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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Coolhandluke, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Coolhandluke

    Coolhandluke Port Ludlow, WA Member

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    Hello all!

    I am a military shooting enthusiast based out of Kitsap county. I enjoy all recreational shooting activities and am also looking for shooting groups. I have been shooting for sport since the age of 10 (supervised) and am familiar with a wide assortment of shooting techniques and practices, I was a Cavalry Scout in the Army and am familiar with many military shooting platforms. Thanks ahead of time for all welcomes.

    -Edit: I am also currently deployed to Afghanistan as a Contractor.
     
  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum, thank you for your service. Be careful, home safe!
     
  3. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    Welcome aboard. When you get back stop by at the Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club. Too bad you missed our latest silencer shoot.

    Ranb
     
  4. Coolhandluke

    Coolhandluke Port Ludlow, WA Member

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    I actually have always wanted to shoot there considering I live roughly 15 minutes away. Sadly I don't own a suppressor yet but I plan to get a hold of one from an authorized dealer next year upon my return home.
     
  5. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    If you are able to find the one you want now, you can probably get the paperwork filled out and submitted while you are away so that the wait (6 months now) is not so long after you get home. I make mine and have never bought from a dealer, so you might want to ask others here, or on SubGuns.com if this is do-able.

    Ranb
     
  6. Coolhandluke

    Coolhandluke Port Ludlow, WA Member

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    I think at this point I am more focused on the rifle I need to purchase and once I get it start prepping it for a suppressor, would you recommend a gas or piston system for a suppressed weapon?
     
  7. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    I think the DI rifles are going to be less noisy when suppressed than the piston models. The gas vent on the piston action is loud. It is loud on my AK and I hear it is the same for the M-1a'a also.

    Ranb
     
  8. Coolhandluke

    Coolhandluke Port Ludlow, WA Member

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    Yeah I was looking at Stag Arm's model 8 piston, now I am thinking more along the lines of the model 2T. someone mentioned in one of my other posts that you get some serious gas blow back out of the chamber have you experienced that?
     
  9. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    I get additional blow back out of DI AR's, but it is not too bad. I shoot left so eye protection is no longer optional but required.

    Ranb
     
  10. Coolhandluke

    Coolhandluke Port Ludlow, WA Member

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    I started shooting left but the Army taught me it was very hand to be combat proficient with both shoulders. So in other words I should be ok with a DI on either shoulder?
     
  11. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    It works for me, I only started shooting left handed back in 1990 because I cannot close my left eye and leave the right eye open. I have no master eye as far as I can tell so shooting left is not a problem. Operating the safety and mag release is a breeze on the AR-15. 1911 slide releases are a snap to operate with the trigger finger, 1911 ambi safeties are easy to install and single action revolvers were probably intended for lefties. :)

    Ranb
     
  12. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum! You keep your head down over there!!!
     
  13. Coolhandluke

    Coolhandluke Port Ludlow, WA Member

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    High standing T-walls make that really easy.