my point wasn't that, it was the gucci crowd mentality and how utterly ridiculous they are. The only stronger case for marketing effect on consumer I've ever seen is Japanese snow companies convincing Japanese people the snow there is different so only Jap made winter items will work. After that, the US gun mkt is 2nd for stupidity
Never happened to me either but I have very little time on one. Just some fun at the range with a friends M1 and I was very diligent so as not to let it happen.
Given enough time I could see getting my thumb pinched at some point.
I have every 'law enforcement including Mexican' Colt lower series they ever made. Lots of Colt /rifles/stuff Sold off most of the scopes but kept the 1st series 3x in pristine condition, impossible to find now.
Now I'm strictly buying LMT for complete rifles