So after talking to all of you guys and reading and talking some more, I have decided to take the plunge. Originally the wife told me to go ahead and build my lower and then wait until christmas for the upper, well she then decided that it was best that I go ahead and get the upper now since elections will be right around the corner in december and after what happen in colorado it kind of worries us. So she told me to go ahead with all of it and of course I did not argue, so here goes! CMMG lower (wanted a spikes but grew impatient, may pick one up later ) PSA LPK w/ MOE goodies Magpul STR BCM BCG BCM BFH 16" mid-length lightweight BCM Gunfighter Spikes ST-T2 Heavy Buffer MOE Mid-length handguard (ran out of money for quad) Magpul AFG2 Vortex Sparc I already have all of my lower and Vortex. I will be building the lower tomorrow and will post pics when I am done. We are leaving on vacation early part of next week so I am waiting to order my upper, I should have it all by the 1st or 2nd week in August and will post pics and keep you updated. Thanks for all of your help I would have never been brave enough to build one without all of yall. Feel free to throw any suggestions my way, thanks again for all the help!