Just picked up my Bushmaster Carbon 15. Considering the availability and price gouging going on, I am happy with the deal i got. Yes, i have read all the reviews on the carbon 15 platform ...good as well as bad. It seems at least %90-95 of all bad reports were from people who do not own one. This is my first Ar type rifle and will mostly be used as a range gun.....secondary HD also(of course). I will update with a range trip review when i get a chance to get out. Any tips or helpful feedback would be appreciated. And yes I expect some negatives from the hardcore AR guys.