So the fiancÚ is less then thrilled with the idea of a "black rifle" because its "scary looking and stuff". That combined with the crazy high prices on all things AR related right now means I'm not going to get one.
However we did come to a compromise and even though its not officially a black rifle, it's something I've always wanted. She's agreed to let me get a M1 Garand from the CMP
. I'm gonna fill out all the paperwork tonight and send it in on Monday.
Only debate is to get it chambered in 30-06 or .308.