This was a happy little accidental surprise that BigMel and I stumbled upon while we were out shooting and just dicking around. Not a ton of exciting stuff, or much to write about so I figured it would be a good place to start the adventuring series. So let's talk about this happy little surprise.
One good thing that came from getting burnt out after 7 years of buying and selling guns, is my spark for checking out ghost towns and abandoned mines got reignited. For the last three years that is how I have spent quite a bit of my free time. I have accumulated thousands of photos from dozens of places, but I have been trying to figure out how to start. So how about we start out with the basics before we get into the cool stuff? Or you can ignore this whole post and skip to the cool shit when I post it and go die of exposure or dehydration in the desert, I am a big proponent of free will, so you do you booboo.
I Purchased the Staccato P DPO on January 14th,2022. On January 25th, 2022, I had fired the 1,000th round through it. Now look at todays date. Yeah, I am a little bit behind. That being said, what is my experience with the pistol so far? Read on and find out.
I have often been called rainman, Lord Tism, or just straight up autstic.
Well, jokes on you, I actually am autistic.
But it turns out to be pretty cool really, especially if you like data. I decided with the Staccato, I would take pictures to document wear patterns on the pistol. The following pictures are showing the wear marks on the pistol when it was new, as I bought it. I will be adding more as I get more rounds down through the pistol. Click read more to see the initial wear patterns on the pistol before I started shooting the piss out of it.
About a decade ago now I had an STI Tactical 5.0 in .45. The TL;DR version of that torrid love affair is that the pistol was a piece of shit. When it worked, it ran great and was a pleasure to shoot. That was a rare occurrence though.
Fast forward to 2019, new ownership came on board to STI and it was rebranded to Staccato. The amount of models were slimmed down to basically 4, and allegedly the magazines were redesigned by an outside company to actually work. Since I had grown tired or shooting a soulless Glock, I decided to get one.
It has been 364 days since I have published anything on here. That is even worse than I normally do on this tribute to mediocre writing.
Why? To be honest, for the last year I have been rather burnt out on guns, and the gun community.
If you know me at all, or have taken hints from this travesty of a website, you know that I am a little bit of an H&K hooker. For me, that love affair started around 30 years ago when I was a wee lad. Growing up on action movies from the 80's and 90's, along with Richard Marcinko books, I have always lusted after an MP5.
I never really thought I would get one as HK94's were stupidly priced and goofy with the 16" barrel. On top of that, since I actually use my stuff hard I would have felt a bit guilty doing so with a firearm considered a collectors piece. The clones never really did it for me since the quality levels vary from being built by roaches, methed out gorillas, or the good ones made by true artisans. And they aren't really H&K so I would be left wanting. When the SP5K came out I was meh since it was neutered. Now, when the SP5 came out I am pretty sure that I got the largest erection (verified by scanning electron microscope mind you) that I have ever had. Two days before Christmas and 30 days before I turned 36 I finally fulfilled my childhood dream of owning an "MP5"
It doesn't seem like that long ago. Or maybe it seems like longer than that. Either way, this shitshow has been rolling along for 8 years.
Let's be honest, it hasn't really been rolling along the last couple of years. Lots of things have happened in life and with my interest in this website since then. Back when I started this, Christmas night 2012 I wanted to talk about guns all day long. 2013 I started doing that for a living, buying and selling firearms to and from the masses. As the years progressed doing it for a living, my interests in talking about it in my off time waned significantly.
I have been out of the business since October 12th 2020, and as a result, I am feeling like talking about guns again....when I am not getting paid for it. Well, other than my "No talking about guns with my new coworkers at my new job" rule I have instituted. I was sitting in the breakroom when I overheard someone say "You can't build or buy an AR better than a Springfield Saint". That made me go sit in my truck for my lunch and sob hysterically.
But basically, since I am slowly beginning to like guns again (and I even bought something cool to shitpost about on the 23rd), I will become more active here. Theoretically. I have done some pretty cool stuff in the last couple of years, and I have seen and heard some horrible things working high volume big box firearms sales for 7 years. Some of it good, some of it absolutely crimes against mankind. As the pain subsides, maybe I will share it with the world. The good, the bad, and the ugly.
Merry Christmas to all
Except godless communist heathens, not like they are "people" or anything
If you go to any gun relation discussion forum, or Facebook group, or even the big scary thing they call “The real world”, there is no doubt you have seen these terms or heard variations of these things.
It it seems that nowadays it is more acceptable and “cool” to throw out terms such as these than it’s ever been. That isn’t a good thing either. Let’s dive into why it is a cancer within the gun community. My name is Erick and I will be your guide!
Last year I had another visit from the good idea fairy. I was watching my coworkers purchase Daniel Defense, Colt, and LMT AR's and thought that I have never purchased a factory assembled 5.56 AR style rifle. As with most of the good ideas that I get from the good idea fairy, this one ended up costing me quite a bit of money.
The real question is, in a market flooded with hordes of "Just as good" and "Mil Spec" AR patterned rifles, what makes the Knights Armament Company SR-15 Mod 2 rifle worth $2,000 more than the plethora of rifles available to the consumer today? Well let's take a look and see what justified it to me.