I have two ARs. Both are frankenguns. My "basic" gun is a DD mil-style upper on an Aero Precision lower with Magpul furniture, Rock River trigger, and fixed sights. It's lightweight and fun and I ain't changin' it. The second gun is my wannabe tacticool model (free-float handguard, red-dot, etc). The lower is very nice - Anderson lower with a Timney trigger. I also have it set up with the accessories I like best. The upper is from Palmetto and has served me well so far but I am ready to move to something nicer, that I can pretty much shoot and maintain forever. I have settled on BCM as the replacement, which brings me to my question. I find myself trying to decide between buying a BCM complete upper to go on the above lower, or simply purchasing a complete Recce 16" model. The upper I'm planning on is pretty much the top end of the Recce rifle. If I bought the rifle I'd want to transfer the furniture, safety, and trigger into it from the lower I've got now. The cost is also quite a bit higher. I'm wondering if anyone here has an argument in favor of the complete gun - my thinking now is that I could get the upper (even if I sprung for another BCG with it) for $800 or so, put it on my lower, add my optic and head for the range - after selling off the Palmetto upper to amortize a bit of the cost. The rifle would cost more ($1400 or so) and be more work to spec out the way I'd like it to be. Opinions gratefully received. Thanks!