Since I’ve struggled with depression and low self esteem most of my life, this rings more true. I realize now in my ripe old age thay I was letting others impact me. Better late than never.
It is very unfortunate but it is reality. I am hyper-dubious of any police, and, will likely not have any Active police friends. I guess I’m just not in that club either.
http://bible.com/r/9h.H I just finished day 17 of Day By Day With Billy Graham Bible reading plan with YouVersion.com
This verse and example are especially heart touching to me so I wanted to share them with you.
Lets setup our lexicon: It’s not a “build”, it’s an assembly – I make the distinction because I wont be cutting all of it from billet, which would make it an actual build.
The Honey Badger concept to me is ideal for just about 90% of my perceived scenarios and ranges. This assembly will be the most highly customized assembly I’ve ever attempted. I will be building a custom buffer tube, stock, enlarged charging handle release, gas block, muzzle brake, iron sights, scope mount(s), flashlight holder, rail tube and rail bases. I did say build, I’ll be cutting those out of 7075 T3 aluminum, 6061 T3 aluminum, 4140 Steel and various attachment screws and pins. Some of these build items will be farmed out to an extraordinary machinist friend of mine named Max, when I don’t have the time. Something I firmly believe in is giving credit where credit is due, any item that Max builds I’ll note and he will note on the piece with a stamp or a mark. He deserves recognition for his skill and abilities.
Currently I have a few receivers to work with and will likely have an 80% to work up and have SBR’ed. I’ll also have a grossly over built suppressor design to accompany this assembly. I hope to keep you all updated on it as it progresses. Speaking of, I think I’m going to work up some designs now.
I was researching this rifle assembly when I saw this quote in someone’s signature line:
“We the unwilling, lead by the unknowing, do the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, with so little, for so long we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.” KrazyL
I thought it was a good description of most Veterans careers and military-life experiences. I also thought it was relevant for the Prepper movement. We need to be qualified, and more importantly willing, to do anything with nothing. After all we need to remember: Just because we prepared, doesn’t mean it will be there when we need it, or we will have access to it when it’s needed. Skills will never leave us.
Oonada – who died at 91 today – didn’t hold out for almost 30 years because he thought it would be a great retirement. He made the decision that his oath to the Emperor was of that much significance. That death was preferable to surrender and the mission was of utmost import. His dedication to duty is admirable and much can be learned from it. I believe that he made it a day by day determination to stick it out. Anyone can evade and hold out for a day, week, month and in the extreme a year. But the super human discipline that it takes to hold out for 30 years and continue the mission, well, its just not normal. Having stated that, I believe we are all capable of it, we just need a cause we believe in enough. Something that grounds us and drives us. To quote a Latin speaking Information Dealer. “Resist, however you can, as long as you can.”