Yes we are back with another rifle the #Illinois rifle! I’m excited about this one as Illinois is my home state as many of you know & this build features SN# 81 of the BAT Arms (our sponsoring FFL) AR-15 lower receivers. It also features some interesting products, such at the Manticore Arms Transformer hand guard. All in all this rifle was built with the idea of using the idea of creating a modern civilian M4 carbine. Keep it simple yet adaptable, while including some updated features. The R-Guns stock for example includes the addition of QD attachments on both sides to allow for the use of modern sling mounts as does the hand guard. All mounted on a DR Guns billet upper & BAT Arms Billet lower. The lower has some nice features as well, such a threaded bolt release pin, rear threaded take down pin detent hole with set screw to retain the rear detent spring, & a tensioning screw to remove any play between the upper and lower.
I hope you all enjoy the Illinois rifle and the rest of The 50 States of AR-15 project. Thank you for watching, and till next time have fun shooting!
Here is a video I made to show how easy it is to upgrade your AR15 from a 2 piece hand guard to a free floating hand guard. I also wanted to note how easy the new DR Guns llc hand guard is to install with no need to index the barrel nut for the gas tube or add shims to align the hand guard to the barrel nut. As I mentioned this is a new product, that will be launching very soon. Their new hand guards will also come in several lengths, and configurations including key mod, m-lok, and for both AR10 & AR15 platforms.
We recently had the opportunity to tour the new DR Guns llc facility in Lake Zurich, IL. I have to say it is quite an impressive operation, with the majority of their firearm components being made in house. The cleanliness of their facility, and focus on manufacturing precision products is outstanding. I would definitely keep an on eye this company to see what they have coming out down the line.
So Laura found this cool website, that allows you to click on states to show which ones you may have visited. Well she suggested this could be a cool way to make a map of the states that have we have completed rifles for. I took it one step further and made to 2 maps the first with the red states showing completed rifles (yes 4 are currently completed with several more nearing), and then one in green showing the states we have receivers for or currently in transit to us.
More videos will be coming soon, we are hoping to secure a barrel for the Arizona rifle which is the last component needed to complete the rifle. And for those who have been following on Instagram & Facebook you may have seen some of the photos of the progress. It’s a pretty slick rifle, with components from KE Arms, Elftmann Tactical, GuntecUSA, Young Manufacturing, & our friends from BeatenZone Manufacturing. Stay Tuned…. & Till next time… “Have Fun Shooting…”