Took some of your advice, faked some, made at least one stupid choice:
Wrenched. The old gun was weird. Some accuracy issues may have been the gun, as the barrel nut was not much more than finger tight. And with no gas tube? Eeek. No serious problems getting it together.
And now, finally, I can with minimal embarrassment or alibis, present a complete (AR-15 series) family photo:
I guess I could have made it bulkier by including the AR-shaped training rifles (most of which also have the TD battlegrip, same sights...), but forgot. Anyway:
- 9mm upper
- .300 upper
- 5.56 upper on the SBR lower (WML removed temporarily to fit MILES for next weekend)
- 5.56 16" complete rifle, restricted megaforce use only
And finally now the 9mm is not just fun but has some more direct training value when I haul it out at IDPA, etc. Same lower,
So, took it to the range. Which sucked. See, the weather gods do not want me to shoot. Weather here has been variable, but mostly rather pleasant. Yesterday I was out doing my little chores or watching the boy play in shorts and a t-shirt. Mid-50s, and sunny.
But for several MONTHS now, its always, always, always in the 30°s, windy, often raining or sleeting or something. Today, no different. We get snow later. So I blew off my bolt gun and maybe in a few years the range will be nice enough I can figure out what's wrong with that, but I did pretty quickly zero the 9mm, blasted away for fun, and as a last thing I loaded up 10 rounds of the 124 Geco (I do only 124s generally, but often my ammo bag is mixed with whatever I bought).
Laid down on the zeroing bags again. (Note, the magnifier is stolen from the 5.56 upper. It won't normally be on here).
And in no small measure because you all were asking about 9mm accuracy, did a supported slowfire at 75 yds (because it has an overhead. I'll do 200 when it's nice sometime).
4 moa dot, and my bad eyes, I bet the gun is better than this, and needs to be a bit tweaked on zero still, but I am happy.
And the gun is handy, familiar. When I was briefly running and gunning just before this, did all head shots and never dropped one from about 60 down to 5 yards.
Bolt hold open failed 100%. I guess something doesn't fit quite right, or snapped off my cheap plastic mag adapter. Have to look into that.