BCM 14.5″ Mid-Length AR-15 with Magpul Mid-Length Handguard and VLTOR Mod-Stock – Aimpoint Comp C3 2 MOA Red Dot and Magpul Rear BUIS

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BCM 14.5

Just completed my first build with parts I’ve been collecting for the past 7 months… it was easier than I thought for the most part.  I went with a complete upper from Bravo Company and built the lower using a stripped receiver I purchased from the Outpost Armory in TN and a lower parts kit.  I got a great deal on a VLTOR stock and completed the stock assembly with BCM parts.

The Magpul mid-length guards have been out of stock since I started looking 7 months ago and I didn’t really want to spend the money on a nice quad rail… luckily, the MOE guards became available a few weeks ago and I could not be happier with them. They feel great and look much better than I anticipated. I’ve read numerous accounts that an H3 buffer is incredible and reliable on this particular upper so I will give it a try and report my results.

BCM 14.5 Inch Mid Length AR-15

The Parts:

  • BCM 14.5″ upper with permanent flash hider, 1/7 twist chrome lined barrel
  • BCM Bolt Carrier Group and Charging Handle
  • YHM Stripped Lower
  • DPMS Lower Parts Kit
  • Magpul MOE Mid-Length Handguard
  • VLTOR Modstock
  • BCM Mil-Spec Extension Tube Kit with H3 Buffer

I followed the tutorials at Brownells and AR-15.com… very helpful! I didn’t have all of the “recommended” tools but I did just fine with a brass hammer and some punches. I should have taped a bit more to avoid some scratches but I’m overall pretty satisfied for my first lower build.

I’ve yet to decide on an optic or rear sight and will be getting the pad that goes on the VLTOR stock. I will probably tweak some accessories in the near future such as the grip and trigger guard.

Range report to follow!


UPDATE: The rifle is nicely balanced and shoots fantastic! The magpul rear BUIS and the Aimpoint Comp C3 2 moa complete the package and give a perfect lower 1/3 co-witness.  I’m very impressed with the Larue Tactical LT-150 mount, it seems incredibly sturdy.  I had realized in the first set of photos that my castle nut was on backwards, easy fix.  I also swapped the stock trigger guard that came with the parts kit for the Magpul MOE version.  I’ve got 220 rounds of cheap russian ammo through the rifle and zero problems so far.  It’s amazing how smooth this rifle shoots!

Added Parts:

  • Aimpoint Comp C3 2 MOA
  • Magpul Rear Flip-Up BUIS
  • Larue Tactical LT-150 Aimpoint Mount
  • Magpul MOE Trigger Guard


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