Originally Posted by LongBaller71
I'd say you guys did well! I've been reading and re-reading that group of stickies for days. SO glad there were so many well thought out and written threads. Definitely helps us not-so-organized folks out a ton.
I might have been the sponsor that started some of it, but there were a ton of contributors over the years from where we started.
RL357Mag was a big supporter of understanding the weapon especially in the early days. He was a great guy to have involved.
Dgunsmith was here in the early days as well and had a lot of advice that was given out just for the taking.
slowryde45 was awesome! That guy knew the AR platform like nobodies business and he was always on line with new deals on parts, or knew of a small shop that was having a sale. He was a consummate professional member who never poo-poo'd anyone's choices, he just steered them towards making better ones. I really miss him, he was a great resource and he really knew his sh*t.
junho806 was a college kid who was one of the first people I sponsored here. He went from knowing nothing except he wanted an AR, to building his own and posting tons of information about who he did business with, what he liked, what he didn't and really helped people understand that this platform really isn't that complicated.
Canebrake - as always, came along and helped raise the bar a little further. Helped educate and back up good information with science and hands on experience.
dog2000tj jumped on board and built one, then went on to be one of the first to build a .458 Socom version and test it for us. That opened a lot of eyes!
A lot of people contributed a lot to help breakdown the myths of some of the other black gun sites that insist if you didn't take a second mortgage on your house when you bought the damn thing, it was going leave you dead in a ditch.
I love how many home assembly "builds" we have inspired here. It's a great source of pride that we were able to help people get what they wanted without going broke unnecessarily.