Iron Man themed JP Enterprises SCR-11 rifle

    JP Enterprises is a company that focuses on high-end competition rifles. JP is based in Hugo MN. For the record, JP also offers a line of Law Enforcement rifles: “JP-15 Duty Rifles“.

    The base rifle for this Iron Man theme is a JP Enterprises SCR-11 Rifle, an AR-15 based competition rifle in .223 Wylde. If you haven’t tried a “JP”, please do if you get the chance, they are great rifles. Don’t take my word for it, as I have a few CTR-02s and other models so I’m very biased.

    The upper and lower is machined from billet 7075-T6 aluminum, with a left-side charging system on the upper receiver.

    Under the paint there is a JP SCR-11 with an 18″ barrel, rapid configuration hand guard, BC-1 aluminum bolt carrier, GS-5 adjustable gas block, thermal dissipator, ACE ARFX butt stock, Hogue grip, JP roller trigger (I would like to try one if I get the opportunity) and a Vortex Viper 1-4x in a JP extended mount.

    Please note that this is a personal rifle and that JP Rifles are not selling this configuration. They can, however, do custom Cerakote themes, JP also offers a number of standard colors like Magpul Dark Earth, Magpul OD Green, Tungsten (Dark Gray) and Burnt Bronze. They have also done some Special Edition rifles, like the 5.11 “Always Be Ready” Edition Rifle.

    If you want to have a really special rifle, and have $700-$800 to spare, JP also offers a Presentation Grade Finish.

    Anyway, back to Iron Man and Stark, here is the story describing the idea behind the rifle from the man who built it:

    • I shoot 3 gun in Minnesota and recently started working at JP Enterprises with access to the shop. I decided to turn my imagination loose. A rifle that’ll only be shot in competitions has a little leeway for some flash so I decided to have it painted by the head gunsmith at JP, Adrian Olson. I’ve enjoyed the Ironman movies, Stark builds awesome stuff, and the demon in a bottle storyline from the comic was well done, so when it came time to select a theme for a 3 gun rifle with some flash it was a satisfying choice.

      The paint is PPG automotive paint with a gloss clear coat, it will show wear but Stark’s armor wasn’t pristine after fights either. As a finishing touch I also had the Stark Industries logo laser engraved on the upper, the magazine with led lights was the most recent addition. 3 battery packs power strings of LED lights which shine through diffusion paper. My next goal is to build a functional magazine with lights. After that I’ll continue to shoot the rifle in matches and I’m currently kicking around ideas for a second rifle MKII.”

    Ironman Rifle 001_resizeAbove: On the SCR-11 model the forward assist has been removed. My CTR-02s has the same design, and I’ve never missed the function in any competition or training.

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    A Vortex 1-4×24 in a JP Mount. Note the magazine and the left hand charging handle, as well as lack of a traditional charging handle.

    Also note the JP Rifles roller trigger. I haven’t tried that version, but JP are quite famous for their triggers, and in my opinion they are among the best. I use the JP 3.0 lbs.


    Above: Stark Industries logotype laser etched on the upper, and a pretty special magazine.


    Above: 3 battery packs power strings of LED lights which shine through diffusion paper. What would California say?

    JP Rifles normally produces very good looking and informative catalogues and 2016 is no exception, have a look if you are interested: here.

    I look forward to Ironman Mk II, wonder what it will look like?

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics and sound suppressors. TCCC Certified medic.