Black Rifle Disease... Looks Like I Picked Up a New Strain!

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  1. 9x19

    9x19 Active Member

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    My doctor, wife (and arthritic shoulders) finally convinced me to give up my more robust rifles... anything with more push than a .223 leaves me unable to use my right arm, for much more than lifting a fork, for a time after that, so just before Christmas I went horse-trading and came home with this:

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    This one is a SIG 556 ER.

    16" barrel, gas piston action, generally over-priced, but I found this one with a good price and made a good trade.

    It's 5.56 of course, uses USGI M16 magazines, but came with two Sig poly mags that clip together. Standard AR butt-stock compatible, the collapsible on it now is OK.

    The hand-guards have lots of rails, if you like that, but I think it'll need some standard Sig 551 guards (the rifle this one is based on).

    Good trigger, with folding iron sights, the cheapy dot sight was part of the deal, along with the factory case, and papers.
     


  2. Texas Patriot

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    You know that there is no known cure for this new disease you have. You are now permanently infected and this will only grow stronger in you, not weaker as time passes.

    Congrats on a nice rig.
     
  3. Old Man of the Mountain

    Old Man of the Mountain Active Member

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    I was absolutely NEVER going to buy any sort of an AR, then a friend of mine let me shoot his...

    Now I have a safe full.

    God bless Eugene Stoner! :texas:
     
  4. 9x19

    9x19 Active Member

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    Yeah.... this one compliments my Bushmaster M4A3 quite well! :lolz:
     
  5. 40Arpent

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    Very nice rifle!
     
  6. Old Man of the Mountain

    Old Man of the Mountain Active Member

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    I like the rifle, and I like the mags as well.

    Hope it works out great for you!
     
  7. wookie

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    Sweet. I caught the disease. I never was that interested in rifles...then bam tactial rifle disease or TRD as it is know (lol). My TRD also ended (or began?) with the sig. 556 (just got it a couple of weeks ago).
     
  8. Randy45

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    pardon my ignorance but what does black rifle mean? I have heard the term but haven't heard a definition.
     
  9. 9x19

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    I think Black Rifle is a term applied to most ARs, FALs, HKs etc, and I suspect any definition would be very loose!
     
  10. mac79912

    mac79912 Well-Known

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    That is one great looking rifle.Been looking for one of those for a while.Seem's that when I find one I do not have the money and then a week later when I get the money it is gone.
     

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