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GettoPhilosopher
09-28-2011, 10:33 PM
About 6 months ago, my wife and I started talking about having kids. We started paying off debts, improving our employment situations (yay for scoring a raise each, and me getting paid sick days/vacation days/holidays!), etc. We finally decided to go for it. Now we've got our first kid on the way, due in April. *happy* Future Calgunner on the way!

Knowing that money would be tight and I'd been putting off projects for years, my wife, entirely on her own, decided that she was going to give me 2 months to buy whatever the hell I wanted. So for the last two paychecks (and the next two), after bills and living/gas/grocery money, I'm free to spend as much as I can. In light of that, here's my pending build list. I'll update over the next 4 weeks as I finish everything out.

(Mods, I put this here because it includes my Saiga 12. But the build details are all ARs...if you feel this belongs in Centerfire Rifles, feel free to move it)

My collection (pics/stats to be updated as purchases arrive):

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o206/gettophilosopher/IMAG0044.jpg

7.5" AR Pistol

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o206/gettophilosopher/IMAG0048.jpg

Parts Purchased:

Plum Crazy Registered Pistol Lower, PPT'ed from RyanAnchors
Magpul MIAD Grip


Parts to be purchased (11/1/11):

RRA Pistol Buffer Kit, inc. CAA Saddle
Build or buy 7.5" upper with YHM Carbine Diamond rail, low profile gas block, and Smith Vortex FH
Primary Arms RDS (M4 or Micro, can't decide yet)


Saiga 12:

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o206/gettophilosopher/IMAG0046.jpg


CarolinaShootersSupply Conversion kit w/SAW Grip, Phoenix Flame Brake, and Ace 7.5 Skeleton Stock
10rd SGM mag
Magpul RVG


To Buy (11/1/11?):

Have 19" barrel shortened, muzzle brake permanently attached for 18" total length


16" Midlength Featureless AR

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o206/gettophilosopher/IMAG0045.jpg


Spike's Tactical Lower with BAD Lever, Solar grip wrap, Gunfighter CH, and pinned Magpul MOE Stock
Eotech 517.A65 (Purchased, waiting for it to arrive)
Eotech 3x FTS Magnifier (Purchased, waiting for it to arrive)
Spikes 16" Midlength LE Upper w/CMV CL Barrel, YHM Phantom Brake, and Magpul MOE handguards



20" M16A4gery

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o206/gettophilosopher/IMAG0047.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o206/gettophilosopher/IMAG0049.jpg


JD Machine USMC-Marked Lower
A2 Stock
MOE Grip (Sorry, I hate A2 grips)
Bullet button (didn't have another grip wrap, trying to decide if this should go featurless or BB'ed)
Palmetto State Armory LPK
Custom Upper (DS Arms 20" fluted HBAR and upper, YHM Phantom Brake, KAC M5 RAS, Matech 600m BUIS, LMT M16 BCG)
Specter Gear SOP Sling w/buttstock mag pouch
Grippod foregrip/bipod (will be replaced with KAC handstop if I go featureless)
(Reserved, paid for 10/13/11 and shipped at that time): TA31F (Red Chevron) with Killflash and Larue mount


To buy:

Geisele SSA 2 stage combat trigger
Replacement A2 Stock endplate (Mine is rubber, and doesn't fit quite right)
Possibly Solar Tactical grip wrap, if I decide to run both ARs featureless




Final Purchases:


New handguard for my S12? Possibly a SGM Trirail, or a Tapco Intrafuse. Had a Chaos; liked it, but too heavy. I like it KISS.
Lights for some or all of my weapons. Probably Streamlight TLR1s' for the S12 and AR pistol, and then Watchmaker's 350 lumen rechargable lights for the 16" and 20".
More Ammo!
A spotting scope or binoculars. My hearing sucks, I can't hear the steel past 200y at Angeles, and I want to shoot farther than that.


Let me know what you guys think! More details/pictures on request. This should pretty much complete my 5.56 and shotgun collection for now. I *am* still tempted to do a 24" SS free-floated AR15 with a PRS and a higher powered scope for target shooting, but we'll see if that happens. I think whenever money pics up again (after birth? after 1st year? Probably more like "in 10-20 years"?), I'll start a battle rifle collection. 16" FAL, AR308 Battle Rifle (Sig 716?), AR308 24" target build, KelTec RFB, SCAR 17s, M1919?

MustangGreg66
09-28-2011, 11:42 PM
Those look like a nice downpayment on the ammo they'll eat, guns are kids too ya know and need constant feeding :D

Since you mentioned a 20" FF uppered AR as a possibility and a Geisele trigger for your "20" M16A4gery" You might want to consider getting one of their nicer, more target shooting oriented triggers for the A4gery and having the 20" FF upper as a second upper for the rifle. Do double duty and get more out of it.

Do you have all the pistols you desire at the moment? Besides the 7.5" I don't see any traditional pistols being added to your collection. I just figured with the green light there might be one or two.

GettoPhilosopher
09-29-2011, 8:01 AM
Those look like a nice downpayment on the ammo they'll eat, guns are kids too ya know and need constant feeding :D

Since you mentioned a 20" FF uppered AR as a possibility and a Geisele trigger for your "20" M16A4gery" You might want to consider getting one of their nicer, more target shooting oriented triggers for the A4gery and having the 20" FF upper as a second upper for the rifle. Do double duty and get more out of it.

Do you have all the pistols you desire at the moment? Besides the 7.5" I don't see any traditional pistols being added to your collection. I just figured with the green light there might be one or two.

The 24" FF + A4 lower has crossed my mind, but not in the budget at this time. As for pistols, I sold mine when I realized that A) I sucked with them, B) I can't get a LTC in LA yet anyways, C) my wife is 20x better with a pistol than I'll ever be, and D) I really just didn't enjoy shooting or owning them. *Shrugs* When CGF tells me LA LTCs are available, I'll buy one and take a course. For now, wife owns her own, and I enjoy my long guns.