I've met the owner of Element Arms, Dustin Emholtz, and had the opportunity to chat with him. He is buddies with some of my buddies. Nothing against him on a personal level, but professionally he's a DPMS fanboy and pushes them a lot harder than he should. Going back to my previous posts in other threads, I am not a fan of DPMS (or Bushmaster) for numerous reasons.
A west metro SWAT team that shall not be named publicly here knows all to well what can go wrong when you rely on DPMS to provide a quality rifle. They had a laundry list of parts that were out of spec or just plain broken.
I understand that given the uncertain times, it's better to have something than nothing. BUT BUT BUT, if there is a better rifle than a DPMS or Bushmaster, get it.
Last edited by Reedo302; 01-25-2013 at 08:38 PM.