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Hell I was shocked to find out I can't buy trijicon night sight replacements as the require a gun smith to install as they are allowed but I'm not. They have radiation and require a special license to sell replacement inserts. You can buy the sights but not the inserts.
 

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Hell I was shocked to find out I can't buy trijicon night sight replacements as the require a gun smith to install as they are allowed but I'm not. They have radiation and require a special license to sell replacement inserts. You can buy the sights but not the inserts.
I bought a set not long ago for a handgun. I had my own gunsmith put them on but they were shipped to me.
 

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Depleted Uranium is used on round to destroy tanks. We were required to be in full NBC when we went in one that had been hit. Those of us that may have been exposed to dust were tested often.
Nasty stuff.
 

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I once heard that depleted uranium would ignite during the impact. Does that mean a depleted uranium slug from a 12 ga. would be capable of going thru armor????
 

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Lead and steel won't kill enough?
Depleted Uranium is not about killing it is about penetration, it will go through extremely hard steel and plating .
It still needs a strong force behind it but if you ever seen what it will do to a tank it works.
 

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I bought a set not long ago for a handgun. I had my own gunsmith put them on but they were shipped to me.
I had a D.H.S. guy ship me the Trijicon HD's he took off his G17 when he went to a Private Security firm. He informed me after the Money Order was in the mail.
 

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There is a shred of truth to the advertising because in reality lead is simply uranium (a heavy metal) without the radiation. the drone part is highly optomistic since most drones fly well out of the range of buckshot...However if PETA follows through on it's comments to use hand launched drones to follow hunters in the woods...a box of those might come in handy...lol
 

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I bought a set not long ago for a handgun. I had my own gunsmith put them on but they were shipped to me.
Yes that isn't was I found shocking is you can by the sights however they have to be recharged by the makers. I had a set that had gotten weak after about 8 years and called to find out about getting an insert or a recharge kit etc, but was told by law only they can perform that task. I didn't have any problem buying and installing them on a 1911 I recently purchased at all.
 

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HowStuffWorks "M1 Tank Weapons"

The M1 tank uses a 120mm "sabot" round for armor to armor engagements and it is depleted uranium and is a KE kenetic energy round. That means it has no explosives like the HEAT (high explosive anti tank) round that uses a forced cone of hot gasses to burn through armor.

The sabot round velocity is about 3000 meters per second and punches through anything currently on a battlefield. Sabot means "shoe" in French which is a setup like the accelerator bullets that were popular in the 90's, the projectile is much smaller than the bore of the gun and once it leaves the barrel the shoe peels off as the bullet continues down range.

Depleted uranium is used because it is more dense than lead and harder than steel and carries the kenetic energy most efficiently, and yes there are reports of it being highly toxic.

I have personally engaged moving targets at over 3000 meters with over 80% kill ratio ( kills 4 out of 5 shots), the M1 is an awesome weapons platform, and don't ignore the m240 coax machine gun using the same computer guidance can put 7.62 on man sized targets at 1200 meters all day long moving at 35 MPH.

My tank could do 58 MPH but I understand they have governed them down lately. My favorite story is killing a APC while going in reverse at over 40 MPH, the tank goes as fast backwards as it does forward.

Oh and the article above is slightly misleading, the 120mm cartridge actually mostly disintegrates then the round is fired, all you get back out of the breatch is the butt plate of the cartridge and a stub if the primer rod.
 

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Montana Rancher I knew you had the facts yall made a mess out of them tanks in short order.
We could not keep up them the tank if it was flat out with the 113. But you did run out of fuel sooner.
 

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Montana Rancher I knew you had the facts yall made a mess out of them tanks in short order.
We could not keep up them the tank if it was flat out with the 113. But you did run out of fuel sooner.
Haha yes the turbine (jet) engine uses 1 gallon of diesel per minute sitting or driving, I could not tell the difference.

I spent half my army life in a Howitzer battery as FDC in a M557 which is just a command version of the 113.
 

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My tank could do 58 MPH but I understand they have governed them down lately. My favorite story is killing a APC while going in reverse at over 40 MPH, the tank goes as fast backwards as it does forward.

Oh and the article above is slightly misleading, the 120mm cartridge actually mostly disintegrates then the round is fired, all you get back out of the breatch is the butt plate of the cartridge and a stub if the primer rod.
Did you have a bumper sticker on the back of the Abrams. "My other car is a HumVee"?
 

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Haha yes the turbine (jet) engine uses 1 gallon of diesel per minute sitting or driving, I could not tell the difference.

I spent half my army life in a Howitzer battery as FDC in a M557 which is just a command version of the 113.
I even did a little time in the M901A2 and 3
 

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Not that I would want to be in such a position but if you look at a front view of an Abrams, on the left side on top of the turret you will see a small rectangular box about 1 foot x 2 foot. That is the gun sight and laser range finder, shoot that with a 50 cal and you significantly degrade the tanks abilities , including the thermal sight, a smaller Caliber may affect it but not sure, it's the only vulnerable spot with small arms fire.

On a Bradley it's the same thing but on the right side, top of the turret.

If you look for a picture the "box" looks like a 2 pane window, one side is the sight, the other is the laser range finder, don't remember which is which. In battle mode the laser can easily blind you.
 
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