Monday, October 12, 2009

Object Of Desire.

I got my first closeup look at Lakeside Manufacturing's latest iteration of the belt-fed rimfire, the Razorback upper for the AR-15.


Oh. My. God. I haven't had a case of the Wants this bad in a long time...

28 comments:

og said...

Damn. I don't even LIKE black guns and I want one of those.

Tam said...

Oh, it had a little miniature feed cover and everything. It was just... wait, can I use "precious" to describe a firearm?

That thing would be more fun than a shoebox full of crack-smoking bullfrogs.

og said...

Precious is just fine by me. I want a bowl-fed GAU in 22 lr, and I'd call it "My precious"

If I got one of these, my new hobby would be putting rounds in belts, I'd be doing it all night every night.

WV: oryporsi. A disease of the hands one gets after loading 300,000,000 22 rounds in cloth belts.

pdb said...

I think we just nipped any potential "What gun for a horde of zombie squirrels?" thread in the bud.

Tam said...

Zombie squirrels do tend to run in hordes.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it's not your brains that Zombie squirrels are after.

Nuts!

I'd think for squirrel a belt fed shot gun would be the ticket.

Alan said...

Well my WANT! list just got reshuffled in a big way.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous wins!

Tangalor said...

That is teh awesome. :P

RevGreg said...

Since none of my buds will be able to afford to feed their pre-ordered Shrike .223 uppers when/if they ever ship, maybe this is the stopgap answer!

I'm sure that unlike Ares, the guys at Lakeside answer their phones and respond to correspondence also.

theirritablearchitect said...

"...I haven't had a case of the Wants this bad in a long time..."

You don't actually expect us to believe that, do you? I mean, you've had a serious Jonesin' for several different boomsticks of late.

Oh, I get it, this one is about degree of want.

Nevermind.

WayneChung said...

Silly question here....Lakeside promotes this product as select fire capable, I am assuming that I would need to already have a select fire AR, not that it would turn my semi into a select fire. Seems that might cause me a few legal problems?

Matt G said...

It would be like an auto sear, with a necessary tax stamp, but it's post-'86, and I doubt many PDs or military agencies will be buying them... so I have to echo WayneChung's question: How?

Lawd knows that ATF gets their panties in a wad if somebody's 10-.22 or Nylon 66 starts ripping full-auto...

Alan said...

I suspect it's auto capable the same way any AR upper is auto capable on a full auto lower.

Anonymous said...

$700 is a lot better price than the previous upper they sold, which went for $3000 IIRC.

Matt G said...

Of course it would be, Alan. I'm embarrassed that I posted without thinking; I was distracted by the belt-fed goodness.

DirtCrashr said...

I love it - catch and release, except backwards!

Ry Jones said...

put a can on it - put it on a RR M16 - never leave the house.

reflectoscope said...

I can here gophers sh*tting themselves from here.

Jim

zeeke42 said...

I can't see the point, unless you have a registered M16 lower or DIAS to pair it with. If you did though, it'd be the best $700 you ever spent.

Fiftycal said...

OK Tam, you can tell us. Did you buy that one or is yours on order? Let us know what brand of ammo it likes to eat. I do hope they mass produce them to bring down the price.

James said...

I still don't get it. If you can afford a M16 or the parts to convert your AR15 to full auto, will the price of .223 really cause that much heartburn?

Linoge said...

I think my looks-wierd-o-meter just got recalibrated.

That said, once my current "want" list is cleansed, something tells me that might just get added... Without a full-auto lower, I cannot totally rationalize it, but something that evil-looking rationalizes itself, especially in .22.

Beware the fury of belt-fed .22!

Tam said...

Even used on a semiauto lower... well... look, some things just don't need a raison for their d'etre.

DirtCrashr said...

I think a semi-auto would make it easier to clear the jams that bulk .22lr is known for. Just because it's so small and there's so many in the box, perhaps they have a special malf-tool. I don't think I could buy a Dillon to re-load for it. ;-)

Rick R. said...

Tam,

Yes, you can use "precious" to describe a gun or gun accessory.

You even "may" use precious to describe it {chuckle, I was channeling 2nd grade Sister Camille there for a second).

Just don't sit around a dank, dark cave, rubbing your hands and hissing about "your precious" and teh "nsaty, tricksie, hobbitses,"

Word verify -- "coffrog". Speaking of a shoebox full of crack-smoking bullfrogs. . .

TheRock said...

Hopefully they work 100%, unlike version 1 they did a couple of years ago, but knowing the average .22 LR that is available, I'm not going to hold my breath.

Kinda unfortunate, really, since I think belt fed uppers for ARs are very cool.

Fiftycal said...

Damm you hide. Here I was going to make a nice, reliable hog shooter in 6.8. Yah, I might shoot it twice a year. BUT NOW, I'm going to get stuck with a belt fed 22! How much use can that be? But it will be fun to bamboozel the guys at the range. I wonder how long it takes to torch off 300 rounds and will my suppressor heat up?