn't like it enough to spend $499 on it and would've got a GSG-5 I saw at another table if I wanted to spend $500. But anyways, I walk around and see an SKS with an ATI Fiberforce (Dragunov style) stock, scope, and 30 round detachable mag, on a table it really caught my eye. It was on one of those cheapie $10 bipods for display and it just looked bad ass. At first I thought it was an AK by the way it had the plastic forearm top with the AK-looking vents in it. The receiver and barrel were brand new without all the nasty gouges and rough spots that my old SKS had, it looked like a new gun. So I got him down to $400 and I kinda regretted paying $400 for an SKS but considering I love what the guy did to it and it was practically new I just screw it and bought it. The bipod was just for display so I didn't get it but I ordered one of the bipods that replace the bayonet and fold up so I can't wait for it to get here. My only complaint about the gun is that maybe its me but it just seems so damn heavy... I'll definitely need the bipod to get any decent shots with that scope. Sorry, long story, dunno why I am even posting this.... Guess its just weird that I used to really not like the SKS's style, even after owning a Yugo, and I always hated the Dragunov style Fiberforce stock but when seeing it with the mag and scope it looks very bad ass IMO. And I'm just hoping that shooting-wise the SKS is as good as the AK-47 when it comes to quality and accuracy.