5.56 Timeline


Got off work early today. Looked at the mess in my place and thought I should clean house. So instead I went to the range.

Isn’t it cool how Ranges will poke holes in the roofs to give you that wonderful artistic feel. Sort of like being under a night sky. I wonder what constellations they were trying to mimic?

After trying out the Aimpoint T-1 with the riser on the B&T APC9K, I decided I prefer it mounted low. Feel better on this gun. So I removed the riser. I zeroed the Aimpoint for 25 yards. If I recall correctly, there was a pretty good argument for a 25 yard zero on 9mm carbines.

I am going to buy the Glock magazine lower for this gun, but everywhere seems to be out of stock right now. I’m rather annoyed by that. I’m also trying to figure out how I am going to mount a light on this little gun. I think if it were any smaller it would be hard to use.

Got a laugh from this decal on a car I saw on the way home. Personally, I’d worry that such a sticker would promote someone to vandalize or break into my vehicle. But to each their own.

It looks like I’ll be getting one of those surplus M17s. Not sure what I’m going to do with it. Probably write a review then trade it off. Is there a support group for gun addicts, maybe like AA?

Merry Christmas all.

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Using The Eotech Reticle

I was on B-arfcom earlier and a thread came up on the Eotech aiming ring. I was surprised how many people didn’t know its ranging capability and the reason for its size. I have no idea why Howard or myself had not already talked about this.

At 10 yards a occipital box fills the circle or his lungs and heart.
At 25 yards a mans head fills the circle
At 50 yards a mans torso from waist to top of head fills the circle.
At 100 yards a man roughly fills the circle
At 200 yards a man fills the bottom of the circle.

Zero the dot at 50 yards and the bottom of the circle under the dot is calibrated for M4 sight offset at 7 yards. 65 MOA ~ 68 inches @ 100 yards.

I am not a fan of the Eotech itself but its dot inside the circle is the most useful red dot aiming reticle in my opinion.