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The Dude

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The Democrats are trying to use the fear and confusion of the Coronavirus pandemic to pass gun control. "Never let a crisis go to waste." They have submitted HR 5717, which is the worst piece of gun control ever put forth. It's not only an "assault weapons" ban on steroids, but would also force people to get a federal license to purchase and own firearms and ammunition, place a 30% federal tax on firearms and 50% tax on ammo purchases, red flag laws, and so much more. They're basically doing what they did with the Hughes Amendment and are trying to sneak it in when no one is looking. Make sure you write your reps and congress critters and tell them to oppose any new gun control.

In lighter news, the holster I ordered for the Dan Wesson Specialist that Mrs. Dude got me for Christmas arrived, and I'm absolutely thrilled by it. The guy who made it is friends of my favorite author Larry Correia, so the holster is themed to Larry's Monster Hunter International books.

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And I'm hoping to buy a CZ BREN 2 pistol in 7.62x39mm sometime soon for an SBR build. I'll end up putting an arm brace on it until my Form 1 is completed, but I essentially want to do it up similarly to how the French GIGN have their BREN 2s done.

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MrJokerRager

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Big 5 Sporting Goods used to sell this shit right next door to a major university I went to in California. It was around 2016 I believe it was when I saw they had it. Also may have mistaken a Ruger 10/22 or Mini-14 for the M1 Carbine. They don't sell it anymore but for some reason still have the regular and tactical versions of the Mini-30s in stock when every online gun store has them sold out. Also found out that the only difference between mini-14 and ar-15 is the design of the stock basically. Its just one looks very scary and the other can be disguised as a regular hunting rifle.



 

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Also found out that the only difference between mini-14 and ar-15 is the design of the stock basically. Its just one looks very scary and the other can be disguised as a regular hunting rifle.
in function, sure, they're both magazine-fed .223 or 5.56mm rifles and fairly popular. they have completely different designs and operating principles, and share no first party accessories apart from the ammunition. the Ruger Mini-14 (as the name implies) is a "miniaturized" M14 Rifle, but uses an operating system based on the M1 Carbine.

they are both used very commonly for hunting.
 
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The Democrats are trying to use the fear and confusion of the Coronavirus pandemic to pass gun control. "Never let a crisis go to waste." They have submitted HR 5717, which is the worst piece of gun control ever put forth. It's not only an "assault weapons" ban on steroids, but would also force people to get a federal license to purchase and own firearms and ammunition, place a 30% federal tax on firearms and 50% tax on ammo purchases, red flag laws, and so much more. They're basically doing what they did with the Hughes Amendment and are trying to sneak it in when no one is looking. Make sure you write your reps and congress critters and tell them to oppose any new gun control.

In lighter news, the holster I ordered for the Dan Wesson Specialist that Mrs. Dude got me for Christmas arrived, and I'm absolutely thrilled by it. The guy who made it is friends of my favorite author Larry Correia, so the holster is themed to Larry's Monster Hunter International books.

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And I'm hoping to buy a CZ BREN 2 pistol in 7.62x39mm sometime soon for an SBR build. I'll end up putting an arm brace on it until my Form 1 is completed, but I essentially want to do it up similarly to how the French GIGN have their BREN 2s done.

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Damn man just taking out my whole bucket list LOL, but congrats on all that.

I really want to like the BREN 2 but the proprietary mags on the 7.62x39 version just rubs me the wrong way., especially for a gun that's already like $1800.
 

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Also found out that the only difference between mini-14 and ar-15 is the design of the stock basically. Its just one looks very scary and the other can be disguised as a regular hunting rifle.
Mini-14s had a very bad reputation for accuracy once upon a time. Fine for shooting pigs close in, but looser a couple hundred metres out.

I've heard they improved this a decade or so ago but haven't shot a newer one, so worth investigating if you're looking at buying a used one. Of course, they're banned here now, so don't think that 'not being scary' will save your tools if you aren't willing to resist gun-grabbers by force (yet).
 
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Mini-14s had a very bad reputation for accuracy once upon a time. Fine for shooting pigs close in, but looser a couple hundred metres out.

I've heard they improved this a decade or so ago but haven't shot a newer one, so worth investigating if you're looking at buying a used one. Of course, they're banned here now, so don't think that 'not being scary' will save your tools if you aren't willing to resist gun-grabbers by force (yet).
They're been great for over 10 years now

Ruger beefed up the barrel, and bought better equipment to cut the bore, the modern ones are very accurate, as well accurate as this class of gun can be.

The old barrel is the top, the modern is the bottom.

 
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Duke Nukem

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The Democrats are trying to use the fear and confusion of the Coronavirus pandemic to pass gun control. "Never let a crisis go to waste." They have submitted HR 5717, which is the worst piece of gun control ever put forth. It's not only an "assault weapons" ban on steroids, but would also force people to get a federal license to purchase and own firearms and ammunition, place a 30% federal tax on firearms and 50% tax on ammo purchases, red flag laws, and so much more. They're basically doing what they did with the Hughes Amendment and are trying to sneak it in when no one is looking. Make sure you write your reps and congress critters and tell them to oppose any new gun control.

In lighter news, the holster I ordered for the Dan Wesson Specialist that Mrs. Dude got me for Christmas arrived, and I'm absolutely thrilled by it. The guy who made it is friends of my favorite author Larry Correia, so the holster is themed to Larry's Monster Hunter International books.

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And I'm hoping to buy a CZ BREN 2 pistol in 7.62x39mm sometime soon for an SBR build. I'll end up putting an arm brace on it until my Form 1 is completed, but I essentially want to do it up similarly to how the French GIGN have their BREN 2s done.

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Well that doesn't surprise me, fucks are always trying to throw one in edgewise. I doubt it will actually get through but it's good to know.

Considering an AR-10 build because I'd like a long range heavy hitter. Trying to obtain certain components is difficult at the moment, especially if you want to build a specific type of setup, but just be patient for a while and I'm sure it'll all work out. Still wondering about 20" vs. 24+" barrel and whether to go "retro" or just get a modern rail handguard. I suppose I can always change my mind later on but right now I'm trying to get something that works. I got a lower, and an A2 solid stock/lower parts kit on the way among other things, so I'll at least be able to choose later.

Probably doesn't matter too much right now, places are getting orders like crazy and sometimes 15 days behind at the moment. So it might be prudent at the moment to just get whatever fits, especially if they lock things down in the coming weeks or whatever the fuck.
 
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MrJokerRager

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Mini-14s had a very bad reputation for accuracy once upon a time. Fine for shooting pigs close in, but looser a couple hundred metres out.

I've heard they improved this a decade or so ago but haven't shot a newer one, so worth investigating if you're looking at buying a used one. Of course, they're banned here now, so don't think that 'not being scary' will save your tools if you aren't willing to resist gun-grabbers by force (yet).
I guess you don't live in California then lol. Which country you in that banned it?
 

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Damn man just taking out my whole bucket list LOL, but congrats on all that.

I really want to like the BREN 2 but the proprietary mags on the 7.62x39 version just rubs me the wrong way., especially for a gun that's already like $1800.
The problem with 7.62x39mm is that the magazine needs to be curved to properly allow the rounds to feed. With the AK they have rock in/out magazines, so that curve can be along the majority of the magazine length. But for a rifle where the magazine is inserted into a magwell, like the AR or BREN 2, it requires a section of the mag's length to be straight to facilitate being inserted into the magwell. A lot of the mags designed for the AR to be chambered in 7.62x39mm are unreliable and have feeding issues because the AR was never designed to be chambered in that round. The BREN 2 on the other hand was designed from the outset to fire both 5.56x45mm and 7.62x39mm because the Czech military uses both calibers. That includes magazines that will reliably feed the weapon. So I'm OK with it having proprietary mags, especially since CZ usually offers excellent kit and weapons for a reasonable price. And I'd rather have something I know I can rely on than a work around solution of questionable functionality, like with the 7.62x39mm AR15 mags.
 

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The problem with 7.62x39mm is that the magazine needs to be curved to properly allow the rounds to feed. With the AK they have rock in/out magazines, so that curve can be along the majority of the magazine length. But for a rifle where the magazine is inserted into a magwell, like the AR or BREN 2, it requires a section of the mag's length to be straight to facilitate being inserted into the magwell. A lot of the mags designed for the AR to be chambered in 7.62x39mm are unreliable and have feeding issues because the AR was never designed to be chambered in that round. The BREN 2 on the other hand was designed from the outset to fire both 5.56x45mm and 7.62x39mm because the Czech military uses both calibers. That includes magazines that will reliably feed the weapon. So I'm OK with it having proprietary mags, especially since CZ usually offers excellent kit and weapons for a reasonable price. And I'd rather have something I know I can rely on than a work around solution of questionable functionality, like with the 7.62x39mm AR15 mags.
I'd still like to build a 7.62x39 AR or even 9x39. C Products magazines are decent I have a couple of steel 5.56 ones from them. Still prefer AK though for that, but it would be hilarious to buy a gas piston kit for AR to shoot 7.62

Also if you didn't get what you want already I dunno what to tell you, the virus is shutting down some businesses among other things.
 

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C-Products Dura-Mag stainless steel is work with most 7.62x39mm "Fireball" uppers that have the double-wide feed ramp in the barrel extension explicitly for 7.62x39mm ammunition (this is different from M4 feed ramps). back in the day when Colt released the Sporter Lightweight in 7.62x39, the majority of feed issues were not using an altered feed ramp (which allowed cartridges that weren't being presented perfectly to jam into the flat in the barrel extension) and the use of a 30 round adapted magazine which was a pile of crap. it worked quite well with the 20 and 25 round straight magazines though.

over the years (Olympic, Bushmaster, Model 1 Sales, even late J&T models) came out in 7.62x39 but were wonky for varying reasons. it wasn't until C-Products and Bushmaster collaborated on the XM-15E2S 762 rifle (sold through Model 1 Sales and even Del-ton in the late 90's) that the solution was learned:

1. a single double-wide feed ramp of a precise geometry in the barrel extension
1a. note the ramp geometry is dished at the sides and "double-width".
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2. new feed lip geometry for an angled presentation to the bolt (C-Products Dura-Mag SS 7.62, PN# CPD-762X39-MAG)
3. an altered bolt that has a widened FP channel and used an altered hardening QPQ process (early M1S, Colt, LWRC, OA, et c had cracked lugs because of this - the new business is a Y/M 9310 bolt from The Buffalo out in Ventura, although if you have a gentle gas system like a 16-inch barrel and a gas bleed on a very wide gas port you can use a Bushmaster bolt reliably).
4. an enlarged gas port (0.083" iirc, but i haven't taken one apart in a long time) to lower overall gas pressure to more typical AR-15 levels. this also has the effect of lowering bolt carrier group velocity. note that this is for a 16" barrel with carbine-length gas system.
5. go with a different solution entirely: throw all the above away and purpose build a rifle (KAC-47, CMMG Mutant, Colt Model CK901, et c).

those are the options. these days if someone wants me to build (rather than my recommended buy) a rifle for them, i'll usually go with a Buffalo bolt, mostly quality ar-15 parts with a couple premium options like LMT, and a Bushmaster or DPMS (Wilson) barrel.
 
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Well that doesn't surprise me, fucks are always trying to throw one in edgewise. I doubt it will actually get through but it's good to know.

Considering an AR-10 build because I'd like a long range heavy hitter. Trying to obtain certain components is difficult at the moment, especially if you want to build a specific type of setup, but just be patient for a while and I'm sure it'll all work out. Still wondering about 20" vs. 24+" barrel and whether to go "retro" or just get a modern rail handguard. I suppose I can always change my mind later on but right now I'm trying to get something that works. I got a lower, and an A2 solid stock/lower parts kit on the way among other things, so I'll at least be able to choose later.

Probably doesn't matter too much right now, places are getting orders like crazy and sometimes 15 days behind at the moment. So it might be prudent at the moment to just get whatever fits, especially if they lock things down in the coming weeks or whatever the fuck.
Brownell’s is still having reasonable turn around times for shipping. I panic bought a carbine length upper with BCG and charging handle last Thursday and it’s getting here tomorrow.

Places like Anderson and PSA are backed up though, and a lot of the other suppliers are just simply out of stock.

I’m regretting not springing the extra $40 and getting the mid length upper, but I’m telling myself I can cut the carbine barrel to 12.5” to get the length I originally wanted for my pistol lower. There’s a local gun shop that does simple AR smithing at reasonable rates.
 

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Here's some good antique guns for you kiwi felons.

MAS 1873 revolver
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Type 26 revolver
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Mars Automatic Pistol
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Bergmann-Schmeisser M1893 pistol
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Bergmann No. 5/1897
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Bittner Model 1893
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Bergmann Simplex
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Lefaucheux M1858
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Sauer Bär pistol
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Manlicher M1894
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Bergmann 1896
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French Palm Pistols
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Devisme revolvers
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M1879 Reichsrevolver
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Gasser M1870
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Raphael revolver
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Tranter revolver
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Colt Model 1849
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Volcanic Reapeating Pistol
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Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2
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