So I have been thinking about getting a Ar-15. First let me say that I am new to AR-15's but I am not new to guns I have many. I have been looking around and have pretty much come to the conclusion that a Colt is one of the best but there is no way I can spend that much money. I'm leaning towards a bushmaster but I dont know much about AR-15's. Im looking to spend Absolutely no more than 1000.00 I want to use the 5.56mm/.223 caliber. I will be using this for some target shooting and if ever I need to defend my family and I if the SHTF.