Rick - It is a fact that I am lazy. I never go out of my way to forge a new trail. Not when someone, usually better-qualified, has done this ahead of me. This is true in my reloading, shooting and even my purchasing practices. In the case of the Rock River AR, the guv'ment has done its dirtiest deeds to this rifle and deemed the RR AR the best for issue to the DEA (1993 contract). I trust the folks that tested this rifle and made their selection. It's the same feeling I got when I received my CMP Special M1. I know it was put together by a competent CMP armorer. My O.G.E.K. marked stock indicated to me that competent folks had rebuilt my M1903 some 60 years ago. I simply feel they have done the legwork and, by virtue of their superior knowledge/expertise, have fielded a superior weapon than those others submitted for review.
"Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided; but they are far better than certain kinds of peace." - T.R.