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Old 09-10-2012, 01:15 AM   #11
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I'm sorry but I just don't see it. Why spend up to $1K on a DPMS when there are so many better brands out there in that price range. PSA for one. In fact they just had a nice Labor Day sale but I guess it's over now. I would be very annoyed knowing I spent 1K on a DPMS unless it was .308.
Not saying i'd spend $1000 on a DPMS, just saying $1,000 on a rifle...and my wife loves the look of a certain one that happens to be a DPMS

we're not talking about someone who wants a quality rifle, we're talking about someone who wants something that "looks pretty"


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any chance of helping her build her own?


I'd go with a STAG, BCM, Spikes, even a few others before a DPMS for an AR15

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Age old debate; What is better, Ford or Chevvy? Depends on who you ask. DPMS makes a fine rifle, as do many others. All AR's are basically built to military specs and it all boils down to quality control.

My custom AR is a "Frankenrifle" made of many parts from many makers, but the barrel is DPMS Match, and I have never fired a bad shot from that rifle.

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All ARs are NOT built to military specs, many fall well short but it may not matter depending on the application. Each of us has to decide low low you will go.

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I recently had some issues with my DPMS (see other thread) and I'll say if it's a range rifle they are great, I have a lot of fun with mine. But if your looking for something more than say 2 or 3 hundred rounds a month I would suggest a little higher price range. But again for a starter range gun I vote DPMS.

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Dpms is a great starter rifle.

Don't let the snobs tell you otherwise

Plus you can paint then purrty



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If you have $1,000.00 to spend, you can get a DPMS and have enough left over to make a big dent in a scope or other form of optical sight you may want to mount on it. Don't be unnecessarily concerned. She won't wear out a DPMS, but she'll have a hell of a good time trying.

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I'm sorry but I just don't see it. Why spend up to $1K on a DPMS when there are so many better brands out there in that price range.
Keeping peace in the household carries a lot of weight. As long as she doesn't look at a vulcan/blackthorne/whatever, whatever makes the better half happy is worth a grand. Put flowers on it, paint it pink, whatever it takes.
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Already did that


If she paints the AR pink, though...it's on...
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A DPMS will provide for both your needs and hers just fine. She will be shooting it at the same place everyone shoots their AR-15's....at the range, not hitting the beach in Tripoli.

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