I had to go out to the range today...you guys inspire me...I took a 1911 (45), xd 40, sig 226 (9mm), Ar15, and an M1 garand. Glad to get some trigger time. The bad part is now I've got some cleaning to do. You guys have to get an M1 if you havent already. As american as apple pie...watch you thumb though, there is a right way to load it. You grip the rifle with your hand in a manner to keep the charging handle back while you press the clip down with your thumb until you hear a click, then smack the charging handle and let 'em go. Boom X8 then pting...Gotta love it.