View Full Version : BCM upper build or mixed build??

09-27-2010, 8:05 PM
so i am stuck between these 2 set ups. any ups and downs about either would be helpful. and which would you choose.

build #1
armalite upper
daniel defense 1:7 chrome lined barrel 16"
daniel defense bolt carrier w/bolt assembly
troy low profile gas block
troy 10" extended mid length free float rail

build #2(BCM upper half with TROY TRX 11" hand guard)
BCM upper
BCM barrel 1:7 chrome lined 16"
daniel defense bolt carrier with assembly
i'm assuming a BCM low profile gas block
troy 11" TRX free float hand guard

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=BCM%2DURG%2DMID%2D1 6+TRX11std&CartID=1

i beleive these 2 are good builds especially for my price range. the BCM will come assembled already and build #1 i built on www.ar15builder.com so i'm not sure if it will come assembled. i will be getting the gunfighter charging handle with either choice i make. i just want to know which one is "better". i have never heard anything bad about any of these brands so it puts me in a hard spot. i want a strong AR that can take a beating.

09-27-2010, 8:12 PM
I say go BCM. Are you going carbine or midlength gas system. My BCM middy is awesome. Plus it would arrive assembled

09-27-2010, 8:24 PM
carbine length barrel 16" and gas system with a mid length hand guard

09-27-2010, 8:35 PM
i just got the same exact upper from bcm with the 11" free floated troy rail last week. i took it out to the range on saturday and i could not be happier. if ur goin mid length then u cant go wrong with that bcm.

sry for the crappy cellphone pic
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/989/img8967r.jpg (http://img339.imageshack.us/i/img8967r.jpg/)

09-27-2010, 8:42 PM
BCM all the way!

09-27-2010, 10:26 PM
Buy the assembled BCM upper. It's correctly headspaced, test fired and sighted in with mil-spec carry handle. Get it and slap on your lower and you're goooooood.

09-27-2010, 10:31 PM
I would take neither #1 or #2. Just BCM all the way. The BCM BCGs are top notch, and cheaper if you buy the whole upper with.

+1 BCM middy

09-27-2010, 10:43 PM
+1 BCM Middy

Cashrip, Nice AR...

09-27-2010, 10:44 PM
so you guys would recommend the BCM BCG's over the daniel defense? and if so are the IONBOND finish bolts worth the extra cash?