So my parents have pretty much nixed an AR for graduation due largely to financial reasons (save a PS90 which isn't what I am looking for at the moment). That being said, that frees up the fact that some money will be coming my way in May. I am thinking it might be time to take the plunge and put an AR on the credit card. In this market it isn't really going to lose value, and I would much rather regret buying one and having a hard time paying it off- then regret not buying one and never getting one. Absolute worst case scenario that I can foresee is I would have to sell it to pay the credit card off (and not really worried about a loss in value at this time). So worst case scenario I end up where I began. That being said, I have been keeping my eye on SU16s on the auction sites and this is probably my best bet in the range of "what I am looking for" coupled with affordability. But I do prefer the more stereotypical m-variant(I'm sure there is a fancy term) so will be keeping my eyes peeled at this weekends gun show. So my question is this... Are there any affordable AR's that I should avoid? This could include kaleshnikovs as well, though I would probably rather splurge $800 on an SU16 than on a kaleshnikov (even if it were cheaper) at this time.