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Posted: 12/22/2005 3:49:51 PM EDT
I had the good fortune to be a total slacker yesterday, burn a vacation day and spend much of that time at TCGC.

We've spent a lot of time in the past two months talking about the perception of the Black Rifle at TCGC and the issue of Muzzle Brakes.

I did have a chance to hang out with Senior Range Safty Officer, Mike Dreske. Mke's a Korean War vetran and had never shot an AR15 before. So shooting from bench 21 (in front of the wood stove) I asked Mike if he'd like to take my LMT M4 / Aimpoint for a trip around the block.

It was his first time with red dot optics and the AR15 platform. Mike did well - put 3 rounds into 2" at 100M.

The issue of Muzzle Brakes, Flash Hiders never came up. He was professional and polite. A real good guy. While I was trying to be a good will ambassador for our favorite rifle, at a minimum, it seems the rules are not consistently enforced.

You may be asking yourselves - how did you shoot DT? [Come on - ask] Well - it is my rifle.

5 round group - 100M


LMT M4
16" barrel
SOPMOD Stock
LaRue 7.0
AimPoint ML2
Federal Red Box
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 4:14:55 PM EDT
what's up with that lonely one off to the left there.......

Nice! Good to hear you spreading BRD around! ( oh ya, but piss on you for having a day off to do so... ) <-jealousy.......
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 4:38:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Unka-Boo:
what's up with that lonely one off to the left there.......



The evil side of me was tempted to press the zoom button and call it a 4 shot group.

As for that Paid Time Off, I'll resist the urge to tell you that Freightliner is shut down from the 22nd to the 2nd - I opted to throw a few extra days into the mix and make it an even 2 weeks.

Damn you extra vacation time! Damn you!
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 4:40:45 PM EDT
If I can stick it out 1 more week, I get more vacation!!! Problem is it'll only be 2 weeks......stupid date of hire.....Feb. will be 10yrs for me, but my date of hire means I gotta wait till next before I get 4 weeks

Unless I find my dream job.................
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:28:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 9:23:28 PM EDT
I had the good fortune to be a total slacker yesterday, burn a vacation day and spend much of that time at TCGC.

We've spent a lot of time in the past two months talking about the perception of the Black Rifle at TCGC and the issue of Muzzle Brakes.

I did have a chance to hang out with Senior Range Safty Officer, Mike Dreske. Mke's a Korean War vetran and had never shot an AR15 before. So shooting from bench 21 (in front of the wood stove) I asked Mike if he'd like to take my LMT M4 / Aimpoint for a trip around the block.

It was his first time with red dot optics and the AR15 platform. Mike did well - put 3 rounds into 2" at 100M.

The issue of Muzzle Brakes, Flash Hiders never came up. He was professional and polite. A real good guy. While I was trying to be a good will ambassador for our favorite rifle, at a minimum, it seems the rules are not consistently enforced.


I don't know if Mike D. wrote last month's article or not, but I've been rubbing elbows
with Mike D. for about 5 years. In that time, we have become friends. I've never
heard him say a word about anybody's evil black rifles. He doesn't stand for any safety
violations but is far from a range nazi. He's a good guy. Jeez, I have seen plenty of hunting rifles with muzzle breaks that are louder than ever.

Anybody know what precibitated last month's article?

My $0.02 worth,

Spambo
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 11:55:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By spambo:
I don't know if Mike D. wrote last month's article or not, but I've been rubbing elbows
with Mike D. for about 5 years. In that time, we have become friends. I've never
heard him say a word about anybody's evil black rifles. He doesn't stand for any safety
violations but is far from a range nazi. He's a good guy. Jeez, I have seen plenty of hunting rifles with muzzle breaks that are louder than ever.
Spambo



+1 Mike's a good guy. Clearly more comfortable with a Garand than AR15, but not a word.

In fact, his shooting from Bench 21, tells me it's much to do about nothing. More of a guideline than a rule.


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