Just thought I'd introduce myself. The first and only time I held/fired a M14 was in basic training at Fort Jackson circa 1963. It handled quite nicely and somehow I managed to make sharpshooter with it. (I think someone else was hitting my targets). Never saw or held one since that time. I do have several Garands and 1903's, but now I'm looking into a M14 or I should say M1a. Hopefully, I'll find some when I drive up to Camp Perry for a look see..