Perfect AR, Bullpup and AK build list tips


#1

These 3 are what I consider to be the pinnacle in their respective class.

Parameters are that each setup is geared towards <300m engagements with red dot optics as I believe that realistically this is what these guns are capable of doing and were inititially designed for.
Which in case of the AR and Bullpup means that in order for 62gr FMJ to retain both enough energy as well as reliably fragment within that threshold an 18" barrel is standard. No use for any fancy schmancy ammo Joe & Jill Average cannot afford in the first place, with the possible exception of all you reloaders out there who might perhaps load their 5.56 rounds to MK262 Mod 1 specs.

AR-15

Upgraded Primary Weapons Systems MK118 Mod 2-M
Primary Weapons Systems Enhanced Buffer Tube Mod 2
Magpul 5-Slot Aluminum M-Lok Rail Section @ 6 & 9
Magpul M-Lok Rail Covers Type 1 & Type 2
Magpul M-Lok QD Sling Mount
Geissele Super Tricon Trigger
Geissele Maritime Bolt Catch
Lantac Dragon DGN556B 1/2-28 UNEF R/H Muzzle Brake
Battle Arms Development Ambidextrous Safety Selector AR-15 – Standard & Short Levers
Battle Arms Development Enhanced Pin Set AR-15
Vltor/BCM Gunfighter Ambidextrous Charging Handle
BCM Gunfighter Stock
BCM Gunfighter Mod 3 Pistol Grip
BCM Gunfighter KeyMod Rail Panels
BCM Gunfighter KeyMod QD Sling Mount
TangoDown SCAR P-Rail Panels 6”
TangoDown SCAR P-Rail Panels 2”
LaRue Tactical LT-FUG Forward Universal ‘Pillar’ Grip
Troy Industries Micro Set HK Front and Round Rear Tritium BLK Battle Sights w/ XS Sight Systems Troy CSAT Rear Aperture
Aimpoint Comp M4S w/ EOTech G33.STS 3x Magnifier
Surefire M600 Ultra Z68 Weapon Light – American Defense Manufacturing M600 PKG Mount Combination w/ AD-TacLever Upgrade @ 9
Savvy Sniper Quad X Cobra Sling
2x ALG Defense Forged Sling Swivel
Lancer Systems L5AWM Translucent Smoke 30-Round Magazines w/ 5.56 Magpul loaded up w/ IMI/Federal/Prvi/Black Gun or any other quality brand 62gr M855 FMJ Ammo

Bullpup

Upgraded Israel Weapon Industries 18” Barrel X95 Tavor
Geissele Super Sabra Gen 2 Trigger Pack w/ Geissele Super Sabra Lightning Bow Trigger
BCM Gunfighter Extractor Spring Upgrade Kit
Manticore Arms Luma Safety for X95/Tavor
Manticore Arms X95 Cantilever Forend
Manticore Arms X95/Tavor Gasketed Port Cover
Manticore X95 Curved Buttpad
Lantac Dragon DGN556B 1/2-28 UNEF R/H Muzzle Brake
Phase5 Mini Hand Stop M-Lok
Magpul 5-Slot Aluminum M-Lok Rail Section @ 3, 6 & 9
Magpul M-Lok Rail Covers Type 1 & Type 2
Magpul M-Lok QD Sling Mount
TangoDown SCAR P-Rail Panels 6”
TangoDown SCAR P-Rail Panels 2”
LaRue Tactical LT-FUG Forward Universal ‘Pillar’ Grip
Troy Industries Micro Set HK Front and Round Rear Tritium BLK Battle Sights w/ XS Sight Systems Troy CSAT Rear Aperture
Aimpoint Comp M4S w/ EOTech G33.STS 3x Magnifier
Surefire M600 Ultra Z68 Weapon Light – American Defense Manufacturing M600 PKG Mount Combination w/ AD-TacLever Upgrade @ 9
Savvy Sniper Quad X Cobra Sling
2x ALG Defense Forged Sling Swivel
Lancer Systems L5AWM Translucent Smoke 30-Round Magazines w/ 5.56 Magpul loaded up w/ IMI/Federal/Prvi/Black Gun or any other quality brand 62gr M855 FMJ Ammo

AK-47

Upgraded Israel Weapon Industries Galil ACE GAR1639
ALG Defense AKT-UL Trigger
Lantac Dragon DGN762B Muzzle Brake
RS Regulate GAR-10M-R Rail Handguard
KNS Precision Galil ACE Stock Adapter
DPH Arms Pignose Adapter
Vltor RE-A5:A5 Receiver Extension
Daniel Defense Castle Nut
Troy Industries Pro Grade Sling Adapter
Magpul CTR Stock w/ Enhanced Rubber Butt-pad 0.70" & 0.50 Cheek Riser
Magpul 5-Slot Aluminum M-Lok Rail Section @ 3, 6 & 9
Magpul M-Lok Rail Covers Type 1 & Type 2
Magpul M-Lok QD Sling Mount
TangoDown SCAR P-Rail Panels 6”
TangoDown SCAR P-Rail Panels 2”
LaRue Tactical LT-FUG Forward Universal ‘Pillar’ Grip
Phase5 Mini Hand Stop M-Lok
Aimpoint Comp M4S w/ EOTech G33.STS 3x Magnifier
Surefire M600 Ultra Z68 Weapon Light – American Defense Manufacturing M600 PKG Mount Combination w/ AD-TacLever Upgrade @ 9
Savvy Sniper Quad X Cobra Sling
2x ALG Defense Forged Sling Swivel
FAB Defense Ultimag AK 30R Magazines loaded up w/ either Barnaul 123gr Mil-Spec FMJ, Golden Tiger/Wolf/WPA 123gr FMJ or Barnaul/Silver Bear/Brown Bear HP/SP Ammo


#2

Enjoyed your article. Your knowledge is very impressive. What would the cost be for upgrading the Tavor to your specifications? Lastly, what is your opinion of the TP9 for home defense. I like the Tavor and I really like the TP9. Should I consider anything else? Your insight and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your guidance.


#3

Thanks, much appreciated.

I’ll post hyperlinks down below for each item so you can do the math.

https://iwi.us/product/tavor-x95-5-56-nato-w18-barrel/




https://manticorearms.com/shop-by-rifle/x95-tavor-products/luma-safety-for-tavor
https://manticorearms.com/shop-by-rifle/x95-tavor-products/x95-cantilever-forend
https://manticorearms.com/shop-by-rifle/x95-tavor-products/tavor-gasketed-port-cover
https://manticorearms.com/shop-by-rifle/x95-tavor-products/x95-curved-buttpad-for-x95-tavor
http://www.lantac-usa.com/AR15-M16-M4-Rifle-Accessories/DGN556B.html
http://phase5wsi.com/mini-hand-stop-m-lok.html
https://www.magpul.com/products/m-lok-aluminum-rail-5-slots



https://tangodown.com/shop/tangodown-scar-panel-6/
https://tangodown.com/shop/tangodown-scar-panel-set-2/
http://www.laruetactical.com/lt-fug-forward-universal-grip
https://troyind.com/products/micro-set-hk-front-and-round-rear-tritium-blk
https://www.xssights.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=993121&CAT=8276
http://www.aimpoint.com/product/aimpoint-compm4s/ (will run you about 800/700, you need to shop around @Brownells, Optics Planet etc)
http://www.eotechinc.com/holographic-weapon-sights/model-g33-magnifier
https://www.americandefensemanufacturing.com/view/product/1240/
https://www.americandefensemanufacturing.com/view/product/571/
https://www.americandefensemanufacturing.com/view/product/1240/
https://algdefense.com/forged-sling-swivel.html
http://www.lancer-systems.com/advanced-weapons-components-2/products/magazines-2/l5-advanced-warfighter-magazine/
https://www.magpul.com/products/original-magpul-556-nato

It’s quite an investment, and although this gun is very good you need to take into consideration that its bore axis and mechanical offset is higher than that of an AR and contrary to popular belief it IS most definitely an entirely different manual of arms and you cannot just pick it up assuming you can shoot it the way you would an AR-15 or AK-47 platform rifle. It requires training in order to achieve appropriate levels of proficiency with it. It’s the same with all Pups as they’re an entirely different ball park.

As for your question with regard to the TP9. Personally, I don’t like striker fired polymer hand guns for various reasons.

  1. As opposed to hammer fired pistols, no second strike capability. Which is really a no go for me as I demand that capability in a hand gun in case of a jam of any kind. It’s a matter of life or death.
  2. Lack of weight to absorb recoil and stay on target better. An all steel hand gun will always be more stable.
  3. Durability. Quality alloy/steel guns will last you a lifetime. IWI, Lionheart Industries, Wilson Combat etc products will outlive you, your children, your grand children, great grand children and great great grand children.

I like the Jericho 941 F9 for all its purposes and you really cannot beat 19+1 capability with the Mec-Gar CZ75B mags. Less time reloading is more time in the fight. No upgrades whatsoever or tuning needed either. You may or may not want to install Meprolight Tru-Dot sights and a Surefire X300-A Ultra. Blade-Tech can mold you a holster for that specific setup. I recommend their OWB w/ Tac-light holter with the Tek-Lok and HSGI Pistol Taco pouches.

Of course, YMMV.


#4

Thank you so much for taking the time. Will follow your recommendations.


#5

You’re welcome, sure thing buddy. I’m glad I was able able to help out.


#6

So why did you go with A galil over an actual AK?


#7

I couldve sworn the Jericho 941 I shot was polymer, is there after market frames or something? The 941 was really really similar to the CZ 75 but much more refined with alot nicer fit and finish. Are the cz75 parts interchangeable with the 941??


#8

They’re offered in both polymer and all steel verions.

https://iwi.us/product-category/firearms/jericho-941-firearms/


#9

These are suggested builds only. Galil ACE is a far better built product than any AK-47. Better fit and finish, better ergos, better sealed. IWI manufacturing and QC is second to none. They are an insanely good outfit with a well deserved reputation for being top notch.


#10

Im pretty clueless on the AK platform, thats good to know though. Thanks.


#11

What bothers me is the ergos and build quality. It’s design is also flawed in many areas. The Galil ACE rectified alot, yet still one cannot swap the barrel for replacement. There’s a reason the AR-15 is a superior platform and the best rifle ever designed and known to man.


#12

I wasnt really impressed with 941 at the time. I thought they would cost alot more maybe like HK prices or Sig prices though but they are cheaper then glocks. The main thing I didnt like was the trigger and lack of aftermarket but then again I dont really like any pistols , im still searchig for “the one” lol Ive owned the Beretta 92,Browning Hi power, Sig p226, Glocks,Sig p320s,1911s,SA XD,S&W M&P and a few others…Im thinking of te HK45 compact or The Jericho 941 .45, any reason to go one way or another besides a $200 difference in price?


#13

Get the F9 version and never look back. You’ll love it. As with all DA/SA pistols the drill is to just draw and instantly go to SA, which is a training issue. Get Meprolight Tru-Dot sights, a Hogue finger grooved grip, Mec-Gar ZC75B 19-round mags, a Surefire X300-A Ultra and custom molded Blade-Tech holster w/ Tek-Lok for it and call it the day. I really couldn’t give you a better hand gun advise than that. There’s no reason to go the .45 route. You’ll only sacrifice capacity, and 9mm Speer LE GDHP performs better than .45 GDHP.


#14

Hey do you guys know what happened to the AR15 picture thread?


#15

I don’t recall any such topic?, and I’m an old hand on this board… (Maybe I’m slipping a bit)


#16

Yea the long gun picture thread is completely gone. All 260+ posts of it.


#17

Should we start another one or was there a reason its gone?


#18

Way ahead of you.


#19

Thanks…