I actually have 3 mosins...2 carbines and one 91/30. They really are fun guns to shoot but more than that they are a piece of history. The cost was great, 3 of them for less than 400 dollars. I have 2 ars that cost in total over 2000 dollars. The mosin is probably the hi point of the long gun world but I encourage everyone, before you knock it, to understand that the mosin was very instrumental in defeating the nazis in WW2. If you want a piece of history that began turning up in the late 19th century and can't afford a thousand bucks for a "cheap" garand, get a mosin.