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    Suggestions for AR parts - starting with Bolt Carrier Group

    Any suggestions for a quality Bolt Carrier Group? I dont see one on the Sun Devil Mfg price list unless it also goes by another name. I want to stick with parts with proven quality.
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    Rock River Arms is supposed to be pretty good.
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    Patriot Ordinance Factory (POF) makes pretty decent stuff. I'm running one of their piston-operated uppers right now.
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    There is also a website www.ar15-kits.com that I found that seems to have good prices. I don't have any experience with their stuff though.
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    Thanks and please keep the suggestions coming! I especially would like suggestions on which brands are known to be the best quality, despite price.
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    Rock River Arms is arguably among the best that I'm aware of. I have one of their AR's and I love it.

    http://www.rockriverarms.com/index.c...ategory_id=377
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    Who makes a good gas piston upper that's not overly expensive?

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    I will need one too mtaylor. I cant remember where I was suggested for the gas piston, but I have a list at home for that. It may have been Denny's Guns/GTS.

    What is everyone's thoughts on Lewis Machine and Tool?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    Rock River Arms is arguably among the best that I'm aware of. I have one of their AR's and I love it.

    http://www.rockriverarms.com/index.c...ategory_id=377
    I, too, own a RRA and love it.....however, the "experts" at m45carbine.net say that RRA's (and Bushmasters and a few others) have deficient BCGs because the gasy key is not properly staked and a bunch of other shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Loblaw View Post
    I, too, own a RRA and love it.....however, the "experts" at m45carbine.net say that RRA's (and Bushmasters and a few others) have deficient BCGs because the gasy key is not properly staked and a bunch of other shit.

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    You are going to find snobs that nitpick stuff everywhere you go. Just think about the "Comic Book Guy" on the Simpsons, "This is the WORST episode EVER!" Imagine him talking about guns.

    I'm sure every brand out there is going to have some "defect" that somebody can point a finger at. In the end though, RRA has an outstanding reputation. Their manufacturing, at least at the time I bought mine, is very high quality and I don't think she can go wrong buying parts from them. The downside though is that she's probably going to pay good money for those parts. You get what you pay for though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    I run a DPMS rig with no bells and whistles except an expandable stock with no problems yet.
    Yeah Santa is running a little behind with mine. I pity the poor soul that dries to jack his sleigh when he brings me my toys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    +1

    As for brands:

    1. Colt
    2. LMT

    Or, if this is a toy - J&P makes match bolt groups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    +1

    As for brands:

    1. Colt
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    Or, if this is a toy - J&P makes match bolt groups.

    Ok, I think I'm going to try LMT first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtaylor View Post
    Who makes a good gas piston upper that's not overly expensive?
    LWRC and Patriot Ordinance Factory

    http://www.lwrifles.com/

    http://www.pof-usa.com/

    Overly expensive is relative, expect to spend over a grand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinki View Post
    What is everyone's thoughts on Lewis Machine and Tool?
    LMT is good to go. I have had good customer service with them and their lowers are solid. I have not had a chance to use one of their uppers yet but I think that for my next build I might try one of theirs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtaylor View Post
    Who makes a good gas piston upper that's not overly expensive?
    Is their any specific reason you want to run a piston upper system?

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    If you are looking for parts, and quality parts at that, bite the financial bullet and get Colt parts from Ken Elmore at Specialized Armament Warehouse .

    Frankly, LMT, Colt, SOME DPMS parts I would recommend. Other brands have turned me off as their parts are either reverse engineered, soft or crappily finished.

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    I ordered the Bolt Carrier Group from LWT..plus another upper by accident when I just needed the barrel...but there's a six month wait
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