FAQs

Charlie’s Custom Clones uses only the best parts on the market today, ensuring the longevity and durability of your custom piece. We are always happy to answer any questions you might have, so contact us if you have any questions or concerns about our products. Below, we’ve compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions.

 

I am looking to upgrade my basic rifle, but need help deciding what I should buy. What would you suggest?

There are quite a few upgrade options we can help you with. One of our experienced experts will give you all the options when you come in and talk with us about your specifications and needs. We generally advise to start thinking about what type of shooting you like and if you are looking for a longer or more compact rifle, or whether you want a rifle that is uniquely fit to your specifications.

Charlie’s carries every type of upgrade, and we proudly carry parts to customize any rifle.

 

I have been bitten by “Clone Fever,” but I’m not sure what clone to have built first. What would Charlie’s suggest?

That depends. Our team advises different builds based on your interests and desires. Once you talk with one of our experts about what you would like, we give you several different options. Of course, it is completely up to you. We aim to please each and every customer with our custom clones.

 

I am interested in having a rifle built, but I don’t want to compromise accuracy. What parts are most important and where do I start?

At Charlie's Custom Clones, we build custom pieces that don’t compromise accuracy. A great rifle starts with a great barrel and chambering to fit the upper receiver and bolt. The rest comes later. It’s like buying a car — you focus on the engine and drive of the car first and concentrate on the seat material and tire brand later.

 

I see that Charlie’s doesn’t sell fully completed guns. How do I handle that?

Charlie’s currently does not sell regulated full firearms. Our niche is in customizing the upper receiver of the AR platform and some custom bolt gun chassis. We do have a Federal Firearms license application in process, but the value in an AR rifle is in the upper assembly, the bolt and barrel, and the optics. Any well-made lower receiver will work just fine with the other custom parts that we sell.

I am the type who does a lot of online searching.  I am looking for a great deal on a name brand scope.  What's up with every online store having the same price?

You know, in the old days, we would find that really great sports store that carried the scope or gun part we were looking for, and we saw the price, and we either bought it, or we waited for a sale.  Now, we can browse a dozen stores online and find the best price.  But, there is something called MAP, or Minimum Advertised Price in the industry, and all reputable dealers will not list their scope or other high-value product lower than a limit established by the manufacturer.  The manufacturers set the MAP at a level that, in their opinion, maintains the value of their brand.  Not all manufacturers have a MAP, but many do.

At Charlie's, we want to provide you with the best value.  In the case of our custom assemblies and mil-spec parts, we have given you our best price.  If you are buying a scope, or a precision rifle chassis, or a direct from factory URG, it is possible that Charlie's can provide you with a lower price than what we list online.  This is especially true if you are buying more than one item.

Look for this logo on the product page:  This logo will tell you that the item is priced at "MAP," but it is possible that with a bundling of other products that Charlie's can give you a better price.  ASK US !  Send us a note, and let's talk about your goals and see what we can do for you.