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Old 03-23-2020, 08:50 PM
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Input requested for a pistol build

Due to being stuck indoors for a few weeks I have decided to build another pistol, my only requirements are .300 black and 8 inch barrel. Hit me with what else it should have on it, I remember someone here had some really nice wood furniture on a .300 pistol.......I am leaning that way as far as dressing it up.

Anyhow let me know what parts/optics/options I should use guys!
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Old 03-23-2020, 09:36 PM
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Due to being stuff indoors for a few weeks I have decided to build another pistol, my only requirements are .300 black and 8 inch barrel. Hit me with what else it should have on it, I remember someone here had some really nice wood furniture on a .300 pistol.......I am leaning that way as far as dressing it up.

Anyhow let me know what parts/optics/options I should use guys!
SB3 or SB4 brace. Looks like a stock, has positions like a stock, but legal on a pistol.
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Old 03-23-2020, 10:34 PM
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SB3 or SB4 brace. Looks like a stock, has positions like a stock, but legal on a pistol.
SB4 is on the list, thank you!
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Old 03-24-2020, 05:20 PM
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Remember with an 8" AR "pistol" there won't be much to hang onto, so make sure whatever handguard you use will allow a proper hold and keep your hand from the muzzle. And don't waste much time with mounts for accessories, as there really isn't room for both your hand and accessories aside from a small light. I've got a finger stop on mine and that's about it. I also have rail covers on it because that little handguard gets really hot in a hurry.
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Old 03-24-2020, 05:56 PM
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Remember with an 8" AR "pistol" there won't be much to hang onto, so make sure whatever handguard you use will allow a proper hold and keep your hand from the muzzle. And don't waste much time with mounts for accessories, as there really isn't room for both your hand and accessories aside from a small light. I've got a finger stop on mine and that's about it. I also have rail covers on it because that little handguard gets really hot in a hurry.
I have another in this size but am trying for something a little different but still keeping the same caliber/barrel length. What stop are you using? My older one is kinda just a collection of parts I had laying around other than the folder and muzzle device......input on an upper and other parts would be appreciated since this time I will need to buy those part since I only have some BGCs laying around right now and not much else. Lower is just a poverty pony since I have a literal pile of them already!

I would like this one to be a bit better planned out, below is the older one for reference

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Old 03-24-2020, 10:56 PM
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I am a big fan of the JP enterprises silent captured spring for my AR builds.

Other parts I generally keep consistent on my builds:
Geiselle SSA-E trigger
Daniel Defense pistol grip.

Also if you haven’t bought the receivers yet the M4E receiver Set from Areo Precision Has some pretty nice improvements from a standard receiver set.
Screw instead of roll pin for bolt catch.
Screw instead of roll pin for forward assist.
The rear take down hole for the spring and detent is also threaded, to make install easier.
Finally, there is a tension screw in the lower that can be used to ensure Tight fit between the upper and lower

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Old 03-25-2020, 12:37 AM
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SB4 is on the list, thank you!


KNS 1913 type folding adapter and a Sig MPX brace?
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Old 03-25-2020, 06:37 AM
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What stop are you using?
I really like the ZeroBravo hand stop, because of itís minimalist design.
https://www.zerobravo.com/zerobravo-...op-m-lok.html#

For a less costly alternative, the Magpul hand stop kit is fantastic, very lightweight and fully customizable, in that you can only use the section that you want.
https://magpul.com/catalog/product/v...obal_color=118

Pic of the ZeroBravo. It serves a dual purpose, obviously as a hand stop, but also as as an index for my thumb to be able to activate the laser without needing to visually see the switch.

Pic of the Magpul. I only used the small hand stop part of the kit.
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Old 03-25-2020, 06:38 AM
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I have a couple of small SBR's and they wear the same Knights Armament hand stop. Its a nice size (small) and pretty inexpensive at about $25.00. And works well.
https://www.brownells.com/rifle-part...prod80110.aspx
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Old 03-25-2020, 07:08 AM
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I like the hand stop. For a pistol, I would also use an upper without a Forward Assist.

Maybe you should consider an Ambi-Lower?
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Old 03-25-2020, 10:18 AM
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I like the hand stop.
I think the hand stop is an absolute neccessity. Naroh Arms makes a nice low profile unit that I find very comfortable, YMMV.
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Old 03-25-2020, 10:29 AM
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I bought/assembled:

300 BO upper from PSA.
AP lower
Rise Armament Trigger
KNS pins
SBA3 Brace
LAW Tactical folder
BAD Lever
Hogue grip
Holosun HS510C
BCM Charge Handle
Sig 7.62 Ti direct thread can
I cannot remember the bolt, LPK, and spring I used.

I also bought the 300 BO trim die for my Dillon RT1500 as well as the other dies to reload 300BO. I use Lil' Gun powder. Commercial 300 ammo is pricey.
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Old 03-25-2020, 10:29 AM
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Due to being stuck indoors for a few weeks I have decided to build another pistol, my only requirements are .300 black and 8 inch barrel. Hit me with what else it should have on it, I remember someone here had some really nice wood furniture on a .300 pistol.......I am leaning that way as far as dressing it up.

Anyhow let me know what parts/optics/options I should use guys!
You're probably talking about mine as it's the only one I've seen with really nice wood furniture on here. It's Cocobolo, but it's not a .300, it's a .556/223 pistol and the furniture is by a company called "Indignant Arms" Enjoy.
Definitely put an Echo II by Fostech binary trigger on it.
Build Specs.
1. Fostech Binary II Trigger w/upgraded trigger spring.
2. Strike Industries Angled Foregrip.
3. Timber Creek Skeletonized Enlarged Trigger Guard.
4. PDW Collapsible Arm Brace.
5. Sig Sauer Laser Sight.
6. M-Bus Rear Sight.
7. Odin Skeletonized Extended Mag Release.
8. Phase 5 Skeletonized Extended Bolt Release (one piece).
9. Geislle Super Charging Handle.
10. Anti-Walk Tigger Pins.
11. Indignant Arms Coco Bolo Grips and M-lock Panels.
12. Trigger Depot "Mil-Spec" Ambi-Selector Switch.
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Old 03-25-2020, 10:32 AM
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You're probably talking about mine as it's the only one I've seen with really nice wood furniture on here. It's Cocobolo, but it's not a .300, it's a .556/223 pistol and the furniture is by a company called "Indignant Arms" Enjoy.

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Old 03-25-2020, 10:39 AM
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Old 03-26-2020, 01:40 PM
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Beautiful!
I agree! Not many AR style guns look good with wood, but Tray pulled it off. He was able to create a modern design with stunning wood accents, I dig it, allot.
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Old 03-26-2020, 03:09 PM
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The wood reminds me of a guy that I used to shoot with.

The guy had a G-3 that he paid extra money to get the wood forend on. It looked cool except when you lit that thing up in full auto you would start to smell the wood burning after a couple of magazines.

As it has been pointed out, you are going to be short on real estate for lights, etc.
You might want to consider some kind of a reflex sight, or an Aimpoint/ Eotech set up.
Of course use will dictate what you need for optics. But I am thinking of going this way on the REC-7 that I got a couple of weeks ago.

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Old 03-26-2020, 03:45 PM
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I agree! Not many AR style guns look good with wood, but Tray pulled it off. He was able to create a modern design with stunning wood accents, I dig it, allot.
Thank's US1911, a lot of thought and planning went into this gun.
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Old 03-26-2020, 03:50 PM
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The guy had a G-3 that he paid extra money to get the wood forend on. It looked cool except when you lit that thing up in full auto you would start to smell the wood burning after a couple of magazines.

As it has been pointed out, you are going to be short on real estate for lights, etc.
You might want to consider some kind of a reflex sight, or an Aimpoint/ Eotech set up.
Of course use will dictate what you need for optics. But I am thinking of going this way on the REC-7 that I got a couple of weeks ago.
lol, haha, That's funny because the first time I ran about 300 rounds through it with the binary trigger it got so hot the front wood panels fell off because the heat melted the blue lock tight off the screws holding them on. Red lock tight fixed it right up and now they stay on after she gets hot, but I don't run 300 rounds at a time anymore though it either.
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Old 03-27-2020, 09:49 AM
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Sig Romeo 5, and BUIS set or your choice for the top. I personally like having a standard A2 sight base for the front. You can mount flashlights on these to save handguard space. The only issue is that you'd need a 10.5 inch barrel for this. Boyd's sells some nice wood grips, and handguards.
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Old 03-28-2020, 08:05 AM
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Sig Romeo 5, and BUIS set or your choice for the top. I personally like having a standard A2 sight base for the front. You can mount flashlights on these to save handguard space. The only issue is that you'd need a 10.5 inch barrel for this. Boyd's sells some nice wood grips, and handguards.
I second the SIG Romeo 5. With one recommendation of getting the 5X model. The difference between the two is the X uses a common AAA battery directly under the sight, making the body more streamlined and symmetrical. And always, use Lithium AAA batteries. They never leak.

Post #9 shows my Romeo 5X.
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SB4 is on the list, thank you!
Check out the Gearhead Tailhook Mod 2, I have both the SBA's and Tailhooks and like the Tailhook a lot better.
They were 100.00 here the other day
https://www.gunprodeals.com/product/...sition-black-1
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