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    • Gun control, emotions, and morality

      3 years ago

      Cutlasslord

      I know this journal is going to be unpopular but as anyone can see, I am a supporter of 2nd amendment rights as well as an owner of a variety of firearms, all 100% legal. I collect them as a hobby, hunt with them, and I take my friends and family out to target practice. I've been shooting with careful adult supervision since I was three. As an adult myself now, I have never committed a crime with my guns, have never shot anyone on purpose or accident, nor have I allowed anyone shooting my guns to do anything unsafe with them. I am committed to firearm safety. Please, regardless of your opinion on the matter of gun control, please read this with an open mind. Genuine honest discussion is what this country needs right now. Not people tearing their fellow countrymen down simply for disagreeing.

      My sympathies go out to the families and friends of those who lost loved ones in Newtown.

      Human life is precious. Once a life is taken, the act cannot be undone. It is final. I believe this to be the case in many areas (which strays into other topics I shall avoid for the moment). Firearms are merely a tool in the hands of their wielder. Good people can do great things with them. They can be used to bring a father and son together through a common hobby such as hunting, competitive shooting, provide peace of mind for their family, or simply back yard plinking. Bad people can do horrendous things with them. Murder is the first thing that comes to mind for many people. The issue here isn't the gun though. Bad people are bad. Simple as that. They will do bad things no matter what. They have no regard for the law or for the well being of others. They will cause harm to other people regardless of the means they must use to accomplish it. There are also mentally ill people who unfortunately do not get the medical attention they need. Most mentally ill people are not violent. On occasion though some are and again, there is nothing preventative to stop a violent broken mind from completing their misguided mission of causing harm.

      Part of the issue I see if the devaluation of human life. Video games and movies have ratings for a reason. Parents need to follow them. You see constantly where parents have bought their children violent games or taken them to violent movies. Children are impressionable. That is why those game and movie ratings exist. To shield young impressionable minds from situations and content that could be adverse. Children should not be allowed to play violent games like Call of Duty or watch violent R rated movies. Parents need to quit being "Mom the best friend" and actually do what's right for their child regardless of the child's desires. It is not in your child's best interests to allow them to interactively take part in violent content! Its a fact. Teach your child the value of a human life. Make sure they know at an early age that once a life is taken, it is gone forever. People who truly value another person's life cannot take that life. Those school children in Connecticut didn't deserve to be gunned down. The broken mind that went after them armed with a gun didn't value them for whatever reason. He didn't care that those precious young lives would be lost forever or those of the brave teachers who sacrificed themselves to save their students. They are true heros. Victoria Soto understood the value of the lives of her students and did the right thing knowing full well the cost. She is a real hero.

      We have been down the assault weapon ban in the past. We have banned the import of such weapons since 1989. To this day all semi-automatic military style arms sold to US citizens must be produced in the US however foreign parts kits are legal to be assembled here with a certain percentage of their parts being produced here. In any case, that cut down drastically on the volume of assault weapons on the market in the US. Since then, there has been a 1994 assault weapons ban which prevented the sale of any rifle with the features of a military grade firearm. No bayonet lug, no pistol grip, no flash hider, and no grenade launcher which is not applicable to civilians anyways. This 1994 ban saw absolutely no change in the amount of violent gun related crimes. In fact since this ban was repealed in 2004, violent gun crime has decreased.

      It is a fact, there are those in power in this country who simply hate guns. Its understandable. Guns are popularized in violent movies and games, highlighted on the news when they are used by criminals, and as such are misunderstood by a large portion of people. Then after a tragedy like what has happened in Newtown, there is a lot of emotion surrounding the issue of gun control and I completely understand why. Its awful what happened. The last thing we need to do is crumple up the Constitution and trample on rights though. Statistic prove gun control doesn't reduce crime in general or murder specifically. We need to all step back from the emotions surrounding this tragedy and take a calm and reasonable approach to the issues at hand.

      The issue of morality is at the forefront to me. We live in a society where violence is glorified and in large, children are allowed to witness this by their parents. The value of life itself is in question with issues like abortions. It is a life and it is important. We live in a society that accepts poor, non-violent behavior as "entertainment". Look at people like Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, and some of the garbage on reality TV these days. Where is the accountability and the shame? As a society we need to seriously reconsider our values.

      I've hit the limit of what can fit in a journal... The rest of my thoughts are in the first comment.

    • Sayonara Sig Sauer, Konnichiwa Kimber

      4 years ago

      Cutlasslord

      So the Sig Sauer 1911 Scorpion I got was a total hunkajunk. Unreliable as hell, not impressively accurate. I coulda just had a bad one. Dunno that they're all junk but that one was awful. So I traded it on a Kimber Warrior. The Sig had a lot more features I liked than this Kimber BUT I've not seen a bad Kimber is a very, very long time. At the very least, the Kimber Warrior has a railed frame and is far more standardized than the Sig was so even if it does suck, I'll easily be able to build a custom gun from its slide and frame. Wish the Sig had worked out. Unfortunately it didn't measure up to the standard one expects of a modern 1911 so it got the boot. Anyways, here's some more gun porn!

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      The second picture shows it as I purchased it. The first picture shows it next to my full custom airsoft 1911 with the grips traded between the two. For those who didn't catch it, the black one is real steel and the silver one an airsoft replica. I included that picture just for reference since several people here have seen my airsoft Kimber (some in person and many in pictures) before.

    • New 1911

      4 years ago

      Cutlasslord

      I finally bought a 1911! Its been way too long coming but hopefully is well worth the wait. I had been trying to decide between a Kimber Warrior, a Springfield Armory Loaded Operator, and a Sig Sauer 1911 Scorpion. They all have a similar feature set and vary in price from ~$1100 to ~$1400. I've shot tons of series II Kimbers and have really been impressed with every one I've shot. They always seem to be a good value out of the box. Springfield is a brand that is very dear to me. I've been a long time fan of their M1As which I own one of. Their reputation for factory 1911s is extremely high. Sig Sauer is one of those brands that people have come to know and trust with their P-Series handguns and 55x series rifles. They are in my opinion at least the underdog when it comes to 1911s and I wanted to hold one in my hands before settling on it. With Sig being the underdog in the 1911 market, the Scorpion is the lowest priced of the pistols I was considering as well as the most feature rich.

      There's a gun shop in Atwood which is about 30 miles north of me that listed a Sig 1911 Scorpion in stock on their website. So I drove up to take a look at it. I was immediately impressed with the quality of the Cerakote finish on the firearm. It was as if the stainless steel frame and slide were naturally that color. The Cerakoting is done inside and out on the frame and slide and Sig offers a full lifetime warranty on the coating offering to re-coat it at any time should it wear. To me it seemed like Sig was trying to prove themselves with this gun. Its tolerances are very tight, I'd say easily equal to that of the Kimber. It came with night sights installed as well G10 grips and back strap that both work together to form a very convenient mag well to speed up reloads. It is able to use standard 7 round mags but came with 2x 8 round stainless steel mags with polymer floor plates. Its got a threaded barrel which is rifled clear to the end making it more of a 5.5 inch 1911 rather than the standard 5 inch. I doubt I'll ever put a silencer on it but its nice to have the option. And finally, its got a railed frame and its not like that retard Glock style rail. Its an actual 1913 rail. I could put any standard optic, vertical grip, laser, flash light, etc down there. I think I'll just settle for a flash light since anything else would be stupid! Anyways, enough babble from me. Here's a pic:
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    • Finally!!!

      4 years ago

      Cutlasslord

      So here it is, my mostly finished airsoft version of the historic HK11E general purpose medium machine gun. Its taken me a long time but its finally done. Its the first airsoft gun I've ever built from scratch. The parts are mostly G&G, actual HK or something I built myself. Parts that I've either built or modified include, reinforcing the receiver, modifying an airsoft G3 backplate to accept a real steel Heckler and Koch stock, and a custom proper length 450mm bull style outer barrel. I still need to finish up making a 1200m HK diopter sight but it is to spec to use a standard drum style HK diopter as well. Anyways, all the fabrication work is finally done on this gun. I just have a handful of loose ends to tie up and it'll be 100% ready to field (assuming it shoots lol). I've spent a lotta time on this build making sure everything is as close to proper HK specs as is humanly possibly. The only thing this gun is lacking to be 100% to HK11E specs is a barrel shroud which you can see here is a $2800 part and simply isn't feasible. Not to mention if I did get the proper shroud, I'd still have to chop it up to make it fit an airsoft gun anyways and I'm not going to do that. I may build one someday but it is as faithful a recreation as is possible without spending a few grand on the build. Anyways, enough babbling. Here's some pics:

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      Reinforced receiver:
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    • Life and stuff

      4 years ago

      Cutlasslord

      Well, this last weekend sucked balls. I spent all of Saturday and Sunday moving/arranging junk into my apartment. A bunch of big heavy ass desks, 5 in total, a love seat, and a washer and dryer. It sure is nice to actually be able to do laundry without having to go to a laundromat though. So anyways, I've got a lotta organizing stuff to do yet.

      So airsoft stuff... I have been doing a lotta work on my EBR build. Its starting to really come together. There is mostly just some finishing metal work left on it, tweaking the FPS down to a reasonable level, painting a few last parts. I had a custom thread adapter made that converts the castle nut thread (thread that holds on the front sight and flash hider assembly) to 14mm- so I can attach standard mock silencers. I then had to modify an Angel Custom SEI Vortex style flash hider. It has designed to slide over the end of a barrel before threading (Tokyo Marui M14 style) so I had to lop off the rear portion of the flash hider to get it to thread on my adapter. Then it was too thick to fit inside the quick detach G&P M14 mock silencer. So I had to sand it down and then still had to smash the crap outta it with a 16 oz. ball peen until it slid in far enough to latch properly. So finally I got the parts all to work together so my G&G M14 EBR has a silencer which in itself is a rarity and cannot be done without machining parts. Anyways, the gun is 55 inches long now with the stock set to my preference when I'm not wearing body armor. Here's a pic of it mocked up in the EBR stock:

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      Also an exploded version with the full length barrel next to the silencer for size comparison

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      Building the internals was another challenge. G&G M14s use a proprietary cylinder head which is a standard bore. A full length cylinder on it is quite sufficient for a standard 509mm tight bore which is what's included in a full length M14 from G&G. In order to run a 715mm tight bore, I needed a bore up kit. Seeing as how G&G doesn't use a standard cylinder head and doesn't produce their own bore up kit, I was forced to build my own. The M14 cylinder head is based on a heavily modified P90 cylinder head. It has a longer air nozzle stem and is slightly shorter in over all length on the actual cylinder head itself and uses an air nozzle for an AUG. Well, getting the bore up AUG air nozzle isn't a trick. I managed to find a Modify bore up cylinder head for a P90. I had to have it special ordered from Hong Kong as they were the only place I could find anywhere that even could order one. So yesterday (7/16/2012) I finally received the P90 bore up parts and went to the machine shop to get them modified to fit the G&G M14's gearbox. Here's the results (still rough after machining). The grey one is a G&G M14 stainless cylinder head (non bore up) and the red anodized one is the Modify P90 bore up one:

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      So the gun is fully functioning now. It's running a Lonex 715mm tight bore, Modify torque up gears, a modified Modify P90 bore up cylinder head, Modify bore up piston and full bore up cylinder, PDI 185 spring (which is gonna get downgraded for FPS reasons) a Lonex CA M14 hop up, Madbull 65° bucking, PCS concave spacer, and some other stuff I'm probably forgetting... Anyways, Its shooting between 398 and 401 fps with Matrix .25s (about 447 fps with .2s) which is a bit hotter than I wanted. I'm going to bump it down to an M110 spring and see if I can't get it down to 420 fps with .2s just so its full auto legal.

    • Three months in...

      4 years ago

      Cutlasslord

      So I've been working here at the hospital for three months now... Its going well I suppose. There's some management issues... Mostly a complete lack of it in our department. Oh well... IT is a fairly autonomous job anyways. If you're not a self starter in this line of work, you don't last long.

      I'm all moved in my apartment. Still need to get a washer and drier... Its nice having my some space to myself. I do wish I actually owned it and had a garage. I really wanna get some tools so I can work on stuff easier and maybe even a hobby sized mill so I can actually build some parts on my own for airsoft and other projects.

      Speaking of airsoft, for those that haven't seen, I'm working on quite possibly the most absurd airsoft build ever. Its based on yet another G&G M14 just this time the full barreled EBR model. I'm shooting for a 715mm tight bore barrel which itself is almost the length of an M4A1 with the stock collapsed. Anyways, this gun will end up being around 60 inches long and will likely weigh somewhere over 15 pounds. I'm having a custom thread adapter built to allow me to attach a silencer over where the castle nut normally secures the front sight assembly to the end of the barrel. I'm also going to have to heavily modify the flash hider to attach the silencer and then build a one off bore up kit as the G&G M14 uses a proprietary cylinder head and NOBODY on earth makes a bore up kit for one. Assuming I can get all this fabrication done, it should be one of the most spectacular airsoft DMRs ever built. I'll post an update on it once I get more work done on it. Hopefully it'll be soon :) Here's a pic to hold people over until its done.

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    • Got a job!

      4 years ago

      Cutlasslord

      Hey everyone... I finally got a job. Its more hospital IT computer geek work. Not sure yet exactly when I'll start but hopefully very soon. I've gotta get housing lined up first then there will be the ever lovely piss test, TB skin test, physical-ish thing where you lift a bunch of stupid boxes to prove you aren't broken, paperwork and orientation. Oh... and moving. Yuck. Anyways, I'll probably post another journal later once I get moved into where ever I move to and get started working.

    • Another airsoft build

      4 years ago

      Cutlasslord

      I've got an airsoft AK-47 I built some time ago that's been one of my staple guns. In its most recent form it sports over 45 rounds per second at 428 fps using a mixture of Modify, Guarder,Systema, and some custom machined parts in the gear box and a 650mm Prometheus tight bore barrel. Needless to say, its epic. So recently I've been seeing some AKs with perforated metal heat shrouds over the gas tube. Kinda thought it would be a cool look for my airsoft AK and decided this evening to start building one from scratch. Its a fairly simple piece to build but using as common of tools as I could find along with making it from salvaged sheet steel from an old PC power supply, I set out to build one in a similar manner to how a middle eastern terrorist would build one for his real steel counterpart. So after cutting myself a few times on unfinished metal, here's the results thus far:

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      Still got some work to do to finish fitting it properly then sand, prime and paint it to have a decent finish. I'll post some more pics later when its complete. Also, sorry the pics blow. The only camera I have at the moment is an iPod.

    • Venting

      4 years ago

      Cutlasslord

      PREFACE: I'm going to apologize ahead of time for the wall of text but this needs to be said. It is not pointed at any one in particular but at a whole society and culture. If you are offended by anything I have said in this post, you are a piece of shit and you seriously need to reconsider some things.

      Online gaming is being ruined and our society as well as game developers seem to find it acceptable. The amount of modding, cheating, and general assholery in online multiplayer is just out of hand. I've been a Call Of Duty fan for a very long time. I had vowed never to buy Black Ops because of how horrible COD multiplayer had become and bought it eventually anyways to play with a friend before he went off to Marine boot camp. It was so horrible. The game devs had put so much illegitimate garbage in the game like dual wielding shotguns and SMGs, remote control C4 cars, all these ridiculous perks, and massively overpowered weapons that the game was nearly unplayable. Battlefield has long been the anti-COD. Bad Company 2 was in my opinion one of the greatest games ever as far as online multiplayer goes. No prone so no drop shotting, with the exception of the AS VAL, all the weapons were well balanced as were the classes. Now in Battlefield 3, much of what was good about Battlefield is gone and it has become nothing more than another COD wannabe. Real life garbage weapons like the FAMAS and F2000 are massively overpowered because some armchair warrior game programmer likes them better, USAS-12 with frags is beyond insanely overpowered despite the fact that the game claims frags are the weakest shotgun round, and despite the game being a FIRST PERSON SHOOTER, I get blown up more than I get shot.

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      ^^ this doesn't make you good. It makes you a retard and its because of people like this that I refuse to purchase any more COD games.

      Now to the part that really chaps my ass. PEOPLE... There is so much modding, IE aim modding, health modding, wall hacking, etc. It's uncalled for and it ruins gameplay for everyone else. Part of the point of multiplayer is to pit skill vs skill on an even playing ground and let the best gamer come out on top. If you cannot handle this concept, don't play. Its simple. Don't ruin something for someone else because you are a miserable shit that cannot come to grips with the fact that you suck. Also, things like riding a MAV out of the map or any other in game exploit is CHEATING and is wrong. Just because you can do something doesn't mean that its right or that you should do it. I personally report every single person, even team mates, who I see using any in game exploit. Another point, using overpowered weapons like the FAMAS in BF3 or the USAS-12 frag is illegitimate and talentless. Just because you can get 38 stars with one doesn't mean you are good or skilled. It means that you can unfairly take advantage of poor game balancing and you have no life outside of being a bitch online. Furthermore, NO ONE is entitled to cheat. "r u mad bro" is not funny or cute and certainly nobody likes you for thinking this way. Ruining a game which other people enjoy because you are an insecure little douchebag does not make you cool or make anyone like you more. I find it amazing that grown people can find it so amusing to be a dick on the internet to cover their own insecurities. Society is broken if people think this behavior is acceptable. Things need to change badly. Gaming should be an enjoyable activity. I game with my friends because we have fun doing it. Modding, cheating, and generally being a dick because you can isn't fun. Its a sign of a miserable existence and calls for some introspection.

      Anyways, I'm done venting. Hope some people agree. I'm personally getting tired of turning on my xbox only to get douche bagged to death repeatedly and getting angry instead of having a good time gaming with my friends. That's the point I want to get across.

  • Comments (4481)

    • phoenixlord

      3 years ago

      This bullshit is why I'm not buying an Xbox One.

    • phoenixlord

      3 years ago

      Okay, so I looked at the current new specs for all the rebalancing of BS's and Navy BC's. The abbadon is going to get nerfed by 1% resistances to all levels and that's the only change. Though they are changing the large energy turrets to have -10% cap need for large pulses, -20% cap need for large beams, and -10% powergrid need for large beams. Additionally, the Armageddon is turning into a giant drone boat, losing 2 turrets and gaining 5 launcher points (and losing 1 high and 1 low slots while gaining 1 mid). Though I saw the stats for the Navy Drake and it is Bitchin! It's going to be epic along with the new Brutix, and the new Hurricane got a slight boost so it will be pretty good too. The Harbinger is going to suffer the most by a lot.

      • Cutlasslord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Well, kinda the thing with tiericide is all the battleships are being brought to a middle ground. The Abaddon is being made slightly worse (but large lasers better) and the rest of the BSs are being brought up to match it. I think there's several ships that are going to be hurt like the Dominix and Armageddon (damage wise). The navy harb I think will still be good but its going to be pvp focused and will require a cap booster. that's why its gaining the med slot. I expect BS wise though, the best BSs post balance will be the hyperion and possibly the flying trash can (typhoon)

    • phoenixlord

      3 years ago

      Looky what I found!

      • phoenixlord

        3 years ago

        Lol, do want!

      • Cutlasslord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Check this out

    • phoenixlord

      3 years ago

      OMG do want!!!

      • phoenixlord

        3 years ago

        lol yeah.

      • Cutlasslord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        If its had all the electricals redone and the engine/transmission/axles/brakes replaced with those from a Porsche 911 Turbo, I'd take it as well :)

    • phoenixlord

      3 years ago

      Just saw this and thought of squad awesome.
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    • phoenixlord

      3 years ago

      This is awesome. I had lot of fun with this.

      • Cutlasslord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Hmm that's kinda cool. That could be a useful tool too. Fractal generation is kinda neat!

    • phoenixlord

      4 years ago

      This will make you giggle.

      • phoenixlord

        4 years ago

        lol, no kidding. That thing really is a flying tank. Definitely the equivalent of a land shark.

      • Cutlasslord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        teehehe its so true though. And I've gotta say they did a good job. Its one of the most durable aircraft ever built. Although it is lacking in the trust department. It needs to be able to overcome the recoil from its own gun. Just think if they put the gun facing the other way how fast it could go :P

    • phoenixlord

      4 years ago

      ROFL

      • phoenixlord

        4 years ago

        Yup. And not a stuck-up bitch either.

      • Cutlasslord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        True. Hot, and not retarded, and has more personality than a wet sponge (and not taken) is really hard to find...

      • phoenixlord

        4 years ago

        lol I've seen that one before. I was face palming the entire time. I honestly couldn't be with someone that dumb, no matter how hot they were. I do have some standards lol.

      • Cutlasslord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Gotta love blondes...

      • phoenixlord

        4 years ago

        LOL so true.

      • Cutlasslord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Lol stupid mortals. They always forget to turn off clipping!

    • phoenixlord

      4 years ago

      I found a ton of awesome patches.

      Perfect one for Matt. And Another

      This would be better if it was a 1911 instead of a sig.

      This made me giggle.

      Lol

      Here's a link to an easy team patch. And another.

      Anyway, I just ordered about $50 worth of patches and name tapes. :P

      • phoenixlord

        4 years ago

        ZOMG, lol. A million lbs of awesome.

      • Cutlasslord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Do want!!!

    • phoenixlord

      4 years ago

      Does this properly sum up guilds in Eve?

      • Cutlasslord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        lol it just depends on the corp and the jerkoffs running it. Some places are a lot more chill and don't go through all that. Some places got ripped off once a long time ago and are still butthurt years later over it so they punish everyone trying to join.

    • phoenixlord

      4 years ago

      What would you say would be the best 5 autoloader shotguns?

      • phoenixlord

        4 years ago

        Very nice! There should also be crossed EBRs in the background lol.

      • Cutlasslord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        err... where did my first post go? Anyways, here's the other submission. Its loosely based on the BF3 ace squad medal:

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        I know there's a gap on the lightning bolt... Its fixed but photobucket is gay.

      • Cutlasslord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Also made this one... might want to consider it too

      • Cutlasslord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        M14EBR.jpg?t=1340552114

      • Cutlasslord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        It is literally the stupidest gun accessory I've ever seen. And that's counting over the barrel grenades that you literally shoot to launch. I couldn't believe it when I saw that. I'd love to see it on a gun just to see how dumb it would look!

      • phoenixlord

        4 years ago

        ROFL. I don't even understand how you could put anything else on there. It would also look 10,000% retarded, not cool.

      • Cutlasslord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        LOL Doc musta gotten a job designing gun accessories for the chinese.

      • Cutlasslord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Well, I ordered a bunch of airsoft stuff. Decided to forgo the M24 springer for now and focus on the M14 EBR build and get some stuff to fix up my Kimber some. I got some o-rings for my mags and a new barrel bushing for it. I'd actually used that 1911 enough that the barrel bushing was completely shot and all my o-rings had frozen and cracked (not really that big of an accomplishment but the barrel bushing is lol). I'm gonna set the EBR up mostly as a DMR. I got that rifled barrel for it and I'll slap on a tasco 3-9x40 scope I have laying around along with my harris bipod. I'll throw in some of my surviving M14 parts (hopup, cylinder, maybe motor) Also got a decent 11.1v 2400 mah lipo and balancer/charger and a good chronograph. Only thing left once it gets here is to see if I remember how to be an airsoftsmith lol.

        Also, I dunno if you've done much rifle shooting but I've sure noticed my rifle shooting has gone to shit since I stopped airsofting regularly. Kinda curious if that actually has any correlation.

      • Cutlasslord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Ugh... listening to last.fm and the assholes keep bleeping out ass... [/rant]

        Eventually I'll be getting that Trijicon TR-24 for it (that'll basically be a variable 1-4x SUSAT reticule EOTech + FTS magnifier). It'll be a little while though. Gotta save up almost $900 for it. I just hope that craptastic Tasco World Class will actually hold zero on a .30 cal battle rifle until then. I just bought an iPhone 4S to replace my sorry super busted Samsung slider phone so that blew my spending money for a while lol. My number will be staying the same though and it'll save money in the long run paying $45 a month for a full unlimited service smart phone over going to someone like AT&T and paying an arm and a leg and a partridge in a pear tree.

        It could be the mags on your Kimber. I'd consider trying some of Wilson Combat's 47 series mags. I've always heard they work well in high end 1911s like Kimbers, Springfields, Nighthawk Tac and of course Wilson Combats. I've heard of people using 30+ year old WC #47s with very little fuss even after such a long service life. They're stainless and come in a variety of synthetic drop resistant or slim steel floor plates and in 7, 8 and 10 round configurations.

      • phoenixlord

        4 years ago

        Okay, I lied. I saw that they are HPBT. The picture I saw mislead me a lot. And I've read that it varies between .75 and 1.25 MOA.

      • phoenixlord

        4 years ago

        Well the M118LR rounds aren't hollow points, they're just the typical FMJ. My keychain is one of these rounds.

        And your rifle is meant to shoot the military round. And it was a simple failure to feed, rather than a true jam. That's what happens on my Kimber, though I'm starting to suspect it's the mags. Because my friend also has the same gun, but he has the stainless 8 round mags from Kimber, much higher quality and he hasn't had a jam, whereas mine has jammed about 8-10 times so far.

        Lol that's funny. At least its way better than putting a $2k scope on a $400 gun.

      • Cutlasslord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Yeah. Its supposed to be a really good round. I dunno how I feel about the "hollow point" part of it tbh... I think I'd personally prefer a full ballistic tip but I've read some really impressive reports on it. I've heard as good as sub-4 inch groups at 800 yards from high end R700s. It seems to be a really consistent round. I'd be interested in trying them in a full length M1A for sure.

        I got some 180 grain soft noses .308 Wins (actually Winchester made) and tried them out this last weekend. They do kick a little more than standard 150-165 grain rounds. M1As will cycle both .308 and 7.62x51 NATO just fine however mine seems to prefer the military round. In the roughly 600 rounds I've shot through mine, I've had it fail to fully cycle once and it was with a .308 Win soft nose round (quick and simple fix by slamming the bolt shut with the heel of my hand). I think the issue was mostly due to the rather mushy lead tip interfering with the feed ramps (hence my preference toward a ballistic tip). But one failure to cycle in 600 rounds with shooting a variety of .308 Win and 7.62x51 ranging from 145-180 grain rounds in FMJ to soft nose is not a bad record. If consistently firing FMJ/HPBT/ballistic tip rounds, it would likely quadruple+ that many rounds before a failure to cycle. You know, if an M16 fails to cycle, you can't just slam the bolt closed and go bang. Best case scenario you have to fully rack the charging handle and eject the failed round. Last weekend when I was shooting my M1A was entirely from a bipod in the middle of a freshly plowed field shooting into a steady 40mph south wind just getting absolutely blasted with dust and dirt. The only failure I experienced on my M1A was due to a slightly misformed lead bullet tip hanging on the feed ramp. You should have seen the amount of dust that gun was kicking up. It raised a dust cloud about 6 feet wide by 10 feet long with each shot. My cousin who is 6'4" and probably 340 pounds refused to shoot it. I think he was scared of my gun. :) I was pleased though. Shooting into 40 mph wind at 100 yards with iron sights, I was putting down 6 inch groups. I should be getting the stripper clip rail, some Leupold scope rings, my 3 new springfield 20 round mags and 200 rounds of Winchester 7.62x51 ammo in tomorrow. I'll finally have decent mags and I'll be able to mount my now $20 Tasco 4x32 scope on my now >$2k M1A lol.

      • phoenixlord

        4 years ago

        VERY nice. Once I get an M1A, I've been looking into the M118LR ammo. That's the military's .308 sniping round, and it's only just above a dollar a round.

      • Cutlasslord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        I'll put an actual sight on my M1A and I'll be able to drive tacks at 300 yards with it... They can have their useless optics with useless aimpoints on useless guns. The only way to get any accuracy out of an AR-15 is with a super long super heavy bull barrel and extraordinarily expensive ammo.

        Anyways, I went shooting this weekend as well. Got some 180 grain frangible soft noses in .308. They're still running 2600 fps lol. I set up a target trap to make the rounds actually turn to shrapnel just using an impact layer of cardboard and 6 inches behind it another piece of cardboard to catch the shrapnel. It was pretty impressive the damage it caused. This particular round still kept the lead core intact which mushroomed considerably once its copper alloy jacket separated and shredded. :) Needless to say, I've found a new home defense round lol. Its also supposed to hold an M16s point blank muzzle energy out to 400 yards from my 16.5 inch barrel!

      • phoenixlord

        4 years ago

        Yeah it's completely retarded. Though they're going to put it on their totally awesome l337 AR-15.

      • Cutlasslord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Yeah... Its just depressing to see a quality tactical supplier like EOTech contract CODitis. I honestly can't even believe that CODtards can even afford or justify blowing nearly $600 on a fucking gun sight for a gun they don't and will never own. A lot of people play bullshit retarded games like COD and never once have even laid eyes on a firearm. And I sure as shit ain't gonna spend $600 on a sight with a completely useless reticle...

      • phoenixlord

        4 years ago

        Oh I know. There are ones that have more zombie reticles. And I can't remember who (I think it's remington), but they have a whole line of zombie guns and ammo. It's so fucking stupid.

      • Cutlasslord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        OMFG... the CODness is spreading.

      • phoenixlord

        4 years ago

        I know right? That patch was freaking awesome. I literally laughed out loud for a good two minutes. And it still makes me chuckle.

        My dad has a Remington Model 11, which is the exact same thing as the Browning A5, when Browning licensed their design to Remington until 1948. The one he has is one of the last runs for that. It's a lot of fun to shoot. But yeah, I was looking into the 11-87, but I wanted to get your opinion first.

      • Cutlasslord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Ooh... That's a tough one. It really depends on your purpose.

        1. Remington 11-87 - It over the 1100 just for the longer chamber. 11-87 will load 3 inch mags. 1100 will only do 2 3/4s if I remember right. Its basically a jam happy 870 with a gas piston lol.
        2. Mossberg 930 - more or less the same as any other autoloader. Pretty standard gas piston. Solid and somewhat reliable lol.
        3. Benelli M4 - short stroke gas piston, kinda cool for upping the ROF over traditional autoloaders and is the basis for the M1014.
        4. FN SLP - pricey but awesome for an autoloader. Uses what's called an "active valve gas system" instead of a traditional gas piston. Its supposed to be more reliable than traditional autoloaders. I've fondled a few of these and they're built REALLY nicely.
        5. Saiga 12 probably from Arsenal. Autoloading AK-shotgun and the only one of the lot with a detachable box mag which makes reloading literally a snap. The reason I rate it at 5 is because it typically comes only with a cylinder bore barrel and no option for choke tubes.

        I also think the Winchester SX3 (Super X 3, named similarly to their shot shell line) deserves some consideration. If I remember, it also employs the active valve gas system similar to the FN SLP. I however shot an early SX3 and was unimpressed as I generally am with autoloaders. At a family deal, a bunch of us brought shotguns, cases upon cases of shells, and cases of clay pidgeons. Shot an M4, SX3, 930, 11-87, Browning Gold, 870, M3, 500 that day... Said screw it all with all of them and busted out a Winchester 1912 Trench shotgun from WWI and proceeded to obliterate the autoloader competition with a short barrel cylinder bore pump at the time nearly 90 years old.

        I'd also take a very serious look into the new Browning A5 (reintroduced and updated after a hiatus from production). The new A5s are coming with a 100k round/5 year warranty. Browning is all sorts of confident in it and that's something worth taking note in. If I understand right, its a recoil driven shotgun. They call it the "Kinematic Drive". There's no gas piston in it. I'd imagine its more akin to a 12 gauge full stocked 1911 than an 11-87. I've never shot one of these but would very much like to. "This gun is designed to work, come hell or high water." - Browning's website

        Also, I super want that patch you linked :)

    • phoenixlord

      4 years ago

      I saw this and laughed a lottle.

    • phoenixlord

      4 years ago

      I saw this and thought that's what you need.

    • TCXX17872A

      4 years ago

      Hey. :P

    • phoenixlord

      4 years ago

      I saw this and got really pissed off. I especially hate the description of the video.

      • phoenixlord

        4 years ago

        Lol. Sounds good. I'm hoping my stuff gets here Monday.

      • Cutlasslord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Yeah. It seems like a good one. I'm pretty sure it'll be my next buy. Probably will pick it up when I get a job as a "congrats Caleb, you're not a hobo anymore" gift :)

      • phoenixlord

        4 years ago

        That looks like a nice rifle, not just some cheap-o.

      • Cutlasslord FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        The airsoft M44 I want :)

    • phoenixlord

      4 years ago

      I dunno, I haven't tried yet, but probably a less gay version of TDM. Even if it just had humvees to get around I wouldn't mind. You cant whore a humvee for too long before someone gets pissed and hits it with two rockets. And I think you're right. When Shane, and one of my friends hosts, I'm with all lower levels (under lvl 30, usually even under 20) with one or two colonels per team.

    • phoenixlord

      4 years ago

      This is pretty much how we feel about BF3. Also, we should try infantry mode sometime.

    • phoenixlord

      4 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl6Z4bGp2uM

      Kevin in Traffic, Rambo edition.

    • phoenixlord

      5 years ago

      Maschinengewehr sniper of doom! Jeez, you'd practically have a hernia carrying that thing, let alone any spare mags.

    • phoenixlord

      5 years ago

      Oh wow. Fuck reloading!

    • phoenixlord

      5 years ago

      I think these guys got their video ideas for this and this from KSUAT, namely Doc and Wayne.

    • phoenixlord

      5 years ago

      In reply to Cutlasslord:

      Hopefully. At the moment you're not missing a whole lot. There are quite a few times that the Beta is down. And now there's a glitch to fall under the map and shoot people. But you cant move.

    • phoenixlord

      5 years ago

      Well, I was talking about how Medal of Honor should have been like BF3. The maps and feel is that of BF:BC2, but a little bit faster paced, and from the map that they have on the beta, more close quarters, but still have distance.

    • phoenixlord

      5 years ago

      I saw this and lol'd.

    • phoenixlord

      5 years ago

      Okay, so for the attachments, you have to unlock them with each gun just like CoD. Just like MoH, you can have multiple attachments. From my understanding, there are three types: Barrel, Optics, Underslung. Barrel includes having a heavy barrel, which increases accuracy, but also increases muzzle rise. Suppressors are also in that class. Then there's optics which you can go for the option for no optics for the sniper rifles. Finally there's underslung, which includes a rail (which I figure that the rail allows you to equip a masterkey or grenade launcher as a secondary weapon instead of a pistol). There's also a grip (which decreases horizontal drift when firing and can be equiped on a sniper rifle) and bipod. There's also laser sights, and tac lights, which both can be used to dazzle enemies when pointed at them, the tac light more than the laser especially in the dark. Then there's perks like sprinting faster, carrying more ammo, etc.

      I love the aiming system in this game. Snipers have scope sway, and the ACOGs and scopes on snipers reflect light. Semi-auto snipers have to be re-aimed a bit for a follow up shot so shooting fast is VERY inaccurate. Sniping now takes a LOT of skill. The same goes for the other guns, and the bipods on support weapons help immensely for accuracy. Burst firing is a must for accuracy.

      Because guns now can be loaded to be the magazine capacity +1, you carry the amount of ammo per magazine and +1 per magazine. So if you have 3 mags of 30, you carry 93 rounds spare, plus start with 31 in the gun. It's totally legit.

      Those are all the main features that I have loved that they changed, and I already told you about the health system.

    • phoenixlord

      5 years ago

      Very nice!

    • phoenixlord

      5 years ago

      CALEB!!!! Battlefield 3 will have a Team Deathmatch mode, in addition to an Infantry only mode!

    • phoenixlord

      5 years ago

      Definitely.

    • GIJooWarHero

      5 years ago

      Oh, I know. It's only an option at this point, it all depends on my AFSC and how that would translate to a civilian job, if I wanted it to.

    • GermanHalo

      5 years ago

      dang, I would never have quit

    • GIJooWarHero

      5 years ago

      I do have an Xbox, I practically live on it. I need a new computer in the future though since I might be a computer science major depending on my career in the Air Force. And I'm not going to get the GPU now, lol. I'm getting the modern GPU of today...tomorrow! (couple years from now)

      I wish I was in the business of building computers for people. It's so easy.

    • Xsonz

      5 years ago

      mon- e...

    • phoenixlord

      5 years ago

      Oh hell yes. And they give me two pairs of matching silver bracelets, a stick, a gun, a shiny badge, and a fast car. One top of lots more money than I'm making now. I'm so ready to graduate.

    • GIJooWarHero

      5 years ago

      Lol I can assemble it and get it running just fine. The parts are too damn expensive. Stupid ass GPU with a water block is 600 dollars! What the flying fuck! lol

    • GermanHalo

      5 years ago

      Man. So friggen cool. I was talking to this one guy who was an intern for a college just sitting there on the computers doing god knows what, and they liked him and hired him. All he does is sit there and make sure no ones doing illegal or stupid stuff on the campus. What a life huh?

    • Leo

      5 years ago

      You should try and meet up with RT users during your travels!

    • Leo

      5 years ago

      Oh lord. Arkansas?

    • phoenixlord

      5 years ago

      Which one is the one that would be most likely for you to get out of all the options? If it's Wichita, that would be another easy one to get them. The Nebraska one we could either meet up somewhere or have them shipped.

    • phoenixlord

      5 years ago

      If you happen to move to Arkansas or Nebraska, I'd like my airsoft guns. I've been thinking pretty seriously about learning to service them recently.

    • GermanHalo

      5 years ago

      lol yup.

    • GermanHalo

      5 years ago

      Yea I think if someone could have had experience for 20 years and no education, they would still over look them. It's all about education now. Have you tried looking at facebook? Or any of those jobs? I hear facebook is actually a really neat place to work at. But I'm sure you've had your fair share of applications.

    • GermanHalo

      5 years ago

      lol thats the spirit buddy!

    • phoenixlord

      5 years ago

      This is the L96 I was talking about.

    • phoenixlord

      5 years ago

      This video shows the field stripping of a VFC SCAR-L. It looks a hell of a lot easier than an M4 airsoft.
      Here is a picture step by step disassembly of the VFC SCAR-H, and how to remove the gearbox and all. It doesn't seem all that bad. Not nearly as bad as the M4s. Just a little reference stuff that I found.
      I found another picture reference place too here.

      These should help a little bit, but the front end of the SSR may make it a little more difficult to get to the hop-up and barrel assembly.

    • Xsonz

      5 years ago

      Or just shoehorn a ZR1 crate motor and drive it up a tree.

    • phoenixlord

      5 years ago

      Yeah, I understand. I was trying to figure out whether you were moving out here first or getting a job first.

    • Xsonz

      5 years ago

      I saw an XJS for sale the other day. The guy holding on to it told me if i was smart i wouldint buy it.
      I would have bought it if i had the money.

    • phoenixlord

      5 years ago

      Happy times here. tongue.png

      So what are your thoughts on moving so far? Tuesday we're going to go look at a place in Lee's Summit that is $615 per month, 2 bed, 1.5 bath, Water Trash Sewage paid, and will be available mid July.

    • Xsonz

      5 years ago

      Admittedly, it would be much better if i had a job.

    • phoenixlord

      5 years ago

      Well, I take that back about the M110. Read the comments on this page.

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