I was wandering through the LGS yesterday and I got to poking around the ARs. Long story short, I nearly walked out with a S&W M&P, not sure of the exact model number, but it was going for like $1030ish, not including a $100 rebate from S&W. It wasn't one of the super cheapies without a cover or fwd assist. IIRC it one of the Magpul joint effort models. This one if I'm not mistaken: http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/...57785_757784_757784_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y SO anyway I was wondering, in general, it's been my experience the S&W generally makes good stuff. Do their ARs follow this trend or should I avoid them. If so, why? FYI, I am looking for a ready to use off the rack model that doesn't require nursing through a tough teething period. I don't need exotic parts or to toss another grand at it to get it "right." S&Ws will accept other branded uppers, right? If it's some weird proprietary setup, I'll pass. While I'm not into tinkering right now, I don't want to shut the door entirely.