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For many, Lyle’s blaster needs no introduction. It’s an artistic statement – a bold signature – and having known Lyle for a good while I can safely say that it’s very him.

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Whether you’re civ build sinner or a mil saint, there’s no denying the effort which has gone into this build – from the sourcing and selection of parts (most of which are RS) to the choice and implementation of the Cerakote finish. I’ve seen this gun up close and like the colour or not, the finish is sublime. Cerakote is an awesome gun coating, but it doesn’t paint itself. 50% Of doing it right is finding a skilled Cerakotist. Its a service Lyle offers as a Cerakote agent and his Cerakotists are all fully certified and highly trained.

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Guns aren’t the only things they coat:

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This is a full Tackleberry build, so you know it will perform as good as it looks. However, there is one surprise in store for anyone who pulls the trigger – it’s fitted with a Siegetek DSG.

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Oh yes.

Now, this is where authenticity and semi only fanatics groan. But, given that the trigger response on semi is palpably faster than the standard gearbox setup, I would argue that the semi feel delivered by the DSG is closer to the RS. Just don’t whack it on auto.

The other surprise and something I didn’t expect to be amused by is the shot counter. It’s part of the DSG package installed by Tackleberry and it works by sensing vibrations from the M150 spring (the DSG’s half piston stroke means a stronger spring is required to get the right FPS). So, it’s win/win.

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The devil, of course, is in the detail. Even the stock screws are Cerakoted:

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