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Im building another AR since the Colt is starting to show some age and I'd really like to keep it as nice as possible for my kid(s) to enjoy as much as i did, and i was wondering if anyone could help me out.

Im trying to build another 20 inch HBAR model, and i was wondering where the best place would be to buy an upper? Im done with the tacticool stage and im just looking for a fixed carry handle upper.

I had an olympic arms guy living by me i was buddies with who i could get parts from, but he has since moved to texas so i lost that help...

So any advice or links would be appreciated.
 

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Even though im only 17, i REALLY want my kid(s) to have that COLT. It was passed down to me, and i'd love to pass it down to my kids if i have the chance.

We have a 16 inch AR already in the safe, but i just figured the mini would make a nice addition since i had to get rid of my mini 30.
 

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What do you expect to wear out on the Colt? Unless you're shooting full auto or doing a ton or competition shooting it's doubtful you'll wear out anything other than springs and that's a normal wear item in any gun.

Model 1 sales has has some issues with out of spec uppers and Olympic has never had a great reputation. If you want quality, go with one of the bigger names such as Bravo Company, Rock River or Palmetto State Armory (they're expecting 20" barrels in next month or so- I'm looking to build another A2 myself). Sorry, just not a fan of the minis and yes I've owned two of them. If funds are limited I'd consider than even more of a reason to stay with a common platform.
 
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