No, I haven't been able to go out since earlier, it just happened today. It would be a challenge getting it into the miniscule cracks too. The main problem is just that the stock is loose - you can't even see the split line.
Reasons why I DON'T buy the M16
1. The US uses it.
I don't want to fit into the 'US Camo/US Gun' crowd. I have exclusively Eastern Europe/Middle Eastern gear, and not a bit of US-made gear that I carry (except the boots).
2. It's easily customizeable.
Yes, but in the end most Armalites look the same base model - a RIS, a collapsing stock - and it's all prebought. With an AK, you do the work yourself with real steel parts, unless you want to spend money on a gazillion dollar Inokatsu/Guarder kit, which even then takes work.
I'm no fan of the M16 series' hopup. I have an AK hopup, and it is miles above the M16 design.
4. The magazine change.
Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I like the solidity of the AK magazine locking into the magwell. It's very reassuring.
Yes, the Armalite selector lever is convenient, but I much prefer the AK selector for the firm knowledge of when the selector has locked into place. I also prefer the stock of the AK, as well as the way the AK sights line up with my eyes.
A full metal and wood AK, using real steel and airsoft parts, costs significantly less than ANY full-metal/real parts M16.