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I won an AR! Some Pics.....

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by nwilliams, Feb 6, 2014.

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  1. nwilliams

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    When I was at the Shot Show a couple weeks ago I decided to enter as many raffles as I could find as I was wondering the show. I didn't actually think I would win anything since I never seem to ever win anything. However a couple days after I got back from the show I got a call from one of the vendors letting me know that I had actually won an AR-15 raffle!

    The company is called MMC Armory (Mennie Machine Company) and I remembered stopping by their booth when I was there and they seemed like very nice people although I had never heard of them prior to the show. I can't seem to find out too much information about them which I guess makes sense since the appear to have just begun making AR's. I won their Recon 16.1 rifle in 5.56 and I received it today. I remember the rep at the show explaining to me that the majority of the parts are made by them in-house and they seemed very proud of what they were making. The magazine it came with seems decent, I'm guessing it's made by the as well since it doesn't look familiar to me.

    I am pretty impressed with the build quality and it is nice and light. The bolt carrier is nickel boron which is nice touch and the trigger is pretty nice. They came up with a weird style ambi charging handle which is kinda nice to have out of the box. The magwell has a nice bevel on it and the the barrel is 1:8 twist with a mid-length gas system.

    I haven't had a chance to put in any range time in on this rifle yet but hopefully weather permitting I will soon. I do plan to make a few modifications to this gun, including but not limited to, ditching the birdcage flash hider and replacing it with a BCM Gunfighter compensator, Magpul MOE Grip and Magpul BAD lever. I'm also thinking of trying out the Magpul XTM hand stop, my friend has one on his AR and I kinda like it. I'm thinking for an optic I'm going to go with a Burris Fastfire 2 and obviously some back-up iron sights as well.

    So this gun has a ways to go before I have it configured the way I really want it and I will do a range report once I put some rounds through it. I will post some updated pics once the mods are completed. I figure at the very least no matter how this rifle performs on the range I can't really complain since it was free:D

    In the meantime here are some pics of how it came from the factory.

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  2. gunnutery

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    Congrats!! I've entered into a bunch of contests for guns but no luck:) Glad I (sort of) know someone that's won. Looks great.
     
  3. Dr.Rob

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    Upper half of mag looks VERY much like a MagPul magazine, though marked for 300 Blackout.
     
  4. justice06rr

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    Congrats! That is a solid looking rifle. It actually looks very close to a Midlength AR I built a few months ago.
     
  5. bannockburn

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    nwilliams

    Way to go! Looks great. That gives me hope that some day I might win something as nice as that.
     
  6. Field Tester

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    Congrats! Very beautiful and well made looking rifle!
     
  7. 19-3Ben

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    Wow. Nice looking machine work on that.
     
  8. chicharrones

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    Wow, that's a fine lookin' rifle! Congrats on the win!
     
  9. cat_IT_guy

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    Sure looks nice, congrats!
     
  10. egyas

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    Congrats man! Nice looking rifle. :)
     
  11. tahunua001

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    congratulations, I wish I could win an AR... then I would hold onto it until the next buying frenzy and offload it for something else:D

    the micro companies can be a crapshoot. you can endup with an overpriced, cobbled together rifle like Red Jacket Arms(discovery channel's sons of guns reality show) or you could end up with an amazing piece of work like a Seekins Precision. I hope yours is the latter.
     
  12. epoletna

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    This gives me hope that I can win something some day. The only thing I've ever won is a baseball cap. A rifle would be much more fun! Good looking rifle!
     
  13. Arkansas Paul

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    Sweet.
    That rifle is going for about $1450 on GB.
    Congrats man. That's awesome!
     
  14. Tommygunn

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    Nice rifle! Congrats!

    I've never seen a gas key triple staked like that; is that unique?
    One can infer a lot of good attention to detail from that, should be a great rifle you have there.
     
  15. 1KPerDay

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    Grats! Nice looking stick and great pics!
     
  16. JoeMal

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    NIce looking gun...congrats!
     
  17. atomd

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    Congrats on winning that. That's a nice prize for sure.
    From what I gather they do not make those magazines but have someone make them specifically for them. The top part looks a lot like a pmag. I don't think I've ever seen those for sale anywhere though. Interesting.

    I figured it out....it's an MSAR magazine.
     
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  18. wally247

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    Nice looking rife. I am looking to get an AR and that style is exactly what I am looking for.
     
  19. shuvelrider

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    That is interesting, Mennie's is a machine shop that has been at that location many years. I grew up no more than 15 miles from their location of Mark Illinois, glad to see another new gun maker in that state. The village of Mark is small, you can pass it in a blink.
     
  20. nwilliams

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    Thanks, everyone! Sadly it looks like I won't be able to hit the range with it this week, hopefully next week sometime.

    Yeah that was something that caught my attention as well, very cleanly done I thought.
     
  21. tahunua001

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    what's 7.62x35? 300 blk? I was under the impression that used the same mags as 5.56?
     
  22. JustinJ

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    Yup, and hopefully it works unlike the MSAR mags I've used.
     
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