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Other than PRI, BCM, and some of the really small niche builders, who else offers a *complete* 18" free floated upper assembly in .223/5.56x45?

I see DSA used to offer one with KAC rail, but they are out of stock. Just trying evaluate some options. Doesn't have to be "clone correct" but I would rather it have a classic look.

Many thanks in advance.
 
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I just built mine. It ain't that hard, it's educational, and it's usually much less expensive than buying a complete unit. All my ARs are mil style clones, so my 18" upper is a basic Navy Mk12.

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Really nobody for a complete 18" upper other than niche builders as you mentioned.

Like the other guy said, I'd just build it.

What classic look are you after? SPR mod something?
 
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Yeah that's her name, that was back in 2017. They were trying to recruit people at that class and mentioned they couldn't find anyone that could pass a piss test, lol.
Great product. Not an ideal place to work. Salem also doesn’t offer a great pool to pick from when it comes to employees. I worked there for about a year and probably saw 10+ people come and go. Either quit or get fired.
 
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As to the OP, I've been pleased with SOLGW SPR upper I picked up cheap from a contract overrun, but I've always had my eye on a Centurion MK12. Monty knows what he is doing because he used one for a living during his time with the SEAL teams.
 
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Like the other guy said, I'd just build it.

What classic look are you after? SPR mod something?
At bare minimum I like the look of the KAC rail. Only Troy and MI make one that looks somewhat similar but I have not checked to see if they have any free float options. KAC for their part cannot keep anything in stock. That is pretty much hopeless.

I will do a little research this weekend on building my own. The only hesitation I have is investing in the tools, I'm not sure how much use I'd get out of them going forward. I'm not sure if it pencils out as I only have a couple receivers left.

Great product. Not an ideal place to work. Salem also doesn’t offer a great pool to pick from when it comes to employees. I worked there for about a year and probably saw 10+ people come and go. Either quit or get fired.
I could be wrong, but I think we have met before. I might have sold you a Surefire light.. or maybe it was another Radian/X-Factor guy.

I know the owner of Radian and I always enjoyed talking to him when they were in town. Everyone says he is a talented programmer/machinist. It is very hard to find good machinists in the mid-Valley. This is a State worker town. It is not an industrial hotbed.

Is the same gal that spoke at the Capitol rally a few years ago? She is impressive. We'll probably all work for her one day.
 
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If I was to build another from scratch, I would start with a CLE SPR barrel this time.
Four different blanks to choose from and either a CLE or Wylde chamber.
Douglas would be clone correct if that matters.
 

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