I was recently introduced to Battle Tested Equipment by a close friend of mine. I was looking to build a light precision rifle length upper in 5.56/.223. All I had for the build was the 18″ stainless barrel. I contacted George and was able to speak at length about the goal I was attempting to reach and how to get there. We set up a time to meet later the following week for him to show me several different options for the build. He was encouraging me to look at a smooth vented rail that he builds but I have been a more “traditional” quad rail shooter in the past. I agreed to look at it next week.
We met and he was able to show me multiple options for rails. I thought I was set on a quad rail system but when I saw the quality and the light weight versatility of the Cerakoted smooth vented rail I was hooked. We settled on a flat top upper receiver that he even worked with me to find one that matched almost perfectly to my existing lower. He showed me a few types of aftermarket muzzle breaks/flash hiders. I choose his forward/reverse american flag etched ejector port dust cover with the BTE logo. This dust cover is very nice. I ended up changing my stock to a Vltor from the standard M4 stock. When I was in his shop he had a set of triggers that I asked about. I was not in the market for a trigger at the time, but one I was able to try one of the triggers he makes I immediately decided that this clean, crisp single stage trigger was for me.
It took about a week for him to assemble the parts. When I picked up the new upper I was more than happy.
If you are looking for quality equipment made locally in Phoenix, Battle Tested Equipment is worth a look.