When I first started noticing a particular firearm, it was first in print. We heard of the mythical BREN 805 rifle coming to the US...for LEO only, thanks to the infamous Hughes Amendment.
A brand new full blown military spec rifle made by my favorite company? What's not to love? Except that Uncle Sam said I can't ever have one.
I got the chance to grope and stroke a LEO only 14" version with Happy Switch at SHOT 2015.
It fit so well I was hooked. Flash forward a year or so later...and I saw this...http://cz-usa.com/product/cz-805-bren-s1-carbine/
I gloried! The BREN was coming in for civilians! Then the price hit me...But I could admire from afar...
Then lightning struck. Three times in one place. OK, not winning the lottery lucky...BUT DADGUM CLOSE! How close???
This baby is mine
I have used up every penny of my "new gun fund" for the next two years, (more like three), AND
every bit of good luck I could burn in a hurry. But I got it!
So I guess that is SORT of a Grail Gun, meaning it is one I've wanted every since I found out about it, but it's not as rare as a Singer Colt or an unfired Volcanic...but it works for me.
My best friend liked it, too.
So, next I suppose I want to figure out how to talk that guy out of his one and only fully functional M-41A Pulse Rifle he built from a Thompson...