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Everything posted by Black_Sheep

  1. I really enjoy these threads and marvel at the incredible acts of heroism. Thank God such men exist…
  2. Looking good, be sure to post a range report after you shoot it...
  3. I'm such a putz... If it doesn't work this time I'm going to start drinking!
  4. this internet thing is hard...
  5. Garage day, this weekend is a washout so I cleaned up a little and detailed the engine on the ‘58. [img]https://i.imgur.com/UGRnrjf.jpg[/img] [img]https://imgur.com/GvoWAb9[/img]
  6. Got my pistol build out to the range and put 100 rounds through it to break things in and see if it will group. It’s sighted for 25 yards until I can shoot outside at longer distances. Not at all impressive, but this is one of my better 10 shot groups from the bench.
  7. Interesting story about the 517 P.I.R. in France with some very cool historic details.
  8. The different types of vice blocks all serve different purposes. Vice blocks that lock into the mag well permit both hands to be free when you are assembling a lower. Same with the style of vice block that uses the take down and pivot pin lugs to securely hold an upper. The one I use has provisions for both small and large frame AR's so it was fairly cost effective. They are both handy for general maintenance and cleaning. I also have a couple of reaction rods, a Midwest Industries URR that has the anti-rotation tab and one from BOTACH without the tab. The only thing I'm wanting is a reaction rod for a .308. If I ever have to take apart my .308 I will buy one, they are that good. The MI rod gets used for torquing barrel nuts and muzzle devices to prevent damaging the index pin. The other is nice because the upper can be easily rotated 360* for stuff like handguard installations or tightening gas block set screws.
  9. @Savage11006 My buddy Junior (RIP) worked at a metal fab shop and made it for me 20+ years ago. It serves as a workbench, reloading bench, a bar during garage parties and became my temporary office for a couple weeks during the Covid shutdown.
  10. Thanks, I mix it up a little with different furniture and barrel lengths, but the foundation of the gun has kind of become my default build. Pretty boring, but it works...
  11. I have them on several guns. For the money, you can’t beat it…
  12. I tried to edit to add the build components but it won't let me. Anyway, here's the specs • ATLAS S-One M-LOK Handguard - 9" • BCM Low Profile Gas Block .750 - Steel • BCM Gunfighter Charging Handle Model 4B Medium Latch • BCM QD Endplate • Noveske Takedown and Pivot Pin Set • BCM Carbine Stock Mounting Kit w/H2 Buffer - Mil Spec • BCM Carbine Length Gas Tube • Radian Talon Ambi Selector - BLK • ALG Defense ACT Trigger • BSL ARM Brace Black Polymer AR-Pistol Platform • Aero Precision AR15 Field Repair Kit • Seekins Precision Mag Release Button • Seekins Precision Enhanced Bolt Catch • Geissele Super Stainless AR-15 Magazine Catch • Magpul MOE+ Grip - BLK • BCM BCG (MPI) Auto - Carpenter 158 • Criterion Barrels .223 Wylde Barrel - Hybrid Profile Carbine Length - Chrome Lined - 10.5" • Wilson Combat Accu-Tac Flash Hider - 1/2X28 • M4E1 Stripped Lower Receiver - Anodized Black • Aero Precision AR-15 Stripped Upper Receiver • Aero Precision AR-15 Upper Parts Kit • Swampfox Liberator II 2MOA Red Dot
  13. This thread needs a little bump…
  14. I have a green XPS2-0 that's pretty fuzzy, dialing back the brightness helps sharpen it up. The same holds true for every other red dot optic I have used.
  15. LT Thornton crossed 500 yards of open terrain under enemy fire to recover a grievously wounded teammate and returned to the team's defensive perimeter. He then exfiltrated by swimming out to sea with his wounded teammates in tow. In the linked video you get a real sense of how courageous and humble LT Mike Thornton is, which seems to be quite typical of MOH recipients... MICHAEL EDWIN THORNTON RANK: PETTY OFFICER (HIGHEST RANK: LIEUTENANT) CONFLICT/ERA: VIETNAM WAR UNIT/COMMAND: NAVAL ADVISORY GROUP MILITARY SERVICE BRANCH: U.S. NAVY MEDAL OF HONOR ACTION DATE: OCTOBER 31, 1972 MEDAL OF HONOR ACTION PLACE: REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CITATION For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while participating in a daring operation against enemy forces. PO Thornton, as assistant U.S. Navy adviser, along with a U.S. Navy lieutenant serving as senior adviser, accompanied a three-man Vietnamese Navy SEAL patrol on an intelligence-gathering and prisoner capture operation against an enemy-occupied naval river base. Launched from a Vietnamese Navy junk in a rubber boat, the patrol reached land and was continuing on foot toward its objective when it suddenly came under heavy fire from a numerically superior force. The patrol called in naval gunfire support and then engaged the enemy in a fierce firefight, accounting for many enemy casualties before moving back to the waterline to prevent encirclement. Upon learning that the senior adviser had been hit by enemy fire and was believed to be dead, PO Thornton returned through a hail of fire to the lieutenant's last position, quickly disposed of two enemy soldiers about to overrun the position and succeeded in removing the seriously wounded and unconscious Senior Naval Advisor to the water's edge. He then inflated the lieutenant's lifejacket and towed him seaward for approximately two hours until picked up by support craft. By his extraordinary courage and perseverance, PO Thornton was directly responsible for saving the life of his superior officer and enabling the safe extraction of all patrol members, thereby upholding the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. From <https://www.cmohs.org/recipients/michael-e-thornton>
  16. When she has a drinking problem, but you love her anyway...
  17. Or do what these kids did…
  18. I wasn't aware that such a lower even existed, very cool...
  19. When I stopped for lunch, the panhandler in the parking lot was being really aggressive...
  20. I'm in the north metro near where 35E and 35W converge.
  21. One of my favorites from the NETFLIX MOH Series VITO R BERTOLDO RANK: MASTER SERGEANT CONFLICT/ERA: WORLD WAR II UNIT/COMMAND: COMPANY A, 242D INFANTRY, 42D INFANTRY DIVISION MILITARY SERVICE BRANCH: U.S. ARMY MEDAL OF HONOR ACTION DATE: JANUARY 9 - 10, 1945 MEDAL OF HONOR ACTION PLACE: HATTEN, FRANCE CITATION He fought with extreme gallantry while guarding two command posts against the assault of powerful infantry and armored forces which had overrun the battalion's main line of resistance. On the close approach of enemy soldiers, he left the protection of the building he defended and set up his gun in the street, there to remain for almost 12 hours driving back attacks while in full view of his adversaries and completely exposed to 88-mm, machine-gun, and small-arms fire. He moved back inside the command post, strapped his machine gun to a table, and covered the main approach to the building by firing through a window, remaining steadfast even in the face of 88-mm fire from tanks only 75 yards away. One shell blasted him across the room, but he returned to his weapon. When two enemy personnel carriers led by a tank moved toward his position, he calmly waited for the troops to dismount and then, with the tank firing directly at him, leaned out of the window and mowed down the entire group of more than 20 Germans. Some time later, removal of the command post to another building was ordered. MSgt. Bertoldo voluntarily remained behind, covering the withdrawal of his comrades and maintaining his stand all night. In the morning he carried his machine gun to an adjacent building used as the command post of another battalion and began a day-long defense of that position. He broke up a heavy attack, launched by a self-propelled 88-mm gun covered by a tank and about 15 infantrymen. Soon afterward another 88-mm weapon moved up to within a few feet of his position, and, placing the muzzle of its gun almost inside the building, fired into the room, knocking him down and seriously wounding others. An American bazooka team set the German weapon afire, and MSgt. Bertoldo went back to his machine gun dazed as he was and killed several of the hostile troops as they attempted to withdraw. It was decided to evacuate the command post under the cover of darkness, but before the plan could be put into operation the enemy began an intensive assault supported by fire from their tanks and heavy guns. Disregarding the devastating barrage, he remained at his post and hurled white phosphorous grenades into the advancing enemy troops until they broke and retreated. A tank less than 50 yards away fired at his stronghold, destroyed the machine gun, and blew him across the room again, but he once more returned to the bitter fight and, with a rifle, singlehandedly covered the withdrawal of his fellow soldiers when the post was finally abandoned. With inspiring bravery and intrepidity MSgt. Bertoldo withstood the attack of vastly superior forces for more than 48 hours without rest or relief, time after time escaping death only by the slightest margin while killing at least 40 hostile soldiers and wounding many more during his grim battle against the enemy hordes
  22. A 9" MLOK hand guard and a Swampfox Liberator II micro red dot for a 10.5" pistol build
  23. It was a much different world 100 years ago
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