Thank you all for the help. I am sure I will have more questions in time. I read 90% of that MSN - Maryland site - that was very informative. Thanks to whomever took the time to do all that.
I also read the manual. I doubt that I will get to shoot today, but I know I will always have this rifle.
One thing I will say, there is a whole lot more to this weapon than I ever imagined. It is complex yet not overly so. In reading about it, the mechanical complexity that it does have is obviously why it is the shooter that it is is in comparison to an AK.
After having fiddeled around with it a bit, I can see where building one of these would be fun, and not overly difficult.
Once again, thanks to one and all.
ps - sorry to the group about not taking part in the group purchase. Gotta admit, I feel a sense of duty to keep my local shop in business. Especially when in the end the price would have been about the same for all the things that I wanted in my first AR.