I finally bought my first AR this spring.it was a budget gun, put together by a local guy. Nothing wrong with it and nothing fancy. Problem is, I started getting the 1911 bug big time. So, I'm supposed to meet up with a guy after work on Tuesday and swap the AR for a Springfield Armory Loaded, only 50 rounds through it he says, not a scratch on it. I may get another AR someday, I just want the 1911 more at the moment.