Anyone have consistently bad experiences with any particular brand(s) of AR's? The reason I ask is because I've seen some brands, that are basically of identical composition, fetch MUCH higher prices than others. I also notice that, among new gun/AR owners, the first thing they are concerned with are brands. If it isn't a Colt, they don't want it. Personally, I have about a half-dozen different brands. Recently I built up a ShARps lower and an RGuns upper. I put a Gen2 MBUS on it and a military sling and after taking it to the range I am really impressed with it. No rails on the forend, no fancy flash-hider just the standard birdcage, the stock is a no-name telescopic and it has a CMMG LPK. Shoots just as well as Bushmaster, Colt, Del-Ton, etc... I love it so much I am almost done with an identical second build. I have a bunch of lowers left but I'm not sure what those will be. Now for the purpose of this thread I'm not attempting to get on an RGuns soap box. And I'm not looking to debate the aftermarket accessories like optics/stocks/etc. I'm just curious how important you have found brand names to be when looking for an AR? Thanks -Emt1581 Wanna kill these ads? We can help!