Just purchased a new Ruger American 308. Wanted a lightweight gun for toting up the mountainside in WV. Fits the bill. These rifles are a great deal. I only have one complaint. I was cleaning out the factory goo and when I got to the trigger group, just passing a rag over the thing made the two exposed c-clips pop right off the trigger pin and the sear pin (two closest to the trigger). A 20 minute search on the floor (couldn't end up on the workbench, of course ) finally located the little buggers. The other pins are shorter and have a circular recess to protect the clips. Why not these two??? Did not want my trigger falling out in the woods, so I pushed the pins down against the clips and put on a small amount of Loctite 242 to hold them in place. Why on earth did Ruger do it this way?