Ready to add an AK47 to the mix - might even rotate AR out once I get one. There are so many variations and a lot of confusing information on the interweb, so I am turning to the NWFA network for info and perspectives. Let's play nice though. Is there a local resource (Portland area) to go see, fondle, learn and purchase from? Is there an online resource to recommend (perhaps a NWFA posting to point to)? I found the link below and thought it was a good read, but no idea of accuracy or alignment to other's opinions. http://blog.cheaperthandirt.com/so-youre-thinking-of-buying-an-ak-47/ Lastly - what do you recommend as a starter AK47 in the $500 range? What to look for … and what to avoid, for example; yes consider Century Arms or no, avoid them.