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CAglock20c
05-27-2012, 5:20 PM
is it legal to order a 14.5" upper and have my own 1.5" FH pinned to it? It seems all the uppers I'm looking at only have the option of the A2 FH and I really would like the battlecomp 1.5 FH

Dakine_surf
05-27-2012, 5:25 PM
Check BCM

They offer the battle comp pinned from the factory.

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-BFH-14-5-Mid-Length-Upper-Receiver-Group-p/bcm-urg-mid-14-bfh.htm

Maddog5150
05-27-2012, 10:28 PM
may want to try out the battlecomp first if you havent yet. I was very unimpressed, if you do so also, you'll be stuck with it

zfields
05-27-2012, 10:49 PM
Legal to own, but if you only have a rifle lower sitting around at home, that can be considered constructive possession. If you do it, bring it directly to a shop to have it pinned and welded.

Personally, its 1.5 inch difference, I'd just get a 16" upper and not worry about it.

chrisf
05-28-2012, 1:06 AM
Legal to own, but if you only have a rifle lower sitting around at home, that can be considered constructive possession. If you do it, bring it directly to a shop to have it pinned and welded.

Personally, its 1.5 inch difference, I'd just get a 16" upper and not worry about it.
+1 on that

controlled_burst
05-28-2012, 6:58 AM
Find a mfr that carries the barrel & muzzle device you want or take your barrel & muzzle device to a 'smith to get pinned/welded ASAP (like the day you get it)

ANG Tactical
05-28-2012, 7:43 AM
Legal to own, but if you only have a rifle lower sitting around at home, that can be considered constructive possession. If you do it, bring it directly to a shop to have it pinned and welded.

Personally, its 1.5 inch difference, I'd just get a 16" upper and not worry about it.

I was going to go with the 14.5" barrel but decided to skip the hassle and went with a 16". I prefer to be able to remove my flash suppressor.

WETP
05-28-2012, 8:02 AM
Own both sizes. For me the only factor to buy either is the muzzle brake. On my 16.1" I have BC 2.0 (just about 1") but I love running the Surefire Comps but in a 16.1" will almost take the total barrel length to 18". That is why those I installed on 14.5".

glock7
05-28-2012, 9:53 AM
You can order a 16" try the bc, if you like it, have it cut down and have the bc pinned and welded. I believe adco can do that for you or whomever you find.

BigBamBoo
05-28-2012, 1:28 PM
I have both. And depending on what muzzle device you use there can be a substantial difference in length.

You can see the pics below of my 16" and 14 1/2" laying on top of each other and everything pretty much equal. There is 2 1/2" difference. And that is HUGE for handling inside a car, or hallway,etc.

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/8849/dsc00363copy.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/513/dsc00363copy.jpg/)

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/1821/dsc00362copy.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/14/dsc00362copy.jpg/)

CAglock20c
05-28-2012, 6:19 PM
Legal to own, but if you only have a rifle lower sitting around at home, that can be considered constructive possession. If you do it, bring it directly to a shop to have it pinned and welded.

Personally, its 1.5 inch difference, I'd just get a 16" upper and not worry about it.

well, i already have a 16" upper, but now i want to build a 14.5" carbine as well

CAglock20c
05-28-2012, 6:21 PM
Own both sizes. For me the only factor to buy either is the muzzle brake. On my 16.1" I have BC 2.0 (just about 1") but I love running the Surefire Comps but in a 16.1" will almost take the total barrel length to 18". That is why those I installed on 14.5".

exactly. my 16" barrel with the current FH on it now brings it to 17.25"

motorwerks
05-28-2012, 10:17 PM
1 of each here too. I LOVE my 14.5 :D

cal3gunner
05-28-2012, 10:46 PM
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Dhena81
05-28-2012, 10:49 PM
If it's a big deal to you FYI the BC has a huge concussion but does what it's supposed to do. I was taking a kick *** rifle skills workshop with TASC (http://www.stcrispian.com/) over the weekend and a fellow CG'r had a 14.5 with the BC 1.5. It sounded like a cannon going off even when he was in front of me I couldn't help but laugh he was quick going between the targets though. Personally if I was going to go 14.5 I'd go Midlength.

cal3gunner
05-28-2012, 11:22 PM
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