I bought a DPMS Panter Classic (A2 rifle) in the spring of 09 for $899 + tax. Today I stopped in at the big gunstore where I bought it and they have the same rifles for $699 + tax. Ouch. I figured I had payed too much buying during the AR frenzy, but I didn't think I overpayed that much. But, If I hadn't have bought it then I'd have missed out on the Military rifle shoots I competed in last summer. Just wish I'd have looked around more and bought a little better gun. Rookie move.