I am relieved....pleased, yes pleased, for the most part with my new VZ-2008 by Century Arms. I got it from Classic Arms for $490, which BTW has an awsome deal on Yugo brass cased, lead bullet, mild corrosive primer, 7.62 x 39 ammo....at .22 cents a round. I bought 5k rounds in .50 cal metal ammo boxes. Way cheaper than the Wolf they also sell. It's a huge initial expense for me. But, I now have reloadable brass/lead bullet ammo for a long time to come, at least a year.. I shot the ammo at my local indoor range and it really did not smell bad or make me stand out as shooting dirty commie surplus ammo. Although, I must say when I first opened the ammo can, the smell was very wierd....like something very old, if you get my meaning. They've also got Haji 223 brass ammo. Price seems not to bad, I think around .32 cents a round. Can't exactly remember. I don't know, the VZ-2008 shoots real good, looks real good, feels real good and is svelt and light to handle and stow. I've already broken her down after a 60 meal with no FTF,FTE. The finish is a matte grey with no shine. I like it and have no problems with it. The overall quality of the finish is about 8/10 to 9/10. The wire folding stock is excellent, yet needs a rubber pad to protect the side of the reciever, when folded. It locks open and folded. It has one HUGE machine screw fastening it to the reciever. I had zero comfort issues with maintaning a good cheak weld, when shooting the rifle. I don't know if the non-folding stock will work with this model. I was going to buy one from Czechpoint, but now am unsure about it. The furniture is that wood flake polymer, whatever you call it material. The pistol grip is excellent, even for my large hands. I give it an A. The top and bottom foregrips are very slim and comfortable to hold. Breakdown and reassembly is very easy and intuitive. The magazine fitment is a bit loose side-to-side and a tad looser then that up-and-down. An empty mag is quite wobbly. A full mag reduces that impression greatly. I don't think it's an issue for reliability. I'll report any change with that once I get an afternoon to put a few hundred rounds through it. I'm a left hand shooter and the mag release on the left side is perfect for me. I use my longer middle finger to actuate the release. The safety is easy for to select F for fire; but, I have a problem moving it back to S safety due to the tight action of the safety. No biggie. The mag release for me is a huge bonus. Some negatives: 1. No manual/paperwork 2. Slant break indexing notch is out of spec...maybe. What I mean is that the pin that locks into the muzzle break locks it at about 11 o'clock before the muzzle break is properly, symetrically, correctly positioned. I did edit this post and took out the comment about bad quality control, after I saw a YouTube video of a guy shooting his AK and his slant break was oriented the exact same way. I will be calling Century Arms to have this addressed. This is a pretty sweet and unique gun. I would recommend it. I can't imagine how much better the Czechpoint will be. I may get both after I recover from this expense. I have pictures. But nowhere to host. If anyone can host these, let me know and I'll email the pictures.