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DPMS - Any Good

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by xtremetj, Dec 21, 2012.


  1. xtremetj

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    In all this madness I've got a buddy willing to part with one of ARs. He'll sell his DPMS, I'm just not sure about the quality. I'd been looking, before the crap hit the fan, for a BCM, DD, or a Spikes. I know it's not in the same class but are they any good? I should probably jump on it since I can't find any else but am not sure its worth 1k?

    Enlighten me on their quality please. BTW, this is their entry level basic gun.

    Thanks guys!
     

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    Oh boy. Here it comes.........
     

  3. xtremetj

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    I figured it might be bad but I'm not that familiar with them so I thought I'd ask:dunno:
     
  4. ThinkMud

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    Get what you can man. Most are sold out everywhere:( dpms isn't bad if you ask me. I have a bunch of their lowers I built with their lower parts kit and they all work fine.
     
  5. WinterWizard

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    $1000 - no. $500 - yes.
     
  6. bullittmcqueen

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    Avoid it like the plague. Anybody who makes you pay $1000 for a DPMS is no friend of yours. Bide your time. This will all pass eventually and no one knows what the outcome will be.
     
    #6 bullittmcqueen, Dec 21, 2012
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  7. Gunnut 45/454

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    It may not be top quality, I own one it works and does what it supposed to do! Would I pay 1k for one nope. The question is are you getting one cause you feel you need it or just because they might not be available in the future! Hopefully we can stop the Federal gun grab- cause thats what it will be. I would hope this isn't going to be your first and only firearm! If it is your probably way behind the power curve on protecting your right to own one. Good luck !:whistling:
     
  8. mvician

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    1K ? F no!
     
  9. camelotkid

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    a grand for a DPMS, doesn't sound to much like a buddy to me.
     
  10. xtremetj

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    Thanks everyone. I already told him no. I decided to ride it out a while and see what I can come up with. I had a RRA about a year ago and sold it. Been looking since then and just never pulled the trigger. Boy do I regret that now. The prices on Gunbroker are insane!
     
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  12. Leper

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    Glad you decided not to buy it. If you have your heart set on something don't cheap out.
     
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    I got 10k+ through mine without a bobble.'08.
     
  14. fuzzy03cls

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    Had 2500 with zero cleaning through mine with only lube & 2 classes, zero failures that weren't purposely induced.
    Is it worth that much $? NO, But given the madness.....
     
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    yeah, friends at least use lube.
     
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  17. TedG

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    The AWB rumors are giving some people the opportunity to dump junk they wish they had never bought. Now they see a chance to get their money back.... plus a profit if they can find a panic stricken buyer.
     
  18. tampashooters

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    I have had two DPMS Oracle and both worked flawlessly with steel and brass ammo. Prior to the current panic, they were selling for around $600ish brand new,and less for the Sportical. I have had many other AR's and let's be honest, they all shoot the same. I know people are brand whores and can't come to the realization that they overpaid for a nifty logo/name. What can a Colt, Noveske, etc. do that a DPMS/Bushmaster can't? The simple answer is nothing. Don't be fooled by the "Mine is better than everyone else's" crowd.

    Mil-Spec is Mil-Spec.... meaning they meet the minimum standards that the Military has set...

    With that being said, $1k is expensive, but current market conditions make it a great buy. I wouldn't pay that, but luckily I already have some, and it will be a while before the panic wears off. It will heat back up in January when the bills get introduced and people get their taxes back, so it's going to be a roller coaster for a while.

    If this is the Sportical though, I'd pass.
     
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    I agree. My RRA is not "mil-spec" but has been a great gun. Luckily I bought it in October before the prices went sky high.
     
  20. trigger45

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    Dpms is good.