to be quite honest I would never buy a gun without looking at it in person... I went in the other day and picked up a underfolding wasr 10 took it apart and put it back together, looked through all of it, and made my decision... to be quite frank my wasr runs circles around my friends $1500 ar 15... and it was (with tax) under 500... this gun is just like any other gun you can get for 500 over, so long as you check (personally) for defects....