Hello again all. Well, after carefully pondering the great advice given me by you guys, I decided against building and today I pulled the trigger and bought a complete weapon. I went with the LMT Standard Patrol Model 16. I was on sale at my local store, not a lot off...around $100 but everything helps. Originally I wanted the Stagg Arms Mod. 1 but they don't have any at the moment and I really liked the feel of the LMT when I handled it. I also picked up what is advertised as the Daniel Defense M4 V7. It felt very good but came sans any sights at all. Not sure I liked the almost full barrel shrouding either. So at $100 more than the LMT and then I'd need to spend $100 or so on some decent basic sights, it was starting to get way over what I wanted to spend in the first place. Originally $900 was my limit before taxes and DROS, registration etc. But the main reason I went with the LMT was the fact that the LMT felt so much better to me, in terms of how it fit me, how it felt when I brought it up to my shoulder. It felt like a friend and I gotta say, at 6'3" I find AR's uncomfortable to shoulder in the first place....I feel like I need a longer butt....but this one felt great. Now, I know these rifles are all pretty much the same, fully extended or otherwise....etc etc so I cannot explain this. Anyway, I cannot wait for the 10 days to be up and soon as it is I am taking this baby out. I'd love some advice from you guys. Best cheap ammo? should I clean it first? lube it real well? anything I should look out for in general with AR's or this particular AR? How is the gas key staking typically on the LMT weapons? But I would also like to find out from you guys what options are nice and affordable. While I am curious whether a quadrail will be uncomfortable to hold with bare hands...I think I want to get one. Are they difficult to install, do I mess with the warranty at all, which one is a nice one, do I need special tools etc etc etc? Thanks. You guys get the picture. I am a newbie with 10 days to wait and a bunch of questions. Pictures would be even better. Thanks.