Shooting pics from today...


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M60
July 13, 2009, 02:58 AM
Moderator note:

These pictures are of privately owned weapons being used by a variety of people. This is not a Sheriff's Department showing off its toys.

Please actually read the thread content.

http://m-mason.smugmug.com/photos/589413225_YCVXa-L.jpg

http://m-mason.smugmug.com/photos/589339471_nxxTo-L.jpg

http://m-mason.smugmug.com/photos/589410006_79wJH-L.jpg

http://m-mason.smugmug.com/photos/589406579_9XsKS-L.jpg

http://m-mason.smugmug.com/photos/589402575_Ftamv-L.jpg

http://m-mason.smugmug.com/photos/589411038_dmdUx-L.jpg

http://m-mason.smugmug.com/photos/589412246_HZUiB-L.jpg

http://m-mason.smugmug.com/photos/589402951_CrLYu-L.jpg

-Mark.

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armoredman
July 13, 2009, 04:10 AM
Wow, that's some serious toys! I have to ask, that is a CETME with a drum, and what's the blue cased ammo? Those are personally owned toys - I can barely see the Serbu as a Dept toy, but the bloop tube and 1917 might not really qualify! Oh, yeah, I WANNA KRINK! :)

cyclopsshooter
July 13, 2009, 04:25 AM
some guys have all the fun-:p

THE DARK KNIGHT
July 13, 2009, 04:51 AM
Damn, looks like one hel of a range day!

I want a Krinkov...

jobu07
July 13, 2009, 05:05 AM
Look at the grain on that 79. Beautiful. And tell us a little more about that drum in the HK. Blue rounds, looks like a training round of some sort - I dunno. Or maybe just the high end photography - these are great quality photos. I wish I could take'm that good. I'm sure the OP will be more than happy to tell us all about these goodies.

Big_E
July 13, 2009, 05:06 AM
Awesome, I want to join your department.

average_shooter
July 13, 2009, 05:13 AM
Oleg Volk (one of the minds behind this boards creation) does a lot of photography professionally and has many pictures involving law enforcement with cool tools. He also has many other pictures of civilians with the same tools.

Just because he may do a photo-shoot of LEOs on the range with automatic weapons doesn't mean he is any less a supporter of individual freedom. I'm sure the same goes for M60 who posted some quite interesting pictures.

jobu07
July 13, 2009, 05:24 AM
You're totally correct. The department pictured probably has no use for a Krinkov or M79. However, at no point did anyone say the department actually owns these. The first picture is of the door and seal on the squad car, but that's an interesting photo to someone with a photogenic eye.

I suppose i'm your employee as well. I guess I don't need to post pictures of what i've done for the past year in Iraq.

These are some great photos and we just need to enjoy the high quality pictures - I think that's all the OP intended. Even if though (most of) these guys are Deputy's they don't get to shoot this stuff every day - look at the big grins. Police like to have fun too! :)

earlthegoat2
July 13, 2009, 06:14 AM
Great pictures, looks you had an awesome time. Next time though bring your fun to my range so I can get my paws on that 1917.

Dr. Fresh
July 13, 2009, 06:28 AM
Good grief, I'm 100% sure your tax money did not go toward a damn M79 and a 1919.

PTK
July 13, 2009, 06:48 AM
Good grief, I'm 100% sure your tax money did not go toward a damn M79 and a 1919.
Sure it did - just more than a few years ago... ;)

Shoots 308
July 13, 2009, 06:52 AM
Looks as if someone had a good day

MrFox
July 13, 2009, 08:25 AM
Back on topic, where is the OP?

Wouldn't that guy with the M1919's hand get a little hot?

TexasRifleman
July 13, 2009, 09:53 AM
The way this thread was presented, it appears that those are department owned guns until the OP clarifies otherwise (which I wish he would).


I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that the M79 is not department issued :)

Especially a beautiful example like this with perfect wood, very nice by the way.

You too can own one, depending on your state laws.

Being an LE doesn't buy you any special privileges for ownership of NFA stuff.

Relax a little.

AKElroy
July 13, 2009, 09:59 AM
Rant shortened . . . Any range day like that one only serves to support & generate interest in RKBA.

TexasRifleman
July 13, 2009, 10:07 AM
TexasRifleman may be the best voice in this forum for your RKBA

Oh I don't know about that, but thanks.

I know there is always a temptation to get mad because "cops get to have machineguns" but that's not their choice that things are this way.

Most cops I know would be just as happy for the rest of us to have them as well. I've never met a cop that fears a law abiding citizen. Not one.

Getting torqued up because you see an LEO shooting an NFA firearm is somewhat understandable but it's important to keep in mind whose fault it is, and it's not LE that got us where we are today.

AKElroy
July 13, 2009, 10:42 AM
TR; I edited my initial rant. I had wrongly assumed you were the OP for this thread. I stand by the comment you reference, though--

TexasRifleman
July 13, 2009, 10:59 AM
R; I edited my initial rant. I had wrongly assumed you were the OP for this thread. I stand by the comment you reference, though--

Ahh OK. Cleaned it all up now. Don't want to make it confusing....

NCsmitty
July 13, 2009, 11:14 AM
Thanks for the great pics M60. I respect all who truly "serve and protect".
Beautifully stocked M79.


NCsmitty

M60
July 13, 2009, 11:53 AM
Since I'm posting from my iPod right now, I'll be quick and say that none of these guns are dept. owned. They are all privately owned firearms. I just put the pic of the squad car up because i like the shot and they were there. Also, I'm not a police officer, and I dont work for the .gov anymore either. Heck, I can't even shoot my semi-auto stuff as much as I'd like to.

-Mark.

NC-Mike
July 13, 2009, 12:09 PM
There's no sights on that shotty! :eek:

How the heck are you supposed to aim that thang? :p

1987rx7guy
July 13, 2009, 12:14 PM
^
Stick in chest of bad guy...
Pull Trigger.

BMUP
July 13, 2009, 12:18 PM
Actually, most of those were probably recovered from a nasty boating accident...:eek:


Bmup

Precision Paper Puncher
July 13, 2009, 12:30 PM
Wow, the pics were awesome, please post more.

M60
July 13, 2009, 03:16 PM
http://m-mason.smugmug.com/photos/589404536_4wZkx-L.jpg

http://m-mason.smugmug.com/photos/589403904_Vp2g3-L.jpg

http://m-mason.smugmug.com/photos/589405270_Kozw9-L.jpg

-Mark.

elrod
July 13, 2009, 03:29 PM
^^^

I say that's cool as hell.....now, what say thee, naysayers????

Justin
July 13, 2009, 03:40 PM
M60's photos are consistently some of the best action shots I've seen. Always great stuff.

jobu07
July 13, 2009, 03:51 PM
As I said this morning, looks like they had a blast! Great photos too. M60, you've got some talent.

Yo Mama
July 13, 2009, 04:46 PM
All things considered, I think you'd rather not be in Iraq though.

What! Everyone I know in Iraq was hoping to go, and waiting for their turn. You anti everything?

FFMedic
July 13, 2009, 04:49 PM
Those are some sweet photos for sure. I'd better be careful not to post any pics of myself spraying city water I did not pay for from the ladder truck :)

FFMedic

joshk-k
July 13, 2009, 07:55 PM
Forgive my ignorance, but what in the sweet name of the world is that wood-stocked beauty with the bore about as big around as my forearm? Is that a grenade launcher? It looks fantastic!

jhco
July 13, 2009, 08:49 PM
I need a napkin.

SCKimberFan
July 13, 2009, 09:09 PM
M60's photos are consistently some of the best action shots I've seen. Always great stuff.

Hear hear!

happygeek
July 14, 2009, 12:00 AM
Here's an idea to throw out there, what if it was proposed to allow automatics, as long as they were 7.62x51 or larger caliber and the owner had a permit similar to a CCP? Yes, the idea is no automatic pistols, and no 7.62x39 autos, has to be at least 7.62x51. The reason I say at least 7.62x51 is how often does a gangbanger use a larger caliber rifle with at least a 16 inch barrel in a crime?

I think it'd be hard for anyone to oppose such a proposal on logical grounds, and maybe it could open the door to someday a pre-1934 status quo where autos in general are legal. Just an idea.

Sorry if that seemed like a totally random thought to the thread, the thought came across my mind due to the OP firing autos at the range.

wojownik
July 14, 2009, 12:41 AM
Great photos of some great hardware! M60 - gotta ask what camera you use for these shots (speaking of hardware)?

M60
July 14, 2009, 01:28 AM
Thanks for all the nice comments!

Great photos of some great hardware! M60 - gotta ask what camera you use for these shots (speaking of hardware)?

Canon 1D Mark II
Canon 70-200mm f2.8 L
http://m-mason.smugmug.com/photos/581216147_zKZVS-L.jpg

-Mark.

M60
July 14, 2009, 01:37 AM
http://m-mason.smugmug.com/photos/589410691_xcRJ9-L.jpg

http://m-mason.smugmug.com/photos/589403670_3kRhP-L.jpg

-Mark.

DAVIDSDIVAD
July 14, 2009, 02:09 AM
Also, I've read of more than one instances where departments will just blow off seized ammo at the range.

joshk-k
July 14, 2009, 02:24 AM
Again, can anyone tell me more about the fat bore, wood-stocked thing in these pictures?

JOsh

M60
July 14, 2009, 02:40 AM
Again, can anyone tell me more about the fat bore, wood-stocked thing in these pictures?

JOsh

It's an M-79 grenade launcher. Or a "Blooper".

I think it's a 40mm bore.

They were used in Vietnam, if I recall correctly.

-Mark.

average_shooter
July 14, 2009, 02:41 AM
Again, can anyone tell me more about the fat bore, wood-stocked thing in these pictures?

To the best of my knowledge it's a 40mm grenade launcher. The "current" version is the M-203 you might see attached to infantry weapons.

EDIT: Crap, M60 beat me to it.

ArfinGreebly
July 14, 2009, 03:15 AM
Y'all will have to excuse me if some posts got bumped while I was sweeping up some chaff.

I trust you'll find the thread a little more focused on the actual event.

Please carry on.

NC-Mike
July 14, 2009, 10:16 AM
That AR on top, with the 5-7 upper?

I thought the brass was supposed to dump out the magwell? Does that guy have two mags in the rifle?

Just One Shot
July 14, 2009, 10:25 AM
:what:


DROOOL!



But where's the donuts?
:neener:

joshk-k
July 14, 2009, 11:49 AM
Thanks for the replies. Is that the original stock on the M-79, or is that custom. It's really nice wood.

dirt_j00
July 14, 2009, 05:19 PM
That AR on top, with the 5-7 upper?

I thought the brass was supposed to dump out the magwell? Does that guy have two mags in the rifle?

NC-Mike - A guy that had one at the range said that one can take the spring, follower, etc. out of a regular AR magazine, and it will function as a "brass catcher" for the 5.7 conversion.

Nate1778
July 14, 2009, 05:25 PM
I second the custom stock on the M-79 Tiger Walnut, very nice, either custom or the gubmint has more money then they know what to do with. Nice shots by the way, the camera hardware is impressive. Guessing that lens cost as much as a few of them guns put together..........

NC-Mike
July 14, 2009, 05:26 PM
NC-Mike - A guy that had one at the range said that one can take the spring, follower, etc. out of a regular AR magazine, and it will function as a "brass catcher" for the 5.7 conversion

http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/sportatorium/GuinnessBrilliant.jpg

doc2rn
July 14, 2009, 05:29 PM
Getting torqued up because you see an LEO shooting an NFA firearm is somewhat understandable but it's important to keep in mind whose fault it is, and it's not LE that got us where we are today.

I would have to disagree, durring Heller VS DC the police chiefs union put in a brief against an individual right and so did a few other LEO unions.
As far as my tax dollars go we all got a little stimulus back, hopefully he used it on an NFA stamp. Personally I want the bloop gun! Can anyone direct me to one?

highorder
July 14, 2009, 06:04 PM
That AR on top, with the 5-7 upper?

I thought the brass was supposed to dump out the magwell? Does that guy have two mags in the rifle?

A guy that had one at the range said that one can take the spring, follower, etc. out of a regular AR magazine, and it will function as a "brass catcher" for the 5.7 conversion.


So how much brass does the 30rd mag hold, and in what orientation?

JimKirk
July 14, 2009, 07:51 PM
Friends do not let friends shoot Nikons

Well said
Jimmy K

jhco
July 14, 2009, 08:48 PM
Your names m60 but.... wheres the m60?

Kind of Blued
July 14, 2009, 09:12 PM
Awesome photos as always. Thanks for sharing M60.

The empty mag as a brass catcher for the 5.7 upper is a great idea. I'd also like to know, how many pieces of brass will it hold? All 50?

DAVIDSDIVAD
July 14, 2009, 10:10 PM
http://guntech.com/ammo/comparison-5.7-308.jpg

I'm guessing quite a few pieces of 5.7x28 brass will fit in an empty AR mag.

Mr.357Sig
July 14, 2009, 10:24 PM
Ratta-tat-tat...phump...boom!!!

Lucky bastardos.

M60
July 15, 2009, 02:49 AM
Your names m60 but.... wheres the m60?

The Army wouldn't let me keep it. Damn.

-Mark.

chuckusaret
July 15, 2009, 11:03 AM
Thanks for the great pics M60. I respect all who truly "serve and protect".
I missed the PIC's of a M60.
Wouldn't that guy with the M1919's hand get a little hot?

We were issued the M1919A6 when I first entered the Army. We were instructed to use it in the prone position and not use it from the hip but only as a last resort. Yes, the heat shield would get rather warm after firing the belt of ammo shown. Their is a nice M1919A4 and A6 semi auto 30 cal presently on the market that is hard ro tell the difference from the original MG.

Dirty Dawg
July 15, 2009, 11:09 AM
Good camera + great glass = nice images. I spent years with the Mark II and Mark III and know them well. Only complaint is those big honkin' batteries. Still have a Mark II but these days I spend my time with the 5D Mark II. The files are ridiculous AND I can shoot some HD video while I'm out. Now, if only my range days included as many nice toys as yours...

Exposure
July 15, 2009, 05:57 PM
I see the 5.7 upper is attached to a full auto lower.

Was it running full auto?

As of right now the 5.7 upper does not have the trip on the carrier and some guys have talked about doing a mod to the bolt so it will run full auto.

And oh yeah, AWESOME pictures. My screen name represents my fascination with photography, but you put me to shame. Good work.

LRaccuracy
July 15, 2009, 06:19 PM
I don't know what to think about a SO posting photos.

M60
July 15, 2009, 08:31 PM
I don't know what to think about a SO posting photos.

Again, I am NOT affiliated with any .Gov agency. I'm Joe Private citizen with a camera. The guns are all owned by Joe Private citizens also.


Jeez.


-Mark.

SharpsDressedMan
July 15, 2009, 10:41 PM
Texasrifleman, if you have never met a law enforcement officer who fears law abiding citizens with guns, get out of Texas and come east. I live in Ohio and there are plenty here. I used to work among them. For some really fine examples, go to Washington DC, MA, NJ, or most of the east coast. It is a sad commentary, but I learned long ago that many LEO's were not MY brothers...........................

LRaccuracy
July 15, 2009, 11:01 PM
M60,

I guess when I saw the Sheriff's Patrol car and then the uniformed Deputies or possibly the Sheriff.. it appeared to be a Sheriff's Office shoot.

It's true what they say about the word Assume.. Great weapons.

M60
July 16, 2009, 02:24 AM
http://m-mason.smugmug.com/photos/592530443_97Bnd-L.jpg

http://m-mason.smugmug.com/photos/592529726_uf53F-L.jpg

-Mark.

M60
July 16, 2009, 02:27 AM
http://m-mason.smugmug.com/photos/592529321_SXpTF-L.jpg

http://m-mason.smugmug.com/photos/592564121_tbpFG-L.jpg

-Mark.

M60
July 16, 2009, 02:29 AM
http://m-mason.smugmug.com/photos/592563811_cJFRs-L.jpg

http://m-mason.smugmug.com/photos/592566958_x78Nx-L.jpg

-Mark.

DAVIDSDIVAD
July 16, 2009, 02:29 AM
Keep them coming Mark, this is turning into a great thread.

M60
July 16, 2009, 02:30 AM
http://m-mason.smugmug.com/photos/592566001_FnPfY-L.jpg

http://m-mason.smugmug.com/photos/592568132_fLnTo-L.jpg

-Mark.

M60
July 16, 2009, 02:32 AM
http://m-mason.smugmug.com/photos/592566778_7Gh5U-L.jpg

http://m-mason.smugmug.com/photos/592565579_geJrr-L.jpg

-Mark.

ACP230
July 16, 2009, 10:06 PM
Lots of nice stuff!
I particularly like the suppressed M14 (M1a)?
Also the M79. I always thought they looked like interesting weapons since seeing the first shot of one on the TV news back in the 1960s.

yongxingfreesty
July 21, 2009, 04:30 PM
Damn, those are some good pictures! Nice weapons too@

ByAnyMeans
July 21, 2009, 04:49 PM
Great photos, would love a crack at some of these guns and nothing beats the photo of the officer eating a donut.

ChCx2744
July 22, 2009, 05:25 AM
Hmm....Only thing I am now curious about is a couple of the HKs....I've never fired a UMP or G36 :P

Pack
July 22, 2009, 04:03 PM
Questions:

How quiet is the integrally-suppressed 22 in post # 64? Air-gun quiet?

What is the first weapon pictured in post # 65 with the exceptionally long mag and short barrel? The mag looks to be the size for 5.56/5.45 rounds. Is this some kind of uber-Galil?

Observations:

I love all these guns, but the suppressed M14 (post # 69) has to be the coolest thing I've seen.

Does anyone else think that the big bald guy NOT in uniform (Grey t-shirt, posts 1 and 68) could pass for "Herc" from "The Wire"?

M60
July 22, 2009, 05:00 PM
How quiet is the integrally-suppressed 22 in post # 64? Air-gun quiet?


Yes. Airgun quiet. They are really cool. I have an SWR Warlock on a buckmark and these are quieter than that.

What is the first weapon pictured in post # 65 with the exceptionally long mag and short barrel? The mag looks to be the size for 5.56/5.45 rounds. Is this some kind of uber-Galil?

Close. It's a Micro-Galil.

Does anyone else think that the big bald guy NOT in uniform (Grey t-shirt, posts 1 and 68) could pass for "Herc" from "The Wire"?

I'll let him know you think so. lol.

-Mark.

Deltaboy
July 22, 2009, 09:06 PM
Cool Pics !

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