Usually, CYMA has some GREAT AK's for the prices, I'm sure you got this already from another person on
here, but here's what I'm thinking of getting: http://www.evike.com/products/30129/
Also, CYMA AK's are usually metal and have an average FPS of 390~ or even 400~ give or take.
Not only that, but they're very affordable and you can find extra mags on this Evike site. I think the CYMA
AK's with the wood furniture are beautiful, but I like a more tactical blackish look.
Anyways, I would say to start with a CYMA and just research into other good brands that make good AK's.
Hope this helps :)