AR Upper Receiver Question


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chrisslamar
December 28, 2006, 08:20 PM
I was wondering where the difference comes in when it comes to upper AR receivers? I've seen a many different ones on Gunbroker and sites of the sort, and was wondering if there were any functionality differences between diferent manufactuers, and if so what kind? Thanks a bunch.

--Chris

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Chipperman
December 28, 2006, 08:32 PM
Just talking about the upper receiver itself, and ignoring the barrel and charging handle...
You have:
forward assist vs no assist
A1 sights vs A2 sights vs flattop vs removable handle
brass deflector vs no deflector
mag release fence vs no fence

There are other differences/options, but those are the main ones.

Some manufacturers will have all of these options, others just a few.

chrisslamar
December 28, 2006, 08:50 PM
I understand the different options that are offered, what im mainly wondering is if you were to take 2 different uppers with the same options on them and compared a name brand, such as a Rock River Arms which prices at $160 for an A2, vs a non name brand, which you can find on Gunbroker for around $80, why what would be the differences? Thanks for all the help.

-- Chris

dm1333
December 28, 2006, 09:14 PM
This thread seems like a good place to start educating yourself. I've been asking a lot of the same types of questions myself.

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