Our friend Daniel Fernandez sent us this photo …

The best kind of NFA fun is a pre 86 M16A1 with different uppers. With an 11.5″ it is just downright hilarious to shoot, but is still really controllable on with a 16″ dissy upper as well.

The serial in the photo has been altered in case anyone gets any ideas 😉



I can’t help but think how much collective fun we will all have if the NFA is ever overturned through legislation or, less likely, the courts.


  • North Polar

    Thanks guys 🙂 Still getting used to my new camera setup (upgraded to a D7200) but so far I’m loving the quality of the photos at 1/4000 and faster shutter speeds.

    • James

      What rail and gas block do you have on your rifle?

      Nice pictures by the way

      • North Polar

        Thanks 🙂 It’s a friend’s rifle though. The regular upper with the aimpoint, I have no idea what rail that is. I’m assuming an older generation larue or kac though.

        For the 16″ upper, another friend took that off his regular AR. It’s a KAC M5 RAS (rifle size) on a dissy build with a cheap gas block to hold it in place.

  • Vitsaus

    Based on the dude’s arm patch I’m going to assume he is on a plane right now bound for Syria.

    • North Polar

      Active duty US Army actually. Pretty sure he’s been there, done that already.

      • Grindstone50k

        Actively engaged with ISIS? Nope, that’s USAF drones and bombers.

        • North Polar

          Was a general statement. Dude’s done more than I have, so I can’t fault him for wearing something, even if I do think it is goofy as hell lol

    • Grindstone50k

      I heard there’s some openings in those Kurdish militias.

    • Tank245

      That’s me in the pics. Active Duty U.S. Army stationed in Central Alaska. ISIS Isn’t worth the money to fly to Syria. I’ll let them come to me so I can have free target practice from the back of my CH47 Helicopter.

  • KestrelBike

    Just curious and I’m not doubting the importance of it, but what is the reason for masking/hiding serial numbers? I’ve always done it myself if I ever put a pic of a weapon online, but I can’t remember why exactly I do it.

    • Budogunner

      I do it, too, though I can’t give you a rational reason. The irrational reason is that I know the serial numbers on my NFA items are tied to my face, fingerprints, and current address in Federal databases and having that info on the Internet just makes me uncomfortable.

      Theoretically, someone could duplicate the serial number on a home build, that build could be used in a crime, and the ATF could show up at my home but, realistically, that is unlikely and they would have to also match the manufacturer’s roll stamp. Still, making it just puts me at ease.

      • North Polar

        This. Plus since it isn’t my firearm, a little more security for the friend that owns it can’t hurt.

    • Some idiot reporting it stolen would be one reason.

      • North Polar

        Yup. Even though all the NFA paperwork is in order, etc, it doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be a massive pain in the ass to fix with the police/ATF.

  • I am a sucker for the classic, fixed carry handle commandos. Very nice gun!

    • North Polar

      Beautiful gun. I wish it were mine, but I can’t afford the $25k average price on a M16 RR these days. Will probably just get a Mac 10 and a Lage upper instead lol

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      Another gratuitous carry handle MG shot.

      • Adam aka eddie d.

        Nice piece!
        Is that an 11.5″ barrel?

        • TheNotoriousIUD

          Thanks, yeah it is.

      • iksnilol

        To think I once found the carry handle mounted scopes cool. I will blame Syphon Filter.


  • thedonn007

    I sure would like to purchase a M16. Too bad it would loose all of its value if the new machine gun ban after 1986 gets overturned.

    I am hoping that a franklin armory BFS trigger can satisfy my full auto desires.

    • Budogunner

      Don’t hold your breath on the NFA being overturned. In the history of the United States, no federal gun law has ever been revoked by legislation or overturned by any court.

      The closest we have come is the sunset of the Assault Weapons Ban. That had a built in selfs-destruct clause. If congress didn’t vote to keep it after 10 years, it would ‘expire.’ As no evidence existed showing the law reduced gun crime and it was an infringement on our rights, a Republican dominated congress allowed it to expire. The NRA and others still had to fight hard, and after the sunset many States adopted their own form of the AWB.

      Still, I have heard the financial loss discussed by NFA collectors and usually what I hear is this: “That’s a small price to pay for freedom.”

    • Grindstone50k

      Too bad? If I had spend 25k on a pre86 and the NFA got overturned, I wouldn’t shed a tear.

    • Michael Simmons

      Never going to happen. Perhaps made illegal, but not the other way around.

  • Lance

    No triangle hand guards?? Come on Steve go classical!!!!!!!!!

  • DIR911911 .

    no video 🙁

    • North Polar

      It really boiled down to high speed photos or video with no sound. TFB is supposedly going to implement a video of the day, so I’ll see what I can come up with.

  • Aric

    Never thought I’d see them on here. Great band!

  • iksnilol

    That deployment elsewhere? Where was that? Is it possible it was in the Balkans? I am just curious.

    Also, those screen names aren’t lame. If people find out I post on a gun related website, then bai bai job opportunities in a decent part of the world. That and since that’s your real name I can find out where you live, work and whatnot. And I am not a hacker or anything. So if somebody is out to hurt ya you are making it easy on them.

    NOTE: I didn’t talk smack or anything, so I ain’t got no dog in this fight.

  • Jay

    What is the make of the foregrip?