QTDDTOT - Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread

Who the fuck has Alpenflage in stock? Need some for fall hunting, pants specifically, and not for retard tier prices. If it's a place that has other items that would be useful (surplus), that would be nice. SG doesn't have it.

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I remember when I was window shopping some german camo pants but they didn't have my size.

    As to answer your question, did you check Amazon?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You know, I haven't. Could use a prime account too to (hopefully) get better shipping or whatever that does. Often forget that some people sell through there but the prices are often higher IIRC.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Amazon is where I was window shopping.
        https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Military-Flecktarn-Camouflage-Trousers/dp/B099FFFMWL?th=1&psc=1

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >$65
          Holy fuck is that overpriced. I'm a cheap bastard but god damn. SG:
          >flecktarn pants but with suspenders built in, $36-40:
          https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/german-military-surplus-flecktarn-camo-field-pants-with-gore-tex-like-new?a=884871
          >flecktarn full body coveralls for what scamazon seller wants for just a pair of pants ($63-70):
          https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/german-military-surplus-flecktarn-coveralls-used?a=2044297
          I'd imagine if SG had your flecktarn pants they would be around $25-35. And inb4 someone
          >but anon muh prices blah blah scarcity or better materials or whatever
          There's no reason for surplus to cost new clothes prices, especially used surplus. If I don't like a price, I don't buy it. Simple as.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Also a review mentioned those may be aftermarket. Not familiar with German tags/repros.
            >Justin
            >2.0 out of 5 stars Not Original
            >Reviewed in Canada on June 8, 2022
            >Pants are Sturm a aftermarket manufacturer. Definitely not original in any way.
            But then someone else says...
            >Jochen D. Feuerlein
            >5.0 out of 5 stars That's the original deal
            >Reviewed in the United States on May 16, 2022
            >To my honest surprise are these not some rip offs but the real original German Bundeswehr pants with the buttons for the suspenders. Since these pants are very durable as I know through my service in the German Army in the 1990's did I order right away 2 pairs of them. Some of the best outdoor pants you can get.
            So who knows.

            Indeed. Those aren't even the most expensive pants I've seen. I once saw some 'tiger skin vietnam era camo pants' at like, 95 dollars.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Also a review mentioned those may be aftermarket. Not familiar with German tags/repros.
          >Justin
          >2.0 out of 5 stars Not Original
          >Reviewed in Canada on June 8, 2022
          >Pants are Sturm a aftermarket manufacturer. Definitely not original in any way.
          But then someone else says...
          >Jochen D. Feuerlein
          >5.0 out of 5 stars That's the original deal
          >Reviewed in the United States on May 16, 2022
          >To my honest surprise are these not some rip offs but the real original German Bundeswehr pants with the buttons for the suspenders. Since these pants are very durable as I know through my service in the German Army in the 1990's did I order right away 2 pairs of them. Some of the best outdoor pants you can get.
          So who knows.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I got my pants on amazon bundled with a jacket and rucksack for $65 about a year ago.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Oh and a place that sells British DPM jackets and pants would be great. Love my Dutch DPM and British DPM jacket but the waterproof stuff would be better for when it rains on some of these colder days. IIRC the jacket was $35-45 and the pants were ~$30-35 on SG but they're out. I had a chance to get them but I forgot to buy them; whoops. Kills me as I think they might've even had the backpack. Would've been amazing for hunting.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Americana Pipedream usually has some in stock. No guarantee about your size though

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        mistymountainsupply has them for literally half the price lmao

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      if you wash them more than 3 times they become less waterproof

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Sounds like Scotchgard time I guess.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Americana Pipedream usually has some in stock. No guarantee about your size though

      mistymountainsupply has them for literally half the price lmao

      Off topic but what the fuck is up with all these smaller surp stores like Americana pipedream or Kommandostore or Kruschiki all selling the exact same shit at the exact same time

      Is there some goblin who goes around to every internet surp store selling them woobies and french fleece jackets all at once for reasons beyond our comprehension, it's weird

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They probably split a single lot of government surplus sold by someone else or the government itself. That, or it's them all agreeing to slowly let out the finite number of stock of this stuff to keep prices high. It's a better business model.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Is there some goblin who goes around to every internet surp store selling them woobies and french fleece jackets all at once for reasons beyond our comprehension, it's weird
        Surplus is mostly sold in the form of massive batches released at a time from government warehouses via auction.
        Investors, surplus dealers and other brokers compete in these bids to get the big bulk lots of random assorted shit, some people just make a business out of sorting those containers of random junk into organized piles and sell those piles to people who will then sell the individual items.

        Almost all surplus items enter the market in enormous bulk blobs and then disseminate to individual retailers and eventually customers through a whole network of third parties.

        t. works in the surplus industry

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is it normal for a loaded magazine to rattle when you shake it? Is there any downside beyond a potential stealth debuff? I am getting it with all my AK mags, both metal and polymer, as well as my 40rd AR mag, and so far I haven't noticed problems at all in loading, cycling, anything other than the noise like death maracas.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You're not mentioning a lot of factors here, but I'll try to be as thorough as possible.
      >Plastic AKM magazine at full load has very soft rattle when shaken full force in hand
      >Plastic AKM magazine at full load has almost no rattle when shaken full force when locked into the rifle (other parts of the rifle are louder)
      >Metal AKM magazine at full load has moderate rattle when shaken full force in hand
      >Metal AKM magazine at half load has moderate rattle when shaken full force in hand
      >Metal AKM magazine at full load has moderate rattle when shaken full force when locked into the rifle

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      30rd surplus AR mags do, mostly spring IIRC. 20rd don't as much or not at all. Tested a 30rd Romy AK mag and somehow there's one round loose enough to rattle if you shake it hard enough, but sling swivels will give you away at much slower and gentler shaking (or shouldering), so find a way to shut them up like a piece of bicycle inner tube (also works on rear sling swivels when put over an AR buffer tube). 10/22 BX-1 mags rattle like a god damn box of rocks which is why I recommend BX-15s for hunting.

      Is Rothco bullshit

      Depends what you mean. Is it surplus? Fuck no. Is it shitty? Depends. Personally I only buy it when I'm going to do something stupid I wouldn't want to do to real surplus. Or said item in surplus is rare and I want to wear it or modify it (and Rothco is cheaper), I'd get it. I know a guy who has an ALICE pack (real surplus) and bought Rothco straps to replace them since they're hard to find and you could barely tell. You're not going to get surplus prices but their stuff isn't total junk. I'm sure some of it is bad, but other than people making fun of you for buying Rothco BDUs instead of real M81 BDUs for cheaper or whatever they're fine.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You're not mentioning a lot of factors here, but I'll try to be as thorough as possible.
        >Plastic AKM magazine at full load has very soft rattle when shaken full force in hand
        >Plastic AKM magazine at full load has almost no rattle when shaken full force when locked into the rifle (other parts of the rifle are louder)
        >Metal AKM magazine at full load has moderate rattle when shaken full force in hand
        >Metal AKM magazine at half load has moderate rattle when shaken full force in hand
        >Metal AKM magazine at full load has moderate rattle when shaken full force when locked into the rifle

        Thanks for the thorough answers, I can rest easy. I guess I don't have to worry about my shaky 33rd glock mag either then.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Depends what you mean. Is it surplus? Fuck no.
        Don't care if stuff is genuine surplus as long as it would do what the military stuff would do

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          There's been times their boonie caps fooled me before I saw the tag. Their quality isn't bad and comparable to surplus. Hell, may be better than some surplus. Been realizing my M81 BDU sleeves are either different sizes and/or the button spacing is different from sleeve to sleeve on the same shirt. One rolls up fine, the other is so large it falls down. One flaps in the wind, the other stays still. I don't see how Rothco could do any worse.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah. As long as it looks good and works, that's all I care about it.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=tactical+vest&crid=19G6EH2U6XSBO&sprefix=tactical+vest%2Caps%2C98&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
    I like these

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://www.amazon.com/Lixada-Tactical-Military-Adjustable-Breathable/dp/B074CT23MZ/ref=sr_1_52?keywords=military+surplus&qid=1666764070&qu=eyJxc2MiOiI5LjA1IiwicXNhIjoiOC42OSIsInFzcCI6IjcuNzIifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=military+s%2Caps%2C147&sr=8-52

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is Rothco bullshit

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    anyone know the name of that "clone" of the LR300 from a few years back? An anon on here told me about it but I dont remember the name

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Para ord ttr or trr some combo of t and r. They licenced the design and made them for a few years around 2010

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >ttr
        thats what it was thanks anon

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >an anon on here told me about it
      I wonder if that anon (or a different anon?) ever found one. He really wanted one bad.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do suppressor mounts that do not need timing have any negative side effects from timing them? 3 prong has prong sitting at 7 instead of 6

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What's the rough yearly operating cost of a Wasp class LHD?
    Finding some numbers for the construction cost is pretty easy, but I can't find an operating cost.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How do I get the follower out of a Mossberg 590A1? Doesn’t slide out the end when I take the cap off and the tube is on tight as fuck.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Are you talking about the mag cap side thing with a slot cut in it or the actual follower? If its the thing you need to pry it out by sticking sonething in the slot. If its the follower it should slide out after the spings removed. If its really a bitch you unscrew the whole magtube from the reciver like you would on a 500. This requires a strap wrench and a torch.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I tried a strap wrench and it wouldn’t budge. I was referring to the actual follower, I ended up popping it out with a cleaning rod. New S&J follower installed

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I bought mine from a surp shop in Romania. Along with other gear. Shipping is a bitch, but it is still cheaper.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >shipping from romania
      >still cheaper
      In some form of "bulk" (10+ items), I assume?

      Kommandostore has some last I checked...
      ...yeup
      >https://kommandostore.com/products/the-alpenflage-bundle?_pos=1&_psq=alpen&_ss=e&_v=1.0

      Damn, a little big. Might work though.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No. They just have things for a couple dollars. I got an entire British Osprey kit for $54, a dozen sweaters for $8, etc. I think prices rose due to ukranians buying. Militarysurplusworld

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Kommandostore has some last I checked...
    ...yeup
    >https://kommandostore.com/products/the-alpenflage-bundle?_pos=1&_psq=alpen&_ss=e&_v=1.0

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What are good semi auto shotguns to get? What is the range of pricing to expect from good enough to good quality

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Just depends on your taste anything not turkshit will do just fine. I'm a fan of my 1100s. Expect $600+

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Reloading question:

    Cases are getting rippled when I crimp them hard. I've definitely seen people crimp the absolute living fuck out of revolver cartridges, but these are barely even avoiding crimp jump. Is this a Lee die problem, or am I doing something stupid?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You're over-crimping and causing the case mouth to bell out.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What is going on there
      Is this bullet too large
      Is this case too small
      Why did this happen to it

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's actually .001" smaller than typical. I think the first anon is right and the die went from "fully crimped" to "pushing the case into itself" which caused it to buckle.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      uncircumcised.jpg

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Considering getting a Sandman as a 1st suppressor. What's the best Keymo muzzle device?
    I like the look of the 6315km from FCD, is it superior/justasgud as Dead Air's?

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone use these yet?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Wtc? I’d be willing to test it for that price

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Are gorkas comfy? I really want one but because the vatniks sperged out the only readily available options are eye wateringly expensive examples from the US. I have some British DPM and German flektarn shirts and pants but I wanted something a bit more substantial for the colder months, am I wasting my time holding out for one? What are some alternatives

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They're decent but keep in mind that you're buying something which was designed during the cold war for a peasant army.

      Here's an overview of several different gorkas and manufacturers. Check the comments for more info.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I wanted something a bit more substantial for the colder months
      gorka is not the way to go then. it is unlined cotton.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's windproof, and even that is very much questionable when you have the one with buttons from top to bottom of the jacket. It's definitely not warm, by no means. It only keeps the wind away from you. You'd really want to wear something warm underneath it, and then it'll work. Even as a fanboy of it I do have to tell you though, that it's really not the best option, as stated above it's literally a windproof for poors made out of tent fabric. If you just want an aesthetic part, go for it, it's good. If you want a dependable and reliable piece of gear, that's not it Anon, and it's absolutely not waterproof without being impregnated, and even afterwards it struggles.
      It is, however, stupidly comfy in moderate cold with some warm pants and british surplus sweater underneath it. Once again though, absolutely not the best and I'd probably get something goretex if I had to prep for very bad weather

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    recommend some gun safes

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Other than the fact that I can't leave it on 24/7, what are the reasons why I'd choose an Aimpoint PRO over an Eotech? Eotech looks to me like it'd be the best

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Personal preference , mostly

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When does the se/k/ret santa start?

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is there some way to get this tape switch to be firm/supported underneath? The top Picatinny rail rail on my rifle only has a few slots at the end. The zip tie on the back keeps slipping off. I've seen some shorter tape switches, maybe from Modlight. I was also thinking I could either jam some thing under there or somehow 3D print a plug. (I don't have a 3D printer).

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      cardboard or wood. make a cardboard template first to figure out thickness.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I want an M1 Carbine. Is the Auto Ordinance manufacture any good? I actually don't mind it being a new manufacture as long as it is decent. Would I be better off getting an old one or something?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You could get the m1 carbine conversion kit for a ruger 10/22 and actually be able to use it

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've been looking at Colt 1911s.
    So far the most realistic option for my budget looks to be their 1911 Classic in .45 acp, given that it's the cheapest of the GI models at $900, but I noticed the Royal Blue they have while looking around. Thing is very sexy. Is it worth the $1500 it's listed at? How often would one expect to find these used and thus going for less?
    Also yes, the 1911 I buy does need to be as close to GI/Govt Model as possible. I know I'm missing out on rails for gadgets and the like, which I'm fine with because I don't put those on my pistols anyway.
    Also if there's any OOP/legacy Colt 1911s that I might find used, what's good and what would they reasonably be worth?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Colt has been manufacturing 1911s in one form or another for the last hundred years, so there's a pretty good chance you can find a used one for much less than $1500 but only you can be the judge of what you're willing to pay for it in whatever condition you might find it in.
      Check your local pawn stores first, then go to your local gun stores second and ask around. I would not be surprised if the clerks are aware of someone who has one that's looking to sell it. Lastly, you could try a gun show. They are pretty worthless nowadays but you might just find a used one that's being sold for a reasonable price.
      With all of that said, A real deal Colt is more of a collectors piece than a gun you intend to beat to hell doing drills or competition shooting,. A well cared for Colt never depreciates in value and everyone knows this. That doesn't make them a range toy, but it does make everyone treat them as such.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Check your local pawn stores first, then go to your local gun stores second
        I've had a somewhat poor experience with pawn shops around here. Lot of prices jacked up to scalper levels, to the point that seeking a new item is probably more worth it than them.
        However, I do frequent a place that operates as both, pawned guns go to the used section of the LGS that's in the same building. Between that and the guns they get on auction, I guess they're still my best bet and should be checked first. After them, then I have a couple more local gun stores I can check.
        >A real deal Colt is more of a collectors piece than a gun you intend to beat to hell doing drills or competition shooting
        To be honest, I was planning to use it as a carry gun as well as for general range use, I don't really compete or do drills. I guess that in that case the cheapest functional model is best, but I'm ok paying extra for what the Royal Blue is, both in quality and in pure vanity. May not be entirely a choice of the brain, but the heart wants what it wants. As it is, a big reason that I want the GI model is because I want to be able to put it in my grandpa's old army holster, a function that I would have more use for than a laser, light, or optic on it considering that I just don't work that way.
        I suppose that since the value never really deprecates, a used model in any good, usable state is still going to cost nearly the same as a new one, yes? In that case, I may as well spring for a new one, right? I'd probably wait another pay period for that, so I wouldn't get it until the middle or end of next month, but I can wait that long.
        Well, thanks. Guess I've got some waiting to do now.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >I've had a somewhat poor experience with pawn shops around here. Lot of prices jacked up to scalper levels, to the point that seeking a new item is probably more worth it than them.
          That's not uncommon. Pawn shops do not expect customers to pay the window price, they expect them to haggle. A lot of younger pawn shop clerks just don't care though, they don't give a shit if the place makes any money or not so they might get offended when you start trying to negotiate.
          >To be honest, I was planning to use it as a carry gun as well as for general range use, I don't really compete or do drills.
          Carrying a 1911 isn't the most comfortable thing to do. I'd really recommend against carrying a $1500 gun, based purely on the fact that this is going to be a gun that means something to you and if by some unfortunate act of cruelty you're forced to use it to defend yourself then it'll be confiscated by the police as evidence for an unknown period of time (months to years)
          >I suppose that since the value never really deprecates, a used model in any good, usable state is still going to cost nearly the same as a new one, yes?
          There are some guys who bought their Colt and stuck it straight into a display case, those are the kinds of guys who can expect to get top dollar for their "used" gun.
          Holster wear, slide wear, weakened springs, rust, pitting, etc are all things that leave the gun in a "good" functioning state but easily depreciate the price.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Does a DUI effect my ability to buy a gun?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Due to first time DUIs generally being misdemeanors I think you'd be fine. Felonies are usually disbar you.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It should, drunks shouldnt own guns

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      same question but misdemeanor assault

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How to get rid of the milsurp smell?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      In what? Leather, plastic, fabric. Clothes, pouches, guns...

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've been searching for mg3 parts yet can't find parts kits anymore what is a bro to do

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    So I'm getting my 1st shotgun would I be better off getting a Mossberg 500 with a security and a spare barrel for hunting or getting something like a Remington 870/Mossberg 590 for home defense and a totally separate gun for hunting

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Depends on your budget and how much work your willing to put into finding a not shit used remington. If you just want braindead buy it now get a 500 combo.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I heard Remington put out some new production shotguns this year since they got rebought again so I was gonna check it. Cost wasn't really a factor just wondering if having multiple barrels was better that having 2 guns as far as performance

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How is the Sig Romero Zero for a pistol optic? I've got a 92X Compact I wanna put an optic on. I've been recommended the Holosun EPS but I don't wanna shell out $400+ for an optic. Any better ones?

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Guys my coworker and I have been trying to figure this out all fucking day to no avail - what is that fucking song that was always played at like graduations and somewhat formal events that sounded like a white guy trying to sing a native american rain dance or some shit, it went like "WHYYYYYYYYOOOOOO WHYYYYY OH HIIIO OHH WAIIIIIII o-ho wai, OH WAI OH WAI uh-WAAAAAIIIIII"

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Return to Innocence-Enigma

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I FUCKING LOVE YOU but ALL OF OUR OTHER COWORKERS CURSE YOUR NAME

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What a is a good entry or starter battle belt?
    I want to set one up for range day and hikes, but don't wanna go gucci and drop hundreds on the belt alone.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just went through my first gun courses to get my license, I told them I'm left eye dominant (I do archery) they gave me a left handed bolt action to shoot with, I did fine but I'm (mostly) right handed. I don't know enough about guns to know what I can do about this or what this "cross dominance" even means, where can I find reliable information about this particular situation I'm in?

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why do people still use Revolvers and Lever-Action Rifles?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They're not dicklets.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      cuz they're fun?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Fun is the big one, but there are some specific reasons otherwise.
      Revolvers remain good carry guns simply because their manual of arms is so simple. No funny drills to clear malfs, just pull the trigger again. Can be used from inside a pocket or pressed up against someone in a fight. They're common for hunting or for silhouette shooting because the fixed barrel makes them more accurate than most semis and they can be found in larger cartridges with more power for hunting or knocking down targets at range when silhouette shooting.
      Levergats are great for hunting having better ergos innawoods compared to a combat style rifle. Sure they're slower to shoot but that's moot in a hunting context.
      Some people use both for media fantasies, boomers like to act out the western shit they saw on TV when they were kids. They want a Colt SAA because the lone ranger had one, same reason why their kids wanted a S&W 29 when Dirty Harry came out, or why their grandkids want whatever because of vidya games.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Fun, heavy caliber compatibility, no action noise on lever guns for shooting subsonics.

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's almost Halloween, how do I get a skinwalker gf before spooky season ends? Skinwalkers are the best cryptid gf to have, right?

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do you need a tax stamp to put a 10" upper on a brand new stripped lower?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      only if it has a buttstock, anon. you need a stabilizer brace on it to avoid needing a stamp

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      As long as the lower was transferred as simply a receiver and not "rifle" it should be fine. And as long as it's never been sold as a rifle before.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        only if it has a buttstock, anon. you need a stabilizer brace on it to avoid needing a stamp

        Thanks, that's what I thought but my friend said something that made me wonder.
        The way things are right now, I might just leave the buffer tube bare without even a brace. I know the craziness around braces won't last, I can just add one (or a stock) when the madness ends.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Or is that too paranoid idk

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Strike Eagle 1-6 BDC3 for 250 bucks, yea or nay?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'd say nah, considering they had pst gen ii 1-6 for a hell of a deal on PSA for same price or less, they also have the Sig Tango 6T for 250 right now.

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Were magazines stamped with pic rel made during the AWB? Or is there some difference between them and a regular USGI mag?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, they were all stamped that from 1994-2004 AFAIK. You can find M16/M4 mags stamped with that, AK mags (I think), Mini14 mags, MP5 mags, pistol mags, etc. They were pretty much all stamped with some variation of that. Some huge stamps, some tiny like yours.

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    anyone else jerk off to chicks in wheel chairs? i am more into chicks paralyzed from the waist down

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      She has the hairline of Clint Howard

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >tfw no cripple gf to build a post-shtf death-machine for

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Banking on the chance there are fellow Minnesotan anons in here.
    I used to go to Chengwatana state forest for target shooting, it was my go-to location to just fuck around by myself for a couple hours.
    But the last time I went they had these signs posted up everywhere, so no more to that I guess.
    Would anyone know where there are any other public lands with areas for target shooting in this state?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Chengwatana
      North shore master race hear, never heard of this ching chong gayry

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        here, sorry drunk

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Uhhh shoot at stuff that isn't a trap nor a target?

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what are the tactical advantages of being here now?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >tfw no gf to hold my guns while topless

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      She looks like this gnomish amateur pornstar I know of.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Dear god I haven’t seen that woman in two decades anon. Literally the first throat goat of the internet. Brb

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm feeling torn between a few items I want to purchase. If I can only buy one, should I buy a S&W 649 in .357, a 1911 in .45acp or 10mm, or a 12 gauge Ithaca model 37? It's always hard to say when stuff won't be terribly overpriced, and all of these are "fun" purchases instead of needs. Only uses outside of range fun or backup home defense would be possibly hiking with the 649 or 1911, since I worry about 9mm being good for wildlife defense.

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What sort of ammo is best for preventing OOBs in a 15-22?

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >Is there some kind of known problem with the 15-22 firing prematurely when feeding or are you just incredibly paranoid about 22lr blowing your gun apart for some reason?
    A valid question. I was shooting a 15-22 and had an OOB about a week ago.

    It turns out that this has been a known issue with the system since at least 2009, has generated numerous forum posts, and has led to at least one steel shooting competition to ban them.

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Will the wood forend for a mossberg 590 fit a maverick 88? Most importantly: Does it rattle?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You will need to buy a 500/590 forend assembly. It will fit but you are replacing more than just the forend.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Just wear it in combination with non military clothing like denim pants and a baseball cap. The only other issue is that because it's a modern looking pattern there could be a question of stolen valor if you haven't served.
        [...]
        It's a different flavor of horror than innawoods horror per se.
        I guess if you're innawoods and start tripping thinking it's WW1 and you're being shelled by the French that would be a uniquely PrepHole experience.
        [...]
        Good idea to have a copy of the form and tax stamp along with any NFA items just in case, but otherwise no. Not necessary.
        [...]
        The forend assembly on a Maverick 88 doesn't come apart so it can't accept the aftermarket foregrip in the picture. You can swap in a forend from a regular 500 or 590 to facilitate that conversion though. Bird's head grip should bolt right on.
        [...]
        First I've heard about this. Seems to be such a common problem that even Appleseed banned them from their events.

        From what I read up it appears to be a mechanical malfunction of the firearm rather than ammunition. I would reach out to S&W for resolution rather than trying to avoid it by being picky with ammo.

        I already got a seperate tube for another wood forend I bought but the bitch jiggles too much, so I guess I'm good

        • 1 month ago
          Resident Wumbologist

          Oh yeah they always rattle. That's just something you're going to have to get used to with Mossberg. I have one from the 80s that's a bit tighter than modern ones but it's still noticeable.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            balls

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When transporting guns to and from the range/desert do i need to carry paperwork for each gun?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      In what gay country?

  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >for fall hunting

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Gonna watch the new All Quiet On The Western Front tonight. Heard it's brutal, is it going to spoil my STALKER innawoods trip tomorrow?

  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do CHF CL Ar10 .308 barrels not exist? Criterion makes a chrome lined but it is button rifled.

  47. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone make a horizontal pocket holster for carrying a 2" revolver in a side-entry jacket pocket? Most pocket holsters are designed to prevent a gun yawing forward in a pants pocket. My revolver wants to roll upside down in my jacket pocket.

  48. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How would you style this jacket for street wear?

    • 1 month ago
      Resident Wumbologist

      Just wear it in combination with non military clothing like denim pants and a baseball cap. The only other issue is that because it's a modern looking pattern there could be a question of stolen valor if you haven't served.

      Gonna watch the new All Quiet On The Western Front tonight. Heard it's brutal, is it going to spoil my STALKER innawoods trip tomorrow?

      It's a different flavor of horror than innawoods horror per se.
      I guess if you're innawoods and start tripping thinking it's WW1 and you're being shelled by the French that would be a uniquely PrepHole experience.

      https://i.imgur.com/N0J84gk.jpg

      When transporting guns to and from the range/desert do i need to carry paperwork for each gun?

      Good idea to have a copy of the form and tax stamp along with any NFA items just in case, but otherwise no. Not necessary.

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

      Will the wood forend for a mossberg 590 fit a maverick 88? Most importantly: Does it rattle?

      The forend assembly on a Maverick 88 doesn't come apart so it can't accept the aftermarket foregrip in the picture. You can swap in a forend from a regular 500 or 590 to facilitate that conversion though. Bird's head grip should bolt right on.

      https://i.imgur.com/VN6yf2w.jpg

      [...]
      >Is there some kind of known problem with the 15-22 firing prematurely when feeding or are you just incredibly paranoid about 22lr blowing your gun apart for some reason?
      A valid question. I was shooting a 15-22 and had an OOB about a week ago.

      It turns out that this has been a known issue with the system since at least 2009, has generated numerous forum posts, and has led to at least one steel shooting competition to ban them.

      First I've heard about this. Seems to be such a common problem that even Appleseed banned them from their events.

      From what I read up it appears to be a mechanical malfunction of the firearm rather than ammunition. I would reach out to S&W for resolution rather than trying to avoid it by being picky with ammo.

  49. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've never owned a rifle, only a few pistols. Fired a few though, and I want something fun for less than $500. Any suggestions? I really liked shooting my friend's SKS and was thinking about getting one but haven't looked into how much they cost yet.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Semi auto with gear and ammo puts you in a .22 with $500.

    • 1 month ago
      Resident Wumbologist

      An SKS can be obtained for $500 or less, but you'll be shopping around for a used one that's probably been badly modified by Bubba or one of the really beat up Chinese ones we got in from Albania a year ago. That's still going to be a functional rifle underneath but you might have to spend even more money getting an original stock or replacing parts to get it up to spec.

      If you go the AR-15 route you can get a PSA blem kit and blem stripped lower for sub-$400. That's going to give you way more bang per buck than an SKS nowadays.

      Other than that as the other anon mentioned, a good 22 rifles is a great starting point if you're trying to keep it cheap and simple.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Semi auto with gear and ammo puts you in a .22 with $500.

        Thanks guys. I actually don't mind a .22 since as I said, it's just for fun. But maybe I'll look into that AR as well.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Look int building your own 10/22 love my ruger to death but there's a million ways to make it your own off the bat.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            dont build your own, your $350 rifle will turn into a $1400 rifle before you know it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Chinese SKS' 400$ on J&G.
      +25$ for 100 clips. No regerts with an SKS

      https://www.jgsales.com/chinese-sks-type-56-semi-auto-rifle,-7.62x39,-factory-26-surplus,-fair,-spike-bayo,-c+r.-p-106470.html

  50. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you guys got any walmart gats? no pic no working phone rn but i plan to saw one of these down (legally) and keep it in the car

  51. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I do, because I bought it all mwhahaha. Better luck next time

  52. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hey guys, looking at a Mossberg 940. There's a 5 shot 4+1 model in stock locally, is it easy to convert that to the 9+1 tube? What's the cost/ process/ requirement?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Any decent gun store will order the exact one you want.

  53. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    need a gun for the sole purpose of pointing at my girlfriend and sticking in her mouth while we have sex. what's the best one for this job

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Airsoft

  54. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How do I straighten an SKS sight hood? It fell over when I was moving to a new place, and only noticed it when I took it out of its bag.

  55. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What's a good, affordable, concealable vest for working in the city?

  56. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    best way to remove cosmoline off a pistol magazine??

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Suck it off

  57. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    re: oc spray
    pom, sabre, or fox labs and why?

  58. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >I just use a leather cross stitched police belt with some surplus G3 magazines pouches. It's lazy and cheap, but not poor quality per se
    If it works, it works. I can find a decent cop belt anywhere, so that's good. Although I'd prefer one in camo cause I live and breathe innawoods.
    wmdw8p

  59. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >I just use a leather cross stitched police belt with some surplus G3 magazines pouches. It's lazy and cheap, but not poor quality per se.
    Post it? I wanna see

    • 1 month ago
      Resident Wumbologist

      [...]
      >I just use a leather cross stitched police belt with some surplus G3 magazines pouches. It's lazy and cheap, but not poor quality per se
      If it works, it works. I can find a decent cop belt anywhere, so that's good. Although I'd prefer one in camo cause I live and breathe innawoods.
      wmdw8p

      Looks like the last time I had it out I was using my S&W 28-2 and C308.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Cute, the belt and hat both. What holster is that? Looks a bit old

        • 1 month ago
          Resident Wumbologist

          https://www.galls.com/boston-leather-1-1-2-leather-garrison-belt

          I get one every couple of years from my job for free. I think this one just went through the wash once by accident which is why it looks a little crappy.
          The revolver holster is from 1967 and is pretty badly warped, but it was from the original owner of the gun so I feel like obligated to keep using it.

        • 1 month ago
          Resident Wumbologist

          I just realized you were asking primarily about the holster. Bianchi production, break-front model 27 type. I don't know if they still make them.

          The cop who used to wear it was apparently known to be quite a character.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I just realized you were asking primarily about the holster
            It's ok
            >The cop who used to wear it was apparently known to be quite a character.
            Based lol, for some reason most of the used stuff I buy was previously owned by guys with a few quirks. Most recent was from a former Air Force Pararescue Jumper who had a thing for Euro guns. He just seemed to collect them rather than shoot them, so I have a nearly new Star pistol. Mag springs are tight enough that they slightly dent brass against the feed lips.

  60. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Where should I start looking if I want a .22 LR pistol just for practice and plinking? I'd like to keep it around or under $600 if possible, but that's honestly a really arbitrary price since I don't know what's good and what's shit. Mucho thanko PrepHoleommandos.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Any of the .22 revolvers are fine, the Ruger Mk wins out at being the best autoloader.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Can confirm, Mk series is most versatile and reliable.

  61. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Question more for BAG but I know there is at least one GQ in here.

    The BulletproofME carrier/kevlar combo known as the ProMAX seems perfect for my job, but is it worth a damn or should I keep looking?

  62. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What's the legalities behind a gun that was purchased 60+ years ago that you have absolutely no paper work for? It belonged to a long gone relative. Could I get in trouble for processing it? Could I easily get it registered in my name? Its just a s&w 38 special

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      depends on the state but for most of them nothing. enjoy your gun.

  63. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What's availability like on .380 nowadays? Just got a gun in .380 for the first time

  64. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is a bipod on a 16" AR-15 cringe? I swear I'm just using it to zero then I'm taking it off.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I swear I'm just using it to zero then I'm taking it off.
      bipod fine but dont do this. its not going to keep being zeroed after you remove it. it will be close enough but it wont be right. your stance will have changed and the barrel harmonics will have changed. if you need the bipod to get close go ahead and fine tune it later but dont expect it to remain zeroed when you remove shit.
      even zeroing in the prone vs zeroing standing will change zero.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Use sand bags

  65. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone know the height of the troop compartment of a Bradley, or a warrior or an m113, or any modern troop carrier? I'm making an IFV in sprocket and I'm not sure how high the troops have to be.

  66. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What should I use to secure a muzzle device to a barrel that will have a suppressor attached to it?
    Rockset?

  67. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Besides his gunbroker account, where can I find what Bowman has for sale? Is he still posting new arrivals in akfiles (i.e. I have to make an account for that gay site)? He usually doesn't put the good stuff on gunbroker.

  68. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is that sks-m ?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That is not an sksm
      Sks m/d have a pretty distinct mag catchs normal sks lack. Sks m/d take ak mags not the duckbilled sks ones.

  69. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >As of 2020 the Pitcairn Islands has a population of 50
    >they are almost entirely the descendants of the munity of on the HMS Bounty in 1789

    This is a super random question but it's a curiosity I have, and I figured if anyone knew it would be someone on PrepHole.
    Is there any records of Pitkern soldiers servings in the world wars?
    Today one soldier would be 2% of their population, but back in 1910 they had 130 inhabitants and 250 in 1940, so not quite such a huge chunk of their workforce to sacrifice for King and Country.

    I just learned the islands still have people living on them and want to know if they have any notable military history.

  70. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This Halloween I'm going to be going into a very scary place, the big city. What should I have with me when I take the train and walk around? What should I absolutely NOT have with me, like an Astros Jersey? do I keep my wits about me? Should I shell out the cash for Uber or can I save some money walking?
    It's Philadelphia btw not sure if that matters teehee

    • 1 month ago
      Reed Amon

      watch out for orks

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's Philly, orcs are a given. What can I do to protect me and my wallet from getting fleeced by either them or a taxi?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Dress up in authentic medieval full plate armor. It's a great costume with some defensive capability, and ain't nobody gonna fuck around with Sir Lancelot. Pockets are probably an issue, but has the added benefit of looking like you don't have any small items or cash to steal. Bring a nice arming sword in case anyone does decide to fuck around and find out. Fuck taxis and fuck walking, get a horse

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Just go in blackface so that you fit in and nobody will mess with you

  71. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone have any idea how generous Mossbergs warranty is? I bought a 500 Slugster made around 2001 for $150 used. It's visually identical to pic related but with much nicer wood furniture. Whenever I try to cycle the action with a shell, the dual extractors will hold on to the shell and refuse to eject the shell. Based on my options I can either order parts and do the work myself or just buy a bolt on ebay, the price would be the same. If I called Mossberg and said it's my late relatives do you think they would take it in? Pic related is the model but it has MUCH nicer wood furniture.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I dont think they have a full lifetime warranty

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That blows, I've heard stories of them being generous but it probably won't work.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Is the ejector in the gun?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Shit, I think it might be missing. Is pic rel where it's supposed to be?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah its gone you are missing the ejector and the screw. Easy fix.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Thank you! Is there any other part needed? Just making sure, I can't make out where the screw threads in.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              its that hole its threaded
              you need
              https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1005525052?pid=541428
              https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1005531573?pid=819011

  72. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Was helping the granddad clean out his shed today, came across this. Says he's never seen it and all the markings are rusted over. I'm a little curious about it but we don't have time to clean it. Looks like 30.06, has a short tube mag. Thinking it might be some hunting rifle the uncle snuck over when he got felony charges. I don't have a lot of knowledge on rifles, just seeing if any anon had some quick insight on it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Old converted mauser a dozen or so companies made post war. You'll need to scrub off the rust on the barrel and look for the manufacturer.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks. I figured I'd need to do that, but it's nice to have an idea about where it came from.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yours looks like a H&R in a mid grade stock. I inherited a fancy one in .22-250. Solid shooters, a little bit of light buffing and it'll be good as new.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Poor Weaver K series scope. But steel wool, #0000, will remove the rust. Don't put too much pressure on it and keep it away from the wood and glass, obviously. Markings are probably on the other side or top of the gun.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's certainly seen better days. The optic itself is good though, just needed to wipe the dirt off the lenses. The other side has what looks like a serial number, looks like 1197L3. I can make out the edges of marks under the scope but there's a solid layer of rust. Will hopefully start working on it tomorrow. Haven't looked in the barrel too well, any tips on cleaning rust from inside?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Cleaning rod and bore brush, turn on some comfy listening and start scrubbing. Brass tool brush for the receiver, liberal amounts of oil and time. Midway USA has some great cleaning videos on youtube.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Thanks. I'll be sure to check those out.

  73. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it should look like this when installed

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Just ordered them. Thanks again.

  74. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    can thermal optics see through white phosphorus smoke?

  75. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What kinds of shot option are there for .410? I’ve only shot bird shot. What’s good for self defense?

  76. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    PrepHole approved coffee table book? I'm thinking the army handbook for booby traps or the one for improvised munitions?

  77. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Question for a kit-building friend: how do you get all the torch splatter out from inside the receiver? Tiny wire brush? Hand file? Sandpaper? Chisel? It's fucking impossible to work in that tiny space.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      mill or lathe to recut those features.

  78. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's still illegal to put a folding stock or anything but a wrist brace on ak/ar pistols in the us right?

    • 1 month ago
      Resident Wumbologist

      Well you can out other things on back there that aren't stocks, such as a shoulder strap. Or in one case a fidget spinner.
      Arm braces are for now permitted specifically because they are not considered stocks.

      What kinds of shot option are there for .410? I’ve only shot bird shot. What’s good for self defense?

      #0000 buckshot exists. That's like 3-5 pellets that are each .375" diameter.

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

      Was helping the granddad clean out his shed today, came across this. Says he's never seen it and all the markings are rusted over. I'm a little curious about it but we don't have time to clean it. Looks like 30.06, has a short tube mag. Thinking it might be some hunting rifle the uncle snuck over when he got felony charges. I don't have a lot of knowledge on rifles, just seeing if any anon had some quick insight on it.

      Judging by the trigger guard and striker it appears to be a Mauser 98, probably a military rifle that was modified into a hunting rifle on the cheap although dedicated commercial models did exist.

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

      Is that sks-m ?

      No, that's a regular SKS fitted with aftermarket duckbill magazines. An SKS-M has a special magazine well and mag catch to use AK pattern magazines, which those aren't.

  79. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's illegal in the US to manufacture an SBR without doing the ATF paperwork first, regardless of the model.
    The more you know!

  80. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is there any reasonable way to get a benelli m4 that isn't cucked six ways from sunday for less than $2.5k or should I just get a beretta 1301

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