I posted this in another thread.." Advice from a firearms manufacturer. Buy a Colt AR Buy a BCM AR Buy a LMT AR Buy all 3 if you can swing it over time. Then, make a hobby of collecting lower receivers of every manufacture. They are $100ea, and most people can handle buying 1 per month. Look at it as a retirement account. They don't take up a lot of room, and you won't lose money on it. They are fun to collect and trade.