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fireblast713
05-26-2011, 7:04 AM
So I just bought a used Daniel Defense M4 V5 LW Upper which came with a:

Daniel defense upper receiver
16" 1/7 twist chrome lined cold hammer forged DD lightweight (pencil) barrel
Daniel Defense Omega X 12" rail
BCM FA bolt carrier group
BCM charging handle
A2 Birdcage Flashhider

I paid $700 for the upper face to face, the guy said he'd fired less than 100 rounds and everything looked pretty new besides one wear mark on one of the upper rail positions.

I'm curious how I made out on this deal, part of me wonders if $700 was too much for the upper, I'm new to the AR game and this is my first AR/build so I'm always looking for input from those who know better.

On another note I'm also trying to decide if I should throw down the $$$ for some troy buis or just go with some cheaper brand like YHM or ARMS (so if anyone has any comments or recommendations for BUIS i'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks for your time and stay safe :)

Pics w/ my lower for those who want some AR PR0N :)
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/638/img6833l.jpg

KaLiFORNIA
05-26-2011, 7:16 AM
Well congrats, your scored a quality upper! I have boh the ARMS 40L BUIS and the Troy DOA. The Troys are lower profile.( the Troys fit under my eotech 3x. arms 40L doesnt...) I say go with the Troy. you wont be dissapointed.

themailman
05-26-2011, 7:18 AM
My advice: give it to me. Thats a good price for what you got, dont sweat it brother. Enjoy the quality made rifle you have there.

Jubz
05-26-2011, 7:19 AM
You did really well, great price ... and it was available. The LW's are more difficult to come by these days it seems. Grats!

Re: the BUIS, I'd go with the Troy Micro Battlesights:
http://troyind.com/battlesights/micro-battlesights

http://troyind.com/wp-content/uploads/cache/Troy-BattleSight-Set-Micro-4_220.jpg

OutkastSL
05-26-2011, 7:30 AM
Nothing to complain about in that deal. Can't go wrong with either ARMS or Troy. I have the arms #71 rear sight and it fits under my Primary Arms M3 clone and 3x magnifier.

dieselpower
05-26-2011, 7:30 AM
so you bought a $1200 to $1500 rifle for $700 and came here to ASK if you got a good deal...

I say no you got ripped off. It's most likely a fake. There are airsoft versions of all the gear on those DD rifles, so while its a real firearm, the grip, the rail, the stock are all airsoft toys. All BCM gear is stenciled BCM, so just look for the BCM logo and you can confirm yourself if that is real BCM gear.

Its either one hell of a deal.. 1/2 price for a great rifle, or you paid $700 for a $700 rifle... I have no idea which is true.

upper only for $700 is an fair price
http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/Daniel-Defense-16-M4-Upper-Half-OmegaX-12-p/dd%20xv%20upper%20half%20dd%209013.htm <---$700 when in stock
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/default.aspx?productNumber=129238 <--- $880 when in stock

themailman
05-26-2011, 7:33 AM
so you bought a $1200 to $1500 rifle for $700 and came here to ASK if you got a good deal...

I say no you got ripped off. It's most likely a fake. There are airsoft versions of all the gear on those DD rifles, so while its a real firearm, the grip, the rail, the stock are all airsoft toys. All BCM gear is stenciled BCM, so just look for the BCM logo and you can confirm yourself if that is real BCM gear.

Its either one hell of a deal.. 1/2 price for a great rifle, or you paid $700 for a $700 rifle... I have no idea which is true.

He only got the upper for $700.

mlevans66
05-26-2011, 7:48 AM
If you price the stuff yourself you can tell if you got a deal. I can tell already that you made out well. With the BCM BCG either being sold out or the DD stuff being hard to get that adds to the awsomeness of the upper. Looks like a quality upper, congrats! Also niiiice rifle, killa!

fireblast713
05-26-2011, 7:51 AM
You did really well, great price ... and it was available. The LW's are more difficult to come by these days it seems. Grats!

Re: the BUIS, I'd go with the Troy Micro Battlesights:
http://troyind.com/battlesights/micro-battlesights

http://troyind.com/wp-content/uploads/cache/Troy-BattleSight-Set-Micro-4_220.jpg

What's the advantage of the micro battlesights? I know they sit lower but wouldn't the regular taller ones be better for cowitness?

Thanks for the input guys haha, gotta love how you can post a thread and get so many great responses in such a short time

Jubz
05-28-2011, 4:37 PM
What's the advantage of the micro battlesights? I know they sit lower but wouldn't the regular taller ones be better for cowitness?

Thanks for the input guys haha, gotta love how you can post a thread and get so many great responses in such a short time

I don't cowitness, so the smaller profile BUIS's work better for me. Actually, never use them, they're "backups" :)

HK Dave
05-28-2011, 4:48 PM
Fair deal... the upper without BCG and CH is worth $700 or more.

NorCalDustin
05-28-2011, 6:51 PM
You practically stole it from whoever sold it to you.

r6raff
05-28-2011, 7:48 PM
Good deal coupled with the BCM BCG and CH. DD uppers are hard to come by these days so that makes your deal even better. Congrats on the weapon, let us know how it shoots.

Gladdis.45
05-28-2011, 9:22 PM
I paid $900 alone for my DD upper. Almost similar to yours. Great deal for you.
Id go with the Troy BUIS's.

fuenstock
05-28-2011, 9:43 PM
Nice buy! I got the complete DDm4v5 LW. I also have the Troy sights and would recommend them.