Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sproing. Do not like.

Me, holding an AR - & despite how I look in the photo, I am not really a demented maniac.

21 comments:

Old NFO said...

That is an unfortunate pic Breda, the AR was NOT adjusted correctly for you.

WV- plastc (and now the plastic smile...)

Fred said...

According to my drill sergeant back in basic I made a pretty funny face and gave my rifle a weird look the first time I fired an M16. He asked what's wrong and I just said something along the lines of: "Nothing, I'm just used to my old Winchester, so this one makes funny noises."

Needless to say, I've since gotten over it.

John B said...

I always loved the AR 10.
I just couldn't afford one.
I currently want a 505 Gibbs.
Just in case I happen across a water buffalo or elephant.

I'll chip in for Breda a Garand if everyone else will.

Dan said...

Huh, I thought I was the only one who hated that 'sproing,' never heard any mention of it up 'til now. Thankfully my AR-10 doesn't do that or else I'd probably never shoot the thing.

Mad Saint Jack said...

Breda, you need to give my Ruger PC 9 a try. It feel like a 10/22 but makes 9mm holes.

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Tam said...

I got used to it sounding like a screen door slamming with every shot.

ZerCool said...

I still haven't figured out why some AR's sproing and some don't. My A2 setup doesn't. At all.

Mike W. said...

my .22 AR doesn't sproing I dont think.

Buckshot said...

Breda,

If you ever get down this way I will turn you on to the ORIGINAL gas piston AR, the AR-180. No sproing at all.

I still think you guys need to get your papers together and get what you need done and go get you and Mike each a Garand.

You are practically living at the CMP North Store, compared to how far many people drive to get there!

I can ONLY post if I go and sign up to Google AGAIN each time I want to post. Wish I could find a way to contact them, but they don't seem to want to be contacted.

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Roadkill said...

I agree, Breda. The sproing weirds me out too.

Lissa said...

What's wrong with the AR?? It was so nice to me down in Texas!!

Jay G said...

That's the sproing of freedom!

And if *anyone* looks demented, I would posit it was other members of your party at the NRA con... ;)

Mike W. said...

Speak for yourself Jay.

Jay G said...

I was...

Geodkyt said...

The fear of teh SPROING passes -- and you even learn to use it to tell the bolt has locked back on an empty magazine by the difference in sound.

But it is a silly sound, distracting at first.

elmo iscariot said...

FWIW, my fiancee thinks you look like Kaylee from Firefly in that photo. ;)

geekWithA.45 said...

>>I am not really a demented maniac.

Yeah, sure, that's what they all say. Later on there's running and screaming.

:)

ASM826 said...

Holding an AR-15, especially an unloaded display model, does not make anyone look like a demented maniac. As JayG noted, looking like a demented maniac is a burden to be worn with good humor, and requires no props.

dr mac said...

You look like a Zombie Killer to me.

sobriant74 said...

I must admit I prefer my piston guns, or even my Mini 14 over the one AR I own. Try a LWRC or RobArm's XCR, they dont make funny noises and both of them came in a grey color so they arent even true "black" rifles. I mean, who looks demented with a light grey rifle? lol