Just got back from one of those evil Gun and Knife Shows here in NC. Bought an M1 Carbine Magazine, a sling for my M1 Carbine and 6 loaded clips of 8 rounds each for my M1 Garand. Ohh also a 2 magazine pouch for the M1 Carbine. Spent about 100 bucks. Including the 7 to go to the show. Tempted to go back and buy the AR-15 that was on sale for 585. But I suspect at that price it is a poorly made weapon. The carbine is for close work 200 yards or closer, the Garand can fire out to 1200. Was looking at an AR for middle work. 400 to 500 yards. The Garand can do that but the AR would have 30 round mags instead of 8 round clips. I have about 1200 bucks if I bought the AR I could get a few mags, a sling and some ammo. I would eventually want at least a thousand rounds in stock have 1200 for the Carbine and about 700 for the Garand ( 30.06 is expensive ammo).