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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I really need to get better about posting to this Blog, but no one is reading it anyway. Last I posted I was looking for a 1911 style grip and had everything else. I found the grip and it was $15, I ended up paying ~$25 for the upgrade rubber and the molded finger insert; well worth the money. The last thing I need is a front picatinny sling mount, but that can wait until I get to Parallax Tactical here in San Diego.

Some long awaited photos of the finished project.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Latest update

It has been awhile since I have updated this. Here is where I stand with the EBR. To direct the bullet to the target I have a NcStar Mark III 2-7x32 Tactical Scope with quick release mount on top of a 1/2" Picatinny rail riser, backed up by Magpul Back-up sights (MBUS). I took this set up to the range and it worked out pretty well, I wasn't able to get a real good sight in session but the bullet hit the target in the general area I wanted it to. I need to get to a good range to do things right. At the range I noticed that the rails on the handguard were pretty uncomfortable so I picked up three sets of Magpul XTS rails in Black, Flat Dark Earth, and Olive Drab. This made a huge difference in comfort and looks cool too in a "camo" pattern. I probably need one more set to complete the look but it is functional. I had a forward grip I got from an armorer during a deployment that I stuck on, it works well and folds to get out of the way. Last item that I put together is a single/double point bungee sling I built from looking at pictures and reading other peoples builds, it works well, is fairly comfortable and was about 1/4 what a commercial rig would cost. To transport I built a maple case using some curly maple that I had laying around, it is a bit heavy but looks great and gets attention when I bring it out. That's all for now, I still intend on putting a light/laser, and possibly a bipod. I would eventually like to replace the grip, I found a 1911 style grip adapter that looks really nice and is pretty inexpensive ~$15. As soon as I find someone that has one in stock I will get it.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Douglas Adams quote

The designer of the gun had clearly not been instructed to beat about the bush. 'Make it evil,' he'd been told. 'Make it totally clear that this gun has a right end and a wrong end. Make it totally clear to anyone standing at the wrong end that things are going badly for them. If that means sticking all sort of spikes and prongs and blackened bits all over it then so be it. This is not a gun for hanging over the fireplace or sticking in the umbrella stand, it is a gun for going out and making people miserable with.'

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


It is true that an AR build is never finished. I have had the "completed" rifle for a couple of months and am still looking for stuff to upgrade/accurize/make it better. I got a set of two-piece four-rail UTG handguards from the Equipment exchange for $40. Not a bad price considering everyone else is out of stock.
I still have to pick up the optics, I am all but committed to a NcStar MKIII 2-7 scope. The dealer that I am getting it through is throwing in a small double rail mount that goes on the scope for $6 bringing the total to $96 shipped. I don't know if a better deal exists out there. I just need to hurry up and buy the dang thing.
As far as ammo, I have about 600 rounds. I know I need more but with the crazies in California there is none to be found in the stores that is less than $.75 a round, I was having issues paying $.50 a round a few months ago. I am working on a reloading setup but that will take some time.