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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by HiTechRedneck, Nov 20, 2008.
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
Well...not much you can do when NICS is down. However, in their defense, we worked a gun show yesterday and called in several without issue. When it is working as it should it only takes a few minutes.
Finished my first 80% build recently. Hopefully the wife tips a deer over with it this fall. Chambered in 300 blackout it should do the trick.
Congrats on your first 80%! That's a good looking rifle.
Almost always. More than one. Hope to never need it but quick draw and fire at 7 yards is what I practice. Pretty damn quick, too.
Ok...I take back everything I said about crappy videos....I tried to make my first video this last weekend....and good doG it has to be the most dull, bore, watch paint dry, watch grass grow, watch cars rust thing I have ever seen.
Oh well...I still might upload it to youtube.
A few things I learned....FMJ 30 carbine against a milk jug is very dull....make sure the camera is pointed at said milk jug when you shoot it the second time. Move camera back a little bit if shooting steel....the splatter goes a good bit.
Oh and water is not good on a camera.
Really I have never took pictures or video of anything like this.....I did have some fun. I was pretty shocked that even at ~70 yards I could hear on the tape the bolt being worked on the gun.
I can see how people would see this as fun.....I might try it with a better camera.....if you have not done it you might give it a try.
Yours truly in the last pic, getting off the bike and moving.
Well you forgot to put the side stand down.
I just don't understand the need for this.
I agree, but I'm all for people doing it however they want. Just isn't for me. Once you've drawn, you lose ability to manipulate the bike. When you are controlling the bike, you lose ability to control the firearm.
My thought process has always been use the mobility whenever possible, as it will be more readily available. If mobility is blocked or I NEED to shoot, I'm dropping the bike like a lit firecracker.
More power to you though.
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You should post it anyway. I'm interested in it. If you want to get better at making videos, upload it here and ask for criticism. I did that with a video and it was nice to see other peoples perspectives.
Reminds me of a drill I saw years ago at our PD. A retired HD police cycle was used with full fairing/bags/windshield. Motorcycle officers were trained in various defense scenarios...some of which for the best outcome required quickly jumping off the bike, taking cover kneeling or prone and shooting from behind the down bike. Amazing to see the thought & skill progression...at the start, NO motor officer would just drop the bike...they fiddled with kickstands, laying the bike down easy...after thinking it through and re-prioritizing their normal value system (NEVER drop your motor), it was amazing how fast they could get off, get cover and shoot effectively.
Did it for real one day. Was helping out on a pursuit of a burglar caught in the act. It was a foot chase and the patrol units were losing it. I scooted through and around the idiot to cut him off. Drew the weapon and dropped the bike once I got in front of him. He decided to give up at that point. About 3 seconds later the patrol guys dogpiled on him. Call came in as armed burglary, turned out all he had were the usual burglar tools. Was funny later on in the deposition, perp was illegal of course (Southern AZ.) so defense atty asked me if I had told the suspect to stop in Spanish because she was trying to set defense that the poor misunderstood illegal alien didn't understand English and that was why he ran from cops. I told here I didn't have time for the language question to come up at the time but the guy understood glock in the face very well. She was upset with me, prosecutor just giggled. Motors are not known for niceties at times.
Good for you and thank you for your service.
Picked up a new receiver today. I've got a lower parts kit and trigger on the way. No rush to build it, just going to buy parts when they go on sale. Probably going to end up with a .300 BLK with a 16" barrel, or maybe a SBR.
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Nice. I have one my son and I put together this winter, and we have yet to shoot it. Buying lowers and building your own seems to be the way to go.
So, how hard is it? Could a cave man do it? I ask because I'm only a few generations above that level.
Assembling the lower is easy. A couple of hours at the most if you are at all mechanically inclined and understand guns. Not many special tools required, other then a good punch/pin set and a spanner for the buffer tube nut.
Machining an 80% lower is another matter and one I've not done, nor have any intentions of doing, at least at this time.
How about the fun stuff like indexing the barrel to the upper and setting head space? Are folks doing this at home also? Maybe I need to go look up some videos or something.
Barrel only goes in one way. Most barrels come with bolts, so headspacing is not an issue.
That said, I've mixed barrels and bolts with no problems, but I've also got
a headspace gauge.
They're not rocket science.