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Discussion in 'Firearms' started by larz, Sep 13, 2007.
Does anyone own or have any experience with DPMS AR-15's?
I have a DPMS upper on my Bushmaster lower, it seem to be a good quality upper. If you look at my avatar you will see the flat top leaning against the case and my match Bushmaster lying down.
I joined the darkside last year when I traded a Target II Kimber 45 for the first Bushmaster (the match one). I have enjoyed both of them.
overpriced. just like the bushys
What were shooting up at Holloway's the other week? Also, overpriced...OK....but are they a decent reliable weapon?
at least they have been in the M16 game for a looooooong time... mid/late 70's I think. A lot of companies have popped up in the last 10-15 years due to the AR's popularity in the States but dont have a long history of building these components and also making rifles.
They have been govt suppliers for a long time and hire military veterans.
A good buddy of mine who was an armorer in the forces (and a private builder after the service) told me he only swears by DPMS stuff.... other than the occasional target barrel (Douglas, etc).
If you're looking to buy a whole AR.... DPMS is a great option.
Looking for just an upper/lower to start with.... another great option.
when i shot my buddies DPMS 24" heavy bbl'd AR.... yes, tack driver!
Anymore everything to do with AR's is overpriced. What used to cost $400 now runs at $800, which if you compare the inflation of other rifles over the same period of time is pretty absurd.
I was shooting two different uppers at the range day, one which I built myself for $300 and threw on my Lower. The Rifle I was shooting (Matched Upper & Lower) I had custom made specifically for me, and when I mean custom made I mean I dictated everything, length of barrel, twist rate, length of pull, trigger weight, ect. and the guy fabricated it in his shop from blanks. Not exactly for the faint of heart, but that was back when I was into the Camp Perry stuff.
I have shot a few. Nice guns, but had some trouble with them. A buddies car 15 started double feeding, then started going full auto which would eventually end in a stove pipe. He replaced everything he could think of, but the problem persisted. Sent the gun back to DPMS, came back a couple of months later and still had the same problem. Went back, came back, still firing full auto. The gun has a lot of rounds through it, but not enough that it is should be junk, probably a ten year old gun.
Now, I know most people would love to have a full auto AR, but he wants it right. In my opinion, they should replace the gun with a completely new one at this point.
maybe a disconnecter problem causing the full auto?
The trigger pin or the hammer pin hole in the receiver may be enlarged. I've seen it happen many times.
Do the pins rotate when they hammer/trigger are moved?