Yeah Gunny, I hear you loud & clear, glad to know there are at least two of us on here that share the same affliction.Gunnyhiway wrote: ↑Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:09 amAnd I thought I was the only person who felt that way.
I have never owned any weapon that has had that kind of attachment on me until I bought my first M1A years ago. That rifle was a SAInc. standard circa 1990 and was put together in the "Golden Age" of SA as far as most if not all parts were USGI issue as they were quite abundant at that time.
I have owned, used and had the opportunity to fire many rifles in my day, FALs, M1 Garands, ARs of all types etc. very good ones to be sure but I have never had any model that was made "just for me" like the M14 was.
Call me crazy but It just feels..................right.
Oh yeah, it shoots damn good too !
On another note, when talking to fellow gun owning co-workers about how much I like (love) the M1-A , the accuracy and almost non-existent recoil for a fairly large caliber rifle, I tend to get a lot of "deer in the headlights" looks from them, they are either shot gun, bolt action or AR aficionados or all three, which is OK.
I have owned a few AR's but they dont hold the same appeal for me as the M1-A.
I'm not saying the modern versions of the AR aren't fine rifles.
There are scores of very sexy variations of the AR out there.
This might sound crazy to most folks but the "ka-chunk ka-chunk" I hear when shooting the M1-A puts a big smile on my face compared to the "twang twang" I hear when shooting the AR.