I wantses. More than Robb wanted his Vector, I’ve want this. I even did a little video of this rifle at the Luckygunner shoot. (Pre-Defiance suppressor)
So here’s the deal. Kriss gives me the Vector SBR and the Defiance suppressor. Then I swing a deal with my local gun range. Every box of .45 ACP ammo sold to feed the Vector gets $1 sent to Kriss. It’s a win all the way around. I get the rifle and suppressor. The public gets to shoot it. The range sells more ammo. And Kriss gets a couple of dollars up front and lots of sales due to the exposure.
In addition to being your blog host, I moonlight as Deputy Assistant Shop Monkey at Templar Custom.
Here’s what I spent my Sunday working on.
This is the new prototype barrel from Templar. It’s an integrally suppressed AR barrel. The idea is that a barrel that is 16 inches overall, but has a suppressor built in would not require you to register your rifle as a Short Barreled Rifle.
The barrel will still be subject to a $200 tax stamp for the suppressor, but the rifle itself will be a normal AR-15. Couple this with Templar’s FastRail quick change barrel system and you can run a standard unsuppressed barrel normally, and in about 5-10 minutes, swap it out for this suppressed barrel.
The barrel will be 17” overall, including the outer tube. Overall length with the stock collapsed is 34”. This is about the shortest you’re going to get without springing for another $200 SBR tax stamp.
Bob is still assembling the gas block, but he hopes to test fire it soon. Video when we get it running.
So I have two ways to go with the “lust list.” If I assume that my lust list is intended to fill out the holes in my “need” list, I would “lust” after these
1.A .300 Blackout barrel for my Templar AR, or even better, the barrel and a second Templar AR with a 6.5 Grendel barrel and a scope. I also want a .50 Beowulf barrel, but I think that’s probably overkill for anything short of bear and moose. I would like to have a “Short range” AR with 16” 5.56, 16” 300 Blackout, and 16” .50 Beowulf, all topped with an EoTech, and a “long range” AR with an 18” 5.56 and an 18” 6.5 Grendel, all topped with a nice scope.
This rifle is the personal rifle of Bob Reynolds, of Templar. He built it last week and brought it along to the Blogmeet in Greenville. I got to shoot it and I want one. I think that the only think I might change is the stock.
This particular onehas a 16 inch barrel and is chambered in .223 Wilde (a hybrid 223 Remington/5.56 NATO) that will shoot basically every normal 223 and 5.56 ammo available. The rail is Bob’s proprietary FastRail system. This particular one is 14.5” long. It allows you to remove the barrel in about 2 minutes, and replace it just as fast. If you have spare barrels, you can change calibers, barrel lengths, or both. I will do a later post about how well it shoots, but suffice it to say that it is far more accurate than I am.
If you want your own rifle, ask Bob. He’ll build it just the way you want it. If you already have a rifle, and just want to have this really nice rail, you can buy one here.
All right all you technical guys. I need a new front sight for this gun.
The problem with this gun is that it is a target pistol, and is set up from the factory for a “6 o’clock hold”
This would be great if I was planning on shooting bullseye with this pistol, but I am not. In order to make the bullet impact close to where I am aiming, I had to dial in 16 clicks down on the rear sight. This buried the rear sight, and still didn’t get me all the way on target. You can see that I did shoot reasonably close to the target, but I was still aiming a bit low to get this
What I need is a taller front sight. Does anyone know where to get a slightly taller front sight for a Ruger 22/45 Mark III (P512MKIII)?
Yesterday I had a really nice conversation with a guy in Charlotte that sells silencers.
He had been researching info on how HB650 affects us as gun owners in NC and ended up on my “HB650 What does it do?” page. Since he saw that I am interested in a Kriss SBR and a silencer to go with it, he emailed me and we ended up having a phone conversation that lasted about an hour.
Unfortunately I will not be able to buy a Kriss from him right now, but it was nice to know that there was someone that specializes in silencers here in North Carolina. Give his web page a look and if you need more info, email him. And if you are going to the Charlotte gun show this weekend, look for him. Tell him that Sean, from NC Gunblog says hi. You can also tell him that when I can scrape enough money together for a silencer, I’ll know who to call.
FTC Notice: I have not received anything from Eric of NC Silencers, nor has he promised me anything in the future. I just thought he was a nice guy when I talked to him and thought my readers would like to know about him. In the meantime, feel free to pucker up and kiss my backside. Nosy government agencies piss me off.
If you consider that the sights alone will run you about $105, and the barrel $165, you are already above the $760 asking price for this Glock.
There was a problem, however. I like the Glock 17, but it is a tiny bit large for concealed carry. I inquired, and Bryan Searcy has agreed to make a Glock 19 version available with all the same components for the same price. He says you can have it on a Gen 3 or a Gen 4 base, and you can have it in full size Glock 17 or compact size Glock 19.
TigerSwan doesn’t have their Glock 19 on their website. Contact them directly for more info. If you happen to live in the Raleigh area, they are perfectly happy to let you buy the pistol from them at their Apex corporate headquarters, saving you the trip to their Fayetteville area range and pro-shop.
Brian has 16 years with the US Army’s Tier 1 counterterror unit, commonly called Delta Force. He’s been all around the world carrying basically whatever he’s wanted. I thought it would be crass to ask him how many people he’s shot, but it’s a fair bet that he’s had to shoot people. Given that he said during class, “I’ve never seen anyone shot in the pelvis that didn’t drop like a sack of potatoes,” and “I’ve seen people shot in the jaw, and in the top of the head get up and walk away, but I’ve never seen anyone shot in the eye orbits get back up,” he’s probably shot his share of people. Here’s what he said.
“Get a 9mm. Civilians are not limited by the Geneva Conventions and can carry hollowpoints. A 9mm hollowpoint is devastating. Plus 9mm is cheaper and you can practice more”
He said that “The Unit” has gone to carrying .40 S&W, but only because they can’t use expanding ammo in combat.
I guess that shoots my “bigger is better” theory right in the backside.
This is the “Alaska Hunter” rifle built by Bob at Templar Consulting.
I got to spend a few hours with Bob at his shop. Bob (a different Bob) from Bob’s Gun Counter and Confederate Yankee pointed out that Bob from Templar Consulting was selling AR lowers for $65. I got two lowers, sequentially numbered. Bob also showed me the original “Alaska Hunter” rifle. This is the actual rifle that we supposed to be given to Sarah Palin. For whatever reason Sarah has decided not to accept the rifle and it has been returned to him. Bob plans on auctioning it off, proceeds to benefit some worthy cause. I’ll let you know when he sets up the auction.
While I was there, Bob showed me a few things that he’s building, and a few ideas that he’s working on. I think I will be spending a bit of time with him at his shop learning a bit more about AR building and machining.