Like stated before Winham is the orig Bushmaster owner and employees. Bushmaster after being sold has gone to **** and I would not take the gift of one. I have handled the new weapons from Windham and they are rock solid as the original BCM was ,I would buy one of those in a heart beat. There has been a lot of buzz around here about them and anticipation of their new products coming out, I live in the next town over from them. The M&P sporter for that price is quite high and for the feel of it I would probably stay away, A true M&P is a solid unit though.