So the good people at Aero-Precision contacted me and asked if I would like to check out one of their products. As you can imagine, there was much arm-twisting involved. (Ha!)
Okay, it was me doing the twisting since upon viewing what was available, I begged them to send me all the things. They said no, but you can’t blame a girl for trying.
What they did send, was held up at my local FFL for a bit, but now it is here!
What’s in the box?
I know, it says black. But tan is the new black, right?
There are many like it…
So it’s not a perfect match to the tactical toaster, but it compliments it nicely, don’t you think?
I have compared it with the other AR pattern rifles in the house and it does appear that everything is precisely where it should be. I even fit it to one of the existing uppers and it slid together perfectly.
I really wish you could feel it. The cerakote is flawless and so very silky. Yes, you will want to pet my rifle.
Well, once it is actually a rifle, anyway. Every surface is seems impossibly smooth. I imagine this will allow for easy cleaning and reliable performance once it grows up.
So, here’s where you come in. I’ve got several thoughts rattling around in my head for what kind of rifle this should be. You see, even though the BATFEIEIO considers this a ‘firearm’ for which I had to pass a NICS, it is really no more than a very pretty bit of machined aluminum. I suppose I could club game to death with it as it sits, but that seems rather primitive and there are other tools better suited for bludgeoning.
So here’s my criteria:
1) I want this to be a suitable hunting rifle. Keep in mind that I live in Oklahoma, so I don’t run into a whole lot of Moose or Elephants.
2) I want a caliber other that .223/5.56. There are 3 AR pattern rifles in the house that eat that already. I want something different.
3) It’d be great if it could eat out of the magazines I already own
No, this will not be a rifle designed by committee, nor by popular vote. InJennifersHead is not a democracy, and I am Queen of this electron empire, but I want to hear your suggestions. Sell me on your choice caliber, set-up, etc. What makes your choice the bestest, whitetail-killingest of them all? Bonus points if it makes Nanny Bloomers cry.
Also, I’ve never built one of these before. Got any tips and tricks for me? Any must haves? Or must avoids? Any manufacturers out there want to send me a parts kit just to prove that it really is so easy to install that even a Jennifer can do it? (Keep in mind helping my son make a paracord bracelet this weekend resulted in injury complete with bleeding.)
If I use your idea(s), you will be awarded not only my gratitude, but also bragging rights. I may even award you a number of internets not less than one. Maybe I will even come up with other fun stuff as we get further along in the build.
Now if you will pardon me, I need to go pet my embryonic rifle and tell it stories about what it may grow up to become. Please do visit Aero Precision and tell them that I sent you. You can even pick up a lower just like mine and follow along at home. (If you do, please send pictures. I’d like to have them for the family album) So far, I give them my full endorsement.
FTC: Yep, they sent me the lower. They did not tell me that I had to be nice or tell people that it is lovely and awesome. It just really is lovely and awesome. And it smells nice too. Not that you are reading this anyway since your website says you are shut-down. Here’s a Barrycade in your honor.