I replaced my Rock River AR with another rifle. Another AR-15 type gun. Having just upgraded it. Again. Oh well. The new rifle is lighter, which is good, and what I was looking for. So all is good, yes?
Well, the new rifle has a couple flaws. It has all the recoil that 5.56mm can muster… which is no great lot, but its much more than The Rock had. It’s pencil thin barrel gets really hot fast. These are things that quite different than what I’ve been spoiled with. And the Rock had a much nicer trigger. Which is to say, it had the best AR trigger I’ve ever felt. This trigger, is not that trigger.
Now, I’ve got to make two choices with it.
A. What color scheme does it get? Camo? Solids? Desert? Urban?
I have to decide.
B. And this is the more important one… what optic?
I put on my trustworthy old EOtech. And you know what? I like them. I do. Just one issue. Their insatiable thirst for batteries. Other than that… groovy.
Well, the other issue isn’t one of optics, but natural man… me. My eyes. I need some magnification.
So I threw on a Trijicon 3-9 Accupoint. That will do for now. Getting some better accuracy testing. But its not what I want to run.
I’m thinking I should have kept that lucid HD7.
It’s called Contractor Chic, or Gunguy Cool, or whatever you want to call it… Gun Guys (if you are reading this blog, you might be one) have taking a distinct liking to dressing like they just got back from an Iraq Contractor Job. Tactical pants, vests, and gear are often worn by the fans of this look.
Sometimes, it’s not a good idea. Sometimes it calls unwanted attention to you.
It used to be Fanny Packs or Photog Vests. Now it’s Maxpedition, Opsgear and Infidel hats. Guys, we’ve created our Uniform and we stand out.
This is not a good thing. For the guy in that story, sure he screwed up. But he’s not a Bad Guy and was planning no evil. He was guilty of not getting permission to exercise his constitutional rights. Oh well… We do live in a Sheep State. If you don’t act like a Sheep, your wrong. So should be look like Sheep Dogs? I am thinking maybe not so much in the weeks to come.
Many questions arise on the subject of investing in firearms. Look guys, I’m not going to tell you what guns you should and shouldn’t buy. I’m not a Stock Broker or Financial Adviser. And I can’t tell you what a good buy is because Gun Values hinge very heavily on the Gun’s Condition. Condition is everything Make, Model, Year, and Condition. Condition is like Mileage on a Car since there is no Odometer or such in a gun. In a gun, every little mark, scuff, blemish, scratch and ding subtracts from a gun’s Value.
Let’s talk about this more…
Saving and Investing are the trademarks of fiscal responsiblity.
Buying a gun is investing. Gun values do go up, unlike stocks which have greater risks. Like the Facebook stocks. And guns offers better percentages without bank fees over savings accounts.
So by definition, buying guns is being fiscally responsible.
I’m a fan of something called TankVests… check them out there at TankVest.com. Adding your Gear Packing Accessories to your Bike like that, that’s brilliant. Completely brilliant. It’s one of those Forehead Slap things. How come this hasn’t been out there for 20 years?
I want of these for my KTM. Unfortunately they don’t make then for the 525 MXC… And there is not a lot of call for it since that bike has been discontinued by KTM. If you have a 525 MXC and are near West Virginia, or could ride over there on your machine… TankVest might be able to make us a set! Cool eh?
If you have a KLR650 though… Just get one. They are making something pretty cool and it’s a good company that can use some support. So check them out!
Been Lurking over on http://advrider.com and looking at the photos in the PIC section.
Addicting stuff. Very addicting stuff.
One thing I’ve noticed are the Sport Bikes with All Terrain Tires. Interesting. Very interesting.
Then there are the SUPERMOTO bikes. Dirtbikes with Street Tires.
Dirt on Street…
Street on Dirt…
Is this motorcycling’s version of being gay?
Last week I did something I probably shouldn’t have… Okay, I know that’s a list that goes all the way to the floor, but I’m talking about one particular thing.
I pulled a Beretta M9 out of the case and really looked at it again. I felt it. Cycled it. Stripped it down and examined it closely. Now, the Big Beretta is nothing new to me… I’ve owned two of them but they never really inspired me or made me feel all that interested in them. I got them just because.
Now, looking at this Beretta… Feels good in the hand. Big and Curvy and Sexy… It’s been growing on me.
Here’s the odd thing. I’d want it in 9mm. I’d pretty much just keep it stock save for Slipstreaming. Because really they are fine just like that. Huh. I don’t know why I’d even want the thing. I prefer SIG and Glock… Single Actions over Doubles. But I am digging the M9 right now. I just don’t know why.
Guns & Ammo wrote up a nice little dealio… 8 Accessories You Didn’t Know You Needed.
Some of this list is redundant. Stuff to hang your pistol under stuff… But #7. Oh man, they hit the nail on the head there!