Hey /k/, I'm looking into slowly but surely building an AR, figuring rather than rushing to get as much parts as possible right now I'd take my time over months to acquire the exact kind of parts I want.
My question is what companies make decent A1 uppers? As well as the general price for said uppers.
A) Buy one from NDS and get ready for a 6-8 month wait.
B) Buy a parts kit
>look on website
>Brownell's now offers NDS A1 uppers and lowers
Welp, that's new. Yeah, go for it.
Brownells now makes A1 uppers, lowers, and barrels. It was announced at SHOT show.
They use the same forgings as NDS.
>ever needing to refresh the page
Looks like you need 4chanx my friend.
Hey friend, mind telling us where you got that nifty bipod?
That's funny, because no one there knows anything about them either. :^
Yeah, kinda funny how many people waiting for their uppers and/or lowers from NDS got time-burned on this.
They have lowers also in the A1 style
That's the million dollarydoo question.
So will an A1 upper fit on just about any lower or do you absolutely need an A1 lower to go with it?
I'm a lot more interested in the fixed carrying handle than anything else and wouldn't mind too horribly if it's not a perfect reproduction in the event that I can't get an A1 lower (of course I'll try but just if it's not possible)
It will fit on an a2 lower no problem.
The only difference will be the color, a couple of minor areas where they added structural reinforcement, such as around the buffer tube and by the pivot pin, and possibly the fence around the mag release..
I bought a Colt 604 upper over the weekend and just ordered a McKay lower today. Really looking forward to completing a USAF M16 (Late 604) reproduction.
Get fucked commie
hear is my A1, its not full A1 parts and stuff fuck tracking all that shit down
How so? They look okay to me. If I don't like it i'll just use it for another build and get a Brownell's. You can never have too many lowers.
Keep an eye on whatacountry.com as they often have complete surplus kits - everything but the barrel, lower, and some little pins that you can get for a dollar anywhere. It's where I got my stuff.
Some people might criticise using an A2 lower but the differences are minor enough that it really doesn't matter - it's not going to be an exact replica without an auto sear anyway.
just ordered my upper and lower from Brownells. I was going to wait for Nodak so i could get them in XM grey but fuck it if i can get them now in black and just redo them later if need be rather than wait half a fucking year.
god im hyped for babbys first AR