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Posted: 7/6/2008 6:39:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 6:43:24 AM EDT
I want to read that, it looks really good.
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 6:45:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/6/2008 8:01:36 AM EDT by bigthicket]
Very cool,...........heading to bookstore after lunch.


ETA: Just got back...........book in hand, thx.Zhukov.

Link Posted: 7/6/2008 7:03:15 AM EDT
Dupity, dupity, dupe. Though under a different title and in a different section of the website.
www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=2&f=219&t=162043
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 7:05:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By USMC88-93:
Dupity, dupity, dupe. Though under a different title and in a different section of the website.
www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=2&f=219&t=162043



Originally Posted By Zhukov:
Hopefully this isn't a dupe; I know there's a small thread in the LaRue forum, but I figured that this deserved a wider audience...


part in red
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 7:06:28 AM EDT
Looks like a Brad Thor book. I've read two of his books. They are damn good. He rivals or may even exceed Tom Clancy in talent.
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 7:07:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/6/2008 7:09:10 AM EDT by USMC88-93]

Originally Posted By PeaceDevil:
part in red



Shoot first and ask questions later. I know I've seen another one somewhere. Its all good. I bow out gracefully after being slapped back into place.

Took me a minute to realize that was the small thread in question.
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 1:42:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 1:45:57 PM EDT
Does it really say "ComM4" or did you do that typing it out?

Link Posted: 7/6/2008 1:50:06 PM EDT

Harvath reached over and took down his custom built, short-barreled LaRue M4 "stealth" tactical rifle. It looked like an ordinary door-kicker weapon, but was anything but. It was so incredibly accurate that with the right high-powered optics on it, Harvath could shoot three-inch groups at six hundred yards.



LOL..... WOW, 3" groups at 600 yards witha short barreled M4 stealth this guy must be some sort of secret Squirrel Ninja SEAL Recon Sniper.... (I know its fiction, but WOW that is far fetched)
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 2:14:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HMHAMMER:

Harvath reached over and took down his custom built, short-barreled LaRue M4 "stealth" tactical rifle. It looked like an ordinary door-kicker weapon, but was anything but. It was so incredibly accurate that with the right high-powered optics on it, Harvath could shoot three-inch groups at six hundred yards.



LOL..... WOW, 3" groups at 600 yards witha short barreled M4 stealth this guy must be some sort of secret Squirrel Ninja SEAL Recon Sniper.... (I know its fiction, but WOW that is far fetched)




If Im not mistaken I remember Larue himself posting some quite small groups shot with his uppers, maybe not that small but I remember being impressed.
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 2:20:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HMHAMMER:

Harvath reached over and took down his custom built, short-barreled LaRue M4 "stealth" tactical rifle. It looked like an ordinary door-kicker weapon, but was anything but. It was so incredibly accurate that with the right high-powered optics on it, Harvath could shoot three-inch groups at six hundred yards.



LOL..... WOW, 3" groups at 600 yards witha short barreled M4 stealth this guy must be some sort of secret Squirrel Ninja SEAL Recon Sniper.... (I know its fiction, but WOW that is far fetched)




No more far fetched than the shooting in Unintended Consequences.

And since this is Texas.......well you know...

Link Posted: 7/6/2008 2:23:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 2:23:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/6/2008 2:24:40 PM EDT by IAMLEGEND]

Originally Posted By Zhukov:

Originally Posted By IAMLEGEND:
Does it really say "ComM4" or did you do that typing it out?



My bad - it's a typo.


Glad I checked before busting out the "all the gear, no idear" line.


Easy to understand when transcribing for an internet post. Pretty much unforgivable in a book where guns and technical aspects of guns are involved.

Link Posted: 7/6/2008 2:32:49 PM EDT
Tag so I can remember the name of the book.
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 2:38:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 2:46:28 PM EDT
so mark, are you changing your name to BB-Q?
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 3:14:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RIA45ACP:

Originally Posted By HMHAMMER:

Harvath reached over and took down his custom built, short-barreled LaRue M4 "stealth" tactical rifle. It looked like an ordinary door-kicker weapon, but was anything but. It was so incredibly accurate that with the right high-powered optics on it, Harvath could shoot three-inch groups at six hundred yards.



LOL..... WOW, 3" groups at 600 yards witha short barreled M4 stealth this guy must be some sort of secret Squirrel Ninja SEAL Recon Sniper.... (I know its fiction, but WOW that is far fetched)




If Im not mistaken I remember Larue himself posting some quite small groups shot with his uppers, maybe not that small but I remember being impressed.


Now I wasnt busting chops.. i mean 3" groups at 600 yards would be possible, with the right tools in he hands of highly trained highly motivated individuals. Even a 14.5" or an 11.5" barrell, BUT it would be few and far between.

I just noted the writing style seems a little more glitz and glam than accurate. But, when in rome.....

I am gonna get the book too, just because I own some LaRue stuff, and I am a GunKnurd.....

Link Posted: 7/6/2008 3:23:11 PM EDT
That excerpt really does sound like what you'd get if you asked a gunrag writer to pen a novel.

Lots of back-thumping and shopping lists of go-fast gear.


Saw pretty much the same thing in Unintended Consequences...
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 4:42:41 PM EDT
ok... I've looked my mount over and over and didn't see anything about living or dieing.
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 4:51:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 4:53:58 PM EDT


Larue Tactical kicks ass
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 4:55:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zhukov:

Originally Posted By DKing:
ok... I've looked my mount over and over and didn't see anything about living or dieing.


Probably only on weapons would be my guess


It's on the rail systems. I don't recall ever seeing it on any of the mounts, though.
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 4:58:17 PM EDT
UGH I passed this book up when I first saw it at Borders.

Supposedly it's got ideas in it that Glenn Beck is convinced will get Thor killed.
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 4:58:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Walkure:

Originally Posted By Zhukov:

Originally Posted By DKing:
ok... I've looked my mount over and over and didn't see anything about living or dieing.


Probably only on weapons would be my guess


It's on the rail systems. I don't recall ever seeing it on any of the mounts, though.


It's written on the threads of the battery storage caps. J/k its on their rails guys, maybe some of you should use it as an excuse to pick up a few? They make great mantelpieces all by themselves too, if you don't happen to have an AR
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 4:58:32 PM EDT
the previous thor novels are very troy heavy. I've got the new one coming my way....
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 5:04:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 5:06:55 PM EDT
I've heard of Thor before, but I've never read any of his books. I just ordered his first book from Amazon. Sounds a lot like Vince Flynn, his books are always fun to read.
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 5:15:22 PM EDT
hi books are amazing. timely. and packed with interesting details that actually mean something - like why harvath carried a troy or a larue or an HK - unlike a certain whispering TV host who just spews nonsense.

also thor's books would make WIIIIICKED movies.

but ollywood would PC them into harvath fighting new mexico minutemen bent on raising the price of gas while turning ANWR into a detainee camp for a new wave of renditions against peace loving arabs.
Link Posted: 7/7/2008 3:38:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
hi books are amazing. timely. and packed with interesting details that actually mean something - like why harvath carried a troy or a larue or an HK - unlike a certain whispering TV host who just spews nonsense.

also thor's books would make WIIIIICKED movies.

but ollywood would PC them into harvath fighting new mexico minutemen bent on raising the price of gas while turning ANWR into a detainee camp for a new wave of renditions against peace loving arabs.


Thor was a story consultant on the season of "24" I enjoyed most - the one with "Marwan" (I forget which season # it was)... IIRC he's also a member of a thinktank or at least has had his brain picked by the .gov regarding terrorism.
Link Posted: 7/7/2008 3:50:27 AM EDT
Nice

Ive got a Borders gift card kicking around ..........looks like Ive got another to add to my list
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 7:47:25 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/20/2008 10:29:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2008 10:30:39 AM EDT by cluster]
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Link Posted: 7/20/2008 10:32:39 AM EDT
Hey Mark, you need a volunteer to prove that a 3" group can be had out of a well made short upper. Hell, 1/2 MOA is not that far fetched at 600yds.

Solidly mounted optics, good ammo and a calm morning along with no coffee for breakfast, any decent Rifleman should be able to duplicate that feat. Ron
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 12:16:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 12:31:50 PM EDT
75 pages into the book now... He writes a taut thriller!

He needs to be an Arfcommer
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 2:31:55 PM EDT
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