Originally Posted By rchurilla:
Of course he's nice to you. All of his best employees have either quit, been fired, or are currently disgruntled. He doesn't just like your business, he NEDS IT! Why else do you think the OWNER is answering the phones and taking orders???
Sure, their may be a few exceptions, but insiders have it that people in high places at DPMS, are causing a great deal of internal strife. Hence the reason for some of the departures and anger from with-in.
Damn, where do you get all this information? You're in PA, DPMS is in Becker, MN and American Spirit Arms is in Scottsdale, AZ. I have ordered from DPMS and received a top quality upper and other parts. Gunsmith friend of mine who competes at SOF shoots and was a top shooter for the Border Patrol swears by them. He also was impressed by ASA though he had to work on one of their uppers to get it to function with cheaper ammo. He stated that he has often had to work on those types of uppers even from other manufacturers. You seem to have a lot of time to research all the workings of the gun industry. I take it you own a lot of firearms and a number of AR's with your extended knowledge of the ins and outs of all these companies. Me, I only own 4 complete AR's and a Rock River Varmit upper extra, Along with numerous shotguns, .45's and 9mm handguns. And a few .22 cal. target guns. I've owned, Colt, Bushmaster, DPMS, and ASA AR's and found them to all be good quality. I have shot AR's in the Military, in Law Enforcement, and for recreation for over 25 years. I still find that I am far from an expert in any of those firearms. What exactly makes you so all knowing about these manufacturers? For some reason I just don't buy it.
By the way, I can't stand the owner of ASA (Bob, he's a jerk and I am no way his defender, yes I too was yelled at).
Now, if you are a MasterGunsmith, or an Assistant U.S. Attorney with knowledge of pending Bankruptcies or patent violations which are to be heard in Federal Court then I may be
wrong. Otherwise, I just have my doubts as to your expertise.