Just noticed your post count - Welcome to the forum!! Good first gun (if I understood your "brand new owner" phrase) or.... good first AR!! Pictures and range report would always be welcome!Brand new owner. 60 yrs of age, Civil Engineering Designer (AutoCAD). I've wanted one for quite some time. Got a good bonus this year and bought a DEMO Sport model (last one in the store) from Academy Sports in Orlando, FL. $379.99 with a $50 Academy gift card with which I bought a tac light/laser combo. I have not shot it yet but should get to it this week. Quite excited to finally own one of these little beasts.