I had the chance to handle one at a local gun shop. A very light weight weapon, seemed pretty solid. I think the formed metal reciever will hold together well. I wasn't really that interested in the gun till I held it. Now I have to add it to my "Guns to Buy" list. Honestly if someone was considering buying an AR carbine, this one would be a good alternative for less money in general. Actaully its seems quite a bit lighter than a normal AR, I think if I had to carry it around I take the AR180.