I love the premise the Katana was built on. I want more though and I don’t know how to build the full package of what I want. I think of it as a Katana on steroids.
I was looking at the Colt SP6940; a good name brand. It’s .223 or NATO and accepts M-16 Magazines. 14 inch barrel and collapsible stock. I want the Red Dot Optic and a 3X magnifier behind it. I also want a Sure Fire pulse light at about 10 O’clock for a thumb touch. I definitely want a tactical sling. Night Optics would be awesome but likely out of reality. All of these could be bought anywhere; however, I want it to also to have dependable “Iron Sights” for a bad day. All the toys need to fold away or I can see myself using a tree to bash them off my rifle on that “bad day”.
I know that Colt is a quality gun, however, I don’t want to pay their premium price and still take it to an expert Gunsmith (like you) to get it to Mil-Spec. I also don’t want to play the buy-by-the-piece game and waste money with parts that don’t match. Although I wonder what Manufacture platform you use, I trust that you would not sell me anything you would not deem reliable to protect my family.
I think there’s a market for what I described. There is likely a lot that could be added that I didn’t mention. You may have already built it and I can’t find it. I can see that there is a long waiting list for Gunsmith creations and specialties. I would like to see you market the “Ultimate AR-15”. I’ll buy the first one!
BTW: My daughter and I watch your show all the time. You caught her as you best fan when you made you statement about everything you built was for her (your daughter) and you would … (lots of beeps)… get rid of everything for her. My daughter looked at me and said that you sound like me. She was right; we both admire you and your Daughter. Ya’ll are in our prayers.