My upper came today!
My order consisted of;
- BCM 16" Upper Receiver Group (URG), Lightweight profile barrel (chrome lined, 1:7 twist)
- Magpul Flat Dark Earth handguard
- BCM Mod4 Charging Handle
This is what I saw when I opened the package;
I wondered if I would get any promo items, i.e., stickers, patches, hat, etc.
I was happy to see at what appeared (at first glance) to be some extra items included with my order.
After I unpackaged the box, I found that BCM gave me;
- BCM hat
- BCM stickers (5 including the one that came w/charging handle)
- 2 DVDs (I'm assuming these are training videos)
- BCM posters
- Swat magazine article excerpt from a BCM Carbine test
- NRA pamphlet w/subscription form
I ordered this on Friday (5/18/12) rather early in the A.M. so I thought it might go out that afternoon. With Bravo Company, orders that are over $325.00, the package goes out via UPS and you are supplied with a tracking number. When I didn't get the tracking# that afternoon, I had a pretty good idea it wasn't going out that day. On Monday morning, I received an email from Bravo saying I needed to call in regards to my order. I called and they simply asked me for my address. After I gave it, the guy said that's all he needed and expediently ended the call.
I mis-remembered the instructions that I read when I initially made my order. I was thinking that my order was being sent out via USPS so with that in mind, I tried checking said site with the tracking # I was supplied with on Monday afternoon. After going back to BCMs site and checking my account, I found a link that lead me back to the instructions I received when I made my order. My order went out UPS (NOT USPS - big difference). Armed with this, I obviously checked the UPS site to find out that I was scheduled to get my order on Wednesday.
I was happy needless to say when I got this today;
I thought I had ordered a Pmag but I must have inadvertently removed all of my magazines when I last updated my order prior to ordering. Its no biggie, I have time to order one before this gun is ready to go. I still need to get a bolt carrier group (BCG) and a BUIS - not to mention a case (not necessary to run the gun but required for safe transport).
I'd like to get a Daniel Defense BCG but they are nowhere to be found at the moment. If I can't find one by the time I'm ready to get one, I will not hesitate to get a BCM BCG. I was really tempted to go on and get one when I made my order but it was going to make my money run too tight.
From the early stages of planning, I planned on getting a Troy BUIS. Now that I have a BCM upper, I'm planning to get the BCM BUIS. It will be a nice compliment for the rifle and given that since it's made by Troy, I'm not really making a compromise purely for the sake of aesthetics. The one with BCMs name on it is the same sight I was going to get, only with BCMs name on it - party on Wayne.
Another pic before I go;
I realize the pics aren't the best, so thank you for bearing with me. I'll try to post better pics in the future.
Finally, I still haven't assembled my lower yet so I still have that to do - I hope to accomplish this soon!
I'll post pics when I complete my lower. I'm thinking I'll have the most difficulty out of trying to install the magazine catch and attaching the receiver extension tube to the lower receiver. I really need a good area to do this so I'll have to see if I can secure one. I know its not necessary but I'd really like to have a vice to install the receiver extension tube.
Thanks for viewing my thread. Please by all means do not hesitate to post ideas, thoughts and or questions.