Saturday, March 22, 2008

Way too tactical for me.

General Intarw3bz Gun Observation: If your drop-thigh Fobus holster-wearin' self is carrying an AR that looks like it's been slathered in CAA and rolled in Yankee Hill, you are way too tactical for me.

Seriously, an Olyarms carbine with lo-rent plastic tactical gizmos looks, to the experienced eye, about as much like a military M4 as a J.C. Whitneyed Kia looks like an IMSA GTP car. Just stop, y'all.

18 comments:

roland said...

ATAS (all tactical and, well you know). Maybe I'm just weird, but I figger that since I'm not a commando, er "operator", I'll skip the laser target designator and M1913 rail mounted espresso maker.
Luddites unite!

Tam said...

It's the $39.95 plastic flashlight holders that look kinda like Surefire M900s if you squint real hard that get me wound up. Or the flimsy gizmos you can buy to make your factory stock appear to be a high-dollar LMT Crane stock.

Jeffro said...

If my AR - excuse me - M4gery - is gonna be stylish, I'm lookin' at a four color flame job. Plus, lots of chrome. Yeah. Lots of chrome.

Shane said...

Don't forget the fuzzy dice

Anonymous said...

And the rabbit's foot.

pignock said...

As bad as "Tacticool" AR15s look with 8 pounds of plastic crap hanging off of them, the Tapco'ed AKs still look worse - not just cheap, but -low rent side of the trailer park- cheap.

Heh - look at the hypocrite type - after I finish reading the daily blogs, I'm going shopping for an Ultimak and a Trijicon Reflex.

Keith

Zendo Deb said...

Not that I disagree, but what brought this on?

TheSev said...

Easy fix for all of that.

M1A.

*Chuckle*

Kristopher said...

Needs a Tapco beer holder.

Cowboy Blob said...

Fobus makes a drop-thigh? I've got several of their paddle holsters and they make awesome low-rent IPSC equipment. Call me Trailer-Park Tactical if you must, but don't lump us all into clique, por favor.

DJ said...

"Or the flimsy gizmos you can buy to make your factory stock appear to be a high-dollar LMT Crane stock."

Hey! I have one of those, and it's working just fine (at least it will until I catch it on my fake MOLLE vest and snap one of those tacticool storage tubes cleeeean off). ;)

Ben said...

Those folks are the same ones who watch those super high tech experimental weapons shows on the Military Channel and then call me the next morning to find out when I can get whatever was featured the night before for them. Obviously I should be able to, you know, since said experimental weapons system was on TV and therefore has to be available to the general public this very minute.

They're also probably the ones who call back later in the day to see if I'll help them out with an ammunition exchange because they accidentally picked up 2 boxes of 9mm Blazer instead of 9mm Luger. Seriously.

Anonymous said...

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=94719480#PIC

ROFL

Robb Allen said...

Still waiting on my Ko-Tonics upper, and due to budget constraints, I'm just getting the ugly standard handguard.

Uncle has been egging me on to get some sort of tactical rail system because some day I'll absolutely need it, but I can't really see why.

I do want a free floating guard eventually, but that's more for accuracy than coolness.

And I only got the folding stock because it was cheap.

Tam said...

One reason I like Vltor's CASV-EL handguard is that you can attach the railed bits only where you need them and aren't stuck with a huge rail-farm that mostly winds up covered anyway.

I need a place for a light (since I don't live in a free-fire zone, I'd like to know who or what I'm shooting before I shoot it,) and preferably a VFG as well (less cramped than grabbing the front of the magwell) so 90% of the acreage on a standard railed forearm is wasted on me.

Lergnom said...

"Is it done?"
"It must be. I've run out of places to bolt stuff."

This dialog may be found at
http://the-whiteboard.com/autowb579.html

Freddyboomboom said...

So what does an early '90s Olyarms CAR-AR (XM177E2 clone) with just a sling on it look like?

For the curious, it can be seen at People of th Gun, about 1/4 of the way down the page, titled "Andrew and his
nephew Christian". Christian is the one with the AR... He's 8 years old in the picture.

mcthag said...

ref http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=94719480#PIC

I love how he has a folding front sight, but doesn't seem to have a rear iron of any kind.