Search This Blog

Thursday, July 10, 2014

If One Starts Drinking the Kool-Aid...

It seems you can't stop! After Murphys Law sent me a simple link to somewhere in Idaho to purchase a kit M-4 stamped with a North Carolina address I drank. That was not enough. Now for a rear sight, an optic, and magazines. 

Aimpoint PRO red dot. Ok, so far so good. Now for the rear iron sight (or as the tacicool kids call it the BUIS). Another person from the usual gang of suspects Old NFO suggested Troy for that. Done:






 



















Now for some magazines. Many friends said the same thing. So Magpul gen 3 30 round mags to start. 

Only one thing left. I need a sling and a better collapsible stock. Commercial buffer tube here (I am a quick study if so motivated =). Need a sling too. Anyone have suggestions for my pedestrian beater M-4? 

 



 

13 comments:

  1. I have (and really like) my Magpul MOE for an adjustable. If you prefer a fixed stock, the MAGS-EFX is a GREAT A1-length stock. Far pricier adjustable options include the Magpul UBR or the LMT SOPMOD.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Mag-Pul MOE stock will do you just fine (they make one for the commercial tube) and they make a couple of decent slings, too. Fine-looking rifle that appears ready to serve you well.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Look at Vickers' 2 - point sling, really like mine.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Concur on the Magpul stock. Sling? Well, check out the vids at Rifles Only: (link for vid on this page) https://www.riflesonly.com/pro-shop/tactical-kit/slings/the-ftw-sling.html (there is a non-bungee/standard version, too.)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Um... why is the rear sight on backwards? :s

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Tam, three reasons. 1. I hate instructions as a rule. 2. Button to fold should be on my other left. 3. I am a unabashed noob at these things =)! Thanks.

      Delete
    2. I can't believe these other commenters were gonna just let you walk off down the hall with the toilet paper trailing from your shoe like that. ;)

      Delete
  6. Nice work K, I'll be putting one together myself on a stripped receiver I've owned for a while now. Check out http://www.strapworks.com/AR15_Kits_s/764.htm if your of a DIY bent. I'd stitch one up for you if you were closer by. Insofar as the reversed BUS mounting, CarteachO did the same and found it co-witnessed perfectly with the MILDOT in his optical sight.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yep, sight is... wrong... :-) And you'll have to get a light for it, and a foregrip and... and... :-)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hey... you have a bit of toilet paper draggin' from your shoe...

    Dann in Ohio

    ReplyDelete