I always wanted an AR-15 after I got out of the Army. I just never gotten around to it. I was working on reasonably cheap AR-15 build as my funds are not that great. I wanted a basic build that I can get reasonably quickly. Primarily for home defense and target practice. This is what I was thinking about: Upper: https://www.bearcreekarsenal.com/bc...ystem-1-8-twist-w-15-mlok-rail-complete-upper or the side rail one (but probably will stick with the basic one above) https://www.bearcreekarsenal.com/bc...parkerized-barrel-1-8-twist-15-mlok-handguard Lower: https://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-ar15-freedom-classic-lower-flat-dark-earth-7779346.html Sights: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JWOUS06/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 Optics are down the road when more funds get available. Probably a Vortex Sparc II Red Dot sight. And probably sooner than later a mounted light so I can see what I am shooting if something is in my home that needs shooting. The downside is that I have been remiss in getting a Texas state ID. I finally got an appointment but it is three weeks away. Oh well. Gives me time to work on seeing if I can get a better build. As with my other hobbies, this is probably going to give me G.A.S. Gear Acquisition Syndrome.