griz - thanks for info. I think I'll try to drop down to the local range to see what up. Sent the Mad River Rangers an e-mail re joining the club, and info, but no response. Like you indicate, I was worried about spending big $ on a rig that wasn't good quality. I was particulary concerned about rigs made with leather that has been "aged" to get that "authentic look". I assume that the aging process would take a lot out of the useful life of the leather. But what the heck do I know. I'll follow my gut instincts. Anyways, thanks for your input and happy shooting.