For those that were with me on my original journey. Anyone new can do a search under my user name and should find the modifications i needed to make in order to load rounds.
I have close to 2000 rounds through my first one, the one with all the "junk" on it. LOL.
Its still shooting sweet and true.
A little slower to swing due to added weight but the Eotech makes for quick work for these old eyes.
Extremely smooth loading and cycling.
My second one, the one with no hardware on it, has about 400 rounds and is about to be taken apart and given the final polish and cleanup.
Very accurate and a joy to shoot.
I like shooting the second more due to light handling and balance is further back but both are fun.
They just have different purposes.