I came really close to a MK18 last Nov. but again my shoulder just cant take it. Heck I gave up photoshooting also because camera with lenses even jacked my shoulder up.
5.45 Krinks worked nicely. Or have the shop cut down an AK to suit. Plenty of them all over the place, so getting your hands on one wasn’t too hard.
Funny. Just yesterday I posted about spending a lot of time at Camp Williams, Utah. I mentioned some weapons courses I took, The M110 was one of them. I was on two day orders.
The instructors came in promptly at 0900 the first day. One of them said, “Yeah, it’s your basic Stoner design, just bogger.” He looked out the window at the snow and said, "Well, the powder is supposed to be great today. If no one has any questions, I guess that’s about it. And I still got paid for the two days. Such was the life of a Guard Whore.
I still have one issue. At least one advert in it recruiting for the Rhodesian army.
It was an interesting read to say the least. It did have a bit of influence on me for sure to understand south Central America back then. I also used to read every issue of Air Force magazine each month. 10 years old and this was what I was reading every morning while eating breakfast getting ready for school. But also GI combat and SGT Rock.
My parents both leaving by 7am for work, left me to get to school and home each day from 2nd grade on. I watched ABC news everyday during the Iran Embassy hostages and was doing it way before that even happened. watched all 444 days at 11 years old. This was the crap that I was focused on. In high school I rode my bike home everyday at lunch in 9th grade to watch CNN while I ate lunch at home then peddled my ass back to class. While everyone else was in the cafeteria or with older classes because we had open campus.
I still have a plastic bin in the crawl space with my Sgt Rock, GI. Combat and Classics Illustrated comics. I will admit the last of those three enabled me to fake my way through many a book report.
A lot of firsts here for my wife. Other than taking a few shots with my Sig just to show me she can, this is first time actually shooting a red dot. First time shooting a 1911 style trigger. First time shooting past 10 meters. She hit everything out to 25 meters, just missed a plate on the tree. Oh, and first time shooting in front of people other than me.
How could I forget the food? Texas de Brazil buffet for lunch and Dinner. Woo hoo!
And of course the obligatory gun photo.
Mini gun equals ? dollars per second to shoot?
how much for that burst? had to be around $200 easily.
Our event on Saturday was a huge success. We raised more money at this free range day than any other free range day in the past. Our club is a 501(c)(19) and every dollar we make goes to support veterans. A good time was had by all. No one knows how to host a shooting event like a bunch of grizzled old Green Berets.
We had an old guy there with an M1 Garand, who brought 500 rounds of ammunition that he donated for people to shoot. We also had ass loads of free .22 ammo. And we paid for everyone’s range fees for the entire day. We did sell 20 round magazines of 5.56 for $20 to shoot on automatic fire but that’s still a pretty darn good deal.
We had a food truck and an ATM there and my wife helped sell swag.
That is Apache26 in the photo. We became acquainted here on Armorama but it turns out we are in the same unit in Denver!
That is not my wife in the photo. She’s some gal that was ordered to be there to do community service. First time I’ve ever heard the term, ”on papers” before. But she was very nice and very helpful.
At the AAR I said, the only thing that could’ve made it better was having strippers there. They told me we’ve already done that before!
On the same note we will have bikini girls washing the bikes at our event in June in Pueblo, so if anyone is interested in partying with a bunch of grizzled SF types. I’ll post more info.
Time to load 2500 rounds of .38 Special/.357 Magnum. Ought to last me a month or two.
So now the question is - what is the next purchase?
I’m definitely getting the Staccato XC at some point, but now with all these bullets am considering getting the Henry Big Boy Brass Side Gate Rifle or Carbine in .357 Magnum.
I think I’d like to try my hand at Cowboy Action. It would go well with my S&W 686.
Either way, I should have both by the end of the year, provided I don’t go crazy and get another bike…
1000 are WC, for nice, clean holes.
Already cranked out several hundred high quality .357 Magnum rounds. I say that because they group very well.
Here’s another friend from my unit who was visiting, trying out my S&W 686.
Apache26 - you may recgonize him - CPT Dellinger. We roomed together quite a bit last year.
Try as I might I couldn’t capture that bodacious muzzle blast.
This is from the Free Range Day hosted by chapter 77 of the SFMC, the Schwarze Teufel, in Florence, CO several weeks ago.
Aaaaand a fun time was had by all.
Even Big Army doesn’t let you have this much fun at the range.