I want to replace a new unfired RAS 47 with an AK of better quality, but I'd like to stay below $1,000. if I can. I'm prepared to spend more if necessary, but I'd rather not. The RAS had great reviews, so when I decided to go to the AK platform, it was a no brainer between the price and reviews. Anyway the guys at the AK Operators Union had one pretty much have issues that now give me pause about the gun. This is my SHTF rifle and I need a good one. Apparently the RAS 47 is okay for the casual AK shooter, but not for if my life or the lives of others are at stake. I have a a bit of gun knowledge, but I'm pretty much an AK noob, so please explain your thinking. Thanks in advance for the help.