FA had a 10% off Winter Sale that ended Sunday. I couldn't pass up the opportunity, I went ahead and ordered up a LPK (w/o FCG), buffer/tube/spring, A2 buttstock spacer, and A2 upper buttstock screw.
For my upper. That I'm not building. Because I don't have permission. And I do not intend to build a complete rifle. Yet.
Having said that, the lower will set me back $125, and I've got my eye on LaRue's MBT-2S trigger. $125 retail, but they're offered at $99 on sale from time to time.
Then I'll have a complete rifle, in bags inside of boxes, and an itch that only assembling said rifle will scratch.
I think I'll come clean to the wife some time this summer. "I've been picking up parts here and there over the last several months, as they go on sale." It's the truth. If I purchased all the parts at MSRP (or even regular street price), I'd have somewhere around $1200 in this rifle. As it stands right now, I'll have around $800 in it if all goes according to plan. And that's including all the add-on doodads (Harris front sling stud, KNS rear sling stud, National Match front sight, KAC rear), except a sling.