Dpris you pretty much confirmed my suspicion, watching the reintroduction of the not-really-94 from the sidelines. To give you some idea of how far we've fallen... when I was a 16 year old kid, a post 64 Model 94 was not something to brag on. Now-and 40 years later-I would be delighted to see those post-64's on the rack at WalMart.
“Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals. It can only be ensured by instinct, sharpened by thought practicing the stroke so often that at the crisis it is as natural as a reflex.” ~ T. E. Lawrence