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Old 12-05-2012, 11:30 AM
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I'm building my first AR and a friend recommended this CMMG upper. I am a newbie at this and am not very familiar with the myriad of manufacturers out there. Does CMMG make good products?

This is the upper that was recommended to me. Thoughts?

http://www.cmmginc.com/product_p/55b8478.htm
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:33 AM
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What are you looking to do with the rifle?

Thats a pretty expensive upper for someone who is new IMO. I would stay with a DI upper for my first one as it will save you quite a bit

Just a quick search (most of their stuff is out atm) you could go with a Stag like this for comparison:
http://www.riflegear.com/p-48-stag-a...ete-upper.aspx

Or this one just needs a handguard(midlength mind you) and BCG/CH
http://www.riflegear.com/p-1123-rifl...ile-upper.aspx
And RG IIRC is DD parts

OR... if you want to stay 1:7 twist, theres always PSA
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:35 AM
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cmmg makes a good entry level upper. but for that price you can go with

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/AR-15...Group-s/27.htm

specifically http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-1...fh%20ddl12.htm

unless you want to stay with piston operated uppers.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:52 AM
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I only hear good things from CMMG
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:55 AM
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^ This

But I'd buy used from the marketplace. Let someone else eat the factory costs. You'll get more for your money used.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:58 AM
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I have the Stag Model 8 which uses the same piston system. 2100 rounds through, not a problem, no sign of carrier tilt.

It just depends what you want. The Piston vs DI argument can go on for days. For me it just boils down to cleaning. The Piston is very easy to maintain. The average person isn't going to shoot their rifle to failure. Also the parts to accessorize your rifle aren't as plentiful. Mainly the rail/handguard and BCG.

It is also my first AR I've owned outside of using issued M4's from years ago. Love it!
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:48 PM
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I've been very happy with my 14.5" carbine CMMG upper. I've put a ton of rounds through it without issue. They are a middle tier company just like Spikes and Stag for example.

I wouldn't bother with a piston upper.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:53 PM
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CMMG makes good stuff, but why a piston upper? I would buy a Bravo Company Upper, better quality, reputation and best of all you will same some cash for ammo or reloading supplies.
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Old 12-05-2012, 2:55 PM
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I have a cmmg lpk. I like how parts came in color coded itemized bags.
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I've had a few of their uppers. No complaints. They've proven very reliable & accurate.
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CMMG makes good kit. Their customer service is awesome. Don't hesitate.
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i have the same exact Gas Piston upper and its been perfect
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cmmg makes good stuff
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