I love this rifle. I've only had a chance to run 100 rounds of PMC through it so far, but it cycled flawlessly and the iron sights where only slightly high out of the box...forgot my freaking FS adjustment tool...
As the description reads: it DOES come with the detachable carry handle. The iron sight are great and you have the option of quickly and easily swapping out for all kinds of optics. Gotta love the completeness, yet open-endedness of the build.
The finish is beautiful. No dings, nicks, runs, drips, or errors....
Breakdown and cleaning were by the book and a lot of fun....only slight glitch (which detracts nothing from my rating), was that the pivot pin took a bit of patience to get unstuck. Persevere; don't break out the hammer, dudes.
This was my first purchase with Bud's...read a lot of good reviews, but was a little nervous anyway; put the order in just before their local opening time on a Monday morning. The rifle was at my FFL (green-preferred on the list) on Wednesday morning. FFL called me within ten minutes of signing for it and I was out the door with it before the end of the lunch hour.
Shipping updates were numerous and timely. Unbelievable service. Thanks Bud's and Bushmaster!
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]