Latin for “greed”; my third AR build for the 7 Deadly Sins theme. Some of you may recognize it. The last part I needed arrived early. Initially when I was contemplating what kind of AR Greed would be, it seemed simple enough to go the route of making it the most expensive one out of the 7. Problem was Gluttony already crippled most of my funds, and Lust I already know will cost more if I can get around to it.
This build is a copy of the Dissipator rifle used by Emil Mătăsăreanu in the infamous North Hollywood Shootout. I figure what better candidate for Greed than the rifle used by a bank robber. There are several differences though. First, my rifle is not an illegally converted full-auto example. Secondly, the stock is an aluminum reproduction; I’m fairly certain Mătăsăreanu‘s rifle had the polymer version. I could have paid $45 for a polymer stock but I got the aluminum one for free, when they normally cost around $100.
Last major difference is an ironic one. My rifle is an old police trade-in and marked as such. Even the Beta C-Mag is LEO marked. I specifically searched for an old, used Beta Mag cause it matches the wear, tear and patina of the old rifle. The rifle is not a tribute to the bank robber, but more of an example of how greed can lead to your eventual downfall. The North Hollywood Shootout is sometimes viewed as one of the pivotal moments in U.S law enforcement history responsible for the eventual and current “militarization” of police forces. I suppose in one last bit of irony, Greed is currently my cheapest AR build. (GRH)