What a weekend

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  1. GunnyUSMC

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    Just spent the weekend at the Texas Chrome Hero's Foundation Cook Off at the Lost Lagoon RV Resort in El Campo TX.
    They invited me to come out because I built an AR 15 for them to auction off.
    I used the Let’s Go Brandon lower from PSA to build the rifle.
    We figured that the rifle would go for $1200 to $2000.
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    The first bid was $1000. Within a couple of minutes it was up to $5000. The bidding ended at $8000. I was amazed.
    The Cook Off was great, with 52 teams competing.
    My Brother in law took 1st place in Brisket and the Texas Chrome Hero’s Foundation took Grand Champions.
    It was an outstanding weekend.
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    Elle also enjoyed the weekend. She hung out at the pool yesterday.
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  2. 12Bravo20

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    Outstanding all around!
     
  3. Shanghai McCoy

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    That looks like it was a good time for all.
    Nice looking AR too Gunny. :thumbup:
     
  4. CapnMac

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    Congrats all around.
    Tough to win a brisket competition in Texas.
     
  5. Demi-human
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    Demi-human maybe likes firearms a little bit…

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    Absolutely awesome! An ‘atta boy for the both of you!
    I’m glad you had fun and could donate for a good cause.
     
  6. Gun4Fun90

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    1st place in brisket in a cook off in Texas? You BIL must be quite the cook.
     
  7. GunnyUSMC

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    If anyone here is a Veteran or 1st responder that has PTSD, or you know of any, apply to Texas Chrome Hero’s Foundation. They are always looking for veterans that they can help.
    https://texaschromebbq.com/

    I’ll be building the Foundation another AR for them to auction off.
     
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  8. igotta40

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    Glad to read this- hope all is well with you and yours
     
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  9. Mn Fats

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    $8000? You're around some of the finest Americans in this Country.
     
  10. GunnyUSMC

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    Being around the other veterans and those that support them was great. One of the Texas Chrome Hero’s cooks/ coaches, Chris Davis, is a veteran that the Foundation helped a few years ago. He told me that his life was on a path that was heading in a bad direction. But learning to BBQ and help other veterans put him on a better path.
    Chris is the big ugly guy holding the trophy over his head. He holds several awards in BBQ cook offs.
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  11. Insignificant bill

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    As usual Gunny you are a gift to the world.
     
  12. Mn Fats

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    This is great and for some Veterans, essential.

    It's sad to see so many VFW's close over the years in my state.
     
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  13. DoubleMag

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    Post#11 pic same as others, imagine making all those beef eaters mad & charging you! LoL Gentle giants...until stirred:what:

    Reminded me of a new partner in crime :p, 1st time I saw him off duty was at a steakhouse I immediately said ''I KNEW IT!'' he & family (hadn't met yet) looked puzzled...I said ''full beef diet!'' roaring laughter followed. Big big guy, could hardly get behind the wheel hehe


    Hey Gunny, can U elaborate o the rest of the build. Barrel, BCG, trigger etc. I can see the obvious MOE and the optics box
     
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  14. Armored farmer

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    God bless you Gunny.
    ....and all the veterans.
    ....and Texas.

    I drove past Denham springs last February, but didn't see you.
     
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    Way to go Gunny! Foundations like those are priceless..
     
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    That sounds like a great weekend! Nice rifle too!
     
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    Veterans get help in Texas? Y'all hang out and check on each other?

    Dang, I gotta move down there!

    Good job Gunny!
     
  18. 230RN
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    Great weekend. Loved the eight big ones for the AR.

    May I but touch the hem of your robe?

    I heard about vet organizations closing down about a year ago, thought it was a shame. My second thought was where are people going to bring their retired flags for proper disposal?
     
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    El Campo, my old goose hunting grounds.

    Great place for a great organization to have a great event.

    Awesome job.
     
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  20. GunnyUSMC

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    Thanks for the comp, but I’m just a regular guy. A lot of things I have done over the years, were things to keep me from being bored.
     
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    Many of the VFWs are nothing but bars for veterans. A few that I’ve gone to were just a place to drink. I joined the VFW in my home town after I came home years ago. They didn’t even have their own place. They would meet each month at the high school. After a few meetings, I stopped going. The members pretty much just sat around and shot the bull and talked about the next funeral that might be coming up.
    There’s a large chapter in Baton Rouge that rents out their hall for functions. I have always just felt out of place at VFW halls.
     
  22. GunnyUSMC

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    The upper is one of the higher end ones from PSA. It has an FN BCB and barrel. I didn’t go real fancy on the trigger and hammer it was one of the nickel boron sets that I had on hand, don’t remember who made it. It was clean and crisp and broke at 4lbs. The rest of the LPK was Aero Precision.
    The red dot sight is a Sig Sauer ROMEO 7S. The lower is a PSA Let’s Go Brandon. The rifle cost me about $700 to build.
     
  23. GunnyUSMC

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    Next time let me know.
     
  24. Insignificant bill

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    This is why you get our compliments.
     
  25. DoubleMag

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    Sounds Great thnx 4 details! OBVIOUSLY, someone bid for the fundraiser. But got a gr8t rifle, a real shooter IMHO:thumbup: !
     
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