Now this is getting out of control. SWMBO is making STRONG hints for a Bersa .380 for Christmas. Local shop has a nice AR-15 for $700, but doesn't make financial sense to get both right now, so guess who's getting yet another gun? I think a rifle would be fun, but right now don't have anyplace to shoot one.
So I'm thinking to take several months to build an AR-15, make the expense a bit more palatable, and a great opportunity to learn how it ticks.