How did time get away from me the way it did? Don’t do what I did!
OK, so my HD gun is a suppressed AR. I’ve never had an issue with the gun until yesterday. I played musical red dots with it this winter and had to sight it in. I tried to do that yesterday, yes, tried. The gun sat for quite some time unused, but ready to spring into action if needed. A year and half ago, in June, we had a cop killer running around in the back 40 and I took the rifle outdoors while I did chores. It sat some more until yesterday. I loaded a mag’ and chambered a round and fired it only to hear “click”. I checked the primer and it barely had an indentation. I figured the oil had done something funky and today took it apart. The gun was clean as a whistle, but the oil was thicker than it should have been. Cleaned it and relubed, and tested and got a satisfying bang each time.
I can’t help but think that I would have been very surprised if I had counted on it when that armed cop killer was on the hill, or if someone had broken in*. Lesson learned.
*As far as a break in it might not have been the end of the world since I have 2 handguns also available for that. But if pressed for time it could have been a disaster.