I'm gonna have to agree with Methos. The Rugers are a little price but that's a lot of gun for the money. It would be much more expensive to buy a cheap a-4 then add the piston system, quad rail, and flip-up sights. I'm sure the quality of the Ruger AR is on par with the rest of their products as well.Methos said:I shouldered one at the last gun show in jackson. It was 1400 bucks. If I had the money and needed any more guns, I'd have bought it. Considering it already comes with a nice rail system, good flip up sights, and a gas piston system, the price isn't too bad IMO. I've only seen good reviews so far for this gun.