gods jon, if your going to quote him you could have at lease threw in some carriage returns to make some paragraphs for the rest of us.
One could also point out, that just because a company "can" make something to millspec, and has sold to the Gov't or other agencies under contract to meet millspec, does not mean that the same product is what they are releasing to the public. My faith in corporate, especially the big ones, is low and I question everything.
I will trust a small company that has built a reputation for top notch products and stand behind them 100% before the mega-corps that their first step in warranty is deny all claims.
Listen to everyone. Make your decisions based on the information you get, and your needs. If it weren't for people like jonconsiglio, I would have ended up with a sub par rifle, that realistically would have been just fine for all I am probably going to be able to shoot it for the next few years, but I know I wanted top notch, reliable, and quality. I blew my budget by $800 and counting (and I had a HUGE budget to begin with considering I wanted complete, no adding to it as I go along - damn accessories will kill ya). I will have what I hope a seasoned combat operator would gladly take into the field. That will be more than good enough for me.