I bought this rifle a few years ago and its been great. No mods except a Rock River match 2 stage trigger, the original trigger was heavy and gritty.
The rifle so far has had no malfunctions after 600rds. of really dirty surplus ammo from Guatamala, over a case of Wolf, and Im coming close to the end of a case of Federal. Close estimate of rounds through it so far, over 3k. i clean it well after shooting, shoot it pretty wet(lots of CLP)
and it just keeps running like a sewing machine.
I switched my Trijicon scope to another rifle, and use an Eotech with back up iron sights. Ive never shot the Smith from a bench, but in informal shooting 12 inch steel plates at 150 yds are a breeze with this setup. Ive used it in a few carbine matches, and it has stood up well. I wouldnt hesitate to buy another [email protected] AR. God my eyes on one now from Bud's.
And Bud's service rocks! Best in the business, in my opinion. Ive bought over a dozen guns and some optics( my Eotech, for one) from Bud's. Ordered a Colt AR from them, came in scratched and gouged (in factory sealed box), all I did was refuse the transfer, call Bud's, shipped it back, and got my card credited, no problems whatsoever.
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!