Originally Posted by patriot
My my quite a response. First let me tell you I am no expert and do not pretend to be. I have experience with different AR15's and I can tell you the ones people like and the ones they tell me they paid too much for. Overwhelmingly the public tells me DPMS is their best value for the money.
And you have it backwards. I do not push DPMS because I sell them, I sell them because they are the best value for the money and are a high quality firearm. In my gun stores we try to give the customer the very best advice and provide the best knowledge we have and we never try to give them bad advice. the biggest problem we have in gun stores is customers who pretend to be "experts" and give advice to customers which is wrong. I do like your tactic of playing dumb in gun stores and we appreciate that. This is my last post on this subject, thank you for listening
If you've read thru this thread , you would see that everything you've said, has been said before, replied to before, beaten to death before, etc...
It's not that they are bad points, it's that both sides have what they think are good points. Some of them are great points.
It's like the Ford vs. Chevy debates I used to hear when I was a kid.
Except the guys who are putting down DPMS , or challenging your presuppositions regarding the "less expensive" guns have a very good point.
But then so do those who don't plan on doing much WITH their AR's.
I'm pretty convinced that neither side will change their mind.
On the other hand, I see both sides, and HAVE been convinced to look at OTHER manufacturers who are not very expensive... such as Paramus Arms.
So, the debate HAS
persuaded me to open my mind some.
Myself; I'm not opposed to paying $1500 IF I'm going to get more value.
But it doesn't seem that's necessary to get good quality equipment. DPMS is NOT the only inexpensive manufacturer out there.