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Old 11-21-2011, 03:37 AM   #11
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Since you used 1911s as an example. Different brands of ARs are different just like a Rock Island 1911 is different than a Nighthawk or an Ed Brown.

While for occasional shooters, the Rock Island would be a great handgun, it wouldn't be a good for someone who shoots much more often, say 500 rounds a month.

It's all about the quality of parts used, the quality of labor used, in some cases what accessories come with the rifle. There are definitely some brands that are in my opinion much better than others. If I wanted to stay in the sub 1k range, I would go with either BCM or Spikes. Above that, DD, LMT, LWRC, KAC, and many others makes excellent ARs. It's all about how much you wanna spend.

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People forget about things like gas port size, consistency in manufacturing, quality control, and customer service.

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Aren't AR15 designs identical? Like a 1911 .45?...
AR parts tend to be interchaneable and usually fit but that doesn't mean all parts are equal. There are a lot of cheap knockoff parts of low quality, just as you find for 1911s, Glocks and even Camrys. Same goes for tools, two sockets may be the same size but if one's made of pot metal, well you're gonna bust your knuckles. It's important to learn which parts to use if you need a reliable rifle you can bet your life on.
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Been browsing DD site and watched its durability video. Im impressed! Oh well.. now my heart goes to DD. Will spend some time browsing on which model ill be getting. Thx guys

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AR parts tend to be interchaneable and usually fit but that doesn't mean all parts are equal. There are a lot of cheap knockoff parts of low quality, just as you find for 1911s, Glocks and even Camrys. Same goes for tools, two sockets may be the same size but if one's made of pot metal, well you're gonna bust your knuckles. It's important to learn which parts to use if you need a reliable rifle you can bet your life on.
No argument from me on that one.
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Finally my DD is completed

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Looks really nice.

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Very nice, okdonk! Can you describe the components you used? And did you go online or get one at the LGS?

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I've got a Bushmaster and really like it. I can get ammo for it just about anywhere. I would just check and make sure it can fire both .223 and 5.56. I believe most Bushmasters can.

As for the other purchase, I don't know. You'd need to check your local laws and such.

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