BOTW: “Dodongo”, The AR Pistol

The tenth Installment of Build of the Week was contributed by Hoplopfheil.  So long as you are not clearing a room with a teammate, loud and massive muzzle flashes are fun. I am definitely becoming more and more a fan of AR/AK “pistols” as time goes on, especially if I can suppress them. Extra points to Hoplopfheil for naming his weapons; all true weapons should be named…

In any case, 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).

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AR Pistol “Dodongo”

This started as an attempt to make the cheapest possible AR pistol, but then it evolved into a test bed for various interesting parts. Current configuration:

Barrel: 7.5″ AR Stoner .223 Wylde 1:7

Upper & Lower: Anderson

Handguard: UTG Pro Super Slim 7″

Lower Furniture:

-Magpul K grip and trigger guard, OD Green

-KAK Shockwave Blade tube and pistol brace, OD Green

Charging Handle: BCM Gunfighter

Sights: UTG Pro flip up irons

Optic: Truglo Tru-Tec 20mm red dot (sometimes)

Muzzle: Doublestar Carlson TacComp

This thing is loud and


Originally posted on The Firearm Blog