View Full Version : Mid-Length vs. Carbine-Length AR-15

11-23-2006, 6:58 AM
Hi All.

I'm debating which upper I should purchase, mid-length or carbine-length 16" upper. I'm considering looks and performance. I just can't decide because I haven't had first hand account on the Mid-length Uppers...Carbine lengths I've had much exposure to. I'd like to get peoples opinions...If you were to choose between a Mid-Length Upper vs. a Carbine-Upper....which one would you choose?:confused: :confused: :confused:


11-23-2006, 7:00 AM
Da 16"

11-23-2006, 7:51 AM
Get a midlength gas system with a 16". Shoots really nice. What type of shooting will you be doing?

11-23-2006, 8:40 AM
i always like something to hold on to with my paws :)
for that I like the mid-lengths. however if you are looking for "correct" "military look" - then the shorty - then of course you will have an issue with the bbl length....

personally i like the rifle length hg's.

11-23-2006, 9:11 AM
I used to have a 16" Armalite mid-length. It was awesome. You get a larger sight radius, longer gas tube which supposdly means you get higher gas pressure for better reliability, and the exposed barrel (in front of the front sight) is just the right length for a bayonet.

11-23-2006, 9:16 AM
I have a mid-length also.. It looks a lot better than the 16" CAR set-up I have.

11-23-2006, 9:29 AM
Build two. One of each. I have a car set up but would not mind a middy. My favorite is the A2 20 incher with the government profile barrel.


11-23-2006, 4:04 PM
Wow...thanks! I appreciate the advice!

11-23-2006, 4:09 PM
Lemme ask. What would you guys recommend for an AR10 upper? 16" or 20"?