View Full Version : Impressed with FTF 10.5 upper

December 23, 2008, 12:12 PM
A while ago I bought an FTF industries 10.5 inch A2 upper for use as a range toy/SHTF (since what's going to go down on an A2?).
I have to say that their advertising it a little shady to say the least.... They sell something as a "Bushmaster upper", when in reality it's actually a Bushmaster upper that they assembled on to a M1S barrel. So technically their correct but pretty misleading.
When I called them on this, they offered to take it back and give me a refund, but unfortunatly I left for a few weeks in the field and didn't do it.
Well today I finally got around to shooting it and I have to say that I'm actually really impressed with it. I took it out to the ranch, loaded in a 30-round magazine of 62 gr. and toasted cow patties & water bottles at various ranges, all with out any failures.
Then I tried some Wolf steel-cased ammo and was again smoking water bottles at 50 yards.
The only thing is that the concussion from the blast is pretty fierce and ear pro is a must on something that short.
So all in all not a bad upper for under $400. Though I can't say I agree with their marketing practices it seems as though FTF actually turns out some pretty good stuff.

December 24, 2008, 10:43 AM
how bout some pics!!?!

January 2, 2009, 02:08 PM
I've put some more rounds through and still have yet to have a malfunction (except for a POS 40rd mag double feed on me, which isn't the upper's fault).

Everytime I shoot this thing, it makes me think of the bank shootout on Heat.... :cool:

January 3, 2009, 04:22 PM
Hope you have a tax stamp, and that is a beauty of a weapon!

Michael Bane
January 11, 2009, 09:01 PM
Thanks for the report, 686! I'm thinking of ponying up the $200 for a 7 1/2 or a 10 1/2...I was thinking if I came into a few extra bucks I' pop for the suppressor as well and end up with a quiet, easy handing house gun (although $400 too expensive, if you ask me).

I shot one of the Adams gas piston 7 1/2 inchers last month, and it was SWEET...

Michael B

Michael Bane