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Hair Warrior

New Member
But in all seriousness, I could use some 5.56 suggestions for Daniel Defense quality without the Daniel Defense prices. I have one carbine but want another something.
 

ABMD

Bullets don't fly without Supply
The short short barrels are brutal from a shooting experience IMHO. 10.5" is about as short that seems to still be ok to shoot - strictly an opinion. And then who knows where BATF will go on brace interpretation. I think the MK18 is the way to go w/ tax stamp.


I got to see and shoot a Geissele URGI 14.5 with the pinned flash hider and I have to say, fit, finish and feel was right up there. Just a cool factor even on a plane jane lower. That's probably on the list to buy once we are through this mess.

This. Not enough barrel, and you end up with a fireball coming out the end of the barrel. If you want go that short build an AR-9. Now that is fun to shoot. You can use the same lower with a magblock, and just swap out the uppers.
 

ChuckMK23

Well-Known Member
pilot
But in all seriousness, I could use some 5.56 suggestions for Daniel Defense quality without the Daniel Defense prices. I have one carbine but want another something.
I personally believe all the quality worth paying a premium for is in the barrel, BCG, and upper. The lower is comprised of commodity items with exception of the trigger.

So - if you are halfway handy, then a good option might very well be to build your ideal lower - and add a high quality trigger (like this one) then buy the highest quality complete upper that floats your boat (like this one). Add optics/sights to taste.
 

ABMD

Bullets don't fly without Supply
I personally believe all the quality worth paying a premium for is in the barrel, BCG, and upper. The lower is comprised of commodity items with exception of the trigger.

So - if you are halfway handy, then a good option might very well be to build your ideal lower - and add a high quality trigger (like this one) then buy the highest quality complete upper that floats your boat (like this one). Add optics/sights to taste.
So easy a caveman can do it. Even tried anodizing myself, got the chemistry wrong and ended up with a bronze lower, ha. Nothing a few coats of spray and bake couldn't fix.
 

Rocketman

Rockets Up
Contributor
But in all seriousness, I could use some 5.56 suggestions for Daniel Defense quality without the Daniel Defense prices. I have one carbine but want another something.
BCM (Bravo Company Machine), Colt 6920 or 6720, LMT if you can find'em, Geissele. Aero Precision is making some good stuff now a days. Tough time to be looking though.
 
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