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Old 10-05-2012, 10:03 PM
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I stopped in a new local gun shop yesterday, to see what they had in inventory and see if their prices were fair. They carry a line of DiamondBack FireArms. Browsed and come across a AR-15 for a fair price. Anybody own one? Anybody willing to help a brother out with a review? It would be greatly appreciated.
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What price are they asking? For the right price if your not a serious shooter it may be a good deal. I own BCM and Colt but my truck gun is a Olympic Arms that I picked up for $500 with spare mags and box of ammo.
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The Tuna asks a good question. I did not find ARs listed on the Diamondback website, so I can only assume that it is either a new product or a different company using the same name.

If you are considering this as your only or first AR, I would suggest that you would be better served by a proven product like the Palmetto State (who is having a kickass sale this weekend), BCM, or Spikes. OTOH, if the rifle is around $500 and you are confident in your mechanical abilities, you might want to pick it up, and if it goes tango uniform, consider it a project gun to get running reliably.

For the kind of investment an AR generally takes, you don't want to be the guinea pig unless you can afford it.
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I have 2 other Ar 15s, a LWRC & a S&W M&P15. I was just curious if some one had one and whether they liked it. This new gun shop carries a lot of diamondback. The AR is a new product for Diamondback,and this manufacturer is local, so it does peek my interest. I also have Spikes Tactical not to far from the house and in my next AR purchase i would like to buy from a local manufacturer to show support, as long as it is feasible. I have started doing my own research and i already know the do's and don'ts, as i am an avid AR enthusiast. At this point I am just curios if somebody owns one, and what are the pro's & con's? I guess i could have stated my intent a little better when i started this thread.
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I am betting it is the same company who builds those crappy pocket pistols.
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I picked up the flat dark earth version in a trade this past weekend. I haven't shot it, so I can't really comment on that side of it. However, the fit and finish is really good and the trigger feels good.
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Specs? Price?
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The Specs from their website.
Product Specs:
Model: DB-15 FDE
Caliber: 5.56 NATO / .223 Remington
Finish: Diamondback Flat Dark Earth
Barrel: 16" 4140 Chrome-Moly, M4 Contour, Free Float
Barrel Twist Rate: 1 x 9
Bolt Carrier: Shot-Peened, Magnetic Particle Inspected Mil Spec 8620 carrier
Lower Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminium
Upper Receiver: A3 Flattop Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum, T-Marked
Handguard: Diamondback Aluminum Modified Four Rail
Pistol Grip: A2 Style
Stock: M4, Commercial Tube, 4 position
Weight: 6.65 lbs.
Overall Length (Stock Collapsed): 32.5"
Overal Length (Stock Expanded): 36.25"
Flash Hider: A2
Sights: No Sights

As far as price, I got mine in a trade, but I believe I recall the guy saying that he had them priced at around $850.
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I was very nervous about picking one of these up, but I got convinced and brought it home. I am very very impressed with the fit, finish, and function of this rifle. I LOVE the hand guard. Finally got a chance to shoot it. I put 250rnds of XM193 downrange with 0 failures. IT SHOOTS GREAT! Accurate, smooth, and very little no buffer noise. The handguard stays cooler than I thought it would. I have shot and owned many AR's and so far this is my favorite. Reliablitly remains to be tested. I will post pics of my next range trip and target.

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I know this reply is a little late but I just had to chime in. I bought one of these Diamondbacks a few months ago with some skepticism but after running it through its paces I can say I am very pleased with the carbine. It has proven to be every bit as reliable and rugged as the issue M4 I used while deployed and even more accurate. Just my humble opinion.
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Good news. It's always a good thing to get another quality vendor in the market.

Of course, you know that this is going to throw the teenage girls over at arfcom in a tizzy because now they have one more label to rank.
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The Specs look good from here.
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Go to calguns.net and ask your question on the centerfire rifle forum. They have some very knowledgeable AR aficionados on there. Very few m4carbine.net fan boys on there.
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