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Why we own our M1A's..........
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I'm going to refrain from waxing poetic and just say thanks for your service very much from a civilian aviator... While relatively new to the forum, my M-1A glommed onto me some 5 years ago. My son had shot the Father-in-Law's mini-14 up at camp and I was looking for something in .223/5.56 for he and I to go to the range with. My boy was a bit smaller then and the -06 was out of the question. He liked the bigger crack of the .223 over the .22lr (duh) and it's not a bad round, and I didn't have any hopped up .22's. It was approaching Christmas, an excuse I could utilize with a wife that is somewhat iffy towards firearms... I called all of thelocal gun shops, found one that had reasonable prices on stock AR's and set my course with cash in pocket. Yeah, it was Christmas time and I live in the sticks. When I got to the gun shop they had sold the last AR at the advertised price, though they had many hopped up versions at much higher prices...but amongst all the plastic and mil-spec rails there was something of wood and steel... "What's that?" I asked... The rifle was handed down from the top tier with appropriate reverence (not a good omen for the check book mind you) and passed to my hands...went to my shoulder...the sights were lined up and stayed lined up-no hunting about for the proper hold. (My God, this is no crappy AR or AK!-The hell if my fat arse would carry it 25 miles-weighs a ton! This thing will put rounds on target though, by gosh, and instinctively...it knows well what it was built for!) I lowered it, examined it, dismissed it as too costly, but wouldn't come unstuck from my hands until I decided to put a down payment on it. So much for the cash in my pocket! An AR did come not much later-Father in Law found one cheap...and while it's a servicible piece the M-1A is my go to gun...which didn't work out badly in the end. The short 12GA pump gun for my wife, the AR for my son and the M-1A for me... Funny though, my son likes the M-1A better, always has, even when he had to shoot it from a bench-the little smart arse. Course he's bigger now than I am. I'm gonna give him his Grandpa's old Enfield -06 to shut him up! /wp-content/forum-smileys/sf-smile.gif That will work for a while... He can get his own M-1A!
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The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it-Thomas Jefferson
God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty.... And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure. -Thomas Jefferson
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. -Thomas Jefferson
Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:57 PM
I have always been a handguns guy, some shotgunning, but mostly pistols. I decided to shop for a rifle.
All my AR buds (no bigger fags than those guys) kept trying to push me toward that platform. Sorry, I don't consider a .22 to be a proper battle rifle, even if it pushes 60-65 grain bullets to large velocities.
I wanted something that started with a "3" and that was just how the cow bites the cabbage. AR-10s are neat, but something about the history and legacy of the M1A was just so damn sexy to me, and SA had the rifle I fell in love with. AA9126 Scout Squad, that's what I am talking about.
Lost my job of 15 years, spent a couple of years living off the Texas Workforce Commission's hind tit and finally got a real job again. Worked weekends and late nights every chance I got, caught up on my bills, and pulled the trigger on the long gun of my dreams as soon as I could. We are gonna be in some unsanitary waters soon, whether Obamalamadingdong wins or not, and a damn handgun ain't gonna git 'er done in any serious civil war. As far as I can tell that is where we are headed.
I don't wanna shoot somebody, but when the SHTF, I can present. I figure 168 gr. BTSPs will go a long way toward healing the Zombies.
I am really beginning to love loud noises, even if they cost nearly a buck each.
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms: That should be a convenience store, not a government agency.
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