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Posted: 3/26/2006 2:57:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 3:44:07 PM EDT by Variablebinary]
Today was my first day with the Colt 6520. We set up targets in our usual area to simulate attacks from multiple directions and killed them. Good day all in all. I will never go back to heavy barrels again except for precision weapons




My SHTF and training combo. Perfect match







Me testing the balance of my RRA Entry Tactical vs Colt 6520 shooting targets about 75 yards away. By far the Colt balanced better, and didnt tire me out as fast. The RRA is very nose heavy and wears out your support arm after a couple of minutes in the ready position. The RRA soaked up recoil better though. An extra two pounds in the nose of the carbine will do that...












Link Posted: 3/26/2006 3:06:04 PM EDT
Now THAT is a beautiful range!!!

Great pix, Variable................
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 3:07:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 3:07:31 PM EDT
Are you some sort of super-tactical Blackwater-Delta-SEAL guy in real life, or do you just dress the part? Nice shooter.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 3:11:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eddiein1984:
Are you some sort of super-tactical Blackwater-Delta-SEAL guy in real life, or do you just dress the part? Nice shooter.



I see absolutly nothing wrong with his attire...?


Nice pics!
reminds me of the High Desert here...
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 3:11:38 PM EDT
Glad you got to enjoy yur toys, and a beautiful setup you have! Colt rocks!
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 3:16:41 PM EDT
OT, but what kind of vest are you wearing?
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 3:37:18 PM EDT
It's about damn time you bought a Colt!
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 3:38:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 3:46:44 PM EDT by Variablebinary]

Originally Posted By sic_ness:
OT, but what kind of vest are you wearing?



It's by Leapers. Model PVC-V547ET Woodland Digital Camo, with matching thigh rig PVC-H178E
Woodland Digital Camo. Very comfortable and durable. It's a sleeper. Most people automatically go with blackhawk stuff, but I personally prefer the leapers gear, and this model vest can be worn in all seasons. You get much more for the money as well





links for info:
www.leapers.com/pages/tactical%20armor/utg.htm
www.leapers.com/pages/tactical%20armor/utg.htm



Originally Posted By Bradd_D:
It's about damn time you bought a Colt!



True. Worth every penny. I couldnt be happier
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 3:47:32 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 3/26/2006 4:16:18 PM EDT
Very nice range.

I wish there were more choices in lightweight barrels . The 6520 should serve well though
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 5:29:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eddiein1984:
Are you some sort of super-tactical Blackwater-Delta-SEAL guy in real life, or do you just dress the part? Nice shooter.



+1
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 5:30:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 5:40:54 PM EDT by Variablebinary]

Originally Posted By eddiein1984:
Are you some sort of super-tactical Blackwater-Delta-SEAL guy in real life, or do you just dress the part? Nice shooter.



Almost everything I do now is scenario based in a remote expansive environment. There is lots of running, stalking, crawling, going prone and all that. My gear makes that easier

The Shemagh is the most versatile thing you have carry with you. Today I used it for a scarf because it was snowing lightly and chilly. It kept my ears and nose warm. It also keeps the sun off your face, neck and head, and can be used as a gun wrap.

Camo hoody: It was cold

Vest: how else do you carry mags and ammo

Thigh rig: During speed drills I transition better from a thigh holster than a waist holster

Hydration back: Running makes you thirsty and I dont want to walk a couple of miles back to the car for a drink. Canteens are for boy scouts

Knee pads: See all those rocks on the ground, they hurt when you kneel on them


Gloves: cold outside, better grip, fingers not cut up by brush and rocks, no sore reload thumb. Carbine fiber armor on knuckles in case you need to go down swinging

During range days I'm Jeans and T-shirt guy because their is no need for high speed gear then.

Also, You'll notice I varied the camo pattern. Utah topography varies greatly as you can see from the pics. Various camo patterns allows me to stalk on more terrain when we play out "find the stalker trying to shoot the steel plate" and you dont have a Ghillie Suit.


Take a peak at this thread and see for reference on how people gear up for situations.

Pics of AR15's in Action
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 7:24:03 PM EDT
Is that 5 mile pass?

Link Posted: 3/26/2006 7:28:35 PM EDT
What type of knee pads are those?
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 7:33:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 7:36:56 PM EDT by Variablebinary]

Originally Posted By ian187:
Is that 5 mile pass?




I'm not a native Utahn so my UT geography isnt that great. I do know that we were a few miles past Ceder Fort, and then used dirt roads to find a secluded spot towards the hills
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 7:35:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By scottryan:
What type of knee pads are those?



K2. Few years old
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 7:57:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Variablebinary:

Originally Posted By ian187:
Is that 5 mile pass?




I'm not a native Utahn so my UT geography isnt that great. I do know that we were a few miles past Ceder Fort, and then used dirt roads to find a secluded spot towards the hills



Well that is 5 mile pass and restricted to OHVs only, no shooting. There are posted signs near the main parking areas.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 8:15:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 8:19:08 PM EDT by Variablebinary]

Originally Posted By ian187:

Originally Posted By Variablebinary:

Originally Posted By ian187:
Is that 5 mile pass?




I'm not a native Utahn so my UT geography isnt that great. I do know that we were a few miles past Ceder Fort, and then used dirt roads to find a secluded spot towards the hills



Well that is 5 mile pass and restricted to OHVs only, no shooting. There are posted signs near the main parking areas.



Park Ranger stopped to talk. He just said dont hang targets on the junipers, something to do with protecting the habitat, and drove off. Guess he didnt see a problem. Or maybe it wasnt 5 mile pass. Like I said my Utah geography isnt that good, and I wasnt driving

I'll bring a GPS just for your benefit in the future.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 8:20:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Variablebinary:

Originally Posted By scottryan:
What type of knee pads are those?



K2. Few years old




Where did you get them? How do they work?
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 8:31:33 PM EDT
In the desert or wide open terrain areas like that, can you set up targets without asking anyone? You arn't allowed to discharge rifles in my county unless you're at a range so I would have never thought of doing that.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 8:35:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By James_Brown:
In the desert or wide open terrain areas like that, can you set up targets without asking anyone? You arn't allowed to discharge rifles in my county unless you're at a range so I would have never thought of doing that.




Around here, on public land, you can shoot wherever you want.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 8:37:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 8:41:57 PM EDT by Variablebinary]

Originally Posted By scottryan:

Originally Posted By Variablebinary:

Originally Posted By scottryan:
What type of knee pads are those?



K2. Few years old




Where did you get them? How do they work?



Paragon sports in NYC like 4 years ago. K2 offers a similar model but mine are discontinued. They fasten with velco and pull through loops to secure them under heavy use. I tried a friends Alta Tactical knee pads but they cut off the circualation to my legs. Knee pads made for athletes never caused this problem for me, so the K2's is what I've stuck with. They're comfortable for long periods

www.paragonsports.com/

These might be the current version of mine:

www.k2skates.com/product/accessory.asp?productid=38



Originally Posted By James_Brown:
In the desert or wide open terrain areas like that, can you set up targets without asking anyone? You arn't allowed to discharge rifles in my county unless you're at a range so I would have never thought of doing that.



Some places yes but not all. And it depends on what rangers are on duty. Some are strict and some talk guns with you. And you live too close to NYC
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 8:39:10 PM EDT
Nice setup. What's the make on those gloves?
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 8:43:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Variablebinary:

I'll bring a GPS just for your benefit in the future.



How about for the benefit of the people who ride OHV's out there? You know, the people who left all of those tires tracks on every trail in the pictures you posted.

Link Posted: 3/26/2006 8:46:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 9:05:22 PM EDT by Variablebinary]

Originally Posted By Soviet:
Nice setup. What's the make on those gloves?



Italian company called Acerbis. If I wasnt so lazy I'd dye all the white portions black. One day I'll get around to it. Hopefully SHTF doesnt happen first

www.acerbis.it/
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 9:02:28 PM EDT
Great pics, It sounds like the Colt worked like a dream
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 10:43:56 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 3/27/2006 4:31:31 AM EDT
Man, I wish there were ranges like that in Wisconsin! Nice firearms!
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