Iíve never owned an AK, but am doing research now. Iíve read enough positive and negative stuff about the WASR to believe they are fine. I donít care about the rough looks they may have, tho canted sights reports I see have me concerned. In fact, I want a beater. I actually stumbled into a store that had one in stock the other day. It was rough in appearance, but felt nice. It had a bayonet on it, and with the bayonet on, the gun was quite front end heavy. Without the bayonet, it felt nice. The only reason I did not buy it, was because he was asking $590, but came down to $550. About $100 to $150 overpriced.
WASR is probably all most of us need.
Will Fly for Food... and more Ammo