My birthday present from my wife arrived a week ago (a Saiga 7.62x39), and the parts to customize it are trickling in this week. I went to Lowe's to get the misc. hardware and tools I'd need, so hopefully I can start on it by this weekend. But the experience left something to be desired. The first guy I met did help me track down some small tools. But they didn't have a #33 drill bit, nor a 6-40 tap, nor a brass drift... after a while he said, "We don't seem to have anything you need," and went sorrowfully about his business. I ended up getting the 6-32 tap, and then finding 6-32 machine screws to match it, so that wasn't too bad. But to my chagrin, the stock set I'd ordered didn't include a grip screw. I thought it would include the screw, so I only ordered a nut. I figured out that it was an M6-1.00 screw I was looking for, but the biggest one I could find was 3", not the 4 1/2" that would be needed. So I asked the nearest hardware guy, an older gentleman, if they had that. He looked through the same drawer I had, led me up and down the aisle, told me over and over that he didn't think they made 'em that long. Finally he said, a bit testy, "Look, can't you substitute?" "Sure, if it fits this nut!" I said, showing it to him. "So why don't you just substitute the nut as well?" "Um, you got any nuts in here look like this?" I showed it to him again. "Maybe! What is it?" He asked. "It's a pistol-grip nut from an AK-47." :banghead: I looked around, but he was gone. Apparently he'd run into the back to see if he could find what I was looking for. But even though I waited and waited, he never came back. --Len.