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Posted: 7/30/2005 10:23:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/30/2005 10:24:10 AM EDT by ops144]
hey guys noob here

just wondering if dpms rifles are any good?

found a new 16in colaps stock,flattop with removable handle,
flash suppressor 775.00
o and 2 30rnd mags

this sound any good?
any help would be great
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 10:46:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 10:53:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2005 12:02:24 PM EDT by jrs93accord]
A lot of guys would disagree with this statement, but I do firmly believe that the DPMS AR's are fine weapons. I would not have spent my hard earned money if they were not. I personally own a DPMS Panther Carbine (RFA2-PCAR). It is originally outfitted with an A2 upper receiver w/ 11.5"bbl and 5.5"FH, 6 pos. telescopic stock, Glacier handguards, 2 30 rd. magazines, and a USGI cleaning kit.

Current mods on the DPMS Panther Carbine:
A.R.M.S.® #51 CV A1A2 S.I.R.® System
EOTech Holographic Weapon Sight -Model 512A65
Streamlight® “Scorpion” Tactical Light
Fobus Tactical Light Mount
SpecterGear® M.O.U.T. Single Point Sling (Black)
GG&G Sling Adapter
VLTOR Carbine/collapsible Modstock - Model# ACK-2S (Black)
Wilson Combat Tactical Latch
Hogue Grip
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 11:33:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ops144:
hey guys noob here

just wondering if dpms rifles are any good?

found a new 16in colaps stock,flattop with removable handle,
flash suppressor 775.00
o and 2 30rnd mags

this sound any good?
any help would be great



That is a good price. I paid $820 for my DPMS AP4 (M4) last month.
DPMS are great rifles, you should buy it.
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 11:44:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By UZI4you:

Originally Posted By ops144:
hey guys noob here

just wondering if dpms rifles are any good?

found a new 16in colaps stock,flattop with removable handle,
flash suppressor 775.00
o and 2 30rnd mags

this sound any good?
any help would be great



That is a good price. I paid $820 for my DPMS AP4 (M4) last month.
DPMS are great rifles, you should buy it.



Yep +1!!
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 11:46:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/30/2005 11:47:24 AM EDT by _DR]
Have a DPMS 5.56mm carbine, have had no issues after approx 2,000 rounds.
Can't speak further than that. Your results may vary.
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 11:52:56 AM EDT
I have in my possession, two DPMS AP4 carbines which were purchased this May. Totally reliable, and extremely accurate. They were $750 each.
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 12:26:13 PM EDT
I have two DPMS carbines, the one is my primary shooter and I have about 6000 rounds through it in the last 3 months, 4 malfunctions attributable to bad mags, which have been shit canned. I am happy with mine.
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 4:48:56 PM EDT
Haven't had a single problem with mine - love it!
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 4:52:55 PM EDT
cool thanks guy....

now off to work on the wife lol
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 4:55:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ops144:
cool thanks guy....

now off to work on the wife lol



She'll break long before any well taken care of DPMS weapon does. You'll love it, and that's a good price. Enjoy!
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 6:46:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/30/2005 6:46:37 PM EDT by ops144]
ya i got "breaking her down to a science"lol

though she tells people she has 4 kid not 3??
not shure what she means buy that
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 7:02:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 11:43:02 PM EDT
I bought my DPMS AP4 over both the Colt 6920 and 6721 and the Bushmaster Patrolman.
The DPMS I have has a full HBAR, chrome bore/bolt, ambi controls, two stage trigger etc.
This rifle was a much better deal than the alternatives as it had more stuff for less money. DPMS is certainly a top tier weapon. Some say negative things about the brand, but this is likely to to conjecture/rumor/inexperience with the company. The only problimatc DPMS weapons have the cast receivers, and the problem is with the material used to make the recievers, not the company which sold it. DPMS is an excellent rifle, and easily probably one of the most accurate out of the box ARs you can get for a reasonable price. To me, the finish on the DPMS laps everyone elses.
I have had other name brand ARs, and my favorites are Knight and DPMS. I am so pleased with my weapon and will not likley by another AR that isnt made by DPMS or Knight. Buy one, you will not be disapointed.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 11:59:30 PM EDT
The newer ones are much better than the older ones.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 12:03:19 AM EDT
never an issue with my DPMS M4 Clone. I especially like the chrome BCG
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 12:39:44 AM EDT
Interesting thread, Thanks.

I am not up to speed on the history, but I think DPMS got major into the game not long before the ban, and got hurt by some quality issues at that point. Sort of a one-two punch. I note that their lower kits, tools and parts are well respected right now.

I don't hear a lot about their complete rifles, but am glad to hear that they have survived and have a quality product.

It has been a very interesting evolution in the AR platform. The follow up companies are figuring out what works, or doesn't, and are making some great rifles. Who knew of RRA, LMT, CMT, before this last blast of gas operated tools? (Oooh, my bad; Can't help it.)

Knowing about what the company has been through, where they are now, and where they are going, does help.

We need more flight time and reports of function to have a good handle on DPMS rifles in 2005, but it is nice to hear good reports. I wish them well.

Regards,

Rick

Link Posted: 8/2/2005 7:38:02 AM EDT
Well to tell you the truth, they are the best you can buy, they are much better than Colt. How do I know this? Because I own one, well DPMS lower anyway, my upper is an A2 from Delton. Never a failure to feed in over a 1000 rounds! Colt smolt, Bushmaster smushmaster! Bottom line is they are as good as any, I've got about 600.00 in mine, I always wanted an AR, now I have one, it will probably last for my lifetime. If it doesn't, it's like an old chevy motor, you can rebuild it cheap.

Now everyone talk your favorite MFG. up.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 10:16:46 AM EDT
My DPMS has around 5k rounds through it and the only thing I had to replace was the pins in the trigger group once. Repair cost - $15.

DPMS may not be the best AR maker out there, but it is hard to knock their price/performance ratio.

Link Posted: 8/2/2005 10:40:13 AM EDT
My first DPMS was bought 8 years ago, and since then it has had more then 10,000 rounds through it. The only issues i've ever had with the rifle were when I was shooting wolf (go figure). The only thing i have done to keep the gun up to par with my newer Carbine DPMS is replace the buffer spring.

I will continue to buy DPMS. I have no issues with them.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 10:42:05 AM EDT
Love mine,couple of thousand rounds with no issues.
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