BOTW: Valorius’ Glorious Build

    The 19th Installment of Build of the Week was contributed by Valorius.  I only called it “Glorious” because it was kind of poetic. Overall a pretty clean build, and good integration of the Cobalt Linear Compensator—it looks good here. Valorius has been a long time contributor in the comments and discord so feel free to dig in on this build.

    Keep the submissions coming in!  We are publishing them in the order in which they were received (with the exception of a single person submitting back to back–those will get spread out).

    You can submit your own build at https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/build-of-the-week-submission/


    Aero Precision upper

    Anderson Arms “Self Lubricating” lower

    FN 1:7 10.5″ medium-heavy profile barrel

    Brownell’s M16 melonite BCG

    BCM extractor upgrade kit

    Polished milspec trigger with JPE yellow spring kit

    Anderson scalloped ambidextrous safety

    USA Stock 10″ MLOK T-6061 6 bolt aluminum handguard

    Cobalt Kinetics Linear Compensator

    Vendetta Precision VP-23 AFG

    Laser Edge Studio enahanced polymer trigger guard

    Celtic Arms extended front takedown pin

    KAK Shockwave pistol brace

    KAK Shockwave buffer & tube assy.

    Hogue overmolded pistolgrip

    Uniflame industries skeletonized optic mount

    Ruger polymer rear backup sight

    UTG M4 lo-pro front backup sight

    Sig Sauer Romeo 5 20mm MRD

    Hensoldt Wetzler 2.5x magnifier

    Barska 30mm Adj. height flip-up Weaver ring

    Beamshot flashlight mount

    EagleTac D25A 500 lumen 3/4″ diameter 1x 14500 light

    Hera Arms Gen2 31rd window magazines


    Comment below to ask Valorius questions about his build.


    TFB’s BOTW Prize Packs are provided by STRIKE INDUSTRIES

    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 thefirearmblog.com


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