On 11-15-08 a member on this forum wrote a post asking 3 (Reed) if the Christmas spirit could move him to sell bare lower receivers. And the post exploded with responses. One day later 3 responded that he would make it happen. Just to set the stage, Obama had just won the election on the 4th of November and guns, parts, ammo and etc were flying off the shelf.
At that time Kac didn’t sell bare lowers and anything Kac made was in demand. The GWOT was in full swing and Kac was busy with MIL/GOV orders. So it’s very fair to say 3 was going out of his way to make this happen. Everything from getting them finished in a short period of time to the paperwork that goes with firearms.
And back then nobody knew just how special it would become. Guys were just happy to get a Kac lower receiver that was laser engraved in a unique way. And the following year another Special Run was made. Members who still had their lower receiver got dibs on purchasing a upper receiver with an integrated rear sight.
Next came the ejection port cover. This wasn’t an official part made by Kac. Neil a member of the OG Cheer group asked Kac for permission to use the Kac logo on the port covers. He was granted permission and made them available to only members who still had their lower and upper receivers.
Then the LWURX rail was made available for the OG group. A very limited production rail,used only on the Magpul Dynamics rifle package and the Cheer guns. A total of 150 was made. 100 for the MP/Kac rifle package and 50 for the OG Cheer group.
Lastly barrels were made for the OG members. And not just standard E3 barrels but dimpled barrels. In a sbr version that was never released to the public at 11.5”long. And a 16” version similar to the Magpul Dynamics rifle but was still unique to the Special Run Cheer guns.
Late 2008 Lower receiver,just over 50 released
Late 2009 Upper receiver,under 50 released
Julyish 2010 Cheer port cover, unknown but between 30-45 I was told
Late 2010 LWURX rail,50 released
Juneish 2012 Dimpled barrels,21 in 11.5”and 6 in 16”. Also the 11.5” barrels came with chrome E3 bolts.
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