Gun Thread (1-18-2015)

BATFE's Interesting Definition of "Redesign"

Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about whether using a SIG brace on an AR pistol as a stock magically turned the AR pistol into a short-barrelled rifle ("SBR") (i.e., making it illegal to own unless registered under the National Firearms Act of 1934 ("NFA")).

First, it looked like BATFE said, "no problem". Then, it looked like they said "wait, we really meant 'no, you can't do that'". Then it looked like maybe they were being misinterpreted. Now it looks like they really said "yes, we were serious about that".

This is relatively hard to follow, but I'll try to summarize it for you. First, the basic issue is the the NFA requires rifles with barrels shorter than 16 inches to be registered as SBRs along with payment of a $200 transfer tax. It is, however, obviously legal to own a handgun with a barrel shorter than 16 inches.

So the enterprising folks at SIG designed and marketed an AR pistol that features a brace to help support this obviously ungainly handgun.

Since SIG is a commercial manufacturer, they sought and received clearance from BATFE to sell the AR pistol as a pistol and not an SBR. And this is where it should have ended.

Instead, though, people asked BATFE what would happen if you shouldered the AR pistol using the brace as a stock. Could it possibly turn it into an SBR? (thereby telegraphing their intent to build a *wink* "AR pistol" *wink* when they really intended to build an SBR).

Which ... ummm ... look at that SIG in the link. We got a favorable ruling from BATFE saying that thing isn't an SBR when it looks, acts, walks, talks, shoots like exactly one. The next step in the regulatory process is to STFU, not beg the regulator to use tortured logic to reach an adverse conclusion.

Yet here we are. Upon request, BATFE has now reached the nonsensical conclusion that an AR pistol can be "redesigned" on the fly by the user's act of shouldering it. By that logic, an 18 year-old who buys an AR and then shoots it with one hand has "redesigned" it into a pistol, which he can't legally buy until he's 21.

Great. Just great.

Oh, also ... this provision of the NFA is exceptionally stupid and should be repealed.


In Related BATFE News ...

Making your own AR from an 80% lower receiver took a big hit a couple of weeks ago when BATFE ruled that a person couldn't rent equipment at a machine shop to mill and drill the remaining 20% without said machine ship registering as a firearms manufacturer.

This ruling is even more convoluted than the SIG brace one (if that's logically possible) ...

Riddle me this one Batman... If a "receiver" is a "weapon" then it must have an individual part of itself that is a "receiver", which would be classified separately from it as a "firearm"... So where exactly is it that I can buy this mysterious "receiver, of a receiver, of a receiver, of a receiver" that you refer to?


While We're On The Topic ...

I'm in the market for a new AR. It's complicated since I live in MA and, unlike the federal "assault weapons" ban, theirs didn't sunset. Fortunately some good manufacturers make MA-compliant rifles, and I'm pretty much settled on LaRue Tactical. But if you have any other recommendations, please put me some f'n knowledge in the comments.


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Oh, what the hell? ...

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That's the "Colt Commando" (Pretty sure the pic is an XM177E2), which was an evolution of the AR-15/M-16 design that incorporated a collapsible stock and short barrel.


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1 I have been trying to buy a Pachmayr Gripper model 04506 for my old Taurus truck gun and they appear to be out of stock *everywhere*. Was there a run on acient model 82 handguns and no one told me?

Posted by: toby928(C) notes why MLK is not a hit on twittersays Rubber Dingy Rapids, Bro! at January 18, 2015 02:13 PM (rwI+c)

2 /off sock

Posted by: toby928(C) says Rubber Dingy Rapids, Bro! at January 18, 2015 02:14 PM (rwI+c)

3
It was just mentioned that the obama's cocksucking FBI could possibly post as trolls. I wouldn't put it past them to seek out threads like these.

Posted by: Soothsayer at January 18, 2015 02:14 PM (suql3)

4 Wuuuuuut? First? M-16a2?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 18, 2015 02:17 PM (60Vyp)

5 I don't pay any attention to gun laws so I don't care.

Whatever kind of gun I want, I'll get.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 18, 2015 02:17 PM (1Y+hH)

6 Since I had a 1911 and a bunch of leftover AR-15 parts, I thought a Mech Tech carbine upper might be fun. I painted the barrel and added a forward rail for a front sight and a buffer tube stock. She's a heavy bitch, though - about seven pounds. Should soak up the .45 ACP recoil nicely, though.

http://tinyurl.com/pcqygqs

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at January 18, 2015 02:18 PM (4ckfx)

7 Oh not first...

But I did get some range time yesterday; 200 rounds of .40 and 200 rounds of .45. And some Trijicon 3 dot sights for the .45 coming in next week.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 18, 2015 02:19 PM (60Vyp)

8 I just purchased a Sig 1911 Nightmare carry, any suggestions on a CC holster?

Posted by: Sal Hepatica at January 18, 2015 02:20 PM (3g/a8)

9 BATF were a bunch of moonshine revenuers that creeped their scope. Why do we need them again?


*Check out a Daniels Defense M4 A1.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 18, 2015 02:20 PM (XzRw1)

10 Neighbor came by looking for liquor because it's Sunday and interrupted my view of the gun thread.

Posted by: Vic at January 18, 2015 02:21 PM (wlDny)

11 [1]First, it looked like BATFE said....



That is all that needs to be said. They work for anti-gun big tax Obama.

Posted by: Vic at January 18, 2015 02:22 PM (wlDny)

12 8>> Check out DM Bullard. Reasonably priced and very good quality. I have a couple of their holsters and mag holders.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 18, 2015 02:22 PM (60Vyp)

13 toby 928c
Grips appear discontinued. Might want to look at Hogues or try Fleabay.

Posted by: wg at January 18, 2015 02:23 PM (Lq0lz)

14 This is relatively hard to follow, but I'll try to summarize it for you.
First, the basic issue is the the NFA requires rifles with barrels
shorter than 16 inches to be registered as SBRs along with payment of a
$200 transfer tax. It is, however, obviously legal to own a handgun with
a barrel shorter than 16 inches.



And the SOBs did that on their own with a regulation change with no input from Congress. If I was in charge every one of them would have been on the street the next day with a cup of pencils because I would have fired them for cause so they could not collect unemployment.

Posted by: Vic at January 18, 2015 02:24 PM (wlDny)

15 >> *Check out a Daniels Defense M4 A1.

They were the first manufacturer I looked at, but they don't make a MA-compliant rifle.

Posted by: Andy at January 18, 2015 02:26 PM (q4YLd)

16 ...my old Taurus truck gun...

Is that for hunting trucks?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 18, 2015 02:26 PM (W5DcG)

17 They were the first manufacturer I looked at, but they don't make a MA-compliant rifle.

Awe crap I missed that. Sorry.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 18, 2015 02:26 PM (XzRw1)

18 8 I just purchased a Sig 1911 Nightmare carry, any suggestions on a CC holster?
Posted by: Sal Hepatica at January 18, 2015 02:20 PM


When I carried a 1911, I really liked the Don Hume IWB holster with thumb-break. Added another layer of security by the thumb break tab crossing between the cocked hammer and the firing pin. Assuming you carry in Condition One, which I would hope.

Posted by: Oedipus at January 18, 2015 02:26 PM (Tjkt6)

19 So which is the better tactical shotgun (sans tactical pistol grip stock)

Mossberg 590 special purpose

Or


Remington 870 tactical

for home defense against wolves, coyotes, and the occasional out of season deer harvest when they start tearing up the garden?

Mossberg seems to be about a hundert bucks more, but Cabella's has the remington on sale.

Posted by: Wongly Hue at January 18, 2015 02:28 PM (gbzmk)

20 Hello naughty little freaks. Quick question. Got mini-me an AR-15 chambered in 22. About 10% of her rounds show the rim taking the strike (little notch?) but failing to fire/eject. Good news, she's gotten very good at clearing the chamber and staying on target. Using Federal hi-speed ammo as S&W recommends n had armorer checkout rifle after purchase and before using. What are we doing wrong?

Posted by: fartist at January 18, 2015 02:28 PM (q6Qym)

21 14>> And the SOBs did that on their own with a regulation change with no input from Congress.

Those bastards in congress have abrogated all their other responsibilities, so why should the BATF think they need the input from congress?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 18, 2015 02:28 PM (60Vyp)

22 Oh, yeah - Yay, gun thread!

I've always loved the looks of the XM-177 (Colt Commando). I had a leftover 16" barrel, so I mated it to an A1/C7 receiver with a teardrop forward assist. Then I drilled out a motor shaft ring and permanently attached it to the barrel to simulate the grenade ring on later moderators (that's the name of the extended flash hider on the pictured model - it not only reduced the flash but slightly reduced the noise as well.)

Next I installed a slip-over fake moderator that ends about an inch from the "grenade ring". It fits over the barrel so it looks like a short barrel with a long moderator, but it's actually a full 16" underneath it.

The next step will be to use flat black caliper paint to paint the ring, faux moderator and the exposed barrel between them to give them the illusion of one complete unit. Then it goes on a lower with a CAR buttstock and A1 pistol grip.

It's not even close to a "copy" (for one thing, the upper should be a flatside without the FA and shell deflector), but it will capture much of the salty look.

AR-15 building is addictive.


Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at January 18, 2015 02:29 PM (4ckfx)

23 Mark III CMMG 7.62.
The Mark IV is shipping and you can find the earlier version for a grand.
I don't comply with State laws either.

Posted by: New Phone at January 18, 2015 02:29 PM (GzEWE)

24 >> Awe crap I missed that. Sorry.

Yeah, life behind enemy lines is ridiculous.

I actually have a grandfathered pre-ban AR-15 HBAR that I thought about putting a Daniel Defense upper receiver group on. But there's provision in the law that makes me think even *that* might be illegal, even though the result is no more an "assault rifle" than the original one is.

Posted by: Andy at January 18, 2015 02:30 PM (q4YLd)

25 Whut are the rules for an AR in MA?

guessing no;
flash hider
telescoping stock
mags that hold more than 10
bayonett lug

anything else?

Posted by: # key at January 18, 2015 02:30 PM (N21UI)

26 HEY FELLOW MORANS, DOES ANYBODY WANT TO SELL A SHOTGUN WHICH IS 11.9 INCHES LONG OR SHORTER?

Posted by: DEFINITELY NOT AN FBI AGENT at January 18, 2015 02:31 PM (MbqmP)

27 20,

Check the magazines. Ensure none are damaged, bent, etc.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at January 18, 2015 02:32 PM (OsWis)

28
People are moving to Colorado and Washington because, legal pot.

In the future people will move to various states because, legal guns.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 18, 2015 02:32 PM (1Y+hH)

29 "Added another layer of security by the thumb break tab crossing between the cocked hammer and the firing pin."

We're you concerned with accidental discharge?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 18, 2015 02:33 PM (60Vyp)

30 >> What are we doing wrong?

Bad lot of ammo? Do you have another .22 you can test it on?

I have an old box of Winchester .22 that I'm working my way through. On multiple firearms, I get about one failure a box.

Posted by: Andy at January 18, 2015 02:33 PM (q4YLd)

31 I believe that Iowahawk said in his hypothetical future administration, alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives would be a feature of his inaugural celebration, and thereafter none of the federal goverment's damn business.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 18, 2015 02:33 PM (noWW6)

32 "It was just mentioned that the obama's cocksucking FBI could possibly post as trolls."

This is a violation, citizen!

Posted by: The FBI at January 18, 2015 02:34 PM (lG2E3)

33 OH NO!!!!!!!!!!
if your state allows it I absolutely recommend building your own AR
I did my last two and sooooo much happier for it

of course I use spike lowers and go from there

Posted by: navycopjoe has another new kimber at January 18, 2015 02:34 PM (/2Qtx)

34 "guessing no;
flash hider
telescoping stock
mags that hold more than 10
bayonett lug"

Yep. It's a 2-feature test, so you can't have any of those things along with teh evil pistol grip.

Posted by: Andy at January 18, 2015 02:35 PM (q4YLd)

35 Wongly Hue, Remingtons have hit-and-miss quality control. Can't speak for the Mossberg.

I've got an 870 Express that I put an 18" barrel and an extended mag tube on (with a bayonet mount, just for the Fuck You Factor). I bought an assortment of small replacement parts from the hardier Police model that I'll install eventually. Basically I liked the convertibility between "tactical" and clay-busting (it came with a 28" ribbed barrel)

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at January 18, 2015 02:35 PM (4ckfx)

36
I was given an old 16 gauge shotgun that has blown pieces of its stock off.

It's serviceable as a club, Davey Crockett at the Alamo style.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 18, 2015 02:36 PM (1Y+hH)

37 I've got the machinery to do my own 80% lowers. Just need to buy the jigs and end-mill bits.

Being contrarian, I think I'll proceed with that project, just because I can. Though the law doesn't require me to serialize the lowers, I might number 'em "FU-ATF-00xxx", etc.

Of course, they'll be stamped "pistol" and "multi-caliber" in the process. Just to confuse the bastards.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 18, 2015 02:37 PM (RzZOc)

38 Guns for sale
Contact FBI if interested.

Posted by: Christopher Lee Cornell at January 18, 2015 02:37 PM (gbzmk)

39 35 Remingtons have hit-and-miss quality control

shut your filthy ho mouth

Posted by: navycopjoe has another new kimber at January 18, 2015 02:37 PM (/2Qtx)

40 28


People are moving to Colorado and Washington because, legal pot.



In the future people will move to various states because, legal guns.

Posted by: Meremortal

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Pretty soon I'll give you both.

Posted by: Vermont at January 18, 2015 02:38 PM (4ckfx)

41 so I traded for an ed brown and kept thinking gee, T sure is being nice about this

yeah, she's getting a Les Baer

Posted by: navycopjoe has another new kimber at January 18, 2015 02:39 PM (/2Qtx)

42 LWRC IC 16"

Posted by: Eisenhorn at January 18, 2015 02:39 PM (1li1B)

43 The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives should be like a Domino's pizza delivery service.

Thirty minutes or less or your order is free.

Posted by: Fritz at January 18, 2015 02:41 PM (dVmLD)

44 I've got three guns left on my got-to-have list:

1) Ruger GP-100, .357, 4"

2) 7.62mm AR (I'm waiting for S'n'W to make their M'n'P 10 in a 16" version)

3) FN Model 1910 .32 auto in nice condition.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at January 18, 2015 02:42 PM (4ckfx)

45 Mossberg/Remington is Crossbows/Longbows

Call me a puss, but I'm not crazy about all the "tactical" stuff on pump shotguns. Plain-jane pumps seem to me to be about the ultimate in terms of value and versatility. My old Mossberg Security Combo was really cheap when I bought it in the 80's, and it's never failed to fire. I need to add a light to it, but that's about all I can think of that would actually be an improvement.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at January 18, 2015 02:42 PM (lG2E3)

46 We're you concerned with accidental discharge?
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 18, 2015 02:33 PM


No, I was simply worried about the pistol slipping out of the holster, because I'm a very active person. But not really an issue as far as I'm concerned with 1911s...you need intentional muscle movement in 3 directions at once to discharge a cocked and locked 1911 (backstrap safety disengaged by the , manual safety moved to off position, and trigger pull). Just nothing wrong with another layer of security, if it doesn't hinder the function.

I no longer use a 1911, love them and if I had unlimited funds would have a Dan Wesson, but I sold my last one to another Moron. I personally don't like safeties on carry guns, just one more thing to think about under stress when millliseconds matter. So I use decocker pistols now. The 1911 is the only exception, because the ergonomics are just so freakin awesome. Switching the safety off of a 1911 during the drawstroke just happens naturally for me.

Just my .02, worth exactly what you paid for it.

Posted by: Oedipus at January 18, 2015 02:42 PM (Tjkt6)

47 Yep. It's a 2-feature test, so you can't have any of those things along with teh evil pistol grip.
Posted by: Andy at January 18, 2015 02:35 PM (q4YLd)

you might look into Rock River.

if you order an upper half and lower half you have a slew of choices

Posted by: # key at January 18, 2015 02:43 PM (N21UI)

48 >> Of course, they'll be stamped "pistol" and "multi-caliber" in the process. Just to confuse the bastards.

Definitely stamp them "pistol" (if you stamp them at all).

True fact: You can attach a 16" barrel and a stock to a Thompson/Center Contender no problemo.

But attaching a pistol grip and 10" barrel to a T/C Contender Carbine will get you a one-way ticket to Federal PMITA Prison, as will merely attaching a stock to a Super-14 (14" barreled) Contender.

Stupid, stupid law.

Posted by: Andy at January 18, 2015 02:44 PM (q4YLd)

49 28


People are moving to Colorado and Washington because, legal pot.



In the future people will move to various states because, legal guns.

WA has legal guns and dope. What could go wrong?

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 18, 2015 02:44 PM (XzRw1)

50 dont BUY an ar-15...BUILD one...

its easy, you can do it much cheaper, you can get better, proven components, youll know more about your rifle, and ultimately it will be YOUR rifle-no other rifle will look like it or be like it at any range you go to...it will be your own little work of art...youll show pictures of it to your friends and family like, well, pictures of your friends and family

i built both of mine, two carbines, one with a mid length gas system, the other is carbine length with rifle length quad rail, both have all magpul furniture, one is all black, the other is flat dark earth and black, and they both turned out absolutely beautiful and run like sewing machines no matter what ammo i use...extremely happy...

Posted by: sound awake at January 18, 2015 02:44 PM (4oioG)

51 I picked up an M7 bayonet a few weeks ago for about $40. Figured since the AR had a bayonet lug, the lug shouldn't be lonesome. Place I got it from is sold out of them now, but they still have some M9s for about $85. Might have to get me one of them.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 18, 2015 02:45 PM (nL0sw)

52 Nothing much new here, got a 22 WMR barrel for the Contender. Which was kinda stoopid, those things are 50 cents each at Cheaper Than Dirt.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at January 18, 2015 02:45 PM (zauWW)

53 44 2) 7.62mm AR

my main rifle is one
put about 7-8000 rounds through it so far with shitty Tulsa ammo

almost time to change the barrel

with a eotech combo nck put 27 out of 30rounds in a 2" target at 100yds yesterday

Posted by: navycopjoe has another new kimber at January 18, 2015 02:46 PM (/2Qtx)

54 Point of clarification: SB Tactical is the inventor and producer of the SB-15 brace that started this whole thing. Alex Bosco is the fellows name. SIG simply rebrands them and distributes them.

Posted by: Chuck at January 18, 2015 02:46 PM (dSkY8)

55
Part of that awesome terror bust by obama's and holder's FBI in Ohio was the FBI entrapping the young man (who's best friend was his cat "Mikey" and referred to his mother as "mommy") to go buy guns.

The FBI called ahead to the gun store and told the owner to make it as easy as possible for him to buy the guns.

Posted by: Soothsayer at January 18, 2015 02:47 PM (suql3)

56 Also, in regards to the necessity of a thumb-break on an IWB holster, I no longer consider that a requirement. I switched to a Galco horsehide for my current carry, it has no thumb break, and I've never been given reason for concern about it.

But I still use my Don Humes with the TB, too, because they're very nice and the TB doesn't hinder the drawstroke in any way once you acquire the muscle memory for your drawstroke.

That being said, I'm neutral on the thumb-break anymore. Wouldn't matter if my next one had one or not. With a well-placed snap (like on the Don Humes), the TB is a non-factor. I have no problem with extra safety measures that don't impede function. I'm very safety-oriented, and very anal.

Posted by: Oedipus at January 18, 2015 02:47 PM (Tjkt6)

57 50
dont BUY an ar-15...BUILD one...

I'm with the spirit of your post however, I just picked a NIB COLT LE6920 SOCON with some Magpul accessories for Ms. Veneer last month--it was $800 out the door.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 18, 2015 02:47 PM (XzRw1)

58 The problem with the Sig brace was a bunch of retards pushing envelope and asking for written BATF opinions.

The BATF declared Sig braces to not be an SBR part, and AR owners should have left it at that. But some activist shitheels wanted permission to use the wrist brace as an impromptu shoulder stock, which generated this BATF near reversal ( put the brace up to your shoulder, and you have magically created an SBR ).

This is why we can't have nice things.

The manufacturing thing with 80% receivers is consistent with the BATF's enforcement of requiring manufacturers to pay the SOT and register. Just because the retail customer puts sweat equity into making it, doesn't mean that the factory ain't making firearms.

Of course, the proper solution, in my opinion, to all of this is to enforce the second amendment, and start hanging BATF agents, but I guess that makes me a bad person.

Posted by: Kristophr at January 18, 2015 02:48 PM (6ROe1)

59

Only gun story I have is from the recent movie we just watched, Foxcatcher, about the wrestler Mark Schultz and the crazy billionaire John DuPont.

DuPont bought a real army tank, and had a gun mounted on top. He drove around his property in it.

He was crazy and dangerous.

Here's another anecdote:

"He has a bad reputation for being off the wall," said Carla White, 36, who lives a half mile away.

Vicki Welch, the wife of a Newtown Township police officer and a tenant of du Pont's until 1984, said her family decided to move after a Christmas Eve incident.

Welch said du Pont came cruising down her driveway in an Army tank, popped out all bruised and bloody, and asked her "if my husband could come out and play.'"

Du Pont's former business manager, Victor Krievins, said du Pont has a large cache of weapons and an armored military personnel carrier on his property.


http://tinyurl.com/karsmwr

The movie is based on a book written by the Olympic medal winner Mark Schultz.

DuPont was an epic psychopath. His wife was married to him for 90 days or something like that, where he almost killed her multiple times.

http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/foxcatcher/






Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 18, 2015 02:50 PM (IXrOn)

60

where be nfl thread?

today is better than superbowl day

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 18, 2015 02:51 PM (IXrOn)

61 The worst part of building an AR for me is when you give the barrel nut its initial tightening... and the sumbitch lands halfway or less to the next gas tube hole.

Tighten, loosen, tighten, loosen, tighten, loosen, tighten, loosen... tighten, loosen, PRAY, tighten, loosen, PRAY, tighten, loosen, PRAY...

Always turns out OK, though.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at January 18, 2015 02:52 PM (4ckfx)

62 I got all excited this week when I thought I had found someone making Yugo M76s in 30-06. Which they do, but you have to use stubbier rounds to fit the magazine so my M2 ball will not fit it. Still pretty cool and got me to seriously consider a M76 in 8MM Mauser.

http://is.gd/m8Zw58

Posted by: toby928(C) says Rubber Dingy Rapids, Bro! at January 18, 2015 02:52 PM (rwI+c)

63 It's a good day today as I found a brick of .22 LR that I did not realize I had. I had put in in a range bag that I don't use anymore. It's the little things in life these days .

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 18, 2015 02:52 PM (3jmxp)

64 the best ppart of a new build for me is "here honey, you get to shoot it first"

she's insured

Posted by: navycopjoe has another new kimber at January 18, 2015 02:53 PM (/2Qtx)

65
n.o.o.d. 'bows

Posted by: Soothsayer at January 18, 2015 02:54 PM (suql3)

66 Posted by: Oedipus at January 18, 2015 02:42 PM (Tjkt6)

I agree with you on the mechanics of the .45. I'm not 'active' in that I'm not running around and jumping or rolling, but I have a leather holster with no break for my 1911. It sets on an angle, inverted over my back pocket. I wear it when I ride the scooter and it's never come loose in the holster, even after a long ride.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 18, 2015 02:55 PM (60Vyp)

67 >> dont BUY an ar-15...BUILD one...

Yep. I was doing that 30 years ago, before it was cool.

And I thought about it ... but it's such a pain in the ass here in Commieland, where choices of components are so limited and people are leery of shipping anything here.

Posted by: Andy at January 18, 2015 02:55 PM (q4YLd)

68 51
I picked up an M7 bayonet a few weeks ago for about $40. Figured since the AR had a bayonet lug, the lug shouldn't be lonesome.

------------------

One of the reasons Cool Kids dig middies.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at January 18, 2015 02:55 PM (4ckfx)

69 Taro:

If the barrel nut absolutely refuses to index, regardless of how much you reef on the damned thing once you have the upper in the vice+jig, it is ok to shave a few thousandths of an inch off the front face of the upper.

Tape some 400 grit sandpaper flat on your workbench, and vertically drag the face of the upper exactly once across the paper, and try again. If it still won't index, repeat.

Posted by: Kristophr at January 18, 2015 02:57 PM (6ROe1)

70 64
the best ppart of a new build for me is "here honey, you get to shoot it first"



she's insured

Posted by: navycopjoe

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Nice!

Most of us Morons refer to our wives as The Sammich Maker. Navycopjoe has "The Ol' Headspace Gauge."


Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at January 18, 2015 02:58 PM (4ckfx)

71 >> Nothing much new here, got a 22 WMR barrel for the Contender. Which was kinda stoopid, those things are 50 cents each at Cheaper Than Dirt.

Heh. My dad has one of those and was going to give it to me. I was all, "dude, I have a .22 LR barrel already, why the heck would I want that?"

Posted by: Andy at January 18, 2015 02:59 PM (q4YLd)

72

nfl thread up

carry on

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 18, 2015 02:59 PM (IXrOn)

73 "The Ol' Headspace Gauge."

Is that what kids are calling that these days?

Posted by: Kristophr at January 18, 2015 02:59 PM (6ROe1)

74 69 - excellent tip, Kristophr! Thank you!

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at January 18, 2015 02:59 PM (4ckfx)

75 it's such a pain in the ass here in Commieland, where choices of components are so limited and people are leery of shipping anything here.
Posted by: Andy at January 18, 2015 02:55 PM (q4YLd)


Make friends with someone in NH.

Haha, no wait, you live in MA. Get your cheap liquors & get the hell out.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 18, 2015 03:00 PM (MbqmP)

76 "I just purchased a Sig 1911 Nightmare carry, any suggestions on a CC holster?"

I've had my Theis holster with horsehide (though I think it's only available in cow leather for now due to supply issues) for about 18 months, and it's good for carrying a Beretta 96A1, so I bet it'd carry a 1911 just fine. If you need to take the holster off frequently, the two-clip hybrids probably aren't a good choice: I find it a hassle to put the holster back on unless i undo my belt.

Posted by: dudenolongerinsantacruz at January 18, 2015 03:02 PM (PGXA8)

77 What I really want is a Zastava M91 to replace one of my PSLs but alas, still not imported despite rumors to the contrary.

Posted by: toby928(C) says Rubber Dingy Rapids, Bro! at January 18, 2015 03:05 PM (rwI+c)

78 I appreciate the help, looks like Bullard may be the ticket.

Posted by: Sal Hepatica at January 18, 2015 03:06 PM (3g/a8)

79 One of my dream pieces is an Israeli heavy-barrel FAL with bipod. Dunno why DS Arms doesn't make one.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at January 18, 2015 03:07 PM (4ckfx)

80 Shooting naked.

http://tinyurl.com/qb58cdf

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 18, 2015 03:14 PM (LImiJ)

81 "By that logic, an 18 year-old who buys an AR and then shoots it with one
hand has "redesigned" it into a pistol, which he can't legally buy
until he's 21."

Not quite. First of all, federal law only prohibits an 18-20 y.o. from buying a pistol from an FFL. Private purchases from another non-licensee who is a resident of the same state are legal.

Second, there's nothing in the law that says a rifle can't be fired by one hand, or should only be designed to be used with one hand. See 18 USC 921(a)(7):

"The term 'rifle' means a weapon designed or
redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder
and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy of an
explosive to fire only a single projectile through a rifled bore for
each single pull of the trigger."

So if someone uses one hand to shoot a rifle, they've done nothing to "redesign" it into a rifle (following the tortured logic in the ATF's SIG brace ruling).

However, let's look at the definition of "handgun" in 18 USC 921(a)(29):

"(29)
The term 'handgun' means -



(A)
a firearm which has a short stock and is designed to be held and fired by the use of a single hand"

Previous ATF rulings about attaching a second pistol grip to a handgun (e.g. a vertical grip to the handgun's dustcover) have said that the presence of a second grip means it's now been "redesigned" to be used with two hands, and is now an AOW. But with the logic used in the SIG brace ruling, it follows that if someone merely uses two hands to shoot a handgun, without physically modifying the gun, then they've "redesigned" the handgun into a AOW.


Posted by: ARL at January 18, 2015 03:15 PM (DQDYk)

82 "The FBI called ahead to the gun store and told the owner to make it as easy as possible for him to buy the guns."

Tough position to be in regarding whether or not to comply.

I've read before about gun store proprietors who had been instructed by the authorities to allow chancy sales, only to later realize that they weren't immunized against later prosecution themselves.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 18, 2015 03:18 PM (noWW6)

83 Funny how all these problems with the FBI and the ATF only happen when you have a communist anti-gun bastard in the WH.

Posted by: Vic at January 18, 2015 03:22 PM (wlDny)

84 The whole field of firearm regulation appears to be a massive clusterfark -- and likely unconstitutional down to its last clause and heading.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 18, 2015 03:25 PM (T1005)

85 Hey so a while back I got the LOSD and a supplement specifc for Texas. Yesterday, I get an email from Branca offering a couple of 'options' since its been so long since I ordered it.

My question is (I know you're lurking) would there be any possibility to use the $99 credit for the online class toward an actual onsite class?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 18, 2015 03:32 PM (60Vyp)

86 Does this guy look like a Nazi or what?

http://tinyurl.com/o83q8mb

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 18, 2015 03:34 PM (qeHEN)

87 86
Does this guy look like a Nazi or what?

-----------------

Jesus Christ. Bet he looked awesome the first go-round in a shiny pickelhaube.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at January 18, 2015 03:36 PM (4ckfx)

88 Taking Mrs. E shooting this week. Let her channel her inner Lakota.

Posted by: Eromero at January 18, 2015 03:41 PM (go5uR)

89 A German Shepard.

http://tinyurl.com/pqj4kx8

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 18, 2015 03:45 PM (vzp1R)

90 Chick with Schmeiser.

http://tinyurl.com/qj5pyrv

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 18, 2015 03:51 PM (VV9st)

91 Escort girls http://REGMODELS.RU

Posted by: Tina at January 18, 2015 04:03 PM (tKRne)

92 Woah! Miss Lindsey has announced an exploratory committee for the 2016 race.

Well, this changes everythingn't.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at January 18, 2015 04:05 PM (lG2E3)

93 Watched a 1992 movie last night starring (slurp) Melanie Griffith and Michael Douglas, set in WWII time, and the bad girl, played by Joely Richardson, was using a polished stainless Walther PP.

Had to check to see when that gun was first produced, and it was 1935. Very art-deco.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at January 18, 2015 04:05 PM (vSxTY)

94 A real man's shotgun.

http://tinyurl.com/pzqk9hj

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 18, 2015 04:10 PM (0lzEa)

95 Polished, Brushed, or other Stainless PP? Not till the S&W Walther variants, 1990s, IIRC. Every PP before then was either blue steel, or either brushed or polished nickel.

Notwithstanding fancy engraved, gold-plated and other variants.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 18, 2015 04:31 PM (RzZOc)

96 Greetings:

I think that the military version of your gun of the week was also known as either the CAR-15 or the CARB-15. I had the front end of one on my M-16. I didn't like the collaspsible stock but apprciated the shorter front end because we in the bush most of the time.

Posted by: 11B40 at January 18, 2015 04:41 PM (yMbU8)

97 I thought 2015-1 wasn't a big deal and was a non-issue.

Posted by: Mauser757 at January 18, 2015 05:07 PM (6Prva)

98
I hate it when I come to Texas from my beloved Clownifornia on a business trip, and the only gun show in the DFW area is the SMALL one in Lewisville. One of the things I love about DFW is that there's always a gun show on the weekends.

Always.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 18, 2015 05:54 PM (VB0Qs)

99 Cur. Let me know if your business trips bring you to the Houston area.

Gun show, hopefully. Drinks n' cigars? Damn near mandatory.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 18, 2015 07:12 PM (RzZOc)

100 Andy why don't you just buy the rifle you want and have B&K sales in Natick Mass-ify it for you? It's not a big deal to get the stock pinned and the flash hider removed or replaced with a pinned muzzle brake.

Posted by: Blue Falcon in Boston at January 18, 2015 07:17 PM (A1Dcl)

101 Very late to the thread, as usual, but I'd like to point out that earlier in the day I put a TAV-D trigger on my Tavor. Now I need to put it on a roll cause it's butter (RIP Stuart Scott).

Posted by: TBolt69 at January 18, 2015 07:19 PM (enKrg)

102 Anyone have any experience with Camp Marlin .45s? How to clean after shooting?
I hope I don't have to field strip it. That looks complicated. Maybe just swab it out.

Posted by: navybrat at January 18, 2015 07:37 PM (JgC5a)

103 So, does attaching the shoulder stock to a Hi-Power, a Bolo or a Radom make it an SBR?

Posted by: CMU VET at January 18, 2015 07:38 PM (ejB0r)

104 Picked up the Ruger LCRs for Giggles and self. Been wearing mine around the house to get used to it. A bit bulkier than I had anticipated, but should have, beings it's a wheel gun and all

McGyver, Out

Posted by: McGyver at January 18, 2015 07:53 PM (ez3ak)

105 Gun of the week is a Glock

Posted by: Bob Costas at January 18, 2015 07:54 PM (5wUny)

106 Marlin .45 cleaning. All Marlins are made to be disassembled, unlike the Winchesters. Do not ever take apart a 94. The manual is fairly clear. That being said, I don't bother. I reverse brush it etc. wipe it up. Grease and spray. Etc. never had a problem.

Posted by: Pat at January 18, 2015 08:14 PM (AivPA)

107 I decided to get into the semi auto game with a Remington Model 8. It brings heavy lead on target in a snap.

Posted by: Mauser757 at January 18, 2015 08:23 PM (6Prva)

108 Thanks, Pat!

Posted by: navybrat at January 18, 2015 08:27 PM (JgC5a)

109 102 Anyone have any experience with Camp Marlin .45s? How to clean after shooting?

Can't help with cleaning, but I'm curious how long you've had it and what you paid for it? I'd love to have one, and I've been on the lookout for one at the local gun shows but no luck yet. I may have to look for one online.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at January 18, 2015 08:38 PM (aNzsD)

110 "Can't help with cleaning, but I'm curious how long you've had it and what you paid for it? I'"

Paid nothing. My (late) father in law owned it.

It is like new. I don't think he put 100 rounds thru it.

Posted by: navybrat at January 18, 2015 08:42 PM (JgC5a)

111 110
Paid nothing. My (late) father in law owned it.


Thanks.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at January 18, 2015 08:50 PM (aNzsD)

112 I've yet to shoot it. Had it 12 years.
But I think I will take it out plinking.
That thing has a muzzle velocity like a champ, or so I've heard.

Posted by: navybrat at January 18, 2015 08:58 PM (JgC5a)

113 I've read before about gun store proprietors who had
been instructed by the authorities to allow chancy sales, only to later
realize that they weren't immunized against later prosecution
themselves.



Posted by: torquewrench at January 18, 2015 03:18 PM (noWW6)

That's easy, tell them (FBI) to put it in writing.If they do put it in writing, send it off to ATFE (it is their jurisdiction), cc: your Congressman and Senators, and the papers notifying them that someone is impersonating the FBI trying to get you make questionable sales and somehow got hold of FBI letterhead.If they don't put it in writing (which they won't), notify the FBI and ATFE that someone is impersonating the FBI trying to get you make questionable sales.In either case, you know no real FBI agent would try to make anybody make questionable sales.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 18, 2015 09:50 PM (NaeCR)

114 86
Does this guy look like a Nazi or what?



http://tinyurl.com/o83q8mb

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 18, 2015 03:34 PM (qeHEN)

There you go Godwin without need or reason!

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 18, 2015 09:53 PM (NaeCR)

115 That's not an XM177E2. That's an XM177.

The E2 has a longer barrel and a forward assist.

http://bpullignwolnet.dotster.com/retroblackrifle/ModGde/CrbGde/610.html

Posted by: McThag at January 18, 2015 11:04 PM (4U2x0)

116 Might have been said already, but SIG makes a couple AR type weapons specifically legal in the more restrictive states like MA (and NJ where I live). Highly recommended. And if you happen to be a LE officer, SIG has a very good pricing program.

Posted by: somecallmetim at January 19, 2015 12:22 AM (YlaKl)

117 Try Windham Weaponry. Made in Maine, the original maker of the Bushmaster. After Bushmaster was sold to (Remington?) they moved the business. The original owner bought the factory back, and re-opened. I own one, and love it. I got the heavy barrel model.

Posted by: Lord Whorfin at January 19, 2015 01:49 AM (kMoe2)

118 Move out of MA!

Posted by: JerseyDevilRioder at January 19, 2015 05:38 PM (73ec4)

119
Though I live is Jersey. Not the hot bed of freedom.

Posted by: JerseyDevilRioder at January 19, 2015 05:39 PM (73ec4)

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