Originally Posted by GunHugger
Based on the above posts in the future when anyone asked about a DPMS Sporticle or any other AR made of lesser quality I'll be sure to keep my mouth shut and not bother to point out the truth about such a choice.
I also understand than many of you actually think that all AR's are built to the same specs and of the same materials and buy based on the price alone.
I have 30 plus years of AR experience from shooting, building, repairing and have owned many brands and worked on many others. I have even owned a DPMS Sporticle so I do have some real hands on experience with them too.
Buy the cheapest...price is all that matters.
I'm out of these discussions since so many are so easily butt-hurt by the truth.
Aw come on everyone, group hug for Hugger!!!
There's nothing wrong with trying to point out the differences between the different type of AR's available Hugger. Your point is well taken, but the point I always get into arguments with folks about when discussing AR's is that unless you're a LEO or a soldier headed to combat, the average shooter probably doesn't need the highend mil-spec AR. So many of the things used to establish the superior quality of mil-spec AR's really only apply to M-16 or M4 type weapons that have the happy switch to make them go full auto. The semi-automatic AR-15's function just fine without all that expensive stuff.
The average Joe who takes his AR to the range a couple of times a year to shoot a couple of hundred rounds doesn't need a $3,000 AR and can get his enjoyment from a $600 DPMS Sportical. If at some point the shooter wants to go with a more heavy duty AR version with a few more bells & whistles, he can always do that. They multiply like rodents for some reason one is just never enough.
I carried a Colt XM-177 CAR-15 in Vietnam and was qualified "Expert" with the M16-A1 in the Army, so I have a pretty good feel for what a real Tier-1 weapon should be like and I haven't been able to tell that my $800 RRA AR-15 can't perform up to the same high standards for a semi-auto. rifle, despite the fact it is sans most of the mil-spec items. That said, I haven't been in any extended gunfights with it either. Hopefully I never will have to find out.