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Is there any place in the world that has AR uppers IN STOCK??

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Drjones, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. Man, I am watching my dreams of a completed AR for Christmas dissipate with each mouse click......not a decent upper in stock ANYWHERE.

    Does anyone have a stash they can clue me in on? :dunno: :crying:

    ETA: Looking specifically for a completed upper, carbine-length, BCM with a quad-rail. Free float would be ideal. I have had my eye on a couple at MidWest Industries, but they haven't responded to my email, do not answer their phones and all voicemail boxes are full.

    Additionally, they recently edited their website to disable online ordering for uppers & say their uppers are "call to check, in-store pick-up only."
     
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  2. bigmoney890

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    Rainerarms.com
    Dsgarms.com


    Both have plenty of uppers. Palmettostatearmory.com does as hell but they have a spotty reputation.
     


  3. faawrenchbndr

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    The end of the world is 12 days away and you do not have an upper?!? :wow:
     
  4. WoodenPlank

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    OP, are you looking for a bare upper receiver, or a complete upper receiver group?
     

  5. Sorry it was late when I posted this thread, I modified my OP to clarify.
     
  6. I really had my eye on this one: http://www.midwestindustriesinc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_ID=1113

    But MI doesn't seem to want to sell any to anyone who doesn't physically walk through their doors....

    BCM themselves have these listed:
    http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-16-M4-Upper-Receiver-Daniel-Defense-p/bcm-urg-m4 16 ddox7.htm

    http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-...eiver-Centurion-Arms-p/bcm-urg-m4-16-c4-7.htm

    But both are a bit more than the MI in my first link. Are they truly better handguards? Because that's all that's different between them...

    I guess at this point I'd be willing to pay a little more to BCM directly in order to actually get something.

    What do you guys think?:dunno:
     
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  7. WoodenPlank

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    The DD OmegaX rail on that first BCM link is one hell of a rail system, IMO.
     
  8. bmoore

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  9. I'm positive that I want:

    - To mount my SF X300

    - Possibly a vertical foregrip (might make my girl more comfortable when shooting, we'll see what she likes)

    - At some point, an Aimpoint or EOTECH.

    - To not mess with trying to install a FF handguard myself.

    The lower is no big deal, but the handguards.....uh-uh....
     
  10. WoodenPlank

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    Unless you're bound and determined to mount that X300 in front of the front sight (as opposed to at an angle beside/behind it), you can accomplish all of that with a MOE handguard. I put one on my new PSA middy upper, and it's rock solid. Weight isn't bad, either, and it gives me plenty of flexibility to mount extra gear. At the moment, it just has an IWC low-profile QD sling socket (requires drilling the hand guard) and a MOE vertical grip. I'm considering a small rail segment on the front to support my Surefire 600 Scout, though.
     
  11. bmoore

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    Here you go (this is a lightweight barrel)

    http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-16-Mid-Length-LIGHT-WEIGHT-Upper-Receiver-p/bcm-urg-mid-16lw%20ddl9.htm


    Here is an M4 with omega

    http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-16-M4-Upper-Receiver-Daniel-Defense-p/bcm-urg-m4%2016%20ddox7.htm
     
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  12. bmoore

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    +1 to this. MOE guards can put most of your basic needs on, light, sling mounts and vert grip.
     
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  13. Yeah but how is it functionally different than the Centurion or Midwest Industries, and how is it better in a way to justify being over $100 more than the upper with Midwest handguards?

    I'm totally OK with paying for quality, hence my decision to go with BCM, but I also think there's a point where you see diminishing returns.....
     
  14. WoodenPlank

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  15. bmoore

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    That one would be my choice.:cool:
     
  16. WoodenPlank

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    In my experience, the DD rails are the strongest rails for the weight I have tried. I have the DD Mk. 18 RIS II (upgraded, 2-piece Lite Rail, basically) rail on my SBR, and I can't make that rail flex if I try - yet it weighs barely more than the Troy/VTAC 9" tube I replaced with it (when you account for barrel nut weight and the rail segments for the VTAC). The DD rail was significantly more expensive, but it's a much better design, IMO.

    The DD is .5" longer, is a full quad rail(as opposed to using bolt-on segments), and still weighs about the same as a slick 9" rail - that's pretty damn impressive.
     
  17. Thanks for the clarification, WoodenPlank. :)


    So what are your thoughts on this unit here:
    http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-16-M4-Upper-Receiver-Daniel-Defense-p/bcm-urg-m4 16 ddox7.htm


    Thanks for the suggestion on the MOE....I'm embarrassed to admit this because I know function should come over form with defensive guns, but...I just hate the way they look.

    I like the look of the quad-rail, in addition to the functionality of being able to mount whatever I want directly to it without buying additional parts like you do with the MOE. :embarassed:
     
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