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vega
04-25-2008, 7:56 AM
I used the search button but not much on uppers. Is this a good manufacturer? I'm interested on the carbine model. Also, what is M203 step down? Is this something that the gov't views as illegal?

cornholio1
04-25-2008, 8:00 AM
You start @ A.

A for Armalite
B for Bushmaster
etc

The carbines awesome.

redcliff
04-25-2008, 8:11 AM
I have one of their 16" mid-lengths and I like the quality.

RedDawn
04-25-2008, 10:11 AM
M203 step down barrel is to accomodate the M203 grenade launcher. M203 launchers cannot be purchased nor possessed without a "destructive device" permit/tax stamp. That being said, you can legally buy and possess a 37mm flare launcher which is similar in appearance to the M203. You can only install a 37mm flare launcher on a fixed mag AR setup.

redcliff
04-25-2008, 10:20 AM
However, if you're using a rail system the 37mm launchers that use the step down for mounting isn't gonna fit anyway if I"m not mistaken.

For a rail system you'd typically use a Spikes Tactical "Havoc" 37mm flare launcher.

RedDawn
04-25-2008, 10:22 AM
Good point :D

vega
04-25-2008, 10:23 AM
Thanks for the quick replies. I don't think I'll use the step down (for now). 'just want to make sure I do not have anything illegal in my possession.

SunriseF150
04-25-2008, 10:30 AM
It does have a flash hider on it (the upper you are buying from me), so you will need to use it on a fixed mag or bullet button build. If you want to go detachable mags, swap out the FH with a compensator or break, use a U-15 stock or Monserman Grip with no other evil features and you are good to go.

I have the same upper and installed a DNTC Aggresive Comp. and have an A2 stock with MMG so I can use preban mags.

Armalite is very good quality. Been around for a long time and they know what they are doing.

vega
04-25-2008, 10:47 AM
It will have a BB, the Flash hider will stay.

vega
04-25-2008, 10:49 AM
You start @ A.

A for Armalite
B for Bushmaster
etc

The carbines awesome.

C for CMMG / Colt
D for Del-ton :D
J for J&T :D
L for LMT
N for Noveske
R for RRA
S for Stag

The purist will hate me for this.;)

FlyingPen
04-25-2008, 10:51 AM
You start @ A.

A for Armalite
B for Bushmaster
etc

The carbines awesome.

I don't know about that. I would start with C then to N then to L then to V.

RedDawn
04-25-2008, 11:00 AM
are you telling me I learned the alphabet wrong...;)

aplinker
04-25-2008, 3:16 PM
are you telling me I learned the alphabet wrong...;)

Just keep licking it, it will work.

Wait, what are we talking about?

Armalite uppers are OK... they're not great, but definitely not "problematic" like others - and can be a bargain.