Originally Posted by Azshios84
Looking at a DEL-TON, Olympic (Flat Top Upper) or a BCM Upper. Whats your opinion on these three companies? Ive heard lots of good reviews on BCM's products. For the base price of a just an upper of the BCM I can get a DEL-TON with a whole kit setup without a stripped lower, with trigger and all. The Olympic upper I was interested in is the flat top with parts kid, needs barrel and lower assembly. I havent heard much about Olympic. I'm not looking for anything top quality, But I also don't want a rifle that ill have to scrap in a year. Any opinions? Suggestions? Thanks
Are you putting it together from the ground up? If so, don't mess with the kits. If you go with a kit you throw aside one of the main reasons for building your own AR, which is building the gun specifically for your needs. Once you've got your lower receiver in hand, you can find every part you need on the internet.
Find yourself some good receivers, and then decide what you need the build to do and how you want it to look and start buying parts. I've built ARs off of several different manufacturers lowers and my favorite receivers to build on are from Mega Machine out of Tumwater, WA. Mega forged receivers are as good as you'll find. I've also built a lot of extremely great shooting ARs with DPMS parts.
Olympic parts aren't bad, and they will most likely function fine, but you can usually get better parts for less money than Olympic.