An Australian Private looks through the scope of his HK417 rifle from the Owshay checkpoint outside of Patrol Base Tinsley in the Uruzgan Province during a security patrol. Nov 20, 2011.
A German Bundeswehr soldier with a OMLT unit fires a DShK 12.7×108mm Heavy Machine Gun during a training session with Afghan National Army soldiers on October 12, 2010 in Feyzabad, Afghanistan.
"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." — Desmond Tutu
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Nine years ago today (June 28, 2005), 19 brave warriors gave their lives during Operation Red Wings in Kunar province, Afghanistan. It was the most tragic day in Naval Special Warfare history and devastated the 160th SOAR as well. God speed to all these brave warriors and the families they left behind. Be sure to take a moment today to remember their bravery and sacrifice.
Names of the fallen during Operation Red Wings:
Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class (SEAL) Matthew G. Axelson
Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class (SEAL) Danny P. Dietz
Chief Fire Controlman (SEAL) Jacques J. Fontan
Staff Sgt. Shamus O. Goare
Chief Warrant Officer Corey J. Goodnature
Senior Chief Information Systems Technician (SEAL) Daniel R. Healy
Sgt. Kip A. Jacoby
Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen (SEAL)
Electronics Technician 1st Class (SEAL) Jeffery A. Lucas
Lt. Michael M. McGreevy Jr. (SEAL)
Sgt. 1st Class Marcus V. Muralles
Lt. Michael P. Murphy (SEAL)
Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class (SEAL) Eric S. Patton
Master Sgt. James W. Ponder III
Maj. Stephen C. Reich
Sgt. 1st Class Michael L. Russell
Chief Warrant Officer Chris J. Scherkenbach
Quartermaster 2nd Class (SEAL) James Suh
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (SEAL) Jeffery S. Taylor
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Inside Combat Rescue
My Glock 17 with Trijicon RMR 06 (Adjustable LED model), Trijicon tritium suppressor sights, Surefire X300 weapon light, AAC TiRant 9 suppressor, Lone Wolf 9mm barrel, and Vickers extended magazine release.
I just got my slide back from ATEi after 2-3 weeks of waiting. They milled my slide for the enhanced front and rear side serrations, RMR, and refinished the slide. The RMR was already zeroed and came with extra screws and battery from ATEi. The machining is impeccable and the finish looks great. I’m very happy I had the front side serrations done. Both the front and rear serrations were easy to rack the slide even with oil covered hands. I’d highly recommend ATEi if you’re thinking about having your slide machined.
The RMR is amazing. It’s just like having an Aimpoint or Eotech on a rifle. Some people had stated issues with finding the dot on presenting their pistol but I didn’t have these issues. I simply presented my pistol front sight first and the dot rapidly came into view. With the dot I was able to keep my eyes on target while having a more precise aim. It was great for using with the suppressor for increased clearance. I also was able to easily see my natural arc of movement on target. Any trigger press and grip issues were blatantly obvious with the dot. Follow up shots were crazy fast with the dot also.
I was able to spend a few minutes checking out my RMR in low light with my PVS-14’s. The dot on the night vision settings is a little washed out by the tritium sights on my pistol. Once the dot was turned up to the lower visible settings it looked like an IR laser through the NODS. Switching from I2 to visible with the mounted light was quite easy using the RMR. It wasn’t washed out by the white light. It should be very easy to shoot at night with this set up. When the Surefire XVL2 IR/White light with cowitnessed IR/visible laser module comes out I’ll get one but the RMR seems like an adequate replacement for an IR laser. I’ll have to take this out at night and do some shooting.
Overall I’m very pleased with my new RMR and the machining done by ATEi. I’ll be ordering a Haley skimmer trigger for this pistol tonight and it’ll be done until the XVL2 comes out. Eventually I’ll rattle can it in multicam along with my Mk18 when thats finished. Now to practice dry firing a ton :)
That glock is bad ass doc! Keep up the good work!