AK and AR Build Thread, Post Pictures of what you are working on so we all can Ohhhhh and Ahhhhh.

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Jds556762

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Building a dedicated rifle to use with my night vision. Using my registered SBR lower to do it. recently had @FatAlbert refinish the lower in Vortex Bronze and the upper in burnt bronze. I’m shooting for that SCAR-esque 50 shades of FDE.

Geissele DDC MK8 9.5” rail
Ballistic Advantage 10.3” 5.56 Hanson barrel with cross-pinned BA gas block
B5 Coyote Brown Enhanced SOPMOD stock
Trijicon MRO
Geissele DDC 1.93” MRO Mount
Geissele DDC Airborne charging handle
Magpul whatever FDE pistol grip
CMC 3.5lb flat trigger
Spikes T2 buffer
ZenitCo PERST 4 full-power IR designator
Tan Surefire M340 - V white/IR Illuminator
Vikings Tac FDE 2 point sling
Custom spliced Surefire DS-07 dual pressure switch for PERST & M340 V light
Surefire closed-tine SOCOM flash hider

since I’m using this rifle with dual NODs I’m omitting Iron Sights and throwing that MRO as high as possible so I can use it as a passive aiming device when not using the designator.

the PERST 4 designator uses a proprietary pressure switch with a locking collar so there’s no dedicated dual switch (light/laser) I can purchase to switch both the surefire and the PERST. I purchased a Surefire DS07 dual crane/SF switch and I’m going to cut the cord on the crane side and splice it with the socket from the PERST switch. I’ve seen it done before and being an electrician now I feel confident I can make a rock solid connection. Will be using heat shrink on the splice to give it a nice slick look. Regular rubber bands everywhere for cable management.

the idea was to go with as many different shades of FDE as possible.

waiting on some of the parts to show up shipping is slow.

will post pics as build progresses

thanks to the SET members who helped me acquire some of this stuff!

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Balthaz

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Building a dedicated rifle to use with my night vision. Using my registered SBR lower to do it. recently had @FatAlbert refinish the lower in Vortex Bronze and the upper in burnt bronze. I’m shooting for that SCAR-esque 50 shades of FDE.

Geissele DDC MK8 9.5” rail
Ballistic Advantage 10.3” 5.56 Hanson barrel with cross-pinned BA gas block
B5 Coyote Brown Enhanced SOPMOD stock
Trijicon MRO
Geissele DDC 1.93” MRO Mount
Geissele DDC Airborne charging handle
Magpul whatever FDE pistol grip
CMC 3.5lb flat trigger
Spikes T2 buffer
ZenitCo PERST 4 full-power IR designator
Tan Surefire M340 - V white/IR Illuminator
Vikings Tac FDE 2 point sling
Custom spliced Surefire DS-07 dual pressure switch for PERST & M340 V light
Surefire closed-tine SOCOM flash hider

since I’m using this rifle with dual NODs I’m omitting Iron Sights and throwing that MRO as high as possible so I can use it as a passive aiming device when not using the designator.

the PERST 4 designator uses a proprietary pressure switch with a locking collar so there’s no dedicated dual switch (light/laser) I can purchase to switch both the surefire and the PERST. I purchased a Surefire DS07 dual crane/SF switch and I’m going to cut the cord on the crane side and splice it with the socket from the PERST switch. I’ve seen it done before and being an electrician now I feel confident I can make a rock solid connection. Will be using heat shrink on the splice to give it a nice slick look. Regular rubber bands everywhere for cable management.

the idea was to go with as many different shades of FDE as possible.

waiting on some of the parts to show up shipping is slow.

will post pics as build progresses

thanks to the SET members who helped me acquire some of this stuff!

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That is going to be a sweet ass rifle.


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noclevername

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Building a dedicated rifle to use with my night vision. Using my registered SBR lower to do it. recently had @FatAlbert refinish the lower in Vortex Bronze and the upper in burnt bronze. I’m shooting for that SCAR-esque 50 shades of FDE.

Geissele DDC MK8 9.5” rail
Ballistic Advantage 10.3” 5.56 Hanson barrel with cross-pinned BA gas block
B5 Coyote Brown Enhanced SOPMOD stock
Trijicon MRO
Geissele DDC 1.93” MRO Mount
Geissele DDC Airborne charging handle
Magpul whatever FDE pistol grip
CMC 3.5lb flat trigger
Spikes T2 buffer
ZenitCo PERST 4 full-power IR designator
Tan Surefire M340 - V white/IR Illuminator
Vikings Tac FDE 2 point sling
Custom spliced Surefire DS-07 dual pressure switch for PERST & M340 V light
Surefire closed-tine SOCOM flash hider

since I’m using this rifle with dual NODs I’m omitting Iron Sights and throwing that MRO as high as possible so I can use it as a passive aiming device when not using the designator.

the PERST 4 designator uses a proprietary pressure switch with a locking collar so there’s no dedicated dual switch (light/laser) I can purchase to switch both the surefire and the PERST. I purchased a Surefire DS07 dual crane/SF switch and I’m going to cut the cord on the crane side and splice it with the socket from the PERST switch. I’ve seen it done before and being an electrician now I feel confident I can make a rock solid connection. Will be using heat shrink on the splice to give it a nice slick look. Regular rubber bands everywhere for cable management.

the idea was to go with as many different shades of FDE as possible.

waiting on some of the parts to show up shipping is slow.

will post pics as build progresses

thanks to the SET members who helped me acquire some of this stuff!

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That's going to be a nice one!!!
 

Hoss

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Building my 2020 deer rifle. This "deal of the day" build kit was cheaper than building my own 300aac upper. It is scheduled for delivery tomorrow. I had originally planned to throw this on one of my 223's but will now obviously go buy a stripped lower tomorrow. I've got a Millett 1-4 x 24 optic and rings ready to go.

 

Jds556762

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How do you like the Perst vs US made designators?
Perst is awesome, being full power, both on visible and IR is huge. It’s a 1000y designator no problem. The switch mounting platform is more rudimentary using 4 flat head screws 2 left 2 on the right. The material feels like what you expect from Russia, strong but rough finish. It’s shape, and placement on the rail is very nice. It’s probably the smallest designator you can find in the traditional style. It sits very flat and only offsets to the right or down depending on where you mount.

it definitely wants to be mounted at the 3 o clock or even the 9 o clock because you almost if not do run out of adjustment for the elevation knob using it toP mounted on a short rail.

the switchogy is awesome, I like where the fire buttons are located on the unit and I like the controls in the switch.

great product for the price, too bad they don’t come in through a valid importer
 

Jeddak

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There is a used Perst 4 for sale. Debating picking up to save $50, or just buy a brand new one?
It would go either on a 14.5" P&W or 11" pistol Geissele.
 
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