I would try to find someone has an old A-5. Plenty were made. Hopefully you can find someone. I have kinda started collecting them. I have 5 at this point. They aren't for everyone. Some of my buddies like them, some can't shoot them or stand them. I would try to track one down to try. Of course if you find a good deal on one you should be able to turn it over pretty quick, if it's a light twenty or sweet sixteen. If you find yourself in VA let me know. I'll let you try a few.