The Guns and Ammo Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Kalessin, May 4, 2006.

  1. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    Do you think things like the Nickle Boron carrier group matters for reliability? Or did you just pick it because it's just a lot easier to clean?
    I've been quite spoiled with my Sig551SB, so the concept of doing anything special to a gun to make it work correctly is entirely foreign to me. The trade off is obviously that it's a heavy mofo to shoot standing without external support.

    How do you like your EOtech? The fact you didn't return in after the whole shitshow suggests you like your optic? I quite like the reticle, and it blooms less than my oldskool Aimpoint CompM3 (due to mild astigmatism).
    Have you ever noticed the large POI shifts they talked about? I guess hot days and cold nights in the sandbox do affect things.
     
  2. Carib FMJ

    Carib FMJ Nuka-Cola Chaser

    Nov 8, 2003
    The easier to clean part was a small reason. My main reason for the FailZero Bolt carrier was the reliability and also, I had found them on clearance on Primary Arms - so instead of paying 180 for it, I only paid $95 bucks. The easier to clean is nice, but I was in the service for ten years, I cleaned bolt carrier groups of all kind.

    I had two Eotechs. My second one I turned in and got some money. The one I had served me in the sweltering streets of Iraq and the hilly country of Wardak Province Afghanistan. So it was proven itself. The worst fire fight I was in was the sweltering summer of 2011 in Tanji Valley and it was 130 degrees. I never noticed any of my shots not going where they were not supposed to. Of course, I had heard of issues from other people. I always hit paper and only twice in seven years did I ever have to re-zero the weapon.

    However, I am trying to decide between Aimpoint T2 or Triicon MRO. Like you, I favor red dots over variable magnification due to slight astigmatism which did not go away even though I got PRK back in '09.


    I forgot to add I have a Seekins Precision Billet magazine release button.
     
  3. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    Actually, most people with astigmatism seem to prefer etched reticles (so ACOG, variable magnified optic or prism style).
     
  4. Carib FMJ

    Carib FMJ Nuka-Cola Chaser

    Nov 8, 2003
    I did like the Elcan Spectre gunsights. But those on the civilian side of the house cost a lot. I could get about four aimpoints for that price.
     
  5. JohnnyEgo

    JohnnyEgo Mostly Harmless

    Oct 22, 2007
    You know, I thought a lot about turning in my EOTechs. Then I just decided to keep them. I do occasionally do some winter shooting with them, and it's been below zero several times, but I haven't noticed any significant shift. Then again, I wasn't looking for it, either. I never really cared for the Elcan Spectre, probably because we didn't sell very many of them. I probably sold a dozen ACOGS and Comp M4's for every one Spectre. Not that they weren't well build, just that they seemed bulky for what they were. I even sold more S&B Short Dots then Spectres. Perhaps I didn't play with them long enough to appreciate their virtues.

    I went to EOTech on my personal guns in about 2006, but I came back to Aimpoint with the introduction of the Micro. It has a lot of upsides in terms of durability and weight. However, I still like the EOTech reticle better.

    One of my favorite ARs right now is actually a relatively tame Bravo KMR carbine. It's very light weight, perfectly balanced, and pretty smooth shooting as a middy. It's not even NFA, so I don't have to fill out any paperwork when I go out of state. Makes it my go-to AR for last-minute travel.

    This weighed a ton. They love me at the check-in counter.
     
  6. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    Well, the killer for the Elcan is the external lever needed to switch magnification. The way it's made, there's a chance that something might block its full travel and you can't really tell easily when looking through it. So you might be shooting several degrees off target without realizing it.

    Especially for professionals, that seems like a deal breaker.

    That said, as a range optic, it seems neat as hell, but way too expensive.

    :lmao:
     
  7. JohnnyEgo

    JohnnyEgo Mostly Harmless

    Oct 22, 2007
    So I broke two fingers on my dominant right hand about two months ago, because it is a bad idea to take up roller skating with your kids over the age of 40. I haven't been shooting much since it happened, and I haven't fully recovered my range of motion or grip strength. I went to the range a few times early on to make sure I was still reasonably competent shooting left handed. It was mostly ugly. Yesterday was the first day that I tried shooting with my right hand once again, and it was a mixed experience. I do not have the grip strength I need for a proper hold with my right hand, so I really have to crank down with my supporting hand, which is not doing my injuries any favors. I've also lost a lot of my accuracy at speed, with my groups opening up considerably. However, it was nice to be back to hitting mostly center of mass again. More practice and more healing will hopefully return me to competition form in the next month or two.



    Meh.


    Vanity shot of the custom Delta:
     
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  8. JohnnyEgo

    JohnnyEgo Mostly Harmless

    Oct 22, 2007
    In honor of the day:
     
  9. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    Don't rush recovery. You might do more harm than good.
    Be sure to talk about it with your physician.

    I'm afraid of two things: tinnitus and permanent damage to my hands. Hope everything turns out well for you.

    And pretty pics as usual!
     
  10. JohnnyEgo

    JohnnyEgo Mostly Harmless

    Oct 22, 2007
    The ship has sailed on hearing damage many years ago, unfortunately. Now I double up on muffs and plugs most times to preserve what I have left.
    According to my Doc, the fractures have healed pretty cleanly, however I still have a lot of soft tissue pain and swelling. I am sure it will eventually return to some facsimile of normal, but until then, my range visits will probably be about once a month.
     
  11. JohnnyEgo

    JohnnyEgo Mostly Harmless

    Oct 22, 2007
    One of my shooting buddies wanted to try out some pistol caliber carbines on the 25 yard plate range.


    Now that I have switched ammo, my 77/44 ran fantastic.

    Underwood really sucks in this gun.

    My buddy built himself some sort of .45 ACP Mauser conversion that was unbelievably quiet suppressed. He's still working on shimming the receiver for better feeding; only one out of every three magazines would feed all the way through.


    My buddy ran a Glock mag 9mm lower, versus my Colt mag lower. My Colt ran without a hitch through four magazines. I was very fast on the plates in both directions.


    These are usually my 'issue' guns. It was kind of nice that they both actually ran like they were supposed to. I enjoyed myself quite a bit.

    While I was cleaning up, I decided to take a pocket dump picture, which is a very popular sort of thing in my world. This is pretty typical of what I end up carting about with me on a day-to-day basis:


    I've got friends who I swear carry signal flares and stent kits in their cargo pants pockets. They are probably going to laugh that I don't have a compass and a full set of allen wrenches in there.
     
  12. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
    The current assault rifle used by the Finnish military, RK-95 with an ACOG - sight. They were looking for a replacement for this thing a while ago and found one possible candidate from Switzerland I think but then, for some reason, that was abandoned. So we're stuck with this thing for the foreseeable future.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rk_95_Tp

    Mind you, not every grunt gets to train with the fancy folding stock RK-95, some (like me) only get the non-folding stock RK-62.

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  13. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    The only replacement for the Rk95 was afaik the Beretta ARX160.
    I suspect the only reason why it even came up for discussion is because Beretta owns Sako and Tikka.
     
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  14. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
    Yes. I also read that it would be too expensive to upgrade all the systems required to take the ARX in use. So maybe the ARX isn't so crappy for the Finnish conditions, it's just a question of money.
     
  15. Carib FMJ

    Carib FMJ Nuka-Cola Chaser

    Nov 8, 2003
    Glock 17 Gen 5 I picked up a few days ago. Came with AmerGlo HD night sights. Great in day or night shooting! Came with three mags in the box. Some improvements over previous Glocks. It has a flared mag well for easier magazine insertion and removal, a stippled grip like that of the Gen 3 and dual slide stop/release. Shoots like a song so far. 21314824_10159138235670234_4587627499638055925_n.jpg
     
  16. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    I hear a fair bit of people are annoyed by the cut out in the grip (meant to enable you to forcefully extract the mag more easily if needed). I guess it makes their pinky feel weird?

    What's your take on it?
     
  17. Carib FMJ

    Carib FMJ Nuka-Cola Chaser

    Nov 8, 2003
    I like it, though I think the Gen 3 pattern was the better platform. Still, very easy to slide the magazine out especially for quick changes. Many of tge features on it are those people modified themselves.

    I am picking up a Vicker/Lipsey Glock 19 DE edition which has some notable improvements.
     
  18. JohnnyEgo

    JohnnyEgo Mostly Harmless

    Oct 22, 2007
    Cleaning day for 1911s.
     
  19. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    That's quite a bit more expensive than most people spend on a new car. :)
     
  20. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
    So...what weapon you guys think the Las Vegas shooter used? Full auto I guess? Or maybe a 'speed trigger'? Or illegally modified? Sounded like a small caliber full auto to me.