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  1. TackleberryMCS

    Barrel length

    I had an AR pistol with a 7.5" barrel and I installed a Noveske Flaming Pig KX3 muzzle device. It made it a lot more bearable to shoot. https://www.primaryarms.com/noveske-kx3-flaming-pig-flash-supressor-1-2x28-nvkx3556p
  2. TackleberryMCS

    Did a thing

    Surefire, M300, Weaponlight, Picatinny, LED 500 Lumens, Z68 On/Off Tailcap, Tan (M300C-Z68-TN) with a SureFire Scout Light Weapon Light Switch Assembly w/Picatinny Pressure Pad, Tan (DS-SR07-TN).
  3. TackleberryMCS

    Just a question - New to ARs

    Aero Precision has forged 7075-T6 aluminum receiver sets that are good stuff. https://www.aeroprecisionusa.com/ar15/combo-sets F1-Firearms has some unique receiver sets. https://f-1firearms.com/receiver-sets-upper-lower/ 2A Armament also has a few receiver sets. Forged https://www.2a-arms.com/product-p/2a-fset15-1.htm Billet https://www.2a-arms.com/product-p/2a-mcrs-3.htm
  4. TackleberryMCS

    Just a question - New to ARs

    You may also want to take a look at the billet receiver set by Battle Arms Development. They are super nice. I have used one for a build of my own and one for my brother. https://www.battlearmsdevelopment.com/shop/product/bad556-lw-lightweight-7075-t6-billet-receiver-set-3226?category=29
  5. TackleberryMCS

    Did a thing

    Nice job. I used my PSA M4A1 CARBINE lower to build a M4A1 SOPMOD Block II clone. Of course, there is way more than $400 into it.
  6. TackleberryMCS

    Light weight suggestions

    When I did a lightweight build a few years ago, I used the Battle Arms Development Sabretube (Mid)/QD Endplate/B.A.D.-BS Stock Combo. The drawback for some is that it is not adjustable. For a person of smaller stature, it can be just right. https://www.battlearmsdevelopment.com/shop/product/sabertube-r-qd-lightweight-stock-kit-3365?category=20
  7. TackleberryMCS

    Noob rebuild.

    I would like to respond with some constructive criticism, but I have no clue as to where to start. I guess the first and obvious place is the optic setup. My suggestion is, lose the red-dot. There is a mistake that a lot of AR newbies make and that is to buy a bunch of stuff to hang all over their new AR. The DPMS oracle is what they term as an Optic Ready Carbine, thus the reason for the low profile railed gas block. I guess the next thing would be the issue of the trigger. Since this is a DPMS, I would not spend the money for the Geissele. You can get a comparable trigger for much less. Look into the LaRue Tactical MBT-2S. As far as the colored stuff, I would say to save your money, but if that is what floats your boat, then go for it. I do not condone spending hard-earned money on doo-dads. If you want to make a good upgrade, look into the LaRue Tactical LAT or SAT free-float handguards and a low profile gas block. The LaRue handguards are inexpensive, but are of high quality. Once you install a free-float handguard, then you can install a BUIS set. There are several good BUISs on the market. I would suggest to upgrade the stock and buffer tube. The DPMS comes with a commercial stock and tube. Upgrade to a mil-spec buffer tube and stock. MAGPUL, MFT, B5 Systems, and BCM are but a few I would recommend taking a look at. All in all, spend your money where it counts and improves function and performance.
  8. TackleberryMCS

    Binary trigger

    I agree with John. I am not a fan of these triggers and never will be. They are gimmicky and serve no real world purpose other than to spew rounds down range very quickly. They also present a safety risk. I urge no one to waste their money on binary triggers, regardless of who makes them. The way I see it, if someone wants to put a lot of rounds downrange at a high rate of fire, then learn to do it by trigger discipline. When proficient, a person can put nearly as many rounds down range quickly with an AR equipped with semi-auto single stage trigger as they can with a M16 on full-auto and, most likely, with better accuracy.
  9. TackleberryMCS

    A2 Clone Builders

    She posted the pic of the A4 I sent. I was hoping she would post the pics of the A2 and the A4. Oh well.
  10. TackleberryMCS

    A2 Clone Builders

    tina.b@blackcreekprecision.com I just sent her pics of my A2 and A4 clones.
  11. TackleberryMCS

    Gas Tube Problems

    Is not air going through the gas tube or is it not going through the gas block with the gas tube installed? If it is the latter, there may be an alignment issue with the gas tube and the gas block or alignment with the gas block and gas port on the barrel.
  12. TackleberryMCS


    John, This may help explain about 304 stainless steel. Type 304 Stainless Steel is the most widely used austenitic (non-magnetic) stainless steel. It is also known as "18/8" stainless steel because of its composition, which includes 18 percent chromium and 8 percent nickel. Type 304 stainless steel has good forming and welding properties as well as strong corrosion resistance and strength. This kind of stainless steel also has good drawability. It can be formed into a variety of shapes and, in contrast to type 302 stainless, can be used without annealing. Common uses for type 304 stainless steel are found in the food industry. It's ideal for brewing, milk processing and wine-making, as well as for pipelines, yeast pans, fermentation vats and storage tanks. Type 304 grade stainless steel is also found in sinks, tabletops, coffee pots, refrigerators, stoves, utensils and other cooking appliances. It can withstand corrosion that can be caused by various chemicals found in fruits, meat and milk. Other areas of use include architecture, chemical containers, heat exchangers, mining equipment, as well as marine nuts, bolts and screws. Type 304 is also used in mining and water filtration systems and in the dyeing industry.
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    John, When it comes to gas tubes, I have used a variety of them. I have yet to find any discernible difference. You cannot go wrong with SS gas tubes. Besides the DD gas tube I recently used, I have a few LaRue Tactical gas tubes which have a black finish (Nitride). I use these in conjunction with their gas block. I have also used SS gas tubes from PSA, Del-Ton, CORE15, Brownells, and a few other places. On many of my retro builds, I have used original Colt gas tubes. Whether a bare SS or Nitride treated SS gas tube, you are bound to be just fine either way. Gas tubes are usually made from 304 stainless steel.
  14. Not saying that I have seen them for $400. I am saying that is where they should be priced for what they are.
  15. TackleberryMCS

    Need some serious input

    I am of the belief that if you are going to replace something with something you would rather have, then buy what it is that you really want and not settle foe something else just because it is cheaper. That said, priorities will dictate many of my decisions. Is having a different upper, other than the Diablo, a necessity or is it just a desire? Will the spending money for a different upper be worth the purchase? Also, being that a 7" upper is not going to be nearly as accurate as one that is 11", what is more important, accuracy or fun? After all, both are short barreled uppers and not designed for precision shooting. They are designed for short range/CQB type engagements. As you mentioned, the barrel in the Diablo upper can be changed without sending it to PWS. That is a BIG plus. Personally, I would shoot the heck out of it until the accuracy, as it is, drops off so much that a new barrel is needed. At that point, you can change the barrel yourself and keep on enjoying the Diablo upper. Down the road, IF you really feel the NEED to buy an additional upper (11" type), buy what you are really wanting, even if you have to spend a bit more to get it.