A: Because I've seen far too many optics failures. Check out these two links for some very detailed videos that cover this at length. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4i3c-uE8Xc&list=PLH0AqMsSPmC0QpH808pbK_Qft73zhQvyC&index=92
A: Because I've made it a point to train with multiple instructors in a wide variety of disciplines. To date I've attended 65 courses, and counting, in diverse subjects such as: Weapons employment, CQC, dignitary protection, hostage negotiations, team tactics, structure clearing, reactive shooting, precision rifle, and tactical medicine. As a student you want to have an instructor who knows what it is to be a student. Few instructors in this industry can show you a truly comprehensive training file. Note: When I say "Training File" I'm referring to training certificates that demonstrate that one has parked their ego, listened to an instructor, and tried it their way. I'm not referring to running around the industry collecting "Instructor Certificates."
A: There's very little on the market that really blows my skirt up anymore. I like building with hand picked components regardless of who's name is on them. If I know something is a better choice for a given application I go with it. Name brand means nothing, all that matters is performance. Simple and lightweight are my main focus when building AR-15's.
A: Over a decade ago I began working with short barreled rifles and PDW's. I spent a lot of time on the range testing all of the myths surrounding these weapons and kept disproving them. I'd heard that they were inaccurate, were incapable of delivering long range shots without the round "keyholing," and were just about useless in a fight. Not only have I disproven these claims; the fact that AR-15 "pistols" have become as prominent as they are shows that I'm not the only one that sees the potential in these variants. I look forward to the day that the Hughes Amendment is done away with and short barreled weapons are nothing more than just another option for when you chose to buy, or build your blaster.
A: I chose to start doing that a couple of years ago in direct defiance of the God hating agendas that I saw forming in this nation. Political Correctness has done a bang-up job of putting our nation on its ear. The out of control violence in our streets is proof of what happens when a nation tells God to take a hike. The day is now here where right has become wrong, and evil is called good. It seems that the only time one can now speak the name of God, or Jesus, is with a curse word attached to them. Not only is that sacrilegious, it's also blatantly suicidal! To thumb your nose at God is to say "nah, I really don't need your protection from day to day, so leave me alone!" Coincidentally that's what we're doing as a nation. We've collectively turned our backs on God and told him to take a hike. God loves us, all of us, and because God is love he is choosing to not force himself on us, and is doing exactly what we're telling him to do - he is leaving us...ALONE! Our actions have consequences, and we're reaping what we've sown.