Bud, you're reading WAY to much into my posts. I never slammed tapco ("When bent and fit, a tapco flat will work, there is no doubt.")
I only stated that I think AK-Builder flats are superior. So much so, I've acquired enough AK-Builder flats to redo all my home-bent AK rifles with them.
And really, I asked for enlightenment on the cleco fasteners with regards to assembling an AK. Never argued about them. I've used them and other fasteners in the past. Just because we have a difference of opinion does not make expressing that opinion an argument. I can say I won't refrain from expressing *my* opinion simply because it might not match *your* opinion. If that's arguing in your eyes, I offer no apology, but wish you the best in your efforts in any case.