DD might have a bit higher premium than some of the other normal high quality brands like LMT, Colt, and BCM. But they're most definitely a very viable choice. Sure maybe a couple of 100$ more but that's the buyer's decision. I personally use BCM it's all i have and the price i right for me. My point is if i went to a store looking for a carbine and they didn't have BCM but had DD for around the same price i wouldn't hesitate to buy it.
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