I have two entry level AR’s and they are just fine for my needs. I have the S&W M&P without the dust cover and forward assist. Never missed them. The other is a Bear Creek Arsenal and it’s been very reliable and great to shoot. Both are very accurate and dependable. Am I shooting 700 yards at a bottle cap? No. Will I be? No. Can I put every round into what I want at 200 yards? You bet.