22 thoughts on “All hail Rex!

  1. BV

    Bought my first 80% lowers, and the finishing drill bits etc, yesterday morning. Need a good used drill press from someone’s barn.

    Ton, I posted a long one in the PUA thread just below, but it got et.

  2. BV

    First. I was going to buy registered lowers, but a friend convinced me I can buy the ghosts and finish them. I’m going to do them in 5.56. I’m not out too much if I ruin them. I haven’t run a drill press since junior high.

    Also looking at the 3D printing angle.

    1. SFC Ton Post author

      I am not a pro gunsmith by any measure but I have done well with all my ar15 builds.

      Is there anyone with more experience you trust to drill them for you?

      1. BV

        Sure, I am in farm country now. My friends are people who can ‘farmer fix’ anything. But you can’t ask. It’s a felony to make a gun for another man. Not my thing, suborning other people.I quit my new gig because of that: they wanted me to do something that is idiotic, and results in federal prison. I’ll get a good, straight press and take my time.

      2. SFC Ton Post author

        Cool man didn’t known that was a felony

        Something else I shave done countless times that apperatly woould get me time

        Tbis country sucks

  3. Ame

    Ton, I have a question:

    Do you know if there’s a video out there that uses boxing, or something similar, to teach kids how to control their impulses so they can use them to be productive?

    I’m looking for something that would teach kids that perceived negative ‘behavior’ doesn’t have to be bad … that if one learns to manage and control such ‘behavior,’ they can use it to benefit them.

    For example … a kid grumbling under his breath comments about what he’s hearing. Rather than seeing that as negative, it can be seen as a kid who thinks, who has opinions – both of which are good. Throwing one’s thoughts and opinions out there without managing and controlling them can cause a person a lot of trouble in life. But if one learns how to manage their thoughts and opinions and use them wisely, they can be powerful.

      1. Ame

        lol! well … guess i didn’t explain that well 🙂

        my niece is teaching special ed middle school, and she has (duh!) mostly boys. who have extreme behaviors (aren’t controlled completely by women yet). so i was telling her that those behaviors that are so exasperating need to be looked at as assets rather than negatives, and she should teach them that if they learn to control their behaviors they can use them for their benefit in society. a boxer doesn’t just go out and start throwing punches like a mad man. he controls his strength and uses it to beat his opponent.

        so if a kid has a smart ass mouth, teach him that he obviously is clever and able to think, so use that to his benefit rather than his detriment. learn to control his mouth, not get rid of it, so that it benefits him in life rather than hurt him.

        and … i thought a boxer that teaches that concept – controlling and disciplining his strength to be used for his benefit – might be helpful for kids, especially boys who are taught from too many places that being rowdy and not fitting into female structured classrooms.

      2. SFC Ton Post author

        Ame, I would think any good masculine coach would be able to do that as sports and coaches have been helping keep boys out of trouble and giving boys a sense of purpose and direction for…. how ever long there has been sports

    1. BV

      Ame, boys fight. Fighting is constructive. My best friend beat the crap out of me 40-something years ago in the neighbor’s yard. Both of us remember it. I don’t pick a fight with him any more. He doesn’t ask me if I know what I’m doing at work any more. His wife and I ignore the emails she sent to me when I was divorced.

      Boys fight, with fists and legs. Fighting is productive. Adults think about this stuff when they want to throw someone out a window, on the fourth floor. It’s better for boys to go berserker when they are 12, not 18 or 40. Fighting, a priori, is good stuff for boys.

      1. Ame

        BV – i agree.

        however, my niece can’t teach that at school. but she can teach them that their aggressiveness and desires to rule, etc, are good when used wisely. it would be stupid for a kid to beat the crap out of a teacher, but it would be good for him to hold his ground out in the woods with the other guys – of course, she can’t teach that, either, but she can teach them that being aggressive is not bad, it’s how one uses it that can be good or bad or beneficial to them or hinder them in life.

        does that make sense?

        this counters the teaching they get that they are bad and wrong because they are aggressive, or want to rule, etc. gives them something positive to do with what they have to deal with rather than continually be hounded and demeaned b/c they are male. give them hope that they won’t turn out like their brother who is in prison or their dad who is dead, etc.

        i gave her some ideas on how she can turn that thinking around. but it would be nice, and she agrees, if there was a video she could show them of a man who could use aggressive sports to teach these concepts. i told her to look into finding a local gym and seeing if an instructor there can come talk to the boys. (i know nothing about boxing which is probably showing in how i’m trying to articulate all this 😉 ).

  4. BV

    Ame: why should boys’ thinking be ‘turned around’? Boys should be boys. Granted, your niece will be fired if she just says, “You guys go outside and settle it. Come back within 30 minutes.”

    But what do we have instead? Drugged boys who refuse to act like girls. 50% of the boys in my son’s school are drugged, because they don’t act like girls.

    1. Ame

      Ame: why should boys’ thinking be ‘turned around’?

      wouldn’t it be nice if at least one teacher, rather than discipline a boy for being rambunctious and telling him he needs to get rid of that, taught him that being so is good and natural and, if used wisely, can actually benefit him in life?

      it’s perspective.

      it’s what i’ve done with my aspie-girl all her life.

      little example … the concept of walking did not compute in her brain until she was well into middle school. the girl has always been full-speed-ahead or dead-stop! but in public schools running in the halls is not allowed, so the girl mastered the art of speed walking. and when she was little she loved dresses and pretty shoes, so the whole school could hear her clacking ninety-to-nothin down the halls as she went from one place to another.

      always moving full-speed-ahead can get her into some places in life she doesn’t want to be in, but it’s not wrong or bad that she’s like that. she has just needed to master it and use it to her advantage.

      my niece decided to become a special ed teacher to help kids like my daughter, her cousin. my niece and i have always been close, and she has great respect for me. and she truly wants to help these kids.

      the 50% number does not surprise me at all. my daughter was on meds until i pulled her out to homeschool her. then she weaned herself off all of them. if i could have homeschooled her from the beginning, we would not have needed meds. but to function within the parameters of the public school system, she needed them. so, we took her to the very best specialist in his field and were blessed he was within a distance we were able to manage.


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