Friday, November 09, 2012


Thought of the Day

His first thought [on seeing the rifle he was to use] was "Shit," because it was an M16. Well, an AR-15, as the civilian variant was called. As a man of the .30 caliber, he'd always despised the pipsqueak .223 of the classic AR platform with its tendency to bore tiny holes in people, keep going and kill the talented orphan-kid piano-prodigy while the bad guys didn't blink an eyelash and kept shooting.

Stephen Hunter in Night of Thunder

Good to see the great testosterone-fiction author Stephen Hunter has the same low opinion of our country's mainline battle rifle's ammunition as I do. Fortunately for the hero of the series, Bob Lee Swagger, his AR-15 is chambered for 6.8mm Remington SPC. Would that the responsible Pentagon geniuses would wake up and supply our nation's heroes with the same fighting chance against our up ammoed enemies.

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