Adding to the armory is another AR-15 build. Unlike the other build published earlier, this one is a rifle version of the black guns based on a Black Rain Ordnance upper and lower receiver pair. This project cam about because of the carbine build earlier. I wanted a full size rifle this time with iron sights just like the M16A2 I was issued in the Marine Corps.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
|9mm, 357 Sig, and 40 S&W|
The M16A2 and M4 are good battle rifles with their counterparts in the civilian world--the AR-15. With the availability and interchangeability of black rifle parts, it's too easy to assemble the AR-15 with upgrades to the modern battle rifle fit for non-military applications. I'm glad I got my hands on all the parts for my M4 variant build before the recent end-of-year madness that has now made purchasing those same parts more difficult than ever.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
I reload my .308 Winchester cartridges with Federal brass, CCI large rifle primers, and Hodgdon Benchmark extreme powder pushing Sierra 168 grain Match Kings. My load is 40.0 grains of powder and an overall cartridge length of 2.800".
|The desired end result|
Friday, December 21, 2012
I can't start showing off pistols without bring out the 1911 platforms that have been around for a long time. Here is the full-sized Sig Sauer 1911 in stainless, followed by the shorter Kimber Tactical Pro II. Then at the bottom, that is a SA Micro Compact Loaded 1911A1. All are .45 ACP.
|Side-charger DPMS platform in 308 Fulton Armory 24" barrel|