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Old 09-20-2009, 2:52 PM
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Default Tacticool to Practicool (pics)

This is what it looked like at first...



But, I decided i actually wanted to use my rifle pretty soon, so i made it as light and practical as possible. It's KISS(ish). It's a "Stagpul" carbine.





Stag 3 upper

Stag FSB

Stag detachable carry handle

Stag 15 Lower

Magpul MOE handguard

Magpul CTR stock

Magpul Aluminum Enhanced Trigger guard

Ergo Grip

Homemade Single-point sling
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Old 09-20-2009, 3:00 PM
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I like it a lot. Very clean.
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Old 09-20-2009, 3:07 PM
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I like it a lot. Very clean.
Thanks. I appreciate that.
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Old 09-20-2009, 3:11 PM
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Why take off the optic?
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I like the new setup. I recently did the same thing, went from a tacticool setup to something much simpler, and I couldn't be happier. I have to say, I am really pleased with the Magpul hand guards, they feel good in the hand.

Went from this,



To


and the Eotech is getting replaced by a XPS2.0 this week.
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Old 09-20-2009, 3:26 PM
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Why take off the optic?
One less thing to deal with.
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One less thing to deal with.
That, plus I want to try and get proficient with iron sites...and the optic is a fake-point for plinking
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I hate these threads. Makes me want to piece a new carbine.

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That, plus I want to try and get proficient with iron sites...and the optic is a fake-point for plinking
Smart choice. I believe everyone should become efficient with iron sights first because we should all know how to do basics first. Unfortunately Im guilty of not doing this enough and need much more practice with irons.
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Vin, I definitely like that simplified setup.
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I hate these threads. Makes me want to make a new carbine.
It makes me want to take my carbine out, put it through the paces, ride it hard, and put it away wet (lubed)
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yeah all that tacticool stuff can be a bit much...

I went from this

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Appears as if you've added a toe. ^^^
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I like the after, looks good!
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That, plus I want to try and get proficient with iron sites...and the optic is a fake-point for plinking
+1

I grew up with iron sights and kind of dropped out of the gun scene for about 10 years, when I jumped back in a year + ago, I didn't even know what a picatinny rail was. There was all this cool tactical stuff that I had never seen.

So when I put together my new AR, I went all out and got all this cool stuff I thought I wanted, after taking it out a few times in the West Texas/New Mexico Rio Grande valley. I quickly realized the rifle I had built was not what I wanted, especially after acquiring an M1A. I wanted something much simpler that was more akin to the AR's I had grown up shooting on the ranches on my youth.

I'm not dogging advancement as seen by me keeping an Eotech on it, I just don't have a need or want for all that other stuff hanging off.
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I went from this




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cant get any simpler
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Why do you have two points to mount a sling on the front of your AR?
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Why do you have two points to mount a sling on the front of your AR?
the one underneath the handguards is the stock riveted on, the sideways one is what I put on and use. I just dont want to drill out the stock one because I wont be able to put it back on easily and it doesnt get in the way. Rather have options if its ever needed. I also use the magpul sling, the one that is 1 point and converts to 2 point, the sideways mount lays the rifle against my chest better, and the rear sling mount is under the buffer tube, cant reall see it. That help center the rifle better for me with a 1 point sling .
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cant get any simpler
True, it cant get simpler for a semi-auto rifle, but...the goal was "light carbine"

AK-47 = 9.5lbs empty

M4 = 5.9lbs empty

Source: Wikipedia

BTW: chunky, sweet AK...i'll get one of those some day...or maybe an SKS.

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cant get any simpler
Yes, you can. This is the simplest you can get
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Why do you have two points to mount a sling on the front of your AR?
The built-in sling mount that comes on "stock" rifles is for a carry sling. No one really uses those anymore other than maybe in slowfire shooting in matches.

A side sling mount is for a tactical sling, which you would actually use if you were using your rifle for self-defense.
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If you want a step up...



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