Well my christmas present to myself came in today. a beautifully finished Double Star flattop M4. i field stripped it, gave it a good cleaning and lubed her up good :cool:
ill probably eventually mount a nice scope on it, but id like to get good with the peep/post sight first. attached a daniel defense adjustable rear sight. the rifle has a great clean look to it. great feel. trigger is very nice compared to a few other rifles i have. absolutely 0 take up and a very crisp break.
going to take it to the range tomorrow. CANT WAIT! ill post some pics of the range trip along with some paper.
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January 6, 2010, 06:10 AM
Nice lookin carbine. Welcome to the darkside.
January 6, 2010, 06:15 AM
Nice rifle. Just fyi, the rear aperture on your irons is for beyond 200 yards. Flip it to the big hole for distances out to 200.
January 6, 2010, 06:20 AM
that may be true but i like the precision of the smaller peep. ill try both tomorrow and see what i like most.
January 6, 2010, 06:57 AM
Very nice Congrats. Yes Smaller Peep=Smaller groups
January 6, 2010, 08:22 AM
very nice, and congrats.
January 6, 2010, 08:32 AM
congrats on a nice rifle!
January 6, 2010, 08:47 AM
reminds me of my first AR when I first got it. I was so excited!
So do you plan to keep it more or less like it is, or are you going to start down the dark path of hanging a bunch of stuff off your "black rafle" like so many of us have?
January 11, 2010, 08:54 PM
Finally got some range time with this little gem. went to a local outdoor range that is a bit more unrestricted than most. a good thing in my opinion. anyways i braught 200 rounds and some Shoot N See paper.
First let me say that this AR is FUN! i fired the full 200 without any problems. It felt solid/great the whole time. it was my first time with the rifle and my first time using AR type peep sights. once i got accustomed to the package i really started doing well.
It is a single stage trigger with 0 play and breaks cleanly. i dont have a trigger guage but i would guess its around 5 lbs.
i fired the rifle as fast as i could with a clip or two and it cycled great. the rest of the time i really focused on accuracy. Below is my best 5 shot group. considering im a bit nearsighted im happy with it.
Edit: in response to post #8. I have ordered a nice front quad rail along with a vertical grip. I also picked up 3 magpul pmags. they seem pretty darn solid. This is all i plan to do at the moment but in the future i will definitely find a nice scope for it. i want to test its accuracy limits. also ill probably get a streamlight TLR-1 for some light.