I have been doing some research on Project Upgrade AR. I am thinking Bravo Company for the manufacturer. Leaning towards one of their middy uppers with a 14.5 or 16 inch barrel (still need to do some research here). Torn on a normal profile with the front sight/ gas block or the recce thing. If just for simplicity I like the normal front sight. For the sake of expediency I will stick it on a complete lower that I have. Eventually I will pick up another lower, ideally a BCM but anything decent is fine.
Anyway soliciting input:
What I want is to get a nice mil spec M4agery with a flat top that will serve me well for a long time. I DO NOT want to come back and re do this in 4 or 5 years. The currently rifle I have now is perfectly functional though probably not as rugged as it could be. Instead of going cheap here I would just keep it.
The budget is not super important though I would like to be out the door for around a grand for a stripped rifle so not counting BUIS, optic, sling and such. I am however not willing to pay a ton just to get a name like Noveski, La Rue or Daniels Defense. I am inclined to stick with 1 manufacturer unless I can get a deal (on comparable quality stuff) or there is some compelling reason company A makes a better whatever than companies B, C and D. Those are the broad parameters.
Your input BASED ON PERSONAL FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE would be greatly appreciated.