On a Crisp, Windy, Crystal Clear October Day





…blastin’ some caps.

18 Responses to “On a Crisp, Windy, Crystal Clear October Day”

  1. greg newson says:

    Good-looking kid.Looks like a
    mixture of Jimmy Stewart and
    Tom Cruise.

  2. Nice. M-14 and M-16 (civilian mods, no doubt).

    I’m not recognizing the pistols for certain, though. Berettas? They don’t look like the model 92.

  3. major dad says:

    Actually, that is a Springfield M1A1 the civilian variant of the M-14. A very nice shooting rifle. The other black rifle is an M-4 variant of the AR-15, the civilian M-16, very accurate and fun to shoot. The pistol is a Sig Sauer P220 .45, also very accurate and the last thing an intruder of this household will see in their lifetime.

  4. Ebola says:

    Still curious as to why I was more comfortable with the M1. Still think it’s the bloody pistol grip with a sprained wrist.

  5. JeffS says:

    Sweet, all around!

  6. Major Dad, you’ve better eyes than I. Afraid I can’t tell from that photo if it is an M-14 or an M1A.

    I suppose the dark stock is a bit of a clue, but I really can’t tell.

  7. major dad says:

    Steve at the Pub, yep it’s a M1A, we were shooting that too just didn’t get a photo of us doing that. The stock is fiberglass.

  8. Gary from Jersey says:

    You guys wouldn’t want to take some practice in my neighborhood, would you? The street’s been littered with those little drug envelopes, plus one needle and a grenade casing. And the hookers discovered a drop-in around the corner where the street light burned out.

  9. JeffS says:

    Steve, the primary difference between the M1A1 and the M14 is that the M14 can quickly and easily be converted to full auto. Otherwise, they are pretty much identical.

    My ROTC unit had ’em for training, and one of the cadre kept a conversion kit in his desk, Zeus knows why; he never used it while I was there.

  10. JeffS says:

    Oh, and fiberglass stocks for the M14 were common. You have to look at the receiver to tell the difference.

  11. major dad says:

    Practice in Jersey? Would love to. And JeffS the M14 at full auto is just about impossible to control a three round burst would have been ideal. Of course one clean hit from a 7.62 is all it take vice maybe several from the 5.56 on a juiced up Somalian.

  12. JeffS says:

    That may explain why the good Captain Sweeney never demonstrated the M14 at full auto. IIRC, auto-fire was supposed to be done with a bipod, BAR style.

    But, yeah, I prefer 7.62mm over 5.56mm.

    BTW, does your M1A1 have a bayonet lug? If not, hint to THS, and you might get a special stocking stuffer! ;-p

  13. JohnM says:

    tsk tsk. Finger on the trigger in the last photo when not pointing at target!

  14. Ebola says:

    If there’s something in the muzzle’s way, it’s a target, even if it’s my own feet. Think I was bringing the gun up, too. 😛

  15. Ave says:

    Hi from Switzerland Ebola, would being dressed in a PT suit help, do you think?

  16. Ebola says:

    Only with social seppuku. 😛

  17. Ave says:

    Well it was just a meant-to-be-helpful thought from a clueless civilian so please don’t do anything rash.

  18. Ebola says:

    Whats family for, eh? 😛

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