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The Double Unicorn

Post by 91Eunozs » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:08 pm

After 4 years, my son's rifle is pretty much complete... And since his HS colors are Blue, black, and white, I dyed all the Magpul furniture Denim Blue to match. Their mascot is a Unicorn (seriously), hence the name.

Finally got around to getting the foam in the Pelican case I bought last year for Christmas custom water-jet cut for this combo, so I thought I'd post some pics.

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Don't mind the fingerprints ... will get better pics mañana when it's not raining outside.

- Umbrella Corporation Weapons Research Group lower. This lower and its twin on my daughter's rifle "Pinky" were the first gun parts I bought when we moved back to the US back in 2012...bought them on a group buy here on ZS, and had them shipped to an FFL in my home town down in FL before we even had a house here in the US!

- ALG trigger
- Seekins ambi selector
- miscellaneous mil spec lower springs/pins/screws
- Magpul grip and trigger guard
- BCM buffer tube, H1 buffer/carbine spring
- Noveske QD mount end plate
- Magpul CTR butt stock

5.56 upper:
- PSA upper receiver and 10.5" carbine gas 1/7" twist barrel
- AAC 51T flash hider
- Magpul hand guard and stubby vertical grip
- Magpul MBUS
- Eotech 512 red dot

300BLK upper (originally on my old "Bonnie Blue" pistol build):
- Ranier Arms upper receiver
- CMMG 8" pistol gas 1/8" twist barrel
- AAC 51T flash hider
- 12.5" Carbon Arms hand guard
- backup low watt red/white LED I picked up last year to try it out...will replace w/a normal white light I can use on either upper.
- Eotech XPS2 red dot with 300BLK reticle

AAC 762 SDN-6 supressor under the hand guard...also used on the 5.56 upper, or pretty much any of my .308 and smaller caliber rifles/uppers w/an AAC 51T mount.

Both uppers use the same Vltor/BCM charge handle and BCM bolt carrier group for now...have others but all in use in other builds right now.

Other: Husky Amentum sling and 6 Magpul (use these for 5.56) mags (only one shown here) also dyed blue to match. Have 6 blue Lancer mags for 300BLK...can obviously use either mag, but I like to keep the different calibers in different brand mags for the tactile/plainly obvious difference as a backup to a visual inspection when I switch uppers.

- Otis multi-caliber cleaning kit

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Re: The Double Unicorn

Post by Stercutus » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:37 am

Did you say you were adopting still?
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Re: The Double Unicorn

Post by 91Eunozs » Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:17 am

Stercutus wrote:Did you say you were adopting still?
Depends... you out of med school yet? :lol:

Seriously though, not as much $$ tied up in this build as you'd think and in the case of this rifle, spread out over 4 years with various iterations of parts making their way into several builds. I also do most of the work myself which helps a lot.

That said, I've already retired from one successful career and was fortunate enough to marry a very smart CPA almost 30 years ago who has us in a place where we're comfortable. We live below our means, and I also found gainful post-retirement employment, at least for a few years, so I'm using the opportunity with this extra income to put my family in a place where we have all the bases covered...with the resources and tools necessary to be comfortable regardless of what goes down in the comng years. A healthy firearms collection is but one of those tools.

Growing up in poverty (at last the American version of poverty), taught me a lot of lessons. Among my circle of friends growing up I was one of the very few to make it out of our situation...most are either dead or in prison. I was literally a homeless teenager before I decided to join the military, and then was noticed on some testing for academic potential and got picked up to go to the AF Academy. The rest is history.

Only 1/2 joking on the med school thing... We're fortunate enough to be in a position to help out here and there and I volunteer a lot with a couple charities here in our community. I also swore that if I ever found a kid in my circumstances, I'd find a way to help. One of my son's best friends is a kid a lot like I was...very poor and coming from a rough home situation (his deadbeat dad just got out of prison). He has a great heart though and doing very well academically despite the deck stacked against him. We take him with us on family vacations to expose him to a life outside his little world and help him out wherever we can. When traveling I often introduce him as my son...

I do have a long-term ulterior motive though! That kid is in the top 10 (not 10%...top 10) of his class and wants to be a cardiologist... So maybe that adoption out of med school isn't the impossible dream after all! 8-)
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Re: The Double Unicorn

Post by ashwednesday » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:29 pm

Huskey sling is the bomb!

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Re: The Double Unicorn

Post by The Twizzler » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:28 pm

Yes. At last, at last, American Poverty. :lol: . Just kidding, nice gun.

91Eunozs wrote:
Stercutus wrote:Did you say you were adopting still?

Growing up in poverty (at last the American version of poverty), taught me a lot of lessons. Among my circle of friends growing up I was one of the very few to make it out of our situation...most are either dead or in prison. I was literally a homeless teenager before I decided to join the military, and then was noticed on some testing for academic potential and got picked up to go to the AF Academy. The rest is history.
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