after looking online, in magazines, factory catalogs, and at all my local gun stores, i believe i'm as ready as i'll ever be to purchase my first AR. i own a few handguns(glock23, colt combat commander .45acp, taurus millenium 9mm) and a few long guns that include hunting rifles, .22 plinkers, and my turkey killer, but now not only do i have the $$ but also the blessing of the boss aka wife. i really like a couple of the daniel defense rifles i've come across and there are a couple of new ones on their website i hae yet to see/handle myself. i value the opinions of the people who frequent GT so before i run off and drop $1500 on a rifle i figured it would be prudent to see what yall had to say about these rifles. i'm not super particular about anything out of the ordinary, just want a pretty standard AR. 16'' free floated barrel, mid length gas system, 6 position collapsible stock, full length quad rail, flat top...just a solid, dependable gun. i plan to add some goodies including high end optics(i like all of the big names but the aimpoint w/ magnifier is at the top of the list but eotech and acogs are right there), a surefire light, and vertical grip. what is the general reputation of the daniel defense line of rifles? have there been any problems that seem to pop up over and over with these? if there have been issues with them i will be a little disappointed but glad to be informed prior to purchasing it. if that's the case i guess i'll just have to go with a colt; according to popular opinion i can't go wrong there. thanks for your input. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!