First post here, yay. I recently picked up (about 6 months ago) a Charter Arms AR7. Originally bought it for $80.00 and it came with the most terrible plywood stock and a bent barrel. No worry, though, as I only wanted the receiver for an indepth project I had planned out. So, after 6 months, I now have a completely redesigned AR7 that shoots straight, is accurate enough to hit golfballs at 100yds, and still maintains its takedown capabilities. It is reliable with everything except subsonic ammo, but I've heard this is routine for this style of gun. A few quick notes for anyone who has one and says it is a hunk of metal turds. Reliability can be improved drastically with a few small repairs. First off, the failure to feeds. An easy, albeit time consuming fix is to cut a small feed ramp into the barrel. This will extend the feed ramp from most magazines, and allow it to feed properly. I used a 22 caliber cotton cloth cleaning rod coated in lapping compound and slowly worked one into the barrel. Works great, and you can polish it up nicely with minimal efforts. Second, the dratted thing gets dirty very, very quickly. This will cause the bolt to bind up in the receiver, and you'll get short strokes with failure to extracts. Simple fix is to use some lapping compound on a 12 gauge cotton cleaning pad and work it through the receiver. Be cautious as you don't want to remove too much. Just enough to allow a little more build up before it starts binding again. I polished the bolt up nicely, too. Works smoothly up until about 500 rnds. Anyways, its a fun little rifle, works great and, this one, is particularly accurate. Let me know what you guys ( and gals) think. Ps: the picture was just after painting it, but it does have a pistol grip that goes with it.