Well I finally decided to jump in to the AR-15 pool, so here is my new toy, and my first AR. So far I really like it. Only put about 300 rounds through it a couple local ranges but no issues, no failures and seems to be a great shooter.
Did a LOT of reading online about DI vs gas piston systems, reviews on this gun, etc... and I feel pretty comfortable with what I've seen and read. The more I looked at specs and adding on similar parts to a traditional DI carbine I think you get a lot for your money with this.... quad rail, Troy fold down BUIS, chrome-lined/hammer forged barrel, etc.... Local dealer had a good deal on it that I couldn't pass up.
Added on an EOtech 552 (found a local dealer who had several police trade in units for a good deal). Also found a local store who had a Mako 5x magnifier that came with an EOtech flip to side mount. I know Mako isn't the best in quality but the price they had it for wasn't much more than what the flip mount by itself should cost. And it actually seems to be a decent unit and works well with the Eotech.
Through the EOtech without magnifier. Not the best quality while trying to hold on to camera as well.
Now through the magnifier, again a little blurry because of the camera.
(sights were off of the rifle for the sight pics)