It is amazing how many of the myths keep surfacing....
Agreed, Pat. Now, for your next article, could you describe the history of the .44 mag Desert Eagle that was issued to Force Recon during Desert Storm. According, this thread I read once, it had a satin stainless finish, for durability and reduced glare.
Tam, I agree 100%. We don't always have to have the same tools and techniques, because our needs vary. When I first set up my M4gery, Pat explained to me the benefits of the vertical foregrip, but simply grabbing the mag well worked was as effective for me. Now, after a night shoot where the value of dedicated light became clear, I'm going to give the VFG and rail system a chance. But the only reason it will be there is because I saw a need for it, not because someone else is using it.