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Offline marcoc

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Trying Out Retro AR's
« on: January 03, 2017, 10:34:49 AM »
Got hold of a used semi-retro. Put this and that.....


An then put this and that again.....

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Re: Trying Out Retro AR's
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2017, 10:55:04 AM »
Very nice! But I have to ask, what is the big red sticker under the selector?

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Re: Trying Out Retro AR's
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2017, 11:02:42 AM »
Very nice! But I have to ask, what is the big red sticker under the selector?

It has  a BFS III trigger system....they also refer to it as a binary trigger.

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Re: Trying Out Retro AR's
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2017, 01:20:02 PM »


Here's mine.
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Offline M1A4ME

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Re: Trying Out Retro AR's
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2017, 02:04:07 PM »
I saw some "skinny" 20" barrels for sale the other day.  The first thing that popped into my head was a retro M16A1 build.  Then I remembered why all my builds are flat tops - can't see the front sight anymore without glasses.

I guess the only "retro" looking AR15 I'd really be interested in is an XM177 style gun.  Mine is on an A2 upper so it doesn't really look "retro" with the big adjustable rear sight on it.  It does look kind of cool with the Single Point sight on it though, I just don't have the right rings for it, but it still looks cool.
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Re: Trying Out Retro AR's
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2017, 02:35:25 PM »
I wonder if my original AR15A2 HBAR is considered "Retro", even though I've changed out a few things like the Pistol Grip and Muzzle Brake.
I can still put the originals back on.


AR15A2 HBAR built on PAC West Lower with 2x Scope and Enterprise Arms Muzzle Brake. Bolt has 3 layer Gas Continuous Gas Ring.

At my age, I'm probably considered "Retro".  ::)
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Re: Trying Out Retro AR's
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2017, 02:37:07 PM »
I wonder if my original AR15A2 HBAR is considered "Retro", even though I've changed out a few things like the Pistol Grip and Muzzle Brake.


AR15A2 HBAR built on PAC West Lower with 2x Scope and Enterprise Arms Muzzle Brake. Bolt has 3 layer Gas Continuous Gas Ring.

At my age, I'm probably considered "Retro".  ::)

It's the age!  :) 

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Re: Trying Out Retro AR's
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2017, 03:54:23 PM »
Got hold of a used semi-retro. Put this and that.....


An then put this and that again.....

I really like what you did with it. Is that an A1 type stock? Shorter than the A2?

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Re: Trying Out Retro AR's
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2017, 03:56:26 PM »
It's actually shorter than an A1, called a guardian shorty. If I am not mistaken, it's the same length as the collapsible 607 stock.

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Re: Trying Out Retro AR's
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2017, 04:47:24 PM »
It's actually shorter than an A1, called a guardian shorty. If I am not mistaken, it's the same length as the collapsible 607 stock.
Thanks for the info.

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Re: Trying Out Retro AR's
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2017, 09:34:44 PM »
XM-177 configuration with an A2 style upper receiver. Fun to shoot, but loud.




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Re: Trying Out Retro AR's
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2017, 09:55:58 PM »
Very nice! But I have to ask, what is the big red sticker under the selector?

It has  a BFS III trigger system....they also refer to it as a binary trigger.

What do you think of the BFS III trigger?

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Re: Trying Out Retro AR's
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2017, 10:05:58 PM »
Sorry Sir, haven't had a chance to go to the range. Maybe next week, then I'll provide some feedback. Thanks.

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Re: Trying Out Retro AR's
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2017, 08:09:13 PM »
Here's where I'm at with the XM177 clone......really bad paint job, hand guard was nuts to put in the flat ring, missing a number of parts , cut here, cut there, refinish....



Here it is with the greenie....


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Re: Trying Out Retro AR's
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2017, 01:21:48 PM »
The green shorty is no longer short. Not as retro as I originally intended but I like!