I realize this is an archived thread, however, we felt it was necessary to respond to these issues. First off, the rifle shown is an older build from our facility in North Carolina. Yes there were issues with our build quality. Since our move to Florida we have invested in new tooling including state of the art CNC machinery and new personnel company wide. We have completely revamped all processes of our manufacturing and quality control. All parts are US made! We DO NOT use surplus parts in any aspect of our manufacturing. All of our rifles carry a no hassle lifetime warranty and we will stand behind it. We have made changes for the better and are ready to prove it to you! Thank you.