Originally Posted by e43jimmy409
I want to keep it under 1000. I had a friend recommend the deltons is why im looking there. Like I said I dont shoot a lot just recreational, and I think I already have brd. First purchase was a hk mp5 sd 22
First off I have no owner experience with DTi. I have handled and repaired many rifles. DTi being one of them... (also Colt, BCM and LMT.)
DTi is a web based manufacturer. There is no real brick and motar. They buy in bulk and assemble then sell the parts or whole units. You can get a DTi that is made using the same parts as a LMT or BCM...or you can get a DTi made from unknown vendors. This is why they have a selection webpage...for the buyer to configure the rifle. You can actually buy a complete DTi for under $600..or a complete DTi for well over $1,000. These would NOT be the same weapon.
I am not pushing you away from BCM or DTi, but I will say S&W is a major firearms manufacturer and has been for a few years
...a few years more than everyone else in fact
They produce one of the best and affordable AR15s in the game. Hands down for all you get, including the name...they can not be beat.
I wouldnt get a Sport for your first Ar15. Use a full line AR15 before you start taking away things people say you don't really need. 5.56/223 is cheap, you can also buy a Ceiner 22lr conversion bolt to run /22lr in it (an extra $200 from many web stores)...or you can buy a S&W M&P15-300 which is a great heavy hitting hunting round. Since you are not using it a lot the extra cost of ammo will not hurt as much...or may hurt more..so look into that.