Ordered an inexpensive AR lower despite my general dislike of the platform*. I’ll build a no-frills carbine with a light barrel and rail-less round handguard for newbies at the range and maybe one of the kids will want it when they get older.
I might even get an A2 upper just to rile the feathers of some HSLD types.
* Largely at my wife’s encouragement. “That’s all the lower costs? Buy one even if just as a little way to tell Feinstein to pound sand.” Okay.