OK, since I am functionally incapable of posting pics, let me give the first impressions.
I like the design of the rifle, and I especially like the 18 inch stainless match grade barrel. IMHO, the 16 is too short for what I want to use this rifle for, and the 20 is too long. The trigger is incredible, there is no other way to describe it. The finish on the receivers is good and even, and the fit between them is tight overall, but the front of the receivers has side to side play.
The downside has to do with how the rifle was put together and one of the components used. When the gas block was installed, whoever built the rifle gouged the crap out of the barrel in a couple of spots, and merely scratched the tar out of others. I don’t understand how someone could not take adequate precautions to prevent damage during assembly.
Breaking the rifle down for cleaning, I saw that the lower receiver has an odd characteristic. The left wall of the receiver is visibly thinner that the right wall. What originally made me look was the amount of overhang of the upper. In all of my previous AR15s, I have never seen a lower that was thinner on one side than the other.
Will the scratches and the uneven build on the lower affect functionality? Nope, (at least I hope the lower won’t) but it does affect that “pride of new ownership” factor. I have mounted a Nikon M-223 1-4x scope on it and am looking forward zeroing it in for a hog hunt next month.
If someone can help a brother out with the pics, I’ll post them.