Well...my reaserch continues.
While researching the Daniel Defense ARs, I came across this gem:
ST-15 M4 Carbine w/Pmag [ST15 Rifle] - $950.00 : Spikes Tactical
This M4 variant seems to have all the "checks" as the Daniel Defense AR that I was considering at 1150 dollars, yet is less than 100 bucks more than the Stag Model 2 I can get locally.
The Spikes ST-15 definately has more features than the Stag Model 2, as it has M4 feedramps, better barrel steel, properly staked gas key screws and all MPI inspected bolt and barrel parts. More of a boutique made rifle made by enthusiasts rather than a factory cranked out rifle....I kinda like that aspect, as my AK came from a small high quality shop as well and runs great.
It seems the Spikes ST-15 has literally the same features as the Colt 6920 that runs 1200 bucks and the BCM AR that runs about 1100 dollars. With shipping and transfer fees...I'd be out a shade under 1000 total for the Spikes Tactical ST-15. Not too shabby. Comes with a Pmag too.
I noticed that another post here is about Spikes gear....are these rifles on par with BMC or the Colt 6920? For the money, this seems like an even better deal than the BMC ARs and on other boards, most seem very happy with Spike's customer service and run these ARs pretty hard...harder than I probably will.
Anyone own and run one of these? They sure seem like the most features for the money. Not on the much vaunted "AR Chart" but they hit all the Xed boxes on said chart.
...what say you?
...another AR in the running or skip it?