I don't know, but maybe it's just wishful thinking. But I have this strong feeling that in a year or maybe less we will see a lot of AR-15's available from the mfgr's at a discounted price. Why? Visit some of the web sites like Armalite. They are halting civilian production and gearing up for the war effort by mass producing parts for the "Expected contracts." Well what if 'ole Uncle Sam has as many M-16's as he needs to last through several years of war? What are all these mfgr's going to do with all these black rifle parts? I believe there is going to be a big price reduction on the open market when these "contracts" don't pan out. Just my $.02 worth.