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Posted: 2/3/2020 10:30:48 PM EDT
I've been wanting to do this for some time, answer questions about DPMS and possibly dispel some myths.

For what it's worth I was employed by DPMS/Remington from 2005-2018 and seen a lot of "behind the curtain"...

Please, if you want this thread to go somewhere don't post BS or ramble on about unrelated crap.

*NOTE* I will monitor this thread when I can and do the best to answer questions.

Keep it on track and classy GD.
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:32:15 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:32:46 PM EDT
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How would you rate the quality of their rifles compared to other major manufacturers?  Say like Ruger, PSA, etc?
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:33:27 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:33:57 PM EDT
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Are you still in the industry?
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:34:19 PM EDT
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13 years in.  Why did you leave?  I'm not sure when Remington/Cerberus/Freedom Group bought DPMS out, but do you believe QC degraded after that?
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:34:30 PM EDT
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What happened to DPMS?

I wasn't really paying attention.
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:34:50 PM EDT
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Huh

Still in gun manufacturing?
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:34:59 PM EDT
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What's your take on the market?  Is it just completely saturated or what?
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:35:03 PM EDT
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My first AR was a DPMS A-15, it's sat in the back of the safe for probably ten years now.
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:35:04 PM EDT
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What was the most surprising thing that you ever witnessed while on the clock there?
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:35:32 PM EDT
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Do you want to be told that your ARE NOT my supervisor? Because your OP is how you GET TOLD that you ARE NOT my supervisor.
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:35:44 PM EDT
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What does DPMS actually stand for.
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:35:53 PM EDT
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Serious question- Were you able to steal off supplies or LPKs on the way out?
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:35:56 PM EDT
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Keep it on track and classy GD.
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Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:36:12 PM EDT
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What did you do and how much did you make?
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:36:38 PM EDT
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Are you going to answer any questions?
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:37:05 PM EDT
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Well, for MANY years we supplied the "top tier" companies with parts. Marty Daniel was one of the biggest customers back in the day.

I would say that we built a good reliable rifle for the money and had several small contracts with government agencies most of the time.
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:37:29 PM EDT
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Did you have any hot coworkers?
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No and honestly happy to be out most of the time.
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:38:57 PM EDT
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Defense
Procurement
Manufacturing
Services

IIRC

Had a TAC-20, damn good rifle.
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:38:59 PM EDT
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Did they shut down?
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:39:24 PM EDT
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Right before the bankruptcy my position "was eliminated" as well as many other really talented employees.
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:39:41 PM EDT
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Serious completely unrelated question- Do you know where I can get bulk LPKs below wholesale?
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:40:08 PM EDT
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Remington is restructuring and eliminated all "MSR's"
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:40:21 PM EDT
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Were you in St Cloud?
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:40:25 PM EDT
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Should I stock up on parts for my lr308 rifles now or will they be available for awhile?
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:40:38 PM EDT
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Defense procurement management services.

As I recall.

Edit: beat and not quite correct.
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:41:02 PM EDT
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They and bushmaster weren't at SHOT. Not on the Remington group signs at the show.
CDNN has a ton of DPMS/bushmaster parts.
I don't know if there's been an official announcement but everyone is burying them.
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:41:21 PM EDT
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Everyone has 10 AR's and the market is oversaturated. Also the tactical lifestyle is fading fast.
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:41:26 PM EDT
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Defense
Procurement
Manufacturing
Services

IIRC

Had a TAC-20, damn good rifle.
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After all this time......now I know
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:41:58 PM EDT
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Almost getting shot
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:42:10 PM EDT
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In.
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:42:28 PM EDT
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Well, for MANY years we supplied the "top tier" companies with parts. Marty Daniel was one of the biggest customers back in the day.

I would say that we built a good reliable rifle for the money and had several small contracts with government agencies most of the time.
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How would you rate the quality of their rifles compared to other major manufacturers?  Say like Ruger, PSA, etc?
Well, for MANY years we supplied the "top tier" companies with parts. Marty Daniel was one of the biggest customers back in the day.

I would say that we built a good reliable rifle for the money and had several small contracts with government agencies most of the time.
Thanks for the answer.

why then do you think the reliability reputation of DPMS was so much less than the other manufacturers?  I'm sincerely curious.
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:42:30 PM EDT
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16" LR-308 is my primary whitetail rifle - taken 4 with it to date, the thing is a tack driver even if it is a little portly.

In on this.
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:42:45 PM EDT
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Defence
Procurement
Manufacturing
Services
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:43:04 PM EDT
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I wonder what comes next?  Revenge of the Fudd?
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:43:24 PM EDT
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I have some of the original guns.  Large frame and small.  All have been excellent shooters.  Large frame .308s are picky eaters, but solid with the right ammo.  Good luck man.
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:43:25 PM EDT
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Did Remington combine DPMS and Bushmaster manufacturing lines?
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:43:45 PM EDT
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Yes, this.
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:43:45 PM EDT
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Tagged for responses
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:43:57 PM EDT
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Hank Williams III - Gone But Not Forgotten
...
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:44:00 PM EDT
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Sales but had my hands in almost everything. Made a decent living.
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:44:26 PM EDT
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Everyone has 10 AR's and the market is oversaturated. Also the tactical lifestyle is fading fast.


Were you watching the rally in Virginia?
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:44:41 PM EDT
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I don't have any questions, but I can say this - I have had a lot of DPMS Parts in the past, as well as complete guns. I never had any issues out of any of those.

I can't say that about so of the other manufacturers that I've owned.
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:44:56 PM EDT
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ND or did they have bad aim and miss you?
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:44:56 PM EDT
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Don't Push My Shit

IN!
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:45:11 PM EDT
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Maybe 2 or 3 that were decent. The gun industry is not where you typically find 10's
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:45:40 PM EDT
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what did you do there when you were employed
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 10:45:50 PM EDT
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Yes then relocated to HSV
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