I really hope this doesn't become too long winded and rambling, but I ain't promising nuthin'. This doesn't necessarily fit this forum, but I'm posting it here, since there are tactical minded folks present. I've sold a gun and saved up some cash, so now I have some spending money. I've hemmed and hawed for a few weeks, and I've decided to build up the tactical side of my arsenal, since (1) I have every hunting gun I want and (2) Obama. My budget is $1200. I'll be able to save up more but not for at least another year (this is my last hurrah before our daughter is born). I know that the chances of me ever needing to actually use any of this in a tactical or home defense situation is extremely low, but boy scouts are always prepared. Plus, don't we sometimes like having guns, just cuz? Any insights, options, or onery comments toward the following would be appreciated. Option 1: Glock 20 10mm and Mossberg 590A1. I can get these delivered for about $1050, which leaves plenty left over for dies, brass, bullets, and ammo. Over time, I would spend another $125 on an extended ported Lone Wolf barrel, $250 on a Streamlight TLR-2 (Glock 20), and $150 on a TLR-1 and mount (590A1). Total eventual spent would be $1575. Option 2: AR-15 in 5.56 NATO. I already have a DPMS LR-308 AP4 (16" barrel M4gery), but the reason I'm considering an AR in 5.56 is entirely so I have an excuse to get a Armatac 150rd drum mag. Way cool, way expensive, but possibly more practical for ammo availability if we ever had to bug out or in. Armatac mags are $550, so considering I spend $1000 on an AR, the price is about the same as the first option. $1550. The first option is more practical for actual home defense. The second one is more practical in that 5.56 NATO ammo is easiest and cheapest to find, and if the government ever chokes off the ammo supply, it will be the cheapest to reload and powder will last longer. Really, honestly, I just like to shoot guns at the range. I think they both have a serious fun factor. Low recoiling AR with a super-high capacity mag, or two short range heavy boomers. What do you think? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!