Going over rifles in obsessive detail and picking apart your rig like a bug.

4th June 2013

Question

Anonymous asked: would like to set up a 10.25 inch upper on a lower using a fixed arfx ace stock. will the a2 rifle buffer be heavy enough.

A2 buffer will be heavy enough, no problem.  You should be able to get away with that barrel with a stock A2 buffer and spring without any tricks.

4th June 2013

Question

Anonymous asked: Why you say ACOG no good on rifle?

I don’t think I’ve ever said that; I have used and do use an ACOG, and believe they are fine optics.  They are not optimal for all situations, CQB for example, but in the hands of a rifleman an ACOG is extremely beneficial.  I have seen rookies shoot above 85% with beat training rifles using mini-ACOGs at short distance (0-75 yard) engagements where they struggled with irons.  At inside 25 yards a 4x ACOG can be an issue if it’s not a BAC model (and some people don’t do BAC well anyhow) but a micro red dot can mitigate that issue.  I’m definitely pro-ACOG.  Gimme all the ACOG I can get.  Just not on that SBR though. 

30th July 2012

Photo with 2 notes

Kurt: Here is my submission.
Riflenerd:  Another hard c name.  This is a record or something I swear.  Not giving me a lot to work with here Kurt, but we’ll run this by the numbers.
Behind the rugged BenchMade Griptillian is a YHM Phantom flash suppressor, probably pinned and welded to a 14.5” M4 contour barrel.  Barrel and rifle are a mystery, I see no maker’s marks so I hope it’s a quality rifle.  We have what looks like a drop-in rail system by Midwest Industries, but the length looks all wrong and the design doesn’t match the current G2 rail.  It could be a G1 or I could be way the fuck off or it could be a custom job.  I see a barrel nut and the vent holes look like MI, that’s what I’m going off.  Either way, there is a SureFire G2 on the 11 o’clock and the rail system’s 12 o’clock looks too short past the front sight to mount an X300.  Guess which I’d rather have?  I have no way of knowing what mount the G2 is in.  Rail is covered by KAC panels (classy!).
Optic looks like an EOTech 512 mounted directly to the carbine.  I hope I’m wrong but that is sure what it looks like to me (there is a shadow falling right on the top of the carbine, so if I’m wrong, send me hate mail).  This would give you an absolute co-witness, which I hate.  I would get a Larue or at the very least a YHM riser to get a 1/3 co-witness going so you can run the carbine with your head up, neck straight.  See above photo for other option.  Rear “iron” sight appears to be a Magpul MBUS, a poor sight she be.  If you’re going to run an EOTech, Run a rifle with a front sight tower, a hard rear sight (DD 1.5, LMT A2) and have the EOTech on a riser or run a new model with the 7mm rise like the 516 so you get that 1/3 co-witness, that way you can run with your head straight, optic on, and it shits the bed you can make a slight adjustment and be on irons instantly.  No bullshit flip up sights that can snag or require fine motor skills to deploy, no transition to secondary because your battery has turned into goo from recoil, just stay up on that primary and keep rounds on target.
The stock is a standard new style M4 carbine stock and the trigger guard appears to be a Magpul-type.  The magazine is a metal magazine, I’d guess aluminium with a black teflon coating.  Most of the rifle has been painted, which is awesome.
So what’s wrong with this photo?  I don’t see a sling on the rifle or in the photo and the shooter is nuts to guts on the bench firing his weapon.  I hope he’s just taking a stable position to sight the optic in, but I would use a stable position called “prone” to sight my rifle in and use the picnic benches for eating lunch.  The knife with it’s tip stuck in the wood also worries me, as it may be there to clear failure to extracts.  And that would make this whole rifle a NO GO, and the extractor would need to be taken off, spring checked (is it a rifle spring? is it just worn out?) and maybe an o-ring added and test fired again.
With a few tweaks this could be a great rifle, but I think we need to adjust the weapon system.  Get a sling, ensure reliability, get of the bench, train train train.  And then train some more.

Kurt: Here is my submission.

Riflenerd:  Another hard c name.  This is a record or something I swear.  Not giving me a lot to work with here Kurt, but we’ll run this by the numbers.

Behind the rugged BenchMade Griptillian is a YHM Phantom flash suppressor, probably pinned and welded to a 14.5” M4 contour barrel.  Barrel and rifle are a mystery, I see no maker’s marks so I hope it’s a quality rifle.  We have what looks like a drop-in rail system by Midwest Industries, but the length looks all wrong and the design doesn’t match the current G2 rail.  It could be a G1 or I could be way the fuck off or it could be a custom job.  I see a barrel nut and the vent holes look like MI, that’s what I’m going off.  Either way, there is a SureFire G2 on the 11 o’clock and the rail system’s 12 o’clock looks too short past the front sight to mount an X300.  Guess which I’d rather have?  I have no way of knowing what mount the G2 is in.  Rail is covered by KAC panels (classy!).

Optic looks like an EOTech 512 mounted directly to the carbine.  I hope I’m wrong but that is sure what it looks like to me (there is a shadow falling right on the top of the carbine, so if I’m wrong, send me hate mail).  This would give you an absolute co-witness, which I hate.  I would get a Larue or at the very least a YHM riser to get a 1/3 co-witness going so you can run the carbine with your head up, neck straight.  See above photo for other option.  Rear “iron” sight appears to be a Magpul MBUS, a poor sight she be.  If you’re going to run an EOTech, Run a rifle with a front sight tower, a hard rear sight (DD 1.5, LMT A2) and have the EOTech on a riser or run a new model with the 7mm rise like the 516 so you get that 1/3 co-witness, that way you can run with your head straight, optic on, and it shits the bed you can make a slight adjustment and be on irons instantly.  No bullshit flip up sights that can snag or require fine motor skills to deploy, no transition to secondary because your battery has turned into goo from recoil, just stay up on that primary and keep rounds on target.

The stock is a standard new style M4 carbine stock and the trigger guard appears to be a Magpul-type.  The magazine is a metal magazine, I’d guess aluminium with a black teflon coating.  Most of the rifle has been painted, which is awesome.

So what’s wrong with this photo?  I don’t see a sling on the rifle or in the photo and the shooter is nuts to guts on the bench firing his weapon.  I hope he’s just taking a stable position to sight the optic in, but I would use a stable position called “prone” to sight my rifle in and use the picnic benches for eating lunch.  The knife with it’s tip stuck in the wood also worries me, as it may be there to clear failure to extracts.  And that would make this whole rifle a NO GO, and the extractor would need to be taken off, spring checked (is it a rifle spring? is it just worn out?) and maybe an o-ring added and test fired again.

With a few tweaks this could be a great rifle, but I think we need to adjust the weapon system.  Get a sling, ensure reliability, get of the bench, train train train.  And then train some more.

Tagged: submissionriflenerdcarbinerifleAR-15

30th July 2012

Photo with 6 notes

Submitted by a guy with an email address.  We’ll call him Chad.

Riflenerd: So yeah, nice HKish SBR in the tub.  This has been sitting in my queue because I’m not really an HK guy and this isn’t a rifle (it’s a pistol caliber carbine) but who the fuck am I to split hairs.  For the photo alone I give you respect, sir.
So I’m pretty sure this is not a HK 94. They haven’t been imported in a billion years and HK hates us and wouldn’t make new ones on US soil even if we sent bars of Nazi Jew gold directly to Germany.  This rifle is new.  It’s either been burred in a time capsule or some warehouse in Nevada and just finally delivered to you 20 years on or it’s a new copy.  Either way I see no shame in your game because, as I said before, HK hates us.  Also it has a paddle magazine release and a new style grip, which could be retrofitted to a HK 94 I suppose but when it comes down to brass tacks I just know how to load and fire one, I don’t know about rejiggering all the bits and bobs.  Either way this is a classy weapon and you’ve take the time to SBR it, so good for you.
As long as it’s a good copy, and there are good quality weapons out there, I’m sure this is a blast to shoot.  Now is this an effective weapon system?  Well, number 1 it fires 9mm.  Range and penetration are going to be limited compared to a rifle caliber carbine.  Number 2, magazine changes and charging are going to be slower than an M16/AR-15 carbine.  And on semi-auto, you are missing out on the best features of the subgun, which is the ability to hose lead onto a target in a short amount of time.  And where is the fucking sling man?  I hope you just took it off for the beauty shot.
So, the breakdown goes like this; nice mystery HK 94ish SBR, nice photo (in the tub), train train train, get a sling.  I think that covers it.

Submitted by a guy with an email address.  We’ll call him Chad.

Riflenerd: So yeah, nice HKish SBR in the tub.  This has been sitting in my queue because I’m not really an HK guy and this isn’t a rifle (it’s a pistol caliber carbine) but who the fuck am I to split hairs.  For the photo alone I give you respect, sir.

So I’m pretty sure this is not a HK 94. They haven’t been imported in a billion years and HK hates us and wouldn’t make new ones on US soil even if we sent bars of Nazi Jew gold directly to Germany.  This rifle is new.  It’s either been burred in a time capsule or some warehouse in Nevada and just finally delivered to you 20 years on or it’s a new copy.  Either way I see no shame in your game because, as I said before, HK hates us.  Also it has a paddle magazine release and a new style grip, which could be retrofitted to a HK 94 I suppose but when it comes down to brass tacks I just know how to load and fire one, I don’t know about rejiggering all the bits and bobs.  Either way this is a classy weapon and you’ve take the time to SBR it, so good for you.

As long as it’s a good copy, and there are good quality weapons out there, I’m sure this is a blast to shoot.  Now is this an effective weapon system?  Well, number 1 it fires 9mm.  Range and penetration are going to be limited compared to a rifle caliber carbine.  Number 2, magazine changes and charging are going to be slower than an M16/AR-15 carbine.  And on semi-auto, you are missing out on the best features of the subgun, which is the ability to hose lead onto a target in a short amount of time.  And where is the fucking sling man?  I hope you just took it off for the beauty shot.

So, the breakdown goes like this; nice mystery HK 94ish SBR, nice photo (in the tub), train train train, get a sling.  I think that covers it.

Tagged: riflenerdHKMP59mmsubmission

22nd March 2012

Photo

James: iPhone 4 pic with an Instagram filter
Rifle Nerd: This kind of photo submission is bullshit.  An iPhone can take a great photo, but you have filter fucked it up and destroyed the contrast, basically making it impossible to do a decent rundown of your rifle.  Also, taken at such and acute angle, it’s also a bit difficult to get what’s going on with your rig.
So, I can’t even see what kind of rifle it is, but you have some sort of shiny FDE/gold lower going on.  There is a SureFire MAG5-60 magazine, a SureFire MB556AR, Troy BUIS, and an Aimpoint Micro.  The light looks like a E2E body with a KX2C head and a Z68 “Scout” tailcap in a LaRue offset mount.  The stock looks like a Magpul UBR, but from this angle it’s hard to tell.
Everything else is lost in the oblique nature of the photo.  It has the general feeling of a good rifle, but without digging into the details, I can’t say for sure one way our another.  I like the light, but I’d run it at 10 o’clock instead of 5 o’clock.  SureFire muzzle breaks must be awesome, it seems like everyone has one, I’ll have to try one.  I don’t see a sling or accommodations for a sling, but I also can’t see shit, either way I would square that shit away.  SF Mag5-60 mean either operator or gamer to me, and with a gold lower and guess which way I’m leaning.  Nothing wrong with that, but I’d like to see a sling and maybe a fixed front sight; I don’t see a lot of rail being used up by devices.  Nice rifle, get a sling, take better fucking photos.

James: iPhone 4 pic with an Instagram filter

Rifle Nerd: This kind of photo submission is bullshit.  An iPhone can take a great photo, but you have filter fucked it up and destroyed the contrast, basically making it impossible to do a decent rundown of your rifle.  Also, taken at such and acute angle, it’s also a bit difficult to get what’s going on with your rig.

So, I can’t even see what kind of rifle it is, but you have some sort of shiny FDE/gold lower going on.  There is a SureFire MAG5-60 magazine, a SureFire MB556AR, Troy BUIS, and an Aimpoint Micro.  The light looks like a E2E body with a KX2C head and a Z68 “Scout” tailcap in a LaRue offset mount.  The stock looks like a Magpul UBR, but from this angle it’s hard to tell.

Everything else is lost in the oblique nature of the photo.  It has the general feeling of a good rifle, but without digging into the details, I can’t say for sure one way our another.  I like the light, but I’d run it at 10 o’clock instead of 5 o’clock.  SureFire muzzle breaks must be awesome, it seems like everyone has one, I’ll have to try one.  I don’t see a sling or accommodations for a sling, but I also can’t see shit, either way I would square that shit away.  SF Mag5-60 mean either operator or gamer to me, and with a gold lower and guess which way I’m leaning.  Nothing wrong with that, but I’d like to see a sling and maybe a fixed front sight; I don’t see a lot of rail being used up by devices.  Nice rifle, get a sling, take better fucking photos.


12th December 2011

Photo with 6 notes

Charles: 2 of my toys. Tear them apart.
Rifle Nerd: So, another “hard c” name.  We are on a streak folks.  So tear them apart we shall.  Let’s start with the carbine, then address the pistol-thing.  It looks like an LMT 16” upper receiver with a Daniel Defense Omega Rail, 7.0 Carbine.  Without a better photo it’s hard to tell.  Magpul XTM rail covers in foilage green cover the rail.  Upper has an A-frame front sight, just how we like it, and a very handy M203 cut in the barrel profile.  We have an EOTech 552, Rifle Nerd approved, in what looks like a GG&G setup (Accucam, flip covers).  BUIS is a Magpul MBUS.  Charging handle has some sort of tactical latch, could be an LMT Tactical Charging Handle.  Stock is a Magpul CTR, grip is a TangoDown Battle Grip, and and there is a Pmag.  No sling is pictured.
The AR-15 pistol, well I don’t really fuck around with those, but this appears to have a LMT 10.5” upper with a Magpul MOE forend.  A nice EOTech XPS, some BUIS I can’t identify and a pistol buffer to make it legally a pistol and not a SBR, and a Pmag in foliage green.
I like the setup of the carbine, I’d run that gun almost as is.  I’d probably get an IMod and some KAC panels, maybe a KAC 600M Micro BUIS, but pretty much the same.  Not a damn thing wrong with LMT.  I’d get a sling, it looks like a sling is pondered or considered, but one should be gotten.  Now this pistol thing, I see little practical use.  I might get a single point sling and shoot it euro-subgun style, but it sort of screams “toy” to me.  But I guess you get your kicks how you get them.  Nice rifle Charles, get a sling and maybe paint it.  

Charles: 2 of my toys. Tear them apart.

Rifle Nerd: So, another “hard c” name.  We are on a streak folks.  So tear them apart we shall.  Let’s start with the carbine, then address the pistol-thing.  It looks like an LMT 16” upper receiver with a Daniel Defense Omega Rail, 7.0 Carbine.  Without a better photo it’s hard to tell.  Magpul XTM rail covers in foilage green cover the rail.  Upper has an A-frame front sight, just how we like it, and a very handy M203 cut in the barrel profile.  We have an EOTech 552, Rifle Nerd approved, in what looks like a GG&G setup (Accucam, flip covers).  BUIS is a Magpul MBUS.  Charging handle has some sort of tactical latch, could be an LMT Tactical Charging Handle.  Stock is a Magpul CTR, grip is a TangoDown Battle Grip, and and there is a Pmag.  No sling is pictured.

The AR-15 pistol, well I don’t really fuck around with those, but this appears to have a LMT 10.5” upper with a Magpul MOE forend.  A nice EOTech XPS, some BUIS I can’t identify and a pistol buffer to make it legally a pistol and not a SBR, and a Pmag in foliage green.

I like the setup of the carbine, I’d run that gun almost as is.  I’d probably get an IMod and some KAC panels, maybe a KAC 600M Micro BUIS, but pretty much the same.  Not a damn thing wrong with LMT.  I’d get a sling, it looks like a sling is pondered or considered, but one should be gotten.  Now this pistol thing, I see little practical use.  I might get a single point sling and shoot it euro-subgun style, but it sort of screams “toy” to me.  But I guess you get your kicks how you get them.  Nice rifle Charles, get a sling and maybe paint it.  

Tagged: SubmissionRifle NerdAR-15CarbinePistol?MagpulEOTechTangoDownsubmission

5th December 2011

Post

So, Backlog of Submissions

Posts will served in the order they are received and when I get to them.   Also welcome new followers.  I like the 1:1 post to follower ratio.

5th December 2011

Photo with 25 notes

Cliff:  I have painstakingly gone over every inch of Isaac Marchionna’s Larue PredatAR and have successfully duplicated it to a tee. It really was no issue for me because I have no life and thrive off of other people’s creativity. Plus I hear Isaac is a phenomenal operator and figured if I took the time to study and duplicate his setup I couldn’t help but be as bad ass as him. Thank you for your inspiration. 
Rifle Nerd:  Why do all the cool guys get names like Cliff or Chad.  Or Issac Marchionna?  I’m pretty sure Cliff is pissing up my leg, but whatever, let’s do this by the numbers, stem to stern.  The rifle is a 16” LaRue Tactical PredatAR coated in bling bling FDEish bronze.  The muzzle is capped by a SureFire MB556K, no doubt to mount a nice SureFire can.  We got a tan DBAL A2 and a SureFire M720V RAID white/IR light and a SureFire SR-D-IT tapeswitch for independent remote activation of each device.  There is an OBR/PredatAR handstop way out where we like it.
The BUIS are KAC Micros, with a 600M in the rear.  Micro AimPoint in a LaRue mount and another mount base, for like an AimPoint 3x or more likely a NVD.  Rifle comes stock with a Gissele trigger and I assume that has not changed, but anything is possible.  Rifle comes stock with MOE OD furniture and that has changed.  I see a black Magpul CTR (with that sweet Magpul sticker), and a black MOE+ grip.  Although who knows, there a like a thousand variations of the Magpul grip now, so whatever.
And a Pmag… wait, holy shit, a SureFire MAG5-60 in a pear tree.  
And oh my word a sling on a rifle.  It’s a BFG in a custom color, but as to what style I have no fucking clue.  My guess is it’s a padded VCAS.  Why it’s attached to the left and right sides of the rifle, again, no clue.  Probably facilitate easier transitions when it’s slung over the neck, rather then across the back and shoulder.  But then, why not get a padded single point sling?  You don’t want all your expensive junk slamming around and banging into door frames?  It appears you literally piss money, so what the fuck?
This is a excellent carbine and an outstanding photo.  If I felt the need to trade a metric shit-ton of money for a rifle, I’d end up with something like this, but with a single point sling and an EOTech.  And an IMod.  And not golden sunset bronze.  Good job Cliff, very nice rifle.  I’m surprise it doesn’t have a hydrographic transfer of Costa’s face in multicam, however.  But this is a copy of Issac’s rifle, right?

Cliff:  I have painstakingly gone over every inch of Isaac Marchionna’s Larue PredatAR and have successfully duplicated it to a tee. It really was no issue for me because I have no life and thrive off of other people’s creativity. Plus I hear Isaac is a phenomenal operator and figured if I took the time to study and duplicate his setup I couldn’t help but be as bad ass as him. Thank you for your inspiration. 

Rifle Nerd:  Why do all the cool guys get names like Cliff or Chad.  Or Issac Marchionna?  I’m pretty sure Cliff is pissing up my leg, but whatever, let’s do this by the numbers, stem to stern.  The rifle is a 16” LaRue Tactical PredatAR coated in bling bling FDEish bronze.  The muzzle is capped by a SureFire MB556K, no doubt to mount a nice SureFire can.  We got a tan DBAL A2 and a SureFire M720V RAID white/IR light and a SureFire SR-D-IT tapeswitch for independent remote activation of each device.  There is an OBR/PredatAR handstop way out where we like it.

The BUIS are KAC Micros, with a 600M in the rear.  Micro AimPoint in a LaRue mount and another mount base, for like an AimPoint 3x or more likely a NVD.  Rifle comes stock with a Gissele trigger and I assume that has not changed, but anything is possible.  Rifle comes stock with MOE OD furniture and that has changed.  I see a black Magpul CTR (with that sweet Magpul sticker), and a black MOE+ grip.  Although who knows, there a like a thousand variations of the Magpul grip now, so whatever.

And a Pmag… wait, holy shit, a SureFire MAG5-60 in a pear tree.  

And oh my word a sling on a rifle.  It’s a BFG in a custom color, but as to what style I have no fucking clue.  My guess is it’s a padded VCAS.  Why it’s attached to the left and right sides of the rifle, again, no clue.  Probably facilitate easier transitions when it’s slung over the neck, rather then across the back and shoulder.  But then, why not get a padded single point sling?  You don’t want all your expensive junk slamming around and banging into door frames?  It appears you literally piss money, so what the fuck?

This is a excellent carbine and an outstanding photo.  If I felt the need to trade a metric shit-ton of money for a rifle, I’d end up with something like this, but with a single point sling and an EOTech.  And an IMod.  And not golden sunset bronze.  Good job Cliff, very nice rifle.  I’m surprise it doesn’t have a hydrographic transfer of Costa’s face in multicam, however.  But this is a copy of Issac’s rifle, right?

Tagged: submissionmagpulAR-15ishCarbineRifleRifle NerdSureFireLaRue TacticalAimpointMuzzle Bling

5th December 2011

Question

Anonymous asked: FYI, that photo of the 'copy of costa's rifle' IS costa's rifle. Just an FYI.

It must have been before he shot it, there is skate tape and such on it now.  Or is Costa shooting a copy of his rifle?  That guy…

23rd November 2011

Photo with 21 notes

Thesmashy: Here is my rifle.  It’s a 20” A4 CMMG upper with a STAG lower.  You can figure out the rest.
Rifle Nerd: Second submission.  Another “pile of man stuff” photo.  Let’s do this by the numbers.  20” M16A4 profile rifle, going for that mean Marine look but the ACOG is wrong.  I see a TA01NSN with the shitty mount instead of a TA31F or TA31RCO in a shitty mount.  The holdovers are going to be all wrong, the TA01NSN is calibrated for a 14.5” M4A1 shooting M855, not a 20” A4 shooting whatever that is in those mags and strippers.  No BUIS so I’m going to assume we’re sticking to the Marine theme.  Standard A2 buttstock, A2 grip (hurray!), KAC M5 RAS with a full panel kit, and a TangoDown VFG in the right spot.  The SureFire is a 9P with some sort of crazy tailcap and bezel config going on, probably a Z48 tailcap for clicky and an M2 or M3 bezel with a some sort of cover/filter/diffuser (it’s shut, I can’t tell).  The light is in another Daniel Defense offset mount which is an outstanding mount, especially for this rifle because you will want to be holding that VFG in a “choke the chicken” style and you can knock that switch with you thumb.  I see a standard A-frame front sight (which would come in handy if you had BUIS, but I guess you probably lug around a carry handle, right?) and a standard A2 compensator.  This rifle has a buttstock mag pouch, definitely not a SPEC OPS brand, probably something nice and expensive.  I see a three-point sling which is terrible unless you are going to be walking around all day with this rifle, and don’t need to switch shoulders that often.  The rifle is laying on a claymore bag in coyote, which is sort of rad, you don’t see to many of those and they’re good bags, but then it’s all on a go-fast softshell from TAD gear or whatever that probably cost like $300.  This rifle is a working man’s rifle and doesn’t really belong with that jacket.  I see some USGI mags, beat up mags, which I like, and holy crap ammo on strippers so you can reload the mags quickly and easily.  I’m not sure why there is a mix of 30 round mags and 20 round mags, and I don’t see 20 rounders with paracord loops very often.
This photo is shot well and except for the flagrant ”pile of cool guy stuff” motif, I’d say it’s composed well.  I like the rifle, except for the wrong optic, and I’d add a BUIS even if it’s not “AS ISSUED” it would be useful and stuff.  No Magpul and no painted in selector markings, very refreshing.  Get a new sling too.  Nice watermark by the way.

Thesmashy: Here is my rifle.  It’s a 20” A4 CMMG upper with a STAG lower.  You can figure out the rest.

Rifle Nerd: Second submission.  Another “pile of man stuff” photo.  Let’s do this by the numbers.  20” M16A4 profile rifle, going for that mean Marine look but the ACOG is wrong.  I see a TA01NSN with the shitty mount instead of a TA31F or TA31RCO in a shitty mount.  The holdovers are going to be all wrong, the TA01NSN is calibrated for a 14.5” M4A1 shooting M855, not a 20” A4 shooting whatever that is in those mags and strippers.  No BUIS so I’m going to assume we’re sticking to the Marine theme.  Standard A2 buttstock, A2 grip (hurray!), KAC M5 RAS with a full panel kit, and a TangoDown VFG in the right spot.  The SureFire is a 9P with some sort of crazy tailcap and bezel config going on, probably a Z48 tailcap for clicky and an M2 or M3 bezel with a some sort of cover/filter/diffuser (it’s shut, I can’t tell).  The light is in another Daniel Defense offset mount which is an outstanding mount, especially for this rifle because you will want to be holding that VFG in a “choke the chicken” style and you can knock that switch with you thumb.  I see a standard A-frame front sight (which would come in handy if you had BUIS, but I guess you probably lug around a carry handle, right?) and a standard A2 compensator.  This rifle has a buttstock mag pouch, definitely not a SPEC OPS brand, probably something nice and expensive.  I see a three-point sling which is terrible unless you are going to be walking around all day with this rifle, and don’t need to switch shoulders that often.  The rifle is laying on a claymore bag in coyote, which is sort of rad, you don’t see to many of those and they’re good bags, but then it’s all on a go-fast softshell from TAD gear or whatever that probably cost like $300.  This rifle is a working man’s rifle and doesn’t really belong with that jacket.  I see some USGI mags, beat up mags, which I like, and holy crap ammo on strippers so you can reload the mags quickly and easily.  I’m not sure why there is a mix of 30 round mags and 20 round mags, and I don’t see 20 rounders with paracord loops very often.

This photo is shot well and except for the flagrant ”pile of cool guy stuff” motif, I’d say it’s composed well.  I like the rifle, except for the wrong optic, and I’d add a BUIS even if it’s not “AS ISSUED” it would be useful and stuff.  No Magpul and no painted in selector markings, very refreshing.  Get a new sling too.  Nice watermark by the way.

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