Saturday, December 22, 2007

today I made Sarah Brady cry.


I shot an AR-15. A big black scary assault rifle. With a barrel shroud. Converted to shoot .22 LR, it has tricky little peep sights, a pistol grip, a collapsible stock...and a big magazine. 30 rounds of fun!

I think my cheeks hurt from grinning.

13 comments:

Jonathan said...
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BobG said...

Fun, aren't they? You should have seen me grin some years ago when I got to fire a Thompson on full auto.

Jonathan said...
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comatus said...

Google "Small Arms Firing School."
Your government will subsidize you learning to fire the real M-16 Air Force Target Rifle, with a real military instructor, at the site of the National Matches, which is less than two hours away. Nice way to spend a day, and you meet the nicest people there.

Arsmcor/Ruco had an M-1600, a Squires-Bingham action pimped up to look just like an M-16, that sold for $79.95 off the rack. From five feet away, it'll spook the rangemaster, and since it's designed as a .22, it has a faster lock time in semi-auto than the Stoner. Easier to clean, too. That was my son's first rifle

Turk Turon said...

AR-15s are WAY cool, 'cause if you've got two lowers and three uppers, you've got six different rifles.

Anonymous said...

Anybody know what kind of scope that is on top?

Ride Fast said...

w00t! Anyone who can make Sarah Brady cry is my kind of people. Glad you had fun.

red said...

Be careful, black rifles are very contagious!

The wife and I spent a Saturday shooting my friend's AR. Within a month we had started our AR build.

J.R.Shirley said...

Well, not actually an assault rifle (not selective fire), but still pretty cool. :-)

DirtCrashr said...

Barrel Shroud!! Barrel Shroud!!Barrel Shroud!! Aren't they fun with that boingy noise the buffer makes?!

Mike W. said...

I know someone makes a drop-in .22 conversion for the AR. I'm seriously considering it due to the price of .223 / 5.56.

Who is..... Carteach0? said...

In honor of your offense, I did the same today.

Only.. it was an AR180b with an Eotech, in 5.56.

Better get Sarah a bigger bucket to cry into.

jeffreyquick said...

In .22 LR yet! That's so touchingly....PERSONAL for Sarah.