Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Gun Porn

You know, ever since I watched Tour Of Duty way back in the day, I've wanted an M-16 carbine. Realistically, with the way our overlords have made it, I'll never have a real one. That is until the revolution. But until then I've wanted the semi version.

I've shot a couple of carbines, mostly adorned with mall ninja accoutrement's. That's not what I had in mind. I would like a flat top carbine with a red dot type optic, but not most of all. No, what I want most of all is an old school carbine.

This is my rifle:

The more astute among you might notice a few glaring sins in calling this "Old School". But it's mine, and I like it. It's kinda simple when I look at it.

Open sights that will never run out of batteries. Zero for a good 200yard bulls eye and I'm good for all practical ranges the carbine is used for.

No rails to dig into my hands, no lights to fall off or add weight to the rifle. No hanger downs on the fore end. No extended buttons.

Simple, like me.

Mr Fixit


Anonymous said...

Very nice photo of your rifle. Don't feel that you have to post photos of your gun.

Ambulance Driver said...

I like it. Looks very much like my Bushmaster XM15.

I don't like gadgets all that much. I have a single Picatinny rail on the foregrip; sometimes I mount a swingaway tactical flashlight mount on it, and sometimes not.

I have a simple 4x tactical scope mounted on the carry handle, and I replaced my iron signs with a fiber optic front post and a two-dot rear aperture.

I doubt I'll add much of anything else. It does what I need it to do, and still feels like a rifle to me and not a stick of cordwood.

Rabbit said...

That's a nice, clean carbine. No forward assist, I note. Simple is good.