The Springfield GI and Milspec models are very hard to beat value wise.
Sure you can buy a gun with all the bells and whistles for the GI price if you go with a Philippine made gun, but you are not going to get the quality of a forged Springfield that most any quality gunsmith would be happy to work on.
An enlightened zeal for the energy and efficiency of government will be stigmatized as the offspring of a temper fond of despotic power and hostile to the principles of liberty.
Alexander Hamilton, author of Federalist No. 1. 10/27/1787