Originally Posted by bluez
Lets not call someone an Idiot just because he is in a hurry to get a functional AR which this is.
Hmm, let's see...
I can (A)
build a pretty excellent $1000-1500 AR for $1100-1800 at the moment. Or (B)
I can buy a bottom of the barrel $700 AR for $1500 or so. Which do I choose?
Yep, if I chose option "B", all should feel welcome to label me an idiot
...as I've already done my part to label myself exactly that.
The current market is dictated by fools chasing $700 ARs. Those fools seem to seek minimally adorned "factory" rifles with carry handles that "look the part" of the profile they see on CNN or video games. This is the definition of the term "fool". It's both an opinion and a fact, IMO. And I'm applying that label to consumers and legislators alike. Fortunately, fools lack stamina. So things should settle down soon enough, and those familiar with this market will ultimately benefit from the current situation as well as the eventual outcome.
Don't get me wrong. $700 ARs (DPMS, Del-Ton, S&W, whomever) are in fact
pretty excellent rifles at that price
. Honestly, it's pretty tough to screw up an AR. But jumping on one of these at 100+% markup above retail is just silly.