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strongpoint
12-13-2011, 11:47 AM
idea: an cover that clips onto the bottom and rear of a detached AR upper. probably made of plastic, it would protect the exposed underside of the bolt carrier and prevent the BCG (and probably the charging handle) from sliding out of the upper.

does someone already make this? it would be useful to me; would it be useful to others? is the idea clever or crazy? TIA, calgunners.

peter95
12-13-2011, 11:49 AM
do you usually store your AR separately like that?

alfred1222
12-13-2011, 11:53 AM
what would the purpose be??? and how do you see it being useful? personallty, i dont store detached uppers, so i would have no use for it, and many gun stores that sell just uppers either remove the BCG or the rubber band it in place.

joelogic
12-13-2011, 11:59 AM
I do store and transport my AR in two pieces. You could make them out of Kydex but there would have to be a couple different models since there are various upper receivers.

hcbr
12-13-2011, 12:04 PM
meh what's the use? i usually have them together, and if i had different uppers, they would be in different bags or something

strongpoint
12-13-2011, 12:09 PM
the point, for those asking: i have two uppers, one lower. i'd like to cover up the exposed part of whichever upper i'm not using at any particular moment.

grant22
12-13-2011, 12:11 PM
I think it's a good idea for some people. You could always take your idea to someone who CNC's Delrin or a similar substance. Problem is, unless you make a decent sized batch, each unit would be pricey.

chicoredneck
12-13-2011, 12:11 PM
A patch of leather and rubber bands?

starsnuffer
12-13-2011, 12:13 PM
Use a spare piece of tupperwear. A glock will do.

-W

saber
12-13-2011, 12:15 PM
I actually saw what you exactly described at OC armory in Laguna. They had one on the bottom of an upper that they were selling.

stix213
12-13-2011, 12:19 PM
The guts of my upper have never fallen out on their own when detached. Does this happen when they are more worn in?

Merc1138
12-13-2011, 12:33 PM
The guts of my upper have never fallen out on their own when detached. Does this happen when they are more worn in?

If your charging handle latch can't handle the weight, possibly.

Of course the product to keep the internals of an upper protected already exists though, it sounds to me like the OP has an excuse to buy another lower :p

Smokinthehippies
12-13-2011, 12:43 PM
http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=40372/Product/AR-15-M16-UPPER-RECEIVER-BOLT-SAVER

$3

Sumo99
12-13-2011, 12:47 PM
I have an extra upper as well. I keep it in one of these http://www.cabelas.com/sleeves-camo-cabelas-knit-gun-socks-1.shtml

Ubermcoupe
12-13-2011, 12:56 PM
I bet if magpul made them a horde of people would buy them :p

I’d buy at least one if it came in OD Green!

strongpoint
12-13-2011, 1:09 PM
Of course the product to keep the internals of an upper protected already exists though, it sounds to me like the OP has an excuse to buy another lower :p

i'm surprised it took so long for this answer to show up. :D


http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=40372/Product/AR-15-M16-UPPER-RECEIVER-BOLT-SAVER

$3

bullseye. thanks!

rabagley
12-13-2011, 2:14 PM
Wow, it actually exists, with an odd name (not going to figure that out by Googling), is incredibly affordable, and the answer was provided here in less than an hour.


I <3 this forum.

vintagearms
12-13-2011, 2:25 PM
And your worried about this WHY? If you charging handle cant contain it for some reason, get a new latch. If it still bothers you, store it horizontally.

strongpoint
12-13-2011, 4:15 PM
the bolt carrier can slide backward out of the upper (partially) while the charging handle remains latched. i'd like to prevent that from happening. the bolt saver is exactly what i'm looking for.


And your worried about this WHY? If you charging handle cant contain it for some reason, get a new latch. If it still bothers you, store it horizontally.

i'm worried about this because i would like to store and handle my uppers the way i see fit. thanks for the advice, but a $3 part allows me to do so.


Wow, it actually exists, with an odd name (not going to figure that out by Googling), is incredibly affordable, and the answer was provided here in less than an hour.


I <3 this forum.

QFT. that's why i came here first.

georound1
12-13-2011, 5:01 PM
Good pictures on this listing... http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=263762160

Dark Sky Solutions
12-13-2011, 5:08 PM
OK, OK, I have an even better solution. On the rare ocasion I have an upper that I do not have a lower for I just buy/build a new lower. 2 guns are better than 1.5 always!!!!!

Arnelcheeze
12-13-2011, 5:40 PM
good idea for people with multiple uppers

cmace22
12-13-2011, 5:42 PM
I can imagine some people may want something like this but all my uppers have lowers attached to them. I would rather have complete rifles than an extra upper laying around.