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AR15 Complete Upper Kit

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by duncan, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. duncan

    duncan Salem,Or Member

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    What are some complete upper kits I can look at for an At-15 build. Preferably those for a budget build? First time build.

    Thank you.
     
  2. nextgenar

    nextgenar roseburg Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Take a look at palmetto state armory, online. Watch their sale adds I've used several of their uppers, and all have worked great.
     
  3. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    I recommend that you visit AR15.com or MidwayUSA.com and check out their Build an AR section. Then check out Palmetto State Armory for the upper parts. You can get an upper parts kit from places like Brownells but it's way cheaper to buy the parts at PSA. For your first build I usually recommend that you go with an assembled upper, but you may be able to save a few bucks building it yourself.
     
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  4. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Another vote for PSA, also Radical Firearms however I know nothing of their product first hand, only that it's cheap
     
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  5. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    No personal experience with Radical Firearms either, but a friend has told me he likes their stuff, and they get good press on this site.
     
  6. MilitantBEEMER

    MilitantBEEMER Eugene Refugee from the People's Republic of Illinois Gold Supporter

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    Love Palmetto and Anderson. I have owned several other brands and in my opinion these two offer the most bang for the buck.
     
  7. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  8. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Psa is a great site, good stuff, and great prices.
    Palmetto state that is.
     
  9. Goosebrown

    Goosebrown Beaverton Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    PSA is great for me. I got a deal on special and I LOVE it.

    Btw I highly recommend keymod front ends over the quad rails. You have no idea how much easier it is to hold a keymod for a long time than a quad rail
     
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  10. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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  11. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Yep, unless you cover that picatinny with inserts it will dig into you.
     
  12. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I really want to get one of their 6.5 Grendel options, either a complete upper or complete rifle I cant find a better price and with the quality.
     
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  13. Goosebrown

    Goosebrown Beaverton Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    If you cover them then the diameter of the forensic is huge. Keymod is slim and you get a better grip. Goes from a coke can to the handle of a baseball bat. Much easier to control.
     
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  14. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    When using ladder style rail covers the grip isn't increased by a significant amount. However keymod sill still be slimmer, and depending on the handguards being compared lighter.

    Go with PSA, they tend to have good prices (if its in stock that is). They are known to ship slow, but not always. Never had slow shipping from them, and others have also gotten their stuff pretty quick.
     
  15. nwslopoke

    nwslopoke forest grove Well-Known Member

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    I got Radical Firearms upper with a 15" slim Key mod rail. I haven't fired it yet. My only minor complaint is the edges are a little sharp compared to other rails. Beyond that the fitment to the Anderson lower is very tight. No wobbling or light between the two parts.
     
  16. notazombie

    notazombie Hillsboro->Marsing Well-Known Member

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    I'm another vote for PSA. Watch their daily deals after you have done a bit of research and decide exactly what your needs really are. Try not to get too distracted by all the cool-guy stuff right off the bat or your budget build can get un-budget in a hurry.
    PSA shipping times vary quite a bit. I've seen orders take anywhere from a week to almost a month. The thing to be aware of is that they put together lots of different combination deals and some can sell out quick so if you see the right package don't wait too long to order or it'll be gone. The good news is, if you wait a couple days a new deal comes along and you for get all about the first one.
    Enjoy the build!
     
  17. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Any one here ever deal with these guys? They're local.
    Uppers – Grey Area Tactical Distribution

    Talked to them at a show once when I was a total "Newb" with a bunch of dumb questions and they were very nice. And their barrels have polygonal rifling, which I know is a good thing in a hand gun, but with 5.56/.223?
     
  18. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Interesting name choice. I always associated "gray area" with a potential problem. (Not these guys, just the term "gray area")
     
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    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    PSA but if u wanna go real budget check out daytona tactical or delta team tactical

    remember "you get what you pay for"
     
  20. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Probably a bunch of old guys. ;)