Hi all. I've been lurking for some time but thought it was time to join up (the forum that is!) and get involved. One questino I have had for some time is regards to our good old standby, the SA80 or more specifically, the shiney new A2 modded version. Every now and then when the press are bored they drag out the 'crap unreliable rifle' story with a few anecdotes. From what I've heard from MoD people third hand they think it is now a good gun. My question is what do you think? As in the people that actually use it on a day to day basis? I do not mean is it the perfect weapon but simply, is it any good and does it help you get the job done? I know throughout history the British soldier has kept going with both good and poor weapons and still do well. Opinions would be most appreciated. Apologies in advance if this has already been covered elsewhere (I'm sure it has).