Camera mounted on AR-15 lower

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

I have blogged before about cameras being mounted on rifle stocks. SayUncle found this webpage showing a camera mounted on an AR-15 lower.

This is an incredibly bad idea. Not only could people could easily it for a gun-like weapon, but an AR-15 lower is legally a firearm. I doubt the cops would be very happy about it being waved around in a public space.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Phil Phil on May 29, 2009

    Kinda Related.

    Different use of an EOtech holo sight.

  • Jonboy Jonboy on Jan 19, 2011

    This is a very old idea, actually. Google for "photosniper". It's popular russian-made kit with a 35mm SLR camera, a superb 300mm f4.5 lens, and a lightweight stock with trigger shutter release.

    It's superb for use with big telephoto lenses when a tripod is a no-go.

    But for use with a base lens, as pictured on that AR-15 hack? Okay, THAT doesn't make sense.

    There was a phaetora of similar kits back in the sixties and seventies. You still see them occasionally in more civilized countries where cops don't shoot you for scowling at them, LOL.