Zombies, mutants, mind-reading psycho vegan alien invasion–there’s an AR build for everything. Thanks to Arfcom’s Raider14 the world now has a post-apocalyptic-themed AR rated to withstand up to 10 megatons of Road Warrior-grade ass kicking.
This is not a rifle for purists. It’s a hot mess of junkyard parts and straight-up garbage cobbled into a real, working AR-15 rifle. Although it is worth noting that while it works, it works “mostly.” The handmade recoil assembly needs some tweaking, but if you can’t handle that before the apocalypse you’ll never make it through the real thing.
Often when a project like this rolls around a lot of the parts are there for the aesthetics. This one stands out for being completely functional, with all the parts serving their purposes.
It’s worth noting that Raider14 did use a few off-the-shelf components. It would be downright irresponsible to build some parts from scratch, especially with the awesomely crude tools used for the rest of the gun. Raider14 even used a weld-together lower kit from the Flat Spot.
Parts like the barrel, gas tube, gas block and upper receiver assembly started out as standard–safe to use–components. But parts that could be tweaked were, and the result is glorious.
Well, if you’re into this sort of thing.
The trench art is a great touch. The gun has no safety–instead it’s engraved “nothing’s safe.”
Props to everyone involved. This was more than one person’s craven desire to go full-Nuka-Cola-tactical. We thank BillythePoet, BURN, CrunkleRoss, E-mag, GilenusX207, lafmedic1, Lawless_Flogic and smokie and for their contributions to Raider14’s Doomsday AR-15.