Friday, July 16, 2010

"Only one thing in the world could've dragged me away from the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window."

It's a major award!


Oh, Do Want!

18 comments:

LC Scotty said...

Apparently we had the same thought at the same time but you got the better quote.

Anonymous said...

That'll be a good fundraiser. There's no better crowd to hype up the tacti-cool than the "operator" fanbois at (b)ARFCOM.

og said...

Pppht. You probably have parts in your spares box enough to make.

og said...

You know, all that separates you from the artsy fartsy types in the Rip is their ability to utterly disregard the correct way things go together and jam them together in some incorrect way that's then "saleable art".

Oh, and you bathe, and all that other stuff.

Jay G said...

If it has a bayonet lug it's illegal in MA...

Tam said...

Even if it's just a barrel assembly?

Wow, that's harsh, dude.

DirtCrashr said...

It's a kewl bit of ShopClass! love the finial - but the base is a what? Perhaps a triad of Tapco buttstocks would have made a greater first impression. Also the socket-holder might have been better contrived from a ribbed M203 launcher tube - or not.
While the railed float-tube definitely shouts TACTICAL, it has no real up or down angles and just depends on where the flash-hider/sight is attached, the visual symmmetry and recognition of a pair of glacier guards would also give a strong immediate impression.
If they had it pointing the other way then maybe they could have used a charging handle as a reciprocating on-off switch - or the sight-tower could contain the on-off chain with a 5.56 bullet pendant weight.

I give them a Gold Star for effort but where's the shade? Wal-Mart makes a cammo lamp shade, but Mossy Oak Break-up doesn't speak TACTICAL with quite as much authority.

Joel said...

It's cute. Probably get you busted by the ATF for that short barrel.

And what is that base made of? I can't figure it out.

Tam said...

The base is the arfcom logo, which is an AR bolt head as viewed from the front.

Jay G said...

Tam, I'm joshing. It's not a completed firearm, and technically, an upper isn't officially a firearm anyways (the receiver's the part we have to put on the transfer form).

It wouldn't surprise me, though, and that's the sad part...

Bubblehead Les. said...

Just happy they didn't trash a Garand.

Tam said...

Bubblehead Les,

They didn't "trash" anything.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Sigh! Tain't arguing aginst the AR, just looking at the waste of fine shootin' iron! $400-$600 wholesale for a SBR upper, plus the Federales $200 tax stamp? Heck, they should do up a custom rifle, with Eotech or Aimpoint red dots, nice lights and lasers, 10-20 magazines, 10,000 round of ammo.....Now THAT'S an award!

Pathfinder said...

Honey, have you seen my spare AR upper, the one I was going to build to a . . . . . .


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Tam said...

Bubblehead Les,

What I meant was, that lamp is probably just a "second" quality barrel with a set of handguards and a front sight ass'y thrown on. I'm sure no real guns were harmed in the manufacture. :)

Anonymous said...

Do be careful with it...it appears to be very "frajeelee".

AT

Bubblehead Les. said...

"No real guns were harmed in the manufacture.." Wait a minute. I smell an idea coming out of my ears. If we form a nationwide, non-profit to monitor the abuse of firearms in the movie /tv industry, protest against a few studios, then we can get paid big bucks to monitor video productions for violations of the Four Rules....

Geodkyt said...

Bubblehead Les:

You only need to spend a $200 tax stamp for a USEABLE upper assembly, and then only if you have a gun on which that upper would be illegal without NFA registration and NO spare receivers that it would be legal on.

Yes, you can have a AR15 upper with a shorty barrel on it if you've buggered it up so it won't mount, or won't work when mounted, on an AR15. Unlike "machineguns", SBRs do not have a "readily restored" definition. If the upper was milled flat on the bottom, taking both attachment lugs off, for instance. Or if the barrel was properly buggered up so as to be nonfunctional.

Yes, you can have an SBR AR15 upper assembly if you have NO AR15 lower receiver (other than one that has either never had a stock mounted - pistol or registered AOW, or one that is already a registered SBR or MG) on which it will mount. That upper would be 100% legal on a handgun, and no NFA registration required.


Yes, you can have an SBR AR15 upper assembly if you DO have a non-NFA AR15 rifle lower it could mount on, PROVIDED, that you don't have any EXTRA shorty assemblies for the AR15 pistols or NFA-registered AR15 based AOWs, SBRs, and MGs you have. If you can use ALL your shorty assemblies in legal configurations at the same time, no problemo, no "constructive possession". If you have "left over" shorty assembly and a non-NFA rifle receiver, you've got a problem.