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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by CodyY, Sep 17, 2012.
That rifle started out life as a Bushmaster Patrolman carbine 16". I put on a 24" Colt HBAR barrel, Midwest Ind handguard, A1 style stock and a Millet TRS-1 scope. I did the paint myself with some Krylon.
Here's a video of it in action from my Javelina hunt this year
The Tavor has problems with hard use, I forget what they are but soldiers in Israel are using the M-4 carbine. The only troops I saw with the Tavor were border guards.
I know nothing about the Tavor, but have opined on here before that the very idea of bullpups gives me the willies and always has. It's undoubtedly a mental disorder/phobia of mine, but the thought of a round essentially detonating just a few centimeters from my temple does not make me smile. I realize that odds of a catastrophic failure are utterly remote, in all of the 10s or thousands of rounds, probably 100s of thousands, that I've fired in my lifetime I've never experienced such a failure, nor have I even witnessed one of someone else's in decades of military and match shooting. But they do happen. I suppose if they did and the round was right in front of my nose rather than next to my noggin it could still be bad, but somehow I just feel a little safer with a conventional rifle configuration. No bullpups for this maroon.
one of my 15's...the 'loaner' for buddies on range day...
556 M&P, some magpul, RRA stock, new-to-market TROY FF front end, Eotec.
got a few more, but this is the recent action...
Chest Rigs and other assorted training gear for "tactical carbine" classes.
Does it not bounce or vibrate out front like that?
No. I have a more recent AR, a Rock River Armory A2 in CAR configuration much like that. It has the integral sight/carry-handle setup, so I did a Trijicon Reflex sight set up on that exact same kind of base, in a scout position. It works fine and is rock solid. Of course, those sights aren't really high precision like a big power scope, but they are light and the mount is more than sufficiently rigid.
I have two 30 rd mags for an AK if anyone wants them. I sold my AK (Romanian) a long time ago and they are just sitting collecting dust.
One of them is metal and the other is plastic.. if you want them let me know, just cover shipping and their yours (or pick them up if your local to DFW).
That's a really nice old A1. Or is it a Nodak? No Colt/Hako?
How has the Krylon spray paint held up?
Mine seem to flake fast
Its been on there for 2.5 years now, no flaking. It all depends on how you apply it I think, and the surface material.
Where does one find an A-1 or earlier style upper these days?
I understand that they are not as versatile but I'd really like to put together something like the original CAR.
http://www.nodakspud.com/ is the place for retro builds.
Bout a year ago I was in a shop that had a current production CAR style Colt AR in 9mm. It had the old A1 upper and when I visited with the shop proprietor he told me that's how Colt still makes them. I really wanted the gun, thought a 9mm AR carbine would be a hoot, but the $1100 price tag put me off. I haven't seen one since. But they were still being made as of not all that long ago.
Bushmaster lists an "A-1" upper, but it has forward assist and the case deflector.
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