I am looking at updating our stock Government issued M14's to something a little bit more user friendly. The full length wood stocks are great but are not ideal for our DM's on patrol. I'm looking at possibly getting new tactical stocks that will allow for optic attachments as well as a picitiny system. For optics I'm looking for a decent mid range optic that is compact and works will for mid range DM work. Any Suggestions or ideas on this would be greatly appreciated. Being small town government funded, cost is something that will need to be considered. Not looking for anything super high-speed just something that is a little bit more practical than the Vietnam standard issue.