Woohoo don't be such a dick. Cobratac has the solid works file so that's indisputable evidence that these were designed and manufactured inhouse using proprietary "special battle grade" polymer. It's different than the other junky stuff that Magpul uses when they knock off Cobratac's ultra match polymer iron sights. Besides, ctac's argument that "the hardware is of real steel not junky aluminum and not abs toy plastic that melts when you fart" Is quite compelling argument in his favor. Can't see where you can really poke holes in the validity of any of his statements
I saw one of their 300 AAC pistol kits for $299.99 yesterday. At that rate, I'll be building one soon. I would guess ammo price will only go down as popularity increases. I do generally prefer the heavier grain ammo, especially for personal defense, although I find it unlikely that I would be using an AR Pistol for that purpose. For me it would essentially be a range weapon only, or perhaps home defense if there's a safe way to do that with this caliber.
a $35 rebate is available until December 31, 2018 (edit: thanks for updating the title)
It looks like Taurus learned about the problem with Ruger LCP takedown pin and modified their design. This is similarly how I fixed my LCP, by filing a deeper groove in the pin so it must be rotated.
If this Taurus comes with 2 mags, then $199.99 (before rebate) comes pretty close to what I paid for my LCP after I bought a 7-round mag and a recoil calibration pack. The Ruger did come with a pocket holster which is handy.