I'm really ignorant about AR-15 build-culture and modern rifles in general since I'm a milsurpfag, so I'd like some input. I'm looking for a gun that's both a very practical SHTF weapon, and also actually really fun to shoot. My only 5.56 rifle, a PSA AR, is boring as fuck. Not to mention I was a tard and bought one with a front sight block. It's a chonky bitch, and I hardly bring it to the range anymore. It got me thinking why people sink as much money into higher end AR builds as they do, but since I've never shot a "good" AR, I can only speculate. I think things like a slim profile, easy trigger, and light weight would probably make it a much more enjoyable gun to shoot, not to mention, actually be handy in the field if necessary. Is that how you feel about your AR? I'm thinking it would make more sense to just sell my PSA than to upgrade it, since I'd probably be replacing most of the important parts. I also considered going the AK route for fun points, but for the money I'd spend on a good AK, it seems like you could build a god-tier AR, which would be more practical in SHTF anyway. I really like the idea of the WWSD 5-pound AR, but I think I need to wait for its release to confirm if it's a meme gun or not.