I was pissed when they made me turn in my 14 for the 16. Back then it was a piece of poop, the round still is IMHO. Couple it with something like the .308/7.62 and the technology available today and I think it makes a pretty effective short, to mid range firearm. As always YMMV. Eight years in the suck, S/N 2502006, 68-76. Whilst I didn't like the years, I loved most of the minutes. Just starting a new build, based on the DPMS G1 pattern. Should be fun, I will have questions, hopefully someone will have answers and enlighten me and remove the shadow of ignorance, from my mostly empty brain housing group.
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