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250 Piece Survival Gear First Aid Kit

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250 Piece Survival Gear First Aid Kit

  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Instead of tasers why don’t we utilize wasp venom to send them into intense muscle spasms and pain? Seems like 1 hypodermic dart would be easier to stick than a shitty taser. Yada yada anaphylaxis shock. People die from tasers too. At least you can treat them with an epipen.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Chemical warfare on citizens

      which leads me to another thought, how is OC spray not considered chemical warfare on your own citizens? guess we just accept it?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Hun, it is literally banned in war along with all riot control agents.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Legally police aren't restricted by the Hague convention. It's also why they can use shotguns and expanding ammo with no legal trouble

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        If people willingly put your chemical weapon on tacos, it's not a chemical weapon.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        OC is harmless (although extremely painful and can temporarily impair vision), CS is banned by the Hague and used to set people on fire or on protestors.
        >guess we just accept it

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      The problem with any sort of venom or chemical agent is that it is essentially impossible to make the dose effective enough most of the time yet not kill people a lot of the time.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Idk, 1 sting with of venom per dart, and dose it out. You could also maybe use different venoms for different effects. It seems fun at least. I’m so bored with tasers.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          It takes time for chemicals to take effect. How long are you going to wait between each shot before determining that another is requred?

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    What would the difficulty be in making a quality reproduction ww2 flamethrower? It seems like just welding and basic machining/fitting would be the required skill set to make it. Almost all the parts seem like the could be found easily and relatively cheaply.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >What would the difficulty be
      Very specifically pressurized tank safety requirements. The tanks used on the M2 aren't thick enough to meet consumer product safety requirements. That means you either
      1) can't make the pressure as high, which limits range and ferocity
      2) have to make the tanks much smaller at the same (already pretty high) weight which limits burn time.
      Otherwise the technology really isn't that insane. Maybe the igniters would take some work.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Idk I easily found 500psi liquid propane tanks in the right size, and a 2500psi nitrogen tank easily. I’m not really talking about a perfect replica; but a functional one with modern consumer parts.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Well then that's not really a replica. Are you asking if you can just make a similar, working flamethrower? Yeah, pretty easily.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      The hard part is quality control and not blowing yourself up

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Flamethrower mounted to ppsh
      Amazeballs

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        It's a Finnish m/31.
        Soviet flamethrowers look much different.

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone know of any destructive device dealers in Indiana that do transfers?

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    We now have the ability to make guidance systems on the cheap that can survive being mounted on artillery shells. What prevents us from taking those hyper velocity rail gun projectiles (glorified chunk of steel), sticking em in the world's biggest sabot, and going back to naval deck guns? Reinmetal RH-120s already get APFSDS up to like 5000fps, the Navy's rail gun got projectiles up to 8000 so it's not impossible at deck gun scale.

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    is it possible to swap a 22lr LCR cylinder into a 22mag LCR?
    >t. wants a smol lcrx in 22lr but they don't FRICKING make them

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I carry the 124 grain Federal HST +P... What's a good practice equivalent?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Speer Lawman, it’s made for that exact purpose.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Am moron, I was thinking of Gold Dots.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Am moron, I was thinking of Gold Dots.

        I was aboutta say anon... Thanks for replying though!
        I've had a bunch of people buy me random assorted ammo the past year or so, and none of them seem to match the POA/POI I get whenever I force myself to put a box of HST through my carry piece to make sure I'm not getting too rusty or anything, so if I could just try and narrow it down, more or less, that'd be awesome.
        I also suck at Google, because trying "HST practice ammo", "Ballistically matched ammo for HST", etc., the results all suck ass.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Speer Lawman, it’s made for that exact purpose.

      Am moron, I was thinking of Gold Dots.

      [...]
      I was aboutta say anon... Thanks for replying though!
      I've had a bunch of people buy me random assorted ammo the past year or so, and none of them seem to match the POA/POI I get whenever I force myself to put a box of HST through my carry piece to make sure I'm not getting too rusty or anything, so if I could just try and narrow it down, more or less, that'd be awesome.
      I also suck at Google, because trying "HST practice ammo", "Ballistically matched ammo for HST", etc., the results all suck ass.

      Actually, just tried something else, and apparently their "Practice & Defend" line, with the Syntechs I guess, are "matched" together? Anyone have experience with it? Cheaper, sure, but is it AS cheap as Aguilla shit etc.? Doesn't seem like it, unfortunately, but I shouldn't be THAT picky I suppose.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Also not sure how I feel about the synthetic/coated bullets... I hear mixing coated and uncoated can be a problem? If Federal is selling them together though, I wonder how much of that is fuddlore or something?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        That’s it, I’ll save face and pretend I remembered.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      This is my carry load, too. My practice ammo is either Winchester 124gr NATO or Geco 124gr FMJ. Those are the closest yet most cost effective. I find the Geco to be the most accurate of all the "range ammo" I've tried.

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone know real world muzzle velocities of 78 gr and 88gr 300 blackout loads in sub 16" barrels? I haven't found much online to compare it to 77gr 5.56 out of curiosity.

    Does anyone use the .30 cal sabots in 300 blackout loads to use .243 bullets? How did it go

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Someone posted a link to these plastic shoulder holsters made by a based schizo who sends a warning about the end of days with each order. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? They were white plastic iirc, and he claimed they were long in vogue among spooks and glowBlack folk.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I made an order with PSA for a gun. Instead of "Processing", my order says "Review". The hell does that mean?

      Frick, I think I remember that. Maybe a month or two ago?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >Maybe a month or two ago?
        Yeah something like that.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I've bought a few things from PSA and had very mixed results with their shipping processes but the actual products have been great. One time I ordered a couple smaller things, one item showed up separately like two days before the others and only after they'd all arrived did I get an email saying they'd even shipped kek. Don't sweat the shipping stuff unless like 15 business days (3 weeks) go by and you haven't heard or received anything, then I'd reach out.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          I think I need to give them FFL info or something happened with my order. Last order was "processing", this one is just "review". On their forum, the support was saying it could be that the system didn't think their info was correct/complete or that the FFL info was outdated (which would be weird as they were marked as "on file"). First time I've ordered from PSA. I'll give them a call tomorrow if it's still "review".

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I cant remember the name but they were the old school upside-down clamp holsters meant to be worn under a dress shirt with airweight revolvers and shit, posting to hopefully jog some anon's memory.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah that's it. Can't remember the name though.

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Does it end up being any cheaper/easier in the long run to form .300BLK brass from .223, or should I just buy ready-made?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I was thinking of building a subsonic-only home defense SBR in either .350 Legend or .300 Blackout, but really, .350L seems to really only have
      >Bigger boolit
      going for it, whereas .300BLK is quite a bit cheaper (talking barrels, suppressors, ammo, etc. etc.), and if I ever did have to use it, I rather not be in the hole as much if the PD ends up never returning it. (inb4 muh tax stamps why then!?)
      I was also thinking of an RMR on it, but, again, in the vein of being cheap, I wonder if the Holosuns would be worth it? I was thinking the closed-types like the 509, EPS, and AEMS, but, if it's sitting at home all day, I suppose something like a 508 would do fine, unless there's cheaper stuff that's decent... Thoughts?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        It's 350L, soon to be SBR and my suppressor is in the works
        >raptor 10 .375"
        The reality is that .350 subs are WAY better than .300. The 350 subs you buy in the store will actually expand, the 300s will not. Also boolit bigger.
        I find it very pleasant to shoot.

  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Question: Is the russian propoganda department are too much of a pussy to name a specific central asian country for fear of retaliation or are they just so irrelevant they grouped them together for brevity? t. Kazakh

  11. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Don't really know where else to ask this, but as a pre 9/11 Zoomer I can't tell if this is a recent phenomenon or whether it's gaining traction now but...

    The United States in recent years has had an rise of Pro-gun grassroots and judicial victories, shifting the position of "Pro-Gun" 20 years ago from fuddery, "well actually an AWB is okay" """pro-gunners""" to nothing short of a cultural/constitutional revival with a likely majority of gun owners believing the 2nd Amendment is an absolute right (it is) and all gun laws being an infringement. But I wonder in what part anti-gun propaganda, specifically that of British/Australian "Anglo-Sphere" fearporned anti-gun propaganda and moral busybodies has contributed to this rise too.

    Whilst it'd be impossible to ignore the grassroots and general constitutional revivalism in the States, seeing the Brits and Australians especially who are constantly clamouring, reaching and foaming at the mouth to try and take the 2nd away from you, it's hard to believe that people haven't noticed this even in some part, with most people here likely knowing the
    >As a BRIT I think guns bad and I want the State to use force to enforce that for your safety!
    spiel. I just have to wonder how big of an impact if any all of this has on People. And if it does how much of an effect it's had on the Pro-2A mindset.

    Any Anons have any insight into this? Legitimately curious as whilst it's likely very little, just as I'm bombarded by it every day, it's hard even as a foreigner to not have urge to tell people (brits especially) to frick off you'll never have them.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I can't speak for others.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Actual Australian gun owner here, not every Australian is in love with the draconian gun laws that were foisted upon us by decree, I'd love to have the ability to move to a state like Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Arizona etc and buy a few semi-auto rifles.
      Don't believe the media that all Australians are pro demolition of the 2nd Amendment.

  12. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Is there any way to convert a non reciprocating charing handle scar to a reciprocating charging handle?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Glue the handle to whatever part of the bolt it acts on

  13. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    finna build alever action sbr, should I go 45 colt or 44 magnum? I have a few SAAs copies in .45 and a SW pc in 44 and a henry big boy x in 44

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      .44 Mag has a lot more power out of a rifle or carbine length barrel compared to .45 Colt especially if you are going to be handloading. I have a Henry Big Boy in .44 and it's a fantastic woods gun.

      I am no gunz so far. Is Mini 14 a good choice for the first gun?

      Not a bad choice at all. They're reliable, easy to shoot, have a pretty good aftermarket. Someone will probably b***h about the price. And yeah, there are other guns you can get for less which will leave you more money for ammo and range time but I don't know your financial situation and I don't think the Mini-14 is overpriced.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      If you build of a henry mare's leg you are only saving three inches. Waste of time and money if you ask me.

  14. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I am no gunz so far. Is Mini 14 a good choice for the first gun?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      .44 Mag has a lot more power out of a rifle or carbine length barrel compared to .45 Colt especially if you are going to be handloading. I have a Henry Big Boy in .44 and it's a fantastic woods gun.

      [...]
      Not a bad choice at all. They're reliable, easy to shoot, have a pretty good aftermarket. Someone will probably b***h about the price. And yeah, there are other guns you can get for less which will leave you more money for ammo and range time but I don't know your financial situation and I don't think the Mini-14 is overpriced.

      The mini-14 has expensive and shitty mags, there's a ton of old clapped mini's out there a newbie won't easily differentiate, and rugers QC is trash, I've bought 2 and played with 1 from a friend and they all had mystery extraction issues. They are categorically unreliable. They had one good aftermarket option, but Tapco is out of business and most of the others are low production rate, or actual trash. Minis are not a good *choice*, let alone for a beginner. Just buy a fricking AR if you're not sure, it will just work and you can actually sell it in a reasonable time span if you really aren't into it. Saying anything has aftermarket in comparison to an AR is just silly to boot.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Buy a Draco
      Or like, any 16" or longer AR-15

  15. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Good geiger counter/radiation measurement shit for stalker activities? I don't want to shit out my internal organs. Saw picrel from Better Geiger but they're advocated by Inrange and while I like the idea of cheap and effective geiger counters, I have a hard time trusting anything advocated by that satanist piece of shit.
    Any recommendations are welcome.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I use this one. Seems to work, this is it next to a small cs 137 source

      https://streamable.com/p50a2o

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        How much does it cost?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Got it from Amazon. Maybe $100?

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            I think I found it, looks like a good option.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      This is a model 642 and all five slots on the cylinder have this wear. Was this gun abused or is this normal? More importantly is it safe to shoot, or could this cause a timing issue? My knowledge on revolvers isn't exactly esoteric.

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

      I use this one. Seems to work, this is it next to a small cs 137 source

      https://streamable.com/p50a2o

      Keep in mind that the most a device like that can do is serve as a go-no-go test for beta and gamma radiation. Even with expensive equipment getting an accurate and useful reading is not straightforward, so I wouldn't sweat the exact number a whole lot. If it reads more than 3 times as much as normal then yeah I'd probably get the frick away.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      budget? I use a radeye prd

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Geiger detector
      >Recommended by people with no background in Geiger detectors
      >Who have never had cause to use one or likely ever seen one irl
      Member YouTube is tiktok
      Big dick captcha confirms

  16. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    what’s the whackiest story you’ve heard a fudd say or make up

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      One claimed to have been a ranger, involved with some sort of invasion in Central America. He's a fat old bastard who buys shit like "survival knives" with compasses in the handle so I think he's a lying frick.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Mostly just boomers at work talking about what awesome shots they are. One guy claims he never uses sights on handguns because they “just get in the way” and claims to never miss what he shoots at. I try to hold my tongue as somebody who actively does 3-gun.
      Another guy is one of those one uppers about everything and of course claims to be hitting incredibly small targets constantly. Claimed to have just grabbed his buddy’s SKS and fired hitting six beer cans in a row at 100+ yards. Which is not a crazy feat for a decent shooter, but this guy argued with another boomer for 30 minutes about what caliber the SKS is in, and they were both wrong.
      Neither has been in the military but both talk about it a ton. Small but constant things that trigger my autism like calling the M60 a “light M50” (?????) and really having no clue about basic tactics but thinking themselves masters of guerrilla combat. Of course talking about vaguely fighting oppressive government forces by doing “hit and run” in the woods. I should mention one guy is a pack a day smoker and the other dude is obese and neither of them could run a 1/4 mile without dying so yeah the tough talk is grating.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Those people are the WORST. They always pop up whenever I want to purchase a firearm and they’re either babbling at the gun store owner or they try to talk to me about what I’m buying. I try to be patient but I can’t help but notice they usually aren’t buying anything

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I've heard all the usual memes:
      >a 50 cal is so powerful it will rip your arm off with a near miss
      >the reason why .22LR is so deadly is that it has enough power to enter the skull but not to exit, so it bounces around inside
      >magnum revolvers are more lethal than rifles
      >tales of magical performance regarding boomer rounds: .30-30, .45-70, .45 ACP, and .30-06
      >M16s were plastic garbage made by Mattel
      ...the usual stuff, really.

      The strangest one was this dude I encountered at LGS who swore that he regularly trained with "150-200 or more" rounds of full power .357 in an Airweight snubbie in a single range session.

  17. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    How much backpressure does the DA Sandman 7.62 have? Thinking about putting it on a 16” AR10 without an adjustable gas block?
    Or should I just pay the premium for an OSS?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      It's high back pressure, poor sound performance, doesn't include a flash hider, and has the worst mount on the market.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Why do you think the mount is the worst?

  18. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Well, can they?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Will Colt come back?
      They will, but they shouldn't.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Full auto submachine guns did not replace rifles. Rifles turned into carbines, though.

  19. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Is there any practical difference between O&U and SXS shotguns?
    Looking at bird guns, not necessarily anything super tactical. Upland, if that makes any difference.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Functionally? A bit. An O/U has less barrel blocking your vision so it gives you a bigger field of view for aerial targets. This is the primary reason why they rule clay sports today. A SxS tends to throw its shot slightly left or right depending on which barrel is being fired. Likewise an O/U tends to shoot slightly higher with the upper barrel. The SxS is slightly faster to reload because it doesn't have to open as far to give clearance for the shells to come out.

      As far as buying guns goes there is a huge practical difference: there really is no mid-level for Side-by-sides. You've got Turkshit at the low end, i.e. Cowboy larp stuff like Stoeger, there simply is no middle of the road, and then you get to say the $5k mark where you can get something like a Beretta 486 Paralello or maybe a CSMC RBL. On the other hand there are some really good O/Us for far less than that. The Beretta Silver Pigeon and the Browning Citori are generally considered the entry level for serious hunting/clays guns, they're about $2k or a little over. Either is highly recommended but sadly there is no SxS equivalent.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >no middle of the road double barrel
        >allow me to introduce myself

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Introduce yourself to a dictionary, anon

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        If you are willing to look at used guns then then you can find some good middle-of-the-road Side-by-Sides. Depending on condition & caliber you ought to be able to find something like a Beretta Silver Hawk, AyA Matador, Webley & Scott 712, for $1-2k. The Silver Hawk is a very good buy, it's basically a copy of a Greener boxlock, well made, very simple design, very strong lockup with the Greener crossbolt.

  20. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe a stupid question but was the term "sharpshooter" coined because they used Sharps rifles or is that just a coincidence?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      oh fug never mind I just saw that the term has been used in bongland several decades before

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >A translation of German Scharfschütze, from scharf (adj.) "sharp" + schütze "shooter," from schießen "to shoot."
      According to a few sources it started to appear in english in the 18th century so well before the Sharps rifle. The fact the Sharps was usually given to sharpshooters is just a coincidence (though some say the term entered the American lexicon thanks to the Sharps and the term appeared in British and American English at different times through different means)

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks fren, I thought the word "sharp" seemed adequate enough for its use but maybe just odd enough to not be 100% sure

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous
  21. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Living in a ban state and wanting a bolt action with irons to enjoy .223 into the far future, should I buy a Savage 110 Hog Hunter?

  22. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Question. How could you verify a genuine 3a helmet such as a pasgt from a knock off?

    Made the mistake of buying a surp pasgt off a classifieds site a year ago. Looks brand new, no label or markings, fairly heavy. No idea how to distinguish it from say an airsoft helmet

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I’ve never come across a made for airsoft PASGT. All the airsoft ACHs I’ve seen have been made entirely of plastic. Very easy to tell from the real thing.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      genuine PASGTs are not certified IIIa. armor companies such as Protech made IIIa helmets in the same shape as PASGTs though.

  23. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I heard that America's military did not take volunteers during the initial draft waves, but I'm having trouble confirming if this is right or wrong. Is there any truth to this?

  24. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Between my pump action 12 gauge and semi-auto .22 rifle, which would make the better camp gun?
    Shotgun pros
    >Powerful enough for about anything I'd encounter in my neck of the woods
    >Reliable
    >Easy to take apart in the field if need be
    Shotgun cons
    >On the heavier side, it's nothing to worry about casually walking around but try hiking 5-6 miles with it
    >Large and heavy ammo
    >Low capacity
    .22 rifle pros
    >Light as hell,, it's like hiking with a toy
    >High capacity and extra mags
    >Plentiful and lightweight ammo
    ,22 rifle cons
    >A little underpowered for dealing with tweakers or hogs
    >More prone to jamming
    >More complicated mechanism

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      boffumgvp

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I’d say the shotgun. Yes, you have less ammo and it’s heavier, but if you might actually have to depend on it, I’d rather have something that isn’t likely to jam and can drop something in one or two shots.

  25. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Can anyone give me the rundown on Massachusetts gun laws? Might have some opportunities to move there in the future (my work has an office in boston), but I get the impression it has some of the strictest laws in the US. I am aware that a licence is needed, and I am used to this living in england, but my questions are: what are the laws regarding "assault weapons"/ aesthetic bans on guns? Can you build your own guns in mass? Can you own NFA items such as supressors? Can you shoot on public land?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      All I know is hollow points and high capacity mags are banned. My work transferred me here from AZ and I didn’t even bother to bring anything because I couldn’t get a straight answer from anybody.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Hollow points are not banned, post-ban high-cap mages are.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Regarding NFA stuff: Massachusetts bans suppressors under state law. SBSes, SBRs, and AOWs, are legal. Machine guns are legal but require an extra license--I have no idea how hard that is to get. Destructive Devices are all over the map--some are legal, some are banned by the state, some are banned at the local level.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        wow that's gay that you can't own supressors. As far as "assault weapons", is it the same as the 94 ban or does it only have to have one "assault feature" to be an assault weapon like california? I had also heard something about all ARs, AKs being banned regardless of features based on the reciever, but can't find solid info. Can you confirm or deny? And how hard is it to get the Not-AR recievers in from canada to the US that they have to circumvent restriction?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >is it the same as the 94 ban
          Yes

          Massachusetts voted to indefinitely extend the 1994 AWB

  26. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Why are plebbit zoomer migrants in /k/ anger-issues perverts with Black person personality so insufferable?

  27. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Can you load saboted 6.5mm bullets in a .308?

  28. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I'm looking to sell one of my old rifles.
    Planning on just going to a local pawn shop, but I'm open to online if I can get more money out of it.
    Anybody have experience with haggling for selling to a pawn shop?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Pawn shop will most certainly haggle you as its part of their business model, without buying it for under market value they cant really profit. Sell online.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Anybody have experience with haggling for selling to a pawn shop?
      Only go there if you can't sell the gun off privately and you really want it gone. No matter how much you haggle you'll never get as much as you can get through a private sale

  29. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    How good are these alibaba risers?

  30. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Whats a good revolver for poorgays? Ive been looking at the RIA M206 but have no clue if its any good.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I have one with awful timing and RIA didn't fix it when I sent it back to them so don't waste your money. And you really shouldn't cheap out on revolvers anyway, just save up or look around for used smith's and rugers.

  31. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Is a 70's era Remington 700 BDL shit or good? I'm not familiar with their QC for that era.

  32. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I recently broke the hammer on my indian FAL. Im having some real trouble finding a replacement online, would an L1A1 hammer work? Does anyone know where i can reliably find replacement parts that function in my pajeet fal?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Pay the money to make an account and post in the falfiles. Get out of here and get in a real forum. Use the search function, if no answer found look up the active builders or make a detailed post in the gunsmithing/kitbuilding section.

  33. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Got this mostly intact 1981 German Medkit. Not sure if civilian or not, but there's a broken stick of white chalky stuff in it. Is it just chalk or like a stick of aspirin or something?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Stiptic maybe?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        After googling styptic pencil, yeah I'm fairly sure what that is now.
        Neat, but is it any good after 40 years, I wonder

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          maybe, clotting stuff for big wounds is usually made out of something like bentonite clay (less effective if it absorbs moisture) whereas styptic pencils for shaving are usually made of something like alum which is fine if it gets wet but won't work on a gunshot wound

  34. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone make gasblock frontsight combo for VZ 58? I want to bubba my VZ to make poor mans AS VAL, but i dont want to lose my irons because of that and making some ghetto sights on end of suppressor seems like waste of taxstamp

  35. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I already asked /hg/ but I'd like to see if anyone has any recommendations for an IWB holster for a safetyless M&P 9 2.0

  36. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Why do people act like recoil is such a big deal? Using one of the hardest kicking 12 gauge pump actions, I burn through shells. I realized 000 410 to 00 12 gauge is hardly a jump in recoil depending on the gun. I even confused the 3 inch magnum shells for the regular 00 buck. I was a little confused but I figured it out the day after. I am truly baffled about how much people b***h and b***h and b***h about recoil. I’m a twig too. Do they think they are being a tough guy or something?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Some people view recoil as some big manly challenge. When they talk about recoil they see it like some obstacle to overcome. To them it's binary. Either you "can handle the recoil" or you "cant handle it". Their criteria for "handling the recoil" usually means something like hitting the target without hurting themselves. The consider this an achievement, like some video game medal or chugging a pitcher of beer with the fratboys and not throwing up.
      Those people are missing the point entirely.

      When most shooters talk about recoil they're talking about something much finer. They're not talking about "handling" some high recoiling gun, they're worried about fine-tuning their groups and/or their speed. You say you shoot your shotgun a lot: surely you've noticed that lower-recoiling shells make for faster followup shots when you're shooting doubles? What do different shells do your your split times if you shoot 3-gun style?

      > realized 000 410 to 00 12 gauge is hardly a jump in recoil
      Anon, the size of the shot pellets has nothing whatsoever to do with the recoil of the shell. It's the total mass of shot and the velocity which matters, not what size those pellets are. 2oz of small birdshot will kick a frick of a lot harder than a 1oz slug, all else being equal.

  37. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    What’s the absolute minimum amount of equipment you need for a reloading setup, and how much would it all cost?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      That's a really open-ended question. It depends entirely on what you are loading.
      Shotshells and some straight-walled cases require only very basic tools: a punch to knock out primers, a mallet of some kind of seat primers, and a means of measuring powder--that could be a scale or a volumetric measure. You can piece it together yourself or buy a commercial equivalent, i.e. the "Lee Loader".

      Other cartridges require dies for forming brass and crimping the bullets in place. This requires a press, which varies in cost based on its size and how complex it is. Also depending on what cartridge you are working with you may need extra things. For example, if you are reloading mil spec brass then you will need a tool to reform the crimps in the primer pocket. Some tools may or may not be important depending on what you're doing. Calipers are vital if you're trying to make accurate long-range rifle loads. You don't need them if you're reloading 12ga.

      So, tell us what you want to load for.

  38. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I'm having trouble finding an original SKS sling mount with screws to go on my new stock (original stock was rotten, had to replace). Does anyone know of a quality universal sling that fastens by slipping over the butt of the stock like pic related? I'd get that, but I can't afford to drop $80 on a sling right now.

    Can be canvas or cotton for all I care, just needs to work as a sling and require no drilling.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >quality universal sling that fastens by slipping over the butt of the stock like pic related?
      Yeah
      > I'd get that, but I can't afford to drop $80 on a sling right now.
      Oh nevermind

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Okay, it seems "review" when it comes to Palmetto State Armory order status can mean almost anything according to both the forums and according to support. It can (supposedly) mean:
      >some info in the order wasn't correct
      >the FFL info is out of date
      >they haven't started packing your order due to the short amount of time between order and checking (or you ordered it on a non-business day)
      and probably more. Some of these might be wrong because of forum morons getting it wrong but that's what I understand.

      Might be able to find a local leather holster/belt guy to make one for you? I know a guy who has sub $50 holsters and IIRC belts as well.

  39. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >During WW2? WW1? Vietnam? America drafted several times throughout it's history and as far as I know they always preferred volunteers.
    WWII, sorry. I saw a schizopost claiming that the draft could have been used to intentionally cull right-wing men. The one verifiable piece of information I remember from it was that the anon claimed America did not take volunteers at all during the initial draft waves of WWII, which could easily mean that the government was intentionally sending people they didn't like to get slaughtered overseas since the initial days of wars are usually the bloodiest.

    I didn't save the post unfortunately, and it's very hard to research a negative. I was scrolling through FDR's executive orders to see if anything stuck out but there are hundreds and it doesn't help that he was a four-termer.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Didn't the draft depend on your birth date? If draftees were disproportionately right wing, it would mean astrology is real.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Did they send a letter out to literally every single male born on that date between the eligible years or did some never get a letter despite appearing to qualify?

  40. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    does anyone have machining plans for picatinny clamps?

  41. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >not wearing at least a hat or something when going to a game
    why is he like this?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      they look like siblings. GT has some explaining to do

  42. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Is the internal geometry of an AR upper cast or machined? Specifically, how do they make the groove that makes the bolt turn and unlock when the carrier is pulled back?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      The feature you're talking about is in the bolt carrier, not the upper. It is the "bolt cam" in picrel. It is machined. Cast surfaces are rough, they cannot be used for things like that unless you want the gun to wear itself to death in short order.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I did mean the upper but I forgot how it works. Nothing inside the upper touches the end of the cam pin, right?

        The carrier rides on some tracks inside the upper. How do they make that all smooth? My machining experience is limited, but I know you lose rigidity when trying to machine something inside a deep hole.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          We need zombie Mr. Rogers to visit an AR-15 factory and explain it all to us.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >. Nothing inside the upper touches the end of the cam pin, right?
          correct.
          >how machine internals of upper
          1) drill from end to hog out most of the material
          2) bore to the precise ID
          3) use vertical slotter to cut the tracks and the groove for the charging handle
          4) magwell is milled out from underneath

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Before anyone spergs out, I know the Magwell is in the lower, it was just faster to write "magwell" than "the end of the upper which faces the magazine"

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      the geometry is all machined the forging looks like this

  43. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >Knowing that's a Chinese 870 clone I recommend doing an 870 furniture swap, maybe wood if you're inclined. The plastic they use is super thick and swapping it out will cut the weight down to a noticeable degree.
    That is true. I tried switching the forend to some magpul shit and it was an incredibly tight fit. Tried looking online for a fix and it's a common issue, some people sanded down the action bar slightly and got it to fit, but I'd rather just mod the forend itself and keep the important parts of the shotgun stock if I ever feel like selling it.
    I dunno if there are any complications in installing an 870 stock on it, as I don't have a long enough screwdriver to dissasemble or assemble it

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >I dunno if there are any complications in installing an 870 stock on it,
      possible minor fitment issues that can resolved by sanding.
      the stock bolt is proprietary and will only fit the current stock. so if you were to buy a rem stock and it didnt come with a bolt you cant reuse the old bolt since its the wrong length.
      not a big deal.

  44. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    How to search for a USMC arrest warrant? Asking for a friend.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      idk but check out this cirno i printed to be shot out of a 37mm

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Imagine the shame of getting shot with a 3d printed anime girl.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        noice

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Tell us the ballistics. I wanna know if I can kill people with Cirnos.

  45. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    So is being a cop worth it? I know it allows you to own any kind of firearm you want as a police officer at least in my liberal state and the pay is good but the whole talk of ACAB makes it seem like it’s a mess of racists and idiots. I already have the military experience needed to join and it pay a hell of a lot better than the other jobs that require more

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Why are you taking people who without irony and being anonymous say ACAB seriously?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >the left hates you when you do your job
      >the right hates you when you don't
      >everyone hates you when your operant conditioning kicks in and you murder someone
      Doesn't sound very fun to me. Forest rangers are cool though.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Become a game warden instead. Far more comfy and you get a job preserving nature.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I’m a homicide detective and I love it. I make almost $200K per year. Grinding out on patrol was rough, but once you get beyond it, it’s pretty sweet. Good options for post-LEO careers too as analysts and other investigator jobs. Everyone will hate you though. If that bothers you, don’t do it. Real talk though: a lot of people belong in jail. LOTS of violent offenders walking the streets.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        What are the chances of getting to detective? could a 27 year old with 2 stem degrees that are directly applicable to forensics, and management experience join the police? Would I have to basically start at the bottom with the 85-IQ ticket writers?

  46. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone ever sold guns on gunbroker before? Tips and tricks for a moron?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Most of the gunbroker tips and tricks come from the Buyer's end, IMHO. But, some good things you can do when youre selling:
      1) take good photos and plenty of them.
      2) don't frick up your spelling in the listing or people using the search tool will never find your gun
      3) Pay attention to when your auction will end. You want this to be a time when most people are at home and aren't distracted by work. Sunday afternoon is a good time.

      Finally, have a good idea of what you are selling is worth and set a buy-it-now accordingy. You can determine the value of what you have by searching completed auctions. Once you know what the gun is realistically worth set a buy-it-now price slightly higher. The idea is to get a buyer interested in your gun to weigh the decision of bidding, in which case he'll likely pay the fair going rate, or he can pay your slightly higher buy-it-now to guarantee he gets it and to skip the auction hassles. So lets say your gun normally sells for $1000 you might put it up with a buy-it-now of $1200 and see if anyone bites.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks, it's a handful of middle of the road fudd shit guns I inherited of no sentimental value, mostly redundancies that I feel no guilt over or would enjoy using beyond "it's in the safe". After it sells, how do I figure shipping? I see on most posts the shipping rates are not nearly as high as the cost for shipping for me, like $25 is pretty standard for pistols but after doing some calculating that's way low. Is it just expected I eat that bit of shipping or am I missing something?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Tell the seller you will charge them exactly what it cost you to ship the gun. You can determine that once you know their address and you have the gun packed up so you know its dimensions and weight.
          Also, this is something I'm a bit out of date on so you will have to look this up: recently UPS and FedEx have tightened their policies about shipping guns. I heard they won't accept guns from non-FFL holders or something to that effect. You need to find out if that's true and what the specifics of it are since you might have to pay an FFL to ship the guns for you.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Meant buyer, not seller, sorry.
            Put something in the listing like "Buyer pays exact shipping cost to their chosen FFL"

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            That's my next step then off to get some approved boxes, I'm in no rush but in a selling mood dealing with this estate. Thanks for the concise answers, really helping a luddite out.

  47. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    How are the ~$1000 ATN thermal scopes? I want one for a 9mm carbine

  48. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Why do these gun brush kits come with a steel brush, doesn't that just frick up the finish and scratch the hell out of your gun?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      The metal brush is for getting rid of the hard caked on residue that builds up on internal parts when you shoot if you don’t clean them immediately after shooting.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      They aren't really "gun brush kits". They're just generic cleaning brushes. Every hardware store and auto parts store sells those same things, they just don't say gun on them. Some people slap the word "GUN" on the listing so they can charge ignorant customers more. Some Chinesium Amazon seller figured he'd get more customers by sticking "GUN" and "airsoft" in the title.

  49. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Let's say I live in a commie state and visit a big name store, such as Sportsmans Warehouse, to buy a gun. If a naughty banned gun is behind the counter and clearly available for sale, would the state be able to skullfrick me for purchasing it? Sure the big name store is at fault for selling/distributing the gun in the first place too, but the state probably wouldn't care.

  50. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Any places to find a decent 6sh117 that isn't repro Chinesium? I don't care if it has all the pouches, just that it has all the buckles, isn't beat to shit, and isn't soaked in blood.
    Am I looking for a unicorn, I assume Ukrainians would probably be snatching them up.

  51. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I don't want to get a CC because frick fingerprints.
    What is the worse case just concealing and anytime it comes up I just expose the handgun?
    I think within the next year or so my state will be constitutional anyhow.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Federal 'pound-me-in-the-ass' prison. I would legitimately rather get shot by a mugger than be caught carrying illegally. And if you use it, you're either fleeing the scene or a murder or you'll end up in cuffs when the cops show up.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I can open carry 100% legally so whats the difference?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Welcome to the world of American gun law. You shouldn't be carrying at all if you don't know them.

  52. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone have some quick guide about AR15 manufacturers? There's so many of them and I have no idea how to choose.

  53. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Is there a way to keep water from freezing, but still keep it potable? Like if I wanted to keep a gallon of drinking water in the trunk of my car or an unheated shed.

  54. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone have the thread about revolver grips from a little while back? I can't find it.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >https://desuarchive.org/k/
      Did you look here?

  55. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >Be me
    >Buy an ex-sniper mosin off boomerbroker
    >seller ships to my ffl with a pawnshop ffl
    >fast forward, about a month now.
    >Package status: IN TRANSIT DELIVERY APRIL 10TH
    >Huh.exe
    >contact seller, explaining no mosin has arrived at my ffl and still says it's on the way
    >USPS search request fails every entry
    >inform seller, he's moronic boomer with 0 know how on postal services

    What do? Do I just get a refund off him or is there alternative avenues to get my fricking mosin?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Call USPS about a missing gun.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        What he said, don’t procrastinate on this, Anon.

  56. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone do cowboy action?
    I want to buy my wife a nice leather belt and holster combo, definitely something high quality. Made in Texas would be cool too. Any recommendations?

  57. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Has the US military regained its conventional warfare capabilities lost in the GWOT, or do we have to wait until Waypoint 2028?

  58. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    What is the best way to get military training without joining the army

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Pay

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Are there schools? because the only mercenary school I can find is the french foreign legion.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          One Shepherd comes to mind, and there are plenty of pistol/carbine courses for CQB

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Thanks man

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              <3

  59. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Can you calculate a bullet's velocity if you have two known point of impacts at two different distances?

    I don't have a chronograph but can you roughly calculate out your projectile's speed if you know, say, you have a 0" drop at 100 yards and a 2" drop at 300 yards?

    Is there a formula for that?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Easiest way would be to go on a ballistic calculator, file in your rifle/shooting conditions and try a few different ammo settings until you find something that hits the same, to get a rough idea of what you're shooting

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Well, it's going to be tough. If you know your drop, zero and your ballistic coefficient then you can just brute force the numbers. It won't be very accurate, though, because of the uncertainty of your drop measurement.
        https://shooterscalculator.com/ballistic-trajectory-chart.php

        Impossible without knowing the ballistic coefficient of the projectile or the angle it struck one of the targets.

        sounds like I'll just pony up for the caldwell chronograph then

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >sounds like I'll just pony up for the caldwell chronograph then
          Hang on a sec. It sounds like you are able to provide a lot more information than just two points of impact. If you are shooting the gun then you know what angle you're shooting it, what the bullet is and therefore you can look up it's ballistic coefficient.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Oh, and another thing you can do to measure the velocity of your own bullets is to build a ballistic pendulum and then back-calculate it since you know the bullet's mass. They are pretty easy to build from scrounged materials.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Well, it's going to be tough. If you know your drop, zero and your ballistic coefficient then you can just brute force the numbers. It won't be very accurate, though, because of the uncertainty of your drop measurement.
      https://shooterscalculator.com/ballistic-trajectory-chart.php

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Impossible without knowing the ballistic coefficient of the projectile or the angle it struck one of the targets.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Theoretically its possible but with an offset zero it'd be hard to get an answer precise enough to be useful. Gravity accelerates things at a logarithmic pace, not a constant one, so you would need to know precisely when and where the apex of the bullet where it stops going up and starts to go down. All of the following is ignoring air resistance which can vary a bit depending on things like altitude, humidity, the bullet shape, and wind.
      Assuming you know that, gravity accelerates things at roughly 32.15 f/s^2, and we are starting with a vertical velocity of 0 f/s at the apex and falling from there. So, the time to fall the first inch is 0.07197, the time to fall two inches is 0.10179, and the time to fall 3 inches is .12466 seconds. Take the distance and divide it by the time to get the speed.
      In your case, if the apex of the bullets travel (not necessarily the zero) was at 100 yards and it had dropped 2" by 300 yards, you would find the velocity as follows:
      distance/time=
      ((300 yards - 100 yards)*3 feet/yard) / (.10719 seconds to fall 2")= 600 feet/.10719 seconds= 5597 f/s

      The formula for finding the time to fall x inches is time in seconds=sqrt(2*(x/12)/32.15)

  60. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Will a levergun chambered in 357 generally take both magnum and regular 357?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      There isn't a 'regular' non-magnum .357, its all .357 Smith & Wesson Magnum, people just don't always say the full name. Most lever guns chambered in it will also shoot .38 special.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Huh, figured there was a difference. Was looking at the gun store and all they had was .357 mag that required 6-inch barrels. Seeing as how I got a 357 revolver with a shorter barrel, I figured there was some kind of difference between various 357's

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >I figured there was some kind of difference between various 357's
          .357s come in various styles with different barrel lengths, styles of sights and grips, etc, depending on what the intended purpose is. For example, a carry gun will probably be a short barrel, round butt grip, and might have the hammer bobbed or shrouded so its easy to conceal or carry in a pocket. On the other hand a gun for hunting or target shooting could have a much bigger grip, longer barrel, and perhaps a scope or special target sights. But if they are both .357 they will both fire the same cartridge. Like the other anon said, it's all .357 Magnum it's just people often leave off the "magnum" part.

          Now, if we're going to be technically correct there is another .357: .357 SuperMag aka .357 Maximum. This is an obscure cartridge, nobody is currently making guns in it either. It was a niche cartridge for Metallic Silhouette shooting which is not very popular these days but was a more popular thing in the 70's and 80's.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          No load requires a 6" barrel. It just might make a gigantic fireball at the muzzle of a shorter barrel

  61. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    what jacket is this?
    I think it's this but it's not quite the same
    https://weapon.moscow/Wear_and_uniform/Russian-police-uniform/police-s-wintery-suit-tu-mvd?limit=100

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Well that's immensely disappointing

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        the storys alright. hes cute.

  62. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >Super stupid edition.
    Can anyone recommend any books that are biographical or fictional from the perspective of Naval combatants during the Second World War in the Pacific Theater?

  63. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Going to a gun show in Northern Alabama this weekend. This is a stupid question for a stupid thread, but what are the odds I can find a SIG 220 for about market price? The money from getting an actual job is burning a hole in my pocket and I've always wanted one to go with my PTR.

  64. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    What's everyone's opinion on remanufactured ammo? I've stayed away from it because I don't want to trust someone else's reload, but the cheaper prices are starting to entice me.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      run away
      I've had good experiences with some and dangerously bad with others, generally its more than worth it to buy cheap new production stuff than remans. You can see that it was the first shot in the cylinder, if I had shot again it could have been catastrophic. Being that the price of good ammo is substantially cheaper than it has been in the past few years right now, I don't see a compelling point to be buying remans right now. I'd legitimately rather have 500 rounds of Remington than a thousand of Ammo Inc.

  65. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Brownells is legit right? Is there some catch I'm not seeing? Everywhere else sells these for like 110+ but brownells is undercutting by like 30 bucks even without the sale.
    Also is it recommended to get the shipping insurance? The fact they offer it tells me their shipping department fricks up a lot

    Captcha: RXND4

    I've been prescribed 4 negligent discharges for this foolish question

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      They're fine

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Yep, brownells is among the most respected and established gun sites there are.
      I wouldn't buy the insurance personally but its on you if you don't. No one has ever told me that brownells is more prone than usual to frick something up.

  66. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I'm trying to sell my WASR 10/63 and I sent in a sale request to Guns.com and they offered me $400 for it. Should I just sell in on GB?

    • 1 year ago
      Resident Wumbologist

      I'd just sell it on GB or a local trading group. It's an AK with a forged trunnion and chrome lined barrel so you can easily get at least 600-800 for it.

      https://i.imgur.com/ljufWn8.jpg

      Brownells is legit right? Is there some catch I'm not seeing? Everywhere else sells these for like 110+ but brownells is undercutting by like 30 bucks even without the sale.
      Also is it recommended to get the shipping insurance? The fact they offer it tells me their shipping department fricks up a lot

      Captcha: RXND4

      I've been prescribed 4 negligent discharges for this foolish question

      Brownells is absolutely legit. I've ordered from them just recently in fact.

      What's everyone's opinion on remanufactured ammo? I've stayed away from it because I don't want to trust someone else's reload, but the cheaper prices are starting to entice me.

      If it's remanufactured by an actual company it's usually fine. We're not talking bubba with his drunken pissin hot reloads, but an actual business with an FFL that has to worry about liability.
      Past that I'd stick with calibers that can be reloaded without issue, for instance 38 Special, 45 and 9mm are fine but 40 S&W reloads should be avoided (case fatigue is a particularly pressing issue with that caliber).

      Going to a gun show in Northern Alabama this weekend. This is a stupid question for a stupid thread, but what are the odds I can find a SIG 220 for about market price? The money from getting an actual job is burning a hole in my pocket and I've always wanted one to go with my PTR.

      Never hurts to look, but from my experience with gun shows you always find a good deal on something you weren't looking for.

  67. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Is there any problem with IWI guns besides muh israelite memes? I don't see them talked about here often.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      questionable support/parts availability for older models or simply not being able to get the correct shit even though a modern versions still in production

  68. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Why does the STG44 make my pp tingle? It's basically a work of art.

    Any further word on the H&M/PSA STG repro?

    • 1 year ago
      Resident Wumbologist

      The WW2 German stuff all has a certain coolness to it that's hard to explain, even if it's a reproduction. You're not the only one who was looking forward to the STG44 repro.
      Not much news on the project since PSA picked up the pieces. They have a lot of projects on their plate right now, especially with their upcoming H&R retro AR line in the works. It could be a while before their attempt at an STG44 repro sees the light of day.

      https://i.imgur.com/vG0ETVW.jpg

      This is a model 642 and all five slots on the cylinder have this wear. Was this gun abused or is this normal? More importantly is it safe to shoot, or could this cause a timing issue? My knowledge on revolvers isn't exactly esoteric.

      [...]
      Keep in mind that the most a device like that can do is serve as a go-no-go test for beta and gamma radiation. Even with expensive equipment getting an accurate and useful reading is not straightforward, so I wouldn't sweat the exact number a whole lot. If it reads more than 3 times as much as normal then yeah I'd probably get the frick away.

      That notch is what the bolt locks into when the cylinder is locked up. It's definitely not good that it's chipped like that, but at a glance the chip doesn't look severe enough to necessarily warrant the gun being inoperable or unsafe so long as it locks up well enough.

      Do a timing/lockup check and see if it's extra loose on that cylinder. In particular if you can push it out of lock on that cylinder while holding the trigger down, it's hosed. If it feels like all the others it's fine.

      Tentatively I'd say the issue would be either the previous owner cowboy flicking it a bunch, or a factory defect. The latter has been happening a LOT with S&W revolvers across the board since 2020. If it's still under warranty, call their CS and see if they'll fix it for free.
      If not, but it's still locking up ok shoot it as is but monitor that chip and stop if it chips more metal off or starts showing any cracks.

      Does anyone have some quick guide about AR15 manufacturers? There's so many of them and I have no idea how to choose.

      PSA is the bare minimum of you're poor. Expect some QC issues with how it's assembled and some of the small parts might wear out early, but they're great for the money. DO NOT go any cheaper.
      Anderson is roughly on par with PSA.
      Aero Precision is a slight step up, but only slightly. They have some decent options, but machining tolerances can vary and I've seen their lowers be out of spec a few times.
      Wyndham is a solid middle of the road.
      Spike's Tactical is good too.
      Colt is marked up to all hell because of muh brand.
      Daniel Defense is solid but overpriced.
      LMT and FN are very good but expensive.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >It could be a while before their attempt at an STG44 repro sees the light of day.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >Aero Precision is a slight step up
        Thanks. I was thinking about those. Just to be clear, Ruger 556 is a no-no?

        • 1 year ago
          Resident Wumbologist

          Ruger is ok. The AR-556 and S&W M&P15 Sport have been the go-to entry level ARs for years, although you can get a bit more bang per buck with a PSA build.
          Another upside of Aero is that they are currently spearheading the lawsuit against Washington's new AWB, so if you're buying from them you're supporting that fight.

          https://i.imgur.com/OSQRnF1.jpg

          Right now I'm living in a place with relatively low humidity/moisture but I'm moving to a place that's basically a rainforest, for work. Can I stick with open top pouches with bungees or do I need to be more careful about the elements getting to my ammunition? Been looking at options with flaps, just want to hear from people who deal with this more often. Think PNW/South East levels of precipitation/moisture with risk of snow, if that helps.
          Pic unrelated.

          Keeping rain off your magazines is a good idea, less because of water getting on your ammunition and more because you can rust your magazines (particularly the springs). If the ambient humidity is high enough it's something to check for periodically regardless, but reducing direct water exposure. The trade off of course being slower to get them out of your chest rig.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Any good reccomendations? TT universal pouches are looking sort of good and I saw some interesting HSGI models but I can only find them at this one Canadian police shop so I think they might be discontinued.

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              Ruger is ok. The AR-556 and S&W M&P15 Sport have been the go-to entry level ARs for years, although you can get a bit more bang per buck with a PSA build.
              Another upside of Aero is that they are currently spearheading the lawsuit against Washington's new AWB, so if you're buying from them you're supporting that fight.
              [...]
              Keeping rain off your magazines is a good idea, less because of water getting on your ammunition and more because you can rust your magazines (particularly the springs). If the ambient humidity is high enough it's something to check for periodically regardless, but reducing direct water exposure. The trade off of course being slower to get them out of your chest rig.

              Also, could I mitigate this by using pmags?

  69. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    suppose i have a mortar that i would like to presight to fire over my house into a bottleneck i created on my land. how the frick do i presight such mortar?

  70. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    anyone here have one of these carbine conversion kits?
    does the recoil from the pistol necessitate a rear support structure? or is the front clamp enough? asking design-wise

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I'm gonna be honest, I don't understand your question so I'm going to interpret it in 2 ways and answer both.
      >does the recoil necessitate a stock or brace? or is the handguard enough?
      It's not so much recoil that a stock helps with but aiming by giving you 4 points of contact between your shoulder, cheek, and both hands. Without a stock holding it with one hand on the grip and one on the handguard is worse than normal way you hold a pistol because you can't fully extend your dominant arm.
      >does the recoil from the pistol necessitate the trapdoor that holds the dovetail? or is the front clamp enough?
      It's been awhile since I handled one, but if IIRC there is nothing that clamps the front of the gun. One reciprocating piece slots into the rear slide serrations, and there's a plastic trapdoor behind the gun that swings up to hold the frame forward and it's held in place by a plastic tab. I said frick that after I realized that tab takes the force of the recoil and you remove the gun by sliding it backwards. So if that tab fails the gun can come loose and then you're just shooting at your left hand since it's already positioned in front of the barrel.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Some people use cheap airsoft versions instead of the real thing, the forces exerted aren't all that great. It's just that these things are more a novelty than anything else.

  71. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Right now I'm living in a place with relatively low humidity/moisture but I'm moving to a place that's basically a rainforest, for work. Can I stick with open top pouches with bungees or do I need to be more careful about the elements getting to my ammunition? Been looking at options with flaps, just want to hear from people who deal with this more often. Think PNW/South East levels of precipitation/moisture with risk of snow, if that helps.
    Pic unrelated.

  72. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Two dumb questions:

    a) If .22 fits, does .22 work? Or am I going to ruin the gun by trying it out? Might also be a vermin gun or something.

    b) Let´s say that I found an old, rather ruined (rusted, wooden parts missing, lever action still working) gun in an old barn in no-guns-land, how would I best go about restoring it if I don´t have many possibilities?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Most guns that fit 22lr can run all the other 22s. It'll just have issues feeding if its a semi auto.
      Watch a gun restoration video, midway usa has some good ones. Then search for crucial missing parts, numrich is pretty good.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I´ll give that a try, thanks, mate. Kinda want to try out shooting first, but I feel like I should restore it instead of going full orc warfare and blowing my fingers off.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          At a minimum it'll be good to clean the barrel/chamber. Obviously if the action is sticky shooing it will make it more sticky, but that's just the way it is. Godspeed and have fun, restoring guns is fun as all hell, just remember to be patient.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Already did the barrel and chamber as well as I could, with pipe cleaners and similar, but I think I´ll have to go for a full restoration before doing anything else. Hardest part will be to find a replacement shoulder stock or to carve one, myself, I think.

  73. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Is there a filter for these ukraine/Russian war threads?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      1. An old English measure of land, usually the amount held adequate for one free family and its dependents.
      2. The skin of an animal, especially the thick tough skin or pelt of a large animal.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I'm asking for an automatic method, like the filters for PrepHole x or something

  74. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    is it a good idea to tear of the magazine pouches on the aplenflage parka. they are kind of anoying

  75. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    This shit any good? The reviews are good. I got to restock 9mm, 380, and .38/357.
    It's cheap and thus, tempting.

  76. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    How does the EW on an F35 work? Does the pilot have to do it in addition to tracking enemies and shooting missiles and dropping bombs and flying the thing or is there a dedicated ground nerd who does EW stuff through the F35 remotely
    Have we really reached the "press X to hack" stage of development

  77. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    if steel shot is bouncier than lead shot, and there is a concrete/steel corridor, could you theoretically use it like a rebound shotgun from thing-thing

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, you could. But lead shot still works better, even though it's not as hard as steel it's denser.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Imagine the ricochet potential THOUGH

  78. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I just finished a casual playthrough of re2 with the infinite ammo 380acp mp5. Is there a 380acp carbine other than the hi-point on the market? It would be fun to have a much smaller compact carbine in 380acp.

  79. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Why should I get an Aimpoint Pro over a Romeo7?

  80. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Can somebody explain to me the logic of a "truck gun"?
    >Going about my own business. Then suddenly a person starts some shit and I'm in life threatening danger, so I run out to my truck, run back to the person and shoot them
    ????
    Is it for deer? Because I live in an area with tons of deer and hunt them myself. They are never in such short supply that if I happen to be driving along and see one I'm like "Frick I wish I had my gun right now!". Like, I can plan out and go get one if I want, no need to hang a valuable and highly stealable item in my vehicle.

    I just don't understand.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      This is just my opinion, but I think it's more of a predator concept than for hunting or self-defense. The idea being that if you see an invasive boar or a wolf or some shit around your property you can pull over and take care of the problem before it fricks with your livestock or whatever.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I know of two kinds of "Truck guns".
      a) many times a farmer or rancher will have some old beater truck for farm chores. It likely isn't even streel legal as its only purpose is to get around for doing chores. the bed will be full of crap like hand tools, a chainsaw, fence wire, tractor parts, and so on. Quite often there's a gun in there too, for putting down livestock or if you happen to see a coyote or hogs while you're out fixing fences or whatever.
      b) larping. some E-celeb told them to buy one.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Some kind of small shotgun or folding stock rifle style thing to keep hidden in your truck because you're a yuppy in the suburbs who drives a 85k Chevy Silverado.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Game control or SHTF

  81. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    bump becasue this thread is actually usefull unlike many on the front page

  82. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    So, on a scale of "needs a handler" to "just fricking have a nice day", how moronic would it be to ignore my lease prohibiting firearms ownership and get a gun to CC?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      owning guns is a right, if you get caught (you won't) you could sue

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >you won't
        That assumes I'm not a moron. I hope I'm not, but it might still happen.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          realistically how would it happen? it's not like the military where they do barracks inspections

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            True. They do have cameras and some roaming rent-a-cop. I've also got zero experience CCing.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            I'm not that anon, but:
            -someone could spot you carrying, perhaps an employee of the complex, perhaps some random asshat who rats you out
            -management or a contractor may have to enter your unit to conduct repairs and could see the gun if you left it out.

            Why the frick would you do that? As soon as you use it you're caught.

            Whether or not you violated the terms of your lease isn't of much concern if you just saved your own life.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Lol what a top tier "I wish this is how the law worked so I'm just going to say its how it works" take.
        Here's how it works: The owner of the property has rights on how you interact with the property. Especially in a situation of renting/leasing where somebody signs a contract. If the contract says no guns, then if you break that contract you can't fricking sue when the property owner decides to enforce their right to exclude you.

        >b-b-but shall not!
        Cool story bro. Property owners aren't the government, they are private citizens with private property rights. Unless you think all those "no guns" signs in various businesses are something you can sue over.

        True. They do have cameras and some roaming rent-a-cop. I've also got zero experience CCing.

        If it's CONCEALED, then I don't see how they see it. I doubt this complex has some CSI zoom and enhance bullshit where they have employees combing over the details in footage. Even if you printed like a motherfricker under a shirt, its super unlikely some Susan in the main office will spot it. For real the only people who spot CC printing are other CCers who made a huge deal about it.
        Inside your apartment, you've got tenant rights to privacy. This sounds like a legit complex and not some random person renting out a room- ie, a place big enough to know their legal liabilities and won't snoop through your stuff the way small time landlords sometimes do.
        If you're in your apartment with a gun out, just make sure the blinds are closed.
        >I've also got zero experience CCing.
        Probably a good idea to take a class on it even if your state doesn't require it, if you are feeling unsure.
        Buy a decent holster. Don't fumble around with the gun in public.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          You don't lose your constitutional rights when renting. It's not the same as having a dog, it's no different than free speech. Can't prohibit it in any way that matters

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            the landowner didnt force you to rent there. you willingly agreed to follow some rules in the retal agreement.

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              >look at the rental agreement. i SAID you have to vooot for biden this election.
              >what do you mean "you have rights"?this is MY property the constitution doesn't matter
              good luck with that

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Willfully misunderstanding how rights interact with property rights. The example of election voting has nothing to do with interacting with the private property.
                You have the right to free speech, yet you can be evicted for running around yelling “homosexual”. Curious.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                that landed Black person is opening xerself up to a civil suit basically

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Why the frick would you do that? As soon as you use it you're caught.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Post a pic of the part of the Lease that says "No Funz Allowed."
      Also, it wouldn't be that moronic as long as you're not a moron. Don't leave your gun out in plain sight, don't fingerfrick it while near a window if you have nosy neighbors. Absolutely do nothing that'll risk causing an ND, and absolutely do all the research possible.
      Just asking the question is a good start. Find a carry gun that fits you and isn't going to stand out like a sore thumb, and make sure you are 100% aware of where (awhere!) your gun is when maintenance or cleaning comes by.
      Basically, don't be a moron and do follow

      Lol what a top tier "I wish this is how the law worked so I'm just going to say its how it works" take.
      Here's how it works: The owner of the property has rights on how you interact with the property. Especially in a situation of renting/leasing where somebody signs a contract. If the contract says no guns, then if you break that contract you can't fricking sue when the property owner decides to enforce their right to exclude you.

      >b-b-but shall not!
      Cool story bro. Property owners aren't the government, they are private citizens with private property rights. Unless you think all those "no guns" signs in various businesses are something you can sue over.

      [...]
      If it's CONCEALED, then I don't see how they see it. I doubt this complex has some CSI zoom and enhance bullshit where they have employees combing over the details in footage. Even if you printed like a motherfricker under a shirt, its super unlikely some Susan in the main office will spot it. For real the only people who spot CC printing are other CCers who made a huge deal about it.
      Inside your apartment, you've got tenant rights to privacy. This sounds like a legit complex and not some random person renting out a room- ie, a place big enough to know their legal liabilities and won't snoop through your stuff the way small time landlords sometimes do.
      If you're in your apartment with a gun out, just make sure the blinds are closed.
      >I've also got zero experience CCing.
      Probably a good idea to take a class on it even if your state doesn't require it, if you are feeling unsure.
      Buy a decent holster. Don't fumble around with the gun in public.

      's advice.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Here. It's deep in the anddenda, in what actually constitutes default and thus grounds for eviction.

        Lol what a top tier "I wish this is how the law worked so I'm just going to say its how it works" take.
        Here's how it works: The owner of the property has rights on how you interact with the property. Especially in a situation of renting/leasing where somebody signs a contract. If the contract says no guns, then if you break that contract you can't fricking sue when the property owner decides to enforce their right to exclude you.

        >b-b-but shall not!
        Cool story bro. Property owners aren't the government, they are private citizens with private property rights. Unless you think all those "no guns" signs in various businesses are something you can sue over.

        [...]
        If it's CONCEALED, then I don't see how they see it. I doubt this complex has some CSI zoom and enhance bullshit where they have employees combing over the details in footage. Even if you printed like a motherfricker under a shirt, its super unlikely some Susan in the main office will spot it. For real the only people who spot CC printing are other CCers who made a huge deal about it.
        Inside your apartment, you've got tenant rights to privacy. This sounds like a legit complex and not some random person renting out a room- ie, a place big enough to know their legal liabilities and won't snoop through your stuff the way small time landlords sometimes do.
        If you're in your apartment with a gun out, just make sure the blinds are closed.
        >I've also got zero experience CCing.
        Probably a good idea to take a class on it even if your state doesn't require it, if you are feeling unsure.
        Buy a decent holster. Don't fumble around with the gun in public.

        Thanks for this, too. I hadn't really thought about preparing for this before I move, but reading this post I think I need to reconsider that.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Further consideration is that if you're planning on possessing lease-breaking shit, then you should have a plan in the event you get caught. All well and good to have a firearm to defend yourself, but if you get into a defensive situation you need to be ready for what comes next. Having a plan in case you have to move ASAP is a good idea regardless, but doubly so if it's because you might have to break your lease in the course of defending yourself.
          To reiterate: Don't be a moron, don't ND, don't show off the fact you have a gun, etc. When you first start carrying you're going to feel REALLY self-conscious, like people all know and are staring at you. And unless you make it really obvious, they won't know and the only reason they'll be staring is because you look and smell like a caveman.
          Do your research, and if you're going to concealed carry the only person who should know you have a gun is you.

  83. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Is the holosun 403b worth a dam? I'm not new to optics but have pretty much been using trijicon and meprolite exclusively.

    With the sale at primary arms and my military discount I can get it for like $100 I know people rave about holosun but know frick all about the particular models.

    Thanks in advance

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Holosun is GTG, some of them are fancier than others but they don't make anything that is unacceptably bad.

  84. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone know if those shitty Mossberg 500 bullpup conversion kits would work on a Mossberg 9200?
    Better yet, does there exist a tube magazine semi-automatic bullpup shotgun that ISN'T the High Standard 10?
    I'm going nuts because I don't want a boxmag shotgun, but I'd like a bullpup that isn't fricking pump action for home defense.
    >inb4 Tavor
    pls go be a gay somewhere else

  85. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone know where I can get a cover plate for this?

    It’s an Acro cut btw

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I got the second hand for a pretty good deal but Wilson wants an exorbitant amount of money for one and I have to send it in for 6 to 12 weeks, because it’s ”custom”

  86. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I bought some CCI stingers to go hunting with like a week ago, and today I was going through the manual for my 10/22 and found a part stating that it isn't compatible with stinger rounds. After further looking into it I found people saying anything from "it works fine, shot em out of my 10/22 with no issue" to "It may cause more wear and tear on the parts so a buffer tube may be good to add"
    I only really intend on testing out my groupings with em and hunting, so am I good to go or should I just avoid shooting em through my semi-autos?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Its good, you won't hurt anything
      Wear might be slightly accelerated but its pretty negligible, I wouldn't worry about it.

      I just finished a casual playthrough of re2 with the infinite ammo 380acp mp5. Is there a 380acp carbine other than the hi-point on the market? It would be fun to have a much smaller compact carbine in 380acp.

      Not really, being that .380 is more expensive and weaker than 9mm there is no real reason to make one. The gun can be a little smaller but it isn't really enough to make a difference over something like a USW or a TMP and with SBR laws in place that is a moot point to begin with. I guess some of the MACs and other cold war subguns came in .380 but thats not really what you are talking about.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks for the info. I actually went back to the warning and it specifically said it applied to the target and tactical versions, so it's on me for skimming over it

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I have been shooting stingers through my 10/22 for 20 years

  87. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Looking to get my first suppressor. Got a lot of stupid questions.
    Any helpful links for what the process looks like?

    Are gun trusts just for a single NFA item or can I put multiple into it? Does online buying work the same as a regular gun purchase except I would ship the can to an SOT and then fill out my Form 4 and get fingerprinted at their brick&mortar? Then the shop holds onto it for months until I clear the background check?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      You can add guns to a trust, you can also add people to a trust.

      Purchase works like this:
      >you buy (pay for) the item
      >the seller & your SOT do transfer paperwork. you're not involved, this usually takes about a month.
      >once that's done the seller ships the item to your SOT.
      >You & your SOT do paperwork. Some SOTs are set up to do photos and fingerprints, other times you'll have to figure that out on your own.
      >months go by for the background check. SOT keeps the gun during this time. this waiting period is affectionately known as "NFA jail"
      >your SOT gets the approval back, you pick up the item from SOT.

  88. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I've heard the rumor about .50 bmg killing you even if it doesn't hit you. While this has been disproven with standard rounds, a former marine at work claims that a SLAP rounds will hurt you even if they don't hit. Claims they are specifically designed for this.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Utter nonsense. There's videos of people shooting .50 BMGs through playing-card houses on Youtube and none of the cards fall over.
      SLAP is designed for armor penetration, you can easily look up the official US army documentation on it, it's in the small arms technical manual. It has nothing whatsoever to do with hurting people even if they don't hit. That's 110% fuddlore.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I've heard the rumor about .50 bmg killing you even if it doesn't hit you. While this has been disproven with standard rounds, a former marine at work claims that a SLAP rounds will hurt you even if they don't hit. Claims they are specifically designed for this.

        >SLAP is designed for armor penetration
        It could theoretically fragment the armor or vehicle its hitting and thus cause casualties from things that aren't the bullet itself, but a true miss wouldn't hurt you.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, like

          This might be true in a very roundabout way, like kicking up enough fragmentation to hurt you if it hits hard cover adjacent to you. Or spallation of armour.

          wrote spalling or fragmentation could cause injury if the round hit something nearby but the SLAP round is not designed to "hurt people even if they don't hit". The design purpose of the SLAP round is very clear: increase armor penetration by firing a projectile with higher hardness, greater sectional density, and higher velocity. Compare that to, say, Raufoss which contains a small explosive charge and is specifically inended to have an area effect with fragmentation.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      This might be true in a very roundabout way, like kicking up enough fragmentation to hurt you if it hits hard cover adjacent to you. Or spallation of armour.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        It could also be someone conflating SLAP and Raufoss. Raufoss ammo has a fragmentation effect by design, but it has to hit *something* to set it off the charge and cause it to fragment.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I’m going to tell you something: The vast majority of military guys don’t know fricking shit about the actual stats and details of weapons. These guys are told bullshit myths from more experienced guys. Then they tell you civilians this bullshit and you believe them because military guys have some special credibility.
      Military guys have credibility as far as being end users of the specific equipment they used. They usually don’t know how it works. And they often throw around opinions on military gear they never actually used.
      I was issued an M107 .50 caliber rifle. The number of times very senior NCOs or officers (who themselves had never used it) would start up a conversation about that rifle and spout absolute moronation is honestly astounding.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Fact. Gun details are basically irrelevant to combat so few military people know anything about them.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Utter nonsense. There's videos of people shooting .50 BMGs through playing-card houses on Youtube and none of the cards fall over.
      SLAP is designed for armor penetration, you can easily look up the official US army documentation on it, it's in the small arms technical manual. It has nothing whatsoever to do with hurting people even if they don't hit. That's 110% fuddlore.

      This might be true in a very roundabout way, like kicking up enough fragmentation to hurt you if it hits hard cover adjacent to you. Or spallation of armour.

      I’m going to tell you something: The vast majority of military guys don’t know fricking shit about the actual stats and details of weapons. These guys are told bullshit myths from more experienced guys. Then they tell you civilians this bullshit and you believe them because military guys have some special credibility.
      Military guys have credibility as far as being end users of the specific equipment they used. They usually don’t know how it works. And they often throw around opinions on military gear they never actually used.
      I was issued an M107 .50 caliber rifle. The number of times very senior NCOs or officers (who themselves had never used it) would start up a conversation about that rifle and spout absolute moronation is honestly astounding.

      well technically speaking you could get hit by a piece of sabot and that would hurt

  89. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I went to the range with my dad with my new handgun. I had the magazines loaded because A) I wanted to figure out how to load them before being put under pressure and B) having them ready for home defense. I never put the magazines into the gun. When I got there, my dad was shocked that I had loaded the magazines and berated me. He said that I could have been charged with transporting a loaded gun, just because the mags were in the same case as the gun. I have since researched this and cannot find anything to support this. Is he full of shit? I'm in Illinois BTW.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >https://giffords.org/lawcenter/state-laws/guns-in-vehicles-in-illinois/
      Sounds to me like he's full of shit.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Not in illinois or most other states but that is/was a law in quite a few places, I know in Ohio you couldn't carry loaded magazines or speedloaders in a vehicle without a concealed pistol permit until a few years ago. Also, the legal definition of 'loaded gun' isn't always as obvious as you'd think, in some places having a box of ammo next to the gun in a case could be considered loaded, in other places you can have a loaded magazine in the gun as long as it doesn't have a round chambered.

  90. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    getting hit by sabot is still a complete miss. the sabot is not the projectile and I doubt he'd specify SLAP if it wasn't sabot related

  91. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    No it makes no sense. The idea that .50 rounds blow peoples arms off even when missing is based on some kind of bullshit about the shockwave or whatever. Since we’ve established that is bullshit, we have to ask if the composition of a round somehow makes it happen. The answer should self evidently be no. This is just an evolution of the classic .50 cal myth.

    If he was an infantry guy I doubt he ever fired or handled a .50 rifle. And if he did it was probably once, very briefly and without formal training. I’ll say 0% chance he actually fired or learned deeply about SLAP rounds. He knows basically as much as you do about it. You guys are both just using google, except he gets to flex his old USMC tattoo when he spouts off Google info.

  92. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Is it possible to get a lower module for a B&T P26? The serialized portion is the upper.

  93. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    how do you tell the difference between people selling reloads vs small time manufacturers?
    i've just been buying big box ammo but i don't mind supporting the little guy provided he doesn't blow me up

  94. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Is anyone here have experience with dyeing polycotton ? Me and some friend got several shirts like picrel. We want to dye them green so that they are all identical in shade.
    Does anyone know a good product? The fabric is a blend of poly and cotton

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Never seen people dye tropentarn green, but I've seen people dye tropentarn and I've seen people dye UCP green. I'd imagine its pretty similar to this

  95. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I've never done an eform 1 until recently. Should I be concerned? I thought these were normally like 30-50 days right now, are they that fricked backed right now?

  96. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Why is the tavor a "bad" gun? I said around here a lot. Unreliable? Inaccurate? Not sufficiently modular? Fine but not worth the price?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Allegedly the harmonics on the x95 frick up with the 16in and 18in barrels, causing groups to expand. Even with the SBR barrel the gun is like 3moa.
      Everyone has a hate bonner for anything over 1moa for some reason. So therefore = bad gun.
      Also something something israelites.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        thanks, anon

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Tavor isn’t a “bad” gun, it just kind of doesn’t bring much of actual value to the table which is why it will never be a massive hit.
      I don’t even like bullpups and will admit it’s the best of the bunch that I’ve shot. People b***h about the spongy trigger, but for a military that trigger is fine. Tbh, better than the dumb ass 6 position trigger in M16A2/4s and M4s. Ergonomics and handling are fine. I can b***h about inherent bullpup issues but overall it’s not a huge deal. But the Tavor doesn’t do anything that an AR doesn’t. Yeah it’s a longer barrel in a shorter package but that’s not some massive overwhelming advantage that will make nations toss decades of AR-15 support.

      For the private owner there is always the novelty and “I just like it bro” factor, but for practicality, an AR can have a finer tuned trigger and other upgrades that just don’t exist for a Tavor. Again, Tagore is shorter but it’s not like an HD gun with a traditional layout is unweldy, and tactical truck guns are a meme. So.

  97. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    It's insane to me that the only fricking semi-auto tube mag bullpup shotgun in existence was made in the 70s. Are there any High Standard 10 modern equivalents? I wish Keltec's KS7 came with an autoloading action instead of pump....

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I don't know of any. I suspect the reason they don't exist is that they're an answer to a question nobody asked. For general combat purposes using a shotgun is silly. The range is limited, the ammo is huge, the capacity of the gun sucks. There is a case to be made for shotguns for LEO where they want to be able to fire less-lethal stuff, tear gas, etc, but those shells don't produce enough energy to cycle a semi-auto which is why the classic cop shotty is a pump.

  98. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Was the M1903 more used than the M1 Garand as a sniper rifle in WW2? If so, why?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Yes. They didn't have enough M1s to go around so M1903s were used in roles where the rapid fire of the M1 wasn't as important. It was also easier to mount optics to the 1903 and it was considered more accurate as well.

  99. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone have the version of this pic that IIRC is just cropped to the drawing of the guy (bottom middle) with his ass out that says something like "I can be your deer tonight, anon"? I can't find it no matter where I look including my own saved pics.

  100. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    What sort of issued rifle would a US Army soldier in 1862 be issued? Specifically the 4th regiment infantry New Mexico territory.
    https://www.familysearch.org/en/wiki/4th_Regiment,_New_Mexico_Infantry_(Union)

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Most likely a Springfield. Since you're looking at a bakwater territory, I'd guess the 1855, but the 1861 would still be possible.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      There's no way their rollmarks got THAT bad...right?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        It is the new style CR laser engraved, no longer doing roll marks, and makes sense that a gucci AR company would snag it

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        There is no way that is not airshit zinc casting.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          If it was airshit it would have the 3rd hole

  101. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    How does the COD option work on gunbroker?

  102. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I am newish to guns. I have had a pistol for several years I bought for self defense and I enjoy shooting it but I am wanting to get a rifle. Will probably be surplus or some other bolt action rifle. I have come to the conclusion though that I have no idea where I can shoot it. I'm used to just showing up to my local indoor gun shop range and plinking away but it seems rifles are a whole extra level. There are no public outdoor ranges where I live, I don't know anyone with empty property I can shoot on. All the sportsman clubs are at full membership capacity and seem like massive autistic boomer circlejerks.

    how do I into rifle shooting? (american btw)

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      What state are you in?
      If you want to get into rifles, why not start with a 22lr Ruger. Take an Appleseed class. The glory days of mil surp rifles that are behind us with the price of ammo.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        MN, I really am leaning towards a bolt action rifle because they are cool and very mechanical. I don't really care about the practicality as its for fun and I can deal with using more expensive ammo. Not that other types of rifles are off the table, I just want to buy something to enjoy and shoot every once in a while as a hobby. I just am struggling to find a way to conceive doing that without knowing where I can even shoot once I acquire it

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Well I got my Finn M39 from here: https://checkpointcharlies.com/ (they’re in Wisconsin) . I know in PA there are state run ranges so that hunters can get their sights zeroed properly. Or join a Midwest gun forum and ask around for ranges.

  103. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Can you legally carry/use those non FFL revolvers for self defense?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Yep, in most states. Generally they're considered 'deadly weapons' or 'dangerous ordinance' so they can be subject to different laws. For instance, you can carry one in Ohio, but since it isn't legally a handgun you aren't allowed to conceal it because you can only conceal carry handguns and no other deadly weapon (even with a concealed handgun permit).

  104. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Hey lads, got a 590 as my HD gun and was looking at getting either #4 or #1 buck for it. What would y'all recommend? Also, where do you guys buy your ammo? I'm not sure what a good price for shells is

  105. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    My friend is making the argument that for a ccw holster it has to have some level of retention. He throws the 'what ifs' out there such as what if the fight goes to the ground, what if someone tries grabbing your pistol, etc. I on the other hand am advocating for the opposite. It needs to hold the weapon securely via friction but also shouldn't affect draw speed. Thoughts?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Active retention isn't a bad thing but it absolutely is not necessary in a CC holster. If its concealed, chances are that your adversary probably won't know about it and thus won't go for it. Every active retention IWB holster I've seen would be deactivated just by grabbing for the gun like the safariland GLS, so its advantage over straight kydex in a disarm scenario is questionable imo.

  106. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    why do boomers bring up dead losers like some col cooper guy in every article they write?

  107. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    What's a good cleaner to get rid of rust without damaging the gun?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Oil and a rag, brass brush if that doesn't work.

      Hey lads, got a 590 as my HD gun and was looking at getting either #4 or #1 buck for it. What would y'all recommend? Also, where do you guys buy your ammo? I'm not sure what a good price for shells is

      Anything between 00 and #4 is fine for people, higher numbers will penetrate (and overpenetrate) less and therefore have a shorter effective range. Buy a box of each and see which patterns best in your particular gun, if you're just doing normal shotgun defensive shit than it probably won't make a difference.

      Shotgun ammo is one of the cases where your LGS might be cheaper than online, because its so big and heavy to ship in bulk. Cheapest buckshot I've ever seen was 10 dollars a box (of 25), cheapest I've seen since the pandemic was 17 a box, neither were very high quality. High end good defensive shit like Federal Flight Control will be 2 dollars a round or so.

      Get good stuff and pattern it, then buy a couple boxes to load the gun and train with the cheap shit.

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