close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Welcome to Glock Talk

Why should YOU join our Glock forum?

  • Converse with other Glock Enthusiasts
  • Learn about the latest hunting products
  • Becoming a member is FREE and EASY

If you consider yourself a beginner or an avid shooter, the Glock Talk community is your place to discuss self defense, concealed carry, reloading, target shooting, and all things Glock.

Ar build advice

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by bluejackets92fs, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. bluejackets92fs

    bluejackets92fs I have bad aim

    865
    0
    Oct 23, 2010
    SW Ohio
    So I decided it is time for an Ar. I can get at cost a Bushmaster M4A3 flat top complete upper for 389+tax. I am unsure if it is a heavy barrel or if it is chrome lined though. I picked up an ATI Teflon coated stripped lower tonight for $75 new. I want to keep it as close to an m4 as possible. I want a flip up rear sight but fixed front sight. I want to do some small stuff like a Magpul trigger guard and Magpul stock. I kinda want a quad rail but the fore grip on the upper is a short fore grip as opposed to a longer one so the quad rail may look goofy. My question is should I spend extra on a better upper or build one from scratch some where. I want to keep it at around a $700 budget since I can get a complete parts kit from bushmaster for $40, the upper for $389 and have a lower for $75. Also does anyone have a hookup somewhere or have a business that I can get some good deals through?
     
  2. Jim173

    Jim173

    34
    0
    Jan 27, 2011
    VA
    If you go to gunshows around OH look for a guy Tony's Custom Uppers, not only does he make customized uppers, but he builds, and customizes AR-15s you basically tell him want you want and hell do it for you. check out his website tonyscustomuppers.com theres not much on the page but hes got a lot of stuff he brings to shows, hes outta delta, OH. Check him out see what you think.
     


  3. zhix

    zhix

    1,121
    0
    Jan 31, 2010
    I may have him install the barrel on an AR I have been building at a show this weekend.

    I think if you don't want to spend more than $700 that might be as good as you're going to get. The bushmaster upper more than likely has a chrome lined barrel.
     
  4. surf

    surf

    1,019
    4
    Jul 7, 2010
    Does the upper come with the Bolt carrier group and charging handle? What handguards / fore end? Who is this from? Maybe you can post a link or the upper your talking about.

    I personally do not care for bushmaster barrels and have found many of their chambers to be out of spec.
     
  5. bluejackets92fs

    bluejackets92fs I have bad aim

    865
    0
    Oct 23, 2010
    SW Ohio
    This is the dilemma I am in, I can't find this upper anywhere not even bushmaster website. It is through Jerry's Sports Catalog. You need a membership to log onto their site. I have no idea if it is chrome lined, if it is a heavy barrel, etc.... It is a complete upper with the charging handle and BCG. I really wish I could find it online. The part number is BFGF1009519. It is the compact had rail. It will look sharp after the magpul compact hand guard I order for it.
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2011
  6. Del Ton has some nice options in your price range. You can specify chrome lined, 1/9 or 1/7 twist (depending on what type of bullets you like to shoot), and they do stake the bolt carrier keys.
     
  7. jrs93accord

    jrs93accord

    6,162
    190
    Jul 10, 2005
    Pensacola, FL
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2011