I really love them both. my wife bought me the AR-15 2 years ago new. It was a stock model 2. The last few holidays I have gotten the upgrades for it. The Operator is my baby. I carry every day, everywhere. That's what I love about Virginia. As of July 1st this year we can now carry in restaurants/bars...just no drinking. It's also an "open carry" state. How about you guy's , any other open carry folks out there?