Well just like the title begs..."Is my AR-15 rifle better then your's" ? Allow me to provide some ground work. First off, the majority of AR's (5.56 specifically) out there today are by and large 'Milspec'. Having said that, it seems to me that the argument lies with the quality of the parts, which mostly remain 'Milspec'. For the moment, let us discuss only rifles that you can buy off the shelf. For instance...a Wilson Combat, or a Smith&Wesson M&P-15. The difference in price between these two rifles can be pretty steep. Now given the fact that these rifles are largely 'Milspec', what gives ? Now let us consider an AR rifle that is assembled from components of your choosing. Keeping in mind the whole 'Milspec' thing. I'm not talking about junker rifles that can be bought off the shelf, or junker rifles that can be assembled from substandard components. Because I know that none of us own junk...of any kind. I guess what I'm trying to say here is, personal preference is one thing, but it seems to me that there are many individuals that "Cross the Rubicon" when it comes to their AR. What gives ? In closing...allow me to come clean as far as my AR-15 rifle goes... Upper;Aero Precision CONTINUOUS OPTICS PLATFORM MID-LENGTH Lower;Surplus Ammo & Arms w/Spikes Tactical lower parts kit. Is there more to my rifle then that ? Sure there is, like GG&G BUIS with tritium, EOTech 512.A65, Magpul 'Milspec' CTR stock and buffer tube, Wilson Combat nickel plated bolt and bolt carrier group... From here, the list goes on. But to me there is no point...what say you ? Respectfully....irish.