I have been researching for my next gun that I will buy once I become employed again Being laid off is the worst time to catch the bug I know. Anyways, my buddy and I went to burro canyon yesterday to sight in his AR scope. I look over and see a guy pull out a socom 2, it was love at first sight. I have been reading up on these guns for a while now and decided if I ever have the money I will own one. During the line break I asked him where he got it and how it shot so on and so on. We got to talking and he told me I could shoot it after the line was hot again. So I shot a mag through it and had the biggest ***** eating grin on my face. I am 100% in love with this really expensive gun. I have heard of a lot of guys on this forum rave about the m1a and never thought I would have the chance to shoot it. It is heavy and thus reduces muzzle flip (compared to my friends AR). It looks SICK, accurate as hell with just iron sights. So if the guy that let me shoot his gun yesterday is on these forums, thank you again you made my week. I do have a couple questions.... I have read a bunch of threads on here about them and you can get a few diff configurations. Springfield arms is a good manufacturer from what i understand. My question is do they even make them anymore? Or are they just really hard to find, because no gun shops have them.