I purchased my gray Type-A SIPR 16 rifle from BG Defense after I was introduced to BG’s 450BM. Knowing the quality that went into that rifle, and what satisfaction it delivered to me from value, function, look, and feel perspectives I was eager to have a standalone BG 556 platform. As with the 450 the gun has done nothing but impress me. I’ve put +/- 1200 rounds through it and it’s performed fantastically. For the value out of the case, I don’t think there is a better AR on the market. I feel like I got a custom high end rifle for the cost of a midrange AR and I didn’t have to plan to obsolesce any parts. This gun is my new favorite range rifle, and the complimentary attention it brings is just icing on the cake. Thank you BG for making such a great platform / rifle, I’m a life-long newly minted brand advocate.