The GEARS CREW are back at it again, saving the world from the evils of ectoplasm and the Ghosts who cause it.
CMMG was kind enough to send us out the conversion kit to test along side the #WindhamProject. We wanted to bring the caliber count up from the stock 4 calibers of 5.56NATO,7.62x39mm,9mm and .300BLK to a fifth caliber with the .22lr conversion kit.
Gears of Guns
Versions of the Kit
CMMG makes a few versions of this kit to handle the left handed rifles.
Just swap this drop in conversion with your bolt carrier group and you will be ready to shoot .22LR. Ships with 25rd 22LR magazine. All Stainless Steel Construction, includes a 25rd Magazine.
[from CMMGs website]
I think this is an awesome training aid. Trying to introduce people who have a fear of guns and mainly a fear of the AR platform can be at times difficult. This can be due to the noise or the simple fear of recoil hurting them.
I like being able to start someone off with a .22lr and getting them comfortable using one gun with one set of controls and then being able to graduate them to the .223/5.56 calibers. In other words, you can train on the gun that you will graduate to. This makes you comfortable with all the different parts of the gun that you will shoot long term. This is a great way to watch people get over their fear and really start to enjoy the sport.
The True Stock Options
Checking out the latest review products for the #WindhamProject
AR-15/M-16 Kit – Finger Groove Beavertail Pistol Grip and OverMolded Collapsible Buttstock – In Red Lava Rubber
- (6 Stocks in total)
- (1) Green IMOD Stock
- (1) Tan IMOD Stock
- (1) Black IMOD Stock
- (1) Green EMOD Stock
- (1) Tan EMOD Stock
- (1) Black EMOD Stock
WMD Guns Shipped:
Shipped their new NiB-X Black Full Auto 5.56 Bolt Carrier Group with a NiB Hammer for the trigger assembly.
Its been a wet spring, so I’m just waiting for things to dry out to be able to head to the range.
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While looking for 5.56/.223 Bolt Carrier Groups (BCG) for the #WindhamProject I looked into replacing Windham Weaponry’s all black BCG with a Nickel Boron coated BCG from a few different manufacturers. I found WMD Guns and after a few months of finalizing a new coating they sent us one.
A New Coating
The new coating, as I understand it, is a double plating of Nickel Boron (NiB). The bottom plating is the standard silvery Nib with a top plating of a NiB-X Black. The NiB-X Black is 40% more wear-resistant than chrome (wear rating from the description sent with the product from WMD Guns).
I don’t want to give any thoughts outside of the look since I haven’t had it in my hands until last week. I will say that it is a cool looking BCG.
Style of Choice
The bolt carrier group is a full auto bolt. This is my style of choice, only because the weight slows the BCG down on semi auto. This insures better extraction with my cheap steel cased ammo.
The Real Reason
My biggest reason for the BCG change is the fact that the Windham 7.62×39 and 5.56 BCGs are both black. This makes it harder to distinguish in low light or with someone who has never used the rifle before.
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Rock River Arms
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