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Bear Creek Arsenal AR-15 Complete Upper

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MPN: AR15-UPPER |  Email to a Friend
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Product Specs

Barrel: Chrome Moly Vanadium M4 Feed Ramps 16" Length 1x9 Twist A2 Flash Hider Parkerized Finish A2 Front Sight Base Threaded Muzzle M4 Profile Barrel Chamber: 5.56 X 45 mm (.223 Remington ) Bolt And Carrier: Parkerized 8620 Steel Carrier Assembly Heat Treated and Plated Mil-Spec Handguards: Carbine Length Single Heat Shield Upper Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum A3 Flat Top with M4 Feed Ramps Parkerized Mil-Spec Ejection Port Cover and Round Forward Assist Right Hand Ejection

Country of Manufacture United States
License Requirement None
Manufacturer Bear Creek Arsenal
Mfg. Part Number AR15-UPPER
UPC 000000000000
Caliber/Gauge .223 / 5.56
Barrel Length 16"
Threaded Barrel Yes
Free Shipping No
Flat Rate Shipping No

Bear Creek Arsenal AR-15 Complete Upper

Availability: In Stock

  |  Item #: UAM41619-15SHG
MPN: AR15-UPPER |  Email to a Friend
Typically Ships by Next Business Day if you order within the next 4 hours and 33 minutes  

Complete AR-15 Flat Top Upper .223 / 5.56 caliber for AR-15 rifle. Ready to drop in and push pin on AR lower.

Don't forget the sights, mags and other essential accessories!

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MSRP: $399.99  | Your Price:

Regular Price: $319.99

Special Price: $279.99

MSRP: $399.99  | Your Price:

Regular Price: $319.99

Special Price: $279.99


Made in the USA

Brutus' Description

These are really nice, function tested, and ready to drop in to any AR-15 lower and start firing...

Upper is machined from 7075-T6 forgings that are hard coat anodized for wear and scratch resistance meeting MIL SPEC.

Barrels drilled, reamed and buttoned from 4140, 4150 Chrome Moly, Chrome Moly Vanadium per MIL –B-11595E or 416 stainless gun quality steel then stress relieved prior to contouring and chambering.

Twist rate is 1 in 9. The barrels are chambered in the highly desireable .223 Wylde  and therefore chambered for and suitable for firing either the Nato 5.56 designation or the .223 Remington commercial round. 

The head space is set and the barrel is tested for straightness using a 6” drop pin gage.

The steel barrel assemblies are Parkerized to eliminate rusting. Bolts machined from tool steel, hardened and tempered to provide maximum wear characteristics then Parkerized to eliminate rusting.

Bolt carriers machined from 8620 gun quality steel, heat treated and tempered to maximize strength and wear characteristics then Parkerized to eliminate rusting. These work great with our complete lowers...

The barrels on these are made from 4140 cold rolled steel and are rated at a barrel life of approximately 150,000 rounds. They are very top end. 

They are not chrome lined as most AR-'s are not. Chrome lining on modern rifles is typically used where there is a high probability of corrosive ammo being used such as AK type rifles chambered for foreign calibers.  Since chrome lining may slightly affect accuracy, and since most AR-15 rifles are designed with accuracy as a benchmark, 
and since virtually all .223 / 5.56 NATO is non corrosive...most AR manufacturers do not chrome line barrels. 
 
* No FFL required on the uppers as they are not the serial numbered part and not considered a firearm.  These can ship directly to the end user.

Manufacturer's Description

AR-15 Complete Upper, Flat Top Upper by Bear Creek Arsenal

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Product Specs

Barrel: Chrome Moly Vanadium M4 Feed Ramps 16" Length 1x9 Twist A2 Flash Hider Parkerized Finish A2 Front Sight Base Threaded Muzzle M4 Profile Barrel Chamber: 5.56 X 45 mm (.223 Remington ) Bolt And Carrier: Parkerized 8620 Steel Carrier Assembly Heat Treated and Plated Mil-Spec Handguards: Carbine Length Single Heat Shield Upper Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum A3 Flat Top with M4 Feed Ramps Parkerized Mil-Spec Ejection Port Cover and Round Forward Assist Right Hand Ejection

Country of Manufacture United States
License Requirement None
Manufacturer Bear Creek Arsenal
Mfg. Part Number AR15-UPPER
UPC 000000000000
Caliber/Gauge .223 / 5.56
Barrel Length 16"
Threaded Barrel Yes
Free Shipping No
Flat Rate Shipping No

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Great budget upper
Review by Shawn on 4/1/2016
Quality
Love this upper. Dropped right into place.Very dependable and accurate. I would definitely suggest it.
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Review by alfred on 2/9/2017
Quality
fast delivery just as advertised and dropped right in cant be happier
Outstanding
Review by Mark on 2/5/2017
Quality
I bought two of these and I am extremely pleased with this product. They both dropped right in to my E3 lowers which I also purchased from CF. Great products and superb customer service. If you are on the fence about whether or not to buy this upper, just buy it, you will love it. My buddy saw mine and saw the groups I shot with it and he bought one the next day. Yes, they are that good, thank you BCA and CF for bringing such a great product to market.
Great Upper!!
Review by Justin on 1/3/2017
Quality
This upper is prettt darn good!! For the money you can't really best it to be honest. I have had friends who have been shooting AR's for years and have said this upper shoots better than some that they have paid over x4 the price of what I paid for this upper. It's very accurate, shoots whatever I want thru it (brass and steel case) and she keeps begging to be shot. I love the thing I'm certainly going to order a second. I'd say only improvement I could say about the upper is the feed ramps for the bullets to feed Into the chamber could be a bit smoother coming from the factory. But safe to say they don't those kinda things to keep cost down. Also on Classic firearms end they didn't handle shipping well on this, they dropped the ball big time taking over a week to ship it out and ordered plenty of time before the x mas rush. I felt they could have made me whole for having to call back 4 times and being told it will ship out next 2 days every time I spoke to them. But it is what it is i guess, I gave 4 stars due to that reason.
A Bear Of An Upper
Review by JD590 on 10/4/2016
Quality
First time AR15 builder here looking for a quality/budget complete upper assembly. Found the CF/BCA offering to be such a great deal with standard mil-spec quality.
Paired with a Aero Precision Gen 2 lower was the perfect match.
Have gone with an olive drab theme, and named my rifle: Olive Oyl. (see photo w/BRM t-shirt, titled Me and Olive Oyl).

With the barrel and BCG being considered the heart & soul of an AR15, found the BCA upper assy performed flawlessly at the range. Initially zeroing with a 25 Meter Zeroing Target for M4 Carbine, using Federal Lake City 5.56 XM193 55gr. 10 shots on the black silhouette and 8 just outside of the silhouette. Very minor elevation & windage adjustments to achieve zero. The BCG appears to be mil-spec phosphate, nothing fancy. Cleaned and lubricated with grease, it ran perfectly.

In closing I'd recommend this BCA Upper Assembly to any first time builder or anyone looking for a quality/budget upper.

Thank You Classic Firearms. JD590 & Olive Oyl.
"Slick as a whistle"
Review by R.T. on 7/18/2016
Quality
Fits great, flawless operation. Bear Creek gets my vote.
Ordered Another One
Review by Cherokee on 7/11/2016
Quality
I bought this upper more than a year ago, but just got around to firing it last week. It's been 20+ years since I last fired the M16/AR15 platform in the military. I felt like a kid again, and firing this gun was a real joy. It fit well and worked flawlessly on my Anderson lower. I fired 20 consecutive rounds with iron sights into a 2.5" group at a 25 yard indoor range, using .223 UMC Remington 55 grain, and that was crouching down to the rifle on the bench. It was too high to sight from a chair, and too low to sight standing, so I placed one knee in the chair and crouched down to the rifle, so body position was not optimal, and head tilt was awkward for gaining a proper sight picture. I have no doubt that with a little practice and better body positioning, I'll be easily shooting tight groups at 100+yards with iron sights. I've never used an optic of any kind,...ever (call me old school), but I may try a red dot on this one after I get my iron sight mojo back. Anyway, I liked this upper so much, I just ordered another one last week for my wife. I can hardly wait to get her shooting and loving it. Since Classic Firearms is only an hour and a half away, my future orders will be phoned in and picked up at their local FFL affiliate. You can't go wrong with this upper. Get one. You'll love it. With recent events, prices are creeping upward and availability is showing some stress, so don't wait until prices are too high, availability is scarce, or things are restricted. My last order was $20 more than my first one.
Exceeds expentations!
Review by Al on 7/9/2016
Quality
Great item from an outstanding company with surperb customer service!!! This upper was just what the doc ordered to finish my project. Great quality and hasen't missed a beat with any type ammo I put through it! On par accuracy with any thing else on the market.
Quality Budget Upper
Review by 02vtx1800 on 7/2/2016
Quality
This seems to be a fairly high quality upper for those on a budget. Fit is good and the finish is ok. I'm a little worried about the longevity of this finish. It had numerous scratches from I guess being handled as it was assembled and delivered and shipped. I'm a little disappointed that the upper wasn't flawless, but at this price, and for the fact that its going to be used on a field gun anyway, its not the end of the world. One note on being "ready to drop in and fire". Not quite. My upper was dripping in oil, which isn't a bad thing really, but if this upper is being purchased by someone new to firearms it is worth mentioning that this really needs to be cleaned before use. Overall a decent quality upper that I suspect will be a good plinking/ranch gun at a price that pretty much matches buying all of the mil-spec parts separately.
Great Deal
Review by David on 6/8/2016
Quality
A great buy. I bought my lower a month earlier to help split the cost up.
Finally took it to the range and it worked flawless.
Complete upper
Review by Jameshall on 6/8/2016
Quality
Very nice upper great price. Will bye again
Great Upper, No Complaints
Review by Cal on 5/30/2016
Quality
I bought this upper from MidwayUSA last year to put on a Omega3 polymer lower I bought from ClassicFirearms. Both the lower and the upper perform beautifully. I built my whole rifle (plus my carry handle) for $470. You can't beat that. No technical talk on the upper, just a good, reliable shooter.

DO NOT buy TAPCO AR-15 Gen II Magazines if you are purchasing this upper. I made that mistake, and went through a bunch of blades trimming the catch on the magazines. You can slap the mag in, and rack a round fine (most of the time), but if you don't trim them, you will not be able to lock the bolt back, load your magazine, and press the bolt release. It won't work. So don't buy those magazines with this upper.
Exactly what I was looking for.
Review by Roaddawg on 5/14/2016
Quality
Perfect fit, dropped right in place. Smooth cycle.
Update after 450 rounds
Review by James on 4/11/2016
Quality
I still give it five stars for the value but the extractor pin broke after less than 600 rounds!? Noticed while cleaning today the little pin that holds the extractor in is broken so I will spend the 12 bucks and get an upgrade no big deal. Someone else posted on here that advice to change the extractor spring, I will add my advice and change the damn pin as well!! Still a great gun and holding a zero dead on after 4 trips , 3 to range and one to the ranch. Haven't had one FTF or FTE nothing but bang bang so far we still love this gun for the money. Have tried 20 rds steel case but everything else has been brass, .223 , 5.56 surplus, hand load, 10 year old stuff, you name it, 15 different types, new 62 gr, old 62 grain, import, domestic, hand loaded, it doesn't seem to care what you feed it as we have literally dug out any and every type of old ammo we can find in the garage. No FTF none. Love it.
Bear Creek Upper
Review by Nutbustd on 4/4/2016
Quality
After 28 years in the Army you do learn a few things about weapons and quality. This Bear Creek appears to be very well built and nicely finished. I am going to use the Anderson anodized 80% lower. I will finish it myself. Use All Anderson parts for the lower with American made adjustable UTG stock. This stock w/buffer tube etc will be all mil-spec. Looking to use Japanese made Weaver scope. Wolff springs for the trigger. This should be a pretty darn good shooter for the total amount of money. This should look really nice next to my new M-16 Stag. I think it will be time to build another with another Bear Creek upper.
Great Quality for a Great Price
Review by GotTheFoil on 3/26/2016
Quality
Great fit and finish, perfect mate for my Seekins Precision lower. Don't let the price fool you, this is truly a great deal. 300 rounds in and zero problems.... I think we have a keeper! Classic Firearms is top notch, fast shipping and great service.

Buy with confidence.

bear creek arsenal upper
Review by Michael on 3/23/2016
Quality
This upper is great for the price, I live in WA and it took 7 days for me to receive. only a couple things to gripe about, the charging handle was nicked in some spots and the shipping box was not padded nor protected very well. the upper still showed up in good shape. It mounted up to my aero precision lower nice and tight. I would recommend this upper to anyone looking to build a budget rifle.
Great upper!
Review by Jason on 3/11/2016
Quality
The part was received as advertised the only discouraging part was the shipping time the upper sat in line for five day's before it shipped out... I know kinda a small gripe but I read reviews on here all the time about how quick shipping is and so far every time I've ordered from Classic the shipping time has been longer than expected however all that aside I'm a happy customer!
Works Great
Review by James on 1/23/2016
Quality
Update to my previous review. After 300+ rounds I have had no FTF or hiccups of any kind, using the cheapest lower on the whole inter net, a poly omega I got here for $109 and five different kinds of 55 gr and 62 gr ammo. Gun shoots straight and holds a tight group at 100 yards open sights. Would buy again.
Bear Creek Arsenal Complete Upper
Review by Robert on 1/22/2016
Quality
Fit my Core 15 lower perfect only put 300 rounds through it so far not one problem except my wife likes it more than I thought she would so looks I will be getting another one.
Excellent upper
Review by Alec on 1/22/2016
Quality
My only gripe is the cheap charging handle. Other than that it's flawless. Shot 90 rounds of Russian steel case without a hitch. Fit to my omega e3 lower nicely.

If you didn't get one, you're missing out. Great value for the money and a great way to build a cheap and accurate AR carbine.
Low Budget High Quality
Review by James on 1/6/2016
Quality
This is a nice set up for the money. I wanted to build a low budget AR since I have others and I put this together with a $100 lower and it looks fine to me. I will review again after I shoot for a while since that is the true test but fit and finish looks good and I like the damn thing already. Stop whining and blow the dust off your wallet and buy one already? Have it shipped to a local FFL and don't tell your wife. C'mon, we aren't picking out drapes here buy one while you can...
very good upper
Review by adam on 1/4/2016
Quality
This was my first build. I have to say this upper fit perfectly on my Anderson lower.
customer service
Review by Daniel on 12/8/2015
Quality
I had a silly question about the shipping and when I called the lady on the phone was so nice and helped me with my silly question. 1st time using classic and I know that all the good reviews are real. Thank u classic waiting to receive my order and I'll review the upper
Run's good! fit's bayonet ring mod
Review by Tilly on 12/2/2015
Quality
This is a great upper. I have put about 3000 rounds mixed between steel and brass case 223/5.56. This tool held up really well. also put a bayonet ring behind the brake that securely hold's a G.I. bayonet. Good deal
Awesome
Review by Sandy Ray on 10/29/2015
Quality
Super quick shipping, three test fired brass shipped with it. Could have asked for more for the money. Will finish review after this weekend.
Looks Great!
Review by John on 10/19/2015
Quality
Just got my upper today. Great service! Looks really good! Will have to finish review later once my build. Will take awhile going slow as this is my first one.
Awsome
Review by perry on 10/2/2015
Quality
Just got my upper today and slapped it on my lower perfect fit now just to take it to the range but overall vary nice upper fit an finish exalent
Outstanding.
Review by zak macfarlane on 9/27/2015
Quality
If you're reading this, you should just go ahead and buy this complete upper. Link it up with any complete lower and you're great to go. Runs great. Accurate. High quality materials.
Great Buy!!
Review by Big H on 9/25/2015
Quality
Bought one of these for a build I did for my dad and he couldn't be happier with it. Stuck it on a PSA lower and they married well. A complete upper of this quality for $300?? Its a no brainer and you should buy these while you they are available. Thinking about getting another one just to hold onto. On a side note..CF sent me the wrong item at first and their response was top notch. Easy to deal with and fast to solve the problem. I've dealt with other companies customer service and its been a nightmare. CF was simple and pleasant to deal with. Got to give a shout out to William B. with customer service, Thanks Again!!
Cant beat it
Review by Jordan on 9/1/2015
Quality
Purchased 2 of these for builds for buddies. I put together a very budget minded rifle for both of them. These uppers have functioned slawlessy so far, they came perfectly packed and not over wet. I snaked the barrells mounted on a couple composite lowers (not from here wish i did). The lowers had a lot of clearance issues but when i mounted the upper to my dpms lowers and anderson lowers they mated perfect and were ready to shoot. Out of the box cold bore the groops were tight and close. Ran the bcg wet for the first mag then broke down for heavy cleaning the machining is excellent, material looks great. I will be buying more of these very soon. Props to bear creek for putting together an excellent affordable ar upper. I can tell you inside of 200 yards it gives my big 4 figure rifles a run for the money.
Cheap and reliable complete upper.
Review by Vq35ftw on 8/30/2015
Quality
Super fast shipping. This was my first build and i couldnt be more pleased with thos product. Ran close to 1000 rounds through it. Both 223 and 556. Mostly factory seconds ammunition and it ate every thing i have put through it. It has preformed flawless. I paired it up with a Anderson lower with psa lower parts kit. It had a tight fit on the rear takedown pin were i had to use a punch the first few times to field striped it but after it wore in i can now push it with my thumb and it will come out with a nice snug fit to it. Don't hesitate on buying this upper if you want a well build piece that is reliable!!!!
Ordered Sunday, Shot it Friday- in Minnesota. That's service!
Review by Tom on 8/16/2015
Quality
Just buy it- if it's in stock! I hesitated for weeks, looking at the reviews. I finally went over all the options, looked at their reviews, and figured these might be my best option. Many other suppliers don't keep up with the supplies in stock, and sell what they don't have- not these guys. This upper went right on my Stag lower, Nice fit! I ended up spending $450 to build a nice carbine! Shot 2 magazines of PPU .223 Rem- No worries, No flaws, Just reliable accuracy so far- Love It!
Excellent all the way
Review by John on 8/11/2015
Quality
Received my Bear Creek Upper yesterday and I can't say enough of how well pleased I am with the upper and customer service of Classic Firearms. The fit and finish of the upper is top notch. I mated it with an Anderson lower and the fit was great. I have owned lots of AR's over the years and most of them were higher end AR's. The quality of this upper is just as good as one of my higher end AR's.
If your building a new AR on a budget, then you can't go wrong with the Bear Creek .223 WYLDE upper for the cost. Exceptional. Haven't fired it yet, but as soon as I get a chance I will do another review on this upper..
As for Classic Firearms, you get a great buy plus exceptional customer service! You can't go wrong with a good Christian company as Classic Firearms.
Very happy
Review by Craig on 7/17/2015
Quality
Ordered one of these a few months back to pair up with my first lower build. It fit up nice and snug. Added the carry handle open rear sight since I like the traditional look and picked up some of the WPA .223 sold by Classic. First trip out put 60 rounds through it with no problems at all. Just shooting from standing position at a rough target nailed to a tree on my parents farm, but nice grouping for a hack marksman like me with no adjustment to the sights at all. Couldn't be happier so far.
Hands down best upper for the price!
Review by 122david on 6/23/2015
Quality
I was looking to build an AR for tactical and hunting purposes and found that this upper is exceptionally reliable and accurate. It was delivered quickly and I was able to track it the whole way to my door, thank you classic firearms. If you want to build your own rifle and are looking for a good deal, look no further. Would give it 6 stars if I could.
Incredible deal
Review by Rattlebucket on 6/10/2015
Quality
Built my first AR a few months ago and started with all mil spec lower and Bear Creek AR15 complete upper. I built my entire set up for under $450, which is insane. Originally I installed my hammer spring backwards so I was having some misfires. Once I reinstalled the lower parts kit correctly, I have been rapid firing and hitting my target fairly consistently. I have put approx. 300 rounds through it and just ordered 500 more from CF last week.

The upper performs flawless now and I am extremely satisfied. My next build was going to be a different caliber, but I think now, for the price of these uppers I am going to build a twin for my current set up.

You won't be disappointed with this upper. Also, Classic Firearms is a breeze to deal with. If I remember correctly, I believe once I submitted my order, I had my completed upper(shipped wet) in hand in approx. 4-5 weeks.
Great value. best bang for buck!
Review by Ernesto on 5/20/2015
Quality
I personally was looking for a starter ar15. Saw this upper and also bought a omega 15 lower to pair the two. For a lightweight and inexpensive build. Both help up amazing ran it 3 times about 150 each time. Still shoots true and have zero regrets. Clean up was standard for an ar15. But no unsual wear. Great upper will buy another when in stock.
Great upper for the price
Review by Steelcowboy on 4/22/2015
Quality
Fantastic upper for the price will be buying more
Bear creek complete upper
Review by Mark on 4/21/2015
Quality
Shipping was good! Shipped well packed upper fitted right to my lower receiver no problem. Finnish is great! A little greasy but i cleaned it up and resprayed bcg with remington dri lube with teflon. Very pleased that the bcg is for a full auto lower just incase. Heatguard is a little lose but reasonable. The a2 front sight looks like it is slightly cocked to the left, but is reasonable for price point. Test fired today 40 rounds of 5.56!! Operated flawlessly, thats what counts too!! Thanks classic firearms!! Built this ar with an anderson lower for $465 total cost. Assembled lower myself too!! Best priced ar complete upper that i could find!! Once again Thanks classic firearms!! Anyone that wsnts a n upper that is reasonably priced buy a bear creek arsenal upper!!! Definitly have a returning customer!!!
Excellent Service & Great Quality
Review by Lupe on 4/18/2015
Quality
I just bought this complete upper and matched it to a us arms complete lower......it fitted perfectly both pieces were totally complete so all I needed was a magazine and rear sight. I'm eager to shoot it, I'll post video later. Total cost of build under $450.00.
Very, very pleased
Review by Timothy on 2/25/2015
Quality
Only took about a week and a half to receive. Only because classic firearms was so backed up with orders, but I don't blame them. If everything they ship out is of the quality I received, I can see why. Packaged very well, very wet, the BCG was a tad dry but nothing a little gun oil won't cure. Fits nice and tight on my spikes lower. Only problem I have is I don't have enough money to buy more. Over all very, very pleased with quality and time between order and delivery. Keep up the good work classic, and you have another life long customer.
Very happy
Review by Mikeyman on 2/23/2015
Quality
After building many AR platform rifles I have used many uppers, this upper is very high quality even with the low price. I would be lying if I wasnt a sceptic at first. But as soon as the upper hit my hands I was very very impressed with its build and finish. Wow.
Great Complete Upper
Review by Kolbie on 2/14/2015
Quality
Ordered this upper assembly, and waited for the shipping notification. After awhile I didn't receive one, so I called them up and they explained that they had an issue with the stock levels. They quickly fixed the issue and shipped my the upper, received it 2 days later. Great service!

Upper showed up wet as others have said, mounted to my daughters AR, took it out to the range and put 300 rounds through it. Not a SINGLE malfunction. Nice, tight shot groups.
I will definately be ordering another one, as soon as they come back in stock!
Great upper at a great price
Review by Alan on 1/29/2015
Quality
I purchased two of these uppers and they look great. I will be honest that I did have to return them for a warranty issue and I have to say the service I received was exceptional. They were very quick to respond, called me with an update and had them shipped back within 4 days. I would recommend these to anyone. Great job Bear Creek Arsenal in standing behind your great product!!!
great upper
Review by Chris on 1/27/2015
Quality
This is a great upper. Very accurate and reliable. Shoots the cheap stuff with bullet holes touching. Very nice fit and finish and has an actual m16 bolt carrier! Get one.
Happy with my purchase
Review by Mike D on 1/26/2015
Quality
Got mine today. Gotta say I'm pleasantly surprised with the fit and finish with this upper. I hope it functions as well as it looks. Like other have said it comes well oiled. Packaging was also done very well. Thanks Classic Firearms.
2nd bear creek upper ive purchased
Review by caine on 1/1/2015
Quality
This is the 2nd Bear Creek upper I have purchased. Also off of my suggestion a few friends have ordered and received theirs as well. Very Happy with all . Fires anything I feed it. The Reason for 4 star rateing is gas key for BCG on the second upper I purchased was Field Staked. (First was properly Staked.) No big deal. Best Bang for your buck and then some. If your sitting on the fence on this buy, stop waiting and purchase. Thanks ClassicFirearms for a great deal and very prompt and friendly service.
Awesome bargain!
Review by MSianez on 10/25/2014
Quality
What an awesome upper! I bought this awhile back and finally got a chance to go out to the range and test it out. I ran about 300 rounds through it and it functioned flawlessly. The ammo I used was PMC bronze, PMC X-tac AP, PPU and Silver Bear with no problems. I would recommend this to anyone doing a budget build because this thing shoots the cheap stuff like a champ and just works, plain and simple. When I first got it I cleaned it with frog lubed it, which is another amazing product I recommend. Very satisfied with this purchase and I'm sure I'll buy another when I get the funds together.
You cannot beat this deal!
Review by David on 10/15/2014
Quality
What a fantastic upper half. $326 delivered! Excellent construction.
Amazing for the price
Review by AR15shooter on 9/28/2014
Quality
For something you pay $310 for and get the BCG and charging handle. This thing cant be beat. First off i cleaned the rifle and used my own CLP. I went to the range and fired about 500 rounds though it the first trip and had zero issues. Not one FTF, FTE, jam, ect. I even had this thing smoking hot. I will probably buy another one when i decide i want a "tactical" AR
Very Nice
Review by Edd on 9/13/2014
Quality
This was my first upper purchase and it came very well oiled. When I put it on my lower it fit nice and tight. I would say every one should buy at least one. I have shot a lot of these and this one ranks right up there with all of the popular brands. No problems with any ammunition cheap ammo, reloads it all shoots the same.
Grate deal
Review by matt on 8/16/2014
Quality
what a steal worth every dime. I put it on a Omni lower fits like a glove.
Warning
Review by Cdr on 8/15/2014
Quality
When I bought this upper the bcg was wet so I cleaned it up and put some clp on it went out shooting federal fired first 10 rounds then the bcg started sticking anyways the carrier in these aren't the best quality I put a spikes tactical bcg in it that I already had! fired about 500 rounds now without a failure overall happy with my purchase
Very Good
Review by Dave on 8/12/2014
Quality
I've owned several Ar platform rifles in the past and bought this one on a whim. Set the upper on my lower and so far, only put a little over 100 rounds of cheap ammo through it. First 20 or 30 rounds, I suffered several failure to feeds but everything else worked flawlessly. After the feed ramps started to smooth out, every other round I fired, chambered and ejected with no problems. Fit and finish looks good other than some gouging on the charging handle like others have mentioned. I believe as it wears, it will only get better. $300 complete upper that works this good..... I should have purchased a few more.
Great deal
Review by David on 8/6/2014
Quality
Upper looks great! Very good fit and finish. Seems to be very solidly put together. Haven't had a chance to take it to the range, still waiting on a lower. Classic firearms customer service is fantastic! Unfortunately had to do two different returns due to some stupid mistakes on my part, but the people on the phone were very helpful and polite. Will definitely be buying from you guys again!
great upper for a great price
Review by Dylan on 8/4/2014
Quality
I just received mine today and I'm very happy with the quality. It's a nice tight fit. I haven't shot it yet and will be a while before I can. (I live in liberal land)
Wonderful for the price
Review by Jwarden on 7/17/2014
Quality
Purchased this upper to go with my spikes honey badger lower. Very pleased with this upper and will be buying more from classic again. Gun came very oily and could have used a little more packaging. Hopefully Bear Creek gets back to me on the charging handle's condition. As i stated in my video the charging handle had a significant amount of burring metal where the handle meets the upper. From what i can see in others pictures my handle may be defective however i am unsure. I really wish i would have gone out on a limb and bought the package with everything but the lower; i am very impressed with the upper and its quality. Best 300 i have ever spent on a rifle by far. Hand guard could be replaced with a better system for a little more money. I'm hoping classic will be willing to send me the rest of the parts that come in the package deal for some money on my end! For a starting package you will not find a better deal anywhere else, believe me, i have looked. Great starter rifle!
Great Upper
Review by Michael on 7/16/2014
Quality
Just got this in today, and I love it! Good quality for a good price. Shipping was fast and painless, will be ordering again from classic firearms
Can't beat the price!
Review by Mike H. on 7/12/2014
Quality
Recently purchased this compete upper for a budget build and was not disappointed. Feeds and cycles steel ammo without a fuss. Accuracy is good for a carbine. Bcg is of good quality. The only issue I had was that the charging handle was nicked on one side, but it didn't affect anything. Highly recommend to anyone getting into the platform, or just looking to build a cheap range gun. Well done Classic Firearms!
Satisfied
Review by John H on 6/30/2014
Quality
I have oredered 7 of the uppers and decided to really put this new one to the test. Pulled it out of the box checked the bore to make sure it was it was clear. It was! I did not wipe, clean or lubricate any part. Married the upper to a lower and went to the farm today. I put 482 rounds of steel wolf HP and FMJ down the barrel before I had a failure to eject. Got the mosin rod out and knocked the casing out. Fired again and it failed to eject. Put the gun up. Good test! I then when on to shoot my monis 91/30 and M38, all Classic Firearm purchases!

I thought this was a good test and it passed. Cleaned the gun and luburcaited real well and think it will do just fine. Very happy with the purchase. As a side note, the six others that I have purchased I cleaned before I fired them and they preformed as they should although I did not put 482 rounds through them in one shooting.
ready to fire
Review by rafa on 6/28/2014
Quality
Really happy with this upper, fits perfect and fire like the big brand name's. The only oops is come too wet. I recomend clean the bolt carrier first
Great Upper!
Review by Michael on 6/26/2014
Quality
I recently purchased this upper. I was expecting a 6 week wait for the Upper, but it came in only 4 weeks. It was packaged well and in good condition. It fit my 80% lower perfectly. Fit and finish are very good. I have only popped a few rounds thru it but it works great. Good job guys.
Buy it. It's a good deal.
Review by Jacky on 6/24/2014
Quality
I ordered this upper to finish out a build. I ordered it on Saturday night and received it 5 days later on Thursday. I have ordered several items from Classic. I have not had a bad experience on any order. They have the best price and customer service on the net. I feel comfortable dealing with Classic.
Awsome
Review by Jerry on 6/19/2014
Quality
I had my doubts, but thanks to the review's I ordered 2. they went together great with my Detriot Gun works lower's and PSA build kits. The Bear Creek Uppers were a perfict match to my DGW lower's. Will be ordering more next month.

Only issue I have is that the day before I ordered the uppers the price went up 10.00 and just 1 day before delivery they came down 10.00. What can I say always a day late and a dollor short...
Awsome
Review by Jerry on 6/19/2014
Quality
I had my doubts, but thanks to the review's I ordered 2. they went together great with my Detriot Gun works lower's and PSA build kits. The Bear Creek Uppers were a perfict match to my DGW lower's. Will be ordering more next month.

Only issue I have is that the day before I ordered the uppers the price went up 10.00 and just 1 day before delivery they came down 10.00. What can I say always a day late and a dollor short...
What you expect
Review by Bookmanwv on 6/14/2014
Quality
This upper is what you expect from an AR platform. I put this on a lower build with an Anderson lower, cmmg parts kit and a DPS buttstock. I added a quad rail and MOE hand break. Just a mere 40 rounds through it with no issues. It's a build for my BRother-in-law.
Great Upper
Review by Jeffrey on 6/7/2014
Quality
Can't beat it for the price. Functioned well no problems.
AR-15 Complete Upper by Bear Creek Arsenal
Review by FootPotato on 6/7/2014
Quality
AR-15 Complete Upper by Bear Creek Arsenal was received today, the quality and workmanship are very nice. The fit and finish are equal to most higher priced pieces. Classic Arms Delivers again and I Have always got great products and service from them. Took it to the range and it cycled everything i threw at it, Awesome Buy! Get one before they are gone! I got a great deal!
very good value, not perfect.
Review by Jasen on 6/4/2014
Quality
Box arrived twisted and crushed, but the foam wrapping protected the upper. I would suggest stiffer cardboard.

Only two criticisms, the first is the A2 front sight with the A4 receiver. I knew about this when I bought it so no surprise, but I will be replacing the front gas block because the sight blocks my scope.

The more concerning issue is that the rear takedown pin hole is slightly too small, so I have to pull out some emery paper and play around with fitting the pin... but that is much better than it being sloppy and loose. I will update after I fix and get out to the range.
Great deal
Review by DR on 6/2/2014
Quality
There's no sense rehashing all the great reviews about this upper. Just add me to the very, very satisfied user club of this upper and of Classic Firearms.
Excellent
Review by lcu1670 on 5/30/2014
Quality
Just got back from the range, put it on a 80% lower I built, works great!! Unfortunately, I put a BARSKA carry handle on it, broke while zero'ing it at home, put a DPMS carry handle on it, great handle.

Really happy with the upper, not at all happy with BARSKA; their product, their customer service.

Buy this upper! (Stay away from BARSKA)!.

Excellent product
Review by Tammy on 5/22/2014
Quality
Perfectly fit and functionned flawlessly.
Very good! Excellent Quality!
Review by Oscar on 5/14/2014
Quality
Great deal! No problems or issues! Quality & fit equal to higher price upper assemblies!
Discount product done right.
Review by Rifleman on 4/26/2014
Quality
After receiving my upper the first thing I checked were the two places where most people go wrong when making an upper or BCG, the feed ramps and the staking on the gas key. To my pleasure a top notch job was done on both accounts.
The finish of the product is top rate, something I would expect from a top tier (read really expensive) upper.
What really has me puzzled is where they cut costs to produce this upper. It has a shell deflector and forward assist, something that is usually removed from other uppers to produce an "entry level" ar upper as you will find in the case of the cheaper DPMS rifles, but not with Bear Creek Arsenal.
This really is an amazing upper at a price that left me a little skeptical at first, but after looking it over and putting it on my lower it fit spectacularly, leaving a very minute amount of daylight visible only where the buffer tube meets the upper.
In closing I have to say that I would highly recommend buying a Bear Creek Arsenal upper to anyone who is looking to build an AR on a budget but doesn't want quality usually associated with such a low cost.
Outstanding!
Review by Lewis on 4/20/2014
Quality
Perfect! Fits flush with my Anderson lower and operates flawlessly. Great for my first build.
Good Stuff
Review by BRADinJOPLINMO on 4/18/2014
Quality
I admit a bit of concern when it took over a month to get my Bear Creek Arsenal upper... but I have to say, with MUCH enthusiasm, what I got was more than worth the wait. It shot perfectly, without any problems at all. I'm very satisfied with my BCA Upper Assembly.
I loved it...
Review by Carson on 4/16/2014
Quality
I loved the complete upper by bear creek arsenal. It dropped right into my 80% lower that I milled and it performed perfect. What else can I say and classic firearms shipped it to me fast as well.

Thank you...
Bear Creek - It's really that good!
Review by Kenneth on 4/15/2014
Quality
I purchased 5 Of the E3 arms lowers from Classic about a year ago. First of all, that was a great deal also! For about $140 each, I received a quality complete lower, made of Polymer, providing for a light weight build. E3 did this right, all internal components are milspec metals and very stable. The poly frame is strong and light! It's well worth the money. You may want to consider spending $20 on a metal buffer tube, the connection point between the tube and receiver is a weak spot for any polymer ar, the metal buffer tube takes care of it.

On to the upper by Bear Creek - it was on sale for $299 Complete!!!!! I figured I couldn't go wrong even if I didn't like it! I expected to bolt it onto one of the E3 lowers try it out and then sell it.
Well, I couldn't let it go! It rivals my BCM A/R for accuracy, and reliability through the first 1000 rounds! I threw a UTG pro quad rail that I had laying around onto it, and a Bushnell Tra-25 red dot that I had. It's become one helluva a rifle! I understand that Bear Creek had some quality issues (the parent company anyhow) a few years ago. I can't speak to that, but I can tell you this upper rivals the top shelf brands! Get it while they are still building a brand identity! It won't be this cheap for long!
Great upper, and you can't beat the price.
Review by lunchbox on 4/12/2014
Quality
This upper is amazing for the price their charging. Same quality as DPMS, Delton, and the like. When I get ready to build again I'll be coming back for seconds.
Fantastic at this price point
Review by Gary on 4/10/2014
Quality
First off, how this can be sold on sale for under $300, I have no idea. I've built uppers before, and trust me, one can't build an upper for this price. The quality is near perfect at this price point. Nice fit and finish, nice even coating on barrel, and upper receiver. Haven't fired it yet, but it mates very snugly with my US Arms Patriot-15 lower- absolutely zero flex. Customer service is the usual with Classic Arms- finest in the business! Even at the current price , these uppers are a bargain and you'll be pleasantly surprised when you receive it. I'll try to post pics, soon.
Best Upper For The Money!
Review by Richard on 4/5/2014
Quality
I have purchased three of these uppers and they perform flawlessly! I've recommended to all my friends and they have purchased multiples also. The last one I bought was just to avoid the price increase! But even at the new price they're a steal! Classic Arms Always Delivers the best value for your dollar!
Don't bother looking elsewhere!
Awesome buy
Review by Sunny on 3/31/2014
Quality
These uppers are the best price I could find anywhere. I was worried the quality would reflect that. We'll not the case here these are nice uppers. I now own two of them ,they function perfect and shoot well. If I build another AR I will be ordering another. If you are on the fence go for it they are a great deal.
Super Quality.
Review by Mr Fisher on 3/29/2014
Quality
I purchased two of these uppers and put them on SAA lowers and they fit perfectly I have shot several rounds through them without any problems I have several Ar-15s and I would say that Bear Creek has a winner.The quality is as good as my Bushmaster or Doublestar Ar uppers and they have M-16 bolts which I consider an added bonus. All I can say is buy this upper you won't regret it.
Super nice!
Review by WEEZA89 on 3/26/2014
Quality
No issues, no concerns, love it!
Good shooter
Review by Joe on 3/26/2014
Quality
I paired this upper with a Spikes tactical lower and a CMMG parts kit. I shot about 150 rounds with zero malfunctions. This was a great buy for my first AR.
Very Good
Review by rangemaster on 3/23/2014
Quality
Bought upper for an affordable AR build. I mated it with a Del Ton lower. I sighted it with a red dot & MBUS. Gun ran like a Swiss watch and accurate with little sight adjustment.. NO Malfunctions! Upper runs smooth and mated with lower well. Would recommend nice quality item for the price.
Great Deal
Review by ww92206 on 3/20/2014
Quality
I just purchased one of these for a friend. We put it together and it was flawless. It was accurate, and the finish was great.
I am going to buy one for me!
Great product for the price!
Review by TJ on 3/18/2014
Quality
I just shot about 80 rounds through this upper assembled on an Omni polymer lower receiver. Used Federal, Remington, and Silver bear ammo out of USGI 30 round magazines. Zero malfunctions, good accuracy at 50 and 100 yards. I used 3 different sights: detachable carry handle, magpul MBUS and a cheap 3-9x 40mm Tasco scope. All of them fit well and locked up tight on the top portion of the rail. Do not get me wrong this is not a national match grade rifle but I would definitely feel comfortable comparing it against most 16" M4 style uppers (non free float) on the market. It's accuracy with 55 grain bullets is on par with my $900 Rock River Arms entry tactical. My only negative thoughts on it so far is that the detachable carry handle scrapped a small amount of finish off of the rail where it was mounted. Not an issue with me since scratches do not affect functionality. I want to buy another but do not have anything to put it on yet.
Awesome Deal!
Review by William on 3/11/2014
Quality
You will be hard pressed to find a better deal than this anywhere! Combine that with the nice folks and friendly professional service at Classic Arms and I think you've got a winner!!
Good persons to deal with
Review by RMS on 3/8/2014
Quality
I have had very satisfactory dealings with Classic Arms and will continue to buy other items from them.
Reveiw of the product purchased.
Review by AVS on 3/6/2014
Quality
I am very happy with my complete upper from classic arms. I installed the upper with an Anderson lower and there was no play or slop between the two what so ever. The action is as smooth as glass after putting about 60rds of PMC ammo through the upper. This was my first build Ar-15 and I am more than happy with my purchase from Classic arms. I would definitely buy again for another Ar-15 M4 build.
  • Description
  • Brutus' Description

    These are really nice, function tested, and ready to drop in to any AR-15 lower and start firing...

    Upper is machined from 7075-T6 forgings that are hard coat anodized for wear and scratch resistance meeting MIL SPEC.

    Barrels drilled, reamed and buttoned from 4140, 4150 Chrome Moly, Chrome Moly Vanadium per MIL –B-11595E or 416 stainless gun quality steel then stress relieved prior to contouring and chambering.

    Twist rate is 1 in 9. The barrels are chambered in the highly desireable .223 Wylde  and therefore chambered for and suitable for firing either the Nato 5.56 designation or the .223 Remington commercial round. 

    The head space is set and the barrel is tested for straightness using a 6” drop pin gage.

    The steel barrel assemblies are Parkerized to eliminate rusting. Bolts machined from tool steel, hardened and tempered to provide maximum wear characteristics then Parkerized to eliminate rusting.

    Bolt carriers machined from 8620 gun quality steel, heat treated and tempered to maximize strength and wear characteristics then Parkerized to eliminate rusting. These work great with our complete lowers...

    The barrels on these are made from 4140 cold rolled steel and are rated at a barrel life of approximately 150,000 rounds. They are very top end. 

    They are not chrome lined as most AR-'s are not. Chrome lining on modern rifles is typically used where there is a high probability of corrosive ammo being used such as AK type rifles chambered for foreign calibers.  Since chrome lining may slightly affect accuracy, and since most AR-15 rifles are designed with accuracy as a benchmark, 
    and since virtually all .223 / 5.56 NATO is non corrosive...most AR manufacturers do not chrome line barrels. 
     
    * No FFL required on the uppers as they are not the serial numbered part and not considered a firearm.  These can ship directly to the end user.

    Manufacturer's Description

    AR-15 Complete Upper, Flat Top Upper by Bear Creek Arsenal
  • Specifications
  • Additional Information

    Product Specs

    Barrel: Chrome Moly Vanadium M4 Feed Ramps 16" Length 1x9 Twist A2 Flash Hider Parkerized Finish A2 Front Sight Base Threaded Muzzle M4 Profile Barrel Chamber: 5.56 X 45 mm (.223 Remington ) Bolt And Carrier: Parkerized 8620 Steel Carrier Assembly Heat Treated and Plated Mil-Spec Handguards: Carbine Length Single Heat Shield Upper Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum A3 Flat Top with M4 Feed Ramps Parkerized Mil-Spec Ejection Port Cover and Round Forward Assist Right Hand Ejection

    Country of Manufacture United States
    License Requirement None
    Manufacturer Bear Creek Arsenal
    Mfg. Part Number AR15-UPPER
    UPC 000000000000
    Caliber/Gauge .223 / 5.56
    Barrel Length 16"
    Threaded Barrel Yes
    Free Shipping No
    Flat Rate Shipping No
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  • Customer Reviews

    Great budget upper
    Review by Shawn on 4/1/2016
    Quality
    Love this upper. Dropped right into place.Very dependable and accurate. I would definitely suggest it.
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    Review by alfred on 2/9/2017
    Quality
    fast delivery just as advertised and dropped right in cant be happier
    Outstanding
    Review by Mark on 2/5/2017
    Quality
    I bought two of these and I am extremely pleased with this product. They both dropped right in to my E3 lowers which I also purchased from CF. Great products and superb customer service. If you are on the fence about whether or not to buy this upper, just buy it, you will love it. My buddy saw mine and saw the groups I shot with it and he bought one the next day. Yes, they are that good, thank you BCA and CF for bringing such a great product to market.
    Great Upper!!
    Review by Justin on 1/3/2017
    Quality
    This upper is prettt darn good!! For the money you can't really best it to be honest. I have had friends who have been shooting AR's for years and have said this upper shoots better than some that they have paid over x4 the price of what I paid for this upper. It's very accurate, shoots whatever I want thru it (brass and steel case) and she keeps begging to be shot. I love the thing I'm certainly going to order a second. I'd say only improvement I could say about the upper is the feed ramps for the bullets to feed Into the chamber could be a bit smoother coming from the factory. But safe to say they don't those kinda things to keep cost down. Also on Classic firearms end they didn't handle shipping well on this, they dropped the ball big time taking over a week to ship it out and ordered plenty of time before the x mas rush. I felt they could have made me whole for having to call back 4 times and being told it will ship out next 2 days every time I spoke to them. But it is what it is i guess, I gave 4 stars due to that reason.
    A Bear Of An Upper
    Review by JD590 on 10/4/2016
    Quality
    First time AR15 builder here looking for a quality/budget complete upper assembly. Found the CF/BCA offering to be such a great deal with standard mil-spec quality.
    Paired with a Aero Precision Gen 2 lower was the perfect match.
    Have gone with an olive drab theme, and named my rifle: Olive Oyl. (see photo w/BRM t-shirt, titled Me and Olive Oyl).

    With the barrel and BCG being considered the heart & soul of an AR15, found the BCA upper assy performed flawlessly at the range. Initially zeroing with a 25 Meter Zeroing Target for M4 Carbine, using Federal Lake City 5.56 XM193 55gr. 10 shots on the black silhouette and 8 just outside of the silhouette. Very minor elevation & windage adjustments to achieve zero. The BCG appears to be mil-spec phosphate, nothing fancy. Cleaned and lubricated with grease, it ran perfectly.

    In closing I'd recommend this BCA Upper Assembly to any first time builder or anyone looking for a quality/budget upper.

    Thank You Classic Firearms. JD590 & Olive Oyl.
    "Slick as a whistle"
    Review by R.T. on 7/18/2016
    Quality
    Fits great, flawless operation. Bear Creek gets my vote.
    Ordered Another One
    Review by Cherokee on 7/11/2016
    Quality
    I bought this upper more than a year ago, but just got around to firing it last week. It's been 20+ years since I last fired the M16/AR15 platform in the military. I felt like a kid again, and firing this gun was a real joy. It fit well and worked flawlessly on my Anderson lower. I fired 20 consecutive rounds with iron sights into a 2.5" group at a 25 yard indoor range, using .223 UMC Remington 55 grain, and that was crouching down to the rifle on the bench. It was too high to sight from a chair, and too low to sight standing, so I placed one knee in the chair and crouched down to the rifle, so body position was not optimal, and head tilt was awkward for gaining a proper sight picture. I have no doubt that with a little practice and better body positioning, I'll be easily shooting tight groups at 100+yards with iron sights. I've never used an optic of any kind,...ever (call me old school), but I may try a red dot on this one after I get my iron sight mojo back. Anyway, I liked this upper so much, I just ordered another one last week for my wife. I can hardly wait to get her shooting and loving it. Since Classic Firearms is only an hour and a half away, my future orders will be phoned in and picked up at their local FFL affiliate. You can't go wrong with this upper. Get one. You'll love it. With recent events, prices are creeping upward and availability is showing some stress, so don't wait until prices are too high, availability is scarce, or things are restricted. My last order was $20 more than my first one.
    Exceeds expentations!
    Review by Al on 7/9/2016
    Quality
    Great item from an outstanding company with surperb customer service!!! This upper was just what the doc ordered to finish my project. Great quality and hasen't missed a beat with any type ammo I put through it! On par accuracy with any thing else on the market.
    Quality Budget Upper
    Review by 02vtx1800 on 7/2/2016
    Quality
    This seems to be a fairly high quality upper for those on a budget. Fit is good and the finish is ok. I'm a little worried about the longevity of this finish. It had numerous scratches from I guess being handled as it was assembled and delivered and shipped. I'm a little disappointed that the upper wasn't flawless, but at this price, and for the fact that its going to be used on a field gun anyway, its not the end of the world. One note on being "ready to drop in and fire". Not quite. My upper was dripping in oil, which isn't a bad thing really, but if this upper is being purchased by someone new to firearms it is worth mentioning that this really needs to be cleaned before use. Overall a decent quality upper that I suspect will be a good plinking/ranch gun at a price that pretty much matches buying all of the mil-spec parts separately.
    Great Deal
    Review by David on 6/8/2016
    Quality
    A great buy. I bought my lower a month earlier to help split the cost up.
    Finally took it to the range and it worked flawless.
    Complete upper
    Review by Jameshall on 6/8/2016
    Quality
    Very nice upper great price. Will bye again
    Great Upper, No Complaints
    Review by Cal on 5/30/2016
    Quality
    I bought this upper from MidwayUSA last year to put on a Omega3 polymer lower I bought from ClassicFirearms. Both the lower and the upper perform beautifully. I built my whole rifle (plus my carry handle) for $470. You can't beat that. No technical talk on the upper, just a good, reliable shooter.

    DO NOT buy TAPCO AR-15 Gen II Magazines if you are purchasing this upper. I made that mistake, and went through a bunch of blades trimming the catch on the magazines. You can slap the mag in, and rack a round fine (most of the time), but if you don't trim them, you will not be able to lock the bolt back, load your magazine, and press the bolt release. It won't work. So don't buy those magazines with this upper.
    Exactly what I was looking for.
    Review by Roaddawg on 5/14/2016
    Quality
    Perfect fit, dropped right in place. Smooth cycle.
    Update after 450 rounds
    Review by James on 4/11/2016
    Quality
    I still give it five stars for the value but the extractor pin broke after less than 600 rounds!? Noticed while cleaning today the little pin that holds the extractor in is broken so I will spend the 12 bucks and get an upgrade no big deal. Someone else posted on here that advice to change the extractor spring, I will add my advice and change the damn pin as well!! Still a great gun and holding a zero dead on after 4 trips , 3 to range and one to the ranch. Haven't had one FTF or FTE nothing but bang bang so far we still love this gun for the money. Have tried 20 rds steel case but everything else has been brass, .223 , 5.56 surplus, hand load, 10 year old stuff, you name it, 15 different types, new 62 gr, old 62 grain, import, domestic, hand loaded, it doesn't seem to care what you feed it as we have literally dug out any and every type of old ammo we can find in the garage. No FTF none. Love it.
    Bear Creek Upper
    Review by Nutbustd on 4/4/2016
    Quality
    After 28 years in the Army you do learn a few things about weapons and quality. This Bear Creek appears to be very well built and nicely finished. I am going to use the Anderson anodized 80% lower. I will finish it myself. Use All Anderson parts for the lower with American made adjustable UTG stock. This stock w/buffer tube etc will be all mil-spec. Looking to use Japanese made Weaver scope. Wolff springs for the trigger. This should be a pretty darn good shooter for the total amount of money. This should look really nice next to my new M-16 Stag. I think it will be time to build another with another Bear Creek upper.
    Great Quality for a Great Price
    Review by GotTheFoil on 3/26/2016
    Quality
    Great fit and finish, perfect mate for my Seekins Precision lower. Don't let the price fool you, this is truly a great deal. 300 rounds in and zero problems.... I think we have a keeper! Classic Firearms is top notch, fast shipping and great service.

    Buy with confidence.

    bear creek arsenal upper
    Review by Michael on 3/23/2016
    Quality
    This upper is great for the price, I live in WA and it took 7 days for me to receive. only a couple things to gripe about, the charging handle was nicked in some spots and the shipping box was not padded nor protected very well. the upper still showed up in good shape. It mounted up to my aero precision lower nice and tight. I would recommend this upper to anyone looking to build a budget rifle.
    Great upper!
    Review by Jason on 3/11/2016
    Quality
    The part was received as advertised the only discouraging part was the shipping time the upper sat in line for five day's before it shipped out... I know kinda a small gripe but I read reviews on here all the time about how quick shipping is and so far every time I've ordered from Classic the shipping time has been longer than expected however all that aside I'm a happy customer!
    Works Great
    Review by James on 1/23/2016
    Quality
    Update to my previous review. After 300+ rounds I have had no FTF or hiccups of any kind, using the cheapest lower on the whole inter net, a poly omega I got here for $109 and five different kinds of 55 gr and 62 gr ammo. Gun shoots straight and holds a tight group at 100 yards open sights. Would buy again.
    Bear Creek Arsenal Complete Upper
    Review by Robert on 1/22/2016
    Quality
    Fit my Core 15 lower perfect only put 300 rounds through it so far not one problem except my wife likes it more than I thought she would so looks I will be getting another one.
    Excellent upper
    Review by Alec on 1/22/2016
    Quality
    My only gripe is the cheap charging handle. Other than that it's flawless. Shot 90 rounds of Russian steel case without a hitch. Fit to my omega e3 lower nicely.

    If you didn't get one, you're missing out. Great value for the money and a great way to build a cheap and accurate AR carbine.
    Low Budget High Quality
    Review by James on 1/6/2016
    Quality
    This is a nice set up for the money. I wanted to build a low budget AR since I have others and I put this together with a $100 lower and it looks fine to me. I will review again after I shoot for a while since that is the true test but fit and finish looks good and I like the damn thing already. Stop whining and blow the dust off your wallet and buy one already? Have it shipped to a local FFL and don't tell your wife. C'mon, we aren't picking out drapes here buy one while you can...
    very good upper
    Review by adam on 1/4/2016
    Quality
    This was my first build. I have to say this upper fit perfectly on my Anderson lower.
    customer service
    Review by Daniel on 12/8/2015
    Quality
    I had a silly question about the shipping and when I called the lady on the phone was so nice and helped me with my silly question. 1st time using classic and I know that all the good reviews are real. Thank u classic waiting to receive my order and I'll review the upper
    Run's good! fit's bayonet ring mod
    Review by Tilly on 12/2/2015
    Quality
    This is a great upper. I have put about 3000 rounds mixed between steel and brass case 223/5.56. This tool held up really well. also put a bayonet ring behind the brake that securely hold's a G.I. bayonet. Good deal
    Awesome
    Review by Sandy Ray on 10/29/2015
    Quality
    Super quick shipping, three test fired brass shipped with it. Could have asked for more for the money. Will finish review after this weekend.
    Looks Great!
    Review by John on 10/19/2015
    Quality
    Just got my upper today. Great service! Looks really good! Will have to finish review later once my build. Will take awhile going slow as this is my first one.
    Awsome
    Review by perry on 10/2/2015
    Quality
    Just got my upper today and slapped it on my lower perfect fit now just to take it to the range but overall vary nice upper fit an finish exalent
    Outstanding.
    Review by zak macfarlane on 9/27/2015
    Quality
    If you're reading this, you should just go ahead and buy this complete upper. Link it up with any complete lower and you're great to go. Runs great. Accurate. High quality materials.
    Great Buy!!
    Review by Big H on 9/25/2015
    Quality
    Bought one of these for a build I did for my dad and he couldn't be happier with it. Stuck it on a PSA lower and they married well. A complete upper of this quality for $300?? Its a no brainer and you should buy these while you they are available. Thinking about getting another one just to hold onto. On a side note..CF sent me the wrong item at first and their response was top notch. Easy to deal with and fast to solve the problem. I've dealt with other companies customer service and its been a nightmare. CF was simple and pleasant to deal with. Got to give a shout out to William B. with customer service, Thanks Again!!
    Cant beat it
    Review by Jordan on 9/1/2015
    Quality
    Purchased 2 of these for builds for buddies. I put together a very budget minded rifle for both of them. These uppers have functioned slawlessy so far, they came perfectly packed and not over wet. I snaked the barrells mounted on a couple composite lowers (not from here wish i did). The lowers had a lot of clearance issues but when i mounted the upper to my dpms lowers and anderson lowers they mated perfect and were ready to shoot. Out of the box cold bore the groops were tight and close. Ran the bcg wet for the first mag then broke down for heavy cleaning the machining is excellent, material looks great. I will be buying more of these very soon. Props to bear creek for putting together an excellent affordable ar upper. I can tell you inside of 200 yards it gives my big 4 figure rifles a run for the money.
    Cheap and reliable complete upper.
    Review by Vq35ftw on 8/30/2015
    Quality
    Super fast shipping. This was my first build and i couldnt be more pleased with thos product. Ran close to 1000 rounds through it. Both 223 and 556. Mostly factory seconds ammunition and it ate every thing i have put through it. It has preformed flawless. I paired it up with a Anderson lower with psa lower parts kit. It had a tight fit on the rear takedown pin were i had to use a punch the first few times to field striped it but after it wore in i can now push it with my thumb and it will come out with a nice snug fit to it. Don't hesitate on buying this upper if you want a well build piece that is reliable!!!!
    Ordered Sunday, Shot it Friday- in Minnesota. That's service!
    Review by Tom on 8/16/2015
    Quality
    Just buy it- if it's in stock! I hesitated for weeks, looking at the reviews. I finally went over all the options, looked at their reviews, and figured these might be my best option. Many other suppliers don't keep up with the supplies in stock, and sell what they don't have- not these guys. This upper went right on my Stag lower, Nice fit! I ended up spending $450 to build a nice carbine! Shot 2 magazines of PPU .223 Rem- No worries, No flaws, Just reliable accuracy so far- Love It!
    Excellent all the way
    Review by John on 8/11/2015
    Quality
    Received my Bear Creek Upper yesterday and I can't say enough of how well pleased I am with the upper and customer service of Classic Firearms. The fit and finish of the upper is top notch. I mated it with an Anderson lower and the fit was great. I have owned lots of AR's over the years and most of them were higher end AR's. The quality of this upper is just as good as one of my higher end AR's.
    If your building a new AR on a budget, then you can't go wrong with the Bear Creek .223 WYLDE upper for the cost. Exceptional. Haven't fired it yet, but as soon as I get a chance I will do another review on this upper..
    As for Classic Firearms, you get a great buy plus exceptional customer service! You can't go wrong with a good Christian company as Classic Firearms.
    Very happy
    Review by Craig on 7/17/2015
    Quality
    Ordered one of these a few months back to pair up with my first lower build. It fit up nice and snug. Added the carry handle open rear sight since I like the traditional look and picked up some of the WPA .223 sold by Classic. First trip out put 60 rounds through it with no problems at all. Just shooting from standing position at a rough target nailed to a tree on my parents farm, but nice grouping for a hack marksman like me with no adjustment to the sights at all. Couldn't be happier so far.
    Hands down best upper for the price!
    Review by 122david on 6/23/2015
    Quality
    I was looking to build an AR for tactical and hunting purposes and found that this upper is exceptionally reliable and accurate. It was delivered quickly and I was able to track it the whole way to my door, thank you classic firearms. If you want to build your own rifle and are looking for a good deal, look no further. Would give it 6 stars if I could.
    Incredible deal
    Review by Rattlebucket on 6/10/2015
    Quality
    Built my first AR a few months ago and started with all mil spec lower and Bear Creek AR15 complete upper. I built my entire set up for under $450, which is insane. Originally I installed my hammer spring backwards so I was having some misfires. Once I reinstalled the lower parts kit correctly, I have been rapid firing and hitting my target fairly consistently. I have put approx. 300 rounds through it and just ordered 500 more from CF last week.

    The upper performs flawless now and I am extremely satisfied. My next build was going to be a different caliber, but I think now, for the price of these uppers I am going to build a twin for my current set up.

    You won't be disappointed with this upper. Also, Classic Firearms is a breeze to deal with. If I remember correctly, I believe once I submitted my order, I had my completed upper(shipped wet) in hand in approx. 4-5 weeks.
    Great value. best bang for buck!
    Review by Ernesto on 5/20/2015
    Quality
    I personally was looking for a starter ar15. Saw this upper and also bought a omega 15 lower to pair the two. For a lightweight and inexpensive build. Both help up amazing ran it 3 times about 150 each time. Still shoots true and have zero regrets. Clean up was standard for an ar15. But no unsual wear. Great upper will buy another when in stock.
    Great upper for the price
    Review by Steelcowboy on 4/22/2015
    Quality
    Fantastic upper for the price will be buying more
    Bear creek complete upper
    Review by Mark on 4/21/2015
    Quality
    Shipping was good! Shipped well packed upper fitted right to my lower receiver no problem. Finnish is great! A little greasy but i cleaned it up and resprayed bcg with remington dri lube with teflon. Very pleased that the bcg is for a full auto lower just incase. Heatguard is a little lose but reasonable. The a2 front sight looks like it is slightly cocked to the left, but is reasonable for price point. Test fired today 40 rounds of 5.56!! Operated flawlessly, thats what counts too!! Thanks classic firearms!! Built this ar with an anderson lower for $465 total cost. Assembled lower myself too!! Best priced ar complete upper that i could find!! Once again Thanks classic firearms!! Anyone that wsnts a n upper that is reasonably priced buy a bear creek arsenal upper!!! Definitly have a returning customer!!!
    Excellent Service & Great Quality
    Review by Lupe on 4/18/2015
    Quality
    I just bought this complete upper and matched it to a us arms complete lower......it fitted perfectly both pieces were totally complete so all I needed was a magazine and rear sight. I'm eager to shoot it, I'll post video later. Total cost of build under $450.00.
    Very, very pleased
    Review by Timothy on 2/25/2015
    Quality
    Only took about a week and a half to receive. Only because classic firearms was so backed up with orders, but I don't blame them. If everything they ship out is of the quality I received, I can see why. Packaged very well, very wet, the BCG was a tad dry but nothing a little gun oil won't cure. Fits nice and tight on my spikes lower. Only problem I have is I don't have enough money to buy more. Over all very, very pleased with quality and time between order and delivery. Keep up the good work classic, and you have another life long customer.
    Very happy
    Review by Mikeyman on 2/23/2015
    Quality
    After building many AR platform rifles I have used many uppers, this upper is very high quality even with the low price. I would be lying if I wasnt a sceptic at first. But as soon as the upper hit my hands I was very very impressed with its build and finish. Wow.
    Great Complete Upper
    Review by Kolbie on 2/14/2015
    Quality
    Ordered this upper assembly, and waited for the shipping notification. After awhile I didn't receive one, so I called them up and they explained that they had an issue with the stock levels. They quickly fixed the issue and shipped my the upper, received it 2 days later. Great service!

    Upper showed up wet as others have said, mounted to my daughters AR, took it out to the range and put 300 rounds through it. Not a SINGLE malfunction. Nice, tight shot groups.
    I will definately be ordering another one, as soon as they come back in stock!
    Great upper at a great price
    Review by Alan on 1/29/2015
    Quality
    I purchased two of these uppers and they look great. I will be honest that I did have to return them for a warranty issue and I have to say the service I received was exceptional. They were very quick to respond, called me with an update and had them shipped back within 4 days. I would recommend these to anyone. Great job Bear Creek Arsenal in standing behind your great product!!!
    great upper
    Review by Chris on 1/27/2015
    Quality
    This is a great upper. Very accurate and reliable. Shoots the cheap stuff with bullet holes touching. Very nice fit and finish and has an actual m16 bolt carrier! Get one.
    Happy with my purchase
    Review by Mike D on 1/26/2015
    Quality
    Got mine today. Gotta say I'm pleasantly surprised with the fit and finish with this upper. I hope it functions as well as it looks. Like other have said it comes well oiled. Packaging was also done very well. Thanks Classic Firearms.
    2nd bear creek upper ive purchased
    Review by caine on 1/1/2015
    Quality
    This is the 2nd Bear Creek upper I have purchased. Also off of my suggestion a few friends have ordered and received theirs as well. Very Happy with all . Fires anything I feed it. The Reason for 4 star rateing is gas key for BCG on the second upper I purchased was Field Staked. (First was properly Staked.) No big deal. Best Bang for your buck and then some. If your sitting on the fence on this buy, stop waiting and purchase. Thanks ClassicFirearms for a great deal and very prompt and friendly service.
    Awesome bargain!
    Review by MSianez on 10/25/2014
    Quality
    What an awesome upper! I bought this awhile back and finally got a chance to go out to the range and test it out. I ran about 300 rounds through it and it functioned flawlessly. The ammo I used was PMC bronze, PMC X-tac AP, PPU and Silver Bear with no problems. I would recommend this to anyone doing a budget build because this thing shoots the cheap stuff like a champ and just works, plain and simple. When I first got it I cleaned it with frog lubed it, which is another amazing product I recommend. Very satisfied with this purchase and I'm sure I'll buy another when I get the funds together.
    You cannot beat this deal!
    Review by David on 10/15/2014
    Quality
    What a fantastic upper half. $326 delivered! Excellent construction.
    Amazing for the price
    Review by AR15shooter on 9/28/2014
    Quality
    For something you pay $310 for and get the BCG and charging handle. This thing cant be beat. First off i cleaned the rifle and used my own CLP. I went to the range and fired about 500 rounds though it the first trip and had zero issues. Not one FTF, FTE, jam, ect. I even had this thing smoking hot. I will probably buy another one when i decide i want a "tactical" AR
    Very Nice
    Review by Edd on 9/13/2014
    Quality
    This was my first upper purchase and it came very well oiled. When I put it on my lower it fit nice and tight. I would say every one should buy at least one. I have shot a lot of these and this one ranks right up there with all of the popular brands. No problems with any ammunition cheap ammo, reloads it all shoots the same.
    Grate deal
    Review by matt on 8/16/2014
    Quality
    what a steal worth every dime. I put it on a Omni lower fits like a glove.
    Warning
    Review by Cdr on 8/15/2014
    Quality
    When I bought this upper the bcg was wet so I cleaned it up and put some clp on it went out shooting federal fired first 10 rounds then the bcg started sticking anyways the carrier in these aren't the best quality I put a spikes tactical bcg in it that I already had! fired about 500 rounds now without a failure overall happy with my purchase
    Very Good
    Review by Dave on 8/12/2014
    Quality
    I've owned several Ar platform rifles in the past and bought this one on a whim. Set the upper on my lower and so far, only put a little over 100 rounds of cheap ammo through it. First 20 or 30 rounds, I suffered several failure to feeds but everything else worked flawlessly. After the feed ramps started to smooth out, every other round I fired, chambered and ejected with no problems. Fit and finish looks good other than some gouging on the charging handle like others have mentioned. I believe as it wears, it will only get better. $300 complete upper that works this good..... I should have purchased a few more.
    Great deal
    Review by David on 8/6/2014
    Quality
    Upper looks great! Very good fit and finish. Seems to be very solidly put together. Haven't had a chance to take it to the range, still waiting on a lower. Classic firearms customer service is fantastic! Unfortunately had to do two different returns due to some stupid mistakes on my part, but the people on the phone were very helpful and polite. Will definitely be buying from you guys again!
    great upper for a great price
    Review by Dylan on 8/4/2014
    Quality
    I just received mine today and I'm very happy with the quality. It's a nice tight fit. I haven't shot it yet and will be a while before I can. (I live in liberal land)
    Wonderful for the price
    Review by Jwarden on 7/17/2014
    Quality
    Purchased this upper to go with my spikes honey badger lower. Very pleased with this upper and will be buying more from classic again. Gun came very oily and could have used a little more packaging. Hopefully Bear Creek gets back to me on the charging handle's condition. As i stated in my video the charging handle had a significant amount of burring metal where the handle meets the upper. From what i can see in others pictures my handle may be defective however i am unsure. I really wish i would have gone out on a limb and bought the package with everything but the lower; i am very impressed with the upper and its quality. Best 300 i have ever spent on a rifle by far. Hand guard could be replaced with a better system for a little more money. I'm hoping classic will be willing to send me the rest of the parts that come in the package deal for some money on my end! For a starting package you will not find a better deal anywhere else, believe me, i have looked. Great starter rifle!
    Great Upper
    Review by Michael on 7/16/2014
    Quality
    Just got this in today, and I love it! Good quality for a good price. Shipping was fast and painless, will be ordering again from classic firearms
    Can't beat the price!
    Review by Mike H. on 7/12/2014
    Quality
    Recently purchased this compete upper for a budget build and was not disappointed. Feeds and cycles steel ammo without a fuss. Accuracy is good for a carbine. Bcg is of good quality. The only issue I had was that the charging handle was nicked on one side, but it didn't affect anything. Highly recommend to anyone getting into the platform, or just looking to build a cheap range gun. Well done Classic Firearms!
    Satisfied
    Review by John H on 6/30/2014
    Quality
    I have oredered 7 of the uppers and decided to really put this new one to the test. Pulled it out of the box checked the bore to make sure it was it was clear. It was! I did not wipe, clean or lubricate any part. Married the upper to a lower and went to the farm today. I put 482 rounds of steel wolf HP and FMJ down the barrel before I had a failure to eject. Got the mosin rod out and knocked the casing out. Fired again and it failed to eject. Put the gun up. Good test! I then when on to shoot my monis 91/30 and M38, all Classic Firearm purchases!

    I thought this was a good test and it passed. Cleaned the gun and luburcaited real well and think it will do just fine. Very happy with the purchase. As a side note, the six others that I have purchased I cleaned before I fired them and they preformed as they should although I did not put 482 rounds through them in one shooting.
    ready to fire
    Review by rafa on 6/28/2014
    Quality
    Really happy with this upper, fits perfect and fire like the big brand name's. The only oops is come too wet. I recomend clean the bolt carrier first
    Great Upper!
    Review by Michael on 6/26/2014
    Quality
    I recently purchased this upper. I was expecting a 6 week wait for the Upper, but it came in only 4 weeks. It was packaged well and in good condition. It fit my 80% lower perfectly. Fit and finish are very good. I have only popped a few rounds thru it but it works great. Good job guys.
    Buy it. It's a good deal.
    Review by Jacky on 6/24/2014
    Quality
    I ordered this upper to finish out a build. I ordered it on Saturday night and received it 5 days later on Thursday. I have ordered several items from Classic. I have not had a bad experience on any order. They have the best price and customer service on the net. I feel comfortable dealing with Classic.
    Awsome
    Review by Jerry on 6/19/2014
    Quality
    I had my doubts, but thanks to the review's I ordered 2. they went together great with my Detriot Gun works lower's and PSA build kits. The Bear Creek Uppers were a perfict match to my DGW lower's. Will be ordering more next month.

    Only issue I have is that the day before I ordered the uppers the price went up 10.00 and just 1 day before delivery they came down 10.00. What can I say always a day late and a dollor short...
    Awsome
    Review by Jerry on 6/19/2014
    Quality
    I had my doubts, but thanks to the review's I ordered 2. they went together great with my Detriot Gun works lower's and PSA build kits. The Bear Creek Uppers were a perfict match to my DGW lower's. Will be ordering more next month.

    Only issue I have is that the day before I ordered the uppers the price went up 10.00 and just 1 day before delivery they came down 10.00. What can I say always a day late and a dollor short...
    What you expect
    Review by Bookmanwv on 6/14/2014
    Quality
    This upper is what you expect from an AR platform. I put this on a lower build with an Anderson lower, cmmg parts kit and a DPS buttstock. I added a quad rail and MOE hand break. Just a mere 40 rounds through it with no issues. It's a build for my BRother-in-law.
    Great Upper
    Review by Jeffrey on 6/7/2014
    Quality
    Can't beat it for the price. Functioned well no problems.
    AR-15 Complete Upper by Bear Creek Arsenal
    Review by FootPotato on 6/7/2014
    Quality
    AR-15 Complete Upper by Bear Creek Arsenal was received today, the quality and workmanship are very nice. The fit and finish are equal to most higher priced pieces. Classic Arms Delivers again and I Have always got great products and service from them. Took it to the range and it cycled everything i threw at it, Awesome Buy! Get one before they are gone! I got a great deal!
    very good value, not perfect.
    Review by Jasen on 6/4/2014
    Quality
    Box arrived twisted and crushed, but the foam wrapping protected the upper. I would suggest stiffer cardboard.

    Only two criticisms, the first is the A2 front sight with the A4 receiver. I knew about this when I bought it so no surprise, but I will be replacing the front gas block because the sight blocks my scope.

    The more concerning issue is that the rear takedown pin hole is slightly too small, so I have to pull out some emery paper and play around with fitting the pin... but that is much better than it being sloppy and loose. I will update after I fix and get out to the range.
    Great deal
    Review by DR on 6/2/2014
    Quality
    There's no sense rehashing all the great reviews about this upper. Just add me to the very, very satisfied user club of this upper and of Classic Firearms.
    Excellent
    Review by lcu1670 on 5/30/2014
    Quality
    Just got back from the range, put it on a 80% lower I built, works great!! Unfortunately, I put a BARSKA carry handle on it, broke while zero'ing it at home, put a DPMS carry handle on it, great handle.

    Really happy with the upper, not at all happy with BARSKA; their product, their customer service.

    Buy this upper! (Stay away from BARSKA)!.

    Excellent product
    Review by Tammy on 5/22/2014
    Quality
    Perfectly fit and functionned flawlessly.
    Very good! Excellent Quality!
    Review by Oscar on 5/14/2014
    Quality
    Great deal! No problems or issues! Quality & fit equal to higher price upper assemblies!
    Discount product done right.
    Review by Rifleman on 4/26/2014
    Quality
    After receiving my upper the first thing I checked were the two places where most people go wrong when making an upper or BCG, the feed ramps and the staking on the gas key. To my pleasure a top notch job was done on both accounts.
    The finish of the product is top rate, something I would expect from a top tier (read really expensive) upper.
    What really has me puzzled is where they cut costs to produce this upper. It has a shell deflector and forward assist, something that is usually removed from other uppers to produce an "entry level" ar upper as you will find in the case of the cheaper DPMS rifles, but not with Bear Creek Arsenal.
    This really is an amazing upper at a price that left me a little skeptical at first, but after looking it over and putting it on my lower it fit spectacularly, leaving a very minute amount of daylight visible only where the buffer tube meets the upper.
    In closing I have to say that I would highly recommend buying a Bear Creek Arsenal upper to anyone who is looking to build an AR on a budget but doesn't want quality usually associated with such a low cost.
    Outstanding!
    Review by Lewis on 4/20/2014
    Quality
    Perfect! Fits flush with my Anderson lower and operates flawlessly. Great for my first build.
    Good Stuff
    Review by BRADinJOPLINMO on 4/18/2014
    Quality
    I admit a bit of concern when it took over a month to get my Bear Creek Arsenal upper... but I have to say, with MUCH enthusiasm, what I got was more than worth the wait. It shot perfectly, without any problems at all. I'm very satisfied with my BCA Upper Assembly.
    I loved it...
    Review by Carson on 4/16/2014
    Quality
    I loved the complete upper by bear creek arsenal. It dropped right into my 80% lower that I milled and it performed perfect. What else can I say and classic firearms shipped it to me fast as well.

    Thank you...
    Bear Creek - It's really that good!
    Review by Kenneth on 4/15/2014
    Quality
    I purchased 5 Of the E3 arms lowers from Classic about a year ago. First of all, that was a great deal also! For about $140 each, I received a quality complete lower, made of Polymer, providing for a light weight build. E3 did this right, all internal components are milspec metals and very stable. The poly frame is strong and light! It's well worth the money. You may want to consider spending $20 on a metal buffer tube, the connection point between the tube and receiver is a weak spot for any polymer ar, the metal buffer tube takes care of it.

    On to the upper by Bear Creek - it was on sale for $299 Complete!!!!! I figured I couldn't go wrong even if I didn't like it! I expected to bolt it onto one of the E3 lowers try it out and then sell it.
    Well, I couldn't let it go! It rivals my BCM A/R for accuracy, and reliability through the first 1000 rounds! I threw a UTG pro quad rail that I had laying around onto it, and a Bushnell Tra-25 red dot that I had. It's become one helluva a rifle! I understand that Bear Creek had some quality issues (the parent company anyhow) a few years ago. I can't speak to that, but I can tell you this upper rivals the top shelf brands! Get it while they are still building a brand identity! It won't be this cheap for long!
    Great upper, and you can't beat the price.
    Review by lunchbox on 4/12/2014
    Quality
    This upper is amazing for the price their charging. Same quality as DPMS, Delton, and the like. When I get ready to build again I'll be coming back for seconds.
    Fantastic at this price point
    Review by Gary on 4/10/2014
    Quality
    First off, how this can be sold on sale for under $300, I have no idea. I've built uppers before, and trust me, one can't build an upper for this price. The quality is near perfect at this price point. Nice fit and finish, nice even coating on barrel, and upper receiver. Haven't fired it yet, but it mates very snugly with my US Arms Patriot-15 lower- absolutely zero flex. Customer service is the usual with Classic Arms- finest in the business! Even at the current price , these uppers are a bargain and you'll be pleasantly surprised when you receive it. I'll try to post pics, soon.
    Best Upper For The Money!
    Review by Richard on 4/5/2014
    Quality
    I have purchased three of these uppers and they perform flawlessly! I've recommended to all my friends and they have purchased multiples also. The last one I bought was just to avoid the price increase! But even at the new price they're a steal! Classic Arms Always Delivers the best value for your dollar!
    Don't bother looking elsewhere!
    Awesome buy
    Review by Sunny on 3/31/2014
    Quality
    These uppers are the best price I could find anywhere. I was worried the quality would reflect that. We'll not the case here these are nice uppers. I now own two of them ,they function perfect and shoot well. If I build another AR I will be ordering another. If you are on the fence go for it they are a great deal.
    Super Quality.
    Review by Mr Fisher on 3/29/2014
    Quality
    I purchased two of these uppers and put them on SAA lowers and they fit perfectly I have shot several rounds through them without any problems I have several Ar-15s and I would say that Bear Creek has a winner.The quality is as good as my Bushmaster or Doublestar Ar uppers and they have M-16 bolts which I consider an added bonus. All I can say is buy this upper you won't regret it.
    Super nice!
    Review by WEEZA89 on 3/26/2014
    Quality
    No issues, no concerns, love it!
    Good shooter
    Review by Joe on 3/26/2014
    Quality
    I paired this upper with a Spikes tactical lower and a CMMG parts kit. I shot about 150 rounds with zero malfunctions. This was a great buy for my first AR.
    Very Good
    Review by rangemaster on 3/23/2014
    Quality
    Bought upper for an affordable AR build. I mated it with a Del Ton lower. I sighted it with a red dot & MBUS. Gun ran like a Swiss watch and accurate with little sight adjustment.. NO Malfunctions! Upper runs smooth and mated with lower well. Would recommend nice quality item for the price.
    Great Deal
    Review by ww92206 on 3/20/2014
    Quality
    I just purchased one of these for a friend. We put it together and it was flawless. It was accurate, and the finish was great.
    I am going to buy one for me!
    Great product for the price!
    Review by TJ on 3/18/2014
    Quality
    I just shot about 80 rounds through this upper assembled on an Omni polymer lower receiver. Used Federal, Remington, and Silver bear ammo out of USGI 30 round magazines. Zero malfunctions, good accuracy at 50 and 100 yards. I used 3 different sights: detachable carry handle, magpul MBUS and a cheap 3-9x 40mm Tasco scope. All of them fit well and locked up tight on the top portion of the rail. Do not get me wrong this is not a national match grade rifle but I would definitely feel comfortable comparing it against most 16" M4 style uppers (non free float) on the market. It's accuracy with 55 grain bullets is on par with my $900 Rock River Arms entry tactical. My only negative thoughts on it so far is that the detachable carry handle scrapped a small amount of finish off of the rail where it was mounted. Not an issue with me since scratches do not affect functionality. I want to buy another but do not have anything to put it on yet.
    Awesome Deal!
    Review by William on 3/11/2014
    Quality
    You will be hard pressed to find a better deal than this anywhere! Combine that with the nice folks and friendly professional service at Classic Arms and I think you've got a winner!!
    Good persons to deal with
    Review by RMS on 3/8/2014
    Quality
    I have had very satisfactory dealings with Classic Arms and will continue to buy other items from them.
    Reveiw of the product purchased.
    Review by AVS on 3/6/2014
    Quality
    I am very happy with my complete upper from classic arms. I installed the upper with an Anderson lower and there was no play or slop between the two what so ever. The action is as smooth as glass after putting about 60rds of PMC ammo through the upper. This was my first build Ar-15 and I am more than happy with my purchase from Classic arms. I would definitely buy again for another Ar-15 M4 build.