I am interested in buying my first AR. $900 is my limit, and have found a few good options(but, I don't really know much about AR's). I like the Spikes Tactical ST-15 16" mid length LE carbine. It has a MSRP of $859 which is right in my range. I have seen a Rock River Arms rifle, as well as a Daniel Defense at LGS's(can't remember exactly what models) that are close to my price range that look pretty sweet. The gun shop employees/ninja's aren't always a good source for info, so I like to turn to you guys for some good advice. The M&P-15 sport is WELL under my limit so naturally I have looked at that as well. But I feel that I can get more quality for just a few hundred more dollars. This gun would be mainly for SHTF/home defense, but mostly just good old fashion target shooting. What I'm saying is this gun isn't going to be dragged through hell and back often, if at all. But would like something that could handle some abuse if the need did arise. If you guys like any of theses options, or have any other suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!! smitty Wanna kill these ads? We can help!