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Here is a tale of the consequences and crushing disappointment of bargain shopping. A tale of hype, shit not working properly and massive tins of turd polish…followed by repentance and PTW-build nirvana!

I'm as impressed with this build as I'm impressed with James' self-recovery.

“My first endeavour in TW world was a dark, dark time – due to the purchase of a Celsius CTW, which was plagued with problems. After spending a fortune to try to get it to work, I decided to bite the bullet and purchase my first PTW.

I’m really pleased with my first PTW, which is an M4A1 with a Prime E3 kit, but I decided to take the plunge and purchase my 2nd PTW.

After exchanging numerous emails with Stuart of Project PTW, I had a new PTW on route with all the usual mods. This time it was to be in CQBR flavour.

It arrived looking very “vanilla” so after a few talks with to coin a phase from Rich (The Reptile House) “…trusted sources and contacts” I decided I was going to build a civilian rifle but with, a Vltor theme.”

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“I started transforming the rifle from front to back, with the purchase of a Fortis Rev 9″ rail. This came from my good friend Vivek, CEO of Arc Precision. At the time NSRs and the like were trending heavily in the PTE community, so that was the deciding factor in choosing the Fortis; as it was little seen, if at all.”

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“Next, my friend Josh went to HK and I asked him to look out for a Prime Stag lower receiver for me. Two weeks later it was in my hand.

Then came the Prime Vltor MUR 1 upper receiver. I saw Boom had a lot of Prime on offer, so a quick email to Johnny and it all was sorted. He told me Prime’s next batch was on its way, so there was a small wait, but I was not disappointed once it arrived – top quality as always.”

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“The last item needed to complete the recipe was an RS Hogue grip modded by PPTW. It is like a sensual orgasm for the hand when holding it. I very rarely wear gloves now, just because it is a joy to hold.

And finally, after a few months of waiting, my friend Iain went to the states on business and was able to pick up my RS Vltor Emod from Primary Arms.”

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“My journey is now at an end. The build I envisioned is complete. So a big thanks goes out to all that kept me on the path of righteousness and not straying into the dark!

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Ingredients:

Base PTW CQBR 2012 SCK Max 2 (from PPTW)
Prime Vltor MUR 1 upper
Prime Stag Arms Vltor lower
RS Hogue Grip. (converted by PPTW)
RS Fortis Rev 9″
RS Fortis MPSA sling mount
RS Vortex Sparc
RS Vltor Emod stock (com spec)
RS Vltor low profile gas block
Systema com spec black buffer tube, with lipo mod (PPTW)
Magpul PTS AAC flash hider.
Magpul PTS AAC suppressor.
Magpul PTS MBUS
Magpul PTS Trigger guard

“Usual internal upgrades including moisture proofing, rewound motor, shorter board and hop mod (all completed by PPTW)”

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Thanks James!