Why don't you quit diddlng around with this half way stuff and just get an ACOG to start with?
If you're a serious shooter, that's what you'll probably end up with.
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