... Only problem is the slide wont ride completely forward when pulled back and one magazine is EXTREMELY hard to release. I am out to shoot it this weekend and see how I like it.
Sounds like a WASR, let the bolt slam forward as it will hang on the hammer if you ride it forward. Shouldn't be a problem when you fire the rifle.
Need more info on the magazines before commenting. Is the tight mag a plastic fantastic thingie or a real steel comblock mag? Do other mags fit better? What types work and don't work? If plastic not surplus steel, what brand?