JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
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Warning about DPMS AR's
Some of you may know that in the last two S.E. Shoots I have had troubles with my DPMS AR-15. Long story short, 3 years ago I shot up about 15-20 magazines using a bump stock. The following year with a cleaned AR I had firing problems again.....bolt would hang up either ejecting or loading a round. Last year I made sure the rifle was extra-clean, thinking cleanliness might be a problem........It wasn't. A few people offered suggestions that the issue was possibly the rear of the barrel, and either get a new upper or replace the barrel. I hadn't done anything about it until about a week ago, when I dismantled the AR and cleaned the gas tube, the bolt carrier group, the barrel, and everything else that one would normally clean. While the AR was dismantled I did a close inspection with a bore scope and a magnifying glass. I couldn't find anything that was visibly worn or broken.
With the shoot coming up in a few months I didn't want to waste any time experimenting with barrel changes, so I took it to a local gun store that had a gunsmith section and gave it to them to figure out what was wrong. It only took a little over a week for them to figure it out. The DPMS AR has a very good quality upper and lower, but there are Chinese-made parts in it that are crap....mainly springs, pins and and gas-tube rings. The total cost for the repair was only $76.00 plus tax. Lessons learned is that when I don't know what I'm doing, take it to a gunsmith and secondly, if I buy any more DPMS rifles, there will be change-outs of Chinese-made parts before I even use it.
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