Alright so I'm planning on buying my first AR-15 sometime later this year. I like to plan far, far ahead. So I'm asking you AR addicts... This rifle is for a SHTF scenario and to thin out the Coyote population. So what's the best stock AR-15 for under 1,000$? I'd like to start building on my own but for my first AR I'd like to buy a stock rifle just to get the feel of AR's. So if you have any knowledge of stock AR's for beginners then please post the models that you'd recommend to me. EDIT: I would like an AR specifically chambered in 5.56 with a chrome lined 18 or 20inch barrel, 1'8twist, flat top with or without carrying handle, mid-length gas system, a collapsible stock, and I'm very picky about how the handguard looks for some reason. I like the handguard on the Stag model T2. But I like the Stag model 3 better without the front post. I dont know, guys. Help me out a little!