I was considering getting a RPD, but their reliability is hit or miss @ best (seemingly more often a miss). For $2,100 I'd hate to have to gamble on such a rifle. It is a great looking rifle and looks like a lot of fun. But the reliability worries me. Is there anything in a similar vein that is reliable & in a similar price range? I can't think of anything. (& no crew served type weapons) No real purpose for it other than a niche gun for fun plinking @ range. I've seen a few on gunbroker, that the sellers say are reliable. However, I always wonder why they are being sold, perhaps just to fund a new purchase or perhaps b/c it stops working after the first belt... Wanna kill these ads? We can help!