I've decided to purchase an AR to use as my personal patrol rifle instead of using the old beat up Colts my department uses. We are limited to a choice between two brands: Colt and Smith & Wesson. I think this is because our rangemasters are all certified Colt and S&W armorers. After shopping around online I've noticed that Colt ARs are generally more expensive than S&W ARs. I know that they're both reputable companies, so is this price premium worth it? I'm also concerned with the financial health of Colt since they filed for bankruptcy not too long ago. Also, are there any specific model(s) you would recommend? The only accessories I'm planning to add are a weapons light, BUIS, an Aimpoint PRO, and maybe a magnifier sometime down the road. So right now I'm leaning towards getting one with Magpul furniture. I like the versatility of something with a quad rail, but I think that may be a little bit of overkill for the attachments I'll be adding. So anyway, I'd like to know what my fellow Sherbros think.