Wed, May. 30th, 2007, 04:12 am
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 09:32 am (UTC)
Oleg, what's up with THR? Is it down for some reasons?
BTW good poster.
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 09:35 am (UTC)
olegvolk: Re: offtopic
Down due to anti attacks.
Thu, May. 31st, 2007 09:54 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): Re: offtopic
Seems to me that it's been attacked quite often.
(when I googled THR down, there were instances 2 yr old, 2 weeks old and so)
Isn't this a matter for law enforcement? DDos attacks are not a crime in the US ? Or is there some need for actual financial damages, that if
5000$ in loss happened, it's a crime ?
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 10:06 am (UTC)
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 10:17 am (UTC)
What's about the cleric denomination ?
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 10:20 am (UTC)
Who cares? Militant idiocy should be painful no matter which faith is used for cover.
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 12:54 pm (UTC)
I like this one a lot. But there is some kind of glitch up in the upper right hand corner of the picture at the edge of the image just to the right of the upper text.
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 12:56 pm (UTC)
And I really like the A1 AR! I really miss the triangular handguards. The round ones (especially with all the rails) really turns me off.
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
_eljefe_: Re: Oh
I was issued an A1 style M-16 as late as 1999, with the triangle hand guards and triple prong flash suppressor. The rest of the rifle was updated to A2 specs though. USAF ACC is notorious for being cheap.
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC)
polyanarch: Re: Oh
We were issued A1's in Basic in '92 -and that was in a combat arms (19D) training unit.
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
_eljefe_: Re: Oh
In basic and tech school I got a nice new A2. When I PCS'd to Minot AFB under the 5th SFS I got the almost A2, and a M9 that was so shot out the the barrel rattled at the front bushing with the slide forward. Good times. *laughs*
Thu, May. 31st, 2007 01:10 am (UTC)
wolfhound668: Re: Oh
When I went through basic in '87 a BRM instructor held up an A2 and told us (as Reservists) that was as close as we'd ever get to one.
So far he's turned out to be right. :) The three units I served in, up until I got out in '99, still had 'Nam era A1s.
Hey, what unit were you with? I spent three years in the 85th Div (Training) in the early '90's. They trained 19Ds until the Army reorg'd and made the division all 11Bs. :)
Thu, May. 31st, 2007 02:22 am (UTC)
polyanarch: Re: Oh
A troop 6/16 Cav -Strike Hard!
My cycle was the last through as an OSUT unit and the flag was furled at my graduation. In April the next year they reactivated the unit at the Cav leadership troop for all armor MOS's I was told.
A little trivia: I was the last Platoon "guide" (leader) of A6/16 as 2nd and 3rd platoons were in "red phase" because those platoons screwed up. I got lucky and nipped the problem in the bud before my platoon got busted (I destroyed the evidence of the privates responsible for the infraction before the DI's came to search our floor). When we marched into graduation I led all 3 platoons (as the other platoons were not allowed to have a platoon guide in red phase and had shaved head while we had high&tights) and I was the last (and only) platoon guide of the A6/16 as an OSUT unit.
It pays to keep your eyes open and your ear to the ground. But I just got lucky and acted fast.
Whoopee! (it seemed big at the time)
Wed, May. 30th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
heypete: Re: Oh
All the rails are annoying, yes, but I don't mind the round handguards. I haven't yet used the triangular ones, but I'd love to try it if anyone has such a gun in AZ. :)
Thu, May. 31st, 2007 12:45 am (UTC)
hisamishness: Re: Oh
The handguards are cheap. I really should pick up a few more sets for spares...
Thu, May. 31st, 2007 01:50 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): Re: Oh
To me it makes no more sense to select a tool for the look of the nice handguards, than to select it because you like the looks of the multi-rail systems. Well, maybe after you consider the utilitarian aspects.
The round A2 handguards are "better" because they are identical-- one half is the same as the other, and so you can make more of them, and service more rifles for the same price and with less inventory.
The forend rails aren't there for the nifty looks (at least not for some folks). They're there to hold your PEQ-2, and etc., so you have more of an advantage over your low-tech, dirt-sucking prey.
A few people buy our rail systems because they look cool. One guy recently called for advice: He wanted to know which one looked the best. Different strokes I guess, but I thought we were making a useful tool first, then applying the finish as best we can for the money. We do NOT inlay the rails with silver and gold, or engrave them with hunting or battle scenes, though you might consider the fact that the 1851 Colt Navy revolver (military contract) had just such engraving, plus brass accoutrements.
It is a good thing to appreciate your weapon as a thing of beauty, in any case, so I don't discourage people from getting what they think looks cool. I'm an older bastard (as far as the military is concerned) so I'm just blowing air, but for my sake I could not imagine going into a fight without my own, personal, private, tested and zeroed, weapons.
; ) -- Lyle
Thu, May. 31st, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
Ain't freedom grand? (and sexy too, thanks to your photography skills and the good model) -- Lyle
Wed, Jun. 6th, 2007 06:03 am (UTC)
I agree, perhapps she needs an M203 to open the door and get things rolling.