||This was my first purchase from Bud's and I am very pleased.
I ordered the DoubleStar Star15 M4 on Friday 7/9/2010. I ran down to my local gun shop right after I placed the order and did the paperwork for the transfer and they allegedly faxed it off to Bud's that Friday afternoon.
Bud's received the FFL paperwork/Fax on Monday 7/12/2010.
Bud's shipped the rifle on Tuesday 7/13/2010.
The rifle arrived at the local gun shop on Thursday 7/15/2010.
The rifle was paclked in a sealed box in brand new condition.
I finally made it to the range this evening and put 60 rounds through it with not a single issue.
I was able to battle zero (300M zero with 25 yard M4 Zero targets) in just two, three round groups...which was very impressive considering I hadn't fired an M16/AR15 in about 15+ years.
Moreover, I was firing from what would be best described as foxhole, un-spported position (standing, while leaning against the range shelf and supporting the rifle with only my elbows (no-sand bags or other rest).
After about 60 rounds, I was able to achieve 3 shot groups at 25 yards that I could cover with a quarter.
I was a bit concerned about the Doublestar brand as not many folks out there are familiar with them and the only reviews are here on Bud's. As it turns out I work for a Defense Contractor and a lot of the guys I work with have done a lot of contract work in the snadbox. One of them who is also a firearms instructor told me that on his last overseas gig, the contractor issued them all Doublestar M4s and he had no issues whatsoever with his.
This is the real deal! I shopped around for several months before purchasing the Star15 M4 and couldn't be more pleased. Bud's service was fast and painless and the price for this rifle can't be beat. Highly recommended to anyone who is considering this M4!
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]