I hear many different opinions on how bad or good a Norinco or PolyTech rifle is. In my opinion it comes down to name and re-sale value. Here in VA the ChiCom rifles virtually have no re-sale value. No-one here wants to pay more than $400 - $500 for one. If you buy yours and it works and you never sell it then the only thing that you have to worry about is warranty. Who willl provide the lifetime warrranty on a ChiCom rifle?