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Old 08-18-2013, 05:04 PM   #1
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just bought my first stripped lower, it's a Spike's Tactical. once i buy a lower parts kit then i'll be looking at getting a complete upper. i want the A3/A4 flattop mid length 16" barrel 5.56, not sure the twist rate yet....kind of confusing as i don't know the type of bullets i want to shoot. but looking to spend up to $500 on a complete upper. DSArms looks to be the cheapest i found, but are they good quality? or should i look elsewhere?
http://www.dsarms.com/AR15-Lowers--Uppers/products/59/1/0
the dealer i bought the lower receiver from is a Spikes dealer, so if Spike's has good quality complete uppers i may just get from them.

this build will be used for self/home defense and some range time. any help is appreciated.

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Old 08-18-2013, 05:06 PM   #2
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Buy an AR-15 build kit. They can usually be had for about $550 and include a complete upper and lower parts kit with buttstock.

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http://www.ar15depot.com/uppers.htm
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I like BCM. Midwest Industries has some for $459

http://www.midwestindustriesinc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_ID= 154

Not sure if these are A3/A4 (don't remember), but they are what I have. They function flawlessly.

http://www.midwestindustriesinc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_ID= 443

They have free shipping for it too.

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SPECIAL!! FREE UPS GROUND SHIPPING TO ALL RETAIL CUSTOMERS IN THE LOWER 48 STATES ON ORDERS OVER $250. Offer expires 08/31/13.
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PSA has a complete rifle kit minus the lower for $499 this weekend. $600 for a complete AR just can't be beat right now...

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I too need a complete upper for cheap, i just finished building my lower last week.. Got a "blemished" PSA lower with complete parts kit for $99. Need a left handed upper to go with, I'm thinking a Stag Arms model 3HL for $495 including BCG & charging handle..

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I like BCM. Midwest Industries has some for $459

http://www.midwestindustriesinc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_ID= 154

Not sure if these are A3/A4 (don't remember), but they are what I have. They function flawlessly.

http://www.midwestindustriesinc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_ID= 443

They have free shipping for it too.
yea was looking at them on the BCM website, same price. i may go with them.

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PSA has a complete rifle kit minus the lower for $499 this weekend. $600 for a complete AR just can't be beat right now...
right now i only see a complete kit for $650, but one reason for building instead of buying an AR is cause i don't have all the funds up front.
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You do realize that these uppers DO NOT come with the BCG which will cost you an additional $130.00 to $200.00????

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Buy this and sell off the lower and the optic , Should make your complete upper really really cheap

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/psa-16-m4-premium-patrol-carbine-package-13943.html

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Wait until Labor Day. Many places advertise specials especially Palmetto State Armory and usually will have some uppers and kits at a real good price.

jsesurplus.com, surplusammo.com, aimsurplus.com are good also.

A few days ago, they had a complete rifle kit minus the lower for $515 shipped. I couldn't pass it up so I ordered one for my daughter.

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