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    My XCR buying process.

    So I've started my XCR buying process.

    Being a lefty, I will probably have some "special requirements" for my rifle from the factory. So, I've decided to order direct from Robinson through my local FFL. I don't mind the wait. Gives me time to buy parts, and the anticipation never hurt anyone.

    I've been wanting to find out about the availability of an ambi selector. I emailed Terra at Robinson on August 1. She replied back today, and said sure, I could get a "selector" with the rifle. Didn't specify ambi, so I'm still a little in the dark as far as that goes. I guess I should call them soon.

    My other question pertains to the stock... I hear there is a new "SCAR" stock in the works. Does anyone know the word on that, or if it is going to be worth waiting for? I assume it should retrofit to the existing rifles as well?

    Yesterday I ordered a set of rail covers, vertical forgrip, MIAD grip, and a Troy rear sight (I already have an extra Troy front sight that I plan to put on there), which will all go on the XCR one day. Eventually I will run an Aimpoint, but would like to shoot it with irons for a while first.

    Just getting started, but thats half the fun, isn't it?

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    Re: My XCR buying process.

    I just got another email back from Terra confirming that they do, in fact, have ambi selectors available and shipping at this time. So, that takes care of that.

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    Re: My XCR buying process.

    Thanks for posting this, my wife is a lefty so this is definitely useful enough if she decides to get an XCR. What other things are different on the lefty version? Is it a completely mirror image? Is the charge handle also on the opposite side?
    "Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are omnipotent. The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave." -- John Calvin Coolidge

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    Re: My XCR buying process.

    To the best of my knowledge, they have the ambi selector available, and maybe an ambi mag catch button also. I remember that being mentioned early on. Not sure if it ever came to fuition. I will try to remember to ask them about that when I get a chance to call them.

    If I remember correctly, all the bolt catches are ambi? Can someone confirm that?

    Thats it as far as I know. I've never heard anything to indicate they are going to make a mirrored left version, with, say, left side ejection and right side charging handle. Even as a lefty, I've never been drawn to those type rifles, as I see them as too non-standard from the normal ones. I also would bet that parts availablily and resale would be lower than the normal version (speaking of lefty AR15s, etc).

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    My wife has a lefty Remington 700 which is a complete mirror image of the right handed version. She loves it.
    "Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are omnipotent. The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave." -- John Calvin Coolidge

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    Re: My XCR buying process.

    None of my three XCR's came with a ambi-safety nor an ambi-mag release (most recent purchased new this summer) so if either is available it must be brand new.

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    Re: My XCR buying process.

    Ambi Safety and Mag release are avaliable as an optional extra on the XCR. Most XCR's that are purchased for sale as an over the counter item will not have these options as most people don't want them. When you order from a dealer to have a rifle built for you it takes about 2 weeks but you know that you are getting exactly what you want and that it is the latest model/variant avaliable.

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    Re: My XCR buying process.

    Well here is the first picture of my XCR:



    Its a work in progress.

    Doesn't look like $370 worth of stuff, does it?

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    No, it couldn't be worth more than $369.

    Seriously, what ran the price up? It's hard to tell from the picture what the two small things are.

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    Re: My XCR buying process.

    Troy front (120)
    Troy rear (140)
    MIAD basic (35)
    magazine (10)
    VFG (25)
    Magpul panels (3x12 = 36)

    Throw in some shipping. Adds up quick

    I will probably change the foregrip out for a slightly smaller KAC version before its all said and done. I'm trying to buy a couple more of those now.

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