For that much money you can get MUCH better.
Ruger is down nesr the very bottom of my AR list.
I wouldn't have a piston AR as a gift.
History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.
If you think a strong military is expensive, think about what a weak one would cost