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Old November 7, 2012, 02:22 PM   #1
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Whats on your AR?

Im curious on the various set ups you have chosen for your AR platform.

On my 16 inch, Ive kept it very streamline, from a Triji 4x32 HorseShoe ontop and a pair of Dueck Defense QTS. Other than that, its for a MI Midlength Handguard, Magpul Grip and A2 Buttstock.

On my 10.5 SBR, I have your basic quadrail, flashlight, Eotech 512, and a El-Cheapo low profile laser, and MagPul furniture.

My coyote 20 inch is set up with a standard 20 in HB and a Nikon M223 along with a bipod.

What do you have on yours, and what are your primary uses? Why did you choose what you did...

Pictures welcome.

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Old November 7, 2012, 03:01 PM   #2
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I have an EOTECH sight. Nothing else.

Too much stuff makes it weigh more and winds up stuck on things.
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Old November 7, 2012, 04:16 PM   #3
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My Noveske wears a Troy quad rail and front grip. Also a EO Tech on a RRA dominator II mount. A blue force sling wraps it up.

My RRA has a night vision scope and a Vortex flash hider.

My Colt now has a FN 20 inch upper. No extras.
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Old November 7, 2012, 04:47 PM   #4
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Colt 6920 with a DD Omega rail. (Lighter than the standard handguards and let me add or remove light without changing POI)

Surefire X300 mounted on the left side.

BFG Victory Sling

Aimpoint M4s in Larue Mount.

Larue BUIS with same plane rear aperture. (For the more open small aperture, I never use the large)
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Old November 7, 2012, 05:04 PM   #5
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My favorite build:

Spike's 9" BAR upper
Tactical Innovations billet lower
Trijicon SRS red dot
Fail Zero NiB BCG

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Old November 7, 2012, 05:32 PM   #6
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Here's my favorite:

-Spikes 16" M4LE BAR upper (sailskidrive, you have good taste)
-PSA lower with Magpul MOE stock (since replaced with CTR stock)
-Aimpoint PRO RDS
-Troy Folding Battesights
-Vickers VCAS sling

Pictured also is my CMMG WASP .22LR dedicated upper with MOE forearm and Vortex StrikeFire RDS.

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Old November 7, 2012, 09:49 PM   #7
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Aimpoint H-1
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Old November 7, 2012, 10:00 PM   #8
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14.5" with silver soldered Phantom
Aimpoint pro RDS sights
Knight Armament's quad rail
surefire light

Not too much, so the rifle is too heavy... but just enough to be practical too...

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Old November 7, 2012, 10:05 PM   #9
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My 1st AR is:
17" rifle gas A2 barrel
YHM ltwt Rifle float rail
CQD sling
CQD sling mounts
YHM Flash Hider
Millet DMS 1-4x in a Larue QD mount
Surefire G2 in Viking Tactics mount
This gun is a bit heavy. . .might get the batrel recontoured under the handguards.

My 2nd in process build:
MOE furniture
PSA 16" lightweight mid-length upper
EO Tech ??
single point sling
Maybe a comp for recoil control. . .for the kiddies
spare pink, purple, red and/or light blue furniture.
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Old November 7, 2012, 10:45 PM   #10
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I have a Bushmaster XM15e2s (20" standard model A3 Flattop). I bought a Burris Fullfield II for it, but only use it for testing ammo. Then I put the handle back on and use the iron sights. I put a RRA Two-stage match trigger in it. That's it. A pile of Mags.

No Aimpoint, Eotech, Laser, Flashlight, Bipod, Rails, Satellite Receiver, or Television. I admit to eyeing it with the idea of perhaps installing a Percolator before but didn't go through with it.

The RRA 2-Stage trigger is the cat' meow and I'm willing to recommend it. It has the slightest bit of creep in it and is a full 4.5 LBs, but breaks like a glass rod. I like it.
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Old November 7, 2012, 10:48 PM   #11
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Had my AR for a year, just has the Millett dot I bought a few years ago.

Seriously though, I just don't see a real purpose for this rifle. It's a fun range toy, that's about it. I don't hunt, need pest control or use it for HD. I fail to understand why people buy these things then hang another $800 worth of gadgets off it. Nice to have one 'just because' but all this conspiracy talk of the UN "takin our guuuuuuns" gives me a headache.

I'd actually much rather have one of those traditional looking AR's with the 20" barrel and fixed buttstock. Somewhat of a history buff so it would compliment my Garand.
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Old November 7, 2012, 10:59 PM   #12
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My lightweight AR has a 14.5 barrel w/pinned Phantom FH, Magpul MBUS sights, Troy TRX battlerail, Ergo grip. and Bushnell TRS-25 on a QD three slot 3/4" riser. I added a vert grip I had lying around. My "varmint" AR is a midweight 20" with free float tube w/ Caldwell bipod mounted on sling stud. YHM front flip up front sight/ gas block, BWA X- COMP, RR Match trigger, Bushnell Elite SF 3x9x40 scope in high rings.
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Old November 8, 2012, 05:05 AM   #13
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DPMS MK 12 in 5.56
Nikon M 223 1-4x mounted in a Burris PEPR mount
Surefire flashlight attached via scope ring
Military version of the Grip Pod (still up in the air on that one)
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Old November 9, 2012, 09:04 PM   #14
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Colt Match Target - a hooded NM rear sight. Standard front sight. That is all.
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Old November 10, 2012, 12:48 AM   #15
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I have several. They only have Aimpoints and Eotechs on them. No other "stuff" is necessary. At least for me.
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Old November 10, 2012, 11:05 AM   #16
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chris in va posted:
I fail to understand why people buy these things then hang another $800 worth of gadgets off it.
Because, properly set up, they make fantastic home defense weapons; even better than shotguns in my opinion.

My current setup is a 5.56 Daniel Defense with a 16" lightweight barrel and a modular float rail system, a Fenix flashlight mounted at 2 o'clock near the gas block (I'm right-handed and I like my light to be on the right side), an EOTech as primary and Magpul flip-up sights for backup. And a V-Tac sling and Lancer mags round out the package. Throw in some V-Max or TAP rounds and you have a far better home defense weapon for most situations than a handgun or shotgun.
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Old November 10, 2012, 11:23 AM   #17
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Spikes Tactical 5.56 1:7 twist 16" mid-length
KAC Triple Tap
Daniel Defense Omega Rail
Magpul MBUS front and rear sights
Magpul AFG fore grip
Vortex SPARC
Bravo Company charging handle
Magpul ACS stock
Geissele trigger
Magpul B.A.D. lever

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Old November 10, 2012, 12:14 PM   #18
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Whats on it? All this crap

Soon to be added ARMS rings, Scope and Ops 12th Mod.

Unless this all becomes illegal in the near future
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