Welcome to the forum!
Geez.....your first post and already opening a can of worms. LOL!
Seems like a lot of guys like the WASRs. I have no experience with them, but I read a lot and come across many threads. Through my observations.....these seem to be the best bang for the buck. True complete surplus imports will cost you if you can find. Everything else is made 922r compliant here in the US by vendors that swap parts such as Century, or rebuilt here in the US out of surplus parts.
Having a neighbor with FFL is great. I still keep thinking that I should get mine. Just haven't verified the initial cost yet.