I'm back and your feelings about colors added a year to my life I would read a zine, a novel, a monthly publication of you discussing different colors 10/10 didn't think my art crush on you could grow any bigger yet here I stand, punished for my hubris, delighted, please, if you will, discuss: ultramarine (french or standard), spring green, confectionary pink, silver, and the natural cream color of unbleached bone
thanks i’m glad ppl like my weird feelings on colours - as per ur request:
ultramarine (french): bougie.
ultramarine (standard): frigid. quiet. deep aches, seek chiropractor, seek counsel, seek some variation of priest.
spring green: i have literally never watched skins but i once saw a screencap of a character saying something like “i bet she bangs like a fairy on acid” and honestly thats the first thing that occurs to me with this one
confectionary pink: canker sores, root canals. migraines that gravitate behind the eyes. incessant talking, fingers click-click-clacking on tabletops, untrustworthy but pretty.
Do you know any fics that are like Pride or Permanent that have smut and like they make your heart squeeeeeeeeze and just the ending is heartwarming?? I love your blog and thank you so much for all the fic recs, they gimme lifeeee! Havagoodday!
This is what shooting a lot of rounds through a suppressed short barreled rifle does when your buffer and spring are too light to handle the additional pressure. You get your gas key sheared off.
Now, many will look at this and say, that was the end of the rifle. Funny thing is, I was running malfunction drills using dummy rounds and never noticed the gas key had completely sheared off. I went through two magazines (56 rounds) and figured malfunctions were due to the dummy rounds. I was able to fight through the malfunctions and work the drills. it wasn’t until I returned to the bench to reload magazines that I heard an odd rattle coming from the charging handle area.
Upon inspection I discovered the gas key fasteners had broken clean. Of course, this upset me, but at the same time I was astonished to know the rifle continued to function with nothing more than tap-rack to keep the gun running. I probably would have noticed immediately if I was not running 10 dummy rounds per magazine during the training and the rifle continued to fire. But I assumed the malfunctions were dummy round related and continued to fix malfunctions and was able to continue to shoot.
This, obviously is not ideal, but does instill confidence in the weapon platform. Broken gas key and I was still able to shoot through two magazines. Not flawlessly, mind you, but not catastrophic to the function.
Now, the aftermath was decent. The Buffer Detent was destroyed. The buffer face marred badly. I had to replace the buffer detent in the rifle.
I switched out the buffer and spring for a heavier combination. Test fired this morning and no overt signs of over pressure.
The lesson? Always run your gear in training to identify the weak spots and fix them early so you don’t have to worry about when on the two-way range.
I shoot a lot and discovered that a new standard spring might be good for a while, but when it’s worn out can cause devastating damage to your equipment. So, go with the heavier up front and save a bolt carrier group later. This was about 7,000 rounds after installing the new standard weight carbine spring. Perhaps that is the life span of a standard spring when shooting suppressed on a short barreled rifle.