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Everything posted by Black_Sheep

  1. Magpul Type 2's are my go-to rail cover. They are simple to install or remove and the texture adds good grip without significant bulk. I prefer full coverage, so it takes multiple sets to equip a 15" handguard.
  2. 440 Super Commando in Mopar lingo... 440 4 barrel rated at 375 horsepower in stock form, this one has been warmed over and dynoed 523 horsepower at the crank. All I'm going to do is re-gasket it and squirt it with some Street Hemi orange. Since it's all torn apart, I'm upgrading the front suspension as well.
  3. I like to play with old cars. Lately I've been real busy working on my Plymouth. In late summer I pulled out the interior so I could weld subframe connectors to the floor pan. Then I covered the floor pan with FatMat and installed new carpet and sill plates. After the first snowfall I began the engine compartment and front suspension refurb that I've been meaning to get around to for a few years. I've been rebuilding and refinishing parts as I take them off the car so everything will be ready for reassembly. The goal is to have it done before May so I have my work cut out for me... Happy New Year everybody!
  4. Swiss TAZ-83 "Alpenflage" | Spoonflower
  5. I really enjoy these threads and marvel at the incredible acts of heroism. Thank God such men exist…
  6. Looking good, be sure to post a range report after you shoot it...
  7. I'm such a putz... If it doesn't work this time I'm going to start drinking!
  8. this internet thing is hard...
  9. 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]
  10. 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.
  11. Interesting story about the 517 P.I.R. in France with some very cool historic details.
  12. 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.
  13. @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.
  14. 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...
  15. I have them on several guns. For the money, you can’t beat it…
  16. 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
  17. This thread needs a little bump…
  18. 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.
  19. 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>
  20. When she has a drinking problem, but you love her anyway...
  21. Or do what these kids did…
  22. I wasn't aware that such a lower even existed, very cool...
  23. When I stopped for lunch, the panhandler in the parking lot was being really aggressive...
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