SOG existed in a time and place that will never happen again. That is due to several reasons that I am not going to get into now.
Lessons learned from SOG and LRRP’s in Vietnam heavily influenced LRS units when they were first activated in the 80’s. Team size and composition, tactics, patrolling methods, Immediate Action Drills(Break Contact…[Read more]
They never said that they would not sell AR’s on the civilian marketplace. They said that they were concentrating on government and foreign military contracts right now.
They also acknowledged that the AR market is flooded, it is. AR’s aren’t selling, except for the cheap junk from PSA an poverty ponies.
They made a business decision to keep…[Read more]
While I appreciate his literary work on the AR.
He has an axe to grind because he was fired from Colt.
He hasn’t worked there for a long time.
“The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.”
– James A. Baldwin
NOT FOR FAME OR REWARD
NOT FOR PLACE OR FOR RANK
NOT LURED BY AMBITION
OR GOADED BY NECESSITY
BUT IN SIMPLE
OBEDIENCE TO DUTY
AS THEY UNDERSTOOD IT
THESE MEN SUFFERED ALL
DARED ALL — AND DIED
While not a quote that can fit here, I suggest you follow the link and read this.
I have been a fan of Robert Heinlein for a long time,
Is anybody reading what I am writing?
It’s more common now than it was. For most of my career the only time we wore any type of ear pro was on the range. We didn’t wear it when we deployed or when we were doing live fire training. Why? Because you couldn’t hear what the other guys were saying.
If you read several of the accounts of SOG, several of them started out using silenced…[Read more]
This is going to get someones ass in a sling big time.
Either the DZSO or the Air Force screwed up massively with this.
That’s Colt Defense Cage Code.
For those of you wondering the cage code is 13629.
That 5 digit code is the cage number. Post it and I will tell you if its Colt.
Most Colt uppers now don’t have the C on them, just the mark for the forge.
Did it come with a BCG?
Can you explain what you mean about it making sense?
I was always happy for a SEE to come along.
You and I both know where it is coming from, but we’ll leave it at that.
Colt made the A2’s.
Most forward deployed units(Army and USMC) got the A2’s almost immediately. I think it was Korea, SF and the 82nd for the Army. My first unit got lost in the bureaucratic shuffle because of who we were assigned to for support, not because of what we did.
The proper gear for northern Europe had been forgotten also.
PVS-5’s, ugh, like wearing a brick on your face.
As technology advances things will definitely change. Some of it is coming from all this talk about a peer to peer fight. If that ever happens there is a whole lot of other things that are going to have to be addressed long before IR lasers are an issue. Digging fighting positions is close to the…[Read more]
Pretty good little book that was originally published at the MACV Recondo School. It is back in print. Lots of good information.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Some may be wondering about the whole carrying 14 magazines thing.
I am not saying that you have to go out and get completely new kit or redo yours to where you look like the gear bomb exploded on you. You need to be able to carry as many on you as possible with the gear you have.
I will cover why in the class and also why there is different…[Read more]
The very first rifle I was issued was an M-16A1 that was older than I was. It had a low 6 digit SN and the finish on the lower was worn almost white. It ran like it was supposed to.
Back then we didn’t know what we know now about fighting with a rifle. Damn near every issue we had was due to bad magazines or no lube. Back then the system was so…[Read more]
In the past couple of months I have started to see stuff about passive NOD’s use. That is the use of NOD’s looking through a RDS and not using IR lasers.
I have tried to track down where this all came from. Some of it is from companies trying to sell stuff and others wanting people to believe they are teaching something new.
To try and nail it…[Read more]
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