Clownracer '06 - First the guys over at ZombieSquad have a pretty good sense of humor.
This kid bought either a new DPMS or a parts gun at a gun show and had a couple of FTF with weak pressure PMC Bronze ammo. Then there may or may not have been problems with the gas key, but the kid writes like a tourrets patient, so it's hard to tell. I am going to stay neutral on this one too.
tiger222 '07 - The guy installed an aftermarket muzzle break on his .308 and was shooting surplus ammo when he had problems with it short stroking. Weapon went back to DPMS and they diagnosed that the muzzle break wasn't allowing enough gas pressure to cycle the weapon and the ammo choice was not "recommended". I will concede that if you are going to sell a .308 weapon it should shoot all .308 ammo within reason, but this doesn't appear to be a quality issue with DPMS the guy did it to himself. 50/50 on this one at worst.
wes556 '09 - His dad had a DPMS for years with tons of rounds through it, then it started to short stroke. He had a crack in the gas block though he claims that he wasn't seeing a problem with compressed gas. Consensus was his stock that "wiggled" was the cause. No follow up, but can you really say this is a DPMS issue? I think not.
- This is just laughable. The guy asks about DPMS quality and there are about 10 pictures of guys shooting keyholes at various ranges with reports of excellent quality and reliability. I am going with the OP DID NOT read any of the threads.
Holecreek '09 - As far as I can tell he shot the rifle, shot it with lacquered and unlacguered Wolf ammo. Then the rifle sat for a year, his words, and he took it back out and ran into the problem. This was a machining forum, so these guys got all super technical and he ended up buying a 5.56mm reamer and "fixing" the chamber. I'd say this is probably not a DPMS issue, but I'll go 50/50 on this one worst case.
Dan46n2 '10 - Bought a LaRue OBR mount and it didn't fit the DPMS rail. After inspection the machining on the fore end was not square. This was an obvious DPMS issue.
slinky '09 - Bought a DPMS upper and ran into fitting problems to several lowers. Taking him at his word I think this is a DPMS issue.
- This is a question on quality in general with 90% positive responses or responses from people who have never owned one and reported what they heard. One guy had a legitimate first hand experience that was documented. Hardly a convincing piece of work :roll eyes:
- Again, a question is asked and a bunch of people report owning them without issues. A couple of guys report "hearing" of problems with them, then someone refutes it with hands on experience. No pictures of faulty or broken parts. Hardly convincing.
1911-A1 '11 - Apparently his DPMS lower had pins loosen up on him and walking. after making it into an SBR. If so, I would think DPMS would say it was because of the use as an SBR, but I don't subscribe to that theory and think a lower should be able to handle both. So, assuming this is true and accurate, this was a DPMS issue.
- This is just painful. Is it good? Have you consulted The Chart? Blah, blah, blah.
cgseanp1 '10 - This was a question about a DPMS lower parts kit. It had nothing to do with a DPMS rifle, a lower or anything else, he just wanted to know if he should get one from them or someone else. As usual reviews were mixed with one guy claiming he had a problem with a couple and one guy claiming as a gunsmith he has installed 20 in the last year without issue.
jdbell2004 '10 - The guy bought a .223 DPMS rifle and was surprised when he was firing 5.56mm ammo and was having issues with extraction and didn't understand the difference between the two rounds. C'mon! This is a DPMS issue??
3s1k '11 - He bought a .223 DPMS and had problems shooting TUL Ammo without lubing it in a brand new rifle. Cheap ammo is not a DPMS issue in my opinion.
projectruger '11 - The guy was shooting American .223 without issue from his .223 chambered upper. Then he switches over to 5.56 TUL Ammo and he runs into problems. This is not a DPMS issue.
The last two thread links are questions about quality and people claiming problems and other people claiming reliability.
I have to say that for a list of supposed "DPMS is the worst junk ever" threads, there were very few issues that I read that could be traced directly back to DPMS.
Given the fact that one thread had DPMS shipping 5,000 to 6,000 guns a week in 2010, the shear numbers manufactured would have to lead to a few issues here and there.
I remain unconvinced that the entire company is shi'ite based on this supposed "proof"