Originally Posted by JonM
... so if you choose to go a cheaper route its wise when you build yours up to invest in a very good carrier. it IS the heart of the firearm. a stock dpms will go from meh to good just changing that crappy bcg to a bcm or colt bcg
I certainly agree but with the warning that a second BCG likely will morph into another AR! Anyway, that happened to me when I got a Daniel Defense BCG to upgrade my ArmaLite upper, moving the ArmaLite BCG out as a spare. Within six month I bought a DD upper, swapped the BCGs and had two ARs.
And now with the new BCM I'm up to three! Oh well I got lots of spares now.
The biggest issue with assembling an AR isn't so much getting the parts together right - it's getting the right parts together. You'll remember the quality of a gun long after you forget how much you paid for it.
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