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Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by cfec2008, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. cfec2008


    May 2, 2010
    I looked at a built upper on bcm website...16 cold hammer forged ..gas tube...a2 font ring assembly..flash hider...bcm upper...equals 489 bucks... so i went and looked up how much it would cost me to assemble that myself and it would be at least 51 dollars more. reason that sucks is because id love to build a second ar. but id basically be wasting more that 50 dollars to do so.
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2011
  2. It only sucks because you are looking at quality parts at some of the best consumer prices period. Order those same parts from a "typical" local shop, add tax, and any special ordering fees/wait time, and you could buy two BCMs. Blame BCM for having aggressive pricing and an excellent product.

  3. boomhower


    Feb 14, 2010
    North Carolina
    How is it bad? You getting quality parts for cheaper than it would cost to do it yourself and you don't have to supply the labor. If you just like putting them together, take it apart and put it back together when it comes in. :tongueout:
  4. cyrsequipment

    cyrsequipment Angry

    Aug 8, 2004
    Buy the complete upper... take it all apart, and "build" it from those parts...

    Problem solved...
  5. BBJones


    Mar 2, 2010
    You forgot some steps:
    Order upper.
    disassemble upper.
    acquire 10 boxes.
    Pack your parts in the boxes.
    Ship the boxes to yourself.
    open boxes.
    then reassemble.

    Only reason to build is you want to put together an upper that you can't acquire assembled or you are salvaging some parts you already have. Didn't you just assemble your first AR in the last couple weeks? Already time for another? Maybe get a 5k rounds through your first then decide what you want in a second. You can learn alot about what you like and dislike by shooting.
  6. cfec2008


    May 2, 2010
    I just wanted to do it myself.. I bought the tools to do my last build which was my first so i might as well use them. Anyway the comments are pretty funny tho. I get it.
  7. cooden


    Feb 8, 2010
    I'd say $50 is pretty damn cheap! :dunno: