I am one of those rare folks without an AR-15. I have noticed they are dirt cheap right now. If that nutjob in Florida doesn't cause any major problems with their sale. I would like to hear a few recommendations for a budget AR-15 rifle? what make you like or what features you would make sure to have? I figure having a semi-auto rifle more powerful than my .22 is a good idea. I also have considered a semi-auto shotgun.