I think some of the best threads here are people taking a LaRue and making it their own, so this is my attempt...
This project started as a 16" tAR. LaRue wasn't selling stripped lowers, and I wanted to SBR one, so I bought a complete rifle. The math seemed to work out to where I could sell the upper and be into a complete lower with LaRue furniture and an MBT for what I considered to be a reasonable price.
I considered chopping down the tAR upper, but at that time I would have had to re-barrel with something non-LaRue - so I sold the tAR upper with intentions of eventually ordering a 12" Stealth upper.
Then along came the LaRue Barrel, Handguard, and Polymer Sale
. I instantly regretted selling the tAR upper now that I could get a 12" LaRue barrel for it, but I went ahead and ordered parts to build out my own 12" Stealth. A week or so later, I stumbled upon a new 16" tAR upper for a little less than what I sold mine for, so I bought it. I returned the LaRue parts, sold the 16" tAR barrel, and sent the tAR handguard to someone I trusted to cut it down. There is just something about that tAR look (and the LaRue marked BCG) that I knew I wouldn't be happy without.
Other specs: I picked up one of the SLR Sentry 7 Set Screw Adjustable Gas Blocks with (LaRue) 0.450" spacing
. The brake is a Dead Air Armament for a Sandman-S that is in NFA purgatory. The sights are LaRue-marked Troys, and I had an extra EOTech to slap on it.
This may not be the final configuration, but some pics for now...