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    My USAF GAU-5/A/A range toy

    I hate not having full magazine function of my weapons, that's why I run featureless. Even my USAF carbine clone was featureless. Today, I broke down and installed a Juggernaut Hellfighter kit (makes it a fixed mag, legal California rifle, thus allowing evil features) and changed it into a GAU-5/A/A like I had in the USAF in the late 70s. Basically, the GAU is the USAF version of the XM177, though it lacks a forward assist, just like the USAF 601, 602, and 604 Model Colts.

    I got a slip-over faux-XM moderator from Skerlock, so I still have the full 16" for velocity. I ditched the fin grip, and put a reproduction 2 position coated Aluminum collapsible stock from ACE. The grip is an original A1 grip with a cloisonné USAF medallion embedded in it. That is the only part left from a 1989 project of mine to produce commemorative USAF carbines that was killed off by the Stockton school yard massacre and Patrick Purdy

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    One of my favorites. I used to swear by the metal stock covered by powder coat until I had a chance to use a plastic slider. I realized although the metal would last forever, the plastic was weightless... Until recently, I shot mine regularly.
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    Looks muuuuch better!

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    Here's my Colt SP1 Carbine, retrofitted with an 11.5" Spike's CHF Barrel, faux GAU-A/5/5 Moderator and hard-chromed Bolt Carrier and Bolt Assembly. The "teeth" on the BCG are not correct, but slick Chromed BCGs were not available when I did the conversion. The carbine is fitted with a mint, original Japaneseicon-manufactured AR15 3x Optic. The 11.5" barrels are not an issue in Canadaicon, as we have no "SBR" rules. That said, they were classified as restricted (like a handgun) up until May 2020 when they were prohibited by a non-democratic Federal decree (Order in Council).


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