Guns: AR stripped lowers
It's been said before, but an AR-15 stripped lower receiver is a ticket to a sea of possibilities. You can grab one for around $100-$150 (all the name brands like RRA, Bushmaster, Armalite, etc. are essentially of equivalent quality), and it counts, by BATFE standards, as a "firearm" - so the remaining parts can be obtained through the Web with no pesky background checks or restrictions (well, unless you live in places like California or New Jersey :-P). Buy a lower parts kit, put all the fiddly little bits in correctly, buy a complete upper assembly (so no worries about headspace), slap the two halves together and BAM! - you have a shiny new AR.
I just ordered a stripped lower from my local shop, and I'm already thinking about what the eventual rifle will look like...perhaps a lightweight or M4-type carbine, like my last AR?
Or should I simplify, and go for a standard 20" model?
I could go a little off-the-beaten-path and get a DissipatorAnd don't forget the ever popular varmint/target configs...
Choices are always a good thing. :)