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Old December 25, 2017, 22:54   #1
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Went to FAL school .

A couple days ago, after a short correspondence with fellow forum member 'Ce'. I took the short drive to Albuquerque to go shooting. Ce offered to take me to a local range and show me around both inch and metric pattern riFALs.

Until two days ago, my only experience was with a Aussie SLR. I am coming from the M14 world, I grew up shooting CMP matches and I never paid much attention to FAL/SLR's until recently.

Needless to say I got schooled and had a blast literally! Form respect to Ce I did not take pictures nor will I go into a in depth of all we shot. But I will say I got to shoot a couple of each pattern and I got to watch both a inch and metric guns broken down. I now feel more comfortable looking over future FALs and L1a1s giving me an idea of what I am looking at.

Ce also gave me the motivation to jump in with both feet with the 50.00 kit I have. Its a bummer the builders heyday seems to be past but luckily I met a guy who offered to show me the ropes.

We spent several hours shooting and ended the day ringing the gong at 200 yds with a .308 M1 Garand that I brought and a nice StG build.

Before we parted ways Ce made me a deal for the the StG that we had shot. I was not planning on it but he me a deal I could not refuse and I got an excellent shooter to start my FAL section in the safe!

I hope everybody had a Merry Christmas. My new StG sure puts a smile on my face!



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Old December 25, 2017, 23:08   #2
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Sweet story. By most accounts here ce is good people. I've never personally dealt with him but I've seen some of his sale ads here and his deals are always in the favor of the buyer. I saw his offer to meet up with you and I'm glad you took him up on it. Turned out to be a very, very good day.
Thanks for sharing.

BTW, there's hardly a firearm more pleasing to look at than a well built StG58. Congrats on the purchase.
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Old December 25, 2017, 23:11   #3
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Old December 26, 2017, 01:02   #4
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ce is good people. Simple as that.
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Old December 26, 2017, 09:00   #5
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Speaking of ce, where has the Files' poet laureate been lately ? Miss his posts a lot !!
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Old December 26, 2017, 10:23   #6
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Hey dudes, I've been lurking mostly, watching the new guys as the scene changed over the years.

This was cool, though, and Ed is definitely qualified as a shooter, right down to proper range etiquette and ability. I'm honored that he made the trek on just a hunch, so I had to perform and produce or risk my reputation and status by turning out to be a douche like Vince, who also made the scene with his Glock.

Ed is a big dude, so naturally he selected the Rifel with the long African butt fitted, and never minced about the bipod making it so heavy. Wait til he gets a load of the Pig, the Izzy Heavy Barrel.

I think it's time for his old lady to accept that there's going to be a hole in Daddy's safe, where all the money goes.
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Old December 26, 2017, 11:55   #7
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Outstanding! Good to know that you were started down the Fal road in the best possible way! Oh and congrats on a getting a very nice riFal!
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Old December 26, 2017, 12:20   #8
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Good story and thanks to both of you all to make it happen.
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Old December 26, 2017, 12:38   #9
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Old December 26, 2017, 14:30   #10
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CE is a great guy to deal with. Meet him at the Falfest and he was always fun to be around. I got pictures of him organizing the "flip-flop" shoot at one of the Falfest.

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Old December 26, 2017, 15:46   #11
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a douche like Vince, who also made the scene with his Glock
.....did you at lease warn him about that fugger before he made the trip ??
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Old December 26, 2017, 16:03   #12
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Hey dudes, I've been lurking mostly, watching the new guys as the scene changed over the years.
Amen to that but, I do miss you crazy folks....lol
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Old December 26, 2017, 16:04   #13
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CE is a great guy to deal with. Meet him at the Falfest and he was always fun to be around. I got pictures of him organizing the "flip-flop" shoot at one of the Falfest.

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Good as they get. Had a blast out there the times we went. Maybe again one day.
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Old December 26, 2017, 16:08   #14
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Did you get the special no bs CE guarantee?
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Old December 26, 2017, 16:18   #15
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Well, Andy, I did say to him when we got to the range, You do have eye and ear protection, oui?

He whips out a pair of Raybans and slips on his Silencios, and says, Oui.

I remember when you and Mrs. Andy made the scene at Zia while you were on walkabout, all the way form Buggeroo Creek, and that's like, 14,000 miles away.

And James and Tex were formidable opponents in the 200 yard steel plate match at Falfest in Raton. But they got beat by The Bruno Brothers.

So, to be fair, I now invite HBR to fly in from Arkansas, I'll pick you up at the airport, which is right next to Zia Rifel and Pistol Club, we'll shoot some gongs, and then you can catch the next plane back to teh Ozarks.
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Old December 26, 2017, 16:24   #16
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Wait just a dern minute there, .....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYUFBlLfBR0&t=5s

The 2011 Champs, James and I (FN Team).....and in all fairness some of this is the work of a SCAR 17H.
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Old December 26, 2017, 17:03   #17
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Oh, yeah, huh, Team FN was way up front all the way home, my mistake.

Tex had that damn SCAR and couldn't miss, so James just ate a sandwich and cleaned the last shot. Not really, but I think there were 17 targets, so neither one needed a mag change.

And I did get a shitton of brass, boy, I'l tell you what.

Thanks for posting that Tex, I hadn't seen the whole match layed out like that, and thanks to Robin and Dirty Rice and Fast Professor and Stranger and Post Toastie and all you other steel clangers.
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I think the Brunop brothers was the next year and I don't think David was there but I remember them beating me and I don't remember who was with me one of those years.

I give most of the credit to David and his scoped Scar. That think is badass.

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Those other videos in that youtube stream really captured the essence of Falfest, if any of you guys want to know what it was all about.

James and Robin really shined in organizing the matches, and that was a lot of hard work officiating it all, so thanks again.
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I'm really glad I found those vids dirty rice posted. It was fun looking back at them.
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Old December 26, 2017, 22:32   #21
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.....did you at lease warn him about that fugger before he made the trip ??
Yes Ce said we might run into another forum member. I thought it was cool to meet Vince it was nice to have another knowledgable guy to go thru the lower of the SLR as we broke it down and describe the differences between the inch and metric patterns. He may be 'notorious' but he was on the level with me.
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Well, Andy, I did say to him when we got to the range, You do have eye and ear protection, oui?

He whips out a pair of Raybans and slips on his Silencios, and says, Oui.
Just to be clear here Ce is not talking about me...I was confused but I dont own Raybans or Silencios or say Oui so maybe it was Vince and I missed it.

Back to important things lol

I hope to get some trigger time with it tomorrow. My girlfriend wants to go shooting so it gives me an excuse to go all out. My local range used to have gongs at 100 and 200 yds. but last time I was there dip sh!ts shot it with steel core and I am not sure if they have been replaced yet...I will find out tomorrow.
I also have a standing invitation to go shooting with Ce and have another day of school FAL lol.
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Well, Andy, I did say to him when we got to the range, You do have eye and ear protection, oui?

He whips out a pair of Raybans and slips on his Silencios, and says, Oui.
......who's damn RayBans was he puting on ????? Huh Huh Huh, that fugger....
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Uh, he's kinda new, Andy, he don't know about some of the poetic license and graphic imagery we use around here.

So here ya go, Ed, listen to this song see if it don't conjure up some images for ya.

https://youtu.be/952h-AJ3Bcg
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Let's not start letting the truth get in the way of a GREAT story now !!!!
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Uh, he's kinda new, Andy, he don't know about some of the poetic license and graphic imagery we use around here.

So here ya go, Ed, listen to this song see if it don't conjure up some images for ya.

https://youtu.be/952h-AJ3Bcg


Ya ya im a noob here I cant change that. I am glad to see this forum is more relaxed than some to the tight wads that i find on the net. I found this out first hand with me posting the LAV shooting the G1 thread, I thought that was a cool vid. It really opened the floodgates and turned me onto some of Ce's fine poetry.
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Old December 28, 2017, 07:43   #26
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Sure looks like fun guys. That FN team is scary.

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Old December 28, 2017, 09:41   #27
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Ed is a really nice guy. It was a pleasure to make his company.

Ugh! YOU FECKERS! Being nice to CE only makes him unbearable. But damn, after all these years ya'll should know what the consequences are for saying how great CE is. He was all giddy and skipping around like a school boy. He has been saying "thank you so much" to the Costco sample ladies and only taking one sample. He even gave me a dirty look when I double fisted a particularly munchie sample and scored two on one pass. I am starting to fear he may start tipping his hat to them. Then what, ya'll tell me?!

As for the Ray Bans, he hinted that maybe, just maybe,I think about returning them to Andy. For the record, I stole them fair and square.

Seriously, I am really worried, what if Ce isn't grumpy? What would happen if he stops telling us how we all "ruined his life?" This ain't good.

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I met up with Ce yesderday. I was free and he was free so I made the drive and started the day early. I brought my Belgian 50.00 kit for Ce to check out, he lined me out and helped me brake down the lower 100% so I was able to wipe off all the pb blaster off I used to break down the cosmoline. It really made it nice to have experienced first hand knowledge guiding me.

Ce also offered to grind off the old FN receiver stub.


After we finished with the 50.00 kit we goofed off with my StG for a little bit and the loaded up Ce's Land Rover and headed to the range for some trigger time.


After some fine tuning I was hitting the 200yd gong on almost every shot with the StG on a bipod laying prone on a mat and cycled all the mags in my kit.


Ce shooting the StG.
your'es truly with the StG


Then he brought out some more toys to make me jealous.


This was a nice rifle. I want a Izzy HB!
Then he brought out a South African R1

Then I brought out one of my 14s.

A all Winchester build I picked up years ago.
We rang the 200yd gong with every rifle. It was a really nice day. The high in Albuquerque was a balmy 60 degrees on a clear sunny day. It was a nice second day of FAL school! I must say I am a lucky man. The day before Christmas I got a new rifal. My girlfriend saw it on its bipod in the living room Christmas day and did not even ask me if it was a new one. Which is kind of like permission in a way to get another dont you think!
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