First of all, thanks for the add to the site. I currently live in the North Texas area, and have worked in law enforcement in the DFW area for 12 years now. I do not currently own an M14 pattern rifle, but have always had a fascination with them since my dad built me a toy M14 out of plywood to beat back the imaginary hordes in rural Oklahoma. Every time I purchase a new firearm I try to make an as informed purchase as possible. I figure that this is the place to learn as much as possible from others that know way more about this rifle than I do.