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Spawn
06-06-2012, 1:37 PM
I'm starting my first AR build. Do you guys know of some good uppers and where I can find them? Also, anybody know of some good piston uppers?

gun toting monkeyboy
06-06-2012, 1:47 PM
You will need to be a bit more specific about what you are planning to use it for and what your price range is. Also, a lot of vendors are out of stock at the moment because of the panic buying that has already started. Give us a bit more to work with, and we will see what we can come up with.

-Mb

Spawn
06-06-2012, 1:54 PM
I guess my price range is $500 to $750. Im planning on just going to the range and shooting for now.

gmcal
06-06-2012, 3:25 PM
Just about any name brand will work for your stated needs. PSA, BCM, LMT, Stag, DD, Spikes, S&W.... Just to name a few.

IPSICK
06-06-2012, 3:47 PM
Noveske...

http://noveskerifleworks.com/imimg/lcm-moe_4d.jpg

Loki...

http://lokiweaponsystems.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/LWS_AR_15_M4_Cen_4fa9913034338.jpg

Addax...

http://www.addaxtactical.com/store/pc/catalog/addaxorm_2340_detail.jpg

icenix
06-06-2012, 3:51 PM
www.bravocompany.com

Fractured
06-06-2012, 4:22 PM
I effin LOVE that loki upper!!!!

OC_Gunner
06-06-2012, 7:01 PM
Noob here, haven't heard of Loki before. Checked the website and they have some stylish uppers. Anyone here have one?

VytamenC Tactical
06-06-2012, 7:03 PM
hay oc check out my add in the commertial section here is the link. if you looking for a front sight post i have those also

IPSICK
06-06-2012, 7:51 PM
Noob here, haven't heard of Loki before. Checked the website and they have some stylish uppers. Anyone here have one?

Probably better to ask this question on Brian Enos forum. I don't have one myself but they have a good reputation with action shooters (3-gunners) as far as I know. There rifles do seem to be feature-laden for a very reasonable price. Lastly, they are forum sponsors here so I assume they fully support the California AR owner. Other than PSA, which I consider the bargain floor for me (not that they have low quality products, just like what Loki offers), Loki is what I would consider for a cost-effective high quality AR.

jsipe007
06-07-2012, 7:20 AM
Is your budget for the upper with BCG and CH? or just the upper? BCM Makes some real good affordable stuff and PSA does too. Obviously Noveski, Loki, Addax, and DD are amazing uppers, but you can expect to spend the upper limit of your budget withough getting a BCG or CH.

pietropau9
06-07-2012, 7:31 AM
I remember when you title would have meant something else........something not so legal.

SocomM4
06-07-2012, 7:41 AM
M&P sports are 699.00 have you looked at one of them?

But if you want to build your own I can respect that, BCM makes a great product.

The Virus
06-07-2012, 11:14 AM
Go to Adams Arms and be happy.

Aldemar
06-07-2012, 11:20 AM
Go here----> http://www.riflegear.com/

You are close enough to drive to the store. Just be prepared for a wait on the weekends. Best customer service hands down. I go there from the SFV.

When I was building mine, they were out of stock on just about everything so I ordered an upper from GG&G.

Dhena81
06-07-2012, 12:09 PM
Have you considered building one that isn't pre-assembled? If you get a good barrel and BCG you'll be fine.

roushstage2
06-07-2012, 1:18 PM
I vote PSA. :)

IPSICK
06-07-2012, 3:00 PM
Is your budget for the upper with BCG and CH? or just the upper? BCM Makes some real good affordable stuff and PSA does too. Obviously Noveski, Loki, Addax, and DD are amazing uppers, but you can expect to spend the upper limit of your budget withough getting a BCG or CH.

So a Loki with bcg, ch, free float tube, and nitrided barrel is $539. How is that in the upper range of the specified budget again?

devilchien0105
06-07-2012, 3:07 PM
You will need to be a bit more specific about what you are planning to use it for and what your price range is. Also, a lot of vendors are out of stock at the moment because of the panic buying that has already started. Give us a bit more to work with, and we will see what we can come up with.

-Mb

Sorry for my ignorance, but I just want to ask you about the "panic buying"? Is there something going on right now? Or because of the "zombie" attack lately happened in Miami?

BenHa
06-07-2012, 3:10 PM
Election Panic :oji::gunsmilie:

someR1
06-07-2012, 3:32 PM
Just about any name brand will work for your stated needs. PSA, BCM, LMT, Stag, DD, Spikes, S&W.... Just to name a few.

+1

whatever you can get a deal on

chillincody
06-07-2012, 3:37 PM
try jse surplus http://www.jsesurplus.com/ they are a vendor on here with good quiality and amazing prices

OC_Gunner
06-07-2012, 8:59 PM
Does anyone have a pic of a cerakote finished upper? Dark earth? $50 option on Loki website and curious what it looked like. The pics on the site aren't very clear. Thanks!

Addax
06-09-2012, 9:57 PM
Is your budget for the upper with BCG and CH? or just the upper? BCM Makes some real good affordable stuff and PSA does too. Obviously Noveski, Loki, Addax, and DD are amazing uppers, but you can expect to spend the upper limit of your budget withough getting a BCG or CH.

FYI: All of our uppers include a BCG and Charging Handle.

The BCG's and Charging Handles that are standard wtih each upper are different based on the models, and each type is listed in the spec's of each upper.

Thanks,
AT

tanakasan
06-10-2012, 7:28 AM
+1 for Addax! Great CS and quality products!

Or Spikes Middy from Primary Arms (https://www.primaryarms.com/Spike_s_Tactical_16_Inch_Midlength_LE_Upper_p/spkstu5035.htm)

I have the Spikes and its flawless. Fit, finish and function for a great price point. Also top drawer CS and fast shipping. In stock now, but they go fast.

Robert

FourLoko
06-10-2012, 9:22 AM
+1 for Addax! Great CS and quality products!

Or Spikes Middy from Primary Arms (https://www.primaryarms.com/Spike_s_Tactical_16_Inch_Midlength_LE_Upper_p/spkstu5035.htm)

I have the Spikes and its flawless. Fit, finish and function for a great price point. Also top drawer CS and fast shipping. In stock now, but they go fast.

Robert

Hell yes, this was my first upper and that's where I ordered it from. Great vendor.

I'm also half shopping for an upper, glad someone reminded me about ADDAX.