I took my AR15 type weapon to the rifle range yesterday . I wanted to sight it in. I bought it new in November of last year. (Why would I do that?) Not very useful if not sighted in.
I don’t have any experience with the AR 15 type rifle. (last service rifle I shot was a M1 Garand in basic training 1961). Kinda sets the picture doesn’t it)?
I approached a young fellow on the firing line. He was shooting an AR Type rifle. I asked him to explain how to adjust the sights and he did a fine job. He was in the military and unfortunately I did not get his name.
I went back to my bench, set up, and fired the first shot. I was on the paper, pretty much centered but low. I also had a jam with my weapon. Failure to eject. I fussed around with the rifle for awhile.
A shooter, another young fellow ,approached me and wanted to know if I needed some oil. He indicated he was an Armor in the army. I needed something, so I handed the rifle over to “Nick”
He took off the upper, got the stuck case out (used cleaning rod), field stripped my bolt assembly, put oil in all the right places, assembled the upper, attached the lower and gave me the rifle back. In about 3 minutes no less.
I proceeded to finish my shooting and Nick came over and showed me his AR 15. DPMS with all the bells and whistles !The sighting equipment on his rifle cost more than my rifle.
The dumbkoff(the one with the bone dry AR15) ol timer with the beard and overhauls wants to thank all my military neighbors for all their help and especially for their service. I had a great afternoon.