I like it, I would even consider getting one if it were $250 or less:)
November 7, 2006, 06:22 PM
I bet that thing isn't on the market a year before it's dumped. Good luck selling that ugly thing. As already mentioned, the sight radius is too short. This wouldn't be a problem if it has a rail system to mount optics. Perhaps it's drilled and tapped for a scope mount... who knows.
I'll point and laugh when I see one.
November 7, 2006, 08:48 PM
That Blackstar AR is definitely going places. It's going to be a success in kali-like areas of the US. I mean come on, it can take ar15 uppers and all the accessories that can go on the uppers. That's neat.
November 7, 2006, 11:27 PM
Concur. You have (what is I assume to be) a complete, standard AR upper, mated to a Kali-compliant lower that you can discard upon moving to a free state or repeal of the current restrictions. Plus you get to laugh in the face of the Kali gun grabbers as you use a gun that is, in every important way, the equivalent of a standard AR.
Oh, bloody brilliant.
November 7, 2006, 11:30 PM
Brilliant is right. Assuming the lower functions as well as a standard lower you lose nothing except maybe a little astethic value and possible a small bit of ergonomics but still have a very capable firearm with all the pros of a good AR. .22 uppers, 9mm uppers, accessories etc.
ouch. Dang. I think I just dislocated a rib. Ouch ouch ouch.
Ahem. Taken from the Blackstar Arms site:Fundamentally, the Blackstar rifle is simply a redesigned AR-15 lower receiver in which the trigger has been moved up and back so that a traditional comb stock can be used. As is well known to the directors of the VPC and the Brady Center, a comb stock is far less dangerous to public order than a pistol grip. Not only will Blackstar shooters be able to legally enjoy all the functionality of an AR-15 rifle, but they will be able to sleep better at night knowing their use of a dolphin-friendly traditional comb stock must result in far less injury, death and carnage than would be caused by a pistol grip stock. And fewer dead kittens.OK. I almost want to buy one myself, just befreakincause.
The rifle looks awesome, until I see that buttstock.
November 8, 2006, 12:17 AM
...pretty much all SBRs look better than their non-SBR counterparts :P
November 8, 2006, 12:19 AM
Maybe it'd look good with some ACE or magpull furniture but...blech
November 8, 2006, 12:58 AM
Unlike 99.99999% of online shooters, I am not the least bit concerned how an EBR looks, if it's comfortable, functional accurate and adaptable.
I'm such a silly sally. I'm never in the latest range fashions.
The R1 action of the RX4 is pretty stout, been around a while, I see no reason it won't be a good shooter, and it does look like it's got decent ergos. I'll wait to put my mitts on one before passing judgement or puking in my mouth at the sight of it. If it can be had in the states with evil features, is priced under or near an entry level AR, it might have a shot.
November 8, 2006, 02:24 AM
Handled one at the shot show in Las Vegas I liked it, not as ugly in person felt like a nice rifle in the short or long barrel model. I would buy one in 6.8 or 6.5 as I allready have 4 semi-auto .223s.
November 8, 2006, 06:51 AM
Well glad to see i am not the only one that likes it, o and by the way that Caly responce what ever rifle if fugly, would not touch it with a 10 foot pole, unless they change that lower.
whats with the uhhm musket barrel? haha well Id like to see that with a 16in. Hopefully it would look better. The collaplable stock looks bad. Even when collapsed. Any idea about price? I dont think i can handle that 5 pos stock. The fixed shotgun stock thing seems to look best. I like the rest of the rifle, it just needs a better stocks.