GUN My review: Fighting Rifle

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  1. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    I did the fighting rifle class this past weekend with the guys from Tactical Response in Bastrop. There are a few points in my mind that stick:

    Mark your mags: Trying to figure out which ones are yours when they are piled up on the ground isn't any fun. Use red or orange electrical tape and a sharpie. Or a paint pen.

    Bring spare mags: Five is the recommend number, but I brought seven, which is good because one of my mags puked its guts on me.

    Your shit will get scratched: If you bring a range/safe queen with you be prepared, you will be rolling around in the dirt/grass/cow shit, whatever is on the ground.

    Don't be a bitch: If you fuck up, you'll get yelled at for it. Personally this makes me want to push harder, but if you have sensitive feelings, or can't accept when you are wrong, you will not have fun.

    Sun block: I forgot mine the first day, now I look like hellboy.

    Wolf ammo: Great in an AK, fucking shit in an AR. Even if you think you have pushed your AR hard enough at the range, you haven't, your AR will choke on that Russian garbage. I had to learn this the hard way.

    Pistol holster: You can bring an IWB holster, but if you have an OWB, bring it instead, makes it easier (at least for me).

    Overall it was totally worth it. If you expect to be able to defend yourself with your rifle at some point your life, take this course, they teach some good shit that I believe can save your ass if you apply it properly.
     
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    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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  3. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    I don't have any, I was too busy running around. If I can get some from the guys I'll post up copies.
     
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    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    Good deal.

    Was this your first class?
     
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    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    Yes sir, not my last if I can help it.
     
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    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    sounds awesome. i'd like to take a pistol class (or two) this summer :x:
     
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    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    Did you learn any other lessons?

    Communication?

    Movement?

    Teamwork?

    Reloads?

    Trigger control?

    Transitions?
     
  8. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    Oh yeah, of course.

    I didn't want to yell "cover", "moving", "move" at first, but towards the end I was because you have to to make sure your teammate can hear you over the shots. Have to pay attention to what your teammate is doing also, in case his rifle goes down and you have to cover him, or let him know that he can move. Never did a tactical reload on my AK before, but I was getting pretty quick there towards the end. My trigger control and transitions need work though, I need to practice them some more. I need to break myself of looking at my mags during reloads, I knew what I was supposed to be doing, but bad muscle memory can be an SOB. Plus my scans need work, I don't feel I was doing it properly.
     
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    Speaking of reloads, anyone on here have any experience with the widened AK mag catches? The thumb tab is flared on the end, saw a rifle with one and want to know where to get one.
     
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    I know what you're talking about but I'm drawing a blank with who makes them :o
     
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    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

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    Thanks for the review, what location is/was the class held?
     
  12. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    This one was in Bastrop, Texas. they move around the country doing classes however.
     
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    Did they have mixture of AR and AK in the same class?
     
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    Yes. Probably some other rifles mixed in as well.
     
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    Cool, I had no idea where Bastrop was.
     
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    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    Yeah, I used my AR on Saturday, then my AK on Sunday since I couldn't get my AR to stay reliable with the Wolf. Try to stick with one rifle though, its a bitch having to change up to a different set of controls halfway through the class.
     
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    Will be marking my mags now. My wolf ammo use stopped on Sunday.
     
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    or wait for the new pink magpulls :coold:
     
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    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    Which one is the OP?

    BTW, Looks like a blast.
     
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    puked its guts on you? must not have been using a pmag ;)

    as for the wolf thing, i'll be testing that out myself at the course i'm going too :p
     
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    fatmoocow bored OT Supporter

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    It would be sooooo bad ass to show up with a 10/22 :h5:
     
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    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    Don't do it man, buy brass, or maybe some of that nickel plated silver bear, that might work. The poly coating on the Wolf jams up the chamber like mad.
     
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    looks like a good time :bigthumb:
     

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