Wait a minute. You have $1,650 and 7 months into the build and won’t spend another $200 for a case of ammo?? Hey, if you had it built only for display purposes that’s okay but then you really can’t speak for the long-term reliability of the weapon or the durability of the build.
“I suggest you put your money where your mouth is & buy the one you most beleive in” you say? Well, I believe that I have done just that. Stan built one for me last year and I have another build in this latest run. Why? Because, at the time, I was convinced that PG was the way to go. I still believe/hope that this is true as it does seem that the problems with Stan’s builds are few. Perhaps it’ll turn out that I should have gone with DSA but we may never know because I decided to toss business Stan’s way instead. I still believe that he’ll get my original rifle running 100% but we’re currently in the middle of that process.
Hopefully my experiences will mirror bulrich’s. One thing’s for certain – if all you do is put your RPD on a shelf and never fire it your weapon’s reliability will be 100% no matter where you bought it. All this speaks to, however, is how the build looks and NOT how it runs in the long term.