I've got a Patrol Rifle class coming up at work so I figured I'd better get me a suitable rifle. Looked into all the various makes of AR style rifles and talked to a lot of folks, including tactical team members and gunsmiths, and the Rock River Arms brand kept coming up as the preferred choice. So off I went to buy one from my cousin who runs a tactical supply here. He was out of RR's and only had Bushmasters in stock. I almost bought a Bushy as they were probably a close second according to the bit of research I done, but my cousin and the guy who owns the shop and gunsmiths both highly recommended that I wait for the Rock River.
So I take their advice and wait. They had already ordered a couple RR's about a week before I went in and said that RR gave them an estimated ship time of 9 weeks. I hate waitin' for toys but I told them to put my name on the first RR Tactical Entry that came in. Well, today, barely a week from when I ordered it, and two weeks into the 9 week wait I get word from them that my Tac Entry is in. You gun guys can already see the smile that spread across my face when I heard that news.
I drove straight there and picked up the Tac Entry, an Eotech holographic sight, a Surefire four rail foregrip, and a Blackhawk "Swift Sling" for it.
I'm still grinnin' about it and I haven't even shot it yet.
This thing feels and handles SWEET! I'm looking into a couple of changes to it already. LaRue Tactical eotech mount and Troy Ind. rear BUIS (back up iron sight)... LaRue Tactical Harris Bipod mount... some sort of light... maybe a laser, maybe not. Probably a pistol style foregrip. Man, I'm gonna be the brokest guy in that rifle class.
Anyway, here's a pic of it. I've temporarily moved the eotech to the foregrip rail so I can use the iron sights through it as back-up in case of failure of the eotech. I've also installed the sling since taking this photo... but this is her.