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Old 01-19-2012, 10:13 PM
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Default Cheapest Possible AR15 Complete Upper?

Hey guys... was looking at my extra complete lowers that I have left over from various builds... and was thinking of just finishing one off KISS that I can torture test and basically drag around and beat the crap out of.

Anyone know who sells the cheapest of cheap complete upper that will function properly?

(Don't need a charging handle if that'll help, have half a dozen laying around)
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Anything cheap you "beat up and drag around" won't be around for to long buddy.
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Check these guys out, they are slow to ship, but offer some great deals, they have several options for complete uppers at $329.95

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index...te-uppers.html

Also TDS guns was having an upper sale, I believe they had their basic uppers at $299. this was at their Bonita location so you may want to contact them and ask if they still have the sale going on.

http://tdsguns.com/store/
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Old 01-20-2012, 7:48 AM
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Anything cheap you "beat up and drag around" won't be around for to long buddy.
Thanks "buddy", that's kind of the point.
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Old 01-20-2012, 7:50 AM
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Check these guys out, they are slow to ship, but offer some great deals, they have several options for complete uppers at $329.95

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index...te-uppers.html

Also TDS guns was having an upper sale, I believe they had their basic uppers at $299. this was at their Bonita location so you may want to contact them and ask if they still have the sale going on.

http://tdsguns.com/store/
Thanks Arkangel.

I looked at PSA earlier, but that price is without a BCG. Hmm I think I'll have to wait for something to pop up in classifieds.
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Old 01-20-2012, 7:57 AM
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Cheap would be looking for ads for parts you want and buy them. I built a complete AR for $290 from buying stuff on here and my old stuff laying around. Thats my beater gun and its actually work better then a lot of AR i see at the range. Im happy with it. If your willing to wait, you can find it really cheap.

actually, heres the picture of it. Not bad for a cheap build:



then added a longer handguard:

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Check out Midway. They have DPMS complete uppers in the $370-385 range. Nothing fancy, but I have one of the bull-barrel 16" sporters that I have used hard for a couple of years, and it is still going strong. JSE Surplus also runs deals for their store brand uppers that I have seen go as low as $350 complete. Poke around, and you will find something eventually.

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Cheap would be looking for ads for parts you want and buy them. I built a complete AR for $290 from buying stuff on here and my old stuff laying around. Thats my beater gun and its actually work better then a lot of AR i see at the range. Im happy with it. If your willing to wait, you can find it really cheap.

actually, heres the picture of it. Not bad for a cheap build:



then added a longer handguard:

Thats great! Yah I'm thinking I might just piece it together little by little... now i'm wishing i didn't give away so many of the little parts i had laying around.


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Check out Midway. They have DPMS complete uppers in the $370-385 range. Nothing fancy, but I have one of the bull-barrel 16" sporters that I have used hard for a couple of years, and it is still going strong. JSE Surplus also runs deals for their store brand uppers that I have seen go as low as $350 complete. Poke around, and you will find something eventually.

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I'll take a look, thanks!
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:51 AM
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LOL Nice JSE has complete uppers for $355.. too bad they're out of stock.
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Piecing it together is the cheapest and you can get a better quality upper. I'd start with a "blemished" BCM upper and the start looking for parts.
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wow i just sold a stag with a daniel defense rail omega 7, front and rear sights complete upper with bcg and ch for $400..... I shouldve asked for more....

anyways.... good luck with your build....
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i like my dsa upper
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theres some in the market place in the 3-400 range in the commercial(sp?) sales area
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http://www.del-ton.com/AR_15_Barrel_...y_p/dt1022.htm

Picked up one of those. If you have a spare BCG laying around it's pretty cheap.
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Can't get much cheaper than that.

http://www.dsarms.com/DSA-ZM4-A3-Upp.../DSZM4CBUPARK/
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Wow thats cheap! Any experience with DSA?
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No. I have never dealt with them.
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Been doing a search on them, can't find anyone with a complaint. I think it'll have to be it. Thanks Don!

Now to find a super cheap bcg.

I'd like to see how many rounds I can get through this without cleaning... so very curious.
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On second thought, if I'm gonna abuse this... i think i'll get a decent BCG to go with it. :P
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