Chuck S, on 26 August 2012 - 05:00 AM, said:
The bottom carbine is a 1990 vintage Colt M4 (pre-detachable handle) upper receiver on the same vintage Bushmaster lower. All circa First Gulf War. The Bushmaster upper was damaged in an accident, hence the Colt upper. Been my go-to carbine for all these years. Simple. Reliable. The Vortex flash suppressor kills literally all flash with USGI ammo and brings the barrel out to 16" avoiding NFA hassles. The Magpul stock isn't stock, or course.
The ARMS M68A2 mount puts the M68 CCO (Aimpoint CompM) over the hanguards and cowitnessed with the iron sights. Placing the dot sight as far forward as possible allows faster two-eyes-open target transition -- try it and see. The silver color lever prevents the selector from moving to AUTO. Totally unnecessary on this semi-automatic lower of course but blended in when training ARNG soldiers years ago and just left it on.
I prefer the old M16A1 "no-finger-thingie" pistol grip as fitted to the M4. Not looked at the KWA grip close enough to determine how to remove the bump and I ain't into disassembling the month old AEG carbine right now. If it ain't broke...
The KWA flash hider was painted with dry film lubricant for the photo to hide the orange tip.
The KWA has proven to be a very nice training carbine and will only get better once I find a decent red dot sight. (I prefer to keep the price of red dot sights under the cost of the rifles!)
Have you had to reapply the layer of dri lube on the flash hider? Also, is it dri lube, or dri graphite lube?
Edited by aaps59, 26 August 2012 - 08:33 AM.