Since the shutdown, the prices of AR's has come down considerably. DPMS has been dumping low cost M4geries in my area for 450-600 buck range, which is cheaper than even a rifle kit from most mfr's. From what I see they are picky eaters of the ammo though.
"Democracy is two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
Liberty is the well-armed lamb contesting the vote." - Benjamin Franklin