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14.5" MK16 AR-15, Civilian Fighting Rifle

34.0k YuukaNeko  3 months ago
Auto Credit Based on YuukaNeko's M4A1 Test Base [Remastered]

A civilian AR-15 designed for “non-sporting” applications. Reliable, deadly, and accurate up to 500 meters, this fighting rifle will perform optimally in both urban sprawl and mountainous terrain.


Over the past year, I’ve learned a lot about different rifles, including a good bit of range time. This AR-15 has been on the backburner for a long time, but I figured now would be as good a time as any to finish it up… I’ve taken a while to nail the small details and scale, so I hope you’ll all enjoy the finished product as much as I do! If you’re interested, this rifle setup adheres to CT’s “AOW” (Any Other Weapon) classification, utilizing a pistol brace instead of a stock, 10-round magazines, and a vertical grip, with an overall length over 26”.

Receiver: Aero Precision, Geissele Automatics, Radian Weapons, Magpul

The lower receiver is an Aero AR-15 lower receiver with an Aero lower parts kit and a Geissele SD-E Trigger. The upper receiver is a Geissele Super Duty upper receiver, featuring a Geissele bolt carrier group and a Radian Raptor charging handle. The pistol grip is a Magpul MOE-K (You’ve seen this on on my earlier builds), selected for its more aggressive grip angle and smaller form factor. The stock trigger guard has been replaced with a Magpul MOE Enhanced Trigger Guard.

Magazines: Magpul PMAG GEN M3 (10/30)

The Magpul PMAG has always led in the field of reliability with polymer magazines. In order to adhere to CT firearm legislation, this PMAG GEN M3 has been pinned (Permanently modified) to reduce the number of accepted rounds from 30 to ten. The pictured PMAG has a Magpul magazine assist in FDE to increase reloading ergonomics.

Brace: SB Tactical SBA3

This setup uses an SB Tactical SBA3 pistol brace on a standard Mil-Spec buffer tube. This is not an actual stock, which would classify this as a “Rifle” under CT’s legislation.

Barrel, Gas System: Rosco Manufacturing

The upper receiver is rounded out with a 14.5” Rosco Bloodline barrel and a Rosco adjustable gas block and gas tube (Mid-length).

Suppressor: SureFire SOCOM556 RC2

The tried-and-true SOCOM556 RC2 is one of the most popular suppressor options, and for good reason: on an AR-15, this suppressor effectively eliminates flash and reduces the noise generated by each shot, making it harder for an enemy combatant to identify your position.

Handguard: Geissele Automatics SMR MK16

This rifle is characterized by its 13.5” Geissele Super Modular Rail MK16 handguard, currently being adopted by some units in the United States military. Often referred to as a “Block III” handguard, the MK16 is a spiritual successor to the venerable Daniel Defense RIS II handguard, which has seen extensive use on the SOPMOD Block II. Durable, lightweight, and with a thinner profile than many other M-Lok handguards, the MK16 lends itself to a more modern thumb-over-bore grip.

Flashlight, Laser Unit: Steiner, SureFire, Arisaka, Arcane Concerted

The laser unit is a Steiner DBAL-A3, a civilian IR laser and IR illuminator unit with a slaved visible laser for easier zeroing. An IR laser unit is essential for shooting with NVG’s. Visible illumination is provided by a SureFire M600U Scout Light on an Arisaka Scout Mount. Both the laser unit and the flashlight are activated with a SureFire SR07-D-IT dual pressure switch; the wires are held in place with an Arcane Concerted ArcBand.

Red Dot Sight, Magnifier, Iron Sights: Aimpoint, EOTech, Scalarworks, RailScales, KAC

The red dot sight is an Aimpoint Micro T2 on a Scalarworks LEAP at 1.57” height (1/3 cowitness). An EOTech G33 magnifier has been added to extend this rifle’s effective engagement range. The rear iron sight is a KAC 200-600 meter rear sight; the front sight is a RailScales LEAF sight, which mounts directly to the DBAL-A3.

Vertical Grip: Magpul MVG

A vertical grip is needed to categorize this weapon as an AOW; the Magpul MVG was selected for its small profile.

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor M4A1 Test Base [Remastered]
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 6.6ft (2.0m)
  • Length 82.8ft (25.2m)
  • Height 29.8ft (9.1m)
  • Empty Weight 26,180lbs (11,875kg)
  • Loaded Weight 26,180lbs (11,875kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 308.9lbs/ft2 (1,508.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 84.8ft2 (7.9m2)
  • Drag Points 17793

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1463
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 3,505
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    61.7k SnoWFLakE0s

    A bit late, but that's some crazy detail

    +1 2 months ago
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    34.0k YuukaNeko

    @Ano Next post will have a based SBA4 XD

    +1 3 months ago
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    10.2k Ano

    based brace

    +1 3 months ago
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    34.0k YuukaNeko

    @Default4 Thank you!

    3 months ago
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    20.7k Default4

    this is fuggin awesome!

    3 months ago
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    34.0k YuukaNeko

    @Dllama4 Ah, you like in a state where you can put actual stocks on your rifles... lucky!

    3 months ago
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    103k Dllama4

    @YuukaNeko Geissele super duty receiver set. I’m not going clone-accurate because that would be extremely expensive. Right now, all I have are the receivers, BCM buffer assembly, EXPS3-0 tan, Ballistic Advantage 14.5 govt. profile, gas tube and block, and all the pins and springs, port door, forward assist, safety, blah blah blah…
    Still trying to figure out what stock I want to use. I have an extra CTR i might throw on.

    +1 3 months ago
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    34.0k YuukaNeko

    @Dllama4 Nice! Are you going with a Geissele AR as the base? I imagine it'll be pretty expensive

    3 months ago
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    103k Dllama4

    @YuukaNeko Rifle. 14.5

    +1 3 months ago
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    34.0k YuukaNeko

    @Dllama4 Very cool! What length? Rifle, pistol, or AOW?

    3 months ago
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    103k Dllama4

    Oh, nice. I’m actually building an URGI “clone” irl rn

    +1 3 months ago
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    34.0k YuukaNeko

    @asteroidbook345 Let's try and keep the strawman statements to a minimum, yes? I have no problem having a civil discussion about the subject, but please don't start an argument in my post's comments!

    3 months ago
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    @FumoCirno Bro I think bungee jumping is just a little different than mass murder lmao

    3 months ago
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    145k Pilotmario

    @YuukaNeko I do have a PEQ-15 clone lol. Most impressive are the wires tho.

    +1 3 months ago
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    34.0k YuukaNeko

    @FumoCirno Thank you!

    3 months ago
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    34.0k YuukaNeko

    @Pilotmario Haha, you flatter me 😘 You can absolutely borrow whatever you need! My next model will have some different accessories, including an AN/PEQ-15, so stay tuned

    3 months ago
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    8,927 FumoCirno

    also pog gun yuuka

    +1 3 months ago
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    8,927 FumoCirno

    @asteroidbook345 "I always find it funny when people look at these and they're like "oh yeah this isn't dangerous at all this is the ultimate tool for ensuring freedom!!!!"
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    people throw themselves off bridges only harnessed by a piece of beeg rubber band
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    it's called adrenaline, different people have different ways to trigger it

    +1 3 months ago
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    145k Pilotmario

    This... this is a fine work of art. Especially the DBAL and the optics.

    Now I have to release my tactical'd AR. Though given my model's strictly military use, it'd have some things like that third pin.

    Say, you wouldn't mind if I nabbed a few things like the charging handle and the DBAL, would you? @YuukaNeko

    +1 3 months ago
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    145k Pilotmario

    How'd I miss this gem?

    +1 3 months ago
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    @YuukaNeko nah it’s alright

    3 months ago
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    34.0k YuukaNeko

    @asteroidbook345 I'm always willing to try to explain my opinion. If you have a Discord account, or other social media platform that you use, I'd love to chat!

    3 months ago
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    @YuukaNeko I mean I guess but I don’t see a point of owning something constructed solely for the purpose of killing

    3 months ago
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    34.0k YuukaNeko

    @ArkRoyalTheDDhunter Couldn't agree more! That said, I'm pretty bad at shooting pistols, and 5.56 recoil isn't bad at all

    3 months ago
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    34.0k YuukaNeko

    @asteroidbook345 Hm, I suppose I can understand where you're coming from... Even still, it's a right that I'll continue to enjoy for the time being

    3 months ago
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