There are some really liget weight rifle plates out there now.
These ones from Safariland are 3.2 pounds each. They are so light they actually float.
The down side of course is the price.
Some pics posted on AR15.com of Eli Dickens Pistol.
I couldn’t find the original thread.
It May have been luck or Devine intervention, but I still find it impressive what he accomplished.
Pistol sights after motorcycle accident:
My Aimpoints need a cantilever mount to push them far enough forward to use with a magnifier.
If you push your dot forward one slot, is the part that ataches to the rail actualy on the Handguard?
If the Handguard is freefloated, it probably doesn’t matter if your one slot out on it.
Its definitely better than shooting them in the vest, but its actually a smaller target than it seems, plus your only stopping them from moving, your not stopping them from shooting. It takes time to bleed out. Best to hit them in the off switch if possible.
I would try to help however I could.
That might be shooting the bad guy or more likely just trying to stop the bleeding and save the wounded.
Its easy for me to say now, but I probably wouldnt run, Im just not wired that way.
As you know Im sure, you have to be an Infantryman to get a CIB.
The USMC does things differently.
Anybody is eligible for the Combat Action Ribbon if they meet the requirements.
Eligibility per Wikipedia.
He has an Air Medal and a Distinguished Flying Cross also.
I figured maybe he punched out over enemy territory, got into a scuffle and then was rescued by the Jolly Greens before he got captured.
The Chu Lai attack seems more likely though.
My wife thinks his DD214 is somewhere in the old family photos and papers she has. I should just have her...
My FIL flew Skyhawks out of Chu Lai during the war. He got a Distinguished flying cross for something and a USMC Ground Combat Ribbon? (How does an aviator get that? Shot down maybe?), as well as many other awards. He passed before I met my Wife, so I never had the honor of meeting him.