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  1. blowing air is not always the best indicator. Take some Gun Scrubber, attach the little red tube that comes with it, point the barrel downward, liberally spray into the gas tube (from the receiver end), and check the flow out of the barrel. If it streams out of the barrel, flow is good. If it trickles, flow is not good. This is method I have used for quite some time and it works.
  2. That ammo would work just fine in a CETME. I used to run it in a PTR-91 and FALS that I used to have. It did well. I also had a Fabrique De Armas FR-8 that ate it well.
  3. You have to consider the purpose for a SBR. These generally serve as CQB type weapons which are purposed for close engagements (usually 50M or less). Military carbines (starting with the Model 607) originally had 10" barrels. Eventually, they had to lengthen them to 11.5". When the NSWC was working on the CQBR program (Mk18) for the SEALs, they built them with the 10.3" barrel (some were cut-down M4A1 barrels). There was even some of the CQBR uppers that were provided by LMT with 10.5" barrels. I will say this, the 10"-11.5" SBRs are a blast to shoot. I have three SBR clones (Model 607, Mk18 Mod 0, and a 733 A2 Commando). The 607 has the 10" barrel, the Mk18 Mod 0 has the LMT 10.5" barrel, and the 733 has the 11.5" A2 profile barrel. As I stated, these are all close range weapons. For most anyone who is not going to be using one for SHTF purposes, they would be a blast at the range. Personally, I use M193 and M855 ammo in mine with no accuracy issues, even out to around 100 yards.
  4. In my opinion, that is a high offer. I would not put any value on that OMNI lower whatsoever. A lifetime warranty means nothing on a lower like that. I would base a value off of the upper assembly, BCG, CH, and whatever stock you have on it minus a percentage of that value as a used/secondhand firearm. It would not be fair an associate to take $650 for it. Personally, I would probably place the value closer to $300-$350 (max.). He can spend the money you would save him on a decent forged aluminum mil-spec lower and replace that OMNI lower. Even if this build had an aluminum lower, value would certainly not be anymore than $500 and that is high. I would say that if you are willing to take $350 for it, that would be fair. If the associate is willing to go out and buy a forged mil-spec aluminum lower, tell him that you would transfer the lower parts over to it for an extra $50. If I we he, I would take that deal if you are willing. Do yourself and this guy a favor. Be fair and helpful. DO NOT be like some and only see dollar signs, take his hard-earned money, and smile all the way to the bank. Kindness goes a long way.
  5. One thing that is nice about my BRN-180 build is that it can be fired with the stock folded as there is no buffer to deal with.
  6. The SOPMOD stock is not for everyone, but it is one of the best types of stocks available. Here is a little history. The original SOPMOD Stock was created by the Crane division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in Crane, Indiana to help better serve America’s premier warfighters. While the first SOPMOD stocks were made in-house at NSWC – Crane, Lewis Machine Tool (LMT) later took up the job of manufacturing the stock for military as well as commercial consumption. In 2009, B5 Systems won a contract to supply SOPMOD stocks to the U.S. Army. B5 Systems offer two types of SOPMOD stocks - SOPMOD BRAVO (basic) and Enhanced (with storage tubes). BCM also produces their version of a SOPMOD stock (Mod 0 and Mod 1). Most clone builders who are working on M4/M4A1 Block II clones will want the LMT or B5 Systems Gen I or Gen II SOPMOD stock. The SOPMOD stocks are nice in that they do have storage (batteries or other small items) and the wider cheekweld. I have an LMT, B5 Systems, and both types of the BCM SOPMOD. Again, these are nice stocks,, but may not be for everyone. LMT Gen II Note: there is a QD socket built in. B5 Systems Gen I Note: No QD socket on Gen I SOPMOD stocks BCM SOPMOD BRAVO Note: No extended cheekrest BCM SOPMOD ENHANCED Note: Extended cheekrest on Enhanced SOPMOD
  7. Nothing wrong with having an older Bushmaster. I have a BFI (Windham, ME) XM15-E2S that I bought a couple years ago that was NIB for $600. I immediately invest quite a bit more than that making it a clone of the Bushmaster that Travis Haley used in Najaf, Iraq in 2004 when he was with Blackwater.
  8. I have not used their Match trigger, but I have used their 3-Gun trigger. Very sweet trigger. In my opinion, Elftmann Tactical triggers are some of the finest you can buy, but they come with a price. Have you ever tried a LaRue Tactical MBT-2S 2-stage trigger? If not, you should. I have an AR with a Geissele SAA-E in it and I have several with the MBT-2S triggers. I prefer the MBT-2S and, at $80, they cannot be beat for price and quality. https://www.larue.com/category/parts-accessories/triggers/
  9. You can go with either Norrells Gray-Black Flat or Gray Flat depending on how dark you want to go. Personally, I would go with the Gray Flat. https://molyresin.com/ Gray-Black – Flat : Dark gray-black coloration with a flat appearance. This color is a very close match to the early original Colt model SP-1 AR-15 and M16-A1 finish. This is the same product that is purchased from us by the U.S. Military to refinish M-16’s at various military bases and armories. Gray – Flat: A match to older gray military parkerizing including some very early Colt and Armalite M-16 rifles.
  10. Here something that may help.
  11. Personally, of my three SBRs, only one has an optic (Aimpoint Comp M2). SBRs are for close engagements. If I want to engage any targets past 100 yards with a higher degree of accuracy, I will do so with ARs I have outfitted with a low powered variable optic/scope or high-powered scopes and longer barrels (14.5" to 20"). SBRs (10", 11.5", and 10.5"): LPVO equipped ARs: High powered scope equipped ARs: I could even use one with a 4x32 ACOG such as these:
  12. Uncanny. A guy I used to work with when I was with DHS nicknamed me that because I had so many firearms. Around that time, I had 175. I only have about 1/2 that now.
  13. From one former Marine (1978-84) to another, welcome. You are just cutting your eye-teeth with this AR pistol. There is a great big world of ARs out there waiting for you. I have been around the platform for almost 42 years and building and collecting them since 2004. I have built nearly 90 of them over the years and have almost 50 ARs (49 to be exact) in my collection. There are plenty of other guys here who are well experienced too. There is a wealth of knowledge and information available for you to tap into.
  14. I have tested and sighted-in the upper as of a couple months ago. I am well pleased with the results. Accuracy was really good, at least out to 120 yards (limit of the range). The upper shoots smoothly. Breakdown for cleaning is simple. Construction is solid.
  15. First impression was sketchy, but the more I shouldered it, the better it felt. Of course, I still have to shoot it. If it warrants being changed, there are other options, but I am hoping this stock will work fine. I wanted to keep it looking clean and simple and the SIG SAUER Minimalist stock fit the bill. If it turns out that I want more length, SIG SAUER does have the Minimalist Plus that is slightly longer.
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