Ok With Tax time looming I am getting a good chunk of change back from Uncle tom and Pres BO. I want an AR I want to take the plunge but My budget is not what I would like. I might be able to squeeze $1000 out of it but that would be it for everything -optics I got a good scope that I can take off a Rimfire. So I know I want a flattop or an EOP. Which is better? I would like a 22 to 24" SS barrel Comfortable grip and light weight stock Should I build or buy. If I build where do I go to buy parts and all that stuff. I am rather handy when it comes to guns and can completely strip two of my rimfires in under 5 minutes that is down to a bare action. I like this one and I really like the price All though I would like a different caliber than 223 maybe something a little bigger or smaller I like the 204 Ruger round So this one is another thought. But I fear that the price will be getting higher hear very soon. So some of the all mighty AR Gods of Firearms Talk direct me in the ways of the AR..... I can't believe I am thinking of getting one just a few years ago I didn't want anything to do with them.