After borrowing a buddies Sig 516 and taking it to the range I decided I needed some AR in my life. I want/need some other firearms too (pistol/12ga) but after the latest insanity in Orlando and the politicians being douchebags, I bought 4 cerakoted Anderson lowers (tungsten, burnt bronze, zombie green, prison pink) that are being shipped to my FFL any day now. Anyway, I have some Qs about selecting parts and I thought this would be a good place to start. I saw APOCs Centurion Burnt Bronze preorder, and I’m thinking I might go that direction, but I was hoping for an 18" barrel. Is it worth considering an 18 for my first AR? Should I jut get the (nasty looking) 16?