Oh, there we go! Shot 60 rounds through it while in MT last month to make sure it wouldn’t immediately vomit its bolt carrier out the back or something. Worked like a charm, now I need to get that red dot and zero everything in.
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“Between January and June nearly 32,000 background checks were processed for concealed carry permits by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. During the same period last year, less than 17,000 were processed.”
From one of the local newscasters. I’m happy to report that one of those was a friend of mine, who bought an XD (though a .40) after trying mine out, and then followed me into getting a permit.
Now that this is all double plus ungood, I would like to remind you that none of it would be in my hands now if it weren’t for your idiotic dying on a hill for Bloomberg. That’s right, i had no intention of buying an AR-15, or 30 new evil, evil above-15-round magazines, or hundreds of more rounds of “assault weapon grade” ammo, or a bunch of locking storage that is now festooned with deliberately misleading stickers.
I hope you all collectively piss yourselves. Maybe there’d be enough liquid, then, to water your lawns so you would stop bitching about our water, too.
Well, I told Butch I’d do it if I had the time–I don’t, but I’ll do it anyway. My everyday gun and knife are a 642 J-Frame and a CRKT M-16. In my pocket all day everyday.
The J-Frame is especially nice for days like today, when I’ll be standing in the sun, in 102° weather, for 10 hours at least. Not that I’m complaining, or secretly wishing we’d miss our deadline (the reason for this unrelenting fieldwork) and get kicked off this project, or anything, mind you. Ok, maybe a little complaining, but at least it’s not about having a huge hunk of metal and leather on my waist where sweat won’t evaporate.
Well, maybe. More than just me blabbing on about work, anyway. Back to a gun bleg! So I’ve about convinced myself that an Aimpoint T-1 or H-1 may be the ticket. The Trijicon RMR is pretty neat looking (I just love the look of those tiny reflex sights), but just as pricey, and you kind of defeat the purpose of that style by putting a co-witness mount on them that you’d need for this application. Not liking the looks of the Eotechs, even if they have a slick reticule. And while I like my Vortex Strikefire for what it is–and I think it’s great on my ORC being how it’s not ever going to be used for home defense or something serious like that (unless the S really, really hits the F, .308 is not ideal for home use if you have any sort of neighbors… unless, I suppose, you are defending yourself from your neighbors?)–I am not a big fan of how the buttons are laid out. Then, of course, you can get in to the really crazy stuff like the SRS, or worse.
Anyways, it seems like for a lightweight AR like my CAV, a T-1/H-1 might hit the sweet spot, no matter how much I didn’t want to admit it when I was starting out with this build. The only reason I haven’t decided between the two (in addition to wanting to solicit advice from you, the random people of the internet), is because, well, night vision would be a really neat thing to get some day and so the extra dough might be saved up for it. It doesn’t appear that anything Aimpoint wears out appreciably, at least over the lengths of time we’re talking.
What say you?
Getting a bunch of hay jammed up in your holster when moving hay bales about.
Went to Sportsman’s Warehouse yesterday, and, two weeks before +15 round magazines become the most evil thing a Democrat could ever dream up, what did I do? I bought a 4 round magazine for my ORC.
Like I said, sad.
Just wondering if anyone out there has any ideas on drop-in modular-railed (i.e., I could leave most if not all of them off, the goal here is lightweight) mid length handguards for an AR.
It’s amazing to me that this is my first AR-15 and I already had a enough spare parts to complete it. Next I want a tiny tiny red dot of some sort (Fastfire or DeltaPoint, maybe, not sure I can convince my Scottish ancestors to let me to shell out the 600+ bucks for Aimpoint et al.) and a different handguard (those Apex ones, no rails except where you want them, perhaps?), a sling, perhaps with mounts, and probably a flashlight of some sort. LEGO guns, it’s ridiculous. Oh, and according to my totally accurate and trustworthy bathroom scale method, it weighs in at (with no magazine) 4.8 pounds.
As an aside, Bravo Company throws in so much swag when you order something from them, it’s kinda cool and ridiculous at the same time. Five or six posters, six stickers, a very nice baseball hat, a small bottle of EWL Slip 2000 lubricant (which I’ve been wanting to try out anyways, so that’s even better) and a couple of Tacticool-Blackticool DVD’s. Neat!
And hey, FCCTCNSABAFTEIOU and sometimes Y, this message was brought to you by my hard earned cash–perhaps you should try that method sometime?
Missed the UPS guy. Was hoping to have the weekend to play with my new upper. Sigh.
My new AR upper is currently fleeing Illinois, according to the UPS website. Despite the recent change in the law there, I still imagine a poor black rifle part doesn’t feel too welcome there.
Come to me little piece of steel and aluminum! I’ll love you and hold your forever!
I’m seeing some complete uppers (even with BCG!) coming into stock at various places, and I’m thinking of just buying one with most of what I want (mainly, lightweight). Would I lose my gun geek cred (like I have any of that, anyway) if I didn’t build my own?
And wow, that was a lot of parenthetical additions in that previous paragraph (it’s a stylistic choice I make instead of using semicolons and hyphens).