Been looking a few different models of AR-15's and had a couple questions about some different brands. -On a few of the models, such as Double Star, the entry price is VERY tempting at $650 shipped. The Double Star model seems just about the same quality as say a Sabre or DPMS, other than the non-Chrome Moly barrel. My roommate has mentioned to run away from non-Chrome barrels. Is he right? Double Star @ $650 Doublestar Star 15 CAR 16" HBAR .223 for Sale at Buds Gun Shop $649.00 Sabre Defense @ $795 Sabre Defence AR-15 Carbine for Sale at Buds Gun Shop $795.00 DPMS Panther @ $735 DPMS Panther LIte 16, 223 16" 6 Position Stock for Sale at Buds Gun Shop $735.00 And a few Armalite models locally that are going for $800-850ish. - Which brand would you get, and what brands, if any, would you stay away from? - How are Charles Daly AR's? I noticed they have a lifetime warranty on all models and even pay shipping both ways. I've also seen a few reviews on various websites and they seem like well built rifles. - Are there any good FFL(I think?) dealers in either Lubbock or Dallas/Ft.Worth(Keller Area) that are good to work with? - What ammo would you guys stay away from? On my father's handgun, it had trouble shooting steel cased ammo. Are AR's generally finicky with ammo? - Are there any accessorizes that are must have when you buy a rifle new? It'll be mostly plinking for the next year, then it'll be more home defense/plinking. Thanks guys.