GUN:AR-15 Delton DT Sport Lite $493.37 FREE SHIPPING
Thread DetailsLast Edited by gobblygook June 19, 2016 at 04:04 PM
There is a "cash price" that's lower, but I assume you have to mail them a check.
Anyway, drawbacks to this gun. No dust cover, no forward assist, no rear sight, and has the standard A2 front sight.
What all of that means:
1. No dust cover - the ejection port is exposed. For most people, this really isn't an issue.
2. No forward assist - Forward assist allows you to force via ratcheting mechanism, a round into the chamber. In battle conditions with dirty rifles, abused rifles, dirty (as in literally dirty/muddy), this might be useful. For urban mall mercenaries, it's really not important, IMHO.
3. No rear sight... buy one. They're fairly cheap.
4. A2 style front sight. If you want a rail in front of the flat-top, you'll have to remove the handguard AND the A2 style front sight (handguard is easy, front sight, not so much). You can then reinstall the front sight or change the gas block and get a different front sight. The A2 style is gas block and sight. I suppose it's possible to remove the barrel and put a short, carbine length quad rail on without removing the front sight, but honestly, not sure.
Honestly, if you're looking to spend $500 on an AR-15, there are often better choices, and there are less expensive choices if you're willing to settle on a Del-Ton. At this price point, either get a S&W M&P 15 or Ruger AR556 for a little more or just accept that you're buying a generic rifle and get anything. At least this barrel is treated whereas the Anderson that's also on SD isn't.
Note: This is a gun deal. You clicked this link knowing it was a gun deal. Guns are like gay marriage -- they are legal and no one is making you get one. If you don't like it, don't get one, but don't trample on my rights and I won't trample on yours.