I can't agree with the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" mentality. Look at the improvements made to the 1911. Today's 1911s are made with better materials and better parts. It has evolved into a much finer tool. So to do I believe that the AR continues to evolve. I want there to be advances made to it. I'm glad it doesn't come with a 1/12 twist or with a carry handle. I like the fact that people are making ambidextrous controls and free floating hand guards and rails. I like my collapse-able stock. Today's AR15 is not the same beast developed by Stoner in the 1950s. I'm glad that it isn't.
As for the piston driven ARs, I just don't think I have the need for one. It makes the rifle heavier and costs more. If I had the need for one, I'd look closer at it but my brief 3k round experience with one makes me say I need to approach that system more carefully. I don't think it is necessary for my taste or uses. I think the concept is good, and applaud its development. I just wouldn't buy one. Now if I were storming the beaches of Normandy, and expecting fire suppression roles and being in the field for weeks at a time, I'd re-evaluate my needs and re consider pistons. But I can honestly say, I'd have no reservations about grabbing any of my DIs and jumping in the fray. I might need more pmags tho........
Assumption is the mother of all ****ups.
Know what you know, Know what you don't know. -Paul Pedzolt
"Jack of all trades, master of none, though oftentimes better than master of one" -Mynshul
Last edited by AgentTikki; 03-31-2012 at 06:42 PM.