I contacted the DPMS company a little over 8 months ago about having them build me a custom left-handed AR-15 5.56mm upper. And NO, I don't want a right-handed upper !!! They told me when I contacted them that they did not require any deposit to take my order to special build me an upper. They also said it would take from 3 to 5 months to get the upper from them. Like I say, it has now be a little over 8 months since I initially contacted them and still have seen no upper. I contacted them again about 4 months ago and inquired as to the status. They said that they still had my order and that it might be another 1 to 3 months. Contacted them yet again about a month ago and got the terse reply: "Your order is not lost he has it on his desk along with a lot of other orders" And with NO indication as to when I might expect to see any product. So my questions to you are: Is this DPMS a major reputable AR-15 builder or are they just some fly-by-night joe that has a minimal number of employees trying to build AR-15 with more orders than they can possibly fill in a reasonable time frame OR is it that they expect me to (even though they told me that when I placed the order that I did not have to give them any money up front), that they have buyers that are giving them money to go to the head of the line or that they are waiting for me to offer to pay for some or all of the cost of building the upper before they start building it ? Thanks.