BOTW: Mk 24 Combat Assault Pistol-style Clone and First Set Winner

    Drumroll…..And the winner was Tony R with his BOTW: 300BLK PDW.  The randomly picked winner voter was Jordan W.  Tony will receive a gift card to Brownells and Jordan will get a small amount of swag.  It pays to play… 😉

    Fifth Installment of Build of the Week was contributed by Steve.  A straightforward build–it sounds like the biggest challenge was sourcing the holster…

    Keep the submissions coming in!

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    HK45C Tactical – built-up as a Mk 24 Combat Assault Pistol-style clone.

    Crimson Trace Defense IR Laser (LGD-645)
    Decocker only H&K conversion
    AAC Ti-Rant 45S Suppressor
    LBT Mk24 Holster (accommodates laser guard and suppressor, mounted or not)

    The holster wasn’t particularly fun to source as they don’t pop up for sale often.  I ended up running an LBT group buy through a popular H&K forum as LBT will make you just about anything if you fill a minimum order quantity!

    Comment below to ask Steve questions about his build.

    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and writes for a number of publications, including The Prepared, a site devoted to self-preparedness. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

    You can reach him at tom.r AT