So which worse, being told you are missing a screw or have a few screws loose? Why do you want to shorten the stock?
That's a tough one....I think I'd rather have my rifle complete and be called a few screws loose. The stock short? It is an A1 stock, and the kit came with an A2 stock screw, which is to long and it restricts the buffers movement to the rear. As I'm not building an m16a2 style (yet), and I'd have to buy a new stock kit for that, I'll just cut the screw to the A1 length and be done with it.
Not mine, but belongs to a good buddy of mine. He had a gunsmith specializing on five sevens work on it. Ridiculous amount of money spent on this sucker. I'm not sure how practical this gun is, but it's fun as hell to shoot.
Agreed, Kilo. And one thing I don't need is another damn caliber to have to crowd my ammo shelf. As much as I like .40 S&W, what has largely kept me from buying another pistol in that caliber is the logistics. I have four pistols in .45 ACP and five in 9mm, and it makes sense to stick with those two calibers, for the sake of practicality.
Looks like you had a good time. I was going to go take a couple of my FALs, my HB AR, and my CZ75 out today, but my son is sick and I gotta watch our daughter while my wife takes care of the little guy.