"We had the old 1911A1s when I was in 2ACR. I was long gone before the Beretta showed up. BTW, the SIG the Army's buying is all American, built here, thought the company is Swiss/German in origin. I've kind of followed…"
"I got mine from SIG yesterday. Full size, with night sights and two mags. Put 100rds through it so far. Great pistol. Totally suitable replacement for the M9. Mine has no safety lever, but I never use it so not a…"
"Hey RC, my experience with kits is confined to the TVM kits and the Pecatonia precarve stocks. I'd recommend the TVM kit as the best one to start on. A lot of the really tricky stuff is done for you, but there is still plenty of…"
"Hey RC, First and second were from kits. The stock was pretty much shaped and the barrel fitted to the channel. They took about six weeks each. The last two were from hunks of wood that everything had to be fitted into,…"
"Thanks. This has been a real education on the history of our country and our regiment.
Top is a Berk County rifle in .50cal, like those used by backwoods riflemen in the Revolution
Second is an Early Virginia "skwerl" rifle in…"
"Been a while since the question was put. Things have changed. But the two schools of thought--direct impingement versus piston rod--seem to be timeless. The M16 you used and its M4 descendents are all impingement drive, though lots…"
"Warren, I'm anxious to hear about your hunt this year. It was real bad for us in southeast Tx. this year. The deer stayed nocturnal all hunting season, one friend killed a 10 pt. That was the only good deer I heard about. Yeah man, let me know…"
"Warren, excellent pictures. It was a pleasure to serve in that unit. So many great guys. Top Williams was full of charisma and an excellent leader. He was the finest soldier I ever met. I hope he is doing well.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Bob Alger, Ron Ruiz, Tom Molino, Dave Bird, John Moncure, Tommy Franks, Nick Krawciw, Marvin Williams, George Crump, Al Elliot, Tom Suddath, Frank Graham, Tom Wester, Steve Rucker, 1SGT McTaggart, Franklin Maughan, Bill Crouch, Marty Dempsy, COL Hudachek, Denny Malcor, Richard Edwards, Skip Holcomb, Gordon Crupper, Royal Latshaw, Dan White, Doyle Haar, LTC Hosmer, COL Page, Jim Noles, Carl Schwart, George Topping, Bob Mendenhall, Jerry Kuyckelhahn,
Warren, I'm anxious to hear about your hunt this year. It was real bad for us in southeast Tx. this year. The deer stayed nocturnal all hunting season, one friend killed a 10 pt. That was the only good deer I heard about. Yeah man, let me know about your new hunting in Pa. I know I have to practice more, but it's a pain with my 308 because it's a featherlite, but I do have a Marlin 30-30 lever action that is fun to shoot, but I have it sighted in with the Hornady leverevalution rounds, which are expensive.
Warren. Nice photos. I remember Devore and Snooks and could tell who they were by seeing them. I also remember Wester and Rucker. I arrived on the Rock and Delta June 1978. Captain Skinner was top shelf in my opinion as was D Co and the 2nd Cav.