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BenLuby 04-07-2012 05:43 PM

Dressing up your AR
 
So, do you run lean and mean, with minimal additions, just letting it all hang out, or do you Mr. T it up with all the bling and blang you can pack on it, prepared to go in any emergency that ever comes up?
Are you somewhere in the middle? Minimum barrel exposure, or do you like short rail set ups with a lot of the hog leg sticking out to attract attention?
Is she a painted lady, or just au natural, with no make up on her?

I personally like having barrel showing, and minimal additions. BUIS, RDS, removable magnifier and fore grip, and that's about it.
How do you run? Why?
With me, it's really a weight issue, and I get distracted by too many shiny things. I prefer lean and mean so that I have no distractions.

AgentTikki 04-07-2012 05:54 PM

Rds, sling, light. All you need.

I like having a battery assist device (~1/2 oz). I think the magnifier is nice if you plan on going out to over 200 yards. Great thing is, its removeable so slap it on when you need it.

Axxe55 04-07-2012 06:01 PM

very minimal. A2 upper with a carry handle mount for a red dot if i want to. a sling, and lots of mags!

that's what i like about the AR, from mild to wild. whatever your desires are, it's all about you want on one. very adaptable platform. want a different caliber, buy another upper. between the makers of AR's and the aftermarket parts and accessories, you can have your AR in any way that suits your needs or wants.

BenLuby 04-07-2012 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by axxe55 (Post 764444)
very minimal. A2 upper with a carry handle mount for a red dot if i want to. a sling, and lots of mags!

that's what i like about the AR, from mild to wild. whatever your desires are, it's all about you want on one. very adaptable platform. want a different caliber, buy another upper. between the makers of AR's and the aftermarket parts and accessories, you can have your AR in any way that suits your needs or wants.

Lego's for gun nuts. (And I are one, so don't get pi$$ed.)

nastyogre 04-07-2012 06:09 PM

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It depends on what I'm using it for. The last one I built is the lightweight style, more for hiking than tactical. It's got a sling, vari x II 3x9, and a houge grip. That's it. :-)

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AgentTikki 04-07-2012 06:10 PM

The Mr Potato-Head of the rifle world. :)

BenLuby 04-07-2012 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by AgentTikki (Post 764451)
The Mr Potato-Head of the rifle world. :)

I have .270's, 9mm, .40's, .22s, a bunch of different firearms. This is the most fun of the bunch.

Todd_ 04-07-2012 06:15 PM

I HATE the FSP for no real reason. I just can't stand it. I like my girls to show very little barrel, 15" hand-guards on 16" barrels. I'm running a quad rail now, but for weight purposes Ill be switching to the MI GEN2 SS15 hand-guards that are 15" guards that weigh 10.3 oz :-D. I'll run a forgrip, MBUS, RDS, and that's about it. I'm in the air on a flashlight. Trying to keep weight down for practical purposes (I shed 3+ lbs when I dropped the bipod to a QD mount and carry it with me, not always on, and went from scoped to RDS.

But you have seen mine already. My bling is in the colors :P

AgentTikki 04-07-2012 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Todd_ (Post 764455)
I HATE the FSP for no real reason. I just can't stand it. I like my girls to show very little barrel, 15" hand-guards on 16" barrels. I'm running a quad rail now, but for weight purposes Ill be switching to the MI GEN2 SS15 hand-guards that are 15" guards that weigh 10.3 oz :-D. I'll run a forgrip, MBUS, RDS, and that's about it. I'm in the air on a flashlight. Trying to keep weight down for practical purposes (I shed 3+ lbs when I dropped the bipod to a QD mount and carry it with me, not always on, and went from scoped to RDS.

But you have seen mine already. My bling is in the colors :P

OoOo let me know how that hand guard works out for you. Been keeping my eye on that one. Pics plz. I do like the dissapator look with long rails! Pron plzz!

I think you can forgo the fore grip and shed a little weight if you can get comfortable with the thumb over grip.

If you get LaRue qd mounts (or any high quality QD mounts), you can swap out the RDS and Scope with little to no loss of zero.

I am getting a qd mount for my lights (scope rings work fantastically for this).

I love the modularity of ARs :D

Quentin 04-07-2012 07:00 PM

Lean and mean 16" carbine here. MOE handguards, stock and grip, a good VTAC or VCAS sling and a bunch of scratches and dings. That'll do. Keep her under 8 lbs with 30rds in the magazine.


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