Originally Posted by BWilder
Thanks for all that info. I plan on getting it duracoated and dipped in woodland camo. (the stuff they lay on top of water and dip the parts in it). Think its good to start if i wanted to kind of "tinker with"? Like if i get better parts down the road?
It's a great first AR and it is definitely one that can be tinkered with and won't "hurt" the value.
The weapon will run, it's not junk. If you shoot a few hundred rounds a month, clean the thing and do some casual inspection for wear and tear, it will serve you well forever probably.
If you wanted to run some 3-gun courses or compete, well, you probably need to think about upgrading some parts.
With the 20" barrel it's more of a target/varmint rifle, so unless you plan on single handedly putting an end to prairie dogs in the Northern US, it will probably treat you just fine.
The factory trigger on the Olympics I have tried has been, actually, not that bad. It's not competition ready, but they haven't had a ton of slop in them. The same thing with the match between upper and lower receivers.
Do you have a deal on this specific weapon? From a buddy perhaps?
For an entry level piece to get familiar with the platform I think you are honing in on the perfect choice.
Hopefully you are getting a deal on it to give you some room for quality mags and some decent ammo to get a feel for it.
Happy to help if you have any further needs. Please feel free to PM me.