While I'm very familiar with the M16/M4 the Army uses, I've never looked at purchasing the civilian AR version.
I am now.
I've looked through most of the AR threads in here, and realised nearly everyone has a different recommendation on the best AR to buy.
Clearly, there are allot of good ones out there.
My question: Are there any manufacturers to absolutely avoid? Ones with serious reliability issues, etc?
Right now, I'm leaning towards the S&W M&P15s, because they seem to be reasonably priced and have pretty good reviews (aside from the two threads about them blowing up in here).