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Building a predator hunting AR-15

Building a predator hunting AR-15100% 1 Votes Over the past couple of years coyotes have been stealing my chickens.  I thought losses have not been “that” bad, but the time has come to take action.  A few days ago I was looking through pictures of when I bought the chicks, that is when I realized […]

Disappointed in the 2013 black friday

I thought black friday was the hottest shopping day of the year, second only to cyber monday.

If black friday is the hottest shopping day of the year, where are the hot deals on guns? Besides Palmetto State Armory running a short deal on AR-15 upper receivers, it appears to me the rest of the gun industry has ignored the hottest shopping day of the year.Kevin Felts blogger and survivalist

There are some so called “sales” out there, such as a Bushmaster for $1,000, which is laughable. Why would anyone want to buy a Bushmaster for $1k, when you can get a Colt 6920 for anywhere from $900 – $1,200. When a colt 6920 cost less than a Bushmaster, something is seriously wrong with the market.

Where are the good deals on AR-15s and AK-47s? For that part, where are the good deals on anything gun related?

Prepping plans for late 2013 and early 2014

Part of my SHTF prepping plans include looking several months ahead. Rather than waiting until spring of 2014 to make plans, I like to think about what I should do 4 and 5 months ahead of time.

I see no reason to wait until you are at the farm supply store to think about what crops you want to plant. Lets go ahead and think/talk about what you want to buy, what crops you want to plant, how you are going to store those crops several months ahead of time.

Planning ahead allows me to work out the fine details, such as type of fertilizer I want to buy, what kind of AR-15 magazines I want to get, what kind of new AR-15 I want to get,,, and so on.

Gardening shed

Palmetto State Armory Pink M4

For the sake of discussion lets say that some kind of SHTF event has happened; some kind of new flu has developed, financial collapse, nuclear war,,, something has happened to send the world to hell in a handbag. It is now up to you and your family to protect your property, livestock, garden,, and other resources.

Building my wife (her name is Kristy) an AR-15 that appeals to her is part of my prepping in depth rather then breadth SHTF survival plan. Instead of trying to get my wife to shoot a rifle that does not appeal to her, I decided to build a Palmetto State Armory M4, then deck it out in pink Magpul MOE and Suregrip parts.Pink M4 carbine

In the current state of panic buying anything AR-15 is almost impossible to find. In most cases, if a website or store gets something in stock, it is sold out in a matter of minutes. What is sad is a lot of companies resort to price gouging when panic buying kicks in.

I have to say a couple of things about Palmetto State Armory, they are getting stuff in on a regular basis, and they are not price gouging.

New AR15 Build

Fathers Day is rolling around. My wife asked me what I wanted, I said a new AR.

This is what I have come up with so far

Palmetto State Armory light profile upper
DS Arms Lower
Magpul moe handguard
Magpul angled forearm grip
Magpul ms3 sling
Magpul ambidextrous sling attachment point

From the Palmetto State Armory website:

Barrel length 14.7″
Hammer Forged Barrel
Machine Gun Steel
5.56 Nato Chamber
1 in 7″ twist
Double-thick Chrome-lined bore and chamber
Special lighter weight A2 profile
Mid-length gas system
M4 feedramps
Forged upper
T-marks
Full auto bolt carrier
Carpenter 158 Bolt
Optional pinned A2 flash hider
Pin and weld flash hider

Price as configured: $557.90

From the DS Arms website:

Model ZM4 Complete Lower Receiver With Mil-Spec Stock Assembly
Model # ZM4RCAR-A
From what I understand, LMT makes the lower receivers for DS Arms.

Price: $200 with collapsible stock

Magpul

After ordering some Magpul parts for my Bushmaster, I decided to wanted to go with as many Magpul parts as I could.

There has been a recent trend towards flat dark earth, but I want my parts to be OD green.

Post your comments below, or in this forum thread – What do you think about this AR build?

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