The parable of Elle:
O’ she walked a great distance and sat with the patience of a saint her diligence has finally bore fruit as the powers on high have looked favourably upon her for the almighty ATF sent for a sign (letter) to notify her of her worthiness and accepted her gift (Highway robbery) of six hundred dollars (plus photos and finger prints and other ancillary costs) and has granted her permission to complete her quest.
She exclaimed with much relief and forced gratitude.
“Praise Jesus praise Allah praise Krishna and Vishnu praise all the god(s) great and small Hail Satan & Bob. Thank you thank you thank you dear sweet ATF… thank you.
Well that was fun, I’m never doing this again. (Looks at mountain of receipts for build)
how am I going to explain how much I spent to my girlfriend. “
So yeah paperwork is all in, I’m heading to get the tube to my suppressor laser engraved along with the lower receiver. Everything is finally complete.
-Was it worth it, meh… that’s to be seen.
-Will I ever do it again, Oh heck’s no… nope this is it I’m done.
-What’s next next? I’m gonna wait and recover than purchase a .22 upper receiver
-Will I go select fire or with a binary trigger. Absolutely not, as my girlfriend will attest my finger is plenty fast enough and I spent the money buying a precise trigger with a clean and light break, precision over volume.
-What is the intended use, hunting. I ordered 5 round mags and a piston upper a couple days ago so I have the ability to pull the rod turn off the gas and run as a manually operated SBR.
While I have a plethora of ammunition I bought 100 rounds of Barnes VOR-TX for hunting.
-Why a suppressor? Well if your in for a penny your in for a pound… so might as well
-Did I build it all myself? Yes, yes I did. Everything you see here was carefully selected for purpose and Aesthetic value along with value.
-Whats with the PMR? that’s next. Going to order the trigger, feed ramp, Mag catch from M*CARBO
-aesthetics? The colour scheme you see will be also on the PMR, i hope to truly hand at Cerokot and stippling, yes I’ll be stippling and Cerokoting the mags and lower and dying Kevlar Cord I bought to wrap the handguard with. Stay tuned for updates.
-Is there anything you can’t do. Yes, but I’m still working on time travel and eventually I’ll make a perfect soufflé.
-Lower receiver: James Madison Tactical Polymer 80 colour FDE
-trigger group: James Madison Tactical Black Ops (reworked and polished)
-Grips: BCM Gunfighter MOD 3 colour FDE
-Upper Receiver: Gibbz Arms G4 Non Reciprocating Side Charging Upper Receiver
-Barrel: Tactical Kinetics 8.5 inch 300 Blackout Pistol Length 1/7 Twist 4150 CMV Melonite Finish
-Bolt Carrier Group: PSA Nitride BCG
-Adams Arms Gas Piston Conversion Kit
-Sights: Diamondhead USA D-45 Diamond Front and Rear Combat Sights with Integrated Sighting System,
-Optics: Firefield Impulse 1x22 Red/Green Dot
(Optics will be changed when bank account recovers, looking for suggestions)
-Suppresssor was sourced using a parts kit from Solvent Trap Dirrect. Note you will have to do a lot make a solvent trap into a functioning can starting with an approved Form 1 In addition to possessing the skills and machinery to convert unfinished cups into proper clip and port the baffles stack. This isn’t for the novice. While there are many theories Used for clipping baffles I am using the same method used by Q suppressors and SIG in their “Trash Panda”. I am currently building a jig to not only drill the cup but clip the end and drill 5 symmetrically placed ports close to the outer skirt using a small end mill (not a drill bit). All the cups, tube, end cap, adapter, and muzzle break and internal spacer are titanium.
Final note, it is cheaper to purchase a suppressor over building your own, I chose to build my own because the paperwork to build was faster and I wanted to prove to myself; and flex my skills I front of my girlfriend, that I’m an independent woman and I can do just fine on my own. To be honest I’ll probably by an OSS at a later date, probably after the wedding cause if I buy a can and not a matching pair of wedding dresses I’ll be sleeping alone on the back porch… if I’m lucky.
-Federal American Eagle Subsonic 220
-Fiocchi FMJ 150
-Barnes VOR-TX 120 Grain Boat tailed ballistic tipped.
-Magazines: various mags from Magpul and some small 5 round mags for hunting.
So this about covers the build from top to bottom and it’s been why I’ve been so quiet for the past couple weeks, I’ve been hard at work completing the rifle that will be replacing my very tired Model 700 I’ve been hunting with for years.