I had the chance to throw some rounds through my new A3L16 this weekend, so I thought I would offer a bit of a review for anyone in the market who is considering purchasing one for themselves. The A3L16 is a very "crisp" rifle. If you have fired alot of AR15/M16 rifles, you may know what I'm talking about. Some feel very long and "soft" in their action. This one, probably due to its newness and the shorter buffer/spring system, feels very sharp when firing. Its very managable in rapid fire scenarios. Basically, it has a good "feel" to it. Accuracy was great while just plinking around, but I'll have to wait til I have some real range time before judging it at greater distances. The "Lite" barrel heats up very fast. LOL After just 15 rounds, you won't be grabbing it. It does cool pretty quickly though, so I didn't find this an issue. The negatives: I have never been a fan of the A2 style grip. I have meaty hands and they don't fit comfortably on this type of grip. This will most likely be the first part I change out, probably going with a saw style or A1 version. Sharp edges: Under the trigger-guard, the metal is sharp and rubs into your hand. (see attached pics) It actually scraped some skin from my middle finger while shooting. I had to take a small metal file and smooth it off to relieve the issue. The Pardus stock is very solid and snaps into its various positions tightly giving you a good solid hold, but the shape of it is problematic. The curve back toward the shooter at the bottom. This may not be an issue for everyone, but for my stance, more of a cqb than weaver, and high in the pocket, it concentrates the recoil onto about a one inch area. Granted, the recoil on this rifle isn't much to be concerned about, but if you were going to be at the range all day, it could be uncomfortable. This I will probably replace with a standard M4 style stock, or other variant that doesn't curve out. The magazines that came with the rifle, 2x30rd generic, are pretty cheap, but they functioned without issue. The sharp metal edges at the top make it very uncomfortable to load your rounds. I scraped alot of skin off my fingertips saturday. LOL You will definitely want to buy better magazines. I like this rifle. For the money ($699 new, w/2 30rd mags, sling, cleaning kit, and hard-shell case) I think it would be hard to beat. If you could find one with the AP4 stock instead of the Pardus, I'd go with that one. Its my first DPMS purchase and I'm pretty pleased with it. With some adjustments and accessorizing, its going to be my new primary weapon system.