Down through the years I have accumulated a number of firearms. But, somehow the one I wanted most has always eluded me. That gun is the M1A/M14. I think that, if I was told I could only have ONE gun, I would want an M1A. So, why don't I have one?
Well, it's mostly because of the cost. I mean, when you could buy brand new SKSs for less than $100, you don't think of spending $1,000 or more for a gun! When AK47s were a lot lower price than they are now, that's what you got. When you could buy a Mini-14 for $200-$300, it seemed like a better deal. I never have been rich. I could have saved up the money for an M1A, but it was exciting to obtain all the others, so I did. I feel that I am well prepared for an uncertain future, but, if the money ever comes my way, I would like to give a good home to an M1A.