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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I am picking up a Bushmaster AR15 this weekend for my birthday present to me from a local chain store. It is the Patrolman's Carbine http://www.bushmaster.com/le/weapons/bushmaster_xm15_e2s_patrolman_16.htm

I was looking to pickup the 22 conversion kit from http://www.model1sales.com but I also wanted to possibly get a vertical grip, some extra mags, and a rubber hand grip.

Should I get the aluminum GI mags or the black synthetic?

Also I am not sure what rails to get for this model to attach the vertical.

Sorry for the noob questions but I might as well get as much as possible to cut down on shipping costs.

Thanks
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
I got the 22lr conversion from model 1. Great service from them and I love the kit. I picked up an extra 30round mag and am glad I did. It is a PAIN loading those 22's in the mag so its nice to have another after you blow through the first 30 rounds. good luck.
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
AR Stoner mags are cheap and utterly reliable. Midway puts them on sale like every other month for $10.

I bought some of the orange Magpull followers for mine, but honestly I don't see a lot of difference between them and the green mil-std ones.
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
PackerfanXD said:
CProducts stainless steel mags are the way to go.
They also sell alluminum mags with updated springs and Magpul followers for about $10 apiece. Excellent quality and total reliability in my Bushmaster and Bushy/ Armalite Frankengun/coyote slayer.
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
scalce said:
I was looking to pickup the 22 conversion kit from http://www.model1sales.com but I also wanted to possibly get a vertical grip, some extra mags, and a rubber hand grip.

Should I get the aluminum GI mags or the black synthetic?

Also I am not sure what rails to get for this model to attach the vertical.
" rubber hand grip" - Magpul MIAD is great
"Rails" - Midwest Industries are very good, plus easy install, plus great customer service.
& a big +1 for 44mag.com, really fast delevery of a quality product at a more than fair price.

This is what works 4 me, have fun building.
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Big +1 for what E-City XD mentions.. The MIAD is tight.. the newer Houge Grip is damn fine too (available on purdy much all RRA weapons).

As for Mags.. stay away from the plastic ones.. tons of known issues there with the feed lips warping and cracking. Some have great results, most don't. In general I would say, get every mag you can afford for the AR. You have to know the bans are going to be rolling out of state goverments faster than Global warming position statements! The C-Products ones are getting a lot of good attention, but good ol' USGI mags are just fine. You can upgrade their reliability by putting a new spring and the Anti-tilt followers in them.

Midwest Industries is one of those up and coming companies, excellent quality and options on their rails.. I'm not so hot on their BUIS setups, but that might be sticker shock more than anything else. Note that if you're getting forend Rails, you'll want pads to protect the rails and your hands... again MagPul is excellent there and they can be found for aout $8-9 per pad.

The great thing about your new toy is that you don't have to drop all of the cash for the modifications at once. Do it as you can afford it and you'll be all the happier when it's complete.
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
I like the Ergo grip with the Gapper

Brownell's mags (a bit more expensive) with magpul ranger tabs
****on the followers magpuls will not tilt the green GI one can*****

Surefire fore end rail system (m73)

Knights vertical grip

here are a couple pics

 
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