Star Wars Inspired “Imperial Blaster” 300 Blackout Rifle

| July 22, 2014 | 3 Comments

One of the things I like the most about 300 Blackout is the amount of experimentation and personalization that takes place. I believe the majority of 300 owners are tinkerers. Due to the high cost of commercially manufactured .300 Blackout ammunition many .300 owners handload their ammo. Handloads ammunition plus varying barrel lengths from different manufacturers leads to interesting discoveries. I visit 300blktalk.com several times a day and always learn something.

That’s why I am very excited to showcase this.300 Blackout rifle from .300blktalk.com user “VENT625.” It represents the creativity associated with the caliber in many ways.

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This .300 Blackout rifle features:

  • MAG Tactical upper
  • AR Stoner 16″ barrel with a Keneti-tech barrel shroud and adjustable gas block
  • Magpul angled fore end grip
  • MAG Tactical lower
  • RRA 2 stage trigger
  • Command Arms pistol grip
  • BAD lever
  • NEA collapsing stock

The total overall length with the stock extended is 32.5.” The length with the stock collapsed is 28.5.”

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The white finish is DuraBake. While I think it looks great, VENT625 stated that he’d use DuraCoat next time because he “wasn’t fond of the baking results.” You can see a little bit of the coating flaking off from the buttstock in the picture above where the stock collapses into the custom buffer tube.

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VENT625’s “Imperial Blaster” weighs in at about 7 pounds. The MAG Tactical upper and lower are made out of a magnesium alloy and are lighter than an aluminum counterparts. I had considered using the MAG Tactical lower on my AR15 briefcase build but decided not to after reading some reliability reports on the Web. However, since that time I’ve seen a lot of builds with MAG Tactical lowers with no complaints.

Having grown up on Star Wars (in fact, I’m wearing a Star Wars-inspired t-shirt as I write this), I thought this Stormtrooper-esque color scheme was very original. It reminded me of the LWRC Six8 SBR we saw at SHOT Show 2014, which also featured the Canadian-made NEA stock.

Thanks to VENT625 for sharing these photos with us and answering my questions. It’s a cool rifle, and the NEA stock and color scheme are indicative of the creativity and do-it-yourself nature of the .300 Blackout community. I hope you like his rifle as much as I do.

About the Author:

Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd is a regular guy and works to make Web sites and mobile apps easier for people to use. He spends his free time attending fight-focused firearm, knife, and combatives training, motorcycling, writing, and playing games. His daily carry is a Glock 19 pistol and an AR15 .300 Blackout pistol in a backpack.
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3 Comments on "Star Wars Inspired “Imperial Blaster” 300 Blackout Rifle"

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  1. Mark says:

    The only problem I see is as soon as you field it your aim goes to shite? ‘Cause the Imperial Stormtrooper couldn’t hit the broad side of a Bantha 😉

  2. Hank says:

    Neat!!

  3. B R Kurtz B R Kurtz says:

    Wow that just begging to me SBRd

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