SO, I have decided to look at AR's instead of Mini 14's. One in particular I am interested is the S&W MP15. There are cheaper AR's out there, but S&W claims to have better quality componets (I know it could be just marketing?) It IS chambered for 5.56 nato, which many of the lower priced AR's are not. One of the bigger factors for me is there is a payment option that suits me better for the S&W than the other brands out there. Are they worth $200-300 more for a similarly equipped DPMS for example? They have gotten some good reviews in some gun magazines, but I'm not sure how reliable those reports are.
So, Lets hear it..... does anyone have any experience pro/con with the MP15?
Thanks for your input.