I read a write up about them "turning things around". I'm aware of how write-ups go sometimes.
The low cost is what piqued my interest as I believe that without the "fear factor" driving the market, slowing sales down, the sub 1k market is putting out better stuff. Recently picked up a couple radical arms ar's and I've been pleasantly pleased thus far. I'm wondering about I.O.
My guess would be that the IO AR would be pretty much on par with the Radical Firearms stuff. Just a guess though. Now is definitely time to buy as prices have come way down due to demand, over supply, and the current political climate. I've seen rifles from Bushmaster, Del-ton, Ruger, and Palmetto State Armory for right around $500. While I'm not an AR snob, I am a sucker for things like chrome lined barrels, high pressure tested parts, and magnetic particle inspections so most of my "low end" stuff is from Spikes Tactical and Bravo Company.
I'm a performance snob. It appears technology and manufacturing has colluded to edge in on the pie of spikes and their like.
Researching our last project (around election time) to get more up to date on the 4-11 it seems technology has been evilutioning: chrome lined has been replaced by cheaper and better nitride and I found that everybody on etsy has jumped on the MPI gig -Brownells regularly has mag particle inspected bcg's at $100ish and less. Heck, fluted barrels appear to be more hype than performance gain.
Talking with a local smith I asked why should I spend $200+ on a particular bcg over one on sale at Brownells- his answer was essentially "because you want to".
Good times indeed.
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