This is a discussion on Sixto's patrol rifle update within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Some of you might remember me posting about building a patrol rifle for myself. It has been long drawn out process, mainly due to changes ...
Some of you might remember me posting about building a patrol rifle for myself. It has been long drawn out process, mainly due to changes in budget and changes I've made to the specs of the build. The original plan was going to be a BCM component SBR. As dumb luck has it, I came across previously owned but NIB Spikes carbine that I got for half of what the BCM would cost. The SBR would be nice, but it came down to the "cool" factor and was not cost effective. So that change was a no brainer. I took off the Palmetto Armory stock it had on it, and switched it to a Magpul CTR. It allows for a much better weld on the stock. I also went ahead and stuck a Magpul forearm on too. I like the feel of it, and it will also allow for easier light and sling mounting. The Spikes trigger assembly was nice, but I swapped it for a RRA two stage. Cheap mods that are easy to switch if I don't like 'em- so far I do though.
I also switched from a Eotech 512 back to an Aimpoint, this time, I'm giving the new PRO a go. I learned a few things last time I had to use the rifle in the real world about the Eotech causing the switch. I have not decided if I will use the stock PRO mount, or go with something different. I'll just have to wait and see if I like the PRO mount. Of course, the Aimpoint is being backed up with irons. (Troy Industries)
Sling is the VTAC... its the best I can find given the role of the rifle. There is also a VTAC light mount, holding a Surefire G3. I'm not convinced on this setup just yet, but it's what I had laying around doing nothing, so I put it in service.
So, I think thats it... for now. I guess I have to take everything out of the box and put it together now.
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I will. It will be about a week or so before I get the Aimpoint. I just ordered it.
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Can't wait to see the pics sixto
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Choices driven by practicality... I love it.
The PRO looks interesting and ultimately more affordable than my T1 on a LaRue QD mount. Maybe I'll sell the EOT512 that's on carbine #1 and get a PRO!
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Did you get the CTR with the friction lock? If so, do you think it is a must? I have read review that say it is a waste of $40 and review that say it's needed, so an honest opinion would be nice, since I have been wanting one forever!
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What are your department rules pertaining to 'patrol rifle'? Can you basically build anything you want and toss it in the trunk (or rack)? Are you required to carry it on duty at all times?
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By stock mount do you mean the one with the single screw to tighten it down onto the rifle?
Personally, I'd ditch that thing, and go with a Larue QD mount. (what my Aimpoint is in).
I'm curious about the PRO, wanna do a side by side test? My ML-3 vs your PRO?
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Looking forward to seeing pics. ;-)