Apocalypto 1

A one-of-a-kind meisterwerk from Underground Tactical. Like the Maquina de la Muerte, the Apocalypto is part of a series of one-off custom rifles in an ongoing series. Want to know the price? So do we. Interested parties should call or email Underground. More pics and specs after the jump . . .

Apocalypto 61

Apocalypto 5

 

Apocalypto 3

Apocalypto 2

 

Weapon Specifications:

  • Billet Upper and Lower Receiver: Enhanced Flared Magazine Well and M4 Feed Ramps. CNC Machined of 7075-T6 Billet Aluminum.
  • Barrel: Match Grade 416R Stainless Steel Featuring 3 Land Polygonal Rifling. Standard/Medium Profile with a tight helix diamond fluting. 16″
  • Available Calibers and Twist:  5.56 NATO 1:7
  • Gas System: Direct Impingement. Carbine-Length Gas.
  • Muzzle Device: Underground Twist Flash Hider (Threaded on)
  • Bolt Carrier Group: Underground Tactical Enhanced Bolt Carrier Assembly w/Properly Staked Gas Key. Black Nitride.
  • Bolt: Machined from 9310AQ (Aircraft Quality) Steel
  • Receiver Extension: 6 Position Mil-Spec 7075-T6 Aluminum
  • Buffer: H Buffer
  • HandGuard: CNC Machined of 6061-T6 Aluminum. 15″ Free Float w/ keymod system and Monolithic Picatinny Top Rail (MIL-STD-1913)
  • Buttstock: Magpul MOE-SL Carbine Stock – MIL-SPEC MODEL
  • Pistol Grip: Magpul MIAD® Grip
  • Trigger: CMC 3.5# Flat Trigger
  • Charging Handle: Underground Tactical Charging Handle w/ Tactical Latch
  • Rifle Case: Custom Hard Case
  • Magazine: Two special engraved magazines
  • Sights: Sold Separately
  • Action: – Semi-automatic
  • Finish: Cerakote, Gold and Black Gold, Battle worn look, with with very detailed hand engraving
  • Made in TEXAS!

Comes in a custom, hand made, gun case.

22 Responses to Obscure Object of Desire: Underground Tactical Apocalypto Engraved AR

  1. If I want to look like an idiot, I can do it without spending a lot of money. I’ll just write that end of the world date on a t-shirt.

    • It’s mostly the date I don’t like though. I like gaudy things but am very unforgiving of unrealized doomsday predictions.

  2. I like this one much better than their previously featured fugly AR…. and that’s mainly because of it looks like something out of a weird Mayan-steampunk graphic novel….

  3. Don’t care for it. Not my taste in rifles. It’s kind of like some of those lever actions I have seen that are all tacti-cool with folding black stocks and rails . It just doesn’t fit. This AR looks gaudy with that elaborate engraving and gold. Looks like a Mexican drug dealers gun. Each to his own though, some people will like it. I bet the price is outrageous .

  4. Pretty sure these comments explain why they made just the one. Some collector somewhere will be willing to spend the bucks just to own the damn thing. Not much chanc they could get two or more to spring for it.

    Like a lot of over-the-top decoration, it does nothing for the firearm except increase the price so unless you have a whole lot of disposable income lying around why would you even consider such a modification?

  5. Oh my God. A Mayan Revival (link) AR. I’m the guy who, the first thing I wanted to do when I visited San Francisco was visit 450 Sutter Street (link) just to admire the architectural design. I didn’t even see the building beyond looking at the outside and admiring the lobby, but just the pubic view was a big deal to me.

    (There are probably more computer gamers on TTAG than admirers of architectural design. So y’all might better know 450 Sutter Street as the building that Tim Schafer based Grim Fandango‘s Department of Death building on.)

    I also have a restoration of the Codex Borgia on the bookshelf right above me as I type this. I love traditional Mesoamerican art and modern art in the same style (as in Mayan Revival/Neo-Mayan art, etc.) So I’m already inclined to love this, but I think this is far and away the best radical non-traditional engraving job TTAG has showcased that I’ve seen. That is a work of art. Dat golden fluting on the barrel. Mmpf. The way the shapes of the AR are turned completely into Art Deco geometry by the styling and burnished bronze finish: the brass deflector, the trigger guard, the trigger (the award for most aesthetic use of a flat trigger goes to this rifle, those hard angles work beautifully), even the 1913 (Picatinny) rail, so familiar, takes on new life and looks like it could have been part of classic Art Deco Mayan Revival architecture. Even the Keymod is given an old-school look. Underground Tactical, I’d want two of these. I’d want to be buried with this rifle, but I also think it would unfair to take it away from the world, so it would have to have a brother given to a museum for public display.

    Some stylistic conservatives will poo-poo this along with all other non-traditional firearms engraving artwork. In my opinion, they’re the tasteless ones. They just want another idyllic hunting scene, or wild game, or traditional patterns. In my opinion, it’s just tacky to prefer a rifle like a hundred thousand others when you can have a rifle that would befit a genuine eagle warrior, a “soldier of the sun”, if he’d had the technology of today. Although to be honest, given the relatively crude worksmanship of times past this rifle probably wouldn’t be copied and distributed to the eagle warriors. It would be reserved for their kings or their gods.

    • Be sure to put it right next to the paintings or statues of the tens of thousands of captives that had their beating hearts cut out of their chests on top of those pyramids with all of those same carvings all over the sides of the pyramids.

  6. I’m not going to ding the producer, that’s a fine piece to present to a foreign official or a governor, but that’s a bit baroque for your average joe. If a feature doesn’t enhance the functionality or usefulness of a firearm then I’m not in their market demographic.

    Most TTAG readers were probably not around back when all firearms were “deep blued” and had “fancy burl walnut” stocks and such. But the first time you take a firearm like that into the wet drippy woods you realize exactly how much that kind of stuff is worth (hint: Not much).

  7. The metalwork is very nice. Not my thing, but very nice.

    The overall effect is ruined by the lack of attention to the furniture – the buttstock and pistol grip need to be a bit more upscale than what they are now.

    • This. I was actually admiring the engraving, until I got to the plastic grip. Guess they ran out of money and decided to phone it in from that point.

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