18 June 12
More comments on AR parts/accessories, from an AR Armorer:
There are a lot of crap AR parts out there. Most top-tier manufacturers don’t themselves make every part that goes into rifles they sell. They have to buy parts from vendors, and, as noted, the parts-market is a minefield right now! Even top-tier manufacturers occasionally have a bad part, or two, pass through their System.
For that reason, ‘price-point,’ or ‘hobby-grade’ rifles, even from established brands, are highly not recommended. When the price of a new AR seems too low (under 1k), the manufacturer had to cut costs somewhere, and it is usually in parts.”
“Everything in moderation, including moderation!”