AR-15 .22 upper receiver


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tippmann87
November 6, 2008, 05:26 PM
I have a Rock River AR lower and was looking at getting a .22 upper for some cheap shooting. I know people recommend the Spike's upper, but I don't feel like spending that much for a .22........I found a company called Velocity Firearms that makes a .22 upper for cheap. I was just wondering if anyone has heard of them and if they are any good. Here is a link:
http://velocityfirearms.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=23

Thanks,
Bryan

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Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
November 6, 2008, 05:30 PM
Why not just get a conversion kit?

Cheaper still, AND you can shoot BOTH regular .22s AND Aguila SSS 60 gr ammo, whereas you cannot shoot the SSS successfully in a complete upper.

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=414445

It's win-win.

Wait a sec - do you not have ANY upper at the present time?

tippmann87
November 6, 2008, 06:12 PM
I do not have an upper right now. I just went to the local dealer to get a lower while I still can...........

offthepaper
November 6, 2008, 09:36 PM
If I didn't have any upper for my AR, but had a complete lower as you do, and if $$ are a major concern, I would go another $80 and get this : http://www.model1sales.com/item-detail.cfm?ID=USE200&storeid=1&image=ustd20.gif
w/ a bolt carrier group. Not the highest quality, but gets the job done. I wouldn't advise you to spend almost as much and end up with only a AR 22LR. I realize 22LR are dirt cheap to shoot, but sooner or later you're gonna want that AR to be an AR. I would get the whole AR first and then worry about accessories.
Just my .02

TonyDedo
November 7, 2008, 01:20 AM
I think you get what you pay for. And with a .22 upper, there's a lot that can go wrong. Do you want to save $100 and spend half your time at the range clearing jams?

One of the first lessons I learned about buying firearms is that I either have the $ to do it right, or I don't do it at all. I learned this after I bought 2-3 'cheap' guns, spent time and $ trying to get them to work right, and ended up selling them for less than I paid for and buying the 'right' gun.

Spend the $600 and get the Spike upper and a couple Black Dog mags - it'll be worth it in the long run.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
November 7, 2008, 09:08 AM
One of the first lessons I learned about buying firearms is that I either have the $ to do it right, or I don't do it at all. I learned this after I bought 2-3 'cheap' guns, spent time and $ trying to get them to work right, and ended up selling them for less than I paid for and buying the 'right' gun.


This man speaks very wisely! :)

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