The idea of building a AK variant sounds fun, but looks like I missed the bus when it comes to cheap parts kits. (These are the best examples that I can find) IE: http://www.centerfiresystems.com/kit-rom-uf-b.aspx OR https://www.apexgunparts.com/product_info.php/products_id/1322 And https://www.apexgunparts.com/product_info.php/cPath/57/products_id/1320 Either kit is minus a stamped receiver, and the blood, sweat, tears, and beers that would go into building them. For about the same price, at least I guess, as person can get a Saiga Carbine from Classic Arms ($339.99) and do a high cap/pistol grip conversion and end up with a much higher quaility rifle. Russian parts, and a new rifle. OR From talking to other people in the local area, I can hussle a couple of local gun shops and walk out the door with a WASR-10, for around $400 and not have to worry about fixing/making/building anything. Not to say the quaility would be higher, just to say it would be a easily avenue to take. I think it would be easy to say "build your own", but I can't find any of the >$150 kits that all the other threads were talking about over two years ago. Those are long gone, and if they are being sold, are marked up another $100. A Saiga would be fun, but after doing a conversion, it seems they start to hit some of the prices of other AK's/AKM's on the market. If you were in the position to either build/convert/buy from scratch starting today, what would you do? Any sort of feedback is welcomed.