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    My First SBR - 11.5 BCM

    Quick story: As a kid growing up in the former Soviet Union I only had a chance to eat a banana twice. When my parents told me we would be emigrating to the US, all I wanted to know was; will I be able to have bananas? When we landed in JFK at 3am, the first thing I did was ask if we can go buy some bananas.

    Fast forward nearly 30 years and all I wanted when moving from NJ to a free state was an SBR. With the craziness of the move dying down, I finally got my wish.

    Lower
    -I already had a BCM lower that I purchased a few years ago and I new I wanted a "full" BCM rifle. I eForm(ed)1 the lower and got my approval in 41 days. Sent it out to get laser engraved and got it back in less than a week. Time to build.
    -There is nothing wrong with the factory BCM trigger, but in May I won a Geissele SSAe at a Costa class by being the first to finish a drill/competition. So why not, let's upgrade the trigger.
    -I also installed a Law Tactical Folder because I like the idea of being able to carry it in smaller, more discreet cases.
    -I know some will bust my chops about the Magpul BAD Lever but I've had it on all my rifles and never had a failure due to the added weight on the mag release. If anything it makes me a little faster on reloads and it really helps on malfunction clearing.

    Upper
    -For the upper I chose the 11.5" MLok BFH offering from BCM. I figured the 11.5 is a happy medium for a first SBR. Isn't so short that I may have to resolve reliability issues, but it is short enough to feel the difference from my pinned 14.5's and 16's.
    -The BCG is BCM as well, nothing to be said here, they are the best.
    -After posting an opinion thread on M4C I got a lot of votes for the Geissele ACH. I picked one up a while back and love it. Got another one for this build.
    -I swapped the A2 flash hider with a DeadAir three prong hider/mount. Nothing wrong with the A2 but I have two DeadAir cans in ATF jail so I figured I may as well be prepared.
    -I run a Surefire M300 with an SR07 switch on my main training gun, but I wanted to see if the less expensive option from Streamlight was a viable one. It is a considerably larger but it fits well with a HSP MLok SBR mount.
    -The only thing I didn't like was the way the remote switch mounts onto the rail The small clips that come with the Streamlight don't seem as good as the molded SR07 from Surefire. I ordered the Cloud Defensive switch mount, it's light and solid. No complaints.
    -I wanted to get the BCM branded Troy backup sights, but the plain Troy ones were must cheaper. As much of a label whore as I am, I couldn't justify it, so plain Troy front and rear it is.
    -For the optic I went with the MRO. I have had good luck with it on my other rifle, ideally I would run an Aimpoint T2, maybe I'll upgrade it sometime in the future.

    I am really happy with the result. I plan to run it in all the future training classes I take. Can't wait for the can to be approved.

    So far I got 4 rounds through it. I was doing some function checks and the RSO told me to go Eff myself because I was using steel cased ammo. Oh well. Next time.

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    Aesthetic


    Also, that RSO is a sniveling little bitch


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    Seems very well though out. I hope you enjoy it when you get to shoot it.
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    You make a nice banana split!
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    No steel cases mixed in with the brass cases going to the recycling center.
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    Nice build. I put together a similar BCM 11.5” when Illinois made SBRs 5 years ago. Freedom baby!

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    Congrats Alex!
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    Sweet rifle. Again, welcome to the Carolinas.

    Who did the engraving?
    RLTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1168 View Post
    Sweet rifle. Again, welcome to the Carolinas.

    Who did the engraving?
    Thank you!

    I had Tar Heel State Firearms do the engraving. Nice clean laser engraving, I am very pleased. I send the lower to them on a Saturday, They got it on Monday and send it back to me the same day, had it back on Wednesday.
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