I finally got around to getting the parts kit for my B-day present I got from my dad! I assembled everything tonight. It turned out to be not nearly as much trouble as I had been warned of. I got the detents in first try all the way around (thank heavens) and managed to not skin the receiver while putting the roll pins in. I'm excited!! and I don't even have a full rifle yet!! Anyway, without further ado, here are the nudes: (sorry for the poor pics, my digi camera has finally seen it's last days I believe) As far as the plans, I have a float tube for the front so I think I'll get a 16" barrel with a low-profile gas block, flat-top upper (not sure on the fwd assist or not yet) and a std A2 stock. Planning to have a cheapy red dot until I can get an eotech. I really would like to get an A1 grip though. Of course if I bring myself not to use the float tube I may go with building one of those old style shorty carbine's! Thoughts so far guys?