Lack of reasonably priced rifles? Work with what you've got...
I had planned on buying my first AR-15 after the new year, but we all know what happened resulting in insane prices and little availability. I decided to go another route and give an old Hungarian AK (AMD-65 carbine) some love instead. I've owned it for a number of years in a completely stock condition and it's a great shooting little carbine. I went onto Amazon and picked up a quad-rail fore-end, new red dot reflex sight, and new grip. I guess I'll just have to dance with the one that brung me until things settle down. I would imagine many of you might be doing the same.
I'll get some pics after delivery and installation.