1. Saiga .223: (Locally available) Final price after mod to stock and hi-cap magazines to keep it 922r compliant; and tax... $500 2. Golani (Galil) .223: (Locally available) Used, but in excellent shape. After the recall situation, so it's not an issue. Out the door including an extra magazine: $600 3. Olympic Arms AR15 .223: (Online order). Final price after s/h, FFL, etc... $650 My thoughts are: Saiga: Dependable AK architecture, chambered in .223, additional quality .223 30 rd mags $28. Cheapest initially, but manufactured by a quality company. Golani (Galil): Dependable AK architecture, heaviest and sturdiest of the AK frames. Chambered in the .223. More expensive up front compared to the Saiga, but it's complete and finished. Olympic Arms AR15: CHEAPEST of the AR15 clones/piece rifles. Complete. Chambered in .223. Mags and additional parts cheaper and more available. But I'd have to go through the ordering process, and any issues I might encounter, I'd have to deal with the manufacturer. The Saiga and Golani I can deal with the local dealer I bought them from. I've bought numerous guns from them and they are good people. So; any thoughts or opinions/suggestions?