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  1. That's purty! How did you rifle your barrel? I love the pattern of that walnut.
  2. The easiest way I've ever found to make adjustments to irons is to use my thumbs. Hold both thumbs straight up in the air, with the arm of your non-dominant hand extended outward (elbow locked), and the arm of your dominant hand close to your body. Place your dominant hand thumb a few inches from your dominant eye. Pretend that those thumbs are your sights. As you move one thumb (sight), what happens to your "barrel" (just pretend it's there)? For example, if I move the thumb on my extended arm to the right, it pushes the "barrel" to the left. If I raise the thumb of my thumb of my hand closest to me, it causes the "barrel" to elevate vertically.
  3. Personally, I wouldn't do it. I'd put that money towards a Surefire X300U (if it's a handgun), or perhaps a Scout M600 for a rifle. A visible laser does not have a place in the civilian world. Now, a story I once read about in a military role, I recall how it detailed a squad attempting to covertly raid an enemy compound, but just prior to breeching, a civilian began to walk in their direction. Rather than give their position away, the decision to use a visible laser across his chest was made, and it got the point across, as it made that person turn, and walk in the direction from which he came. So, military? Absolutely has viable applications of lasers, both visible and IR. Civilians, however? You should be focusing on your reticle/front sight, not a laser. The only instance in which I would suggest a laser in civilian applications, is when it is an IR laser, paired with a head-mounted night vision device.
  4. From a Youtube channel called "Firearms Unknown". They've got about 6 of these videos made thus far: (Link to channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7XIQvfvILxil7DYFbDAV1Q)
  5. "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." Aren't you in law enforcement, sir? The message for others begins from somewhere. Preach it to your fellow officers, and make them understand it so that they may pass it along. When you come into contact with officers from other counties, preach it to them so that they will pass it along into their own department. Make it spread like wildfire. For those like myself? All I/we can do is to share this video with others, in hopes that it reaches those in law enforcement.
  6. Progress is being made! The lower is complete, however, I do believe I have managed to source a grip very much so like the I originally was looking for. It'll come from the Czech Republic, so it'll likely be a little while before I see it, but that's okay! Otherwise, this is her so far: KNS anti-rotational pins installed, Geissele SSA-E installed, Phase 5 ambi safety installed.. One of the nice things about this SLR matched upper and lower is the nylon tipped screws to remove any slop from the upper and lower, as well as the one underneath of the trigger. The Geissele trigger is obviously awesome, and this just made it THAT MUCH better by removing more of the pre-travel (still within a safe margin).. JP silent captured buffer system installed (eliminating the buffer pin and buffer pin spring is a bonus in my book) Got this, as well as a JP high pressure bolt in the mail today, with a stripped 7.62 JP "full mass operating system" carrier, so we'll see if this rifle gets a full JP bolt with JP carrier (probably), or a JP bolt with a Toolcraft Nickel boron carrier. I've got another upper and lower that'll eventually need stuff done to them, and that's what I kept repeating to myself to justify making the purchase of two bolt carrier groups...
  7. I never got the notification that you sent those links, sir. Thank you for doing so! I actually had come across the Fulton carrier (the standard BCG model) across my travels for attempting to source parts, but I have actually purchased two complete bolt carrier groups, and we'll see how I go about it.
  8. And what of the streets of your fellow patriots? Do we focus only on our 'own' homes/towns when dealing with what is a national crisis relating to the undermining of the constitution by the left inciting riots in the streets from the REAL terrorists? "United we stand, divided we fall" ringin' any bells for you guys?
  9. 7.62x39? Yes, it can be done. 7.62x35 (.300 BO)? It can also be accomplished. 7.62 NATO? No. The dimensions of this cartridge are too large to fit into the AR-15 magwell for starters. Just depends what you're referring to.
  10. That's what they're counting on. Now get back in line! Sieg heil!
  11. Toss that into a nice 30mm cantilever mount like this Larue, and you'd have yourself a decent setup for an AR-15:
  12. I walked into a dollar store the other day. Right on the front door it reads, "Masks are mandatory!". Walked right in anyways. I don't even carry a mask with me, and the only time I've worn one since all this nonsense, is while flying. Every single person in that store had a muzzle on like the good sheeple they are. I just walked around, politely said 'excuse me', 'pardon me', when walking in front of others, and got wide-eyed looks from every person I passed by. This is seriously what they think of us:
  13. Perhaps some visuals would be beneficial here? Here is an example of a non-magnified optic (has no provision on its own for magnifying (("zooming in")) on a target). It is a "red dot", meaning that the reticle (the part you aim with), is a single red dot: Here is a view of the reticle on the same type of optic as above: The benefits of such are that it is allows for rapid target acquisition & transitions, quick follow-up shots, etc. The cons being that you physically cannot see your target as well as you would with a magnified optic. Now, there are magnifiers "for" optics such as the red dot, that sit behind it, and typically can quickly be flipped into, or out of the way, depending on the user's needs. Here is an example what that looks like: The pros? It allows for a bit easier target identification, and can make slightly longer distance hits on targets a bit easier. The cons? You are obstructing your field of view (what you see in your peripheral view, as well as what isn't blocking your view due to being behind the optic), as well as [the big one], the overall weight of what you are carrying. Ounces add up to pounds very quickly, and pounds add up to an aching back/shoulders in a hurry. This here is a Trijicon ACOG. This is an example of a low-magnification optic (usually 4x magnification), and the reticle most typically associated with it: The pros? It's got "holdover estimations" built into the reticle which can help you to make more consistent hits out to those ranges. It's simple to use, relatively lightweight, and very robust. The cons? The magnification is FIXED. It cannot be adjusted higher or lower. Moving on, you have Low Power Variable Optics (LPVO). As the name suggests, it allows for variable magnification, meaning that you can physically switch the magnification higher, or lower (typically from 1x ((no magnification)) to 6x or 8x, as well as anything in-between). The Pros are exactly that. Many times, these optics now are being used in conjunction with illumination, and allow them to be used as makeshift "red dots" when used in the 1x setting, and allow a for a quick adjustment to a higher magnification for longer range shots. The CONS, however? They're bulky. They're heavy. They're pricey. They require physical manipulation in order to go from short-range to long range, which requires additional time, which is time that could be used potentially sending rounds downrange if it were necessary. However, the tradeoff being that it'd be easier to make longer-distance hits than something like the red-dot, with or without a magnifier, as well as having more (or less, depending) magnification than the fixed magnification Trijicon above. Here is what an LPVO looks like: Lastly (for this list), you have your more "typical scopes". These can range just about anywhere on the magnification range, but a very common magnification range for hunters, as an example, is 3-9x, with a 40mm objective lens (the larger belled out lens). However, a LOT of people shooting mid/long/extended-long ranges want a lot of magnification, and can get all the way up to 5x at the low end, and 25x at the high end, with 56mm objective lenses, with some going higher, I'm sure. The pros of these are that they allow for easy target identification, allow for easier target engagements at longer ranges, etc. The Cons? They're heavy, they're bulky, they generally do not lend themselves well to being used at nearly point-blank ranges (50 meters and less), as there's such a thing as too much magnification for close-in work, etc. Here is a 3-9x40 "scope": Here is a 5-25x56 with a sunshade (which is a LOT of scope, as you can see): So, with that all in mind, and being a very general run-down on the basics, which is it you're interested in exactly?
  14. To choose to assemble this, when I cannot find a barrel or Bolt/Bolt Carrier without being put on a long, long list of waiting? The mock-up: Details: SLR Rifleworks billet DPMS pattern high shelf upper & matched lower, Precision Reflex Industries 15" Delta carbon fiber free-float forend, PRI Delta "SPR"-like top rail, Elite Iron Revolution bipod, Sparrow Dynamics mag release button, some generic mag catch, Luth rifle length buffer tube, Magpul PRS Gen II stock, Accu-Shot monopod, Blackgunswood AR-15 walnut grip, KAC Micro 2-600M rear sight, and a Magpul 20 round LR/SR mag. I just picked up the Magpul stock today from my local FFL, as I had them Cerakote it. Unbeknownst to me at the time of beginning to assemble this rifle, the Gen II PRS stocks are becoming increasingly difficult to find. Magpul moved to a Gen III a few years ago, and it is hideously ugly, both in appearance, and design. The length of pull of the Gen III is designed for an orangutan at it's shortest setting, and only allowing for increasing LOP adjustment. It is also not equipped with a built-in picatinny rail like the Gen II is, and requires the additional purchase and installation of a piece of rail section in order to use a monopod. AND, once that is all accomplished, the way the underside of the Gen III is designed, the rail mounts at an angle in relation to the bore line, unlike the Gen II, causing the monopod to be at an angle. Magpul REALLY messed up, in my opinion, with the discontinuation of the Gen II, and the horrible design of the Gen III. But, I digress. The point is, the PRS Gen II, especially the 7.62 model, is getting quite difficult to find. I was able to snag this one up from Gunbroker. However, it was OD green. So, I had them Cerakote it black, but with a touch of grey to match the forend better. Parts on the way/not yet installed: Phase 5 ambi safety, Geiselle SSA-E, JP Silent Capture Recoil Spring, KNS Anti-Rotation pins. Parts I'm looking to acquire still: I've been researching many different barrel manufacturers, from Lilja, Black Hole Weaponry, Krieger, Wilson Combat, Bartlein, X-Caliber, etc. I'm searching for a 20" (probably semi-bull), 1/10 twist, 5/8-24 threaded, straight fluted, etc. No matter what, they're *all* out of stock, except for Lilja. However, Lilja became a no-go for me after doing more research. The fact that it's button-rifled rather than cut rifling, and their quality has apparently rapidly declined to the point several people have claimed the barrels are shot out within 300 rounds. X-Caliber is apparently not too far ahead of Lilja in quality control, as many claims are almost the same about them AS Lilja. Bartlein doesn't even offer any drop-in AR barrels currently due to the backlog. Black Hole Weaponry is 6mo. - a year, give or take, backlogged. I'm thinking Krieger will be my choice, and I'll just have to suck it up and wait like the rest. However.... If I want a bolt matched to the barrel, which I would, I have to source a JP Enterprise bolt. I'll likely also use a JP Enterprise full mass carrier, if I can find either one. Last night, I ordered 10 more D&H Steel magazines from PSA. I 'might' attempt to make a new front sight blade from a Lage Manufacturing low-profile front sight that looks like this, as the PRI "SPR" top-rail would make an oddball front sight height at ~.950": I plan to rob the SWFA SS HD 5-20x50 FFP optic from my M1A to use on this rifle: I'm hoping to seat it into a Spuhr 30mm QD mount (need to take a few measurements before committing to an order): The SiCo Omega .300 suppressor will also be stolen from the M1A to be used on this rifle, and will be wrapped with a Cole-Tac HTP suppressor wrap. I'm not *entirely* sold on the bipod. There's two things I'm not a fan of with it. The first, I can live with. That, being the fact it's not exactly a quick-deploying bipod. The second, however, is more of a design flaw in my mind. The springs used to retain the legs in their notches are entirely too weak, and allow for the bipod to extend very easily if accidentally touched. So, I may look into what it'd take to open up the spring pockets in order to install wider, stiffer springs, or I may end up with an Atlas 5H. I'm also not entirely sold on the wood grip. Rather, I should say, I'm not entirely sold on 'this' particular wood grip. There is another wood grip that I was very much so looking to acquire, but once I found the company that produces it and E-mailed them to inquire about their out-of-stock status, I was unfortunately told that they had no plans to manufacture anymore unless a large number of people were interested. It was this: So, being a tinkerer of firearms and firearm accessories, I decided to order another grip from Blackwoodtrading.com, and may try my hand at trying to 'somewhat' replicate the look/pattern of the above, with this being the new one: So on, and so forth... As the title hints towards, I truly wish I'd have begun this project a few years back, as it is a royal puta to attempt to source certain parts nowadays. Thanks for checking out the progress, and hopefully I'll be able to add to it in the near future!
  15. The light primer strikes could potentially be that the hammer spring is installed backwards. The 3 round burst? What were the circumstances surrounding that? For example, does it have any aftermarket trigger/non-Milspec type of trigger with a light trigger pull weight? Were you perhaps seated at a bench and gently squeezing shots off, or was it a very deliberate action of squeezing the trigger and no chance of it having been essentially "bumpfired"? My RRA LAR-15 has a two stage trigger, that you have to be very careful not to be "too gentle" with, otherwise it will almost assuredly toss multiple rounds downrange.
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