We looked at carrying brand X, Y, or Z like many stores do but we wanted to provide quality rifles at various price points. We decided that rather then carry the other brands, establish partnerships with some of the best in the business and offer a rifle built to our specs that exceeded the competition, thus Huldra Arms. We believe in our rifles and the Adams Arms piston system that is the heart of the rifle. I know that the DI v piston debate will go on for a long long time but when we started getting into the planning and specs we found slot of advantages to the piston systems, specifically Adams Arms, and believe me several were looked at, shot, and evaluated.
I hear a few common "cons" to the piston systems, and I own several DI ARs so I was a hard sell, heavier, recoil more, less accurate, and hard to find parts. I don't find the weight to be that different or unbalanced by having a gas piston block. One of my projects is going to be to do some part weighing to get actual numbers. I've been called husky before but the recoil of any AR, gas or piston, really doesn't move me much so to me (my opinion) the recoil is a null one, others may feel different and I get that. I have been very pleased with the accuracy of all of our rifles. All of our rifles have either a melonited barrel or a stainless barrel and have been very accurate. As far as parts go, Adams Arms is a great partner and parts will be available either from them or Fleet Farm's network. I know piston ARs still get dirty but I still can not believe how clean the chamber, bolt and bolt carrier are. The piston gas block is a breeze to clean compared to cleaning a DI gun, I have one rifle with over 1000 rounds and it is as clean as a DI gun would be at 100. They really made me a believer.
Sorry for the long post, just trying to get info out there. Short answer, No on the DI guns. At least at this time, I am not by any means the final word and I haven't gotten my future predicting machine perfected just yet.
My offer still stands, if anyone wants to meet up I would love to put a Huldra in your hands for some range time. I am up in Brainerd but do make it around the state a bit.