wandered through my local "toy store" two days ago. MP15 Sport was going for 499.99. seems he bought a whole truckload of them and this was his price, which I did not argue about. damn thing shoots very well! have added a sling and will likely also mount a riser and red dot, since my 65 year old eyes don't see the iron sights so well. intended use is 50 to 100 yards, and about as much fun as possible with my clothes on.