Good evening everyone. I am planning to buy my first AR within the next three weeks. I have been looking around off and on for several months trying to find good deals. I have looked around at Rock River Arms, Bushmaster, and Del-Ton primarily. My limit is $1,000 including shipping and FFL. Here are some more details: FFL cost is $20 with a local individual I have used previously when buying pistols (leaving $980 obviously to work with). My main concern is that it can handle 5.56 (and .223 as well). I'm mainly looking at Del-Ton, Carbine Rifle. If anyone has ordered from DTI before, did you have to wait 4-6 weeks as advised on the website? Is there another place I can order online that's quicker? Since this rifle does not have a rear sight I plan to get a Danial Defense A1.5 fixed sight with it. I believe that is all... Sorry if its long but a lot of posts leave out details so I wanted to be thorough. Let me know if you need to know more. Im just looking for opinions backed by experience. Thank you and happy shooting!