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1967c10
01-12-2011, 12:17
Well I guess the title is simple and to the point. I am building my first AR and on a budget as alot of people are. Was not really planning to build an AR right now, but got a good deal on a DPMS lower, a bushmaster parts kit and a DPMS stock. So now its time for a upper. Locally I can get a CMMG 14.5 inch Government Profile Upper Mid-Length for $400 and a 16" version for $450. Just wondering if it would be a good buy and if it is a quality piece or not.

The plans for the gun are to be a plinker and to be a short range gun that is easy to carry when out hunting long range coyotes with my Rem 700. So all thoughts are much appreciated, thanks!

screaminbeagle
01-12-2011, 12:26
youll be fine....cmmg sells rounded ammers for 20.00.....add it to your cart as well....

msoprano
01-12-2011, 12:46
I've got a cmmg middy that runs great. Sounds like a good price too.

NeverMore1701
01-12-2011, 13:09
You could probably find better quality for the money.

cmslone
01-12-2011, 13:55
Does that $400 include the BCG and handguards?

1967c10
01-12-2011, 18:58
Yup it does include the hand guards and if I understand correctly what a BCG is (bear with me i'm a little green on AR's), then yes, because it is ready to put on a lower and go shoot.

cmslone
01-12-2011, 20:56
That seems like a decent price then. I had a 16" carbine and had no problems with it.

AFPD118
01-13-2011, 07:01
CMMG is decent

mixflip
01-13-2011, 10:17
Back in the day CMMG used to be the "BCM" of its time.

duncan
01-13-2011, 10:24
Good brand. Why not?

If you like mid-lengths.

You know, police trade-in AR15 rifles (complete rifles) can be had for $600 if you keep your ear to the ground:tongueout:

thisaway
01-13-2011, 10:46
I have two CMMG lowers and have had no problems with them.

youngAR
01-13-2011, 11:27
Their quality is pretty good but their cs sucks. I now use Daniel Defense and Bravo Co..

mjkeat
01-13-2011, 11:39
Good brand. Why not?

If you like mid-lengths.

You know, police trade-in AR15 rifles (complete rifles) can be had for $600 if you keep your ear to the ground:tongueout:

How shot out are these Police trade-ins? I'm hoping they are because that says they were training properly.

Their quality is pretty good but their cs sucks. I now use Daniel Defense and Bravo Co..

CS is as important if not more so than anything. I'm guessing BCM and DD have good CS because their CS people get excited to hear a phone ring. It must get boring for them sitting and waiting. Their management probably has them doing medial tasks around the office to keep them busy. :supergrin:

mvician
01-13-2011, 14:52
Back in the day CMMG used to be the "BCM" of its time.


:rofl:


CMMG has never been the "BCM" of any time period.

mixflip
01-13-2011, 21:26
:rofl:


CMMG has never been the "BCM" of any time period.

Well not in quality, but in popularity. I remember there used to be a buzz about CMMG but that buzz has long since died.

1967c10
01-14-2011, 11:04
Well I ended up going with the CMMG upper, picked it up yesterday and it fits really nice on the DPMS lower I put together. Its a 16" stainless barrel and I added a carry handle, just going to run iron sights for now. Looks nice as a complete package. Let me know your thoughts.

This is my first AR and am VERY excited to finally have one of my own, never even shot one before, so it should be a blast to get on the range and see how it works.

http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp99/1967c10/ar2.jpg
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp99/1967c10/ar1.jpg

fuzzy03cls
01-14-2011, 12:20
Outstanding deal for that upper.
CMMG had some quality control problems maybe 3 years ago that tainted their name. That's where negative comments come from.
My goto AR has a CMMG 14.5 upper. I have never had any problem.

mjkeat
01-14-2011, 13:00
Outstanding deal for that upper.
CMMG had some quality control problems maybe 3 years ago that tainted their name. That's where negative comments come from.
My goto AR has a CMMG 14.5 upper. I have never had any problem.

I just mounted an Aimpoint in a Larue mount on a CMMG upper. The mount has some play in it while mounted on the upper. Something is out of spec. and I dont think its the mount. I doubt the upper is 3 y/o either considering it was just purchased.

K. Foster
01-14-2011, 14:33
I just mounted an Aimpoint in a Larue mount on a CMMG upper. The mount has some play in it while mounted on the upper.

Try tightening the bolt that holds your locking lever on.

deputy tom
01-14-2011, 15:06
Well I ended up going with the CMMG upper, picked it up yesterday and it fits really nice on the DPMS lower I put together. Its a 16" stainless barrel and I added a carry handle, just going to run iron sights for now. Looks nice as a complete package. Let me know your thoughts.

This is my first AR and am VERY excited to finally have one of my own, never even shot one before, so it should be a blast to get on the range and see how it works.

http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp99/1967c10/ar2.jpg
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp99/1967c10/ar1.jpg

I like it.If you are happy then I am happy.Heck I've even been excited with a Bushmaster.tom.:cool:

mjkeat
01-14-2011, 15:09
Try tightening the bolt that holds your locking lever on.

I tried that w/ no luck.

remember911
01-14-2011, 17:57
send it back

fuzzy03cls
01-14-2011, 18:43
And keep in mind the rail is part of the upper receiver. Those are sourced from most likely CMT. All CMMG does is add a barrel, parts etc.

remember911
01-14-2011, 19:31
I think CMMG still gets thier stuff from LMT or they did when i worked for them.

thermocafe
01-15-2011, 16:19
I think CMMG still gets thier stuff from LMT or they did when i worked for them.

Huh, very interesting...

NeverMore1701
01-15-2011, 16:22
Well according to a couple of recent threads, both CMMG and DSA are re-branded LMT.... Not buying it.

HAIL CAESAR
01-15-2011, 18:12
CMMG used to be rebadged DPMS........ with good CS.
Now who knows what rebadged product they are ....and their Customer Service is close to criminal.

Ruggles
01-15-2011, 20:44
Hmmmm

I have a LMT upper on a CMMG lower no issues yet. I guess with the interchangeability of AR parts and everybody and their granny making them now their is probably more inbreeding in the AR industry than in Arkansas & Kentucky combined.

NeverMore1701
01-15-2011, 21:02
Hmmmm

I have a LMT upper on a CMMG lower no issues yet. I guess with the interchangeability of AR parts and everybody and their granny making them now their is probably more inbreeding in the AR industry than in Arkansas & Kentucky combined.

Seeing as the upper is the important part, I'm not at all surprised that your LMT is fine :cool: