Originally Posted by Ruger52
I now have a DPMS, who some say is junk, but I think there are reasons other than fact for that. It shoots well, handles all ammo even tula. And it has a very well forged lower. So If I have the ****ty DPMS which I see as better than the ruger, then maybe the ruger isn't the best choice. But I was only in the Army for 20 years. So what do I know?
i wouldnt call it junk. dpms fits in with it's price point. the issue comes in when folks buy a dpms panther or oracle take it to a run and gun carbine class and are gripey when it doesnt hold up or perform like bcm colt lwrc etc. then they jump on the forums and start up flame wars that all dpms are total junk.
i liken it to taking a 2013 mustang putting a nascar shell on it and entering the indianapolis 500 with it then complaining that its junk because you didnt win. is a 2013 mustang crap?? nope, but its not a nascar either.
thats where the dpms is junk thing comes from. there are functional and quality differences in materials and construction practices that make lower end ar15 not the same as their better constructed kin. it doesnt mean the lower end ar15 are worthless crap and will explode on the first round down the tube. it just means they arent as likely to last under very hard rigourous use and abuse as well as a higher end model will.