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Old 06-30-2012, 01:23 PM   #101
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While I'm not a bump fire fan, a good duty style AR is designed with the M4/M16 in mind. There are quality uppers that can be pinned to an automatic lower and function well at a high rate of fire. And there are economized uppers that can't. In the end we all are free to choose the quality level we want.

Just remember that initial price isn't the whole story, it's more about total cost including upgrades over the first year or so. Interesting how total cost of $600 and $1000 ARs begin to converge over time - but not necessarily quality.

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When I first got into shooting and building AR's, a few things were different. Ammo was cheap enough I could fire 1000 to 2000 rounds a weekend, and I was single. Married now, with a stepdaughter, son-in-law, and a granddaughter living under my roof. I can't afford to play with my guns but once in a blue moon (maybe 100 rounds annually) now, so I am not putting my guns through as much as I use to. A firearm that wasn't tough enough for me back then would probably be ok for me now. DPMS might be good enough for the casual shooter. I just recommend a better built gun for someone who is going to be putting buttloads of rounds downrange like I use to. The range I go to allows machine gun and .50 cal fire, so bumpfiring isn't an issue. They can sell more targets that way.

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