Flyby, please show us the better platforms that are as compact as the Little Badger and sell for $154.00, I would be interested in checking them out.I bought one in 22WMR, I kept it for about a week and ended up selling it. I bought it for a SHTF gun to keep in my truck or car, that style of gun IMO should have iron sights on it. The sights on the Little Badger are horrible to put it mildly. Cheap plastic and it felt like the rear one was going to fall off at any moment. You can put optics on it like the majority of people do, but I think there are much better platforms out there once you are stuck depending on optics for your aiming. It basically takes away from the lightweight go anywhere design of the rifle.