Just bought this baby yesterday, not the exact one, just a close representation, pictures to follow when I get it. Due to it's "restricted" classification in Canada, I'll have to wait a week or so while the paperwork is processed. It was at the store I've ordered my .308 from and where I went to buy 1200 rounds of 7.62x39 ammo last night. The guy I deal with said it just came in and that I may be interested in it. Oh how he knows me well. I immediately had to have it. It already has the ambidextrous mag release (yes I'm a lefty shooter) and the removable carry handle as well as an extra mag. Comes fitted with a flash suppressor and a bayonet attachment for a bipod/bayonet/whatever else you can attach there.
I had to send the wife to the retail section of the store while I told the guy to start processing it for me. She doesn't particularly like guns nor does she understand why I feel the need to prepare myself for the zombie apocalypse or the breakdown of social order.
So in the past week I've bought a russian SKS and now an AR-15. Considering the AR-15 was less than a glock I was looking at buying I think I made the right decision with the AR since the glock is nice but an AR is much nicer.
Does anyone have a good suggestion for an optic for the AR? I'm not looking for anything too fancy, just something that will let me see a target up to 500 yards away. In the military our C7's only had a fixed 3x scope and they sucked as they had no possible adjustments.
edit: I did ask about building one but was told the total cost after building it would be in the 1100-1200 range and I CANNOT get parts from the US. Anything over 100.00 requires an export permit which costs 450.00 dollars. So I was advised to buy this one and then buy parts as I go (from Canadian suppliers) and make a "Frankenstein" AR15.