February 25, 2012, 08:27 PM
I'm building a basic 16" with no frills for a change. Initially I couldn't find an upper with an integrated carry handle so this is where my challenge begins. Why is there such a price disparity with the carry handles? Aside from the material (or name brand) what else determines the price?
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety"- Benjamin Franklin
February 25, 2012, 08:52 PM
Some folks will tell you the cheap ones are junk, I have a $20ish UTG that has been rock solid. YMMV
February 25, 2012, 09:16 PM
The lower priced options are fine if you just want one to stick on a rifle and zero. The higher priced versions will do better if you are interested in repeatabilty and consistency when using the rear sight to adjust for range. Coatings will also vary from painted finishes to milspec anodizing.
February 25, 2012, 09:22 PM
I won't say the utg ones are junk but mine certainly was not milyspec as the sight channel was not cut square. My utg 4x scope fit loosely and had slop back and forth. A bit of gorilla tape as a shim solved the problem, but I would not expect that from say dpms or stag.