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Posts by Knitebane

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  • SpikeTV AK47 vs. AR15 Vanity

    04/19/2010 9:52:10 PM PDT · 191 of 250
    Knitebane to CodeToad
    Never assume that a “cool” title like SOCOM means diddley.

    True enough.

    On the other hand, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, the Asymmetric Warfare Group and the Capitol Police SWAT team are all confirmed to have traded in their M4s for HK416s.

    The German Special Forces and the Italian Special Forces are also using it.

  • SpikeTV AK47 vs. AR15 Vanity

    04/19/2010 9:28:53 PM PDT · 187 of 250
    Knitebane to hiredhand
    I picked up a Beretta Neos U22 as well. I ended up swapping out my longer barrel with Mrs. Knitebane's shorter one. I put a holo sight on mine and do respectably. It would help if I stuck to one gun.

    I don't recall if I told you but I finally found a Remington Model 34. It's a bona-fide squirrel murderer. Did Remington make ANY 34's that didn't shoot well?

    We've been doing most of our shooting at PDHSC down on Tryon Road in south Raleigh. It's convenient to my job. On weekends we try to make it out to WT's in Goldsboro. The range there is slightly smaller but very modern and well lit. That's probably a bit of a drive for you though. ;)

  • SpikeTV AK47 vs. AR15 Vanity

    04/19/2010 9:02:33 PM PDT · 183 of 250
    Knitebane to hiredhand
    I forgot to mention...have you SEEN the prices on the piston kits for the AR?! Sheesh...

    Yes I have!

    I'd be appalled but then I look down at the list of things we've bought in the past two years that go BANG and figure we could have bought a couple of them for what we've spent on friggin .22s!

    Seriously, switching to shooting .22 didn't make shooting any cheaper. We just bought more guns and LOTS and LOTS of .22 ammo.

  • SpikeTV AK47 vs. AR15 Vanity

    04/19/2010 8:58:34 PM PDT · 181 of 250
    Knitebane to hiredhand
    I'll give you a ring someday soon. Gotta brag on Mrs. Knitebane. She's got the steel match bug. Up until the owner at PDHSC canceled it this month we've been every month for about a year. She's moved up from the Beretta Neos U22 (with a pink grip, no less) to a Browning Buckmark.

    After much study we've decided to save up for this for Mrs. Knitebane:

    Hmmm. Looks like FRs image displaying went south too....

    Anyway, we've going to get an FN PS90 for her. It's not a real battle rifle but like you said, I wouldn't want to face her with a couple of 30 round mags.

    There's just something about a round coming out of the end of the barrel of a bullpup at 3050fps, ya know?

  • SpikeTV AK47 vs. AR15 Vanity

    04/19/2010 8:41:51 PM PDT · 177 of 250
    Knitebane to CodeToad
    As Travis has already pointed out, that gas piston cycling leads to a major recoil affect with a bump in the sight picture the AK suffers from.

    Somehow HK figured it out. SOCOM seems to like the 416, which is not much more than an M4 with a gas piston.

  • SpikeTV AK47 vs. AR15 Vanity

    04/19/2010 8:34:22 PM PDT · 176 of 250
    Knitebane to Travis McGee
    he requested document does not exist on this server.

    Bleh.

    Looks like FR's redirect function is taking the night off.

    Here, paste this into a URL bar...

    www.battlefieldtourist.com/content/battle-of-wanat-historical-analysis-rough-draft-release/

    While you're at it, here's an article interviewing a U.S. Army Ranger that experience similar malfunctions. Note: For his actions in the described article, Capt. Nate Self was awarded the Silver Star.

    www.armytimes.com/news/2007/02/atCarbine070219/

  • SpikeTV AK47 vs. AR15 Vanity

    04/19/2010 8:23:11 PM PDT · 168 of 250
    Knitebane to Travis McGee
    You weren’t there, neither was I. Where were you? What’s your military background, to be so sure ARs won’t shoot?

    I did eight years in the canoe club, if it matters.

    Look, you want to make this about me, fine.

    Or you can go READ the report yourself.

  • SpikeTV AK47 vs. AR15 Vanity

    04/19/2010 8:07:15 PM PDT · 154 of 250
    Knitebane to Travis McGee
    I wasn't there. Neither were you.

    The NCOs that were there said they had weapons problems.

    The Army believed them. The Army is also shitcanning direct impingement. Correlation or causation, I don't know, but it is what it is.

  • SpikeTV AK47 vs. AR15 Vanity

    04/19/2010 7:55:46 PM PDT · 151 of 250
    Knitebane to Travis McGee
    Ask the USMC if they’ve had this problem, or the 82nd or SFs or other non-leg troops.

    The dead troops on the ground at Wanat were 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team

    Using the M-4: Staff Sergeant Phillips poured out fire, as recalled by another Engineer Specialist loading for him, [SSG Phillips] went through three rifles using them until they jammed.

    From the AAR:

    Some GWOT and U.S. Army veterans queried by the author have suggested that this could have been caused by improper weapon cleaning. However, numerous Chosen Few NCOs interviewed for this study have been vehemently adamant in stating that weapons were meticulously and regularly cleaned, and rigorously and routinely inspected by the chain of command.

  • SpikeTV AK47 vs. AR15 Vanity

    04/19/2010 7:50:41 PM PDT · 150 of 250
    Knitebane to Travis McGee
    Ask the USMC if they’ve had this problem, or the 82nd or SFs or other non-leg troops.

    The SOCOM troops are moving to the SCAR.

  • SpikeTV AK47 vs. AR15 Vanity

    04/19/2010 7:48:01 PM PDT · 148 of 250
    Knitebane to Travis McGee
    For an AK or a FAL, you have to do some pretty serious aftermarket purchases and work to put on a solid optic. It’s just inherent in the design of the rifles with dust covers.

    I think I spent about $50 a few years ago for my dust cover and installed it in about 20 minutes. I've broken optics and charging handles but I've never had a problem with the dust cover. (Sadly the TAPCO piece in the second article is no longer available.)

    Not having an AK I can't speak to what kind of work it takes to make one of those accept a dust cover, but for the FAL it "just works."

  • SpikeTV AK47 vs. AR15 Vanity

    04/19/2010 7:36:31 PM PDT · 143 of 250
    Knitebane to mamelukesabre
    The point is, the AR upper receiver is a superior design.

    So superior that when it's failures at Wanat killed American soldiers, the US Army called for a redesign of the M4...with a gas piston.

  • SpikeTV AK47 vs. AR15 Vanity

    04/19/2010 7:25:12 PM PDT · 141 of 250
    Knitebane to Travis McGee
    THe flat top is a new design? REALLY?

    Well, new is relative. The AR design dates from the middle of the last century. Original ARs and M-16s from the Vietnam era had a permanently attached handle. Mounting optics wasn't a priority.

    The NEWER ARs can take a scope. FALs get a replacement dust cover. It's no different than replacing a smooth fore-end with a one with rails.

    As hiredhand can attest (at one time we both had FALs) a good dust cover doesn't come off and works wonderfully.

  • SpikeTV AK47 vs. AR15 Vanity

    04/19/2010 7:18:13 PM PDT · 140 of 250
    Knitebane to hiredhand
    You know my major complaint isn't with the 5.56 though I still maintain that if everything else is equal, bigger holes are still better.

    No, my main beef is with the Stoner Stick. If someone gave me an AR-10 I'd sell it, but I'd hang onto a SCAR 16S.

    Direct impingement sucks. After the Wanat debacle even the Army finally figured it out. The new plan is that regular soldiers get the SCAR-16, SOCOM get's the SCAR-17 and REMFs get the new M-4s with a gas piston. Heck, even the Marines figured it out. Even the FRENCH are buying SCARs!

    So there. Neener, neener neener!

  • Advocates carry handguns, rifles at Va. rally

    04/19/2010 6:49:26 PM PDT · 78 of 84
    Knitebane to BuffaloJack
    Armed? They didn’t bring ammo.

    Yes they did.

    The pistols are loaded. The rifles are unloaded but the participants have loaded magazines with them.

    A good rifleman can insert a mag and drop the bolt faster than most people can get a pistol out of a holster.

    How does this make them unarmed?

  • Advocates carry handguns, rifles at Va. rally

    04/19/2010 6:45:08 PM PDT · 77 of 84
    Knitebane to rahbert
    Its evident that you are unable to articulate a point without resorting to puerile namecalling.

    Are you really that thick?

    You are almost right. I don't have a point to make...to you.

    I have no need to make a point to you. You aren't looking for information. You're looking for a quote you can use to demonize people lawfully exercising their second amendment rights.

    You've whined that you don't understand why they're doing it, and when it's explained to you, you ask if they're threatening people.

    And you haven't liked the answers you've been getting so you keep coming back to see if someone will become a deranged gunslinger like your liberal accomplices fantasize about.

    So go away. No one buys your argument that people exercising their sovereign, Constitutionally-protected right is scary or threatening.

    You say you don't understand it, yet having it explained to you hasn't enlightened you. So perhaps you should seek enlightenment elsewhere.

  • Advocates carry handguns, rifles at Va. rally

    04/19/2010 6:44:38 PM PDT · 76 of 84
    Knitebane to ebshumidors
    They acutually said, “The regulars are coming.”

    Well sure, that too. Depending on how much the sayer was into the vernacular.

    ;)

  • Advocates carry handguns, rifles at Va. rally

    04/19/2010 3:36:38 PM PDT · 45 of 84
    Knitebane to rahbert
    still waiting for a cogent argument from you.

    Why? You haven't made one.

    All you've done is:

    A. Attempt to bait posters into making threats
    B. Explain your lack of understanding about why the people at the rally are doing what they're doing.

    Neither one of which is an argument.

    So, I've ridiculed your (A) comments. And as to (B) I have no inclination to explain why an exercise of a right is something that needs further elucidation.

    You feel that a lawful exercise of a sovereign right is a bad thing. Well that's just too bad. No one is interested in how you or any other libtard feels about it.

  • Advocates carry handguns, rifles at Va. rally

    04/19/2010 3:29:59 PM PDT · 41 of 84
    Knitebane to rahbert
    I cannot see the upside of parading hardware like that in public,

    Then you aren't gifted with much vision either.

    ...and this doesn’t make me a liberal or any other name the thought-impaired in thios forum might grasp onto in lieu of a real counter argument.

    Actually, it does. It just makes you an allegedly gun-owning liberal.

  • Advocates carry handguns, rifles at Va. rally

    04/19/2010 3:26:39 PM PDT · 36 of 84
    Knitebane to rahbert
    So no one can tell me who is the likely target of these guns? Is it just general intimidation?

    No, no one is going to make threats on this board. Sorry little troll.

    And it's not intimidation either. It's an exercise of a sovereign, Constitutionally-protected right.

    They sure look like they’d like to shoot someone.

    Wow, your ignorance and idiocy really does know no bounds, does it?

    They aren’t even very pretty guns.

    Well, I've never been a big fan of Stoner's design either but then, I know a thing or two about rifles.

    But just for you...

    Better?