That is sound advice Evan and a smart way to keep things around and "legal". Were I going with a current caliber that I have, I would pick a gun that would do that thus making the decision easier. I am going into a different caliber and am trying to make the most grounded decision I can based on needs/wants and upcoming events. Sadly Oregon is headed the way of California as far as gun laws go. The ballot initiative is now in the signature gathering stage and I believe it will get the needed amount, then on to the election and the Governor's desk for signature. I am now leaning toward the Ruger American which has most of what I want. I can then see if I can refine it to my tastes. Let's hope for the best in all things Oregon right now. My best to you and family. 6 days to retirement!! Lot of coverage in one thread reply!