is dpms really that great of a brand?

Discussion in 'DPMS' started by god&guns, May 12, 2010.

  1. god&guns

    god&guns G&G Newbie

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    I know they make cheap ar 15s, but are they any good? I have heard good and bad things about them. so how do they rank in the following?

    are they good guns stock?

    what kind of accuracy could I get with thim with handloads and a scope?

    and are they good running guns?


     
  2. CopperniX

    CopperniX Forum Fanatic Staff Member

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    well God&guns ive actually made a couple of runs up to the DPMS plant with loads of barrel blanks and got to handle a few completed rifles while they unloaded the trailer and gotta say for the money they are great ar's ive fired some and i cant complain. If you get a good handload recipe you can make a tack driver out of em.
     
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    mx308250 G&G Newbie

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    I always heard great things and have seen a few older DPMS firearms and they ran and shot great. In the last 2 years I have heard quite a bit of bad reviews and talked to people trying to sell theirs due to poor manufacturing tolerances and malfunctions and inadequate accuracy. I heard a rumor that DPMS was bought out by the company that owns Remington and Bushmaster and a few other companies and if that is true possibly the change has caused a change in manufacturing similiar to the manufacturing process used by bushmaster which has led to a reduction in quality manufacturing trying for quantity not quality. But I have not had any personal experience with recently made DPMS products. Only with recently and older makes of Bushmasters and several other makers of AR style rifles.
     
  4. god&guns

    god&guns G&G Newbie

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    hmmmm...interesting.
     
  5. grizcty

    grizcty God, Guns, Glory

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    I have to totally, disagree with this!
    Don't know were the word, CHEAP came from? :grumble:

    I think, they are a QUALITY gun.
    And have put thousands of rounds, down range.
    With a variety, of different ones.

    When my life depends on, a black rifle.
    I WILL, be picking up a D.P.M.S.!
     
  6. god&guns

    god&guns G&G Newbie

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    well cheap being $715 for a dpms lo pro. thats cheaper then I see anything els for. and when i say "cheap" I mean it doesnt cost alot of cash not they arnt made well.
     
  7. CopperniX

    CopperniX Forum Fanatic Staff Member

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    if your thinking of buying one id say go for it ive never bought one from them but ive spent plenty of time talking to some of the employee's and even one of the bigwigs and its a well constructed company they really are pro vet and pro military as a whole.
     
  8. god&guns

    god&guns G&G Newbie

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    I think I will. as soon as the cash comes together (a month or so) I will buy it. I have bought the scope allready. when I get it would you guys like me to do a range review on it?
     
  9. DaTeacha

    DaTeacha Things are not what they seem. Forum Contributor

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    Range reports are always welcome. Some guys like them so well you could probably do one on chucking rocks downrange and they'd read it with relish.

    I am quite happy with my DPMS stripped lowers, but that's hardly a fair basis for judging their completed guns. The DPMS / Panther Arms guns were popular around here a couple of years ago, but I haven't seen any for a while.
     
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  10. god&guns

    god&guns G&G Newbie

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    hahaha! your right I have seen these people. and I do beleave i will do a report it will just a a whial.

    but does anybody know anything about actual group sizes?
     
  11. stalebiscuit

    stalebiscuit G&G Newbie

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    they seem good to me

    much better than century, lol
     
  12. Darkfront

    Darkfront G&G Evangelist

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    I'm just as happy with my DPMS as I am with my Colt. I've fired thousands of rounds downrange, and put it through some aggressive use and 3-gun competition, it's never failed as long as you take care of it just like any other AR.
     
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    cjleete G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    Just don't buy a Plinker. Same as with the other brands, don't buy the bottom-dollar rifle. Happy as a clam with my Oly arms, but wouldn't turn down a DMPS.
    By the way, where the heck did that saying "happy as a clam" come from?
     
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    Paul T G&G Newbie

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    I have a choice, either a Remington R15 in 243 or a DPMS in .308.
    But I also have my eye on a Remington bolt gun, a model 700 20" tactical for 550.00 nib. Such a quandary I am in, and its shameful the way I drool over all of them.
     
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    grizcty God, Guns, Glory

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    srt 10 jimbo G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    Got my son one for his 18th birthday, errr I'm pretty sure he sleeps with it.:eek:
     
  17. TACAV

    TACAV G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    DPMS, good commercial grade gun for plinking, hunting, I wouldnt bring it to war with me though.
     
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    They are a good gun, but the Bushmaster bolt will out last a DPMS bolt.
     
  19. ZombieHuntAR15

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    dpms is a good gun, ive got one their lowers on a Del-ton upper and i like the dpms triggers, good and smooth
     
  20. DaTeacha

    DaTeacha Things are not what they seem. Forum Contributor

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    Probably because clams are so low on the animal intelligence scale that they don't know enough to be anything except happy -- no worries be happy and all that.
     
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