[5 of 5 Stars!]This was my first AR, so I have no hands-on basis for comparison. After two weeks of research, I chose this particular AR for several reasons: 1. Daniel Defense has a great reputation. 2. I didn't want a fixed front sight post as I planned on an Eotech XPS with Magpul BUIS. 3. I wanted a pre-installed, long rail for increased sight radius and a futher-foward forend hand hold. 4. I had read good things about mid-length gas systems. 5. I felt it to be a good value. The fit and finish of this gun is exceptional. The upper and lower fit tightly, and moving parts operate smoothly. For the first time firing I intentionally did not clean the gun, and I chose inexpensive, Russian-manufactured (Tula) ammo. I had one failure to feed 23 rounds into the second 30rnd magazine. I cleared the jam, fired the remainder of that magazine, then cleaned and oiled the bolt carrier group. I continued to fire and additional 120 rounds without incident. It may be too early to speculate, but I believe I made a wise decision in purchasing this particular AR.
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[5 of 5 Stars!]This rifle is a work of art! It's lightweight, well balanced and very high quality. I am so proud to ads my name to the list of Daniel Defense owners. They own multimillion dollar CHF machines that make their barrels and are 1 of only 5 companies in the world to have that bragging right. They also MPI and HP test all critical parts to ensure their products are of the highest quality. I've owned 8 AR's so far and this is by far my favorite yet! If you can swing the price increase do yourself a favor and get it with DD furniture, it's a step above the sloppy loose MagPul MOE buttstock. I researched for a month before i got this rifle, and considering Bud's low price on it I feel I couldn't have better. Thanks to Bud's for selling this beauty cheap enough that a low income factory worker like me has the good fortune to own one!Show More Reviews...