What did you and your AR do today? - Page 4
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion > AR-15 Discussion >

What did you and your AR do today?


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-24-2012, 03:02 AM   #31
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GaMatt72's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 456
Liked 22 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I finished building it all but the rear sight (it is on the way).



image-371549570.jpg



image-2284707378.jpg

Last edited by GaMatt72; 07-26-2012 at 11:07 AM.
GaMatt72 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2012, 10:54 AM   #32
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Gatoragn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North GA. Back home in Dixieland.
Posts: 3,631
Liked 1316 Times on 743 Posts
Likes Given: 573

Default

Took Homeboy to the range Sunday. Zeroed the Vortex Sparc and MBU sights. I am signed up to take a basic carbine course Saturday 7/28.

Homeboy = my PSA stripped upper & lower, YHM Specter rifle length hand guard, PSA CHF mid-length barrel, BCM bolt carrier group & charging handle.
Gatoragn is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2012, 07:12 AM   #33
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Mosin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 5,550
Liked 4701 Times on 2344 Posts
Likes Given: 1111

Default

Me and my AR got acquainted for the first time (insert another big grin here!). Took it to my friend who was a Marine and rubbed it in his face how much cooler my AR is than what he was issued. He was very jealous, win, me.
__________________
Arbitrary enforcement of the law is the mark of tyranny. Citizens will always fight against it.
Mosin is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2012, 04:17 PM   #34
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Quentin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 6,876
Liked 1193 Times on 829 Posts
Likes Given: 1230

Default

Personally, I think what a Marine is issued is way cooler than something off the rack at the LGS!
__________________
______
The biggest issue with assembling an AR isn't so much getting the parts together right - it's getting the right parts together.
________________________________________
US Army 1966-69, VFW Life Member, Retired Geek
Quentin is offline  
drvsafe Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2012, 10:15 PM   #35
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
AgentTikki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: City of Lost Angels, Kommifornia
Posts: 3,453
Liked 340 Times on 265 Posts
Likes Given: 51

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mosin View Post
Me and my AR got acquainted for the first time (insert another big grin here!). Took it to my friend who was a Marine and rubbed it in his face how much cooler my AR is than what he was issued. He was very jealous, win, me.
Um, does yours have a giggle switch?

Gratz on the new AR either way!
__________________
Assumption is the mother of all ****ups.
Know what you know, Know what you don't know. -Paul Pedzolt
"Jack of all trades, master of none, though oftentimes better than master of one" -Mynshul
AgentTikki is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 10:43 PM   #36
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
purehavoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Not where I wanna be
Posts: 4,805
Liked 1151 Times on 747 Posts
Likes Given: 2042

Default

Went out to my buddies place for a little practice today. He is in the process of bringing in a few junk cars to practice around . Also had my wife and youngest come out and practice today. Shot some. 223 but mostly ran .22lr today as its cheaper to practice with. Sorry no pics of the wife today.
Yes, I have hearing protection on. They are inner ear suppression


What did you and your AR do today? - AR-15 Discussion

What did you and your AR do today? - AR-15 Discussion
purehavoc is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 11:37 PM   #37
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Gatoragn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North GA. Back home in Dixieland.
Posts: 3,631
Liked 1316 Times on 743 Posts
Likes Given: 573

Default

Completed my first carbine course Saturday. Interesting how proper carbine handling differs from handling hunting rifles and such. We practiced the thumb over the top grip, elbow straight out, both feet more or less square to the target and touching your nose to the charging handle when shooting. Also be sure to lean into the rifle. Future range sessions will be much more interesting. We conducted some figure 8 drills with two guys working together to develop footwork, grip and target acquisition.

Had a good time and gained a totally new perspective on shooting.

If you have an AR and did not receive training in the military, take a carbine course.
Gatoragn is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 12:00 AM   #38
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sgttessnc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: raleigh,nc
Posts: 111
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

I did receive training in the Military and still want to take a carbine course! Military training has changed dramatically in the last 10 years. the GWOT, has changed everything from room clearing to combat formations. Individual drills are the same but the techniques are different, I would love to learn as many as possible, I have the magpul tac carbine videos, I think they are great but would love to get out there in person. Oh and I would love to shoot steel, I wanna have my own gong show!
sgttessnc is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 12:15 AM   #39
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
purehavoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Not where I wanna be
Posts: 4,805
Liked 1151 Times on 747 Posts
Likes Given: 2042

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gatoragn View Post
Completed my first carbine course Saturday. Interesting how proper carbine handling differs from handling hunting rifles and such. We practiced the thumb over the top grip, elbow straight out, both feet more or less square to the target and touching your nose to the charging handle when shooting. Also be sure to lean into the rifle. Future range sessions will be much more interesting. We conducted some figure 8 drills with two guys working together to develop footwork, grip and target acquisition.

Had a good time and gained a totally new perspective on shooting.

If you have an AR and did not receive training in the military, take a carbine course.
I will agree with everything they teach except the nose to the charging handle. To much gas exposure that close and even with what little bit of recoil there is there is no need to bounce it off your nose. Use a sbr or pistol with a short barrel for a class and tell me what your nose feels like or the taste is your mouth . Neither are real great and i dont shoot with my nose on the ch. Lol. who was giving the carbine class where u went and how did ur rifle run ? Any major malfunctions from others guns in your class

Last edited by purehavoc; 07-30-2012 at 12:26 AM.
purehavoc is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 12:49 AM   #40
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Gatoragn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North GA. Back home in Dixieland.
Posts: 3,631
Liked 1316 Times on 743 Posts
Likes Given: 573

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by purehavoc

I will agree with everything they teach except the nose to the charging handle. To much gas exposure that close and even with what little bit of recoil there is there is no need to bounce it off your nose. Use a sbr or pistol with a short barrel for a class and tell me what your nose feels like or the taste is your mouth . Neither are real great and i dont shoot with my nose on the ch. Lol. who was giving the carbine class where u went and how did ur rifle run ? Any major malfunctions from others guns in your class
The instructors have pretty good credibility, IMHO, ex-military, law enforcement, current private security contractor. Lead instructor is DHS certified trainer, former Green Beret, spent time in Afghanistan in the 1980's.

My home assembled carbine ran great, had one issue with a mag change. Instructors said always load 30 round metal mags with only 28 rounds, to avoid problems with feeding the first round when changing mags and to make it easier to seat the new mags. No one had major issues with their guns. One guy showed up to the course with a 10-22 takedown, but the instructors loaned him an AR to use.

Instructor was Paul Arnold, partner in Boom to Zoom in Marshfield, WI and owner/partner of Advance Defense Concepts.

I am not saying these folks know more about carbines than anyone on earth, just that they know a lot more than I do.
Gatoragn is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Let's get our act together today! 2ndAmendmentFreedom Illinois Gun Forum 0 03-20-2012 06:08 AM
Got my new g23 3G gen today EMTchad Glock Forum 8 11-18-2011 10:06 PM
Four FTF today.....? lonyaeger Ammunition & Reloading 28 09-27-2010 05:18 PM
Today could be the day... Jpyle Legal and Activism 14 06-28-2010 06:02 PM
New XDM 9mm today ChuckD XD Forum 7 08-19-2009 02:22 AM



Newest Threads