I gave in to the panic a few days after the incident, and filled a hole in my tiny collection while I felt I could still do so relatively cheaply. I purchased an FN FS2000 and 120 rounds of 5.56 at uninflated prices prior to Christmas. I love the rifle, have no issues with the manual of arms, trigger or ergonomics...I just havent been able to go shoot the thing yet, and its killing me! Hopefully, I will be able to buy some more ammunition at a reasonable price soon so that I can replace and build on the meager ammount I have on hand. Luckily, my CHL came in at the same time, so I was able to divert my attention to a belt and holster. That search and the ability to finally carry my Kimber has taken some of the sting away.
#1 rule of machining: If it doesnt feel, sound, smell or fit right, stop!