DPMS GII Panther Recon

DPMS GII Panther Recon



Reviews: 152
Total reviews: 152
Positive: 139
Mixed: 11
Negative: 2
Retail Price: $451.00
Used Value: $293.15
Sale Price: $389.99

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DPMS GII Panther Recon Info

Topped with Magpul MBUS front and rear sights, the barrel on the DPMS GII Panther Recon .223 Remington/5.56 NATO Semiautomatic Rifle is made of stainless steel and has an AAC flash hider. The rifle also features a Magpul MOE stock and a lever safety.

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Fair Market Range $415 - $433
Fair Market Price $424
MSRP $451.00
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  • Highest Price: $431.06
  • Lowest Price: $421.89

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  • Sportsmans Outdoor Superstore
  • $399.99
  • National Gun Owner Association & Buyers Club
  • $440.99

DPMS GII Panther Recon Ammo Deals

  • Federal Standard 223 Remington/5.56 Nato V-max 50 Gr 20 Roun BGS: 82535
  • $3.00
  • Tulammo Tulammo 223 Remington/5.56 Nato Full Metal Jacket 55 BGS: 64042
  • $4.00
  • Tulammo Ta223552 Centerfire Rifle 223 Remington/5.56 Nato 55 Gr Hollow Point 20 BGS: 98496
  • $4.00
  • Bear Brown 223rem 55gr Fmj 20/25 BGS: 712002761
  • $4.00
  • Bear Silver 223rem 55gr Fmj 20/25 BGS: 712003807
  • $4.00
  • Tula 223rem 62gr Hp 20/50 Steel Cased BGS: 712004439
  • $4.00
  • Tula 223rem 55gr Fmj 20/50 Steel Cased BGS: 712004460
  • $4.00
  • Tula 223rem 62gr Fmj 20/50 Steel Cased BGS: 712004465
  • $4.00
  • Tula 223rem 55gr Hp 20/50 Steel Cased BGS: 712004467
  • $4.00
  • Tula 223rem 75gr Hp 20/25 Steel Cased BGS: 712007433
  • $4.00
  • Hotshot 223rem 56gr Fmj Bt 20/box BGS: 712014482
  • $4.00
  • Brown Bear .223 Remington 55gr BGS: 713073334
  • $4.00
  • Brown Bear .223 Remington 62gr BGS: 713073507
  • $4.00
  • Brown Bear .223 Remington 62gr BGS: 713073508
  • $4.00
  • Wolf Ammo 223 55gr. Hp Polyformance BGS: 717031739
  • $4.00

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DPMS GII Panther Recon Reviews

Positive: 151 Mixed: 0 Negative: 1
  • 100

    None of the local FFLs could beat the prices i found at budsgunshop.com. very affordable and shipping was fast. I'll continue to do business here and highly recommend them to anyone.

    December 11, 2018
    Brandon L
  • 100

    this one will go to the grave with me. this or a S&W and I took the panther arms GREAT choice

    November 26, 2018
    Clayton P
  • 100

    No need to spend a lot of money for an AR-15. This is a fine shooting rifle. I put a red dot sight on it and put a lot of rounds through it with no problems at all. It was so much fun I lost track of how many we fired. I...t was all 55 grain ammo. DPMS has been making these for a long time and the design and manufacturing is excellent quality. I am very pleased with this purchase from Bud's and highly recommend this AR-15. more

    November 14, 2018
    George S
  • 100

    Great bounce for the buck. Basically a low dollar Remington that does what is expected. Never a malfunction.

    October 20, 2018
    Philip S
  • 100

    Great service from Buds as usual. Rifle arrived sooner than expected. As for the rifle itself, it arrived without damage and seems to function perfectly although I haven't had a chance to take it to the range yet.

    September 27, 2018
    Samuel E
  • 100

    I only give 5 stars when my expections are exceeded. This rifle is like an iron cast skillert , when you get it brand new make sure that it's well seasoned. Make sure you follow DPMS's barrel break-in and you will not ha...ve a problem. The rifle came as advertised being staked properly and all. My rifle came with a Pmag Gen 2 magazine. The rifle alone shooting, also the way way it feeds and drops the Gen 2 mag exceeded expectations... more

    September 18, 2018
    Dominique D
  • 100

    First let's talk about Buds. I could not be happier with the order I placed with this. This was my first order, and I can assure you I will be back. Fats shipping, great communications, easy purchase, an awesome price. T...his is my first AR, and I did not want to go overboard with price for the first one. I do believe though that I got a really awesome deal an a very good rifle with this DPMS Oracle. I look forward to many years of reliable use from it. more

    June 17, 2018
    Thomas D
  • 100

    The rifle arrived on time undamaged and in correct packaging. Everything on the rifle was correct and exactly as advertised at a great price. Will use Buds again.

    June 8, 2018
    byron t
  • 100

    Perfect for me. I only wish the gas block was the same height as the rail. Never let me down and I have put a couple thousand rounds through it.

    June 4, 2018
    richard h
  • 100

    With all the uproar over "assault rifles" in the media lately, I decided to grab another AR15 for my arsenal, just for fun. Being on a budget, I ordered the DPMS Oracle 5.56 from Bud's on a reserve order at the old price.... After a few weeks wait, sure enough, Bud's shipped the rifle to my FFL at the old sale price. Same great service I have enjoyed from Bud's in the past. As I said, I have other battle rifles, and certainly the DPMS Oracle is not on par with rifles three times the price. But at the price point, I must say that I have been pleasantly surprised. Fit and finish are totally acceptable for this type rifle and it has functioned flawlessly. I had an old red-dot sight in my closet that I mounted with a medium 3/4" riser on the rail and headed to the range. After a couple hundred rounds, the rifle has proven accurate and reliable, with no FTF or FTE so far. I have put several brands of ammo through it and it eats anything, but does shoot better with quality ammo, producing consistent 2" groups at 50 yards and 3" groups at 100 yards with the 3MOA red-dot sight. No doubt it would do better with a quality optic, but it is zombie-deadly as is. I love plinking with this weapon. This is a fun little rifle and has become my favorite "truck" gun. For the money, you can't go wrong with this AR. more

    May 17, 2018
    Larry M
  • 100

    Buds was great as always. When I got this rifle it wouldn't pull the case out of the chamber. I sent it back. They rebarreled it and sent it back with a description of what they did and a target from the test fire. I do ...not have any issues with this rifle at all. I can't get it to group any better than 3" at 100 yards. But that isn't what this model was designed for. Great rifle to start with in the AR platform more

    May 15, 2018
    Jason G
  • 100

    The DPMS Oracle is a solidly built AR-15 rifle that is very easy to use, easy to dis-assemble and clean. It is very accurate, and is a pleasure to shoot. The service from Bud's was excellent. I would most definitely reco...mmend this rifle to anyone looking for an AR-15. more

    May 10, 2018
    Lance W
  • 100

    This is a really good weapon. I bought weapon several months ago and I have put many rounds through it. If you are familiar with any AR style weapon, then this is no different. Will definitely purchase another one. As fa...r as Bud's, well just like 99.9{f8a7e0a1fdedb8ffe66128b16d44bfbc784a7b57354a4fdbc64ca796073b7272} of the purchasers, the service is top notch. more

    April 11, 2018
    Robert W
  • 100

    Hello. I picked up my DPMS Oracle @ my FFL. The shipping box was in excellent condition. Upon inspection of the firearm everything is in excellent condition. The entire process was painless. Also the layaway was a plus. ...All in all great experience. more

    April 6, 2018
    James C
  • 100

    This was my first AR purchase, Buds had them in stock as soon as the gun shortage was beginning to get over, love the DPMS, great AR at a great price.

    March 31, 2018
    Gregory N
  • 80

    Great transaction and shipping to FFL.

    March 27, 2018
    Phillip S
  • 100

    Purchased gun almost a year ago. Factory stock, grip, and handguard felt cheap but can be easily replaced. There is a little wiggle between the upper and lower receivers but it has never caused any issues when shooting. ...Gas block is not rail height so you will need a riser or rail height sight for the front. Love the gun and Bud{bcd98505726ff908989b46dbfc76d85313c7cfa36f2a073f5eea6f85ce4eb65d}u2019s is always fast and reliable. more

    March 7, 2018
    Wade D
  • 100

    Very good product highly recommend,dependable with no problems what so ever

    February 14, 2018
    juan o
  • 80

    Given that the AR-15 rifle platform has pretty much been established, at this price it's a no brainer. It feels a little dinky, and looks like the rifle you get a boot camp for quals, but it puts holes in things. The old... saying you're better off with $500 in gun and $2000 dollars worth of training definitely applies here. more

    January 21, 2018
    David F
  • 100

    This AR is worth the money. the only thing I can say is I am not impressed with the magazine that is sent with the rifle. But, buds has Magpul mags for a very reasonable price. Can't say enough good things about Buds....... great prices on everything. I ordered the rifle, 2 extra mags, and 2 boxes of 5.56 ammunition, and got it cheaper than I would find it anywhere else. They stayed in contact through the entire thing I never had to guess where the rifle was. Relationship got email as soon as it was mailed with a tracking number. Everything was smooth as silk as usual with buds more

    January 16, 2018
    Elbert W
  • 100

    My wife lovers her dpms! I would ABSOLUTELY buy her one again

    January 10, 2018
    John G
  • 100

    Great weapon, replaced barrel and forearm with updated equipment. Shoots extremely well

    January 1, 2018
    Thomas S
  • 100

    I was told a dpms was almost identical to Bushmaster. Well I bought the dpms, and I liked my Bushmaster better. That being said, this is a perfectly fine AR, for the price, it's probably a better deal, the differences ar...e so minor. Great budget gun. more

    December 24, 2017
    Jason Z
  • 80

    Very nice firearm exactly what i wanted would highly recommend it giving it a 4.0 rating would be a five it only came with a scope or sights other than that great

    December 12, 2017
    Melvin R
  • 100

    Just picked up my DPMS oracle from my FFL today. Hat's off to Bud's for great prices, my FFL had the same gun locked on a gun rack for 60.00$ more and thats why i order from Bud's. This is a standard no frills AR that wi...ll be good for home defense or simple plinking (was not looking for more than that) and i like the fact that it came with one magpul mag. Headed over to the indoor range and ran 100 rounds of all brass (remember in door range brass only) with no FTF or FTE all rounds ran perfect!!!!! I'm glad to see when I looked at the barrel it is stamped with the numbers 5.56 so it looks like i can run both 556 and 223 out of this thing. Overall, great purchase from Bud's again and will continue to do business with them. more

    December 6, 2017
  • 100

    Sold my CIA AK-47 for this Dpms and I must say it has been the best trade I've made in a while. It eats the cheap tula .223. It runs the cheap metal mags with no problems. It's accurate, it's light, and honestly I've com...e to like it more and more as I have learn it's controls. It's worth every penny you'll spend on it. I will say this is my first AR. And despite the fact I don't like the .223 round this little gun has won me over. Buds service was great as usual. more

    December 4, 2017
    Joey B
  • 100

    I've been looking at getting an AR for some time and finally saw the Oracle for $471 with a $50 MFG rebate. Pulled the trigger and couldn't be more happy. Have run about 500 rounds of all different ammo without a single ...issue. This is a great first AR and I mean, just over $400 for a gun of this quality is a no brainer. Gun does leave something to be desired for longer ranges as I have been unable to shoot good groupings at 200 and 300 yards but that may be more of an ammo or optics issue. Overall very happy with my purchase and first time using Buds which was the best. Looking at several new purchases through Buds in the near future. more

    November 29, 2017
    Jordan A
  • 100

    Excellent experience. Buds Guns is like the Amazon of guns. Reliable, affordable, and the layaway is brilliant. As far as the AR, it shoots anything I've ever feed it.

    November 15, 2017
    Roberto R
  • 100

    Love this AR. The price was great. Buds is my #1 stop for guns.

    November 9, 2017
    Luis V
  • 100

    Straight out of the box i put 200 rounds thru and not one issue. I am very happy with the rifle. Great rifle for the money. 1 inch groups at 100 yards. Got the rifle within a week of ordering.

    October 30, 2017
    Dustin V
  • 100

    Very impressed with the quality of this gun compared to the price point. Would definitely buy it again.

    September 9, 2017
    Brian H
  • 100

    Awesome. Buds is the best.

    September 9, 2017
    Christopher C
  • 100

    This gun is very well made right out of the box and shot perfectly. I recommend changing the plastic heat shield. Plus with the mail in rebate it takes 50$ off making this the cheapest you can get this gun. If you are co...nsidering it don't think about it just buy it you'll be glad you did. more

    September 7, 2017
    Noah M
  • 100

    There was a slight hiccup in the order...I paid with a money order, and failed to put the order number on the money order. This caused a delay in the order and also delayed shipping (totally my fault). Once the situation... got straightened out, Buds shipped the rifle out immediately. The rifle arrived boxed, still taped shut. Inside the box was the rifle, in a plastic bag. Rifle was pristine, all materials that were supposed to be there were there. I really haven't had much time to mess with it, but I put an old red dot I had laying around on it and without so much as even bore sighting the dot, I could put 2" groups at 50 yards with budget ammo. The trigger does need some work, as it feels pretty heavy, but other than that, I am pleased with the purchase. Thanks Buds, for helping correct the screw up on my end! more

    September 2, 2017
    Andy G
  • 100

    Exceptional service delivery as promised

    August 10, 2017
    Bill H
  • 100

    I love this DPMS, It's a great AR15. The only thing I upgraded was the barrel. Over 500 rounds no issues well made. I went to a 4150 Crome line barrel.

    August 10, 2017
    David w
  • 100

    Great rifle, have put thousands of rounds through it with no issues.

    August 9, 2017
    Shannon B
  • 100

    This is my first black rifle and believe me I have resisted purchasing one for years, as I am a bolt action purist. The Oracle has done everything I had hoped and more. No problems whatsoever. Eats everything I have trie...d so far. MOA with Hornady 55 grain Spire Points and TAC powder and hitting 300 yd 18 inch steel plate at my club without one hiccup. One inch groups with 65 grain Sierra SBT gamekings. Will try it on UP Whitetails this upcoming season. As usual, Bud's was fast and easy to deal with. Will be looking to buy a F Class rifle for my upcoming retirement in 2018. more

    August 8, 2017
    Robert J
  • 100

    Good service from buds, great rifle for the price. I've had it for about a month and put 200 rounds through it with no issues. If you're in the market for a cheap AR, this is a safe bet.

    July 21, 2017
    Kade G
  • 80

    Great gun for the money. Works flawlessly. Great doing business with Buds. This is my first Gun Purchase online. It was a breeze. Thanks Buds.

    July 12, 2017
    Jason L
  • 100

    Bud's shipped the firearms four days after I did the eCheck. eCheck is somewhat more convenient for me than a cashier's check and since I ordered three rifles so I was delighted to avoid the cc fee. I am very satisfied w...ith everything on this transaction. None of my coworkers could believe what a good deal these entry level AR15's are. I find the fit of the stock comfortable as it is somewhat longer than an adjustable stock I've had on a ten year old AR15 carbine I own and I'm a fairly tall guy. The rifle functions flawlessly and shoots reasonably good groups when equipped with a Bushnell Trophy red dot optic. It should shoot more consistent groups with practice and lapping in of the barrel, etc. I have been saying for the past couple years that AR15 prices are low enough to justify buy a few solely for investment purposes and decided to finally pull the trigger (figuratively and literally)! more

    July 7, 2017
    Allen M
  • 100

    The price for this DPMS Oracle was to good to pass up! Great customer service, and Oracle was packed and shipped and received within 4 days! Buds has never let me down on any purchase. Highly recommend the Oracle, for th...e price you get a good AR15. You need to buy one at this price. more

    July 7, 2017
    Randy C
  • 100

    Bud's came through best price and great service . Purchased a DPMS Oracle am very satisfied and about to place another order .

    June 15, 2017
    albert r
  • 100

    I purchased a DPMS Oracle a couple of years ago from Budsgunshop.com. Since then I have changed it considerably with accessories. I have not had any failures with this DPMS, despite rough handling, running and gunning th...rough the woods, and heavy use. For the life of me I cannot understand why someone would want to pay 2 or 3 times as much for the same mil-spec rifle just to have a different name on it. All attachments and customizations I have tried have been trouble free to accomplish. I would highly recommend this product. more

    June 12, 2017
    Daren W
  • 100

    Genuinely amazing rifle for the money. I paid right around $400 with the rebate and couldn't be happier. Saw the same AR in the shop for $800. I'll be honest, the butt stock is a little uncomfortable because of the lower... curve and it's a little loose, so it will need to be switched eventually. The rail on the gas block sits lower than the upper, so you need a raised front site if you want to put irons on. I put a red dot on, so this was no problem. Every time I pull the trigger it goes bang and I'm getting great groupings. Great intro AR or starter gun for a ton of upgrades. Buds was awesome too. Fast delivery and great contact with my usual FFL. Will be back for more purchases from Buds. more

    June 11, 2017
    Andrew B
  • 100

    Best value and quality. also a rebate. Buds fast free shipping!

    June 11, 2017
    kenny w
  • 100

    This new Remington ar-15 is made in the Huntsville Alabama state of the art facility . I did see its still has the old dpms panther stamp design. I have two of these now because they are such accurate guns to hunt with. ...I have never had a jam out of the first one yet. This gun with the right optics will shoot like a ruger 10-22 for accuracy. That's why I like it to hunt with it and when you get it you don't have to change out the gas block to remove the front sight that most other at-15s have. I did rap a little tape on the rear but stock rail because was a little loos and noisy when hunting. This gun is fun to shoot and really good to hunt with. I give this rifle a positive for the accuracy and reliability and that's what is important to me. Hope this helps with others looking at purchasing this firearm. Thanks Buds. more

    June 7, 2017
    freddie s
  • 100

    Great entry level AR-15 with a awesome price!!! I have put 800 rounds down the barrel with no issues !!

    May 23, 2017
    Charles J
  • 100

    On 5/16/2017 I went to the FFL and picked up my rifle but a sight for it is needed and i will leave more later. The rifle looks great and BUDS GUN SHOP was also very good as usual. THANKS BUDS GUN SHOP.

    May 19, 2017
    Ronnie W
  • 100

    This is my first AR, but I have shot many myself. It is great entry level gun, that is one of the reasons why I got it. Cant say anything bad about this firearm except: But stock is very basic, but I replaced it with a n...icer one anyway, hand guard is basic, but i have replaced that with a quad rail. The rifle it self is solid, well made, upper and lower receivers both fitting nice and tide, no gaps or defects. High quality bolt, moves smooth from the factory. Shoots grate, steel and brass, tide group. more

    May 12, 2017
  • 100

    The fit and finish were good. The forward grip doesn't have a metal heat shield inside so it would limit sustained rapid fire. In addition, the barrel seemed to get hot faster than an M4. All in all, worth the price. Bud...s delivered the rifle fast as usual. more

    May 11, 2017
    Ricardo G
  • 100

    I bought the oracle for my husband birthday. He was excited about it. I know he put about 150 rounds and no FTE or FTF. This was our third purchase overall. As usually Buds fast shipping and when receiving the Oracle he ...fired the weapon out the box. Overall I love there service, I would confine to buy from Buds. more

    May 3, 2017
    Xiomara R
  • 100

    As always great prices and fast shipping! Thankyou Buds

    April 25, 2017
    Michael G
  • 80

    Great entery level ar15 for the beginner. Ran 50 rounds of brass and 60 steel rounds (Tula ammo). No FTF's or FTE's. Once it got warm I had a slight trigger reset problem. Seems good now. This is a basic stripped down ar...15. No bells or whistles. Comes with a 30 round mag (PA). Shipped in a cardboard box wrapped with a plastic bag. No sling. This ar15 was made in Alabama. Not Minnesota like my last DPMS ar15. more

    April 19, 2017
    thompson j
  • 100

    Very solid gun for the money.

    April 18, 2017
    Jarid S
  • 100

    Buy it...It is, really a deal...Nice gun at a great price, Oracle 556 is a great value.....I Took it to the range today,,, fires straight and with out issues !!! " spark 2 red dot" 9 rounds to adjust.........perfect.............. That's, when its nice !!! Right out of the box !!!! Gun was here in three days..... Buds Guns is the place to shop ...... more

    April 8, 2017
    Robert J L
  • 100

    Great AR-15 pimped out a little since i bought it,good price for it use it quite a lot at range.

    April 5, 2017
    George G
  • 100

    This order was delivered on time at a price that was as low as I'd ever seen. That is a combination that is hard to beat.

    April 5, 2017
    John N
  • 100

    Found this on sale, price dropped while ordering now I have a DPMS 223 and 308 both from Buds Guns. Both received within two weeks of ordering, both received in great condition, both work without issues on both factory a...nd reloaded ammunitions. Who could ask for more, great price, great product and great service. more

    March 30, 2017
    Juan S
  • 100

    Caught this on a deal buds always gets 5 stars from me no complaints

    March 29, 2017
    Aaron C
  • 100

    Very happy with the rifle shoots like a dream I would recommend this rifle to anyone on a budget to get the best bang for your buck!

    March 16, 2017
    Payton C
  • 100

    Do you want a reliable rifle? Do you want an accurate rifle? Do you want a rifle that wont break the bank? If you answered yes to the three questions, buy this rifle.

    March 15, 2017
    Kesbi A
  • 100

    Love this DPMS Oracle! Added a red dot sight and forward handle. I am thrilled with the accuracy of this weapon as well as the price which is always right at Bud's!

    March 14, 2017
    Paul L
  • 100

    this is a sweet gun,easy to use and smooth,would reconmend this gun

    March 12, 2017
  • 100

    I was disappointed when I realized the rifle did not come with any sights what so ever. Haven't fire rifle

    March 7, 2017
    James G
  • 80

    Great customer service weapon actually shipped a day before I expected it to. Haven't got to fire it yet waiting till the weekend. To be continued.....

    March 2, 2017
    Mike F
  • 100

    Great gun. Great price./Dr.DEATH

    February 18, 2017
    Mark D
  • 100

    I haven't had the chance to test the gun. I've installed a Nikon scope and am excited to see how it does, but I've been busy with other things and the weather has been a factor too. I'll update this as soon as I have som...ething to say. Though I am not an AR expert, my buddies who've seen the DPMS Oracle who know more, do like it. I'll indicate "GOOD" for now and would only change it if I find a reason to. As far as Buds, they have been very prompt like always. more

    February 15, 2017
    Carlo M
  • 100

    This is the first AR I have owned so my review comes without comparison. I received my product swiftly and after giving it a good function test accepted it from the FFL. I purchased two of them. One for my son to shoot w...ith me. We put a red dot sight on one and a 3x scope on the other and hit the range with the cheapest brass FMJ we could find. Both guns were on paper at 50 meters. Took us 40 rounds to get them zero'd in. Neither one ever had any failures durring this process. Neither one of us have ever zero'd in a gun before and we did not feel this was unreasonable. Very happy with the rifles and their performance. more

    January 13, 2017
  • 100

    I never owned a DPMS before. I seen a lot of very good reviews with a couple mixed reviews on their product. Now that I've owned this rifle for a few weeks I absolutely love it. Have a few hundred rounds through it witho...ut a hick up. The best ammunition that I tested in it for accuracy was PMC 168 grain If you're thinking of getting this rifle you will not be disappointed. more

    November 20, 2016
  • 100

    Great gun, well built, has lots of recoil, though. Really good gun, highly recommend buying it.

    September 10, 2016
  • 100

    This is a great entry level AR. I bought it for my wife and she loves it. Going on over 500 rounds and not a single issue to date. At the price I bought it for and it being mil spec, it's even affordable with money saved... to do a few performance or tactical mods. Even with a simple TRS25 red dot, she is consistently on my shootsteel silhouette target. You want a simple, reliable entry level flat top AR, you won't go wrong with this one. But remember, it's an entry level $500 AR. Don't expect a match grade silk smooth 4.5# trigger. Don't expect a 1 MOa grouping at 100 yards. What you can expect is it to work, and work well out of the box. more

    January 25, 2016
    Mark A
  • 100

    Excellent transaction with Buds and the DPMS is a very nice AR. No issues at all.

    January 14, 2016
    David B
  • 100


    January 11, 2016
    gary c
  • 100

    Received the firearm very fast less than 4 days over the weekend. Rifle is exactly what I paid for!! Well lubricated, action is smooth the rifle functions well all around.

    December 13, 2015
    Robert H
  • 100

    Great gun for the price!!! Have made some modifications but if your looking for a reliable low cost rifle this is an awesome pick up.

    December 7, 2015
    Sage S
  • 100

    I am happy with the purchase I made with with bud gun shop, to buy excellent service and super fast shipping. anxious to go to the shooting range. then possibly purchase more in the future with bud.

    November 27, 2015
    Ernest O
  • 100

    Well i wrote a long review but for some reason i got signed off. Rifle 5/5 Buds 100/5 Rifle is great,cheap price but by no means a cheap rifle. The railed gas block sits lower than the railed receiver, so if you install ...iron sights, make sure its the right height. Has forward assist dust cover, came with 1 d&h standard cage mag, i bought 10 on sale along with a few pmags, metal and polymer both release smooth and lock tight. Only have about 500 down range, not 1 single problem. The stock is 6 position with 6 slots to run webbing for sling or accessories. The only negative thing i could find, is it doesn't have a forward sling mount(but its an easy install if you want to keep the standard handguards, buy a swivel mount, take off guards, choose vent hole and place locking nut on inside.or you can buy compatible rails for standard handguards and they install the same way. Now for Budsgunshop.com, before my purchase,i never heard of this company, after shopping around on prices Everywhere, i decided to order, i placed it around 5pm on 7-6-15, i received many notifications and emails every step of the way, processing to delivery, i picked up my rifle from my ffl around noon 7-8-15. Buds is a Great company with Great customer service. Will definitely be my first go to place, when looking for my gun needs. more

    October 19, 2015
    Michael W
  • 100

    This is a great AR for the price there was no blemishes on the rifle at all. As usual buds has the fastest shipping around ordered on a thursday and was at the ffl on wed. I would recomend this AR for anyone getting ther...e first one and is on a budget. more

    October 15, 2015
    jeremy m
  • 100

    ordered it on the 23rd and shooting by the 29th. if the weekend hadnt fell in the middle i would've had it earlier. 2nd one i've had and saved over $200 from the one i bought at a retail store years ago. Cant say enough ...about the service and look forward to joining TEAM BUDS more

    September 29, 2015
    rick t
  • 100

    Received my DPMS AR today and couldn't be happier with bud's service. Also the product was as described. Awesome price as well. This is my second firearm and I'll probably be buying another from bud's. Thanks bud's

    September 23, 2015
    Michael H
  • 100

    Quick shipping as usual with buds.. The gun comes in a cardboard box with a gun lock.. One crappy metal magazine.. And a pack of lube.. Instructions. (Optic Ready means no sites) I knew this when I bought it lol.. I've f...ired 20 rounds trying to site in the rifle all which worked flawless.. The gun seems to be pretty good for a entry level AR.. I don't knowif you can post a link to a video or not here but here's the link to a quick overview of the rifle.. http://youtu.be/LSHRL-nWxjk more

    September 19, 2015
    Richard F
  • 100

    First of all, Buds Gun Shop is second to none in customer care and flexibility. This is my first AR rifle and I cannot brag enough on the quality and affordability of DPMS rifles. Fit and finish are excellent. Shoots as ...good as any of my friends high end Rock Rivets, Colts, and Bushmasters. Iron sights will print 1.5" groups at 50 yards all day with any ammo. Sub 1" groups with scope at 100 yards. 100+ rounds with no FTF's. Will replace the handguards and stock in the future as they are a bit loose but doesn't affect accuracy. Factory magazine is ok but does rattle a bit. Bought a couple polymer 30's and they worked perfectly. Why pay $1000 plus when this gun will do the same thing. Will buy a couple more for sure. more

    September 15, 2015
    Gregory B
  • 100

    Just received my Oracle yesterday. It was in perfect condition, no dings or scratches. This is my first long gun, only my second firearm overall. I used the 90 day layaway and it was absolutely perfect. Finished the paym...ents a couple weeks early so I called my last payment in instead of using the wife transfer. Item was shipped the following day. Thurs-Tuesday for shipping and I was done with my waiting period on Wednesday. Took it home and broke it down and did a quick inspection of BCG and barrel and everything was exceptional. Took it to the rangfe and ran 100 rounds of Federal 55 grain and it ran like a champ. Big difference in the 9mm handgun I've been shooting. Thing is badass and powerful. Comes with one horrid mag that I didn't even load up. I bought a PMAG at the range shop and that just felt so much better. Great gun, I researched ARs like a madman when deciding, and I'm more than satisfied with my choice, and with my first transaction from Buds. I have an XDs coming in one more month already. more

    September 3, 2015
    Josh K
  • 100

    This is my second firearm purchase from buds, u guys are awesome in terms of customer satisfaction i recieved my gun 1 day early as posted. Im totaly satisfied with my purchase and i recomend this rifle to anyone that is... on a budget, ive had 150 rounds fired on it with no malfunction or whatsoever issue, this piece can do whatever the expensive ones can do SHOOT . more

    August 23, 2015
    Rommel A
  • 100

    Picked up my new dpms today....super nice ...magazine fit perfectly. Fast shipping and in factory box. Will be buying more from buds ...again

    August 22, 2015
    erik m
  • 100

    Got this gun for my husband's and he absolutely loves it he has put over 300 rounds(2days) in it so far and haven't had a problem one he cannot stop thanking me... I also like the gun as well big bullet little kick great... gun for the price more

    August 12, 2015
    jenna d
  • 100

    Excellent starter AR. 200 rounds on target without a single flaw. The Oracle fits tight together, looks sleek and performs it's job just as well. Pair it with a good optic, quad rail and a stock of your choice and you'll... have a great platform to build upon. For $500 it's a steal. Buy it. Transaction from Bud's was smooth and extremely easy. Customer service is top notch and layaway is a breeze. Rifle was in my hands in 48 hours after payment cleared. I'll be a repeat customer for sure! more

    July 28, 2015
    Willie P
  • 100

    For the price i bought 2, made sure mags fit first, havent fired it yet, but it chambers and ejects rounds smoothly!! All my transctions have gone without a hitch. Thanks Buds !!!

    July 20, 2015
    thomas g
  • 100

    Good starter ar15 only draw back no iron sights. So you need to buy and optic for it and I didn't like stock rail on front easy fix too replace with quad rail.Other then that high quality build tight lower.Will keep this... and get plenty of fun out of it target shooting.The reviews spot on for this good bang for the Buck. more

    July 16, 2015
    jason r
  • 80

    Purchased by layaway, transaction was smooth delivered within three days of final payment. Thanks Bud. This is my 4th purchase an always lived up to my expectations. Rifle arrived, cardboard box. All in good condition, q...uality of fit and finish is better than expected for a gun in this price range. Fitted it with a red dot 1x scope and went to the range. Following a brief break in period of fire, shoot, clean repeat... and sighting in the scope, I sent about 60 rounds of Winchester 5.56 / 55 gr downrange. shooting 5 inch groups at 100 yds. The ejector is so consistent you could prob lay a drop cloth to catch your brass. The rifle itself will require a few upgrades, but even out the box its a decent sporting rifle. Would I drag it into the bush and stake my life on it, not yet - only time will tell. But for Hog hunting or target shooting which is what I bought it for this will do just fine. more

    July 12, 2015
    Christopher J
  • 100

    The provided metal magazine did not fit in to the gun. I had the same problem as the reviewer from 6/24/2015. Magul PMAG GEN 3 magazines fit perfectly. They are a good deal. Quality Assurance problems just happen. I boug...ht an expensive Armalite over a decade ago and it had the same damn problem with the magazine well. Quality Assurance issues happen with all manufacturers. A minor amount of filing and sanding will fix the magazine fit problem. These guns are solid. Panther Arms is a fine manufacturer. I own over 20 firearms and hands down, this company provided the best packaging and users manual that I have ever received from a manufacturer. Buy one of these while Buds still has them for under $500.00. Why? Because if I can, I am going to buy this company add a one more step to the QA process and then I going to raise the price $200.00. Yes, I am kidding...I am not going to buy a firearms manufacturing company, but if I were, this would be the one. Their employees are stellar, by the way...they answered all of my questions promptly. more

    July 11, 2015
    Christopher A
  • 60

    Not bad. A little cheaper than the MP. No iron sights!!

    July 3, 2015
    bruce l
  • 100

    Great rifle for the price, nice finish and great service from Budsgunshop!

    July 1, 2015
    Josue E
  • 100

    Great gun at a good price very accurate 1/4 inch groups at a 100 yards. I have run about 500 rounds through it no misfire or jams. Thanks DPMS and Buds guns

    June 25, 2015
    michael m
  • 20

    Panther Firearms. If you are not test firing your weapons before you send them out? At least see if a Mag will go in the lower. Bought this rifle here from Bud`s brand new. I called them to let them know the oracle would...n`t allow the military spec mag, that came with the rifle to fit in. They told me to call Panther and if they won`t cover the shipping Bud`s would. So I did. Panther seemed the least bit interested and gave me the name and number of a repair facility in Minnesota. I called, they gave me their info of where to ship and to write a note with the problem and to send my credit card info for charges that Panther may not cover and also for return shipping. The reason I didn't insert the mag at my FFL is because it is a pawn shop. I did it with the 2 - 1911`s I bought from Bud`s and they didn`t seem too happy about it. Plus wouldn`t you think the lower should accept the mag being it is brand new from the factory? So I decided to separate the lower from the upper and really look at it. This is what I found. Two of the ridges in the lower that hold the mag secure were not milled down. Kind of like if you had one front tooth longer than your other front tooth. So the 2 they forgot to mil down are in the way of the mag going in. I`m going to find a local gunsmith and be done with this. I bought this for a platform to build on. What a disappointment. Anyhow, I am done with this, And I hope this gives you something to think about before you purchase one. Probably when all is said and done, I could have bought a decent rifle for what it will cost. more

    June 24, 2015
    Richard P
  • 100

    If you are looking for a AR15 look no further. The DPMS Oracle will put a smile on your face. I received mine in less than two days and it was well packaged. I shot a few rounds through it and it delivered. The weight is... perfect and well balanced. I'm so happy a friend recommended buds gun shop. They were great to deal with and you can't beat their prices. Thanks John more

    June 18, 2015
    John S
  • 100

    I recieved my rifle today. Excellent gun for an Excellent price. Shippeding was FAST!

    May 18, 2015
    Stephen T
  • 100

    Absolutely great gun for the quality as well as the price!! With this being my first AR-15, I am anxious to dress it up and make it my own!! This is my second purchase from Buds and have found the price to be second to n...one!! Still a little to be desired on the speed of shipping though. more

    April 26, 2015
    Nicolas L
  • 100

    Great gun for the price shoots great. I didn't get a case and only got one clip. The clip that comes with it seems like junk so order up good pair. Received gun in 5 days even including a Sunday Buds did awesome !!! deci...de on what type of scope is best for you and you solid !! more

    April 21, 2015
    Alex K
  • 100

    This was my first AR style rifle and I can not be more pleased. Ordered around Christmas and took about 10 days to arrive. Fast turn around for a Christmas order. Buds Gun Shop overall was great. As for the gun, it fired... great. I have shot about 400 rounds through it without a jam or misfire. Took 3 shots at 100 yards to sight in after the intial bore sight. Groups are within 1 inch. If your looking for an AR this is a great one. more

    February 13, 2015
    Michael S
  • 100

    I have totally decked my DPMS RFA3-OC Oracle out over the last two years. I wish I could post a picture! The gun runs like a dream and I've shot the cheap stuff and the good stuff through it. I've put around 3000 rounds ...threw it and the only problem I've had is with a few rounds of that polymer coated surplus ammo. That stuff gets sticky when the barrel heats up and doesn't like to eject. If you feed it any brass it will never malfunction, at least it hasn't on me. Bottom line I love the gun I've shot at least 1500 rounds of cheap steel and can count on one hand the hang ups I've encountered. Buds shipped the gun fast, had it in my hands the same week, what more can you ask for... more

    October 2, 2014
    Phillip A
  • 100

    Fun to shoot! It's accurate, well made and at a low cost. Buds was excellent on their service, fast and efficient. Thank You Buds.

    August 11, 2014
    jay d
  • 100

    Great weapon overall. Good gun to add all of your gadgets to and fix up

    April 9, 2014
  • 100

    got the rifle today and like usual buds delivered the best quality like always

    March 14, 2014
    Timothy C
  • 100

    Third purchase from Bud's. This order took slightly longer that previous sales but still acceptable. Have not had the weapon to the range yet. The Oracle is just as advertised. An entry level AR-15 with the final design ...up to the customer. Great finish on the weapon, stock has a little play, but a very impressive overall weapon for the price. Recommend purchasing extra clips at time of purchase due the "strange shortages" that we have all seen in the firearms industry. Would definitely recommend this weapon for the price. more

    February 23, 2014
    alvin m
  • 100

    im very please with my dpms i love it shoots perfectly love it shipped fast exactly what i ordered

    February 11, 2014
    harvey m
  • 100

    outstanding rifle!and buds was also outstanding!

    February 4, 2014
    alan p
  • 100

    First time buying from Buds and could not be any easier. I like how the keep you well informed with shipping info and tracking. It was delivered Less than a week. Gun is very well made for the price, you can't go wrong w...ith Dpms. I will definitely be buing from Buds again in the future. more

    January 9, 2014
    Cody M
  • 80

    Good price , firearm is solid. I finnally got it to the range today with a Nikon 3x32 BDC scope , zeroed to within 2 inch group at 50 yards I will attempt 100 yds at a later date. I paid by echeck and firearm was receive...d 10 days later. This is the 2nd firearm I've purchased through Buds and will not hesitate to do so agian in the future. more

    December 3, 2013
    Derwood S
  • 100

    Buds was great, rifle delivered to my FFL promptly. Rifle shoots great, DPMS makes good product, finish is good. All around great buy!

    September 16, 2013
    Nicholas R
  • 100

    Great price it took longer the I thought to come in but for the price it was worth the wait thanks again budsgunshop

    August 29, 2013
    mitchell f
  • 100

    Rifle came sooo fast. Ordered on a Monday after business hours and shipped Tuesday, received it Thursday, WOW! Packed well, still bought insurance probably because of the if it gets lost clause, if it was damaged I would... just not do the FFL and return it. When I ordered it showed it with a red dot scope (another model was cheaper and it noted "scope not include", mine said scope included. After I placed the order and went to show it to my buddies it was a different description without a scope pictured or listed. Not sure what happened there, I thought I was getting the scope? Anyways other then that a great shopping experience! more

    July 12, 2013
    Alan C
  • 100

    Great base gun to start your build. The price is right and and its easy to modify. Thanks buds for the great service once again.

    July 3, 2013
    Larry F
  • 100

    Great solid rifle. Took to range and fired 300 rounds flawless out of the box. Accepts every magazine i put in it. I have nothing negative to say about the rifle. Shipping was lightning fast. Costomer service is top notc...h. Customer for life. Thanks again. more

    March 21, 2013
    Jerld L
  • 100

    I see a lot of people knocking these but I took the chance anyway. The upper fits snug to the lower with no play. Trigger and selector feels and works great. Fit and finish was good. After a good cleaning the gun ran fla...wlessly. This oracle eats up brass and steel cased ammo without discretion. Tried various 223 and 5.56 brands and all fired great. Replaced damn near everything except the lower receiver, trigger, upper and barrel. Looks way different buts still runs great. Added a 6x primary arms magnifier w/FTS mount and knock-off 512 for target shooting. With all the gun chaos now you will be hard pressed to find this gun again for the 650$ I paid for it back in June 2012. Thanks buds! more

    January 18, 2013
    David S
  • 100

    After Nam. never wanted one, this weapon if you like a .223 is a good product, I didnt have one in my collection so before the scare I thought I better get one I would never pay what they are asking now, I am more into t...he 300, 308, 338 cals. DPMS makes excellent models in those calibers but they probably will double in price or go off the market like this one. Also I would break this light barrel in like they say do it does have the MOA they say when you do, nice groups. Its broke in and now it will be put up in the safe for my grandson! Buds did a great job with all the crazy things going on! ;] Thxs Buds! Hope since your making millions you want raise those prices so much!! LOL more

    January 6, 2013
    Donald E
  • 100

    Exactly as expected. This is a great value AR carbine! Fit and finish are excellent. Bud's price is lowest I've seen. Took it home, cleaned and lubricated it. Put a low fixed power scope on it, took it to the range and z...eroed it with a laser bore sight. Then proceeded to put 100 rounds through it without a single failure to feed, fire, extract or eject. Groups nicely. A real tack driver. Also, as usual, Bud's service was impeccable. Rifle actually arrived at my FFL dealer a day earlier than was projected. more

    December 7, 2012
    Steven C
  • 100

    Layaway was great, shipped 10/31 after final payment cleared, FFL recieved gun 11/02. The gun came as described: dust cover, forward assist, 6-postion adjustable stock, fixed muzzle brake, 2 x 30 rnd clip. Awesome first ...time purchase through Bud's. Check on DPMS website for Ammunition warning in thier faq's section. Field strip and clean/oil via instruction manual before loading, and all is good. Thank's Bud's! more

    November 4, 2012
    Jameson G
  • 100

    I bought this rifle a few months back i've only gotten to put about 120 rounds through it so far, but i haven't had one problem yet with this rifle. It's fun to shoot easy to clean and so far reliable. For an entry level... AR-15 this thing is perfect i've switched out and added on quite a lot of accessories too and love this gun now :). more

    October 22, 2012
    Shane f
  • 100

    Great gun , price and performance , running on russian ammo (cheap) no jams , just great . I got a scope for it separate with a laser so im having fun with it . Gun comes with 2 30round clips. Its great balanced .

    October 12, 2012
    kamil k
  • 100

    Received my new rifle today. More then happy with firearm, service, and all around quality of Buds. Looking forward to future purchases. thanks again

    August 13, 2012
    John F
  • 100

    This is the first AR-15 I have purchased and I haven't had a single issue after 500 rounds. The gun is a blast and has worked with all ammo and every single upgrade I've thrown at it so far with no malfunctions. I only m...ake it to the range every few months because money is tight but I love this gun and if you have the money it is a great weapon. more

    August 13, 2012
    Micah D
  • 100

    Great service from buds and fast shipping, the rifle is great. After ordering the front and rear iron sights (not included), I shot 250 rounds without a single hitch right out of the box. Performed as well or better in t...erms of accuracy as our Colt AR 15! The DPMS Oracle is a great buy for the price. Will continue to be a Bud's customer. more

    July 21, 2012
    RAUL R
  • 100

    Beautiful firearm. Exactly as stated. Comes in cardboard box with two magazines. Firearm cycles smooth and looks great. Very basic AR, no frills, big bargain rifle! As for Buds..... Great price for the firearm, but you g...et what you pay for when it comes to shipping and customer service. In their defense, I used their eCheck/ACH payment method, but it took 10 days from payment to actually ship out, and it was "in stock". I believe I would have had a longer wait if it weren't for my 5 messages left on the phone number(never could get a live rep), my 5 messages via email to Buds, and 3 chat sessions with refund the main topic. Honest opinion, if you don't need the item in any hurry, buy from Buds. It WILL get where it needs to be, but they are in no rush to put the item out after they get their money. Remember, they WILL wait until the final day of every deadline that they list for every stage in processing (i.e. 3-7 days is listed for shipping, they will wait until day 7 to ship). If you are in a hurry, spend the little extra and go buy it local. Product Rating: 5 Stars Buds Rating 3.5 Stars more

    July 20, 2012
    Timothy M
  • 100

    First things first....the gun came dry as a bone. After a good cleaning and oiling i took it out to the range. I brought 5 or 6 different brands of ammo with me to see what it would and wouldn't eat. It HATES wolf ammo!!...!! I had such a bad FTE that I had to take it to the onsight gunsmith to back the bolt out and extract the spent round. Some people have luck with wolf, I guess I don't. I rarely shoot steel cased ammo through any of my guns so its not a big deal...This gun eats brass ammo like there is no tomorrow. No FTF or FTE with brass ammo. I used reloads, match grade, off the shelf, etc...all fired great. This gun is a blast to rapid fire (the range I go to is awesome) and is extremely accurate. Very pleased with this purchase and I would recommend it to anyone looking to get into the AR platform. Just remember to use quality ammunition. As always, Buds service and shipping was top notch. more

    July 17, 2012
    Taylor P
  • 100

    Bud's: Ordered Monday, received on Friday. Will buy from again. DPMS Oracle: 200 rounds, 6 different brands, both in 5.56 and .223, including Tulammo; all fed through with no problems.

    June 30, 2012
  • 100

    This is my 2nd DPMS and I could not be happier. Very good finish and very dependable. Will eat steel as well as brass ammo with no FTF or FTC. And at under 700 why would any body look at any other AR. I also have a bump ...fire stock on the gun and still no issues. Ordered on Sunday night and had gun on Wednsday. Great job by Buds and great job DPMS. And American made!!!!!! Look forward to many more guns from Buds! AAA++++++. more

    May 14, 2012
    Cameron S
  • 100

    Have a few AR-15's , This is just what I was looking for a (bare bones) as a plinker ,ATV or truck gun. Do what you want and add to it, with out losing any money. Braking in the the barrel, seems to shoot very well , Was... received in a timely manner. And Buds did a good job as always ! 5 STARS !!!! more

    April 12, 2012
    Michael K
  • 100

    This is the best bang for the buck out there! Mine likes PMC ammo. I've already added a Nikon Prostaff scope on tall rings, Ncstar red/green reflex sight on a 45 degree mount, quad rail with rubber covers, vertical grip ...with built in bipod, Pmag 30rd mag, & UTG sniper grip. Next on my list is a Slide Fire Solutions stock kit. more

    March 2, 2012
    Scott H
  • 100

    Love the gun 320 rounds federal pmc and American eagle all functioned perfect upper and lower very tight the only complaint I have was the amount of fine metal shavings in the receiver not a real problam I always complet...ely clean new guns I'm just very picky overall very good gun for the money out shot a $1700 armalite with a cheap red dote more

    February 24, 2012
    jared w
  • 100

    Love the gun, got it this week. Runs cheap steel cased ammo like a champ! Cannot beat the quality of these rifles for the price. Others can spend twice as much on big name brands, but this Oracle is an excellent platform... for a starter AR, its pretty much a blank canvas to create whatever you want. Throw on a quad rail and you have tons of rail space, only knock is the mags seem alittle cheap, but hey, who cares for right at 600, u saved enough to buy other mags! THANKS BUDS! GREAT SERVICE! QUICK SHIPPING! more

    February 22, 2012
    Jake N
  • 100

    picked it up yesterday, shoots just like my colt m4 did that i had in the army but much more sturdy platform. put a UAG quad rail on it i bought from amazon for only $35, quad rail fits very secure even though it looked ...like it wouldn't fit. i dont know why others will cost $100 when you can get a perfect one for only 35. can't beat $618, even my gunsmith was impressed with the product and price. more

    January 20, 2012
    Joshua M
  • 100

    This gun is great! I have had it for 5 days now and put 350 rounds through it so far, and no failure to feed or failure to fire. It came with 2 magazines and a hard case. The magazines feel sort of flimsy so I got Magpul... Pmags which feel alot sturdier. Awesome weapon! more

    January 9, 2012
    Jack C
  • 100

    Very, very good purchase. Added Troy Battle sights, Eotech A512 optic and replaced the glacier gurad with a UAG AR-15 aluminum Quad Rail (which fit perfectly) and added a Magpul MAID grip kit. If you ghoose the use the E...otech A512 sight with the OEM glacier Guard it will be necessary to mill off about 2.2" by 1/4" of the top guard piece so the sight will not intefer with the Glaicer guard. I am 100{e0a6f8c2d28bf6e2be8098f9311f34bac73bd94acd931d379c57e72273f971f9} satisified with this little rifle. more

    December 27, 2011
    Craig S
  • 100

    Just got mine couple days ago and it performed perfectly right out of the case after a quick check for lubrication etc. - the first 75 rounds had no FTF or FTE etc and even with cheap iron sights installed and not yet se...t up it was only and inch off center. The upper and lower receivers were so tightly matched it was difficult to push the receiver pins out, according to the guns warranty card they are assembled this way intentionally to maintain precision, and that shows better than average attention to detail in a high volume production piece that is welcome in this day and age. All in all im very pleased with DPMS and the Panther Oracle, and the gun comes with a three year warranty, so I feel I have done well and would easily recommend this rifle as a no brainer base gun you can then add your own personal aftermarket pieces to make it yours --- No problems here, you cant lose. M more

    November 9, 2011
    michael y
  • 80

    The good: Quality rifle, straight out of the box it shot 200 rounds of cheap steel case ammo like a champ no problems whatsoever. The bad: Stock is not collapsible!! Came with 2 black magazines, same quality the militaty... issues. more

    November 8, 2011
    angel c
  • 100

    this was a great purchase even though i cant find a cleaning kit that works

    November 5, 2011
    Shawn S
  • 100

    Buy this rifle!!!!!! I bought this on a budget and it was about the same price as a cheap build. I couldnt be happier...slapped on some cheap iron sights and went to the range. I went through about 200 rounds without one... FTF even ate through 100 rounds of the cheapies. Def happy with this purchase and the good service from Buds. more

    September 28, 2011
    Daniel M
  • 80

    Great gun, unbeatable price on an A/R. Eats everything I feed it. Cheap ammo, foreign ammo, Silver Bear... no failures of any kind. Didn't like the pistol grip as the ridge is in a weird place for the size of my hand, so... I switched it out with an Ergo. Good to go. Only thing I didn't like about the transaction was how long it took for my electronic check payment to clear. In fairness to Buds, it wasn't any longer than the top end of what they said it would take... but it came out of my account days before it was cleared to ship. Banks are slow, just wish I paid the extra 15 bucks to run it on my debit card. more

    September 21, 2011
    Matt K
  • 100

    Great gun for the price. Everything is really tight and it uses some standard military M4 carbine parts included the bolt, plug, and spring which is nice. The stock is pretty cheap but it can be taken off and replaced wi...th a better one if you want. Comes with 2 GI magazines, so their really cheap, but no big deal... you can buy them for like 8 bucks. Overall very solid and smooth action. Does not come with any optics or sights, but you can buy whatever you want to put on it... I got some iron sights. Its basically a plain AR-15, and with a little bit of money put into it it instantly becomes a pretty nice AR-15. I haven't fired it yet because I'm waiting on a few more parts to come in, but I have no doubt that it will operate with accuracy and precision. If you love the M4 style assault rifle but you don't feel like spending over a thousand dollars for one, this is your gun. You will not be disappointed. more

    September 14, 2011
    Matthew E
  • 100

    My first purchase with Buds, and I am very pleased. This is my first AR and I am very happy with this DPMS. Shot 125 rounds today and the gun functioned flawlessly (the mags that came with it worked perfect too). I am no...w a Buds customer for life. I just ordered a 1911 and couldn't be happier with the layaway program. I will probably never buy another gun from my local shops and have to deal with jerks acting like your money isn't good enough for their overpriced guns. Good job Buds!! more

    August 28, 2011
    Greg L
  • 100

    This is a great rifle. I followed the break in period cleaning instructions and had no problems whatsoever. I was hitting beer bottles at 50 yards with my aimpoint ml3 mounted on a larue cantilever mount. I got great gro...ups of about 1 inch at 100 yards using pmc xtac 5.56 62 grain. I put 400 rounds through this thing without a single malfunction and it ate up all the different 2.23 and 5.56 i tested that day. Great rifle at an unbelievable price. The only thing I see it needing is a decent drop in trigger but the stock one is not that bad. Rapid fire is pretty smooth even with the heavy trigger. Get it while it lasts at this price. I bought mine at $552 and finally got to take it out to the desert and I am definitely satisfied with the performance. more

    August 21, 2011
    hochul s
  • 100

    DPMS produces an awesome weapon as a price much less than the bigger name brands. Went head to head with a Bushmaster LE edition and came out equal or on top depending on firing position. Plus the DPMS carries a full lin...e of accessories if you want to change yours around. A heavier combat ready barrel would be my only wish Other than that it is excellent more

    August 14, 2011
    Barbara F
  • 100

    This is pretty plain jane gun when I recieved it. I have put a military scope on it and a quad rail front and a foregrip. Only problem I have had and it might be my fault it didn't like full metal jacket.That could have ...been because I didn't oil it instead just wanted to shoot it. Well it got jammed in the chamber on discharge. Haven't had a problem since cleaning and oiling. I served in the military and I would much rather carry this then my colt. Great item fast shipping got two magazines with it and a hard case that didn't work when I put a scope on it. So I traded with my dad. I just purchased a handgun can't wait to get it. Buds you do a awesome job with keeping me informed and when I talked with you you answered my questions. more

    August 12, 2011
    Jeremy E
  • 80

    OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Out of box: I followed the instructions (Grrrrrrrr) That was really tedious but I did it. Basically run 10rds clean 100 clean etc...... Just to make sure everything is " A OK" Reliable. NO Jams. I s...pent 300rds. Used my reloads for the actual test. I switched to Hormandy after first 300 ran another 150rds. Again no fails. Performance: On time and on the dime. I zero with a bore site at 100m (my standard) worked in it in Close to 3m. Back out again to 100m. PERFECT. I did not go LONG Range. But will try later this fall. Dependability: UH..........WOW never expected DPMS to pull this off......Flawless]] Personal thoughts: This Thing can really "bump fire" But BE CAREFUL. (opinion ONLY) MAX is two 30 mags then let it cool. IF anyone knows about metals I have some questions .... more

    August 12, 2011
    Paul P
  • 100

    Shipping was a little slow but great gun for a great price. Highly recommend it.

    August 11, 2011
  • 100

    This was my first purchase from Buds. I must say I was extremely pleased with the service and pricing. This is my first AR and it will surely not be my last. I expect to use Buds in the future for my shooting supplies an...d guns. Price was also excellent. I could not find lower on the web or anywhere locally.. more

    August 6, 2011
    Cullen S
  • 100

    This rifle is great if you want an AR to mount optics only and not use iron sights. My rifle hates steel cased ammo though it wont even cycle wolf and tula ammo leaves the shells stuck in the chamber. Other than that any... .223 or 5.56 works perfect. I am very satisfied with my purchase and I didnt have to brake the bank. more

    August 6, 2011
    john s
  • 100

    Awesome look and quality. For the price it can't be beat for a first time rifle

    August 3, 2011
    nelson f
  • 100

    Great gun! Not to happy about the magazines that came with it, but ordered some plastic magazines, which worked out great.

    July 31, 2011
    Nick B
  • 100

    I got this AR 15 over 2 years ago and its just great. First DPMS is a American Company, and they are made her not overseas. I was in the Army for 20 years so I know all about AR, and this one matches any COLT but for 1/2... price. I have used it now in 2 deer seasions and have bag a deer in both. I am using a 64 grain Hollow point and it takes them right down. You will have to buy a sight for it and your have to get a HIGH cost one. If your looking for a great defence and hunting rifle this is it more

    October 16, 2010