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I told you I needed to take a gun pic to find my center again...

...after those posts below. So, here it is. The Castle's Colt SP1, mounting a AN/PVS2 night vision scope. With bayonet, as a form of immersion therapy for 11B40 who apparently gets the heebie-jeebies from sharp pointy things. Small tidbit of trivia - the AN stands for "Army Navy" meaning a bit of kit (very oft-times comms gear) developed for use by both the Army and Marines, and sometimes actually the Navy... 

[The pic will enlargify if you have the sekrit code.]

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Well, this squid used the AN/PVS2 on numerous occasions - both at sea and in that hot place with all the rice paddies.  Back in the day, I thought that night vision stuff was pretty Buck Rogerish.  
 
I am fan of the SP1 it is an accurate piece. Good luck soldier.
 
Greetings:

Thanks for your consideration and implicit suggestion, but the last time I had immersion therapy, my big sister almost drowned me in the bathtub after hitting me over the head with one of my mother's cooking pots, which my therapist now thinks is the etiology of both my kitchenphobia and my reluctance to bathe.  The time before that it was a priest and I subsequently ended up in Catholic schools for thirteen years. Immersion, nah, been there, done that.
 
Foudn a nit to pick - isn't the safety there set on "Fire" (or "Semi"(?
 
JTB, I'm betting the Armorer has the weapon in the hammer down storage position - Just a guess. 

Is that an early (or late) model PVS-2?  The one I've got is Israeli issue and has a large battery box on top.  Or is the export version that much different?
 
That's an earlier one that uses special batteries.  Yours is more userful in that regard, Pogue.

JTB - interesting what you choose to focus on.  I do not have the safety engaged on every weapon in the arsenal.  I keep them unloaded.  I expect guests to treat them as loaded.

I guess I'll just dump this post, too, as my incompetence is showing again.

Perhaps it really is time to quit.

Or just point out, as Pogue did, that if you don't have the hammer cocked (i.e., under spring tension) then you *can't* have the safety engaged. It won't go to that position. Hence - you always treat 'em as loaded until they prove otherwise.

Note Item number 1 on performing the function check on an M16A2 rifle (the only significant difference being "Burst" vice "Auto" for the M16, and the lack of either for the SP1.

How do you perform a functions check on the M16/A2 Rifle?
1. Place the selector lever on safe. If the selector switch will not go on safe, pull the charging handle to the rear and release. Place the selector lever on safe. Pull the trigger to the rear, the hammer should not fall.
2.Place the selector lever on semi. Pull the trigger to the rear and hold. The hammer should fall. While holding the trigger to the rear, pull the charging handle to the rear and release. Release the trigger and pull it to the rear again. The hammer should fall.
3.Place the selector lever on burst. Pull the charging handle to the rear and release. Pull the trigger to the rear and hold. The hammer should fall. While holding the trigger to the rear, pull the charging handle to the rear three times and release. Release the trigger and pull it to the rear again. The hammer should fall.
 
Sorry - I'm a little snippy today.  Another death in the Rotary family and I'm just getting tired of funerals, so my patience is thin and my tongue is sharp.
 
11B, I thought Romans didn't do the immersion thing, leaving that to the Baptists. M'self, I got the sprinkly thing, as a Methodist. The sprinkly thing is of course an huge autistic joke, as in "Asperges Me, Domine!"
 
No, No, Sir! Please don't dump the post! Is Beth making you play nice in yer old age, now that the Manly Juices don't flow as freely as they formerly did? If so, Shame on you, Beth!