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>can anyone identify this jacket for me? no milsurp general autism to help me out.
I guess its a french jacket?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How is it possible that Ukraine has almost 0 losses? How do they do it?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      russian racial inferiority

    • 3 weeks ago
      Resident Wumbologist

      They definitely have losses. Quite a lot, although it's hard to say how much higher/lower they are than Russian because they are currently not very transparent about it.

      I got drunk and ordered a case of MREs and never did any army service. What am I in for?

      It's just really cheap food that's meant to be shelf stable for a long time more than being particularly good or nutritious. Eating a lot of it in one go is a good way to get severe constipation, but otherwise most of it is ok. Just cheap. Some of it will probably be familiar if you grocery shop at dollar stores.

      https://i.imgur.com/q7bhEJO.jpg

      Looks similar to one from Midwausa (oos)

      Does anyone know if 5.45x39 is really going to be manufactured by PSA and/or K USA?

      Hard to say until it happens, but they'll probably have to in order to maintain sales for their 5.45 rifles if nobody else does it.

      I have a QTDDIOT, does anyone give a shit about Ian after he let himself get cucked out of publishing an actually relevant modern military strategy book he had already written thanks to the whinging of trannies, lefties, and other historical revisionists crying wolf?

      He still puts out something interesting every now and then, but I've been a lot less interested now that it's a lot of
      >Check out this really common firearm that was made in the millions only it has this one stamp on it
      and
      >I'm answering a question that only a complete noob would ask because I get flooded with the same questions from noobs and I'm sick of it

      I think his content still has a lot of value for beginners who want both a shallow and deep dive, but there doesn't seem to be much new under the sun from him lately if you've been into this stuff for a while.

      https://i.imgur.com/XY8EDGS.gif

      No guns here

      Can muskets misfire?
      Can revolvers misfire?
      How?

      Muskets misfire a lot, especially flintlocks. Reliability is a huge reason why we went for primers and metallic cartridges.
      Revolvers don't get feed jams, but the internal clockwork can get fucked and no longer align cylinder with barrel. Or you can still get a dud round that fails to fire, or a light strike. There's less things to fail, but there are still things.

      https://i.imgur.com/eczQgJj.jpg

      Trying to identify this armoured vehicle if anyone can help. It's out front of the Umm Al Quwain Fort in the UAE.

      British FV 101 Scorpion, or one of the derivatives of it. It's a big family that has a lot of variants.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Muskets misfire a lot,
        Not if loaded correctly and used correctly they don't

        >especially flintlocks
        No, no they don't, if they were unreliable to that extent in the hands of trained men, then they would never have been used. certainly someone who does not know what they are doing with an overfilled pan, weak mainspring, unhardened frizzen, worn flint, bad powder, blocked firehole etc etc will have a problem but in a correctly setup and loaded gun a flintlock will rarely fail. It is actually extremely rare to have a misfire on a percussion gun that is correctly loaded, on a par with a BPCR gun. Many people who are new to flintlocks will struggle making modern reproductions reliable, for a start many reproductions do not have hardened frizzens and the lock geometry is poor, the spring to weak or to hard, they overfill the pan etc. If you have got used to making a flintlock run you will know if it is going to go off. Many Napoleonic battles were fought in wet weather including Napoleons 100 day campaign culminating in waterloo, yet the flintlocks functioned, the same in the cold and snow of Russia. How the flint is fitted in the jaws, whether a strip of leather or lead is used to hold it, whether a flint or even in very early guns a piece of pyrite etc etc.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not being retarded russian spamming snowmoron thrash that got shat out of 4chans anus

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      gnomish lies but ugarden gnomes gonna garden gnome, what you gonna garden gnome?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Source on that vid? Crazy

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Russian soldier (some claim wagnar, some claim the two guys were also wagnar, what is or isn't kremlin/nato propaganda is up for you to decide) flanks to ukes after they'd just been concussed by a grenade which messed the one guys face up, demands they surrender, they're confused and won't give up their guns, he caps both of them and rolls away. Apparently they were saying they were on his side, if thats because it really was friendly fire or if they were just confused after the grenade and saw a guy coming up behind them, who knows.
          "russian soldier flanks two ukranian roll' on bing brings up some reddit threads about it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Russian soldier (some claim wagnar, some claim the two guys were also wagnar, what is or isn't kremlin/nato propaganda is up for you to decide) flanks to ukes after they'd just been concussed by a grenade which messed the one guys face up, demands they surrender, they're confused and won't give up their guns, he caps both of them and rolls away. Apparently they were saying they were on his side, if thats because it really was friendly fire or if they were just confused after the grenade and saw a guy coming up behind them, who knows.
        "russian soldier flanks two ukranian roll' on bing brings up some reddit threads about it.

        Am I the only one surprised he rolled? I always thought tactical rolls were a meme

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Russians take that shit seriously, whether or not its a good idea is another thing altogether.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There's a vid I've seen where 2 Russians roll sideways like rolling pins through a minefield or artillery struck field.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got drunk and ordered a case of MREs and never did any army service. What am I in for?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      chili mac is the best one
      constipation
      awesome drunk in the woods food
      overpriced instant meals

      https://i.imgur.com/q7bhEJO.jpg

      Looks similar to one from Midwausa (oos)

      Does anyone know if 5.45x39 is really going to be manufactured by PSA and/or K USA?

      >Does anyone know if 5.45x39 is really going to be manufactured by PSA and/or K USA?
      no idea

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What country are they from? Do you know what menus?
      I have been eating a second dinner of lithuanian mres for a few nights

      I have a QTDDIOT, does anyone give a shit about Ian after he let himself get cucked out of publishing an actually relevant modern military strategy book he had already written thanks to the whinging of trannies, lefties, and other historical revisionists crying wolf?

      That nerd's videos used to be comfy until i saw the ones in the smoking jacket and i wrote that off until i saw he was shilling his own cheap guns then stopped consooming
      The fucking guntoober gun they just birthed is awful too
      Sad state

      Does any anons /scythe/ and built their own? I just broke mine out again for the season. American pool ladder snath and a brilliantstahl 29" grassblade and some italian stone have me slicing down last season's dead growth and the overgrowth from fall/winter very easily. I have a 30" hybrid füx blade and am gonna make a hazle single grip snath soon for it and the angles of the dangles and shit are confusing and i'm wondering if it reaaallly matters that much the whole time or if I can just basically force it at the end with the geometry of the blade:snath-meeting-area.
      I have an austrian mounting... thing... halter? I forget but also, I am scared of the geometries

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >What am I in for?
      You're in for a really nice time.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      chili mac is the best one
      constipation
      awesome drunk in the woods food
      overpriced instant meals
      [...]
      >Does anyone know if 5.45x39 is really going to be manufactured by PSA and/or K USA?
      no idea

      What country are they from? Do you know what menus?
      I have been eating a second dinner of lithuanian mres for a few nights
      [...]
      That nerd's videos used to be comfy until i saw the ones in the smoking jacket and i wrote that off until i saw he was shilling his own cheap guns then stopped consooming
      The fucking guntoober gun they just birthed is awful too
      Sad state

      Does any anons /scythe/ and built their own? I just broke mine out again for the season. American pool ladder snath and a brilliantstahl 29" grassblade and some italian stone have me slicing down last season's dead growth and the overgrowth from fall/winter very easily. I have a 30" hybrid füx blade and am gonna make a hazle single grip snath soon for it and the angles of the dangles and shit are confusing and i'm wondering if it reaaallly matters that much the whole time or if I can just basically force it at the end with the geometry of the blade:snath-meeting-area.
      I have an austrian mounting... thing... halter? I forget but also, I am scared of the geometries

      what is the point of paying over $20 for some bullshit sloppa-tier meal besides larping?
      i mean it's your money, do what you want with it. but it seems like they should at least be under $10 each

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Looks similar to one from Midwausa (oos)

    Does anyone know if 5.45x39 is really going to be manufactured by PSA and/or K USA?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This year, allegedly. Saw pics of steel cased 54r at shot

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Does anyone know if 5.45x39 is really going to be manufactured by PSA and/or K USA?
      They said they would at shot show but they also said they'd make an mp5 so ?????????????????

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If I were them, I'd have dropped the MP5 like a sack of bricks
        The market is saturated with them right now

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      by summer, they'll start with 762x39 and build up batch's, when they have enough inventory, theyll switch to 545 and produce that batch at least half-million rounds of each caliber, PSA words not mine

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I hope you're right. I miss the days of cheap steel case x39.

        Are trademark laws preventing anyone from making a mp7 clone? No idea why psa would bother tessing a mp5 clone when no one is making mp7 unless there's a good legal reason.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >why no mp7 clones
          ammo availability for one. could also be design patents of some sort

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Does anyone really care if the clone is chambered in 4.6? I'd rather take 5.7 or 9mm anyway. Actually prefer 9mm so I don't have to stock another caliber.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              If you don't care about the round then why care about it being an MP7 clone. If you want something small with a centered grip with a mag through it get a micro-uzi or mac-11/9 and you'll have your 9mm. sbr either and add a stock and you have small 9mm of that form factor down. The MP7 is about the round.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It looks cool. Wouldn't mind having a micro uzi but as I'm currently in commiefornia they're all just pipe dreams anyway. Been debating on a cmr30 look alike but not looking to get a possible lemon.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                First, get out of CA. Once you are in a free state there are plenty of good looking firearms in 9mm that are clones of various SMGs and PDWs. You can get into MP5 clones pretty cheap these days if you're not autistic about all german parts and welds that are works of art. MP5 will always look cool even as their tech ages (although shooting roller lock is still comfy in the year 1986+37)

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I plan to eventually. Several cases should be decided on soon so this shithole state might get a little more free in the near future but I'm not holding my breath. I agree the mp5 is also cool but the mp7 just looks better to me. Only autistic about older stuff that I can't justify buying anyway. Hoping the roster gets shot down and I can get some cool pistols while I'm still here.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                CA is lost. Democrats have complete control with no hope to break that control in the short to mid term. The state will have to collapse before the people will throw them out and start over with leadership that has respect for liberty or even common sense. No matter what the courts decide, the state of CA will just pass their next infringing law to fuck you over while you wait for the next decision to overturn it, wash, rinse, repeat. Just look at NY after the carry decision. SCOTUS sent a clear message that CCW had to be allowed and they doubled down on ways to stop their citizens from exercising that right. You need to get out, and wherever you go make sure you don't bring any of those CA politics with you.

                back to MP7s, if you're really just after the look maybe start getting involved in fosscad and 3d printing stuff. Nothing out there today but 3d printed firearms that handle 9mm are common enough so strength is doable. If you just want the look in 9mm start learning and working with people produce a design that looks like an MP7

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >CA is lost
                Not that anon, but what's the verdict on Washington? Has the commiefornia cancer metastasized? Any bets on how long it'll take for Seattle to eat itself and set us free?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I love the land on the west coast but I would never trust the government of any west coast state enough to put down roots there. CA, WA, OR, all terrible for anyone who wants to be free. Sucks to write off all that beautiful coastline and mountains, but there's no saving them until their populations truly suffer under the leadership they've put in place enough that they are willing to finally through them all out.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >there's no saving them until their populations truly suffer under the leadership they've put in place enough that they are willing to finally through them all out.
                Is it a noble pursuit to remain in the lands of one's birth and never give up hope for a brighter future, or simply a fools errand to suffer along with friends and family as the boot comes to crush us all?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I can't speak to Californians as that's not the land of my birth. I'm Texan. If Texas were ever to go the way of California I would stay, resist, and fight. I think that's a different situation though because if Texas is falling to authoritarian leftists then the rest of you are already long gone and we are the last best hope for the world.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You may be correct about ca but the cancer spreads if it's not contained. Your point with regards to NY is also salient and until scrotus does something I don't have a good argument to counter your claims. Maybe we get another freedom week before ca pulls more bullshit, I can't say but I wouldn't be surprised if the state ingores any rulings either.
                >make sure you don't bring any of those CA politics with you
                CA is like most other states, the cities are blue, the rest is red. Now that they have mail in voting I don't see a Democrat ever losing another election so with regards to voting for change I think you're correct that ca is lost. If you were implying I vote blue, I'm insulted.

                3d printing is something that I've played with a little and I think holds a great deal of potential. I've been trying to learn more about firearm design in my free time and develop the skills required to fully design a reliable, functioning firearm but I've still got a ways to go. Sadly, I'd need an ffl to actually make one legally in this shithole state and that's an issue I don't hear anyone fighting for.

                >there's no saving them until their populations truly suffer under the leadership they've put in place enough that they are willing to finally through them all out.
                Is it a noble pursuit to remain in the lands of one's birth and never give up hope for a brighter future, or simply a fools errand to suffer along with friends and family as the boot comes to crush us all?

                Yes, cancer spreads when nothing is left to fight it. Could be a pointless endeavor but I'm cautiously pessimistic things might change. Best case the big quake moves the coast to the east and saves us some trouble and time.

                I can't speak to Californians as that's not the land of my birth. I'm Texan. If Texas were ever to go the way of California I would stay, resist, and fight. I think that's a different situation though because if Texas is falling to authoritarian leftists then the rest of you are already long gone and we are the last best hope for the world.

                Several states have fewer gun laws than Texas, so while I respect the sentiment I think Texas being the last stand for freedom is not realistic. You have a similar problem to ca being on the border. The demographics who vote for statism in exchange for gibs. That being said, please do everything in your power to not have to fight from the severe disadvantage we have in ca. Never give an inch. The suppressor laws sidestepping the atf is an excellent start and I commend your state for actually trying to reclaim some rights. I don't see it almost anywhere else with nfa related shit.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Texas
                We have our shit cities too, Houston sucks, Austin sucks, El Paso sucks, a lot of Dallas sucks. No public land sucks until you buy your own. Other than that Texas is pretty damn great. Particularly if you like the 2a

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      PSA said they intended to make 5.45x39 a few years back, saying it would take a few years. and here we are. PSA with their ammo on display at shot.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    good thread

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a QTDDIOT, does anyone give a shit about Ian after he let himself get cucked out of publishing an actually relevant modern military strategy book he had already written thanks to the whinging of trannies, lefties, and other historical revisionists crying wolf?

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No guns here

    Can muskets misfire?
    Can revolvers misfire?
    How?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Can muskets misfire?
      of fucking course. the most likely.
      spark. static. hammer gets knocked down. stray spark from nearby gunfire ignites your powder. and thats just with it going off.
      if you include nothing happening as a misfire
      powder gets wet
      no flint
      cap isnt seated properly

      there's a dozen ways any kind of musket ever can misfire

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Can muskets misfire?
      Yes. Muskets are typically thought of as blackpowder single shot muzzleloading weapons with either a flintlock or percussion mechanism. There are therefore a host of specific malfunctions relating to each action as well as others relating to the black powder such as it being damp. I can't be more specific as the phrase musket covers almost 300 years worth of weapons with several different configurations and mechanisms

      >Can revolvers misfire?
      Yes. See above. Again revolvers span both the pre brass cartridge percussion era to the modern day, almost 200 years and there are a vast number of differing mechanisms and ammunition types, some you can look up include cap and ball, pinfire and rimfire as well as centrefire. Broadly speaking ,mechanical or ammunition failure would result in a misfire but as with muskets, the range of quite different mechanisms that are revolvers makes a more specific answer impossible

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Doesn't like the meme WWSD Project gun.
      >Aggressively into meme lawn mowing.
      Say, friend... What YouTube channel for you into scythes?

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Brit para camo of some sort? Zippers don't match, but the pattern is close, and he's holding a sten

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      German here, first thought it was a Bundeswehr product because of the buttons, but it might be a french camo. Look for: Feldjacke F2 CCE or Feldjacke F2 (French Field Jacket F2) if you can find this model with buttons.

      yeah its not an f2 jacket
      its french camo

      but I just cant find one with both the zippers and the big pouches on the chest like that
      it looked like a british windproof smock but maybe its some kind of new gear and not milsurp?

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    German here, first thought it was a Bundeswehr product because of the buttons, but it might be a french camo. Look for: Feldjacke F2 CCE or Feldjacke F2 (French Field Jacket F2) if you can find this model with buttons.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There was an anon in a thread yesterday who was talking abut Turk guns and uploaded a pic of what looked like an SVD but the filename was something like "this is a 410 shotgun btw". Does anyone know what thread that was in? I can't find shit even through searching archives and it's driving me mad.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fuck

      [...]

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/oAuHG0G.png

      fuck [...]

      I don’t know why, but I think AK style .410 shotguns are cool as hell.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Would be even cooler if .410 were actually cheap. Great if you're a reloader though. Imagine hunting squirrels with a fucking .410 AK shotgun. Which reminds me I should get one of those Chinese 12ga AK shotguns one day before some dumb import ban happens or some shit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      or this?

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Trying to identify this armoured vehicle if anyone can help. It's out front of the Umm Al Quwain Fort in the UAE.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Those buttons are weird, reminds me of British uniforms (see pic). But yeah it's probably CCE or something.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have a couple British parkas and uniform shirts. What is the epaulet type strap in the middle for?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Same thing as shoulder epaulets, displays rank, but you can see it when you are in front of the person

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Thank you

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      buttons are oversized to make it easier to use them with gloves on i'm sure

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I just meant the weird two slot/strap through design they use instead of having thread through 4 holes. Probably stronger assuming the button can take it though.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          yea i didn't really notice that but it looks like they are attached with some kind of cord and not thread so it's probably stronger that way with the thick, idk what you'd call it, throat? of the button

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            buttonholes, but what you'd call that "slot" type of buttonholes, IDK. It's a thin flat strap; I have some British DPM with those buttons IIRC. Weird but interesting.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a felin CCE jacket, ukrainefriends

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anon is right; it's a French T3 Felin CCE jacket that's been faded to brownish much like M81 can on some jackets. Not OP but I couldn't find one with those fucking buttons until I searched with "Felin", just the one

      https://i.imgur.com/q7bhEJO.jpg

      Looks similar to one from Midwausa (oos)

      Does anyone know if 5.45x39 is really going to be manufactured by PSA and/or K USA?

      found would clog up my image searches.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/P0l8BbC.jpg

        Those buttons are weird, reminds me of British uniforms (see pic). But yeah it's probably CCE or something.

        thanks guys

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    French FELIN F3 jacket

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a really really stupid question: How do I note down scope adjustments for different ranges? I've been shooting my Ruger Precision Rimfire and while I normally shoot it at 50m, I've sighted it in for 100m and wrote down the numbers on the turrets. But how do I write down full turret turns (i.e. from 0 -> full 360° rotation -> 0)? Kinda want to train long range precision shooting on it when I'll buy a 308 or 6.5.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Easiest solution is to just have a notebook you keep with the gun.
      I've seen people also do things like tape an index card to the stock. Just write it out in the most condensed form you'll understand later and then find a place to put the slip of paper.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Is there seriously no standardized way of writing down scope adjustments that contain full turret rotations? Thankfully I only need like half a turret rotation from 50m to 100m... but if I get into LRPRS from 100m to 1000m, I'll need to somehow translate full rotations.

        I'm seriously not that dumb, am I?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I just write down the total movement, since I know the number of clicks on the turret it's just mental math.

          If you want to see what most people do, do an image search for "D.o.p.e. card"...

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You’re supposed to calculate it, as it depends on variables like wind speed, inclination, temperature and pressure/altitude

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What class of gun would be best for a civilian non-combatant in civil unrest/shtf?
    A lot of people go with carbines for good reason, but it seems like all of the likely fighting is well within pistol ranges and all the ways of carrying a concealed carbine are kind of convoluted. I feel like you would attract a lot less attention with a concealed service-size handgun and still be able to defend yourself.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      imo this is where having a stock on a handgun would be nice. Concealable as a pistol, but accurate to longer ranges with the stability of a stock. This is also almost the role pdws like the p90 were designed for, so those would be a good choice. And this is the very thing so-called short barreled rifles excel at, which might be one reason the government hates them so autistically.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That was my first thought but I don't want to SBR a glock and the ATF is being faggy with braces rn
        >might be one reason the government hates them so autistically
        Nah thats legal nonsense from 100 years ago aimed to stop Al Capone, ForgottenWeapons has a really good explanation of the history of US SBR law

        https://i.imgur.com/FsZpzGo.jpg

        Marksman rifles for staying out of sight and far enough away so you don't instantly get magdumped by 6 patrol carbines.
        Conceal carry handguns to keep yourself from drawing unwanted attention when you aren't doing the former.

        Makes sense, I'm just trying to justify spending money on a pistol with a dot. I think you should also have some sort of closer range red-dot and light equipped carbine for defending a house or whatever structure you happen to be in.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Marksman rifles for staying out of sight and far enough away so you don't instantly get magdumped by 6 patrol carbines.
      Conceal carry handguns to keep yourself from drawing unwanted attention when you aren't doing the former.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        In what situation would you be instantly magdumped for just being around? A war zone? That seems like it would be more than just civil unrest. And if you are a non-combatant, why not have a good set of binoculars to see potential threats at a distance instead of carrying around a marksman rifle for that and possibly being mistaken for a combatant.
        >Conceal carry handguns to keep yourself from drawing unwanted attention
        no argument there and probably the best answer to this kind of situation, where you are a non-combatant

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Honestly I half ass read the post and missed the non-combatant part, so assuming you're not fighting anyone, the first part of my post doesn't apply.

          That was my first thought but I don't want to SBR a glock and the ATF is being faggy with braces rn
          >might be one reason the government hates them so autistically
          Nah thats legal nonsense from 100 years ago aimed to stop Al Capone, ForgottenWeapons has a really good explanation of the history of US SBR law
          [...]
          Makes sense, I'm just trying to justify spending money on a pistol with a dot. I think you should also have some sort of closer range red-dot and light equipped carbine for defending a house or whatever structure you happen to be in.

          I got a deal on a Burris FF3 so I set up my APX for it, it's pretty cool and id recommend it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      wait and see how the pistol brace ruling blows up in their face. We could get SBR's off of the NFA, then PDW's will become more common. If you're going out, then yes a pistol is the easiest to conceal, but if it gets bad enough, don't go out where you can't have the carbine nearby.

      https://i.imgur.com/BCFl2L0.gif

      >Is buying land
      good luck. Ive looked into it. you cant pull it off without at least 200k and a year off work and 2 years of trade school.
      yeah you can buy land for cheap maybe a few places.
      but you wont have
      >water hookups
      >power hookups
      >sewer hookups
      and without that. all you have is a shed. and you still have to truck it in. and you still have to build it. and you dont have the expertise to do it correctly on time and cheaply.

      Ive looked at land all over. and unless you can find something that has water/power/sewage its not worth investing into. and thats the real catch. anything with water/power/sewage is already owned and developed and in private hands.
      there's a reason we all talk about it and no one is actually doing it.

      now if youre just talking about a bunker? yeah sure spend 40k for a few acres and throw a tuff shed on it. doesnt really make sense. and those underground shipping container houses are again worthless without proper water/power/sewage.

      stay poor and miserable.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Have a specialized reloading question.
    Is there any real difference between the Hornady 75gr and smk 77gr or nosler 77gr match bullets in terms of terminal ballistics and additionally why do there is? I assume it would have to do with bullet construction, but from the gel tests and anecdotal evidence the jump from 69gr to 73gr makes a good deal of difference speaking in terms of terminal effect on medium game like white tail deer.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Magpul MBUIS or save my shekels for something better?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      MBUS are literally justasgood and the polymer is more likely to flex and return than bend like aluminum or metal. Only reason to ever go with metal folding irons is if you are putting the front one on a gas block mount.

      https://i.imgur.com/2vqRi76.jpg

      Why the fuck did they think a reciprocating charging handle under the foregrip was a good idea?

      Doesn't stick out, if you're holding it correctly it's not an issue.

      What's the best gun training I can get in Texas? Something that is recognized by the state and also is a good training. What keywords should I be searching for?

      For example is handgun licensing training good enough?

      Normal CCW training is pretty terrible, LuckyGunner has a video of a few guys qualifying blindfolded.
      Massad Ayoob group's MAG40 is probably the best for a civilian, Baer Solutions, there's a bunch of good training. I assume you mean defensive handgun.

      https://i.imgur.com/4No4tG5.jpg

      Does the Mosin fit 4+1 or 5+1?

      At least on my 91/30 and M44, 4+1. The magazine will hold 5 with the bolt open (so you can load it with a 5 round cip) but you can't close it overtop of 5 rounds in the mag, the bolt just barely catches the top round. Its so close that you might be able to relieve the magwell a bit and fit 5+1 with the factory mag and I'm not entirely sure that no army or boomer ever did that.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ok, thanks anon!

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >not a single ear plug in sight
          These guys aren't live firing right?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Hearing protection wasn't invented until in 1983. That's 1976. Also it's not like you're firing at indoor range. The fur hat works as hearing protection, if you're wearing it.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >borfors trying to hit a fishbed.
              Yeah nah

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Bunch of fucking fuddlore on the iron sights thing guy, just like someone saying heat would warp your plastiboys and fuck your zero.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >just like someone saying heat would warp your plastiboys and fuck your zero.
          this actually fucking happens

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why the fuck did they think a reciprocating charging handle under the foregrip was a good idea?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      having it fixed was simple and cheap, hiding it under the handguard was convenient to prevent snags or assuage concerns about a reciprocating charging handle

      also to be fair they didn't really think it was a good idea, the USMC only bought them out of necessity and ditched them as soon as they could get Thompsons. The Grease gun ended up being everything the Reising aspired to be.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's the best gun training I can get in Texas? Something that is recognized by the state and also is a good training. What keywords should I be searching for?

    For example is handgun licensing training good enough?

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone have the webm with the map showing all the different aerial attacks on the first day of desert storm?

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does the Mosin fit 4+1 or 5+1?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      10+1

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Well yeah, but in factory models.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What is the go-to replacement pistol grip for the Springfield Hellion for max Euro authenticity?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm ordering a gun tomorrow and want to order a bunch of mags with it. They can ship them with the gun to my FFL or I can place another order separately straight to me and pay shipping twice.
      Has anyone shipped mags to an FFL with a gun? Have they been ok with it or pissy that you're ordering mags through someone else?

      I saw someone with a B&T grip on theirs and it was damn close. Good luck finding one, though.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        My FFL only stocks normie shit like AR and glock mags, and I've never had any comments about my orders coming with the 1-2 mags they're boxed with. Then again, I've never ordered additional magazines that shipped to them.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        A lot of new guns come with multiple mags in the box. If it's a small number of additional mags (i.e. under a dozen) no one would care. If there are several additional boxes of mags coming it might annoy them but worst you'll get is something along the lines of "don't do that again"

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Gonna be 4-8, guess I'll go for it and see if they even notice or care

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            4 they definitely won't care and even 8 I can't imagine it being a problem unless your FFL is an asshole. If you received extra boxes just for mags I could see them getting a little annoyed, they're doing transfers not acting as a UPS store for you.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              They're nice, I've asked them if they'd special order something for me since felt like supporting a local place and they straight up told me to get it online and ship it there since it'd be cheaper. Can't imagine mags would come in another box if I'm only paying shipping once.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                sounds like you're good to go then, I wouldn't sweat it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        why not email the ffl, retard

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          ..........fuck, you're right. Just gave him a 30 second phone call and it's fine.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I can place another order separately straight to me and pay shipping twice.
        do this just do it. the cost of shipping is nothing compared to the annoyance of your ffl or shipping company being dicks and having to unfuck it. never send anything you dont have to to a ffl.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is buying land and PrepHoleing your own cabin/bunker/earth-home/whatever PrepHole approved?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you shouldn't care whether anything is PrepHole approved. Buying land (assuming you are financially stable) is almost always a good idea. If you want to build a bunker and that makes you happy or feel secure, do what you like man, you don't need my or anyone else's approval here to do what makes you happy.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fair enough.

        https://i.imgur.com/BCFl2L0.gif

        >Is buying land
        good luck. Ive looked into it. you cant pull it off without at least 200k and a year off work and 2 years of trade school.
        yeah you can buy land for cheap maybe a few places.
        but you wont have
        >water hookups
        >power hookups
        >sewer hookups
        and without that. all you have is a shed. and you still have to truck it in. and you still have to build it. and you dont have the expertise to do it correctly on time and cheaply.

        Ive looked at land all over. and unless you can find something that has water/power/sewage its not worth investing into. and thats the real catch. anything with water/power/sewage is already owned and developed and in private hands.
        there's a reason we all talk about it and no one is actually doing it.

        now if youre just talking about a bunker? yeah sure spend 40k for a few acres and throw a tuff shed on it. doesnt really make sense. and those underground shipping container houses are again worthless without proper water/power/sewage.

        >tfw I can easily find ~1 acre plots of land with water and power for $100k in my area
        Such plots make me worry about neighborhood regulations and such. Also a lack of privacy.

        Biggest concern I have is the possibility that laws in my state become inhospitable in the coming years, even though I love the area.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          One acre isn't "land" that's a pretty normal suburban lot. That will subject you to all sorts of zoning, ordinances, building codes, etc... If you were thinking you'd shoot on that you almost certainly will not. Buy actual acreage. In my state if you have at least 50 acres no one can prevent you from shooting on your land, no city or county bullshit can get in the way, your land so you can shoot.

          If you're in a blue state or purple state and you care about 2a stuff just get out now. Don't start putting down roots and then make it harder to up and leave when they take away your rights.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >be me, joining army as civ contractor
            >have to do piss test
            >nurse says my sample will be shipped to VA
            >will take 4 weeks to get results
            is the army just fumbling piss tests on purpose now? I'm not an expert, but aren't urine samples only viable for a week or so, providing proper storage?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >just get out now
            I can't help but have hope things won't get too bad. I also don't want to lose my friends and miss out on our biweekly game nights.

            I was born and raised here, my family lives here, and I do not want to let the state chase me out

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              there are airplanes, you can visit family. encourage your friends to get out as well. you'll make new friends in your new home state as well. don't let inertia trap you. I lived in one of the bluest states and now one of the reddest, it was a good move for me. If your state is blue and drifting further that direction I'd move, it only gets harder once you stay longer and buy property. The best day to make the move was yesterday

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          100k for an acre with no structure
          holy shit we need to go back

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Is buying land
      good luck. Ive looked into it. you cant pull it off without at least 200k and a year off work and 2 years of trade school.
      yeah you can buy land for cheap maybe a few places.
      but you wont have
      >water hookups
      >power hookups
      >sewer hookups
      and without that. all you have is a shed. and you still have to truck it in. and you still have to build it. and you dont have the expertise to do it correctly on time and cheaply.

      Ive looked at land all over. and unless you can find something that has water/power/sewage its not worth investing into. and thats the real catch. anything with water/power/sewage is already owned and developed and in private hands.
      there's a reason we all talk about it and no one is actually doing it.

      now if youre just talking about a bunker? yeah sure spend 40k for a few acres and throw a tuff shed on it. doesnt really make sense. and those underground shipping container houses are again worthless without proper water/power/sewage.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >what is a septic tank
        >what is a well
        >what is solar power
        yeah, no one lives with city water/sewer and on the electric grid anon. It just can't be done. Admittedly I'd like grid power (and it's available in a lot of fairly remote areas anyway, many places that don't have city water) but you can do without it. Wells and septic are common everywhere rural, it's no big deal at all.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          with = without*

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >>what is a septic tank
          10k
          >>what is a well
          20k
          >>what is solar power
          I mean easily another 10k if youre gonna have to do all the wiring yourself

          so lets just call that 50k for water and power and sewage
          so 100k for a small piece of land and 20k for a well might be an understatement

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Owning land isn't a poorfag game. If those numbers scare you then an apartment is probably more your speed since you can't even get into a typical suburban home for those numbers. For anyone with reasonable income who prioritizes having property, big fucking deal. Mortgage on that is what like $1200? maybe $1300 given the rate increases lately. Completely doable for anyone in a skilled trade.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Mortgage on that is what like $1200? maybe $1300
              thats what I make in a month and Im working 40 hours a week full time.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You're making just over $8/hr? I said SKILLED anon.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want my first lever action. I also want something stainless, or something like a marine coating. Something good for corrosion. Do I get something in 30-30 or 45-70gov?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      .30-30 will save you about a dollar a round and is fine for everything in North America.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      30-30 is a classic hunting round, fudds have been using it forever. 45-70 is fun and cool but more expensive, if you like it buy it but its definitely not necessary, it's just fun. Marlin has 1895s available in stainless with laminate stock and 45-70, not a high volume thing for them though so you'll have to search a bit to find one.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's the going price for a ptr91?
    pawnshop wants $900
    it's like new just checked it out

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Tell him that you know what he's got and offer $400

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it's an upscale place in a rich resort town
        they have a sick mp5k build for 6k

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >sp5k

          Used worth 3k at best, nib can be had for 3.1-3.5

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it's a swiss parts kit build

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thats reasonable, AIM had them new for that much but it was only the GI model and they immediatly bumped the proce back to like 1150.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Some Anons were complaining that Adept Systems didn't submit their new plates for trials.
    Adept Systems stated that they were waiting for the new NIJ standards to be adopted.
    Have they been tested yet?

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What makes the AR-18 so fundamental and revolutionary? Why is it so important?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's like Sten to the Lanchester, M3 to the Thompson, PPS-43 to the PPD's.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >be me, joining army as civ contractor
    >have to do piss test
    >nurse says my sample will be shipped to VA
    >will take 4 weeks to get results
    is the army just fumbling piss tests on purpose now? I'm not an expert, but aren't urine samples only viable for a week or so, providing proper storage?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >is the army just fumbling piss tests on purpose now?
      They're letting it age to bring out the best flavour.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So i know about ak flats and cetme flats, are there any other kinds?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      [...]

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't care

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have a G3 flat

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        UZI? Though fuck UZI prices these days; they're like 4-5x what they were in 2016-2018 for a complete parts kit and the german ones even more so.

        Nice, it's an interesting way to go about it imo, and the makers should be able to produce them fairly fast.
        Would be interesting to see if some sort of pistol flat could be made.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      UZI? Though fuck UZI prices these days; they're like 4-5x what they were in 2016-2018 for a complete parts kit and the german ones even more so.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Actually IIRC UZIs are pre-bent since somehow it doesn't count if the trunnion and back plate isn't in place or something. I may be wrong, there may be flats, who knows.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone got one of those buying guides on what to look for in terms of quality for an older bolt rifle and etc? Need some literature with pictures to pelt a newbie friend or two with.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    https://i.imgur.com/pwYpFXO.jpg

    [...]

    https://i.imgur.com/f2qaEco.png

    [...]

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    More of an PrepHole question I suppose, but are those hydration tubes that screw onto water bottles any good? Any particular brand better than the others?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I forsee bottles leaking and bottles getting squished as you drink, making it harder to drink if you don't let air back into the line. I know Camelbaks and their knockoffs aren't cheap cheap and lugging around a stupid bag of water is annoying but why not Camelbak?

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why is he standing in front of the ukrainian flag?

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    You don't need to spam this crap out here, anybody can look at that guy and immediately know he's a renessaince fair larping tankie.

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you can just pin and weld a pistol brace gun into a rifle right?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      as long as the complete pinned and welded barrel assembly is 16"+, yes. As long as you keep the barrel length over SBR territory you're fine to retain the brace or put a stock on it.

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Did Taurus go out of business? I have been looking foir a tracker 17hmr forever and I haven't seen any taurus handguns in stock for years

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what are you talking about, every pawn shop and low end lgs has Taurus junk sitting around to push on unsuspecting idiots.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >every pawn shop and low end lgs
        minnesota must just be classier than wherever you call home

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >MN classier
          I think it's just because 99% of that state is lily white so they have a better class of products

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    should I get 2 of those beretta clones from tisas faith 380 ?

    awesome design but I cannot see myself carrying a turk roach gun allah would strike me dead or something

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Eh less likely to catch a striker through the eyeball in that rig than their others. I'm debating it after it makes its rounds with the guntubers.

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do I get this thing out

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      is that what your dad said to your mom?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You have to put a long cleaning rod down the end of the barrel. Sometime if it’s a bugger you have to hit the cleaning rod with a light hammer until it budges.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lock the bolt back and yank the thing out

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Been floating the idea of building an upper for SBR config, debating between 11.5 and 12.5. Saw a Ballistic Advantage 12.5 barrel, and from what I guess they're good for the price point and Aero uses them in their assembled uppers as well(?).

    Anyway any consensus on BA barrels?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ballistic Advantage barrels are good to go, very good quality for the money.

      https://i.imgur.com/sKm5vql.png

      which one should i buy? i know it's kind of an apples to oranges comparison and i would probably get the ruger but it's out of stock everywhere and i dont know if i should wait or not

      Get the 10/22.

      I just saw like 30 pro-MIC and pentagon posts, what the fuck has happened to this board?

      Unironically AI spambots replying to each other, don’t believe me, go check out other boards like PrepHole where the dumb Indians and ESLs can’t tell what’s an AI post and what’s not.

      https://i.imgur.com/CD7dSWn.jpg

      Is securing my WML cord against the light body with a zip tie like this a bad idea? It's by far the tidiest way to dress it, but obviously I don't want heat from the light to damage it

      Not at all, people have been doing that for years.

      Considering picking up a handgun tomorrow. I've been considering the PPK, but I'm also leaning towards a M9. Any suggestions? No firm budget restrictions.

      What’s the gun gonna get used for?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Not at all, people have been doing that for years.
        Good to hear, thanks. I just got thinking about how the light literally has a heat warning printed on it, and how it might not be a good idea to hold a rubber cord against it, lol

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    According to Wikipedia the Finnish defense forces has 280,000 people in reserve.
    Is that like U.S. military reserves where they serve a day or three out of the month or is it something else entirely?

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’m trying to find the hand guard length for a dissipator I’m building to have a free float Mlok hand guard and I don’t know which length would work with the A frame sight on the barrel
    Pic related

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Most Dissys including your pic related are Rifle length handguards, so however long rifle length handguards are.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Mk 12 uses a rifle length gas system and a 12" FF rail, so I'd go with 12"

      Bunch of fucking fuddlore on the iron sights thing guy, just like someone saying heat would warp your plastiboys and fuck your zero.

      Fuck, looks like you're right, I don't know why I never questioned that. Magpul had a disclaimer about using them on gas blocks and everyone took it as the truth, but I cant find a single instance of one melting outside of someone citing a Spikes Tactical test that also nuked the gas system.
      ARs (and pretty much every infantry rifle besides the M27 and RPK if you count those) aren't sustained fire weapons, and if you use them like sustained fire weapons, they overheat.
      TY anon

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >1:7
      disgusting

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have been looking for a dissipator upper for ever with an h bar and 1/8 twist so I can use my triangular handguards and cant find shit
      what does everyone hate dissys?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        PSA

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What kind of tools will I need to modify HK/CETME wood to fit an MP5? A hand saw/sawzall, some sand paper, maybe a dremel w/ sanding bits, probably some shims, maybe a calipers and that's it?

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    M2 or 1301?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      1301

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I wake up tomorrow with god like powers after aliens abduct me and give me super powers

    Does the government have a way to deal with super humans or will they all just bend the knee to me after I start leveling cities?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How the fuck would we know? But if its god tier powers, probably not

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >How the fuck would we know?
        maybe some of you were higher up in fema at one point

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >implying the reptilians wouldn't implant a "kill switch" in your head to prevent you from fucking up their plans

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        obviously the aliens gave me powers so I would fuck up america/humanity before they launched their main invasion

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    which one should i buy? i know it's kind of an apples to oranges comparison and i would probably get the ruger but it's out of stock everywhere and i dont know if i should wait or not

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      10/22

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ruger, pretty much the gold standard. Overly tacticool .22's are retarded and pointless.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Overly tacticool .22's are very expensive
        FTFY

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      10/22. Pic related model comes with iron sights, is also threaded, AND it's even cheaper by like $10-20 compared to the 10/22 Tactic00l. Both come with a (Weaver) rail. The Weaver (brand) picatinny rail is under $20 if the one either of them comes with doesn't work for you. Yes it's in FakeTree but who cares; at least .

      I'd only get a .22lr AR15 if it were an upper conversion with a .22lr barrel using your normal lower. Also the S&W has a polymer lower IIRC so fuck that. At least the 10/22 only has a plastic trigger group. But if you're going to be doing AR15 drills and practice in .22 I guess get the 15-22.

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How exactly did the firearms community get so overwhelmed with all these comments from people who primarily care about how much their guns cost? Over last 10 years, I've seen the comments of "lol poor" or "poorfag" being used as an insult getting more common, and I find the firearms community to be unique in this aspect.

    Two of my other hobbies are motorcycles and cars, both of which see frequent recommendations for just buying to cheapest thing and enjoying the hell out of it. For motorcycles, the GROM is well loved and recommended for only $3500 new. For cars, people love old, cheap Miatas and regularly recommend them for new car enthusiasts. Continuing from that, car enthusiasts have been lamenting the rising prices and dealer mark-ups for years, especially for models that should be affordable for the average Joe. Yet nobody in that hobby goes off about people being poor for not wanting to pay $7000 over MSRP for a Civic, or buying a BRZ instead of a Cayman. On top of that, in the real world, regular conversation has lately turned to stuff like rising food prices or peoples’ retirement funds being wiped out.

    Yet here we are in the firearms hobby, where buying a Taurus instead of a Glock means you’re poor. Buying a Glock instead of a H&K means you’re poor. Buying a S&W M&P 15 instead of a DD means you’re poor. Over and over again I see this and it’s getting old. People who like guns aren’t immune from financial restrictions of everyday people. My best guesses are that it’s people who don’t have the money to show off with cars but can afford to buy top-dollar guns, or it’s just middle schoolers shitting up conversation.

    This might be a bit of a blog post, but whatever, fuck you. It’s something that annoys me a lot. Partially because shooting and gun ownership used to be something that was mostly enjoyed by rural, working class people and wasn’t a social media contest of who could spend the most.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because guns are cheap. If you're not looking at engraved guns or historic guns, the best of the best for "tactical" type shit is still cheaper than that used Miata. Cheaping out on expensive shit is understandable, cheaping out on cheap shit is sad.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        But is it cheaping out, or just buying what fulfills a persons needs? Is someone cheaping out when buying that Security 9 or Glock instead of the H&K or Sphinx? Is it cheaping out when a regular guy buys a Streamlight instead of a Surefire? What about getting a Holosun instead of an Aimpoint? I think a lot of people have lost sight of what guns and gear would adequately satisfy most peoples' needs and instead insist that the top dollar stuff is the minimum requirement.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          To everything but the Glock, yes. The best available options are not expensive enough to justify budget alternatives. Glock doesn't apply because it IS the best available option.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            We might have to agree to disagree, but I see what you mean. For example, I don't understand why people would spend $400 for a knockoff Gen 3 Glock when they can just spend $600 for the real deal. Or, alternatively, they can spend that $400 on an APX or similar gun. For other things, I can understand the budget alternatives. My bedside gun has a TLR 1 on it and I paid $120 for it. I've fired maybe 400 rounds with it on the gun, but the purpose of the WML was just to be for home defense. It works fine and I saved money from buying a $320 X300. Is the X300 better than the TLR? Probably, but would it make a difference in my use case? No. Then there's pistol optics. I've spent a while shooting with blacked out rears and a red or yellow front sight, and I do well with that setup to the point that I don't feel the need to mill my guns and buy red dots. But whenever I say that, out come the "lol poor" remarks because I don't buy a thing that doesn't fit my needs. Especially when the milling+red dot would be $700. Why would I spend $700 if it doesn't benefit me?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      from my experiences people who brag about money and possessions are usually insecure with low self esteem
      simple as

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Instagram and similar media turned almost all hobbies into clout chasing

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you're in some weird car places, must be reddit. I'm into cars too and I think miatas are cope for people that can't afford to race porsche and the ferrari guys think porsches are cope for those of us who don't buy ferrari. At least in the gun world the people getting shit on for being poor truly are poor. Someone running miatas on the weekends because they can't justify dropping well into six figures on their hobby probably isn't poor but someone who scrapes to afford the taurus and didn't save a little longer to buy a $1200-1500 HK likely is. Same with the guy building an anderson AR because $2000 for a DD was totally out of reach. For a skilled worker (not just talking techies and those with degrees, that's skilled trades) that's a week or less pay, if you can't save to get there over time then either you are poor or you have zero impulse control and bought garbage because you weren't willing to wait a short period of time to save (or even put it on a credit card because again - poor; no credit or maxed out credit as evidence).

      tl;dr poorfags are literally poor, and you smell like poorfag whining

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sorry for attaching a question to your question, but what would you recommend as a 1st time motorcycle/scooter/etc? I'm interested in getting my motorcycle license this year and would like something with some storage space for errands, going to the range and general usage.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You can say I'm a poorfag whining, but you sound like exactly the douchebag I'm describing. Firstly, your cost estimate for a HK is about $300-500 off. I carry a P2000sk with Trijicon HD sights on it (all bought new) with a 15 round mag in my pocket, and all that is still less than $1000. But do I pretend like my gun is superior to a Glock 26 or a S&W? No. It's just what I like and what I felt fit my needs. If I had to buy an AR, I would probably get the Anderson because I don't give two shits about ARs and wouldn't spend much on one beyond the bare minimum to experience what the rifle is like. Again, I would pay what fits my needs.

        That entirely depends on your personal situation. I bought a KLR 650 for my first motorcycle and I haven't found myself wanting anything different. But I live out in the sticks so I wanted something that could go off road. It might be a bit tall, but it can fit a whole load of camping gear on it. Sorry, but I'm not the best person to really ask for recommendations because I haven't ridden a lot of bikes. If you're looking for cargo space, just make sure what you're looking at has enough space behind you on the seat and has available cargo boxes/bags.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          First part meant for

          you're in some weird car places, must be reddit. I'm into cars too and I think miatas are cope for people that can't afford to race porsche and the ferrari guys think porsches are cope for those of us who don't buy ferrari. At least in the gun world the people getting shit on for being poor truly are poor. Someone running miatas on the weekends because they can't justify dropping well into six figures on their hobby probably isn't poor but someone who scrapes to afford the taurus and didn't save a little longer to buy a $1200-1500 HK likely is. Same with the guy building an anderson AR because $2000 for a DD was totally out of reach. For a skilled worker (not just talking techies and those with degrees, that's skilled trades) that's a week or less pay, if you can't save to get there over time then either you are poor or you have zero impulse control and bought garbage because you weren't willing to wait a short period of time to save (or even put it on a credit card because again - poor; no credit or maxed out credit as evidence).

          tl;dr poorfags are literally poor, and you smell like poorfag whining

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >your HK prices are off
          I don't recall what my stainless USP-C cost because I've had it as my main carry for close to 20 years. My P7 and Mk23 both cost significantly more than the range I gave but I don't recall what I paid for each. I picked up another USP tactical six months ago or so and it was around $1400 and that's what I based the numbers I gave on. I guess you just cheap out even when you go with a quality brand.

          And yes, HK is objectively better than S&W.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If you know anything about H&K, their prices tend to fluctuate depending on whether a new batch has been shipped. When I was buying, I happened to buy at such a time and mine was $750 new. Funny that you say that I >just cheap out even when you go with a quality brand
            Face it, you care more about how much money you spend than what guns you buy. You're just the middle schooler/urbanite poser I was talking about. Now post yours.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >postguns
              no. I know what I got sonny

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There aren't many car guys who see a Ferrari or McLaren and say their Honda is just as good.

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can I machine wash my surplus US army poncho I got from Kruschiki?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why would you not be able to? what material are they made of? i would imagine as long as you use light detergent and cold water and either hang to dry or use low heat and keep an eye on it it shouldn't be an issue
      why would you even want to wash milsurp anyway? kind of defeats the purpose of having retro shit if you're going to keep it in pristine condition unless your dog pissed on it or something
      kind of like if you wear blue jeans to work usually you only wash them maybe once or twice a week unless they smell really bad

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Where's a place I can get a chest or waist holster for a pistol with a dot and a light? I'm having a hard time finding one for my pistol (Beretta 92X Compact).

  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was going to use some fabric glue to add some buckles to my chinese mag satchel. Does it matter what kind of fabric glue IU get or is it all the same?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Unironically lrn2sew. Get some thread from JoAnn's or a craft store, something not garbage (eg. Gutermann), and get some needles from there as well. You'll obviously need fabric to make the straps holding on the buckles anyways so you're already probably going to need to make a trip; you don't even have the fabric glue either. It will also at least be reversible then, not to mention also able to be re-arranged if a buckle is an inch or two off of where it would be more comfortable.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Guess I'll try sewing. Thread and needle shouldn't cost much anyway.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Get a decent sized needle but don't go too thick. Get an assorted pack like this and be damn sure to get a metal thimble. One that fits your pointer and one that fits your thumb. If the fabric is thick enough (eg. at the edges where it's folded over) you will thank me as it's fucking hard to push that needle sometimes even if you pinch it and push. If it's really thick pain-in-the-ass fabric, I've used pliers to twist it and shove the needle (not from the back of the needle or you may snap it, close to the fabric) or yank it out of a particularly sticky area. Don't get really cheap (eg. dollar pack grocery store) needles that you can see flashing/overspill in the eye or the sharp edge will cut your thread as you sew. Don't cheap out on the thread or it will break for no reason all the time.

          Sewing is cheap; should cost you probably $20. And Gutermann makes a hell of a lot of colors of thread so you can bring your chinese mag pouch to JoAnn's and hold the thread up to the Gutermann display (near the fabric cutting counter, in the middle of the store for me). Just be sure to fold in the edges of your fabric to prevent it from fraying unless you use nylon straps (which is probably what you should use) in which case remember to melt the edges with a lighter to prevent them from unwraveling/unweaving.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Gutermann thread

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What are the chances that PSA's STG44 will be sold with 10 round magazine options for cuck states?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't see why it wouldn't; IIRC if Atlantic sells it they offer mag pinning services at a cost of like $5-15 a mag or something and would probably do it with mags included with a gun. Horrifyingly, they offer it on all their mags, even the collectible ones like chinese flatbacks, bakelite, and slabsides. So assuming Atlantic sells it, they'll pin that shit for you.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's really neat and good to know, but doesn't that just make the mag fixed? Pretty sure Washington fucked us out of all magazines over 10 rounds, fixed or otherwise, unless it was a .22lr tube

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          ...no? "Pinned" does not mean what you think it means. Or maybe I should say "riveted".

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Thanks. I was thinking pinned as in pinned and welded muzzle devices, where it's just welded on and nothing more.

  51. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are there any good reusable targets suitable for 12 gauge? I feel like I'm gonna have a stroke if another paper target flops over because the stapled portion of the paper gets shredded by birdshot

  52. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just saw like 30 pro-MIC and pentagon posts, what the fuck has happened to this board?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nato shills

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bots, paid shills, and uninformed retards.

  53. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a Savage 64 I'm trying to make into tactical cancer and a cheap surplus M16 grip. How can I make it into a forward grip like this without drilling? The sling swivel is already taken by the bipod, so I can't mount it to that. Some sort of really strong adhesive?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Look up how "bitch" FALs were attached. But why without drilling? A grip would be really hard to attach otherwise and I'd be concerned that JB Weld (as ugly and strong as it is) might just delaminate and pull clean off. I'd probably drill a hole where the grip bolt would go and put a hardware store nut on the other side (barrel channel side), but it may require drilling and cutting a hole for the nut and JB Welding it in place as not to contact the barrel. Then I'd be worried it might turn/spin under twisting force, so maybe add a little block JB Welded on the stock where the grip gap (top) goes so it can't twist.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'd just rather not drill anything on the gun, even if a replacement stock is relatively cheap

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          JB weld or any epoxy/glue is going to be non-removable though. I hesitantly will recommend some kind of barrel band thing as a solution. Get a hose clamp and drill a hole where the red circle is (may be difficult) and get a nut and short bolt (about the size of a normal AR15 grip bolt but a hair shorter). Put the nut against the stock (underside) and tighten the hose clamp down so it holds the nut in place. Then put the gun upside-down and put the grip on it with the bolt in it and get the bolt to line up, then screw it in.
          I'm sure Harbor Freight sells a hex socket head bolt and nut assortment. I'd also recommend putting padding against your barrel to prevent scratching. Something like a piece of bicycle innertube (which your local bike shop may be happy to give you because used tires and tubes cost money to get rid of).

          But really, find a beater cheap ass stock for your gun and do unholy things to that instead of your normal stock; it's absolutely liberating.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          For visual reference, I'm thinking something like this.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Also, it appears (and some ARFCommers have mentioned) that it seems they sawed off the top of the grip and sand them to match the contour of the bottom of the gun. Obviously wouldn't want to do that with a real deal surplus grip though.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Pretty sure it is real, but I got it for 3 bucks at a gun show

            Whoops, looks like you're still not getting away scott free as the grip needs to be modified:
            >The grip hole was enlarged with a 5/16" drill. A socket head cap screw was inserted from the grip side and threaded into the T nut

            I'm fine with drilling the grip

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          And the nut seems to be able to be replaced with a T-Nut, so you could easily use it in the same place instead of (no innuendo intended) the hose clamp going around a fat nut adding an unwanted gap. You'd have a lot less wobble.
          >5/16 -18 T nut from Lowes
          According to ARFCommer. Again, keep a sheet of rubber or something between your stock and barrel, like a bicycle innertube section, to prevent scratching.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Whoops, looks like you're still not getting away scott free as the grip needs to be modified:
          >The grip hole was enlarged with a 5/16" drill. A socket head cap screw was inserted from the grip side and threaded into the T nut

  54. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My zpaps receiver cracked. How fucked am I?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fucking how? How many rounds do you have through it? Also I might recommend throwing Battlefield Las Vegas an email and see how they weld theirs. They took their WASRs and shot them until they cracked...and then welded them and kept shooting them. And again. He said they TIG theirs when they look like this and get them back running. Where the crack is depends on how fucked you are though, and I have to wonder if it wouldn't just be cheaper replacing the receiver for someone who doesn't have access to a TIG welder and has to pay a gunsmith,

  55. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Legit question. What is with SIG and some people on this board that turns them into turkshit enjoyers when five minutes ago they were dunking on others for enjoying tisas 1911's?

  56. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why is it that modern production 1873 replicas don't hold 15 in the tube like the originals did, despite having identical barrel length?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      modern 1873s are available in a variety of modern cartridges, are you comparing apples to apples?

  57. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    20 gauge shotgun. Pump, semi, or lever action? Good models?

  58. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone know a European custom leather worker they can recommend? I want to have a dagger shoulder holster made for one of my buds for his 30th birthday.

  59. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    whats a good site to buy actual milsurp shit in europe
    I want to get some proper boots and all I can find is miltech crap

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Try to look for local language sites operated by boomers, nothing in English. For an example there are a couple of Swedish language sites selling wool uniforms that go for at least five times their price if you look at English speaking sites. You might have to look up local auction sites if you're looking for something very specific. To get you started here's the Swedish crown bailiff net auction that sells all kind of shit https://auktion.kronofogden.se/auk/w.ObjectList?inC=KFM&inA=WEB however they recently changed their bidding policy so I'm not sure if you can bid on a foreign ID. Might have to get an intermediary.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        thats the problem, all ''surpluss'' orientated stores I found locally are just selling miltec and other crap

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Are you searching in the local language? Most boomers spend zero money on advertisement so they're not gonna get pushed by google.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            yeah I tried both english and local

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Varusteleka is the only euro site I can think of but it's online only unless you're in that country (do they even have a physical location?).

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >(do they even have a physical location?)

        They do.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Varusteleka
        Are their knives actually good?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          IDK I never ordered from them because prices for shipping over here to burgerland was pretty high (considering cost per item) unless you ordered a ton of shit IIRC.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They're legit

          IDK I never ordered from them because prices for shipping over here to burgerland was pretty high (considering cost per item) unless you ordered a ton of shit IIRC.

          Thank you for the inpit

  60. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Look up French CCE jacket or something.
    I'm pretty sure you will eventually come by something similar.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      forgot to add
      >inb4 former surplus vendor retard

  61. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Where do I begin to research if I want to git gud at engraving and make custom shit like pic related? Just basic normie metal engraving shit or are there materials out there specifically for firearms?
    >inb4 engraved firearms are gaudy trash

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not an engraver but it seems like checkering guys just get chunks of somewhat decent wood and practice. Do the same but for engraving: get similar grades of steel to ones used in firearms and get practicing (thick-ish sheet steel probably most cost effective for surface area). I'll give you this dude's video because I've watched him in the past: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN8l1cPJy98

      I'd also look at other metals, though. Might be easier starting out to engrave aluminum or brass; who could say?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It seems he engraved brass in that video but yes you can do steel too. REMEMBER TO USE NON-MARRING VISE JAW COVERS. And remember to check whether they've gotten junk (sand, dirt, metal chips) crushed into their faces before use or else your nice slide may just be scratched to shit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2mWvozSdvE

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Brownells probably still sells engraving stuff. Here is a master engravers page https://www.lisatomlinengraving.com/fine-gun-engravingj8xahk

  62. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's the purpose of this little bump here on the upper receiver?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Resident Wumbologist

      It is for the cam pin on the bolt/carrier. Just needs a relief area so it doesn't crash into the upper when it rotates.

      I was going to use some fabric glue to add some buckles to my chinese mag satchel. Does it matter what kind of fabric glue IU get or is it all the same?

      Sew it. A basic sewing kit is only a few dollars, it's a very useful skill and even a shitty sewing job will hold up way better.

      How exactly did the firearms community get so overwhelmed with all these comments from people who primarily care about how much their guns cost? Over last 10 years, I've seen the comments of "lol poor" or "poorfag" being used as an insult getting more common, and I find the firearms community to be unique in this aspect.

      Two of my other hobbies are motorcycles and cars, both of which see frequent recommendations for just buying to cheapest thing and enjoying the hell out of it. For motorcycles, the GROM is well loved and recommended for only $3500 new. For cars, people love old, cheap Miatas and regularly recommend them for new car enthusiasts. Continuing from that, car enthusiasts have been lamenting the rising prices and dealer mark-ups for years, especially for models that should be affordable for the average Joe. Yet nobody in that hobby goes off about people being poor for not wanting to pay $7000 over MSRP for a Civic, or buying a BRZ instead of a Cayman. On top of that, in the real world, regular conversation has lately turned to stuff like rising food prices or peoples’ retirement funds being wiped out.

      Yet here we are in the firearms hobby, where buying a Taurus instead of a Glock means you’re poor. Buying a Glock instead of a H&K means you’re poor. Buying a S&W M&P 15 instead of a DD means you’re poor. Over and over again I see this and it’s getting old. People who like guns aren’t immune from financial restrictions of everyday people. My best guesses are that it’s people who don’t have the money to show off with cars but can afford to buy top-dollar guns, or it’s just middle schoolers shitting up conversation.

      This might be a bit of a blog post, but whatever, fuck you. It’s something that annoys me a lot. Partially because shooting and gun ownership used to be something that was mostly enjoyed by rural, working class people and wasn’t a social media contest of who could spend the most.

      There's no pleasing Hypebeasts. They'll shit on you no matter how much you spend. Buy what you like for the price you're comfortable spending, and as long as it's not badly made junk (which can be cheap, but expensive shit can be trash too) you're good to go. If anyone hates on you for it, they're an insecure manchild and have nothing of value worth listening to.

      Now if you get something that has issues and the person is explaining why it's bad other than just going "LOL U R POOR" then that might be worth considering.

  63. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've been obsessed with this edgy picture of french special forces, and I'm trying to find out the uniform they are wearing, especially the hood which I really like.
    I asked about it a few months ago on PrepHole and some anon answered my prayers but I didn't write it down. I therefore invoke PrepHole autism again. Does anyone here knows ? Thanks.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I can't really help you with the uniform, but I can help you with the context: this was shot partly for a documentary, partly as reference for a movie, in Paris sewers, where this unit regularly trains.

      I'm not seeing anything special about it though, they're wearing dry suits, but isn't that just a hoodie the wear on top? Is it like a special hoodie?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks for the response. Some autistic guy on reddit tracked down the exact location, they are not exactly in the Paris sewers, but in Montauban. Funnily enough I'm very familiar with Paris sewers and technical galleries.
        I just love how they look, and I'm trying to obtain what they are wearing. It might just be a hoodie on top of their dry suit, but I really like the form. Honestly I just want to grab all of their kit and LARP in my Capital tunnels.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There are several such units, this one I 100% guarantee is in Paris, I think I have the rest of the set somewhere. They do the same thing in Montauban (pic related), but it's another unit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I can't find anything on the archive using the image hash of that image to try and find your question. The previous time that image was used, and the only time it was used with a question like that was
      >"ID on these jackets? Or at least what their called (hooded parkas?)"
      and then the only reply was
      >"/mossadgang/"
      in July 2019.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm pretty sure these morons are from Silent Hill, not France

  64. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    According to Wikipedia the Finnish defense forces has 280,000 people in reserve.
    Is that like U.S. military reserves where they serve a day or three out of the month or is it something else entirely?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm gonna take a guess and assume that it means people who have done their mandatory conscription and is in the roster.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That 280k is just the paper strenght for the war. There's 900k reservists and they have 1-2 week rehersals once, twice, trice in a year, or one every 2 years, it's not really that public info or "announced in the church", but when there is a major exersice, there is also the reservist component along with the conscripts. Also there are local units, Province Coy's, that have their own exersices and National Defence Association has courses for intrested reservists, where they train TCCC, shooting, anti tank stuff, map and compass, SERE etc.

      Last year alone 50k reservists took part in exersices and 20k conscripts got their military passport. This year more and more reservists are going to be called for exercises, even those 50yo guys that served around 80's-90's and might not have seen the RK62 since the 00's.

      Reserve officers are in the active reserves until they turn 60 (soon 65). The rank and file and reserve NCO's until they turn 50 (soon 55), after that they are in the backup reserves until they turn 60. By law every male citizen is liable for military service from 18 to 60. Also every citizen has, by the Finnish constitution, national defense duty. That is to aid the civil defence, fire brigades, police, hospitals etc. to save lives and work in factories, in construction etc. to aid the war effort. So no one sits the war out, when it comes.

      After that 900k there are the "nostoväki", the (male) people that haven't got the military training and have the C-papers. They are mostly exempted from service by medical or other reasons during the peace time. Those are like diabetics, amputees, drug users, back problems, mentally iffy people like heavy depression, schitzo etc. Out of these C-men you might be able to muster soldiers for supply units, comms units or for light construction duty in engineer units, what ever they might be able to do and what the military needs.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Set in stone was the idiom I was trying to find for the "announced in the church".

  65. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why do people worry about a few ounces of weight on their rifles? I can understand a pound making a difference but not an ounce or two. Do these people not workout?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's mostly the old adage "ounces are pounds, pounds are pain." If you don't worry about the ounces they start becoming pounds. Some people definitely take it too far. It's also about the balance of the rifle, a few ounces in the front can make it significantly harder to keep a point of aim over time.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Its more of a philosophy, sure it doesn't matter if your rifle is 7lbs 5oz or 7lbs 8oz but if you cut what weight you can, you can wind up with a 6lb rifle after sling, optic, and light, and if you let a few ounces slide here and there you'll wind up with a 9lb rifle.

  66. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is securing my WML cord against the light body with a zip tie like this a bad idea? It's by far the tidiest way to dress it, but obviously I don't want heat from the light to damage it

  67. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tell me if this is legit? Or is it sneed?
    https://www.vz58usa.com/product/vz-61-skorpion-stock-with-mounting-plate/

  68. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >25, dead end job at $23.68 an hour plus voluntary x1.5 overtime
    >want a career I can push past that
    >LEO, firearms industry, anything like that
    >only have my diploma
    >have scars from when I was drunk and retarded at 20
    >don't want to spend 4 years and thousands just to be barred from entry because of that

    Any advice bros?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      youre only 25, quit being a bitch

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I would say exploring my options and actively searching for something different is contrary. I realize Nat Guard would be an EZ way to curtail the Bachelor's requirement. And I can actually learn some decent skills.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          idk man, asking for life advice on PrepHole seems pretty pathetic
          also shit that happened 5 years ago probably wont affect a background, most only care about patterns and shit within two years
          also if you become an leo I hope you get gunned down

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Me too bro

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>25, dead end job at $23.68 an hour plus voluntary x1.5 overtime
      Completely reasonable as long as you're working towards a long-ter, career on the side
      >have scars from when I was drunk and retarded at 20
      >don't want to spend 4 years and thousands just to be barred from entry because of that
      Unless it's some weird joker shit nobodies gonna give you shit just for having scars, it's like not hiring some dude cause he's missing part of an ear or some shit

  69. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used to watch russian survivalists 4-5 years ago while they were making stupid videos of what to do when SHTF, how to pillage enemy settlements and how to share wives, how cool vepr 12 is and what tent to buy and other ultrastupid shit
    No they all as one tell how to prepare for being mibilized and what socks are better to die in Ukraine
    My question is:
    So when shit actually hit the fan, why arent they trying to survive and go die instead? Was it all just their manlet cope?

  70. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    do older style Taurus Model 66 grips fit on newer models? I like the new model but I absolutely hate rubber grips and the ones that taurus offers doesn't really jive with me too well but I absolutely love the classic style wood ones

  71. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Writerfag here.

    if somehow humanity continues to exist and proliferate through the universe in the next trillion years, is there any way to guess what the fuck small arms are going to be like THAT far into the future?

    I imagine any human cultures that exist throughout the universe will evolve independently of one another and create different kinds of weapons but the ultimate functionality of weapons would be somewhat convergent, no?

    Like how ancient people independently invented the pyramid because it's such an obvious solution for the problem of "stack things up good so they don't fall down," there must be some kind of commonality between super-future weapons.

    There's no way small arms would just nuke a whole galaxy, nobody would make that.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >is there any way to guess what the fuck small arms are going to be like THAT far into the future?
      Nope. We've pretty much gotten smokeless powder figured out at this point, most of the progress now is in optics and really marginal improvements. Its hard to say what the next big breakthrough is going to be, or if its even going to happen. There's a company making functional railguns but they're still really shitty compared to normal guns. High powered lasers are feasible but still, its really hard to beat the amount of energy contained in smokeless powder.

      That being said the idea of coming across aliens armed with AR18 derivatives and tilting barrel polymer framed handguns is really amusing to me.

  72. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I know a man who had sex with him in university. Sad but true. Even worse Ian staljwd him for months and would sit crying outside his lectures because he thought he was in 'love' .He defnitely was fucking karl at one point back in college too when they did robot wars together they used to hold hands. Ians anus is leaky.

  73. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Considering picking up a handgun tomorrow. I've been considering the PPK, but I'm also leaning towards a M9. Any suggestions? No firm budget restrictions.

  74. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why doesn't CZ make 10mm pistols?

  75. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is 8mm Mauser based, or is it obsolete in the modern day?

  76. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone have smoke grenade recommendations?

  77. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just bought an item from a europoor website. I filled in their shitty form with my address, yet on the invoice it's formatted STREET_NAME HOUSE_NUMBER instead of the other way around (HN SN) is my order fucked and doomed to never arrive?

  78. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    hypothetically speaking, if i live in NYS and it's totally legal to have ammo shipped to my front door, but a place, say Atlantic, still refuses to ship to me because they are lazy and don't want to check if my county is restricted
    would it be illegal to use a mail forwarding service to a friendly state and have it forwarded to me?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it's totally legal to have ammo shipped to my front door
      >would it be illegal to use a mail forwarding service to a friendly state and have it forwarded to me?
      >it's totally legal to have ammo shipped to my front door

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        most places won't ship to nys at all even though it's legal to ship everywhere but the city

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      At that point wouldn’t it be considered a private transaction?

  79. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    where's the best place to get a 14" ar-15 barrel? price is a huge factor ie: needs to be low
    it's a gift

  80. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've got chinkshit that's been in "Shipment Received, Package Acceptance Pending" at my local post office for a week now. Should I deal with their customer service or wait a few more business days?

  81. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm wanting a new .22 plinker that isn't bolt action. I'm looking at three options.
    >1. Cmmg drop in conversion kit
    >2. .22 cal upper
    >3. 10/22
    Advantages
    >1. Cheapest, comes with 3 mags
    >2. dedicated upper designed ground up for 22
    >3. Known good rifle designed ground up for 22. Also shares mags with my little bolt gun. Good mag availability
    Disadvantages
    >1. Proprietary mags, probably requires more tuning
    >2. Most expensive, will need mag adapters
    >3. Basic bitch 10/22. Lots of upgrade options but it'd end up adding up to dedicated AR pricing long term
    Cost
    >1. 180 + tax/shipping
    >2. 400 (adding two mags) + tax/shipping
    >3. 299.99 + tax

    Any thoughts?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you don't even need a .22 upper with that conversion kit. you drop the bcg in and go

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Either dedicated upper or 10/22. Yes you will spend money on upgrades for the 10/22 but buy some BX-15 mags, a stock you like, and some nice sights.

  82. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    https://i.imgur.com/B3Pag4w.jpg

    or this?

    Already found it. But who makes those?

  83. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do you serialize your magazines to keep track of which one is which?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fwiw, the last time I went to the range, I put tape on the mags that acted differently than the others. Packing up for another range day, I saw the taped mags but forgot if that meant good or bad.

      Why serialize them? That sounds excessive. And if you're autistic enough, once you do "1, 2, 3" you're going to go nuts when you find one better than 3 but not 2 and have to reorganize your numbering.

      Go to menards or home depot or whatever and get the multicolored pack of electrical tape and put a wrap around them to identify. They have green and red and yellow and others. Figure it out from there how you want to do it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      there are definitely people who use different color tapes on mags to differentiate between different calibers that look alike but i have never heard of serializing them

  84. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    are there any good .410 mag fed shotguns that don't look like an AR?

  85. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That was a stupid question, I deleted it.

  86. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Promise this isn't a fedpost I'm just a eurofag moving to the States for gun rights soon-TM.
    So with the ATF noting specifically that braced pistols that are amnestied into SBRs within the 120 day Form 1 period unless they are Self-Manufactured don't require normal NFA markings on the firearm... doesn't this mean that SBRs are now pretty much defacto non-enforceable at this point in the US?
    I'd normally say hurr durrr can't wait for the NFA to get repealed with the current state of the composition of the Government making an amendment like they did for 16" rifle barrels to SBRs won't be done, unless done by the Courts or a 2nd Trump victory/triple crown are NFA SBRs anyway just in legal limbo now?
    Honestly reminds me I can't wait until they remove suppressors from the NFA too. Out of all the downsides to being in Europe, near zero restrictions on suppressors is nice.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they already were non enforceable, you could just buy all the parts for a short upper receiver setup with no regulations. That's one of many reasons why this is such a huge shitshow

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Well I know buttstocks aren't regulated items, I mean more so before you could be questioned by a Statie or a Local officer/sherrif for why NFA markings aren't on your reciever or etc.
        Now I know the normal excuse is
        >Well Officer I forgot my Stamp at home
        or
        >Well I'm driving to go to my FFL now whilst the stamp is being processed.
        To well now, the ATF is basically fucking itself now that anyone can just say
        >Yep it's legal
        >Totally registered it in the 120 period
        >Doesn't need markings get fucked
        That's why I'm saying now it's unenforceable.
        My hope now is that the key NFA items get revoked as they're outright unconstitutional.

  87. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is having a QD on a bipod actually useful? It's like an extra $50 on an Atlas and it seems like I'd just mount it once and leave it there. But for those of you with QD bipods, do you ever actually use the QD for anything but switching it between rifles?

  88. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is there a replacement glock sight set that's exactly the same as the factory sights except suppressor height and made of metal?

    I actually like the white dot and notch

  89. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    would a revolver or desert eagle with comparable barrel sizes in .357 magnum have less felt recoil?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      smith and wesson sells .357 revolvers built on .44 magnum frames. They're still about 20 oz lighter than a desert eagle. desert eagle is over twice the weight of reasonable .357s. It's much softer shooting.

  90. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    cripes who posted that cringey gay with the cool gun??

    [...]

  91. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    saw an AMT backup for sale at a local gun show for a decent price. sellers like me casue we talked about miami vice so I'm gonna try and talk it down even further.
    main question is
    1. those who own em, how you like em?
    2. any way to attach a non-obstrusive microlaser? are there microlaser targeters? ,like super small attaching.

  92. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Best folding stock for a VZ58? I got this galil-style folder that slides on, but I can't access the set screw once it's on so it's liable to just fucking slide off. Is grabbing an original folder worth the monies?

  93. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is an 18.5 inch long barrel shotgun enough for hunting boars?

  94. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what's the closest thing to this that I can buy irl? aka a semi-auto 12 gauge with a detachable magazine that doesn't look like an AR. I don't mind if it looks tacticool but AR shotguns are ugly

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's probably going to be Turkshit unfortunately. Here's Black Aces with one that takes Saiga 12ga mags (and drums).

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        thanks anon

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Just do research on how good Black Aces is; I know some Turkish shotguns can be shit. I THINK Black Aces is higher up there, though, but I may be wrong. Watch some reviews that aren't paid for by Black Aces or their importer. I wouldn't be using it for self defense/innawoods but fun at the range would be fine for sure.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And it's probably compatible with Remington 870, Mossberg, or some other common shotgun stock. Can't find out if it is though.

  95. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've never seen or heard of this before, but this is the bottom of a 10-12 year old BCG and I noticed something while cleaning it. Is this a crack? Because it sure as hell looks like one. It's not all the way through.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sure looks like it, doesn't it? But a BCG in what? AR? AK? CETME? G3? I can barely tell what I'm looking at.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        AR-15 BCG. Bottom. I can't imagine what would cause it, especially in that orientation so it's making me second guess myself.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Hard to get a good picture without the macro camera.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Funny thing is the first result I looked up for cracked ar15 bcg everyone said "but ar15 bolt carriers don't crack!" and "only if the gun kabooms!" yet here is a cracked BCG. I'd love to see School of the American Rifle (SOTAR) take a look at that one and try to explain it!
          https://www.youtube.com/@InstructorChad/videos

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah there is absolutely nothing to compare it to online as far as I can tell. I got a decade of service and an indeterminate round count out of it so I can't complain but not even the bolt failed. I feel special and confused.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >gun breaks in confusing way no one else seems to ever have had happen to them
              >"I feel special and confused."
              welcome to the club.

  96. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What should my next purchase be? A pump shotgun, sexy milsurp, 45acp handgun, or 10mm handgun?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      MPA Defender
      Dirt cheap, super fun

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It would fill a hole in my safe... Sadly I live in a cuck state and will need to find a way to get my hands on one without a 10+ round magazine shipping with it.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They make 10 round mags too
          They also make a version that takes Glock 17 mags
          I CCW this with a shoulder holster and a Members Only jacket

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >They also make a version that takes Glock 17 mags
            This is the version I would want since I already have compatible mags, but it's my understanding there are no 10 round glock 17 mag versions for sale.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >members only jacket
            >steel casio calculator watch
            Yeah I'm thinking based.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Atlantic Firearms will pin your mags for a small fee but IDK if they sell that gun.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          example link because duplicate image:

          https://i.imgur.com/dgIZM85.jpg

          ...no? "Pinned" does not mean what you think it means. Or maybe I should say "riveted".

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you don't have an HD longarm, shotty. If you do, whatever makes you the happiest or whichever you can get a good deal on.

      Is an 18.5 inch long barrel shotgun enough for hunting boars?

      yes, you hardly gain velocity with most 12 gauge above that and having a longer barrel is more for directing sound away from the shooter.

      Is having a QD on a bipod actually useful? It's like an extra $50 on an Atlas and it seems like I'd just mount it once and leave it there. But for those of you with QD bipods, do you ever actually use the QD for anything but switching it between rifles?

      If you're making a precision long range gun, nah. If its a DMR or SHTF rifle that can also be shot from a bipod if the situation calls for it, definitely go QD
      >t. put an MLOK magpul bipod on my DMR and regret it every time I think about it.

      https://i.imgur.com/aZwh52Z.jpg

      Does anyone know what the hell this holster is for? Doesn't fit a Mauser C96, and with a 1911, there's tons of space in front of the trigger guard. The retaining strap leaves a shit ton of room in the back, which makes me think it's for a machine pistol.
      Next to a P38 for scale.

      Polish PM63

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Setting up mostly as DMR with a toe over each line for battle rifle activities and light PRS. So I'll do the QD.

  97. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone know what the hell this holster is for? Doesn't fit a Mauser C96, and with a 1911, there's tons of space in front of the trigger guard. The retaining strap leaves a shit ton of room in the back, which makes me think it's for a machine pistol.
    Next to a P38 for scale.

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