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#1 OFFLINE   Glocksrfugly

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Posted Jul. 25 2018 - 08:16 AM

Greetings all. Im not sure if I should call myself a beginner here though as I was an M16 range coach over thirty years ago while in the US Navy Seabees. Had plenty of time and training on A1's and A2's. But now after all this time Im just getting bsck into all things modern AR. Lots of new stuff to learn but Im having fun.


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Posted Jul. 25 2018 - 08:23 AM

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Posted Jul. 25 2018 - 08:26 AM

That's how most of us got started on the forum.  My M16 was an E1. 

 

We use to have a saying on the forums years ago.  We aren't in the military anymore so not limited to what they issued us.  The military has more latitude these days but it still holds true to an extent.  That's what the forum about, all the different variants.  

 

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Posted Jul. 25 2018 - 08:28 AM

Welcome!  There seems to be a lot of members in a similar situations.  I prefer being considered  a "new guy" - I can ask "stupid questions" and no one gets upset or feels the need to prove how "smart" they are. :) 

 

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Posted Jul. 25 2018 - 08:53 AM

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Posted Jul. 25 2018 - 08:54 AM

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#7 OFFLINE   Steelborn1

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Posted Jul. 25 2018 - 09:49 AM

Welcome!  There seems to be a lot of members in a similar situations.  I prefer being considered  a "new guy" - I can ask "stupid questions" and no one gets upset or feels the need to prove how "smart" they are. :) 
 
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The cool thing about this place is we wouldn't do that to ya regardless. Feel free to ask anything! We might tease ya a little, however, we aren't Aholes like the other place.
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Posted Jul. 25 2018 - 10:02 AM

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#9 OFFLINE   Joel74

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Posted Jul. 25 2018 - 11:51 AM

Welcome to the Armory.  :tiphat:

 

Thanks for your service. I'm sure with your experience you can add to the expertise on the Forum.




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#10 OFFLINE   LawDawg1911

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Posted Jul. 25 2018 - 01:44 PM

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Posted Jul. 25 2018 - 02:21 PM

Welcome aboard. Ok, Let's go. First question? Here's what I think.  :snicker:




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Posted Jul. 25 2018 - 03:33 PM

Welcome. I had my first experience with a M16A1 issued to me back in 1978 while in Marine Corps Recruit Training at Parris Island. I have also been issued a Model 604, M16A2, and a GAU-5/A/A while in the USAF Reserve. I got into ARs hot and heavy starting back in 2004 when I bought my first AR-15 (DPMS AP4 Panther Carbine). I started building shortly after that. I have built about 80 ARs to date. I like building clones of military models including the older M16s and carbines. I have several of these. I have amassed a lot of knowledge and experience over the past several years because of my passion for the AR platform.


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Posted Jul. 25 2018 - 07:27 PM

I like Seabees they make life comfy and give ya a place to crap and sleep :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:


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Posted Aug. 07 2018 - 12:05 PM

Lots of new stuff to learn but Im having fun.

 

You still have a big advantage over someone who is new to the platform. You may not be up to date on the hottest new trends, but you can still perform a function check, field-strip a rifle, etc.

 

PS - Welcome to the forum. :thumb:




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Posted Aug. 07 2018 - 02:42 PM

Welcome. I had my first experience with a M16A1 issued to me back in 1978 while in Marine Corps Recruit Training at Parris Island. I have also been issued a Model 604, M16A2, and a GAU-5/A/A while in the USAF Reserve. I got into ARs hot and heavy starting back in 204 when I bought my first AR-15 (DPMS AP4 Panther Carbine). I started building shortly after that. I have built about 80 ARs to date. I like building clones of military models including the older M16s and carbines. I have several of these. I have amassed a lot of knowledge and experience over the past several years because of my passion for the AR platform.

Man, I knew you were old, but you have Ginsberg beat !

Will you share the fountain of youth with us, or are you a vampire ?   

 

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Posted Aug. 07 2018 - 02:46 PM

Welcome to the Armory, and my sincere thanks for your service. 

 

We really do have a great bunch of guys here, and I am happy you are having fun

getting back on the horse. That's what it's all about. 

 

"Shoot what you like; like what you shoot."

 

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Posted Aug. 07 2018 - 04:40 PM

Man, I knew you were old, but you have Ginsberg beat !

Will you share the fountain of youth with us, or are you a vampire ?   

 

:segrin:

 

I am glad you saw that. I missed it. Thanks. :)







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