I've started this thread because several people on the forums have picked the AR15 as their go to rifle. I did not start this thread in order to put down any other rifle. I would like this thread to be used to discuss the AR15 and its variants. I am hoping for photos and videos of rifles and owners with their rifles in action. I do not want photos, comparisons or descriptions of anything not AR15/Variant related in this thread. If someone does post other then AR15 they will be asked to post elsewhere.
Here are my current entries into the AR15 world. The rifle on the left is built from a Del Ton M-4 kit. and an Aero Precision Lower receiver. I installed an Adams Arms Gas Piston and Midwest Industries MCTAR 20P quad rail and flip up front and rear sights. The optic is an EOTECH XPS-2. It shoots anything I feed it including euo steel cased ammo and is quite accurate. The rifle on the right is a Bushmaster I bought used during the last election. I put a UTG(Chicom made) quad rail on it. A surefire military throw away light and some other goodies. It is currently my work rifle and it rocks too. Nothing lik the look on a bad guys face when he sees that badboy winking at him.
I've put together 5 other Del Ton rifle kits for coworkers and friends and they love em. I'll be starting a store in the next couple months and I will keep Del Ton in stock as long as they can keep them coming.
LETS SEE YOUR ARS.
I'll carry a shovel instead.
I was debating posting a rant in another discussion thread but didn't want to co-opt someone else's thread. This post is not directed at anyone in this thread or anyone in particular. It is my thoughts and opinions based on fact and experience on subject matter that comes up often.
Chainsaws, Lawnmowers, Katanas and Hand to Hand with Zombies. The way I see it you are better off using these things on yourself because you will be joining the dead.
As I said in another thread I've had to move those small gas powered push mowers around just to get it over another object. They aren't heavy but they aren't very light or maneuverable either. There is no freaking way someone, especially of small stature, is going to use one as a weapon for any real amount of time. Pick up a car tire in front of you and hold it out and walk around. They're about the same weight and a car tire is more maneuverable.
I use a chainsaw to cut wood to heat my home during the cold, winter months. I cut anything up to 36 inch logs with an 18" bar and chain. Chainsaws aren't all that heavy but after using them for a while it wears you out. I'll put a couple hours a night in to get my wood cut. I'm not small and have done weight training and worked out in other ways for 35+ of my 46 years. If you've got one zed or maybe two slow movers you could get the job done. If you've got a bunch of zeds coming in on you you've got to realize something. Saws chains dull quickly in wet wood and soil. Saws get wedged easily especially if you really don't know what you're doing. I normally have to refill the fuel and oil in a chainsaw every 20 to 30 minutes depending on how hard you use it and it takes some time. If you're mobbed you're dead in almost any situation. There is no fucking way in creation to be able to control 2 chainsaws secured to opposite ends of a pole or on the handlebars of a motorcycle.
Katana. Katana, katana, katana. Katana, katana, katana. Special K. Not Ketamine, nope. Use a katana in a crowd of zeds and you will go to sleep but you will likely feel a lot of pain. Well at least until you turn. Using most anything when you are being mobbed and you at some point will be a zed if you don't make distance fast. If someone thinks they are going to wade in to a crowd of flesh eaters gripping and clawing at them they are a fool. I don't care what kind of blade is in your hand. If it is a cheap flea market blade it's gonna break. If it is a $100,000 antique from ancient Japan it is going to be lying in a puddle of blood or become lodged in some zeds skull. I don't care if you are mister ninja climb the walls and spitting fire you will be dead if you take on a mob. I've been in riots and unruly crowds. Luckily it's been with people who have some respect or fear for the law because once you batted a couple with the nightstick or flashlight,YES Flashlight, they got the idea and backed off. Plus when you have a few cops batting people and more showing up in riot gear people tend to get the idea that the gig is up and they are going to feel some pain. BUT, when you have to deal with an unyielding mass of bodies piling against you biting, clawing and grabbing and who don't care that you just cut of their hand and lopped their buddy's head off you are in FAIL mode unless you can make lotsa distance fast. Hand to hand is in the same boat. You might be able to choke out your bro but zeds don't breath and they don't feel pain when you snap their leg or even their neck. So you might be able to take out one or two zeds in hand to hand but a group is gonna get you based on numbers unless you are moving and getting away.
In contrast, firepower allows you to make distance and to move. Yeah anyone can get stuck in a room or somewhere you can't possibly get out but if you have your most effective weapon on you, your brain, and it is functioning correctly with firepower you will have a much better chance of not becoming a zed. With the right firepower you can make that distance without direct headshots. The right shotgun or rifle or even pistol can knock one down quick and make it immobile so you can move to the next. You can do this while moving to your planned route of escape or to your make-shift escape route or hiding place.
Can you survive with just a crowbar and a pocket knife? Yes. Some people can by using their head, movement and stealth. Can you take on a hoard like in a video game or your dreams? Gimme a break. Go back to the video games.
If you're going to try to take off the wear you're going to get more wear. Wear isn't the adding of anything it is the taking away of the blueing. You'd likely have to get the revolver reblued. You can do it yourself but why? What kind of revolver and what are you looking at paying for it?
Revolvers are great guns especially when someone is just learning how to shoot. With all the hi cap quality semi autos on the market I just find it hard to buy one except for nostalgia or if your pal needs the cash and you are being a friend.
If you are set on dealing with the blueing wear you can go to most any big store like Cabelas, Bass Pro or gander and to a couple stores online and find cold blueing paste and liquds. Birchwood Casey sells the most popular cold blue liquids and you can find videos all over the net on how to do it. I reblued the slide from a well worn Sig P230 I sold. It came out pretty good. I also boogered up my Mossy 500 a few years back and had to reblue the barrel. You couldn't tell the difference unless you knew right where the blemish was.