Been surfing the site for a month or so; looks like a decent community of citizens exercising their right to bare arms...proud to be among you. I'm an informal collector, with a special fondness for Col. Browning's 1911-A1 (varieties) and SASS SAA 45 Colt six guns. I have some smithing experience, modifying, slicking and upgrading various platforms: ie. AR-15; AK 47: SKS; Marlin 1894 lever action; Ruger Vaquero; Browning High-Power; and the 1911's, incl. Kimber, Springfield, Night Hawk, Detonics, Rock Island, etc. What an incredible variety of skillfully wrought and fearsome instruments, is the world of firearms. How sad that they are necessary in this world of perpetual strife, and yet how elegant and humbling when wielded for the greater good. I wonder if the same will be said of lasers and particle beams?