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My Battle Tools

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by TheOtherGuy, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Jun 3, 2011 at 5:02 AM
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    TheOtherGuy

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    Hey guys, I am a little bored today so I am posting a few pictures of my guns. Enjoy! I am also including some commentary on certain equipment.

    I have two complete uppers form my M16/M4. One has a 20" barrel and the other is a 10.5". I can Swap them out as needed. And the good ole Beretta M9.

    Also a couple of range pics you might enjoy. The pistol in the second picture is a Glock 19 I used to carry. I that weapon is so much better than the Beretta IMO. I miss that Glock.

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    In the Range picture my rifle is set up a bit differently than it is in the top picture. I will tell you why. That sure fire light/foregrip is super heavy and is too bright that it will give a flashbulb effect to your eyes at night. Don't waste the money ($~600+). I replaced it with a streamlight TLR-1s (~$100) that is very light weight and the perfect light intensity.

    Aimpoint Comp M4 vs. Eotech. They each have their pros and cons, but after experimenting with both firing thousands of rounds with each I choose to run the Eotech on my primary gun. The reticle on the Eotech (65MOA ring with 1MOA dot in center) is far superior for speed on target at close ranges and the 1MOA dot is better for longer ranges than the 2MOA dot on the Aimpoint.

    The aimpoint is better in all other aspects. I really like the a single knob to turn it on/off and adjust brightness. Far better than the three buttons on the Eotech. With the aimpoint I can turn on the sight by feel and muscle memory to the correct brightness level without even looking at it. With the Eotech I have to be looking trough the reticle to adjust it where I need it because there is no way to tell what brightness setting it is on. Battery life on the Aimpoint is over a year with a single AA battery. That means I can leave it on all the time which is very convenient. I can really do that with the Eotech. Even with turning the Eotech on and off as I am carrying or not carrying the gun it seems like I am changing the battteries all the time.

    To sum it up, Aimpoint needs to make a sight with the Eotech reticle. Even with all of the negatives stacked against Eotech I still choose to run it on my primary because the reticle is so much better.

    If you want opinions on anything else I am running, just ask.
     
  2. Jun 3, 2011 at 6:17 AM
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  3. Jun 3, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    HaHa! I hope you are joking.
     
  4. Jun 3, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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    Yes it looked more like this[​IMG]
     
  5. Jun 4, 2011 at 12:20 AM
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    Nice tools. They look like you need to use em more :D I feel pretty much th e same way on Aimpoint vs eotech. I'm saving my pennys for an eotech now. What vest are you using? Thanks for sharing your pics.
     
  6. Jun 4, 2011 at 5:01 AM
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    It is an Eagle plate carrier NSN 8470-01-530-8379. It is like the one I have pictured except that mine has IIIA soft armor inserts sewn into it.
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    This vest is pretty comfortable and overall pretty good to use. However I do not recommend it for durability reasons. The seem where the shoulder strap attaches to the chest plate carrier is weak and I have seen I few of them break there. If you do not wear the level 4 plates this will probably never be an issue. Also keep in mind that we are soldiers and are equipment gets used almost daily and in rough conditions.
     
  7. Jun 4, 2011 at 5:39 AM
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    My last depolyment I was out in Sharan, I ran a NF 1x4 and it performed without any issues. On my 10.5 I ran an Aimpoint for the simplicity of a single dot. I still have *ahem, that aimpoint on my 14.5" ar here at the house.
     
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