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Posted: 10/7/2004 7:57:04 PM EST
This has probably been covered before, but what do you guys keep in VLTOR storage tubes?

Currently, I have 4 Surefire batteries in mine (plus 2 in my Tango Down grip, for a total of 6), and am trying to figure out what else to put in there.

My first thoughts are to get a small plastic bag and put a spare firing pin, cam pin, and retaining pin for the firing pin.

Any other thoughts?
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 8:16:13 PM EST
Porn

Well, maybe some batteries... No, just porn.

In all seriousness. The the weak links in an AR is #1 the bolt cracking at the cam pin hole and #2 lost extractor/ extractor springs.

I think cleaning rod sections for a stuck case and batteries are the best choices if I were to carry anything extra.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 8:19:50 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 8:48:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/7/2004 8:53:08 PM EST by SchlaffTablett]
NO SHIT!?!?!? I always thought they were for these.




I guess the batteries make more sense though, huh?
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 8:53:13 PM EST
Tumms and preperation H
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 9:13:42 PM EST
bush campaign stickers to pass out!!!! Viva Bush
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 10:13:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 5:26:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By mk1iii:
Porn




If you put only batteries in there, some empty space remains.

Without filling that space, the batteries will move around longitudinally in the tube and rattle.

So I stuffed some wadded up paper in there to fix this.

But now that you mention it, a wadded up picture of a really hot chick would be an even better idea. Now whos pic to put in there?? So many chicks, so little space.......
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 9:04:37 AM EST
use foam ear plugs to take up the extra space
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 9:08:56 AM EST
batteries for my light on the right.

batteries for my sight on the left.

<­BR>

or was it the other way around...................
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 9:10:33 AM EST
Beef Jerky!

It's always beef-jerky time!
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 9:40:49 AM EST
Copies of NFA paperwork... Or batteries

-Cap'n
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 11:47:01 AM EST
Just fill 'em full of dimes.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 11:57:37 AM EST
foam ear plugs is a really good idea......never thought of that.


My AR has the Vltor tubes (I'll get around to ordering the extended ones someday), G27 Pistol Grip storage compartment, and the Tango Down Vert Grip storage compartment.

I have more storage space in my gun that I do my house. I also don't want to weigh it down too much.

I figure a bolt & extraction tool is a good idea. Surefire 123's are a good idea. Aimpoint/EoTech batteries are a good idea. Foam earplugs is a GREAT idea.

Oh...I almost forgot....

SMARTIES!!!!
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 1:14:58 PM EST
I can't fit condoms in the tubes so I keep some extra rubber bands instead!.....LOL
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 2:50:55 PM EST
A six pack and a bag of pretzels!!!!
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 3:04:24 PM EST
Tell you one thing: It's long and it Vibrates....

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For that Emergency Tactical Shave
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 3:46:07 PM EST
You can get a lens pen in there If you cut the pocket clip off and trim the vltor cap a little.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 4:01:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2004 4:04:43 PM EST by Hawkeye]
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 11:36:15 PM EST
Kids....

+1 to Hawkeye

Link Posted: 10/9/2004 1:48:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By JLM:
Kids....

+1 to Hawkeye




Ditto
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 4:52:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2004 4:55:05 AM EST by Hokie]
LOL...well well well

I stand by the Smarties dammit. They would technically fit. Can't have a little fun on the boards amid some serious discussion? I think some of you may have your Marpat Boonies pulled too tight around your ears.

I did learn something on this thread, two things actually. One is that foam ear plugs is a great idea. I'm going to add some today.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:37:32 AM EST
Extractor spring, cotter pin (easy to loose in the field). I believe a firing pin would fit, but I don´t think that broken firing pins are a huge concern. Loss is probably more of a problem.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:44:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By KevinB:

Originally Posted By JLM:
Kids....

+1 to Hawkeye




Ditto



In...

/S2
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:52:28 AM EST
where are you guy's going with all this stuff. do you shoot that much to need 6 batteries ? are you in some sort of double secret special forces team that you need all that crap... it can't wait till you get home from the range ? don't mean to flame...but it just sounds like overkil !
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:40:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By Ranger_Edge:
where are you guy's going with all this stuff. do you shoot that much to need 6 batteries ? are you in some sort of double secret special forces team that you need all that crap... it can't wait till you get home from the range ? don't mean to flame...but it just sounds like overkil !



Why do you need an AR-15? Why don't you go play with your fucking BB gun?

Many of us who post here are quite serious about having the tools to defend our lives, our property, and our Freedom. This means having at least one good fighting rifle that you can grab, along with the rest of your gear, when the SHTF.

This requires getting the best equipment available, making sure it functions under all conditions, with appropriate spare parts.

Having a light on a rifle is valuable for many situations. The batteries for most of the lights will only run for an hour, so it's a good idea to have several spares so you can swap them out. 6 is a good number since Surefire lights run on either 2 or 3 batteries, which means you can either run your light for 2 hours or 3 hours, depending on which light you have.

If you have a problem with folks having useful tools, you need to be posting on a paintball forum.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:41:32 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:44:50 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 12:03:42 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 12:24:36 PM EST
Photo's from this thread

http://ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=282300&page=1
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 1:39:12 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 2:07:23 PM EST
Just viewed the thread of 8 cheerleaders shooting, if your filling up your stocks with useful things you'll need where ever it is your going.
I'm sure there is room for a photo of some hot chicks with guns.. or your loved ones.

Link Posted: 10/9/2004 2:17:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cans4you:
Just viewed the thread of 8 cheerleaders shooting, if your filling up your stocks with useful things you'll need where ever it is your going.
I'm sure there is room for a photo of some hot chicks with guns.. or your loved ones.




Exactally! So my suggestion would'nt be that far out for that crowd.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 2:26:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 2:29:23 PM EST
Some chapstick with SPF since I'm an easy burner, surrounded by a few earplugs, and surefires in the other.

Atleast thats my plan. If the SHTF, chapstick is something I wouldn't mind having with me. I cannot think of too many things that are more bothersome/annoying than needing chapstick, and not having it.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 2:34:43 PM EST
Okay - I've been too lazy to try it out so (like Hokie) I'll ask if anyone has tried to fit a spare bolt in the long version yet? If not, I'll get off my dead ass, open the safe, and tear into it to see.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 2:50:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By 4get_No1:
Okay - I've been too lazy to try it out so (like Hokie) I'll ask if anyone has tried to fit a spare bolt in the long version yet? If not, I'll get off my dead ass, open the safe, and tear into it to see.



A spare bolt will not fit in the VLTOR tube. It's diameter is slightly too large.

However, I do see a way of putting a spare bolt on your VLTOR stock. The stock has lots of holes in it, so you can run a screw through one of the holes in stock, and thru the hole in the spare bolt, and then use a washer and nut to hold it on.

It's not perfect, since your spare bolt is exposed to the elements, but it's better than not having a spare around.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 3:00:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 3:02:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By Texas_Sig:

Originally Posted By 4get_No1:
Okay - I've been too lazy to try it out so (like Hokie) I'll ask if anyone has tried to fit a spare bolt in the long version yet? If not, I'll get off my dead ass, open the safe, and tear into it to see.



A spare bolt will not fit in the VLTOR tube. It's diameter is slightly too large.

However, I do see a way of putting a spare bolt on your VLTOR stock. The stock has lots of holes in it, so you can run a screw through one of the holes in stock, and thru the hole in the spare bolt, and then use a washer and nut to hold it on.

It's not perfect, since your spare bolt is exposed to the elements, but it's better than not having a spare around.



THX Texas_Sig.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 3:22:39 PM EST
WOW ! Temper , Temper. some of you guy's take this way to seriously....
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 3:54:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By SchlaffTablett:
NO SHIT!?!?!? I always thought they were for these.
www.mysupplydepot.com/pictures/standard/hhos0129.jpg



I guess the batteries make more sense though, huh?



Link Posted: 10/9/2004 4:07:42 PM EST
Well, not a cleaning kit. I'm still waiting on the dude who posted about a modified kit that he made to fit, to make some kits. Haven't heard of them since.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 4:29:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2004 4:30:16 PM EST by Cans4you]
If your storing batteries, rolling them up in a couple hundred dollar bills before you drop them in the tube might come in handy for something unexpected down the road.

Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:19:48 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:33:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By Feedingcannibal:
Extractor spring, cotter pin (easy to loose in the field). I believe a firing pin would fit, but I don´t think that broken firing pins are a huge concern. Loss is probably more of a problem.



+1

I have a range bag where this stuff is rolling around somewhere and it will take me a good 20 minutes to find it IF I search flat-out! (That ACE skelotonized stock isn't looking so smart now...). I would also think about a spare take down pin as I've seen one lose it's detent spring/ball assembly and that ended that rifle's day.

BTW, a little beef jerky is still a good idea: it can keep you going when dinner is a ways off!
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:42:08 PM EST
I use it for batteries,but can be used for alot of differnt items,such as cleaning kit,spair parts,medicens etc.

TG

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