For around $600-700 you can get a brand new Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport or a Palmetto State Armory AR-15. Both are excellent and they don't use any plastic parts. The PSA is pretty much mil-spec. No way I'd touch that franken gun with all the Carbon-15 parts. The price is just silly high. I'm also questioning whether LMT ever made a 1:9 twist barrel. I think not since their guns are all mil-spec and 1:9 was never a mil-spec standard.
Fear is a reaction..........Courage is a decision