The one AR-15 I own

walterbunning

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I built this one knowing virtually zippo about the rifle, having only shot an M16 enough to qualify with it. I figured: “what better way to learn the firearm than to build it?”. I sunk quite a bit of dough into her, but she turned out to be great shooter just by dumb luck.
The trained eye will notice an extra black part just behind the mag well. That’s the magazine lock. It emasculates the firearm by rendering the magazine non-detachable without disassembling the reciever. That makes it California compliant. Also note the ring on the take-down pin.:unsure:

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Lower receiver: Rifle Gear Aggressor Multi.
Upper receiver: BCM.
BCG: BCM
Charging handle: AXTS Raptor Ambidextrous FDE
Buffer Tube group: BCM
LPK: CMMG
Trigger: Timney
Stock: VLTOR iMOD
Hand guard: Midwest Industries 15”
Barrel: Mega Arms 18” 1x8
Gas Block: BCM low-profile
Muzzle Brake: Witt
BUIS: Magpul MBUS
KNS anti-rotational hammer/trigger pins
Hogue Grip
Magpul Ladder Rails

Cerakote: Upper and lower receivers, hand guard MAGPUL FDE
 
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walterbunning

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Aren't you exempt from certain regulations as a former LEO?

How can people vote for Feinstein and those other clowns...
Nope. While actively employed, one could own a normal AR if it was the same as that which was used by the respective department. BUT.. as soon as the officer leaves service, he/she is no longer entitled to own one, and must either register it as an assault weapon or surrender it.
 

walterbunning

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Can you tell me where you found the information on "Flash Hiders" When I read SB 880 Section 1 Line (1) "Flash Hiders" are only excluded if you don't have a mag lock. Just wondering if I missed something.
You’re correct. Muzzle brakes were allowed on “bullet button” rifles, but not flash hiders. Rifles with non-detachable magazines such as mine can have either. The brake on my rifle was there legally in it’s former life as a bullet button gun.
 
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WoodChuk

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I built this one knowing virtually zippo about the rifle, having only shot an M16 enough to qualify with it. I figured: “what better way to learn the firearm than to build it?”. I sunk quite a bit of dough into her, but she turned out to be great shooter just by dumb luck.
The trained eye will notice an extra black part just behind the mag well. That’s the magazine lock. It emasculates the firearm by rendering the magazine non-detachable without disassembling the reciever. That makes it California compliant. Also note the ring on the take-down pin.:unsure:

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Lower receiver: Rifle Gear Aggressor Multi.
Upper receiver: BCM.
BCG: BCM
Charging handle: AXTS Raptor Ambidextrous FDE
Buffer Tube group: BCM
LPK: CMMG
Trigger: Timney
Stock: VLTOR iMOD
Hand guard: Midwest Industries 15”
Barrel: Mega Arms 18” 1x8
Gas Block: BCM low-profile
Muzzle Brake: Witt
BUIS: Magpul MBUS
KNS anti-rotational hammer/trigger pins
Hogue Grip
Magpul Ladder Rails

Cerakote: Upper and lower receivers, hand guard MAGPUL FDE
Wheeeeow! Who needs 2 when you have 1 like that! Superb.
 
I built this one knowing virtually zippo about the rifle, having only shot an M16 enough to qualify with it. I figured: “what better way to learn the firearm than to build it?”. I sunk quite a bit of dough into her, but she turned out to be great shooter just by dumb luck.
The trained eye will notice an extra black part just behind the mag well. That’s the magazine lock. It emasculates the firearm by rendering the magazine non-detachable without disassembling the reciever. That makes it California compliant. Also note the ring on the take-down pin.:unsure:

View attachment 194

Lower receiver: Rifle Gear Aggressor Multi.
Upper receiver: BCM.
BCG: BCM
Charging handle: AXTS Raptor Ambidextrous FDE
Buffer Tube group: BCM
LPK: CMMG
Trigger: Timney
Stock: VLTOR iMOD
Hand guard: Midwest Industries 15”
Barrel: Mega Arms 18” 1x8
Gas Block: BCM low-profile
Muzzle Brake: Witt
BUIS: Magpul MBUS
KNS anti-rotational hammer/trigger pins
Hogue Grip
Magpul Ladder Rails

Cerakote: Upper and lower receivers, hand guard MAGPUL FDE

Walter, Very nice build! BCM makes outstanding quality parts! Just curious why you didn't go the featureless route?
 
I can relate Walter. I dont like the finned grip or the fixed stock either. But I was able to find the grip with a thumb rest which improves the grip purchase. This allows me to still be able to operate the safety.

Going featureless, I can have a normal magazine release. I now run on most of my builds the VG6 Gamma muzzle device also the VG6 Cage (Only made 223 caliber rifles) which mounts over the muzzle brake. With this configuration its almost like having a "Free State rifle," while conforming to the Commiefornia state law.
 

walterbunning

Administrator
I can relate Walter. I dont like the finned grip or the fixed stock either. But I was able to find the grip with a thumb rest which improves the grip purchase. This allows me to still be able to operate the safety.

Going featureless, I can have a normal magazine release. I now run on most of my builds the VG6 Gamma muzzle device also the VG6 Cage (Only made 223 caliber rifles) which mounts over the muzzle brake. With this configuration its almost like having a "Free State rifle," while conforming to the Commiefornia state law.
Yours sound great, Reb. I REALLY like this rifle, and I have no intention of building another. When I do my part, it consistently produces 1 MOA results shooting from the Lead Sled. I do have a S&W factory job, but I converted that to .17 HMR so I “kinda” have a free state AR, LOL 😂
 
Muzzle 'brakes' are allowed, but not 'flash hiders'. This one was sold as a brake. All about the packaging, rediculously enough.
They probably wouldn't like my 22 MM grenade launcher on my Yugo SKS. I know in CA that feature has to be remove and a oversized brake has to be welded in place to make it CA legal. I used to keep track of all the 922 r compliant rules as it applies to the SKS rifles as the launcher is perfectly legal in NC and if removed the rifle no longer is C & R and you have to play the parts swapping game.
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Just for giggles here is one being fired from the Yugo SKS.
 
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I built this one knowing virtually zippo about the rifle, having only shot an M16 enough to qualify with it. I figured: “what better way to learn the firearm than to build it?”. I sunk quite a bit of dough into her, but she turned out to be great shooter just by dumb luck.
The trained eye will notice an extra black part just behind the mag well. That’s the magazine lock. It emasculates the firearm by rendering the magazine non-detachable without disassembling the reciever. That makes it California compliant. Also note the ring on the take-down pin.:unsure:

View attachment 194

Lower receiver: Rifle Gear Aggressor Multi.
Upper receiver: BCM.
BCG: BCM
Charging handle: AXTS Raptor Ambidextrous FDE
Buffer Tube group: BCM
LPK: CMMG
Trigger: Timney
Stock: VLTOR iMOD
Hand guard: Midwest Industries 15”
Barrel: Mega Arms 18” 1x8
Gas Block: BCM low-profile
Muzzle Brake: Witt
BUIS: Magpul MBUS
KNS anti-rotational hammer/trigger pins
Hogue Grip
Magpul Ladder Rails

Cerakote: Upper and lower receivers, hand guard MAGPUL FDE
Thats a really nice AR Walter, it amazing these days what you can put together and build your own rifle. My plan next year is to put together an AR-10 or 300 BO.
 
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