There’s not a whole lot of variation in AR-15 rifles. Whether you buy one from Wilson Combat or the guy down the street who builds his own, bone stock AR-15s will look damn near identical. Which is the whole point, after all. NcSTAR is introducing something this year to allow people to make their rifles stand out a little bit more. They call it their “BlastAR Kit.”
According to the NcSTAR rep, the idea behind the kit is that it gives gun owners a good base kit on which they can create something different and interesting. Whether that’s a STAR WARS-inspired paint scheme or something completely different, the kit gives your gun a more space age look and plenty of real estate on which to doodle.
The handguard uses Keymod attachment points for external bits and works just like an existing delta ring stock.The forward carry handle mounts to the top of the handguard and uses a standard front sight gas block to attach. It does a good job covering the gas block to make the gun look a little more futuristic while still allowing the sight to function normally.
The stock and grip (here a 3D printed prototype going into production shortly) attaches directly to existing buffer tubes without any modification to the gun beyond removing the existing pistol grip. It is not adjustable but does include some new QD cups.
The last inclusion is a flared magazine well.
The kit will be available shortly for about $180, and is sure to make the process of creating a cool looking airsoft-y spacegun much easier. I’m not sure how well it would hold up on an actual AR-15 but I can’t wait to find out.