Originally Posted by Aanayab1
I'm new here and just purchased my first AR.
It is a CDD-15.
With the DD 10" light rail
Magpul stock, rail guards, MIAD grip and trigger guard, in olive drab
1:7 chrome lined barrel 16"
F stamped front sight base and flip up Troy rear sight.
My question is does anyone else have a CDD that they have had issues with that I should know about? Parts failing/breaking, or even just things that are simple to upgrade if needed?
Thank you for any and all input,
Congrats on your purchase and welcome to M4C!
You've purchased a fine rifle and I'm sure you will be highly satisfied with it. There are many upgrades and aftermarket parts available for the AR15 platform, but beware...many of those are crap.
Your rifle sounds like it's set up correctly for a SHTF rifle and I would offer you this advice: spend the first $1000 on training and ammo. If you simply must buy something for your rifle, get a high quality optic first. Aimpoint or Eotech. Then shoot it as much as you can. Work on your mechanics, trigger control, sight picture and the fundamentals.
I highly recommend you purchase (or borrow) Magpul Dynamics Carbine 1. Watch it intently and take notes. Practice what you see on the range as much as possible. If you do this, you'll build a good foundation to go on. Master your weapon, then see what you want to change.
Again, welcome to M4C! You'll find a plethora of good information here, and you'll quickly find out who the sages of M4C are. Read the sticky posts...they contain a wealth of knowledge.