Hi all, first post from Chicago suburbs DuPage County! Union local 134 Fire & Security life good again! Ordered my first (real?) rifle the last week in February. Very excited as I've been looking for a rifle and had fell for the MVP 27700 beaut since middle of 2015, but then outta work and money. Finally saved up, and made a decision. Picked up the Nikon P223 4-14x40, hope I can get proper rings as I couldn't find any info on this forum. Picked up the MVP5.56/.223 the first week in March: Bad 3" x 1/4" splinter sticking out about a 1/4" out at the fore-end! Whatta disappointment in QC (assuming it was overlooked at QC). Gave it back for a new one. 2nd try: Barrel touches the fore-end. And I mean really touches the fore-end. Drove back and we'll try again. Picking up today for third attempt, all looks good according to FFL, but how good is QC when I actually "use" it? How good is Customer Service when I actually have a mechanical issue? SHEEESH!