When I first received my AKM, I was astonished by the external features that It presented. The folding CQB stock is great, and extends pretty far for those with long arms. The cheek riser moves only a bit, but it fits very well for me. The flip up iron sights are awesome, and the rear sights are removable for those who prefer scopes or sights. I'm very happy with the gun's performance as well, as hitting targets from far away is a breeze for me now. Groupings are also very nice once the iron sights have been adjusted for the operator. Takedown of the gun is very easy and straightforward, and allows for easy access to the gearbox. I would also like to point out that the gearbox is an ARES gearbox and is plastic. I've heard rumors of people having problems with these breaking, but in my opinion, these breakages can be avoided or decreased in how often they occur. A simple sorbo padding install in the gearbox along with a radiusing of the gearbox window will allow this gearbox to function under more stress and last longer. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase and I can't wait to find out if I can buy a metal gearbox for this gun.
-Great performance to justify the money spent
-In my opinion, this gun is externally beautiful
-Very easy takedown
-Easy to change barrels to a longer one if desired
-Feels very solid in your hands, with a great balance of light weight, and the feeling of a quality gun
-Plastic gearbox that has the possibility of breaking (this hasn't happened to me, but as a precaution, I reinforced the front of the gearbox by adding sorbo padding and radiusing the windows of the gearbox.)
-Uses a clockwise thread on the barrel, so if a barrel extension/silencer or a flash hider is desired, you should get an adapter or find an extension or flash hider that works with clockwise threads.
-In all honesty, that's it for me. I'm very very happy with this purchase, and I always find myself looking forward to using this gun. Aesthetically, it's a beautiful gun, and I love the performance from it.