The MI chassis wasn’t cheap but not absurd as gun gear goes, either. I did it mainly for improved ergonomics, LOP is usually an issue for me and I wanted more than I could get with the factory poly stock with all spacers. That said, if I had no choice I could work with the factory stock and did for a long time.
With the PMM handguard and MI chassis, she’s packing a bit more bulk than before. I do find the extra weight a benefit when driving from target to target.
I agree, function first. Always. That said, this thing has been a champ since day one and hasn’t needed anything on that end. I know a lot of people throw red dots on them and, I suppose with some of the newer models that have no irons, you have no choice. Even with my old eyes the irons still work for me, I’d go so far as to say they’re some of the fastest-to-acquire irons I’ve ever used.
It does, three sides of MLOK slots so I stuck a bit of 1913 on the bottom of it (as well as all three ARs). I picked up an inexpensive Atlas bipod knock-off from Amazon and use it for bench shooting in lieu of bench bags. I can’t get them stacked high enough and the bipod gives me the extra height I need. It’s got a QD mount so I can throw it on any of the four guns in a few seconds.
I suppose I could in a pinch but I’m using mine for the same, fun, and it never disappoints. I genuinely do feel badly when someone posts here with an issue relating to their PCC, I’ve not had a single issue that was the gun’s fault and it’s sporting twice the round count of any other firearms I have, save my first pistol (though still a good 800+ rounds over that one). She has a healthy appetite and likes to run.