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    Default Couldn't pass this up for the price.

    Supposedly these are DEA rifles used in Afghanistan, though there is no paperwork with them proving that, I have read about them in several different sources. They have obviously seen some hard use somewhere. The local shop had two left (of 17) at the time, so I cherry picked the best one. I'm sure it has a new BCG as part of it's refurbishment, and the rest of the internals looked to be in great shape. The outside as you can see from the pics is,.... well,..... used. But I've never seen a battle rifle go down in value, and at only $469 I couldn't pass it up. Especially since it has a flat top receiver with the removable carry handle. I can remove it and put a nice Aimpoint on there. Or keep it just as it is (it still has a piece of tape with the users name on the stock), and finish the M4 build I had already started to settle my Jonesing for a carbine.






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    You only bought one ?
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    That's all I could afford or I'd have bought both of them.


    Quote Originally Posted by ianp View Post
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    Nice wabi... That's how a rifle's supposed to look!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Nice wabi... That's how a rifle's supposed to look!
    Thanks Bob! Looks great don't it?. Which is why I'm not changing a thing on it and leaving it exactly as, even though I will take it out and shoot it. I'm not going to just keep it as a safe queen, but I am going to keep it all original.

    I wish I could come up with another $500 because I would buy another one just because the price can't be beat for what it is. And you can never have to may guns! Sadly I'm out of valuable things to sell that could raise $500, other than other guns, which I'm definitely not selling. They must have gotten more in stock, because after I bought one, they still had one left. A day later their website listed them as out of stock. I checked yesterday and they list having one in stock again. So I'm not sure if they got more in and are back down to one again, or their website inventory isn't that accurate.

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    Good score, John! I'm tempted, but not sure that I have room for another AR.

    An interesting thread on AR15.com regarding these. Apparently they were used by a security company called SOC-USA.
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    S.P.O.R.T.S.

    Let's see if I can recall what the acronym means:
    Slap
    Pull
    Observe
    Release
    Tap
    Squeeze

    ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C. View Post
    Good score, John! I'm tempted, but not sure that I have room for another AR.

    An interesting thread on AR15.com regarding these. Apparently they were used by a security company called SOC-USA.
    Thanks Jim. I'm on AR15.com (Jdllizard) and read about the DPMS' on the forums over there, but somehow missed that post about where they actually came from. Thanks for posting it for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon Aybar View Post
    S.P.O.R.T.S.

    Let's see if I can recall what the acronym means:
    Slap
    Pull
    Observe
    Release
    Tap
    Squeeze

    ?
    Yup. From FM 3-22-9:
    Para. 3-2. Immediate action involves quickly applying a possible correction to reduce a stoppage without
    performing troubleshooting procedures to determine the actual cause. Apply immediate action only once
    for a stoppage. If the rifle fails to fire a second time for the same malfunction, inspect the weapon to
    determine the cause of the stoppage or malfunction, and take the appropriate remedial action. The key word
    SPORTS will help the firer remember the steps for immediate action:

    (1) Slap gently upward on the magazine to ensure that it is fully seated and that the magazine
    follower is not jammed.
    __________________________________________________ ________
    NOTE: When slapping up on the magazine, be careful not to knock a round out of the magazine
    into the line of the bolt carrier, causing more problems. Slap only hard enough to ensure that the
    magazine is fully seated. Ensure that the magazine is locked into place by quickly pulling down
    on the magazine.__________________________________________

    (2) Pull the charging handle fully to the rear.
    (3) Observe the ejection of a live round or expended cartridge.
    __________________________________________________ __________
    NOTE: If the weapon fails to eject a cartridge, perform remedial action.____

    (4) Release the charging handle; do not ride it forward.
    (5) Tap the forward assist assembly to ensure that the bolt is closed.
    (6) Squeeze the trigger and try to fire the rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lysander View Post
    Yup. From FM 3-22-9:
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