http://www.dpmsinc.com/firearms/firearm.aspx?id=38 I am not sure what it is about the combination of a 16 inch barrel and full length hand guard that I find appealing, but I most definitely do!!!! I have wanted one for some time... Maybe it is the longer sight radius. I honestly do not know... ANYHOW, I put one on order today, should be getting it next week... I cannot wait... Getting it at a decent price too, so I guess i will be a happy camper next week.