I agree with everything already said. Saiga 12's are nice. Converting is just a choice of skirts and shoes in my opinion. They work, the trigger can be cleaned and made crisp with standard procedures, and there are a shitload of aftermarket mags that just work. So, if you like military skirts and shoes. If you like Tacticool. And if you like it being something you laid your hands on, then by all means, make it what you want it to be. Just know that it is not a requirement. The beast 15 yards beyond the muzzle will not know the difference.