View Full Version : Decent priced 20inch complate upper?

02-17-2012, 12:11 AM
Who sells a decent priced 20inch complete upper or rifle kit?

02-17-2012, 12:14 AM
A couple ideas:


tuna quesadilla
02-17-2012, 12:17 AM
You looking for an A2 or an A4?

For A4, Reductio nailed it. PSA is good stuff. Other brands to consider that make a 20" A4 upper are BCM, Stag, Armalite.

For A2... you can buy em new, but it's smarter to buy from the classifieds here or on AR15.com. I see complete USGI A2 uppers go for $300-400. I got a BNIB complete Armalite A2 upper on the classifieds here for a little over $400. A2 ain't what Costa uses so it ain't cool anymore. :43:

02-17-2012, 12:21 AM
+1 for PSA! Going to be my next build.

02-17-2012, 12:55 AM
how do you guys like your 20inch rifles? Im torn between the 16inch and 20inch although i quite like the traditional look of the 20

tuna quesadilla
02-17-2012, 1:07 AM
20" rifle gas is the smoothest shooting out of all the AR configurations. It also gives you the most velocity by a significant margin.

The only downsides to a 20" rifle are weight and length. These are a nonissue unless you are using it inside your house for home defense.

02-17-2012, 5:02 AM
You could go with a mid length or a dissipator build. PSA offers a mock dissy build. Unless you really want the extra velocity, a mid length will feel as smooth as a rifle length.

02-17-2012, 5:28 AM
The Stag is nice because the standard 20" A4 is a medium contour. Gov't profile (like the PSA) is really thin under the handguards and will start whipping the bullets when it heats up. The Stag is a 9 twist though, so that may limit your bullet choices if you handload. I have found the heaviest they will shoot is Sierra 77's.

02-17-2012, 7:17 AM
This, add BCG, charging handle and handguard. Can't go wrong with BCM, its reasonably priced even adding up all the necessary goodies. And, in-stock.


02-17-2012, 12:51 PM
Armalite, check out the site, lots of options.

HK Dave
02-17-2012, 1:30 PM

02-17-2012, 1:33 PM

sorry just realized this was posted already..

I like BCM uppers.

02-17-2012, 1:36 PM

02-17-2012, 3:04 PM
Bushmaster 20" Predator upper has served me well over the past couple months.