Hi folks I've been trolling through the ar threads for a while and figure I'd start my own q and a session. I've been itching for an ar for a while and about may of last year was about so close to buying a ruger sr 556. I'm glad now I diddnt. After reading through agent tikkis excellent beginners guide and mulling over websites I think I've came up with a vague notion of what I want. Purpose wise I won't be reaching out to extremely long ranges will be shooting off hand mostly. Weight isn't that much of an issue but I still don't want to be humping a pig around.it Will definitely be seeing a high round count. I will be setting a loading bench up soon hopefully. I've Initially decided with a PSA stripped lower(79.95) with their ultimate parts kit(comes with magpul furniture which I'd be buying anyway and a giesselle ssa 2 stage trigger. ( 369.00 ) For an upper I'm looking at a 16 inch BCM mid length with a Midwest industries 12in hand guard( 719.00 ) So I'm looking at 1200 bucks plus transfer fees and sum back up sights. Staying away from optics and stuff till I research it. Il hopefully be geared up by may for purchase. So what are your thoughts ar gurus is it a decent build is there anything else I should know or any advice on tools or anything I should get?