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  2. Bite them in the butt

    Giving anything up won't make them go away. They will be back for the next concession about 1 nanosecond later. Ask the Brits about butter knives.
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  4. Bite them in the butt

    Fox reported that the NRA is opposed to Trump's support of raising age to 21 to buy firearms. Would it include possession meaning I couldn't give my teenager a shotgun and go home noting. I have mixed feelings about it, should a 19 year old be denied a surplus Mauser. If AR's are somehow banned. It will be more than criminals that won't give them up. If any jack booted thugs showed up at my door demanding my AR's I'd become a criminal in an instant. The left started the battle with stats using grossly exaggerated numbers especially with the number of school shootings.
  5. Bite them in the butt

    Wayne LaPierre had better come up with better ideas than arguing statistics and reasoning that criminals won't give up their weapons! What's the plan?
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    Ok I shall rent one when I can and report back That is as far as I will go for now. karl
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    I'll have to admit that the current AR variants are markedly better than the original. Free floating the barrel did wonders for the accuracy. The weight of a modern AR is also significantly higher than the original, on the downside. But 50 years of product development has brought improvements. I mean, what other weapon system can you get a 2 cup coffee maker attachment for? Karl, you should try a new one out sometime. Now, I like my AK's, SKS, Mausers, etc., but after being kinda "out" of AR's for 30 years or so, getting back into them today has opened my eyes to what they have become. Like my 300BO thread.
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    Well enjoy gents. Me? I like the SKS or the M1 carbine karl
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    I like ARs. Very comfortable to shoot, accurate, and inexpensive ammo also. As a modular platform the variations are limitless.
  10. 9x23 1911

    I recall reading in a gun rag. The manufactures of 38 Supers apparently from encouragement from SAAMI. Changed 38 Supers to headspace on the cartridge mouth instead of the so called semi-rim. Opens up the possibility (maybe) of being able to safely shoot the 9X23 or 38 Super. Friend has a Spanish Star pistol the can shoot either the 9MM Largo or the 38 Auto. The Star's slide is stamped 38 Auto or 9MM. The 38 Auto is exactly the same size as the Super. Although not recommended, the Star's powerful extractor holds the standard 9MM Luger tight enough so it can also be fired.
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    According to my friend he was issued a cleaning kit but as usuall the Marines being the ugly step child of the Navy hadn't got theirs yet. I'll never forget my friend's face, red with anger when the Colt rep said "should'a kept it clean. Guess I'm the oddball here, I like my AR. The SP-1 models now get a premium price as a collectible. Also has value being that the so-called Auto Sear works much better in the earlier production AR's. I recall on a program on the Sportsman's channel. Can't recall his name he's now a gun rag writer. He was issued an M-16 without cleaning gear. Being a gun person he knew better than the self cleaning BS. He claimed, keep in fact he's a gun writer and the story like has some exaggerations in it. He taught his company how to disassemble, clean with a toothbrush and using M-1 Carbine sling oilers, where to apply the oil. He claimed to have some how obtained a pull through cleaning tool he used on his rifle's bore. As far as the young'uns with their AR's. See them at the range and also a few at the recent 2nd rally. Seems like their AR's aren't complete without all kinds of bells, whistles, lasers and other useless toys attached.
  12. Bite them in the butt

    The Colt AR-15 SP-1 I bought in 76 was sold as a Sporter hence the SP-1 sub model. Strangely it came with a bayonet but the 20 rd mags had an easily removed block only allowing five rds.
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    yep I dont like them either. but the kids sure do. Az is right about them jamming and no cleaning gear I had to ask my folks to send me a 22cal cleaning kid which I passed on to friends when I left the Nam and I was a marine grunt!!!!! Yep the AR is NOT my thing karl
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    Step-son and family were here for the weekend. He brought one of his ARs to shoot. Between him and his dad they've got at least half a dozen AR variants. Not my thing. One of them is a weird forearm stock-type thing.
  15. which caliber to convert to?

    If you want Sporter calibers, you can get a pre-threaded, short chambered 98 barrel in 25-06 for about $130 from ER Shaw. #1 contour, 24" length. Should feed with absolutely no problems. They also have 30-06 and .308 Win barrels in the same configuration for the same price. Ok, having said that. If you choose to go with 25-06 or 30-06, you will want to lengthen the mag well opening by about .100". Pretty much a necessity for the 30-06, optional for the 25-06. Easy to do. Mauser actions are designed around a tapered cartridge, and the 25-06 and 30-06 are just about perfect for this. Now, if you go this route, you can get left over Santa Barbara made blued hinged trigger guards from Numrich for about $60. They are made much better than some of the aftermarket Mauser hinged trigger guards out there. There are also hinged aluminum trigger guards on eBay for $65 - $70, and they take about a 1/2# off the weight of the rifle. The .308 Win barrel would be great on the Yugo action. I have just finished installing and headspacing an Interarms MkX .243 Win barrel to one of my Yugo actions. You can pick up a short chambered, prethreaded .308 Win and .243 Win barrel from Numrich for about $140. (More than likely made by ER Shaw) I'm working on the stock, and I think that I've figured out how to make a nice looking hinged trigger guard for the Yugo action. I've just got to work it through in my head more, and find someone with a TIG welder.
  16. Bite them in the butt

    In the 1970s the name was " Colt AR 15 Sporter" some "genius" in marketing started to call it an assault weapon ( which it is not) to get the rambo types...it appears that has now bitten them in the butt. Look it up
  17. The price of the AR is going back up

    I may look into an Ak..yep I got the word about century made guns.. Thanks pal karl
  18. 9x23 1911

    No need to do any mods to the mags. A 9x23 is the same length as a 38 Super, and many times will actually fit into a 38 Super chamber. But I've found a source for some very good 9x19, aka 9mm Parabellum or Luger, 1911 barrels at a very good price. Though they require minor fitting.
  19. 9x23 1911

    I had to look up that 9x23 also. Interesting round. Kind of a super-38Super. Too bad they didn't make the case a chopped 223. That can handle the pressure and they are practically free.
  20. The price of the AR is going back up

    Get one while you still can https://www.cdnnsports.com/smith-wesson-m-p15-556-sport-ii-custom-pack.html#.WooiiNFlChA. https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/ruger-ar-556-semi-automatic-556-nato-161-barrel-30-rounds?a=1815207 https://www.centerfiresystems.com/p-10813-smith-wesson-10159-mp15-sport-ii-semi-auto.aspx https://grabagun.com/ruger-ar-556-black-ar-15-223-5-56mm-16-1-inch-30rd.html Karlunity, if you don't like AR's might want to consider an AK. I would however avoid an import from Century Arms. Their warranty is a disgrace. Couple years ago I bought a Century imported Canik pistol, not only unreliable but dangerous from hang firing. Century aka CAI just kept giving excuses for not sending me a return authorization number. The distributor finally agreed to exchange it after they' got the same run around. A shooting bud found out the hard way. CAI's 90 warranty begins the day it leaves their facility.
  21. The price of the AR is going back up

    I've noticed the 499 Rugers and S&W AR's up to as much as 550 from various net distributors. I'm tempted to dig into my rainy day fund as an investment. I can still recall seeing well worn and oddball brand AR's selling for no less than a grand at gun shows during the Obozo led panic buying. Might also e a good time to stock up on 223, 762 Commie ammo and magazines. My wallet on the verge of jumping out of my wallet. Have to visit lawyer tomorrow to evict renter and deal with the city after renter turned back yard into junkyard. I was fined once prior due to a renter that couldn't walk about 15 yds to a garbage can. She just opened back door and tossed shitty diapers into back yard. When I attempted to clean the mess she called cops on me for harassment. Cops made me leave. She claimed to cops I was a bigot and bothering her because she's black and her live-in companion a 350 lb plus Arab. Hopefully I can get a couple AR's before I go broke. Might make some good future trading goods to a mellennial that just inherited dad or grandpas gun collection from the 1950's. Any of you that can spare the bucks and stay happily married. Go buy an AR or two. Despite the risk as in any investment, be awful hard to lose money. I see the worse case scenario of breaking even.
  22. Tell ya one thing gents I see the price of ARs going up...if there is fear of another ban??? Good thing you that like them got them and I dont want one karl
  23. 9x23 1911

    I just did a bit of net surfing, I was ignorant of the 9x23. First thing that came to mind, why not 38 Super. After reading and realizing 357 performance out of a 1911 is very impressive. Keep us posted, sounds like an interesting project. Are any mods needed to the mags??
  24. 9x23 1911

    Getting ready to start my 9x23 1911 conversion. Barrels showed up today, and I'm now waiting for the reamer.
  25. Strange world. I was raised by my uncle a French Prof and a Philosopher, who always said most people are not rational they rationalize. Most, not all, but most, calling for gun confiscation and the repeal of the Second (NYT, the PC and Rosey ) are the same who are proud members of the Resist movement. So? If, for the sake of the argument, you disarm the people and only the police and Government have arms, What than comrade? If Mr Trump gets annoyed and quits tomorrow, you still have a disarmed people. Or do ya think the pols will isten to ya out of LOVE? Best read about Cromwell, Lenin, Stalin and Hitler!...Oh I know it cannot happen here !! You had social studies not history ! We just too good and perfect.. News Flash! Pal. That is what the English and Russians and Germans said. As Unc said people are not rational...
  26. Just getting set up be a couple hundred on motorcycles in about 30 minutes. Kind of disappointed crowd size about 2-250 at best about 50 flag waving motorcycles. The rally scheduled weeksI’ll ago was bad timeing after the Florida massacre. There were however some great speakers after a couple backed out likely due to Florida. About 50% were open carrying and there were about a dozen cops. There were a few, as expected kooks there. A homeless guy sleeping on a bench got a big surprise waking up seeing the gun toting crowd. One kook got a lot of attention from the cops. He was carrying an AR with all kinds of bells and whistles attached, a handgun and a sword. The two gals pictured after the rally took a crowd to a not my president rally in a predominantly Mexican part of town. These women and the long haired guy have gathered a large following on Facebook showing up at all the DACA protests.
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  28. ARs

    Sad. Anyway, we can defend the right to own destructive devices, but may, in the end, lose the war. The PR war appears to be lost. Remember the Street Sweeper sho gun? It was as banned and we didn’t pay we The our guns. Tommy gun sales, same thing. Those lives lost, and Vegas too, weren’t worth it. I have a modified SKS, and I like it a lot. But in the wrong hands it’s capable of killing 40 people in a big hurry. My Winchester 94 can’t do that. I can tell you that many people I know feel that AR owners care more about their right to own one than the victims. Perceptions mean a lot. I can’t find it now, but a guy we know in his 20s, put up a political cartoon of Uncle Sam lying over the NRA, with bloody bodies around. “It’s okay, you’re safe!” Seeing a regular guy like him putting this up is a good sign. I’d rather see the NRA appear willing to negotiate. Problem is, there are no gun debates withige by as and cherry picking the statistics in their favor. Can all of us be trusted with ARs? Yeah, but what’s available to us is also available to gangs. What’s manufacturer is available, and what’s not manufactured is not.
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