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bafsu92

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New lightweight AR build for my son
« on: February 10, 2011, 04:12:42 PM »
I wanted to try to find the perfect mix of lightweight and low recoil for my son. I also wanted to do a build with no intention of using an optic. I decided on using Magpul MOE furniture since it's light, durable and functional. I used a MIAD grip so I can easily change it from a large grip for me to a small grip for him. I tried out the Tru-Glow fiber optic front sight with illumination. I really like this sight and would recommend it way before using a cheap optic. I'm running a mid-length gas system with the Endyne hydraulic recoil buffer in it with a Troy Industries muzzle brake and the recoil is almost non-existent. It feels like shooting a .22. Total weight unloaded is right around 6.5 lbs. I've been carrying it broken down in my SO Tech Go Bag. The rifle with 5 mags and tons of gear in a pretty small, discreet package:










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Re: New lightweight AR build for my son
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011, 04:33:02 PM »
Looks like one sweet setup.  That's one lucky kid.

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Re: New lightweight AR build for my son
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 06:04:27 PM »
Very sweet!  What kind of foregrip is that?  I have the YHM floating with no rails, except on the gas block.  I too am looking for the minimal recoil approach to my carbine AR. AND, I would like to put a Magpul Stock, on my Sig556, and probably a Troy Brake as well.

I too have not jumped on the optic/red dot bandwagon for my new build.

Good shooting.



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Re: New lightweight AR build for my son
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2011, 09:36:47 PM »
Very sweet!  What kind of foregrip is that?  I have the YHM floating with no rails, except on the gas block.  I too am looking for the minimal recoil approach to my carbine AR. AND, I would like to put a Magpul Stock, on my Sig556, and probably a Troy Brake as well.

I too have not jumped on the optic/red dot bandwagon for my new build.

Good shooting.




The foregrip is the Magpul MOE stubby grip that attaches directly to the MOE handguards without a rail. It makes a nice smooth package and really works as more of a handstop. I really like the Troy muzzle device because even though it's primarily a brake it also controls the flash pretty well. Usually it's an either/or trade off but this does pretty good on both. The barrel was done by Adco, it's turned down to .625" the full length so it swings really nice.
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Re: New lightweight AR build for my son
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2011, 02:01:29 PM »
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Re: New lightweight AR build for my son
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2011, 02:51:44 PM »
Very nice, well done bafsu92!
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Re: New lightweight AR build for my son
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2011, 06:55:18 PM »
Very sweet KISS rifle! What sling you using? Who makes the upper? I saw the Doublestar lower, nice choice! I live about 30 minutes from their factory, and use their stuff often in my builds. Thats one very lucky kid!

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Re: New lightweight AR build for my son
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2011, 09:39:17 PM »
Very sweet KISS rifle! What sling you using? Who makes the upper? I saw the Doublestar lower, nice choice! I live about 30 minutes from their factory, and use their stuff often in my builds. Thats one very lucky kid!
The upper is a Cerro Forge, no finish manufacturer markings. I picked up about 6 of them on gunbroker a while back. The sling is a Blackhawk, I can't remember the model right offhand but it has a few different mounting options. I agree on the Doublesatar lowers, I've used a few and they are as good as any forged lower out there and the finish work is better than a lot of more expensive/popular brands. They make a nice 1911 too.
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