Disclaimer: Obviously, it not a real machine gun and this was all just for the fun of it.
I had an idea one day. That idea was to build an AR-15 that closely resembled the typical form of a modern light machine gun/squad support weapon/light support weapon/squad automatic weapon. It was a fun project for me and out of the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of AR-15 builds out there in the wild, I don’t think more than two other people ever built an AR of the same theme, at the time I built mine.
My AR-15 “light machine gun” is about 39.5″ long and weighs in at 13lbs 1.2oz with a loaded Magpul PMAG D-60®. The key features that I wanted this particular build to have include:
- It has a heavy profile barrel for sustained fire. The gun’s 20″ barrel has a diameter of 1″ behind the gas block and a diameter of .750″ after the gas block. It is also fluted for increased surface area which equals faster cooling.
- It has a bipod so that the rifle can be supported no matter the environment. This is important considering the gun’s weight.
- It has a carry handle to aid in the rifle’s transport. In all reality, the carry handle is pretty effective. I placed it right on the rifle’s balance point. Before this build I thought of carry handles as needless accessories, no matter the circumstances.
- It has a stock has a “club foot” profile. The club foot stock allows the user to place their non-firing hand securely on a specific area of the stock. This allows the user to more confidently stabilize the back of the gun while the bipod is “controlling” the front of the gun.
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