I guess the title says it all. I'm seriously considering a birthday present for myself... After looking at several brands of commercial manufactured M! carbines, I've settled on the Auto-Ordnance. I cannot really afford a collector grade or even reman USGI veteran...the prices are bizarre. I can get this one, brand new in the box for $660, and it has a warranty! I don't intend to just look at it, I intend to shoot the hell out of it...another reason NOT to look for an original. What I have read, and from a couple of other's experience, is that the break in period of around 150 rounds will be the time any issues will show up. After break in, they seem to be flawless. The group size at 100 yds is better than the Inland (I was considering that one, too) and the price is quite a bit lower. Near as I can tell it's 100% USGI compatible. Anybody out there own one that can tell me about their experience with it?