pt606

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    • Best. Poop. Ever.

      7 years ago

      pt606

      It was a matter of pride that I had managed to stay completely clear of Reddit for as long as I did. Now I am a lurker, and it's poisonous. I can't stop reading. I wake up in the morning, launch the Pulse News app on my iPhone, and read while I brush my teeth. Just a quick peek while I drop a deuce. I've got five minutes to kill - I'll just check to see what's hot on Reddit.

      Most of you know my peculiarities, so it should come as no surprise to any of you that the first Reddit comment thread link that I'm going to share has to do with poo.

      Warning: NSFAnybody Pictures in Links

      erikpdx describes his best. poop. ever.

    • Off-Limits

      7 years ago

      pt606

      I wanna make sure I got this right:

      It's not okay to make jokes about rape, but joking about prison rape is within the limits of acceptability?

      Also: PC version is, "surprise sex." You're welcome, internet.

    • Gun Nerds:

      7 years ago

      pt606

      I was poking around the internetz last night, and stumbled upon the LW15 all-polymer AR15-style lower receiver from Frontier Arms. Drew and I did a little bit more digging around this morning, and though we're both still a bit skeptical, we're also very curious.

      The marketing material shows torture tests of the receiver and completed rifles. I'm immediately skeptical because these torture test videos are, after all, marketing materials. But what they do show does present some pretty convincing "proof" of some of the LW15's merits. What it doesn't answer, however, are the Armorer's questions, namely:

      -The fire control group is made of all polymer, so how does it hold up to constant contact and interaction against the metal components?
      -In particular, how does the hammer hold up against a metal bolt carrier after 1000 rounds?
      -How about 2000 rounds and beyond?
      -How tough are the wear points where the trigger and disconnector come into contact with the hammer?
      -Will the hammer and trigger pin holes in the receiver elongate over time and develop into an unsafe firearm (runaway gun)?
      -If I replace the polymer components inside of the receiver with metal components, what's the wear rate of the receiver?

      I will invariably ruffle some anti-gun feathers with this post, so let's back up for a second, folks. Take away the fact that this machine is designed to send a projectile downrange and consider for a second that it is, at its very core, a machine. That is the part that I wish to discuss. We can have open discussion about the pros and cons of gun ownership in America, but that's for another forum. What I'm saying is keep it on-topic. Let's talk about mechanical function and interaction.

      My thoughts on this receiver so far is that it might actually be the evolution of this machine. Recall, if you will, that the original design of the M16 was fervently opposed by many military folks (up and down the echelon), and was met with rue and consternation since it wasn't a sturdy, wood-and-steel contstruction. Also, when the polymer-framed handgun was introduced, it was viewed as weak and unusable. Nowadays, many (if not most) modern firearms feature one or both of these materials in their construction. The point I'm making is that a change in material is inevitable as the quality of materials and their manufacturing processes improve.

      What polymer-framed handguns do right, however, is injection-mold the polymer around metal parts where those frames come into contact with the metal components of the gun, and there are other metal reinforcements throughout these frames that reduce or otherwise mitigate excessive wear in critical safety features. I don't see evidence of this in the LW15, and that gives me the heebie-jeebies. I'd hate to unintentionally cause harm or damage because of a failure of material.

      So, my gun and mechanical nerds (aka carbon-monkeys and grease-monkeys, respectively), I would like your thoughts and input. Let's figure this out and have intelligent discourse.

      LINK

    • Voicemail

      7 years ago

      pt606

      This is me chiming in on something the RT guys talked about on the podcast. Voicemail is a terrible means of communicating. I primarily talk on the phone, and not even I can stand listening to voicemails. Odds are, I'll delete it before I even listen to it, and it's probably because it's nothing more than "Hi, this is ___, the time is ____, call me back," and that's exactly the goddamn things that I can figure out by looking at my missed calls list.

      The way I look at voicemail is that it's a vestigial feature that serves no viable function in modern communication technology. It is the remnant of land line answering machines which, at their advent, were amazing tools to let someone know that they've been called. But with the introduction of features like caller ID, text messaging, and mobile data (for email), voicemail is pointless. There aren't many cases where recording a message and having the recipient listen to that message would be more efficient than written communication.

      If you've got details, type it. That way nobody has to go scrambling for pen and paper. If it's an address or phone number, even better if you leave a text - my iPhone will either call the number or plot the address on a map for me with a single tap. If you want to communicate that you've called and want to talk, that's already implied by the fact that you called and wanted to talk. I see your missed call. I'll call you back. If you got some shit to get off your chest, send me an email or wait for me to call back. I'll get to it, and I'll get back to you. Promise.

      This, of course, doesn't take into consideration any professional communication. I prefer to do business face-to-face, over the phone, and by email (in descending order of preference), and a short message with small, teaser details can do a lot to get my brain going before I call you back.

      How about you guys?

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    • Somebody Get This Freakin' Duck Away From Me!

      7 years ago

      pt606

      Go here:

      www.derekjhunt.org/firearms/docs/tm9100530610/M2...

      Ignore the picture on the 404 page and scroll down. See that little guy at the bottom? It's Adventure, and it's playable. If you've never played this game on an Atari console, it will make no sense. If you have played this game on an Atari console, it'll still make no goddamn sense.

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTOmiSVjoZQ

    • Cool-Guy Gear.

      7 years ago

      pt606

      Last Friday I had the opportunity to do some firearms training on a private ranch. These days are always fun because the day is spent observing "big boy" range rules and really pushing myself to improve. Walk on and off the firing line whenever you need, load and unload any-goddamn-where, as long as you're doing it safely, manipulate your weapon in different ways to try out new techniques and styles, that kind of thing.

      Over the past year, I've been running a pistol holster on my personal vest at chest level. This is not how I roll on duty. I'm a drop holster kind of cat, and only because body armor makes it difficult to draw from the hip. Anyway, we were running something called a "box drill," and when I ran dry on my rifle, I reached for a fresh mag and found nothing but empty mag pouches. No worries, I reached to my hip and found... absolutely nothing. I remembered where everything was situated, and drew from the chest.

      So, despite a solid year of teaching myself to draw from a vest-mounted holster, I still deferred to a hip/leg draw when I was in a minutely stressful situation and needed to do a weapon transition. I guess it's hard to drop 13 years of drawing from the leg or hip.

      I also wanted to try something new with my rifle mags and dropped those guys from my vest to my pants belt. That setup, now that little guy was awesome. Reloads were smooth as silk. Fucking gorgeous, really. Fastest speed reloads I'd ever done.

      Suspicions confirmed: It's time to set up a war belt and mount all of my level 1 kit on that fucker.

      $150 later, I've got High Speed Gear, Inc's Sure Grip Padded Belt on the way, along with their ultra-ninja inner belt with a cobra buckle closure. Sweet. I'm totally looking forward to getting it, setting it up, and then training myself, both dry at home and live at the range.

      I spent the better part of a week doing research before settling in on HSGI's kit, and during the course of this research, I read and watched videos of tons of reviews. Some by legit operators in the MIL/LE side of the house, some from civilian cool-guys, and too goddamn many numb-nut Airsoft fucks.

      Listen, I won't ever bust anybody out for spending money on solid kit. Hell, I might even get the same shit you've got if I like it. Thing is, I'll use that shit on duty, and it'll definitely find itself on my body when it's time to get down and boogie, if you catch my drift. I even see the value in using Airsoft as a training aid for real-deal gunfighters. A stinging plastic BB gives you a reason to duck without consequences like death, bleeding out, or getting fucking maimed while learning how to wreck a bad guy's afternoon.

      But that's the thing. It's some seriously life-or-death shit. Cry in training, laugh in battle. Do it hard on the one-way range, and ruin a motherfucker's outlook on life at the two-way range. I guess what it boils down to is that it's applicable to the real world, and I can't get down on a dude for being motivated to be better at it.

      But Airsoft players. Seriously, guys. Thousands of dollars spent on kit that will only ever see action in a playhouse. Where's the real world value? Again, if it's used to supplement training for your lead delivery systems, all good. But if plastic is the only thing you'll ever send downrange, then WHY?

      I saw a video with a guy who had an Eagle Industries plate carrier, a Maxpedition RollyPoly dump pouch, three ITW/Nexus FastMag holders, a tacticool admin pouch, and an M4 replica Airsoft toy. I'm thinking that's probably >$1000 in kit. I honestly don't get it.

      So help me get it. What am I missing, here? Is it because I've been doing this shit for real since I was 18 that I can't wrap my brain around it?

  • Comments (2688)

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      4 years ago

      Hello?

      • darnclem King of Dongs

        4 years ago

        Yup. How you been man?

      • pt606

        4 years ago

        Dude, you still use this site?

    • Suto_Griff

      6 years ago

      Wtf, am I the only lazy bitch that comments here? Lame.

      Well, if you get this within the next 24hours and feel the need to chime in...

      You have a truck, right? What kind and how much do you like it?

      • Suto_Griff

        6 years ago

        Also, I will again be home. 23rd of Dec to 6th of Jan. lets try and hang on the 2nd or 3rd. I wanna see your casa and catch up.

    • Suto_Griff

      7 years ago

      I'm going to be home between the 8th-22nd of April. PREPARE THYSELF!

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      7 years ago

      It's actually fairly common to get delicious authentic food around here too, but I wanted to point out to the Northerners how shitty their lives are.

    • msenkarik

      7 years ago

      Just an FYI, due to what I can only assume is California going broke, the 160th Infantry is no longer mechanized (likely sold their Bradleys to Nicaragua or something like that) and are currently considered Light Infantry... just begging for a former Paratrooper / Mountain Solider to pin on some bars and say "Follow Me!"

      Lightfighters FTW!

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

      7 years ago

      In reply to pt606, #85:

      Ha! Red Jacket? I wouldn't pay those clowns to build a rifle when I do it for a living... and for fun. Speaking of, I just finished my second AR build. Got an Aimpoint P.R.O. on backorder, too. I'm salivating just WAITING for it to become available. Last I checked, they're in Customs, and the orders could be filled pretty soon, here...


      I just wondered - I saw an episode last night (from 2 weeks ago), where they were doing a build for DOE, or some such. Nuklear plant protection, I think. But yeah, I agree - they're nothin' special

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

      7 years ago

      You got a red jacket M4, yet?

    • asianSmirk

      7 years ago

      In case you didn't know Jason Mraz's music video for 'I Won't Give Up' exists, here it is.

    • Dame

      7 years ago

      Hows the training (running) going do far?? smiley1.gif


      Hope you had a good Holiday! smiley13.gif

    • clubbed Meh

      7 years ago

      k

      He mentioned the doorgunner on the space shuttle and it made think of you.

    • clubbed Meh

      7 years ago

      Are you Almost Jolly on SOCNET?

      • pt606

        7 years ago

        No, sir. I most certainly am not Almost Jolly on SOCNET. Didn't even know that website existed.

    • bobomonkey

      7 years ago

      not letting me comment on your shit again....I hate this site.

    • DadHavoc

      7 years ago

      Thanks for the tennis ball offer. I was blown away how fast they wear out especially with the mileage I'm putting on for PT and escape from home confinement. When I went to my DR appt today, I noted an older woman that had little skis instead of tennis balls on hers. Just about to graduate to a cane in time for surgery on the other leg. I guess I'm a glutton for pain and punishment.

    • bobomonkey

      7 years ago

      could just be a cookie thing...I'll try again after I close my browser

    • bobomonkey

      7 years ago

      interesting, I can't comment on your shit....weird

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

      7 years ago

      In reply to pt606, #1:

      That's not a bike. That's a freaking car on two wheels.


      DRY weight is ~750 lbs....

    • noobalicious

      7 years ago

      It's better than having your desk moved into the basement.


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    • clubbed Meh

      7 years ago

      I bet your balls dangle lower than any man in his 30's.

      Only because gravity pulls heavier objects at a greater rate...

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

      7 years ago

      In reply to pt606, #8:

      Jesus Criminey. What I accomplished this weekend:

      1) Jack
      2) Shit.


      See why I need a cruise?
      .

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

      7 years ago

      In reply to pt606, #5:

      Meh. Not to shit on anyone's parade, but those things embody blind consumption for the sake of consumption. Not really my thing.


      Not all my thing either, but just hanging out for a couple days with absolutely nothing to bother you, no worries about food or liquor, and seeing new places & outings in those new places. Kinda fun. I go bat-shit crazy after a couple days at sea, but I really dig the whole "waking up in a new place every morning" schtick.

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

      7 years ago

      Is that grey hair I see in your pics?

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

      7 years ago

      In reply to pt606, #2:

      Here, these guidelines will help:

      1) Don't be an asshole.*

      *2) Be an asshole to people who deserve it.**

      **3) Learn how to differentiate between people who deserve it and people who don't.



      ...

      What a dick..

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    • Havoc1

      7 years ago

      In reply to pt606, #10:

      I'll send you some Vagisil. It should help the healing process some.

      When you get to Ft. Lewis, let's talk. I think I wanna go back there and finish eating my way through the city soon, and I'm looking for people to impose on.


      So when you stopping by? I'm ready to start doing more RvB meet & greet. Hung out with Badger32 for an evening as he was de-mobbing here.

      By the way, I'm not going to be home for pretty much all of NOV. Or much of 2012 after mid-March.

    • msenkarik

      7 years ago

      Just signed up for twitter - It's changing the face of business, and I don't want to be left behind. I found your account and signed up to follow your hilarity... @jmsenk is my handle... not sure how it all works yet, but I'm gonna figure it out.

      • pt606

        7 years ago

        Cool, bro. I'll add ya.

    • mb2000inc

      7 years ago

      Yes, this is a no-kill shelter. smiley1.gif
      I'd deducting my time while I'm building and maintaining their web site(s) - as a write off. smiley8.gif
      But, mileage is a good thing, too. Thanks! smiley0.gif

    • DadHavoc

      7 years ago

      I've got a hobby working on our little farm. What has me worried is this winter when outside activities go to a bare minimum. Last winter was miserable especially on my waist size. It is really hard to walk away from something you love after 40 years. The little railroad recently came to me wanting help in rewriting their timetable and rules tests. I couldn't get away from it if I wanted.

    • bikemancs

      7 years ago

      doesn't matter in 8 days

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

      7 years ago

      In reply to pt606, #7:

      How far will this be from your former employer? The distance could be a good thing, if the family is on board with the decision.


      ummm... 900 miles?

      I'd also basically be giving upu a bunch of friends & forcing the famil to do the same. Times like this make me wish for simpler times...

      • pt606

        7 years ago

        With the internet, does anybody ever actually give up friends? Personally, it's only ever become a good reason to visit a new place. I have a group of friends who, over the course of the past year, gone to different corners of the state and the country. They've done well as transplants, and our ongoing conversations with one another have kept the friendship strong. Thanks to Facebook and cell phones, long-distance friendships don't cost anything to maintain. What's more, they've begun new relationships in their new locations that will extend to the members of the group who have not relocated.

        Of course, this is easy for me to say since it's not happening to me.

    • mb2000inc

      7 years ago

      In reply to pt606, #1:

      Yup. I did. smiley0.gif

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

      7 years ago

      I noticed your + on the photo of Ft. Sheridan. Were you ever stationed there?

    • DadHavoc

      8 years ago

      Wait, so you have to stop working?

      Can you believe how stupid that is? I work part time filling vacancies. I am not taking full time work away from anyone and am paying into the retirement system to boot. Now, I can't work under RRT but can work SS. WTF?

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

      8 years ago

      Best part is that we're American citizens, the lot of us, and fucking proud of it.

      Goddamn right.

    • armeav8r

      8 years ago

      In reply to pt606:

      Thanks for the advice Paul. I shall reconsider it.

      Post edited 7/01/11 9:37AM

    • Suto_Griff

      8 years ago

      Already trying to finagle my way into the YMCA full time so I can be doing this ... well... full time. But, I still wanna finish school. So as soon as I get my degree in whatever it is I end up studying I will most certainly look into working with kids on a full time basis.

    • msenkarik

      8 years ago

      You'll be so proud. I'm expanding my Mobile horizons. After all, Mobility is one of the tennants of Battle. (sorry, West Point dies hard) Check it out: Mobile Blogging, First Attempt

    • Suto_Griff

      8 years ago

      Thanks for what you said. Seriously amigo, it means a lot to me. I know we've already had a few conversations about this already, but it's nice to know you're still there for me amigo. I really do appreciate it.

      Hope the house is treatin' ya well bro. Next time I'm back in town I'll come check it out.

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

      8 years ago

      That emergeny brake works just fine on all grades up to 5%

    • bikemancs

      8 years ago

      hey, you still want that helmet cover? finally found it again.

    • clubbed Meh

      8 years ago

      YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

    • Havoc1

      8 years ago

      In reply to pt606, #6:

      Oh, and speaking of, I get to spend the afternoon at a middle school today to show kids how fun it is to be a professional badass. I'm thinking it'll be fun to have them do front, back, go's in body armor, but the Captain shot that idea down.

      Your captain is a puss. I would have approved it! smiley0.gif

    • katti

      8 years ago

      Oh well look at you, in a house! Congratulationssss. That is very independent indeed.
      Was it your birthday? Happy Birthday!
      xxx

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      8 years ago

      Happy Birthday old man!

    • 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 pt606, #7:

      What. The fuck.

      I almost punched my monitor.


      That's for the ruined keyboard, bitch!

      (you thunk I forgot about that, huh?)

    • ZetaZasco

      8 years ago

      Don't worry you brother... US Navy will do our country proud!!!

      .

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    • ZetaZasco

      8 years ago

      In reply to pt606, #10:

      Hell, Bush and Clinton were just busy covering their asses... ...don't be jealous that the US Navy took care of business!!

      ...besides....

      ....Master Chief is a Navy rank, too!!!

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    • Havoc1

      8 years ago

      In reply to pt606, #9:

      I've eaten dog in two other countries. Why does Canada have to be #3? smiley8.gif

    • 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 pt606, #74:

      I found this right after I asked you that...

    • AZX3RIC

      8 years ago

      I think "It's sooooo pretttttyyyy" is a great justification for all things Apple. Even more so when you're a dude with no woman at his bankroll.

    • Suto_Griff

      8 years ago

      Word, I'd be down to check out any emails ya wanna send me 'bout work outs and such. I'm workin' on being able to do a bunch of push ups, and once I'm done w/ this program I'll certainly try out the 'do them as often as you do something else' routine. Cuz that certainly sounds like a good idea. Now I just gotta find something that'll keep up my cardio w/o being bored out of my mind.

    • AZX3RIC

      8 years ago

      What kind of phone do you have? I forgot?

      What's that? You're selling your perfectly good iPad to justify purchase of what?

      I'm super jealous btw.

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