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  1. TackleberryMCS

    BRN-605 (Replica)

    Mine is not a BRN. It is a Model 605 clone. BRN is a Brownells designation. All in all, very few Model 605s were produced. The SEALs were the prime users for them and had to ditch them due to repeated cycling issues. When Colt took a few XM16E1s and Model 604s and chopped the 20" barrels down to 15", they never addressed the port size for the shorter barrel length. This resulted in more gas escaping from the barrel and not enough going back in order to cycle the BCG. Many years later, 605 clone builders assessed what needed to be done and opened up the gas ports to .110" and the cycling issue was solved. On the Brownells BRN-605, they have done the same thing so they will cycle reliably. As far as safe queens, I have a few of those, but they are older collectible Colts in pristine condition. I have one that is one of only 297 made and it has not been fired since it left Colt in 2002. It does not make sense to buy something newer or build something retro and not shoot it. None of my retro builds have not been shot. I will say this, many do not get shot near enough. That is the problem with having so many and not going to the range as often as I would like.
  2. TackleberryMCS

    BRN-605 (Replica)

    I prefer the one I built. All original Colt M16 parts except the lower receiver. The barrel assembly was worked by John Thomas of Retro Arms Works. I will that for someone not willing to build a correct Model 605, the BRN-605 is a viable option for them. Just so you guys know, these do have a rifle-length gas system and are very smooth shooting.
  3. TackleberryMCS

    New guy starting to build an AR

    Glad to see the ball rolling. Looking forward to seeing the complete build and the smile on your face.
  4. TackleberryMCS

    Surefire 100 round magazine

    Personally, I think they are a waste of money. You would be better served with more 30-round magazines. Heck, you could even consider buying a few 40-round PMAGs and still be better off than the Surefire 100- or 65-round magazines. In real world use, anything more than 30-round capacity has no viable use. Consider this. You have to mobilize and you have to carry what you can. 30-round magazines are pretty much your only choice as magazine pouches are designed to carry magazines with a 30-round capacity. If you are bugging out with a chest rig/plate carrier, that would be you only option. That said, if you just want more magazine/ammo capacity to blast away at the range while standing, then, by all means, get the biggest and baddest high capacity magazines you can buy. I have ten 40-round PMAGs sitting on a shelf. I bought them because they were very cheap at the time. They are only serving a reserve purpose and would not be used unless I really needed them. With more than 200 other magazines (20- and 30-round), it is more likely they will continue to collect dust.
  5. TackleberryMCS

    Strike Industries Enhanced LPK GTG?

    Personally, I would have no problem using the Strike Industries LPK if that was what I was looking for. I have only used a couple products of theirs, one being a few of their extended latch charging handles, and I have been pleased with them.
  6. TackleberryMCS

    Oh Crap, I am in Trouble!

    Steve, you have it easy. I have two stripped lowers, one complete lower, and one complete Aero upper laying on my shelf and I cannot make up my mind as to what I want to build with them. Decisions, decisions.
  7. TackleberryMCS

    Black Gun Nirvana?

    Richard, I see what you are saying. I will add this. A few years back, I started gathering parts for my Model 607 clone build. It was a long and arduous task. It took nearly two years of waiting and waiting before I was ever able to put it together. One of my latest M16A1 builds took just over a year waiting on final components. I was not used to waiting to build anything, but when I started building clones, I had to learn patience and not to be in a hurry. It was a very hard thing for me to do. I have other parts laying around and it may be quite some time before any of them come together to produce more ARs, but I know that it will eventually happen.
  8. TackleberryMCS

    Thoughts on .410 AR uppers?

    One comment I read said that it would be an "effective weapon for close-quarters combat, and would serve well for harvesting small game at short distances if needed". The American Tactical model seems to get some decent reviews. If someone has a need for something like this, it makes it very easy to turn your AR-15 into a shotgun.
  9. TackleberryMCS

    First build

    Since you liked the brake, you may want to opt for one of the combination devices I mentioned. They are a brake, compensator, and flash hider all rolled into one.
  10. TackleberryMCS

    First build

    Are you talking about an actual muzzle brake, a compensator, or a flash hider? In most cases, you do not want a muzzle brake. They can be very loud. I would recommend a standard A2 flash hider or something like a combination device (brake/compensator/flash hider). For a combination device, there are two I would recommend - SLR Rifleworks Synergy BCF 5.56 Mod 1 or the VG6 Precision Epsilon compensator 1/2x28. Additionally, I hope that you have good luck with the Radical Firearms barrel. I bought one once and it was trash. I never bought another cheap barrel.
  11. TackleberryMCS

    My Modern Military Clones

    I finally decided to take some pics of my modern military clones/builds. These are just the military model clones and do not include my numerous other modern AR builds or my retro AR builds. The whole group.
  12. TackleberryMCS

    Black Rifle missionary at it again...

    He really needs to have a strong realization of what is available for .308 AR builds and that anything retro, other than buying a complete Brownells BRN-10, is not going to be possible to build. It also depends on what he is defining as "retro". In the retro AR world, it is pretty much anything from the M16A2 and before. The only thing that was .308 in that time span was the Armalite AR-10. Since he is possibly wanting to add an optic at some point, he should be focusing on a free-float handguard with use with the flat-top upper receiver, folding BUISs, and some sort of magnified optic/scope in a proper cantilever mount. He could still use the stock assembly I linked to. Here is a link to some .308 AR parts from Brownells. https://www.brownells.com/parts/AR xzzx308/index.htm There are a few companies that sell free-float handguards for .308 ARs. https://www.rainierarms.com/upper/handguard-systems/ar-10-lr-308-handguards/