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  1. Definitely looking forward to this being released. Been on the fence about whose magwell to buy, and more options only makes it easier to tell who comes out on top!
  2. So I hope nobody minds if I necro my own thread with some sexy new pics and thoughts about my magwell options... Vera has put on a little weight in the past few months... But I think she looks sexier for it Yes, I may have an AFG problem... The last on the list before she finally gets repainted are the R&R Targets safety, JTE brake, and a magwell...which brings me to my next point! I'm hoping that those who have more experience with both the R&R and JTE versions will help me pick the right one for big V. From what I read in other threads, its basic
  3. I'm not too proud to admit that I was THAT guy for a week or so. The factory stock is indeed way too long to be used effectively with a pistol grip. I ended up cutting off ~4" and with a shop rag around the end, it worked much better for the one range trip it was attached. No regrets there. Still, even though it was a fine example of Southern Engineering, Vera deserved better! Good luck with whatever route you end up taking, regardless the haters are gonna hate
  4. Generally speaking, you'll only have a problem with the Walmart bulk packs on a brand new factory gun. If you're getting one that's been converted by RJ, it shouldn't have any issues shooting it. If you plan on shooting a lot, then bulk packs are really going to be the most cost effective (and least painful) way to do it. I personally have ordered all my mags from CSS http://www.carolinashooterssupply.com . Great prices and customer service made it an easy decision to do as much business with them as possible. They also have a large selection of muzzle brakes and comps. Stocks are
  5. Another update. Rattlecanned the ghetto shop rag stock, didn't really make it any less ghetto... Thankfully it only lasted a week. Now we're rollin with the Mako AK Buffer tube w/ Shock Absorber (SBT-K47) Added an AR stock I had lying around and she's back in action. For those who don't know, the buffer tube is basically 2 pieces with a spring assembly inside that hypothetically reduces felt recoil. Will be taking it out to the range tomorrow to field test it, and will post any conclusions I come to. She's already running much better off of bulk packs. Adding the low
  6. Hey guys, just trying to stay updated on the progress. First things first, had to get the conversion out of the way. So much better already! Practically fell apart. I ordered all my conversion parts from Carolina Shooters Supply. I doubt it will surprise anyone that I had everything I ordered in no more than 4 days. Parts included the FCG, AR grip adapter, Twisterpuc standard, T.A.R.G.E.T., and SGM 10 rounder. Quick and ugly receiver paint job including tactical blow dryer. Since my Mako buffer tube won't be here for a few more weeks, I decided that the huuuuge LOP f
  7. Just when I had my mind set on the extended quad rail, this had to come up I'm just wondering if you have any numbers for the difference in weight? Really my only concern. Keep up the great work!
  8. Thanks for the input. Honestly if I weren't so set of having a folder I would just go the buffer tang tube route, and save some scratch at the same time. I plan on eventually doing a set of Chaos rails with the HK sights, so a CTR with the cheek riser seems like it would work nicely. Did you happen to see which size tube the folding mechanism called for? Hoping mil-spec so I can pull the CTR off my AR until I get around to buying a 2nd one.
  9. Just an update, getting her bolt and carrier polished up: Thinking about doing a stealth job on it, and leaving the exposed parts black. It's coming along quickly but I need to restock my dremel heads. The next stop is the conversion for sure. This is my shopping cart so far: TRIGGER GROUP-TROMIX SAIGA FIRE CONTROL GROUP - http://store.carolinashooterssupply.com/servlet/-strse-138/TROMIX-SAIGA-TRIGGER-TAPCO/Detail?sfs=d73b2f4 STOCK FOLDING MECHANISM SAIGA- AK47 AR STYLE - http://store.carolinashooterssupply.com/servlet/-strse-254/ACE-Saiga-folding-AR15/Detail?sfs=457eb30
  10. Haha well, as much as I (obviously) love Firefly, there's no way I'd consider rebuilding that monster of rattle can and JB weld. I'd like to think that I'm taking the overarching concept of her, and making it a reality
  11. Hey guys, long time lurker, first time poster. Just thought I'd share the wonderful news about the new love in my life. She came with 3 open gas ports, and chewed through a 25rnd box of target loads on gas setting 1 with only 3 stovepipes, all on the last round of the mag. Next trip out I'll see how she handles on setting 2 and go from there. So far I have to say I've never enjoyed shooting a gun this much, and I know with the conversion and hand guards it will only get sweeter. The first problem that came to mind while shooting was that a 5rnd mag isn't nearly big enough, plan on gett
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