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  • save up for the Bushmaster

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  • buy the DPMS now

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D.P.M.S. was incorporated in 1986 as a Department of Defense consulting agency representing various machine shops around the U.S. The majority of our clients manufactured small arms replacement parts for the U.S. Army, primarily the M-16 parts. Based on our machining experience and our government contract expertise, we are able to locate and offer the best Mil-Spec and after market parts available. We hope you will give us the opportunity to prove that our service, parts, accessories and rifles are of exceptional quality.


Gun Test recently gave the DPMS a "Best Buy" rating :assult:
 

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I can't say enough for both brand....they are both excellent choices IMHO. I abstain from the vote since you gave such great guns as options.
 
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DPMS Panther Lite 16" Carbine
Accepts all AR15/M16 magazines.

Features
Caliber: 223 Cal., 5.56x45mm
Barrel: 16" 4140 Steel, Lightweight Barrel
Length: 34 1/8"
Weight: 5.72 lbs. (less magazine)
Stock: Carbine Fiberite Stock - pinned (not retractable) Post Ban
Sights: A1 Rear Sight, A1 front sight post
Features: Forged A1 Upper Receiver w/forward assist & ejection port cover, Push Pin, Pivot Pin, Investment Cast T-6 Lower Receiver
Action: Semi Auto
Operation: Gas
Method of Locking: Rotating Bolt
Rifling: 6 Grooves RH, 1x9 Twist
Upper & lower receivers are hard coat anodized per Mil-A 8625A & Teflon Coated Black
Each Rifle comes with 2 - 10 round magazines, 1-Nylon Web Sling, and 1-Cleaning Kit
Consider this- you can start out with this basic Panther Lite rifle, and later add another complete upper, making this the only AR15 you will ever need. Upgrade it as your needs and budget change.
 

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I have a DPMS and it is a fine rifle. No distiguishable differences from the Armalites and Bushmasters I've fired. I think the 24" super bull upper will be a nice accessory to have in the case.
 
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this is the one I would get..

this is the one I want 16" A2
Caliber: 223 Cal., 5.56x45mm
Barrel: 16" 4140 Barrel
Length: 38.25"
Weight: 9.75 lbs.
Stock: Black Zytel composition A2 Buttstock with Trap Door Assembly
Sights: Front Sight Assembly
Features: A2 Forged Upper Receiver, Push Pin, Pivot Pin, Sight Radius, Standard Rifle - 19.75" Action: Semi Auto
Operation: Gas
Rifling: 6 Grooves, 1-9 Twist
Handguard: A2 Handguard with Alum. Liner

Upper & lower receivers are hard coat anodized
per Mil-A 8625A & Teflon Coated Black
Each Rifle comes with 2 - 10 round magazines, 1-Nylon Web Sling, and 1-Cleaning Kit
Options
CRYO Barrel Deep Freeze Accurizing
Twist 1-8
Fluted Barrel
Harris Bipod
Chrome or Titanium Bolt Carrier Assembly
JP Adjustable Trigger
 

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That's the DPMS I have. Nothing special, just a good standard AR. One complaint is the site is only adjustable for windage. There are two different peeps for elevation. In retrospect, a flat top with a bushnell holographic site would be my choice.
 

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I'm looking fowward to buy an upper from them for my AR!!!

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Rock River Arms :)
DEA Awards 5 Year Contract to Rock River Arms
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December 5, 2003

DEA Awards 5 Year Contract to Rock River Arms.

(Colona, IL)¡KRock River Arms has the reputation for producing top quality AR15s and custom 1911s. What sets Rock River Arms apart from the competition is their versatility to produce weapons to such rigorous specifications.

Many elite AR15 manufacturers submitted weapons for approval but fell short during the abuse test, which was the initial phase of testing. Rock River Arms AR15 .223/5.56 NATO met the requirements and specifications set forth by DEA. The abuse test consisted of the parts interchange test, the extreme temperature test, the drop test, the throw test and the corrosion test. In the parts interchange test, the carbines were field stripped. The major component parts were randomly interchanged and reassembled. Each carbine was then loaded and fired and had to perform without malfunction. During the extreme temperature test, the carbines were placed in a chamber and stabilized at a temperature of minus 20„a F for one hour. Then the weapons were removed and immediately fired at room temperature. Then the carbines were placed in a temperature chamber where it was stabilized at 120„a F for one hour then removed and immediately fired at room temperature. The weapon then moved on to the drop test from a height of 4 feet and dropped onto a concrete floor six different times on all sides of the carbine. After completing the drop safety test, the weapon was loaded and had to safely fire 20 rounds with no malfunction to pass. The throw test consisted of throwing the firearm from a height of four feet and over a distance of 15 feet, once on the right side and once on the left side, then must safely fire 20 rounds with no malfunction. It was then submerged in salt water and exposed to sand. After both tests the weapon had to function flawlessly.

Rock River Arms was one of the selected few that outperformed the other manufacturers and moved on to phase two of the testing. Phase two was the 5,000 round endurance/functional reliability test. The testing team consisted of members of the DEA and FBI Firearms Training Unit and the DEA and FBI armorers/gunsmiths. The team also tested for accuracy, dispersion and velocity.

Rock River Arms is supplying the DEA with their AR15 chambered in .223/5.56 NATO, equipped with an Eo Tech holo sight, a Surefire rail and white light, a Viking sling and an Eagle Industry carry case. The DEA awarded Rock River Arms the contract, followed by a substantial purchase order. The initial order will be delivered this month
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LogansDad....tell me more.....I've had good experiences with them, personally. Give me more than a one liner.......
 

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Here is my baby. I would absolutley put it up against any othere AR on the market.

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