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AAR LMS Defense Carbine Course, King County, Wash. 17 Dec 2013

Bug Stomper ·
LMS Defense conducted a one-day carbine course at a discrete range in King County, Wash. on 17 Dec 2013. It was an open course consisting of 11 students, which included law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs, military veterans and a few civilians. WX Weather was cloudy, with temperatures in the high 30s for most of the day. It was supposed to rain, but the lead instructor, fireguy275 , did his usual no-rain dance. That kept the precipitation at bay. Guns and Gear Carbines ranged from...
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Re: AAR LMS Defense Carbine Course, King County, Wash. 17 Dec 2013

Bug Stomper ·
Thanks, Eric! Did you ever figure out what caused your carbine to malfunction? What were the makes of your carbine and your spare?
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Re: AAR LMS Defense Carbine Course, King County, Wash. 17 Dec 2013

Eric911 ·
Primary: Complete 16” mid-length from well known mfg*, fixed front sight, C4 rail, BattleComp. Bushmaster stripped lower (only BM part), H buffer, SSA trigger, STR stock, mil-spec tube and spring. Backup: Colt 6721, DD M4 FSP rail, H buffer, CTR stock. Otherwise stock. *Additional armorer troubleshooting/parts swapping did not confirm what the specific issue was, but it was narrowed down to the upper. +2k rounds previously without issue. It was sent to the manufacturer for service and will...
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Re: AAR LMS Defense Carbine Course, King County, Wash. 17 Dec 2013

Bug Stomper ·
Sounds good, Eric. Fingers crossed for a speedy solution!
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Re: AAR LMS Defense Carbine Course, King County, Wash. 17 Dec 2013

lococop ·
Good AAR. Sounds like a good class. Kevin knows his stuff for sure and is a great instructor.
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Re: AAR LMS Defense Carbine Course, King County, Wash. 17 Dec 2013

Bug Stomper ·
Thanks, lococop ! And it's good to know that Kevin's good reputation extends far into the Great White North.
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Re: AAR LMS Defense Carbine Course, King County, Wash. 17 Dec 2013

Eric911 ·
Great AAR by Bug Stomper. This was the first LMS class that I have attended and I anticipate that it will not be my last. As an instructor and full time worrywart, I appreciated the safety brief right off the bat. Kevin is well versed in the efficient application of the carbine and presents the material in a way that is easy to pick up. There was a lot reviewed and the time absolutely flew by. There was an equipment issue, however. Shortly after doing a fine tune on the 50 yard zero, my...
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Re: AAR LMS Defense Carbine Course, King County, Wash. 17 Dec 2013

Bug Stomper ·
In case anyone is wondering, the Pat McNamara drill we did was " Set It Off ."
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Re: AAR LMS Defense Carbine Course, King County, Wash. 17 Dec 2013

Bug Stomper ·
At the risk of resurrecting a dead post, here is a photo of Kevin sporting his “positive shoulder” and “kickstand.”
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Re: AAR LMS Defense Carbine Course, King County, Wash. 17 Dec 2013

Bug Stomper ·
Kevin (left) teaches sight alignment and sight picture with one of his signature field expedient illustrations. Jordan is there to back him up.
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Re: AAR LMS Defense Carbine Course, King County, Wash. 17 Dec 2013

Bug Stomper ·
Those rounds aren’t going to shoot themselves!
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Re: AAR LMS Defense Carbine Course, King County, Wash. 17 Dec 2013

GravityFalls ·
I really wanted to attend this course, but was already at Tap-Rack's TL class. I know Kevin and he's a good dude. I've been trying to get into one of his rifle classes for a while. DJ, what was your total round count for the day?
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Re: AAR LMS Defense Carbine Course, King County, Wash. 17 Dec 2013

Bug Stomper ·
Don't sweat it too much, Sean. It's tough to make a bad decision when choosing between courses from Bill and Kevin. Other carbine courses I've taken from Kevin required at least 500 rounds, but this one was closer to 300. The lower round count is a legacy of those dark ammo shortage days. Since registering for the course, I'd wondered how Kevin would pull off an all-day class with only 300 rounds -- but it worked. It was a full day of quality shooting and instruction without the customarily...
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Re: AAR LMS Defense Carbine Course, King County, Wash. 17 Dec 2013

rykyard ·
Sounds like another good one. wish i could have made it. Thanks for the AAR.
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Aimpoint to Supply 30,000 Sights for US Army - Comp M4S (M68)

dudedad ·
Wonder how much these will cost ... + spares 4 battery caps , pictiny thumb screws & lol - killFlash http://soldiersystems.net/2017/03/23/aimpoint-receives-us-army-contract-for-optical-sights/ The sights will be equipped with a killFlash anti-reflection device, rubber lens covers, and adapters allowing the sights to be deployed on all versions of the M16 rifle, M4 Carbine, and light machineguns such as the M240 and M249.
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Re: Aimpoint to Supply 30,000 Sights for US Army - Comp M4S (M68)

BC520 ·
Why LOL on the killflash? I'm not seeing your point or reason for the tone of your post.
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Re: Aimpoint to Supply 30,000 Sights for US Army - Comp M4S (M68)

tankersteve ·
killflash is pretty standard on Army optics. I had some for binos. Tankersteve
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Re: Aimpoint to Supply 30,000 Sights for US Army - Comp M4S (M68)

shoobe01 ·
+1 There's a current thread talking about inbound glare and reduction methods, not to mention their use in not letting people beyond the muzzle see the red-tinted glint. There's even a comment hating on the killflash in the soldiersystems article, but I have not before today heard anything especially bad about them. Hell, I keep them on when I add a clipon to my systems so am not even worried about light transmission.
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Re: Aimpoint to Supply 30,000 Sights for US Army - Comp M4S (M68)

BC520 ·
They come off, so I guess I still don't understand his tone. It's not like the M4 CCO'S haven't been in service for a while...
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Re: Aimpoint to Supply 30,000 Sights for US Army - Comp M4S (M68)

Beat Trash ·
Are these 30,000 Aimpoints going to replace existing optics currently fielded by the Army and no longer serviceable, or is the army planning on adding 30,000 soldiers and this is part of equipping this increase?
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Re: Aimpoint to Supply 30,000 Sights for US Army - Comp M4S (M68)

kaltesherz ·
I thought DRMO was only for LE, military can get on that gravy train?
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Re: Aimpoint to Supply 30,000 Sights for US Army - Comp M4S (M68)

SPDSNYPR ·
I was seriously under the impression that the Army was leaning toward an ACOG variant. RCO-ish even. Guess I got bad gouge.
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Re: Aimpoint to Supply 30,000 Sights for US Army - Comp M4S (M68)

PlasticMag ·
Yep, it still has to get added to the property book. Generally, DRMO equipment (now renamed to DLA Disposition Services if you're looking them up) is easy to get. I used to walk into the warehouse both on FtCKY and here on JBLM, identify what I wanted, do up the paperwork with my supply team, and then take it to PBO. Once PBO blesses off on it it's on your books (which made sense for some stuff, like ear pro, but less so for Crye knee pads). That being said, the warehouse on JBLM shouldn't...
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Re: Aimpoint to Supply 30,000 Sights for US Army - Comp M4S (M68)

kaltesherz ·
I'm really hoping my unit gets these- while Team Leaders and up get ACOGs our joes are rocking CompM's, about half of which are lacking spacers and a lot of the other half are missing battery caps / deadlined. I can't for the life of me figure out why an Infantry unit with M4A1's, M240L's, PEQ15's, and PVS14's has almost no functional CCO's. Since bitching about it and filling out countless 2404's hasn't fixed any in the 4 years I've been there, getting new M68's is pretty much the only way...
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Re: Aimpoint to Supply 30,000 Sights for US Army - Comp M4S (M68)

PlasticMag ·
This is an in-service replacement for the M68s already in use. We've received instructions to turn in older CCOs in the past based on their serial number range. I still have some CompM variants in one of our arms rooms.
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Re: Aimpoint to Supply 30,000 Sights for US Army - Comp M4S (M68)

kaltesherz ·
My supply sgt is AGR, but next to useless. Scratch that, he is useless. I've talked to my CO, XO, and PL about this issue before. AT is coming up so I'll try to get someone motivated again, but this is beyond ridiculous. Almost every joe is qualifying on BUIS, yet no one seems to care about their shitty scores because technically they're still qualified. Not to mention we're transitioning to Strykers and severely understaffed (most fire teams are down to 2). But still, every M4A1 should have...
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Re: Aimpoint to Supply 30,000 Sights for US Army - Comp M4S (M68)

PlasticMag ·
Follow on because my edit window closed: Your supply SGT will be forced to turn them in because all transactions are now tracked in the Decision Support Tool by big Army. DST spans active, guard, and reserve, and puts suspenses in the system to hold units accountable. Units which bust suspense are tracked and discussed to the BN and CO level. Once you've divested them (if that works), point out the MTOE shortage and ask for a replenishment through your leadership by e-mail. Not sure where...
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Re: Aimpoint to Supply 30,000 Sights for US Army - Comp M4S (M68)

tankersteve ·
Actually, you often can. It will have to be added to your unit property book, but (quite a while ago, now that I think about it) I have picked up items from DRMO and added them to the unit property book, and had them hand-receipted to me. Plasticmag can verify if that is still kosher. However, turning in the broken crap is the right way to start. Unfortunately, with limited time on drill weekends, it can be hard to get to everything that needs doing. Tankersteve
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Re: Aimpoint to Supply 30,000 Sights for US Army - Comp M4S (M68)

PlasticMag ·
I hate to say it, but you need the buy in of leadership. If you have a slackjawed supply SGT, without the CO approving the turn-in and the PBO working it you're not going to get very far, unless... If your S4 team is good, and you trust them, you can go to them discretely with the S/Ns of the bad optics, explain the situation, and ask for disposition on the optics. Not sure if your S4s can enroll the items in the system for turn in or not, but if they work it with the PBO then you don't need...
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Re: Aimpoint to Supply 30,000 Sights for US Army - Comp M4S (M68)

PlasticMag ·
kaltesherz - 2404s won't do much for you unless your supply sergeant is OK with turning them in. They have to be code F or code H (basically, nonfunctioning but repairable or nonfunctioning/nonrepairable), and then you'll have to turn them in to your supporting SSA for disposition. It sounds like most of yours are code F. Turning them in will get them off your books and as long as you're MTOE-authorized CCOs you can have your PBO request replacements against them.
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Re: Aimpoint to Supply 30,000 Sights for US Army - Comp M4S (M68)

Longeye ·
Kaltsherz: Crazy, it is, but if Big Green is failing you, get spun up on DRMO. Our Sheriff's office just received 20 like new CompM4 sights from DRMO. They replaced our hailed Comp M and M2 sights. I don't know which depot they came out of, but they had thousands....
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Re: Aimpoint to Supply 30,000 Sights for US Army - Comp M4S (M68)

WS6 ·
What mount are they using? I ask, because I want something proven and durable for a .308 gas-gun, and they imply what they are using will hold up to LMG use.
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Re: Aimpoint to Supply 30,000 Sights for US Army - Comp M4S (M68)

cd228 ·
If it's the same mounts they have been using they are the standard Aimpoint mounts with the torque limiting knob.
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Re: Aimpoint to Supply 30,000 Sights for US Army - Comp M4S (M68)

WS6 ·
Will that hold up to a .308 gasser all day long?
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Re: Aimpoint to Supply 30,000 Sights for US Army - Comp M4S (M68)

WS6 ·
I mean something like an SR25. They are so light I'm setting one up like a 5.56 gun.
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Re: Aimpoint to Supply 30,000 Sights for US Army - Comp M4S (M68)

cd228 ·
I've never seen one fail. I am unfamiliar with the term .308 gasser. The 7.62 NATO weapons we issue (M240s, M110s,MK48s) generally get purpose specific optics like an M145 MGO (Machine Gun Optic, ELCAN/ACOG) or a variable power scope. I've seen M68s on M-249s 5.56mm SAWs without issue. You just need to make sure you hear three clicks and inspect the optic to make sure nothing comes lose. I'm sure some of our other LF brothers can probably give you come better info.
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Re: Anyone have a Primary Arms M-ADS?

tankersteve ·
Cool. However, is the honeycomb of similar thickness to a regular Killflash? It looks 'thicker'. Did you make it on a 3D printer? I may be interested in one, as I have a Primary Arms RDS, but I'd like to see one next to a Tenebraex Killflash honeycomb. Tankersteve
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Anyone have a Primary Arms M-ADS?

angrysniper ·
They're great little optics, cheaper than an aimpoint with comparable durability and similar battery life. Unfortunately they don't have any way to attach a kill flash, so I came up with this. Had I made it slightly larger in diameter it would've worked with aimpoint T1s as well.. but I didn't, and now I have 45 of these things I can't get rid of. Have yet to try selling them on ebay.
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Re: Anyone have a Primary Arms M-ADS?

angrysniper ·
I designed it and had it 3D printed by Shapeways. Its made of laser sintered nylon 12, so its much more durable than ABS or PLA which is what home/hobby 3D printers use. I'm not sure if the honeycomb is thicker than most killflashes, but it doesn't obscure the sight picture to a negative degree on an un-magnified sight, and with a magnifier you can't tell its on there at all. Here's some more pictures: Also fits the new rotary knob model that Primary Arms came out with recently.
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Re: Anyone have a Primary Arms M-ADS?

Brock01 ·
If I ever get one of the m&p15-22s I've been looking at, it will likely wear one of these.
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Re: Anyone have a Primary Arms M-ADS?

angrysniper ·
I'm not sure if I can sell things on here, but if anyone wants one PM me.
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Re: Aimpoint CompM5 RFI

Default.mp3 ·
Some interesting thoughts by the guy behind Scalarworks: Source: https://www.m4carbine.net/show...47-Aimpoint-Comp-M5/ I personally like my CompM5 more than my T-2, the battery box being up high definitely makes it feel like I have slightly better FOV. To me, both the T-2 and the CompM5 have dots that look much better than the 2 MOA T-1, particularly under a magnifier.
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Re: Aimpoint CompM5 RFI

pointblank4445 ·
I've always been a variable-optic guy. I've had Aimpoints intermixed in the last 12+ years. Visually, the Comp M3 and M4 looked the best. Some years ago, I started to develop astigmatism; this was about the time the Micro started making its debut. I did OK with the Micro's for a while (even the "improved" T2's) but ultimately sold those off and went exclusively to the S&B Short Dot. Since then, we've had PRO's which are more or less Comp M3's and they do OK. I recently gave the M5 a...
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Re: Aimpoint CompM5 RFI

XTCBX ·
I did a class and one of the other students was in the group these were purportedly made for. He had just gotten it prior to the class and I was able to check it out, to my eyes it looked just like my T-1 (same thing with the T-2’s I’ve looked through so this doesn’t really mean much). On TD2 (RB1 vehicle tactics) the on/brightens knob had broken and was just spinning (optic still worked fine). Sample of 1...
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Re: Aimpoint CompM5 RFI

BigOaf ·
Have you used the scalar works mount with the M5?
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Re: Aimpoint CompM5 RFI

hile ·
All my carbines that have red dots have them now (one has a 1-6 so I can give that a shot.) At FOP last year, I had a T2, but that along with the rifle it was on went to my sister earlier this year. Comp M5 is what I would go with if I were looking for a red dot, and either a LaRue or Geissele mount.
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Aimpoint CompM5 RFI

BigOaf ·
I've searched the forum to see if anyone has experience or posted thoughts on this optic. Does anyone have any feedback for this optic. I'm the market for a new RDS optic and seriously considering this.
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Re: Aimpoint CompM5 RFI

Default.mp3 ·
No, I personally use a GDI MT6-OSM. I've heard some folks say that the older generation of Scalarworks tends to move under recoil. If I were starting from scratch, I'd probably go with a Spuhr these days, but I think the Scalarworks, from what others have said, is still a great lightweight choice.
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Re: Aimpoint CompM5 RFI

DetWD ·
When you consider the CompM5, think of it as a miniaturized CompM4 from the durability standpoint with the footprint of a Micro. The optics packages on the -2 Micros and the CompM5 are also optimized for use with a magnifier and to address dot distortion that those with astigmatic eyes may experience. It's an astounding quality and performing RDS. Let me know if I can help any of you with any other Aimpoint questions.
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Re: Who is the POC at Aimpoint for service work on Comp M2 and T1 optics?

MG in TX ·
Glad to assist. Wayne & DB used to be AP pro staffers but WD left Colt last year & is now the western US LE rep, everything west of the Mississippi is his domain.
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