I "grew up" on the M16A1 and then carried an M4 on my Iraq tour..but always loved the M1 and by extension the M14. This brings me to my question about the Springfield M1A.....How much of the rifle is made in Brazil? I'm assuming if the Springfield 1911's come from the "land of the thong"(nothing against thongs!)the M1A must also. Educate me guys!