Mid Length AR-15, by Bravo Company

Mid Length AR-15, by Bravo Company

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    Mid Length AR-15, by Bravo Company

    A big thanks to jonconsiglio for helping me do research. Jumping into the AR world is almost like jumping into a computer nerd world; full of binary language and mysterious acronyms.

    I did a ton of reading here and at M4C, which helped immensely.

    I just put the finishing touches on it an hour ago, and I hope you all will forgive the phone pics; one of these days I'll get a real camera.








    A spec list:

    Bravo Company blemished lower
    Bravo Company 16" mid length upper
    Bravo Company M-16 BCG
    Bravo Company charging handle, Mod 4

    Magpul MOE stock
    Magpul MOE mid length handguard

    Troy folding rear sight

    4- 30 round D&H magazines, with Magpul follower.

    I did it all for under $1150, my original budget being $1200. Originally, I was going to go with a Daniel Defense A1.5 fixed rear sight, but none were in stock when I was ready to buy.

    The only thing that is left is a sling, and I will order one this weekend. I want to run a carbine course with irons only, and perhaps get an Aimpoint next year.


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    Very nice and congrats

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    Congrats on the BCM, Jons' posts helped steer me there as well. I know you'll love it.

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    Very nice!
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    Very nice...Jon knows his stuff. I think if i were going to build one it would be very similar to yours. I am liking the BCM stuff more I read about them.
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    I am Lovin your AR! I too have been researching the crude out of these and know just enough to be dangerous, but I am learning, and have learned alot over the past month or so. I hope to build one very similiar to yours. Congrats! Looks Great!
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    That's a fine looking stick! Go shoot the bejeezes out of it!
    Keep your eye on the Aimpoint PRO set up. It seems to be the best bang for the buck in top end RDS right now. I found a great deal on a CompM3 combo package but it really is overkill for a civilian carbine. I will never have any need for the night vision settings or the kill flash covers. It's very "Tacticool" though!

    I would add that a .22lr conversion BCG might be good investment. The POI is significantly different even at short range, but it does make trigger time very affordable. I have Brownell's kit and the savings in ammo cost has paid for it twice over.
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    That looks like a great rifle.
    jonconsiglio has been a great help to me in my build too, I'm not sure if he realizes it or not. I guess he does now.
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    Paul Bravo is a great guy to know too. He doesn't pull any punches with his products and they are probably some of the best uppers manufactured for the civillian market.

    I'll take a BCM upper, of any kind, with any of his barrels any day over most of the larger name manufacturers.

    With the exception of maybe LMT or LWRC, but those are different animals. The BCM Gunfighter chargers are a must in my book. If you don't have one, you dont have the right charger for your AR15 rifle.

    Stay away from the Badger latches or others that claim to be the best. They simply are not, compared to the BCM Gunfighter chargers.

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    Very nice rifle. I look forward to a range report soon…

    I didn't realize anyone paid attention to my opinions, that's cool to hear! I'm always glad to offer any advice I can when it comes to these types of firearms.

    Oh, it's Paul Buffoni that owns BCM, but that's a common mix up we hear all the time!

    ETA - Paul Bravo was an American soccer player according to Wiki.

    I agree the BCM charging handles are a great addition. I have the mod 4 on all my uppers but I'm thinking of giving the mod 5 (smallest one) a try soon. When not wearing kit and having the rifle slung for a while, it can really dig. This surely has to do with sling placement as well. I have the front connected near the barrel nut and the rear connect on the outside of my stock (right side when shouldered) and this pulls the rear in a bit tighter and the muzzle farther away. It also stops you from being choked when switching shoulders.

    BCM is one of my top choices for an AR. My buddy brought his 16" middy hunting last month and I really enjoyed the gun and it's accuracy rivaled or bettered my SR15.

    Excuse the shirt, mine got filthy and had to borrow a friend's… who has a few pounds on me!

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    NICE...very nice. We'll be waiting to hear a range report. Enjoy.
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    That was a very sweet AR! Congratulations
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    Out of curiosity, what made you go with the MOE hand guard instead of a railed hand guard? I'm hopefully going to finish a Kino soon (12.5" with a low pro gas block and carbine gas system but also has a front sight block mounted at the mid length position) since I gave up on my 14.5". I was originally going to use one of the MOE hand guards but decided to go with Centurion's new mid length cutout rail. That rail is really nice and feels great on a mid length with a FSB. It's also easily attached by the end user since it attaches around the barrel nut.
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    Very nice choices, Bravo Co. & Magpul are 1st rate.
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    I went with the MOE because I don't know what I want, yet.

    This way I can add, subtract, or move rails as I learn what works, and what doesn't, for me.

    I have a tri-rail on my AK, which I don't like, so I'm trying something a bit different.
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