I went looking through my favorite toy store and found a couple of .40 and .45 for under 5 bills. The beretta PX4 storm. Nice feel and some what sexy for 490 and some change. Then my fave FNP in both flavors for 509 with a Remmy SPS 20" tac in .308 for 560. now add them together with a 20% rail and a good 300.00 scope, I have almost what I want and its still cheaper than the AR or SCAR I deaply desire. Not really under a grand but dang close. Hell all it takes is money.