|Submited on :||Fri, 5th of Oct 2018 - 00:57:05 AM|
|Post ID :||9ldpc3|
|Post Name :||t3_9ldpc3|
|Post Type :||link|
|Subreddit Type :||public|
|Subreddit ID :||t5_2rq8n|
[accessories] D&H 5.56 30 Round Aluminum Magazine $6.99
[Handgun] Sig Sauer P365 (with XRAY3 Night Sights) - $499
I bought their Aero stripped upper for a little under 50 bucks. Really great price with the code. Had to add a 5 buck oops kit to get free shipping.
I feel like this is a pretty good deal, right? These handguards typically go for about 140 on sale, this comes with a barrel nut and an assembled aero upper on sale at like 55 still brings this deal lower than usual sale prices. Any insight? I'm looking to finish out a new upper to replace my PSA Freedom upper that I haven't been too terribly impressed by.
Definitely a good deal. When I built mine about six months ago I had to buy them separate and paid over $220 I believe for these same exact parts.
how difficult is it to assemble a finish upper from one of these?
You need a vise, vise block (~30-70), armorer's wrench (~35-85) or barrel nut wrench and a torque wrench (~20-65), you'll also need a punch for the gas block roll pin. I got a set at Lowe's for 14 bucks.
If you're planning to build more than one rifle it can be worth buying all the tools, but if you just want to get a gun a shoot it you should buy an assembled upper.
I’ve built a few and while you still have to time the barrel nut, you don’t have to be nearly as precise as other hand guards because you don’t have to feed the gas tube through the barrel nut itself. You will need a vice block and a socket wrench. It comes with a barrel nut wrench. You should ideally use a torque wrench at a 90 degree angle with the included wrench but if you don’t have one, the torque spec is wide enough that you could do it without one if you have some common sense.
You’ll need other tools too but the hand guard itself just needs that. It comes with shims also.
What's the difference between their threaded upper and the regular one?
M4E1 Threaded Assembled Upper Receiver: The M4E1 Threaded Assembled Upper Receiver features a new angular machined design that helps it'stand apart from standard mil-spec upper receivers. This upper receiver features the same enhanced body profile as our M4E1 Enhanced Upper Receiver but is threaded to accept a standard AR15 barrel nut. It is forged from 7075-T6 Aluminum, precision machined to work with all mil-spec AR15 parts and includes the port door and forward assist pre-installed. Get the billet look without paying the billet price.
the m4e1 denotes the angled billet-like look. its pretty nice looking over standard forged uppers.
the "threaded" part actually denotes that it is a "regular one" as you said... other than the m4e1 styling, its a standard upper that takes regular barrel nuts. this is compared to their "enhanced" upper which has a barrel nut built into it and you can essentially make a monolithic upper with them. a stronger setup, but you are more limited in handguard selection...
personally i have no desire to ever build an ar15 that isnt based off of the enhanced platform.
Ah, thanks for the info. I didn't know their regular upper had a proprietary barrel nut compared to the threaded one. With their 'enhanced' one, are you limited to Aero handguards? How would you be able to tell if a handguard would fit?
To clarify... Their regular upper IS the threaded one. It isn't proprietary. This one in this deal is not proprietary... it's a normal threaded upper like any other you see out there. The M4E1 designation is just fancy styling... Sharp lines, etc...
The enhanced ones have a barrel nut built in... It is semi proprietary but not just to Aero... Lots of handguards use that style of barrel nut. Not sure what the designation is without digging around and I'm a bit short on time right now. The difference is, the barrel nut is part of the upper and the nut that clamps down the barrel is inside of that. It's pretty badass. Makes building the upper suuuper easy and once it is built, the handguards is rock solid enough to mount an optic... Magnifier, scope, red dot, etc to. You're no longer limited to keeping everything on the rail that is part of the upper.
I'm holding out for deals on the R-One, hoping black Friday will see better prices.
the R-One has been OOO from Aero for months, apparently they're super backed up on production. I'm waiting for one as well in FDE
Just ordered the 12in version of this for $200 from aero's some yesterday after I got their email. Oops.