After about a month of research, reading, scouring the web... I decided to get my new AR-15 through SAA in Tacoma/Lakewood. Visited the store in Tacoma. Pretty good selection.. shelves are full. Really good selection of ammo. Prices, for supplies and accessories, are not too bad. Higher, however, than the online prices, on the SAA web site. I knew that the retail store and the web store were not the same business. I had hoped, however, that the retail store would have a selection of SAA firearms. I was a bit disappointed. They had several rifles, just not from SAA. I did pickup an SAA complete lower. That, at least, was available, and the price was comparable to the web store price. But, the retail store had very little in the way of SAA uppers. I did see maybe 4-5 in the store, but not what I was looking for. Went home and ordered the upper on the web site. That was yesterday; 7/20. I'll let y'all know how the order goes. Meanwhile, the lower looks pretty good. All parts in good shape. All looks brand new. Good, smooth finish. Trigger feels pretty good, but won't really know until I actually shoot it. Updates to come. Update: 7/21 - Received email that my order is now in status of Shipped. So, that's roughly 24 hours from order to shipping dept. That doesn't mean the order is actually out the door and on the brown truck. But, getting change of status messages is encouraging. Update 7/22 - Its on the truck, and will be delivered today! It only had to go 8 miles from company to my door. Still.. I'm pumped! Update 7/22 10:15am - Truck drops off package. Less than 48 hrs. from order to delivery. Again, it didn't have to go far, but I'm quite happy that it got out of the shipping dept. so quickly.