Well, got a nice bonus at work and figured I'd start my first AR build. I picked up a Doublestar lower at the local show for $129. I noticed that budsgunshop has the lower for $99 shipped, but after the local FFL transfer fee and the state police check, I still came out ahead. I'm going to slowly build up the lower with everything I want, and then just get a complete upper down the road. My bonus was enough to buy a complete rifle up front, but I figure partially building one will be more fun and educational. So "Yay me!"