One night I went down to the American Legion post with my Dad.
I got cornered by this elderly gentleman, wearing a Korean Veteran ball cap, with a slew of campaign ribbons pinned to it, and he proceeded to inform me that the reasons we weren't doing so hot was that we(being the military) had ditched the M-14 and M-1 Garand.
it was worth a chuckle and makes for a good story.
NRA Life Member
Me: "The .45 GAP was an answer to the question nobody asked."
Trooper pal: "Says the guy who thinks .38 Super and 10mm are viable pistol calibers and gets mad when Wal-Mart doesn't have them."