If you’ve been following Demolition Ranch on YouTube, you likely saw a pretty candid introduction of the latest craze: skeletonized AR-15s. “Skeletonized” refers to manufacturers and gun makers taking out any excess metal in the frame of a gun until it only has the bare minimum needed to function properly.They’re sleek, lighter, and come with all the bells and whistles a competition shooter could hope for.
About this creation
I have always tried to make skeletonized AR-15s but they were just to hard to make until now.Here is the F1 Firearms's skeletonized AR-15 as seen in Demolition Ranch on YouTube.The build consists of 1932 bricks including the new scope and Magpul flip up sights.The design started with the handguard and then attached to a standard M4 body and made some final touches to look like the real one.
The design is very wide inside.Wide enough to fit a lego AR-15 bolt carrier group inside.I had to remove almost all the pieces that make up the upper receiver to give this look.
The handguard is a simple design and you can see the gastube and gas block through the open vents everywhere.
The most interesting feature is that the bolt carrier group is attached to the charging handle.Allowing you to pull it to the rear together.The bolt can ony go far back until it is stopped by the rear pieces that attach the butttsock.
Here is the main piece separated.Unfortunately the bolt carrier group is not to scale as in real life. If it were built to scale, it would not allow the charging handle to move to the rear.So this is the best option.
The scope is a new design as well with the scope mount.The scope is designed after Vortex Optics's Strike Eagle scopes.
The skeleton AR-15 compared to a standard uncustomized AR-15.
The rifle as seen on Demolition Ranch and the real rifle below.