So the only experience I've had with ARs is my son's CMT-15. From the moment I first picked it up to shoot it I hated the damn thing. Cheap plasticy toy like feel. Sounds like it's powered by a pogo-stick spring. Could probably break it in half over my knee. Pure garbage IMO. Sad to say it soured me on ARs. Well today he stopped by with his latest acquisition. He opened the box and pulled out, you guessed it, another freakin' AR. Oh yippie! Then he handed it to me. A Smith & Wesson M&P 15 - 5.56mm. Holy Sheet! Now this is a proper rifle. Not some lead flinging toy. Steel construction through out. Just holding it felt badd-ass. Seriously looking forward to shooting it. I'll reserved my decision on if I want one or not till then. He also put a down payment on a Springfield M1-A1. My little boy's all grown up. I'm such a proud daddy.