Honestly though who puts thousands of rounds through their gun without cleaning it? I know I don't. The fact is even a DI AR should be 100 percent reliable for 99.9 percent of the people buying them. Don't get me wrong the SCAR is a neat gun, but like I said if you want piston reliability you can get it in an AR for much less money. You will have the same reliability as the SCAR while maintaining all the other advantages the AR platform gives you. I just see the SCAR as a very expensive way to be different and different in the world of black rifles isn't always a good thing.