New AR's in the mail

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Poltax, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Poltax

    Poltax New Member

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    Well, I finally signed up to post on this site. I have been reading threads for the last year or so. I already have 2 16" Stags, which by the way have served my wife & I very well. We have taken them to a couple of AR courses and they have run flawlessly.

    I have had the bug to do a couple of more AR's. So I followed the lead of some of you. I have 2 BCM mid length light weight 16" uppers on the way and in the mail. Also, 2 BCM BCG Auto version. Magpul furniture to be attached. Lowers will be Superior or Grizzly sitting in the safe.

    So I am looking forward to what these 2 new AR's will be like. My wife was pretty excited when she found out they would weigh a bit less then the Stags we already have.

    By the way, my home town area is the same as the Q-man. My folks live in Meridian. We however are based in UT, but my job gets me back to ID all the time.
     
  2. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    How is that going to fit in your mail box lol jk. Congrats on your new toys. And welcome to our community.
     

  3. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Sounds good, Poltax. All we need now are pictures and range reports! And of course you've got to get your folks building something too. :D
     
  4. AgentTikki

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    Ask JonM about one of those puppy paw handguards......your wife might like em!

    If you have a bit of extra funds, I'd recommend trying out a light weight 12" handguard for taking courses with. It really helps you control the muzzle when you get your support hand out by the muzzle. Magpul funiture is a great looking and ergonomic and a cost effective option, but by no means would I consider it a lw option.
     
  5. MikeJK

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    Good news. Look forward to seeing them pinned to those lowers.
     
  6. Poltax

    Poltax New Member

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    Returned home today and there was a package on the door step. Was not what I was looking for. I did get the MOE handguards, firing pins, LPK's. Hopefully the uppers will show up on Monday.

    AgentTikki....what brand of light weight plastic do you recommend?

    I googled the puppy handguards. She might like those. What she really wants is an AR in Red, White & Blue colors. I have not seen any plastic in those colors anywhere. If someone has a lead on that let me know. I guess I could work up a color scheme and paint it myself. Not really sure how long the paint job would actually last.
     
  7. Poltax

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    Happy day, uppers, BCG's, delivered today. I put the hand guards on the uppers. I am still waiting to decide on the stocks. CTR or the STR. I did install the uppers on my current Superior lowers. They fit like a glove.

    When I opened up the BCG's, I noticed that there was an O ring in the package. Is this an extra or do I need to install it.

    BCM is great, they sent 2 sets of 2 DV'Ds, 2 hats, 2 sets of posters, & tons of stickers. I have never seen that from any company I have ever ordered from before. Kudo's out to BCM for quick shipping and the swag. Just ordering 2 uppers, I cant imagine what you might get if you ordered half a dozen.
     
  8. AgentTikki

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    The O-ring is likely a spare for the one under the extractor spring.

    I recommend the Midwest SS Gen 2 handguards, Samson Evo handguards or Troy Vtac Alpha handguards all are lightweight and sturdy.

    If you go for a quad rail, I know LaRue makes index clips that come in red, white and blue.

    The STR or the ACS-L are both what I'd be looking at.
     
  9. Quentin

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    My BCM (and Daniel Defense) BCGs did not have an O ring installed, my ArmaLite did but I removed it. I follow BCM and DD's lead and don't use them, just keep for a spare.
     
  10. broke-again124

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    Just to let you know I just received two bcm bcg and they came with the o ring in the package as well. Upon breakdown inspection, neither had the o rings installed. So you probably should check because you probably don't have them.
     
  11. Poltax

    Poltax New Member

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    So here are some pics of the uppers, BCG & Charging Handles

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    I will double check to make sure the O ring is installed. Thanks.

    As I stated above, I mated these up with my Superior lowers that I am using with my Stag uppers. They fit very nice. I also have 2 LAR Grizzley lowers just sitting in the safe. Did not get a chance to mate those up last night. I like the Superior lowers because they have the screw adjustment to tighten up the trigger so there is no slack.
     
  12. Quentin

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    The O rings are there just in case you have extraction problems which could happen if the BCG went in an oddball upper. I wouldn't use them in a BCM midlength, though there are disagreements here. There's a reason BCM and DD don't install them in the first place - and just leave them off to the side as yours were.

    Now if down the road your extractor spring gets weak, the O ring can be used as a bandaid to get you up and running again until you replace the spring and insert.
     
  13. broke-again124

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    My DD complete upper came with the o ring installed. My bcm bcg that I ordered did not. I'm thinking about just calling and asking if they're needed or not.
     
  14. MikeJK

    MikeJK New Member

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    Q already answered that question for you. They say not to use it.
     
  15. broke-again124

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    So is it just to add tension to the extractor or what? I mean they put them in there for some reason right?
     
  16. MikeJK

    MikeJK New Member

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    You are correct.
     
  17. Poltax

    Poltax New Member

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    I am in need of some help in obtaining buffer tubes. BCM is out, and has been for the last 2 weeks since I have been looking for parts. I have looked at Brownells & Midway. I just want to make sure I am getting a quality product. I want the Mil-Spec version. Are the DPMS brand good. Any suggestions would be a big help. My finger is itching to get these all together.
     
  18. Poltax

    Poltax New Member

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    Double posted. What a geek.......not a computer geek that is.
     
  19. Quentin

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    Tell us more about the DD upper... SBR? Carbine length gas? You need to fill in the blanks. Normally the o ring isn't used, especially for midlength and rifle gas, you can if you want.
     
  20. Quentin

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    DPMS normally isn't mil spec diameter. Have you tried PSA?