Originally Posted by longunner
Are we finally seeing the light?!?!?
Anything you're after can be had at a price. For the most post, that implies a 10-25% increase over pre-frenzy prices. I don't think that's terrible considering a couple months ago some of the less informed were paying $2K+ for $750 rifles and buying $16 mags at a rate of 3/$200 ($60+ per). Plenty of people are still paying stupid crazy prices, which reflects poorly on both the consumer and the retailer.
In a few months it may well be a buyer's market. And perhaps not. But for now, there's a lot to be said for understanding the quality/value you receive at any given price. If someone new to the AR scene is entering this situation 'blind', I'd highly recommend scoping out the options with BCM and PSA. There are a number of others that are plenty good as well. But those are the two I can count on above all others; to offer quality milspec products at fair prices. If you see a kit offered by either that has whatever you're absolutely after, I'd really advise you jump on it if you intend to get your rifle together now.
Both PSA and BCM offer extreme quality:cost benefits to the consumer, IMO.