GoldenZephyr

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from Lafayette, IN

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    • Dudemoo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT_ON & RT_OTT admin

      4 years ago

      Congrats on being the featured user! YOU. ARE. SPECIAL!!! smiley13.gif

    • MrVash

      4 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • nurse

      7 years ago

      Omg are my eyes playing tricks on me or are you actually online?!?!

      • GoldenZephyr

        7 years ago

        Permanent Change of Address vice Station. So I just went to a sister squadron on the same flightline.

        Scamtastic: We have a cadre of civilians augmenting the Marine mechanics. 90% of my job is now done by two civilians. I just have to sign some stuff once every six months and deal with the troops.

      • nurse

        7 years ago

        What's pca?? Why scamtastic? Training unit sounds like a WHIP.

      • GoldenZephyr

        7 years ago

        PCA to the training unit on the flight line. It's scamtastic!

      • nurse

        7 years ago

        Left your unit? Are you still in Ca? Hows the new unit working out?

      • GoldenZephyr

        7 years ago

        I've been online a lot lately. Now that I've left my previous unit, I have a lot more personal time. Before, I was working so much that the little spare time I had was spent with the fam. You know how it goes...

    • nurse

      7 years ago

      So how was Hawaii?

      • GoldenZephyr

        7 years ago

        Nope.-I used to live there as a kid while my dad was in the Marines. I've been there a few times for deployments. And this was the second site survey that we went on.
        Nope.-strictly business

      • nurse

        7 years ago

        I saw a couple of pics.....will have to go check on that. Glad you had a good time! Im hoping to go back soon. Was that your first time going? Was Sherri able to come out?

      • GoldenZephyr

        7 years ago

        AWESOME! Did you see my pictures on FB? I know I was there for work but it's still Hawai'i. Legend



        ARY! smiley13.gif

    • daprophet02

      7 years ago

      I've been on the site for 5 and my thought process has me getting FU for the first time when I go to Afghanistan and won't have internet.

    • daprophet02

      7 years ago

      Happy FU Day, Gunny. party.gif

    • void165

      7 years ago

      Congrats on getting FU-ed!!

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      7 years ago

      Congrats on being today's FU!

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      7 years ago

      Happy FU Daaaay!!!

    • RTLP

      7 years ago

      Happy FU day you lucky son of a bitch!

    • jennifejz

      7 years ago

      FU!! :D

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      7 years ago

      HAPPY FU DAY!

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      7 years ago

      FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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      7 years ago

      Happy featured user day!

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      7 years ago

      Happy FU Day!

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      7 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day!

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      7 years ago

      Well hey!...

      ~ * ~ Merry FU Day!! ~ * ~

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      7 years ago

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      7 years ago

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      7 years ago

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    • _Kryptinight

      7 years ago

      Not quite yet, i think i'm just going to borrow my mom's skis for the time beeing until i find something i like.

    • p3drit0

      7 years ago

      happy vets day! i just added you on xbl - what games do you game these days? i'm getting MW3 in a few days and Halo Anniv when it comes out

    • UppityToots

      8 years ago

      Looks like you're doing pretty well yourself! Thanks, the Sir and I are thrilled about the baby. Only 8 weeks, 4 days until my due date and I am so excited about becoming a mom!

    • UppityToots

      8 years ago

      Wow, I haven't been on here in FOREVER! Bad, bad person that I am. How have you been? Quick update on me: came home from Afghanistan, finished college, got out of the Army, got my A&P license, moved to Virginia and I'm pregnant! Having a little boy, due September 14.

    • daprophet02

      8 years ago

      Thanks for the info. smiley1.gif

    • AgentHunter

      8 years ago

      Congrats on getting married dude!

    • p3drit0

      8 years ago

      cool! thanks! i'll hit him up!

      it's been way too long since i've gone shootin!

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

      8 years ago

      Actually...

      I was always taughjt to focus on the front sight, and let everything else blur.

      I am using a plain-jane gi sling, but for it to be reasonably adjusted for the other three positions, it is afu at prone

    • Megan327

      8 years ago

      Eh, you don't need sleep. That's an illusion.

    • Megan327

      8 years ago

      s'up?

    • Gael

      8 years ago

      Think I needed a dose of reality much? Haha, thanks!

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

      8 years ago

      In reply to GoldenZephyr, #108:

      In reply to GoldenZephyr, #4:

      What kind of sights do you have because the first thing that comes to mind is what in the hell are you adjusting your front sight post for!?!?


      Because I did what the video was saying, I screwed the back post up 8 clicks, right? Re-aligning the sights meant I had to re-adjust the front post.

      And I can tell your shooting position lacks the proper bone support you need. It is very unstable to have the shot pattern spread all over the black like that.


      You are right - I was not using much of a support. Sitting in a chair, using an elbow as a support. In some cases using my arm (after my elbow started to hurt). This is fine, I was not shooting for score, only for sighting - and it's good enough I can tell where I'm hitting. I expect I'll do similarly during the competition.

      Are you using a sling?


      Nope, don't have one. Debating whether or not I'll go out & buy one. I can't ssem to find any that don't have the new-style quick-connect posts, and I'd have to pull a leather one off my hunting rifle.

      You are not grouping so I wouldn't have messed with the sights.


      Actually, the "groups" are more than good enough to understand where & how I'm shooting. If from nothing more than over 30 years of off and on experience. Believe it or not. You can look at a large spread like that, and see where the "center of gravity" is. It's perfectly fine to adjust your aim against that.

      That's not in the data book I sent you. Just that in grained knowledge beat into me from the PMI's. To give you an idea, at 200yds, ALL the shots should be well within the 10-ring. Specially at a bench rest. It should probably be all in the X-ring. And yes, with iron sights.


      Well, I was not using a true bench-rest, like I said. It might be a bit more interesting to see what would've happened if I'd set up sand bags & whatnot, but I was pressed for time - I only had 2 or so hours to get it all done, and while that seems like a long time, walking back & forth between the line & the 100-200 yd targets takes up a fair amount of time. So, given all the different considerations, I'm pretty happy with the results. Not sure I'll have a much better chance any time soon, as my time is just too damned limeted.

    • daprophet02

      8 years ago

      What's funny, there was a guy dressed up like a Jedi, doing that to the 501st. smiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gif

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

      8 years ago

      Hey Gunny, I'm going to be visiting a buddy of mine at his graduation from MCRD in mid-april; do you know of any cheap little motels near base there? I'm probably going to be there the morning of the 14th for fam day, then watch him grad and then fly back the 15th. I'm looking at either walking or taking a bus from the Airport in San Diego there-any advice or recommendations you have would be greatly appreciated.


      Thanks again!

    • Gael

      8 years ago

      To be fair, this class was very young, and a lot of first timers. Some classes are actually pretty good.

    • GoldenZephyr

      8 years ago

      I think it would be cool to have the "ping" of an ejected empty clip. I was shooting several months ago and there was an older gentleman with a CMP M1 a couple of lanes over. Gave him a thumbs up every time he came off of the line. Just an awesome weapon.

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

      8 years ago

      How many clips did it come with? Between Cheaper than Dirt and Midway you can find more....


      Came with 1 or 2. I already picked up 10 from CTD...

    • 82nd

      8 years ago

      aaahhh I see

    • 82nd

      8 years ago

      Mind if I email you the rough draft so it can be proofread for any mistakes?

    • 82nd

      8 years ago

      Stop that ship! Blast em!

    • 82nd

      8 years ago

      Not in the area that counts

    • Loohah

      8 years ago

      The EBR uses the Sage Ind stock. The pictured stock appears to be a no frills J Allen Ent stock. It is my preferred mod of the EBR/DMR. That is why I own it. But with ALL the bells and whistles.


      Including the happy ending?

    • Havoc1

      8 years ago

      ETA: WTF Roosterteeth? Really? OK, well here it is again in another version. LOL!

      In reply to GoldenZephyr, #123:

      The site ate my comment from yesterday and I didn't notice until now. I imagine your boy's hands a bit bigger than my son's. Mine kept bugging me the other day to try daddy's pistols, so we gave it a shot, if you'll excuse the pun. The physics of pistol recoil for a 40lb 5-year old with itty bitty wrists are hard to overcome, but he's confident and he rocks the shit out of that little P22, so I gave him 1rd each with the XD45 and XD40 subbie. Predictably, a follow-up would have been nigh impossible, but he managed to at least retain both without banging himself in the head. He was game for some more, but also accepted that he needs to get a bit stronger before trying again. I might have to break down and pick up something in 9mm for him to start his first man-sized caliber. As a note, with 20lb springs, there is no earthly way either of my kids could rack the slide on either of those pistols, even though their technique is good. You and I have both seen grown men have trouble with the M9...

      Something else you could look at is a conversion kit for Sean's own pistol at some point. A company called EFK (IIRC...) makes them for the Springfield XD line. The grips on the XD9 and XD40 subcompacts are pretty small already, and they're even double-stack. Drop a .22 conversion kit in there and when it's time to upgrade, your boy keeps "his" pistol with all the associated muscle memory. I'm going to look at that in the new year and see how it goes.

      Post edited 12/30/10 7:13AM

    • Havoc1

      8 years ago

      Nate was itching to try Daddy's pistols. He's pretty damned good with the P22, but I knew the recoil for a kid that's 5-years old, 40lbs would be pretty unmanageable for .40 and .45. Still, I gave him 1 rd in each and he was game, even though grip was much more difficult. He managed to retain both (the .40 sub was a near thing), and was game to shoot again, but accepted that he couldn't safely handle either...yet. He will, soon enough. Might have to break down and get a 9mm conversion eventually, for cost & recoil management.

      Something you might look at if you don't go with a conversion kit for your own pistol is something like an XD40 or XD9 sub, which has a relatively small grip. Get a conversion kit for it to start (I think a company named EFK makes them), and when it's time, convert back to .40 / 9mm. Same ergos, same pistol he grew up with.

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

      8 years ago

      In reply to GoldenZephyr, #6:

      Or shooting at stuff.



      ....

      Ow!

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    • your_funeral

      8 years ago

      Gunny! Happy Veterans' Day, you ugly fucking Devil Dog.

    • MarineTech

      8 years ago

      Happy 235th Gunny.

      Ya ugly bastid.

    • nightwolf12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      I would prefer it but staying with my relatives for that long is something that has been bothering my parents, especially seeing that my Aunt is unemployed and my Uncle is in his 60s so it puts a bit of a strain on them not only financially but physically as well as affecting their own schedule. Which will be the case for as long as I'm here and it would seem a bit unfair to them to stay for an unknown amount of time until the next slot opens.
      I could go out and get a job to help pay my own way until an earlier slot comes up, sure, but getting a job at Subway here is gonna have me on a wage of about $8.30 an hour where in Australia I was getting paid $14.90 an hour.

      Besides, he can still let me know of entry slots coming in at an earlier date as he'll have my phone number in Australia as well as the contact information of the local Police Station. Then there's also the fact that if I change my mind on attending University for a semester and decide that I want to grab the next available Infantry slot as soon as possible then I can get up and go if an opportunity arises. I'm aware that it puts the recruiter in an imposition but he's known that I've come all the way from Australia to join so really he shouldn't be surprised about this after telling me about the 9-10 month waiting period. Either way, I'd rather put my recruiter in an imposition than my relatives.

    • MarineTech

      8 years ago

      No. A SERGEANT know's when the SNCOIC is sitting on his can skating the day away.

      Probably got one of them big-assed coffee mugs while you do it too don't you.

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

      8 years ago

      In reply to GoldenZephyr, #101:

      Maybe I had too much time on my hands in Iraq but I put a 32 degree angle on my K-Bar and bayonet and put the same edge on the false edge on both blades in one afternoon....


      Yeah, well, you don't have 4 kids runnin' around the house, and you can put on an edge & call it work. Me, I'm stuck with the 4 or 5 waking hours after work.

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