I paid around $900 for that Scorpion, maybe a little more. I would have to dig my receipt out to be accurate.
Getting out, don't blame ya one bit. I did a little active time years ago in a branch we won't mention and then just joined the Guard afterwards, retired from it. It gets a bad rap but I really enjoyed the last few years. Had a good group of fellow NCOs and decent leadership. Good thing about it though, when something went tits up, they actually listened when we spoke.
I work for the railroad, but use my military discount at GTs. What's your plan after the service?