DSA AR 15 any good?


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lobo9er
January 12, 2010, 07:56 AM
DSA AR'S any thoughts? mixed reviews on the web.

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RockyMtnTactical
January 12, 2010, 02:45 PM
they really aren't "known" for their AR15's. They would probably be comparable to Del-Ton, DPMS, or the CMMG bargain bin rifles.

Z-Michigan
January 12, 2010, 02:50 PM
Their FALs are considered top notch.

I have looked at one of their M4 type uppers and it was very well done.

No personal experience with a complete DSA AR-15. Seems like their prices were high when they originally came out. I expect it would be in the solid midpack with brands like Armalite, Bushmaster, CMMG (standard models), etc. I probably wouldn't lean toward it unless the price was great.

Birddog1911
January 12, 2010, 02:51 PM
Just be sure that you are distinguishing between DS Arms, and Double Star Arms...it could get confusing.

DWhitehorne
January 12, 2010, 02:53 PM
I got a DSA nitrided upper a few months ago when they were $275. I've only got a little over 200 rounds through it but so far I am pleased. David

chuwee81
January 12, 2010, 02:58 PM
my experience has been the same with David. wish i could fire more rounds though :)

did 6 mags last time. before that, probably 5 mags + 2 mags breaking it in. So about 390 rds so far

dom1104
January 12, 2010, 03:58 PM
So far I have 300 thru the DSA upper I bought in the fall, and probably 2k 22lr thru it.


So far it has been 100%.

Its nitrided not chromed, no idea what difference that makes in real life but so far it has been easy to clean and very accurate.

Z-Michigan
January 12, 2010, 04:14 PM
Nitrided is cheaper for the manufacturer, does not affect accuracy, and is likely to be at least as durable as hard chrome, possibly better. Hard chrome can have slightly greater surface hardness (RC70 vs. nitriding being anywhere from RC60-70) but nitriding never flakes off, which chrome can do. Also, nitriding is typically on all metal, not just the bore, so it gives the same hardness and corrosion resistance to the outside of the barrel.

All in all nitriding is a better process and I expect that it will displace chrome lining over time.

O.F.Fascist
January 12, 2010, 05:34 PM
I like the upper I bought.

Uncle Mike
January 12, 2010, 05:39 PM
We sell them, they are very well built.

smartshooter.45
January 12, 2010, 07:56 PM
i just baught a DSA Star-15 M4 with the flat top upper from buds. $660 plus ffl fee. 200 rounds so far with 0 malfunctions. everyone who has seen it is impressed by the fit and finish. im happy with mine so far!

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