Flex Your Guns 2015 Photo Contest: Week #2

| April 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

Today we have firearms that are featured because they are everyday carry (EDC) weapons. Yeah, one may “just” be an AR, but a common firearm you carry with you is better than an exotic firearm you leave at home.

Kudos to these two gents for going the extra step.

Aero Survival Pistol from CR Williams

Aero Survival Pistol

This Aero Survival Pistol is owned and carried by instructor and published author CR Williams.

  • 9mm via Glock magazines
  • MP5 mag couplers work for Glock mags as well
  • 7″ barrel
  • Thordsden Custom buffer tube cover and CAA cheek riser gives me a consistent cheek index for use of the Lucid M7 dot-sight
  • Magpul AFG to give me a good consistent position for my support hand and a hand stop
  • 20″ in length

“My in-town truck gun.”

You can read more about the Aero Survival Pistol by visiting CR Williams’s review and our SHOT Show 2015 coverage.

10.5″ Noveske AR pistol from XM

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Quality components + quality bag + commitment = this wakeup-call entry from XM.

A lot of people hypothesize about carrying a rifle-caliber pistol or SBR, but some of you are actually doing it. Every day.


  • 10.5 NOVESKE pistol (stamp on the way)
  • Switchblock gas block
  • Custom cold hammer forged crome lined barrel
  • Battle comp muzzle device
  • Gisley SSA trigger
  • LAW Tactical folding device
  • The upper was built by John Noveske (RIP)

“Part of my EDC I love this thing. Smoother than my comped 14.5 middy. Only drawback is its a bit heavy at about 9.5 pounds with a loaded mag. Shoots lasers.”


Here’s what I’m looking for:

  • At least one photo of your firearm. Send me photos of short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, point defense weapons, SMGs, AR pistols, or any type of firearm that would fit the theme of this blog.
  • Any details about it that you think other readers would find interesting, such as barrel length, important or unusual components, rarity, etc.
  • One reason you love it or hate it.
  • Email photos of your gun to [email protected]

Here are the contest details:

  • I will choose the firearms to feature each Thursday by myself.
  • You can enter as many times as you want, but once your firearm is featured on a Thursday you can’t submit again for the same contest.
  • Once we hit 10 weeks, the readers (that’s you!) will vote on who wins out of the pre-selected firearms. My own submissions (if any) won’t count.
  • The contest will end on June 18, 2015.
  • Judging will start on June 19, 2015 and close at 11:59PM CDT June 24, 2015.
  • The winner will be notified on June 25, 2015.
  • If your photo is chosen by the community you’ll have five business days to email me a picture of the firearm you submitted plus a piece of paper with your email address written on it. This is very important to make sure the firearm is actually yours. Our friends in law enforcement may enter their unit’s firearms as long as they can provide the evidence linking their email address to their photo.
  • The winner will get their gift card via email, so make sure you send me your photos from a valid email account!

Show us what you’ve got!

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.

2 Comments on "Flex Your Guns 2015 Photo Contest: Week #2"

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  1. Mwa says:

    Where migt one find those mag couplers? Looks like they’d work good on colt 9mm mags

  2. CR Williams says:

    I got those from Botach (botach.com). A search for MP5 couplers or MP5 mag couplers will pull up other sources. They do have some wiggle with other mags but I think I can fix that with an insert. Need to get some more. CR

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