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105067 No. 105067 ID: 1989a8 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
Any of you have these videogame guns?
Also, what other revolvers are there that were intended for modern service and were more or less successful than R8?
I know the French used one and picrelated .500 Russian tanker anchor can be found on the net but it probably never went anywhere.
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Man, I went to the south entrance to check out the noise and I swear it was a jazz trumpet I heard. Investigating further, I saw these eyes light up in the darkness, and then this dark black face. I swear it was Miles fuckin' Davis right there in the tunnel! After I shit myself, I had to didi mao the hell out of there!
>> No. 105534 ID: f09958
  Miles Davis - In A Silent Way ( Full Album ) https://youtu.be/tSPuPYIK5-E
>> No. 105550 ID: 2509fa
That's actually really good logic.

Strategic as fuck.
>> No. 105552 ID: f11f4d
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>> No. 105568 ID: 1989a8
This. It's fucking brilliant.

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105129 No. 105129 ID: 19518e hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
So I've been shopping around for a CZ pistol for a while now, but some of the finer points escape me between a few of the models. There's the Shadow, but it's different than the SP01 Shadow, both are different compared to the Shadowline, and so on. There's the Shadow Tac II, then stuff like the 75 Tactical Sport, and then Czechmate, so what the hell is this clusterfuck about? Their website isn't much help being slow, messy, disorganized, and not exactly easy to compare model to model.

I'm particularly interested in the Shadow and Shadow 2 pistols, and I am planning on installing an SAO flat trigger into whatever CZ pistol ends up being chosen. It'll be for range pew pew so practicality isn't exactly high on the list and I have no trouble with racking in-frame CZ slides. I would appreciate any info on these things, especially shit that isn't exactly obvious or often covered in reviews/product descriptions.
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>> No. 105559 ID: 19518e
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Then it hit me.

I don't have a sine bar.

It took a little while but I simulated one, should be close enough for the stuff to be angled right. I'll also take into account the front and rear sight line angle in comparison to the slide top.
>> No. 105560 ID: 19518e
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>simulating a sine bar
It looks a little funky because we all have to remember that gage blocks are only precise in flatness, parallelism, and thickness. They are pretty much useless for squareness and perpendicularity, so the two pins have to ride on blocks sitting correctly, but then you have to separate the pins precisely by putting another block between them. With a 2" block separating the two pins, the error due to the block not being square should be extremely small, as it'll only be as much as the difference between the hypotenuse of a triangle with a long leg of 2" and a short leg of something like 0.008". I can live with 0.000016" error on that.

If the setup was not made like this, the error might be much greater, hence the explanation and why it's a little like an upside-down sine bar. Either way, it should work.

Using a micrometer to measure the pin diameter accurately, we can find the exact distance between the two pins, then use the aforementioned gage blocks under the pins to meet the angle of the top of the slide. We then compare the slide to another set of wrung blocks just to check, as comparisons are quite a bit better than using the little dial on the height gage.

Once I finish this I'll be able to ensure the cuts are made at the right place, right depth, and right angle so I don't end up mangling my pretty Shadow 2.

I don't mind hearing your thoughts about this to make sure I haven't forgotten anything obvious.
>> No. 105562 ID: 19518e

good digitals > good dials > vernier > cheap dials > feces > shitty digitals

fite me
>> No. 105565 ID: 19518e
You referring to only calipers?

Because my job gave me a Mitutoyo 8" dial caliper, and I own the 8" digimatic seen earlier in the thread.

I used both the dial and digital Mitutoyo calipers daily for a while before going back to all digital, I just don't see the appeal of the dial calipers. They are also more sensitive to dust, and the "feeling" from trying to measure things with consistent pressure is much harder with the rack and pinion physical dial than a smooth digital.

Dial just doesn't feel a nice, doesn't read as quick, and doesn't really do any easy incremental measuring (if that's what you meant by comparative measurement). With no downside with digital, I can't see any reason to use a dial.

Keep in mind I'm comparing dial calipers to the Mitutoyo Digimatic and not other digital calipers, this is a very important point as I have not liked many other digital calipers.
>> No. 105569 ID: 19518e
Digital calipers are offered in coolant-proof variants, but I stuck with the regular digimatic as I liked the buttons and feeling of it better. I find it's much easier to keep the calipers out of coolant rather than keep dials out of ambient dust and small airborne debris.

Measuring tools are obviously subjective, and I have known amazing machinists that used tools I didn't like and obviously made good parts, so it's yet another proof of the million ways to skin cats in the manufacturing industry.

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99312 No. 99312 ID: 81de5d hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Lately I've wanted one of these brass "bottle openers" Are they a gimmick tool or something that could come in handy? I'd carry it in my back pocket.
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>> No. 99391 ID: 959636
As something of an aside, you see this issue in lockpicking, too.

Many, many places have laws on the books that make carrying lock picking tools illegal (often *very* illegal) if you're not licensed or actually on a job.

And most lock-picking tools are very mundane items.

In other words, yes, usage defines the category.

Carrying a screwdriver? Pretty normal. It's a screwdriver.

Using the screwdriver to bypass a lock to gain entry to a building not your own? Felony possession of lock picking tools.

Using a screwdriver to bypass a lock, stab the owner of the dwelling, and rape their dog? Well now you're in possession of a deadly weapon AND lockpicking tools. Same item, two charges. Also, you're a sick furry bastard.

Always been a fan of umbrellas, myself. They're way more multifunctional than they look, because people are so used to only seeing them used for one or two purposes. It's still a stick. Also makes you real popular with women when you're the only guy to have the foresight to have one. Remember to get one bigger than you need...
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>> No. 99399 ID: e517e3
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Bit of a bitch to carry due to size/weight, but there's something to be said of the old D-cell Maglite flashlights (thinking back on it, why the fuck didn't Maglite get involved with "COPS"? It was de facto advertising in the 1990s...). Shit flashlights, but my god you wouldn't want to be hit by one of the fuckers. And even though they were aluminum, they were pretty thick and well made and could take a beating.
>> No. 99400 ID: f87148

Aftermarket LEDs and microcontrollers can greatly improve the utility of otherwise obsolete flashlights such as these. I retrofitted one of those big old GI angle head jobs and was rewarded with a flashlight which, while still heavy as fuck, will provide more than adequate light for like two fucking weeks straight, and which is reasonably water-resistant -- all for, like, thirty rupees. I was pleased enough with the results that I plan on doing the same to one of the smaller versions sometime soon.
>> No. 105541 ID: 5af259
Just remember to swing it with the bell/light in your hand. If that flashlight doesn't work when the cops show up you're just swinging a club as far as they're concerned.
>> No. 105563 ID: 3f7131
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I bought a set of brass knuckles from therealbrassknuckles.com. From what I understand they're cast in PA so they aren't sold with novelty bullshit like belt buckle pegs. Someday I intend to use it with some green sand casting to make aluminum ones; so far my casting experiments are lacking, mostly because my foundry is improvised bullshit.

I've experimented with laser cutting acrylic ones and laminating layers. After doing some very scientific hitting-concrete-with-gloves in my opinion they shatter too easily. I'm sure there are other plastics that would work better.

If you feel like fabricobbling your own, here's a handy sizing chart you can steal: http://www.defiantcraft.com/sizing.pdf
The PDF preserves vector objects so you can import for laser cutting if that's your jam.

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105502 No. 105502 ID: 2509fa hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Okay I know it was probably stupid of me to trade an AK for this but I really needed a smaller carry gun.

I miss my AK but on the bright side, this little Sig came with 3 mags (one with the extended pinky) and 2 holsters (one IWB and one OWB).

Anyone got some interesting trade stories? Ones where you came out on top and got away with a steal? Ones where you got ripped off and are embarrassed about it?
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>> No. 105545 ID: 2509fa
Yeah. I might die. I have to spend time in both England and France before making it to Spain.

They're both shit holes right now.
>> No. 105547 ID: 3e9aae
Hey good news, the Catalonian independence movement means you might get to witness a civil war too.
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>Yeah. I might die. I have to spend time in both England and France before making it to Spain.
>They're both shit holes right now.

Bitch please, you've worked in Mexico. ;)

>Hey good news, the Catalonian independence movement means you might get to witness a civil war too.

I was there for there for VMworld EU on their national holiday thing (the catalonian one, not the spanish one). Was kinda unexpected to suddenly have 350000 people in the streets with separatist flags. Of course the "cross" their street protest/party was basically centered on the place we had to go for a party of our own. That was interesting but everyone was extremely civil.

Here in Belgistan, there would've been some troublemakers out to exploit the situation. There, no such thing as far as I could tell. Only saw two guys that I could identify as Antifa due to some symbols on T-shirts.

The funny bits:
1) They seem to think the EU will support their independence since there were EU flags in the crowd. Oh you poor naive souls.
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>The protests & parties kinda dissolved at around 20:00. Super weird. You'd have expected a lot of people to remain in the streets even after the official protest was over, but nope. Virtually nothing left.

So genuine, authentic protesters? As in not paid or something crazy like that?
>> No. 105551 ID: 2509fa
Damn I didn't realize this was still going on.

I was in London when the London Riots broke out back in 2011. That shit was insane. The streets went absolutely bonkers and for days the only sound you could hear were those obnoxious European ambulance sirens.
I tried to stay away from the heated areas but it was still pretty sketchy. And I had no personal protection to speak of... because LONDON.

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105385 No. 105385 ID: 5af259 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Can we get some FAL love?

Pic because I miss her...Damn divorce.
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>> No. 105394 ID: f2172d
I was supposed to shoot a full auto FAL (belgian receiver, Israeli LAR kit) this weekend. Alas, it ended up becoming a bolt action .308. Gun failed to cycle, the bolt would come back about half an inch after firing. Fiddled with the gas system to no avail. My friend will need to take it somewhere to get it fixed, most likely.

On the other hand, I did get to try out a Colt Anaconda and a S&W 629 V-comp Performance Center side by side. The compensator and hogue grips made the 629 very easy to shoot. The Colt was a touch smoother all around, but the grips didn't help with the recoil.
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Well That would have been a damn fun time. Had he field stripped it recently? Gas plug might be upside down?
>> No. 105397 ID: c3b8cf

He said he had properly stripped and lubed it, but I dunno. It was only his second time taking it out. As far as I know the plug was open but I don't know how much he was able to adjust the gas port. I do recall the port was sticky.

I was also there the first time he took the gun out. It has fired exactly one mag in full auto and hasn't worked since. This guy is working towards the battle rifle trifecta. He has a f/a HK91, the FAL, and a M14 on transfer.
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Aahh, to play with NFA toys let alone own them

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101621 No. 101621 ID: f41511 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
So what is the general consensus on the 1911-380?

I think it looks interesting.
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>> No. 102150 ID: 52ed6e
They are.
>> No. 102151 ID: 454a4b
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Then why say it's already the standard in Mexico?
.380ACP (or .380 Auto) is not .38 Super
>> No. 102167 ID: 6d019b
Actually yeah, if it's scaled down it'd be kind of neat to mess with and what's the harm in another gun anyway?

I like the standard size 1911, a mini one would be adorable.
>> No. 102176 ID: db281d

Gun Jesus Apocrypha: The Gospel of Browning

>> No. 105542 ID: 5af259
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Here's your baby 1911

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101876 No. 101876 ID: 1e7323 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
I've decided it's time to build a precision rifle and start building up a better technical understand of long range shooting. I'm working my way through TiborasaurusRex's series if anyone else is interested.

In my part of the country, there are no ranges over 300 yards in any reasonable driving distance, but I'd still like to invest long term for if/when I move for a rifle 1-2 MOA at 600+ yards. I don't (currently) rifle hunt, so this is purely a long range target project. I'm relatively new to the precision field so I'd like some sanity check on my choices. Budget is flexible here but I'd like to stay in the neighborhood of $750-1000.

Caliber: .308 / 7.62x51
It seems to have acceptable BC and kinetic energy at 1000 yards. Frankly I'm most interested in ammo availability. I don't reload yet so being able to find match grade locally is a good bonus. If anyone has a preferred match brand, I'd like to hear it.

Rifle: Savage Model 10T
I've really liked the AccuTrigger and seems a popular base for "budget" long range builds. The version with detachable magazines is $100 more but does not seem particularly important to me. A threaded barrel would be more interesting if I had access to private land to shoot with a suppressor, but since I can only shoot at public ranges I'm using earpro anyways.

Rifle (alt): Ruger American
The initial reviews seem positive and it's $100 cheaper than the Savage. Played with one at the fun store and the trigger felt better than expected (can be adjusted down to 2.5# even). Budget isn't that tight so if the Savage is generally better, so be it.
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>Just out of curiosity, at what distance do you generally shoot your pistols?

Using an A4/letter format target:
For relatively fast paced fire, generally around 15m.

Using the normal pistol competition target:
Pretty much exclusively 25m, slow fire.

Pic is a 25m pistol target with 100 rounds through it from an X-Five AL SO shot two handed. But it's from better days when I was a pistol junkie. It's amazing how quickly your skills disappear when you stop regularly practicing. My recent focus on rifles has really thrown a wrench in the works when it comes to my pistol skills. I doubt I'd be able to do this kind of shooting now except if I had a REALLY good day.
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Impressive at 25m, nonetheless.

I did this with my new S&W 41 at 15 yards. I still have quite a ways to go.
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Idle hands are the tool of the devil...

Range is close this week & next.
My shotgun is still not delivered.

And so the mind drifts...
I want a trainer precision rifle for 50m-100m distances to complement my AI AT. Now, if I had lived in the US, I'd probably have ordered something crazy like a lefty Stiller 2500XR action, Lilja/Krieger barrel and a JAE700 chassis. Just because. That'd have cost me as much as my fucking AI AT.

Good thing (and sadly) these things are not readily on order inna Eurolandia.

So I tried to figure out what was the best way to build something worthwhile.

I actually started off with the idea of a lefty Sako Quad, because Manners makes stocks for that. But I was on the fence due to the accuracy being just shy of what I expected which is probably in part due to the quick change barrel system. But, fear not, Sako also makes the FinnFire II which is the same action without the quick change barrel system. Except both have just been discontinued in left handed variants & none are currently in the dealer network for me to snap up.

So, back to the drawing board. After lots of looking around, I found the Anschutz 64L MPR. Basically a match rifle repeater. But again, the L version has been discontinued.
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>Range is close this week & next.

Or rather, closed.

Anyhow. Anschutz North America has partnered with Manners in the past to make tactical rimfire trainers with the 1416, but it's right handed only stocks for now. I wonder if I can convince Manners to make a mirror image.

>> No. 105538 ID: f11f4d
  Huh, didn't realize this was a thing.

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105392 No. 105392 ID: aa040e hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
It's been a while since we had a good /k/ related cringe thread. I found these goons randomly through Google images while looking for some chestrig setup ideas:
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>> No. 105406 ID: df12a0
>whats the difference between a tactical boner and a strategic one?

Is this a philosophy thread? Because if so:

What does it mean when you ask your local funshop for .223 and .308, and they hand you 5.56 and 7.62?
>> No. 105407 ID: 6ca38e
Plate carrier is from Snake Eater Tactical. In case those people weren't try-hard enough as it was, they had to get the try hardiest sounding plate carrier possible.

>> No. 105408 ID: aaf1f1
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Security Contracting Service Ads of the Boners are pretty light on qualifications but...
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> Mount any MOLLE pouch with 550 cord.

If you want to go low vis why not PlateMinus that doesn't need a bunch paracords

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103406 No. 103406 ID: 41dc9b hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Help me with knife harpenining?

so i got a sharpmaker and a swiss army knife OHT as my knife. i reground it and got burrs on both sides but can not get a sharp edge. what am i doing wrong? not removing the burr?
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>> No. 103413 ID: 1b9ff7
the burr must be removed for sharpness. Bevel angle and polish are secondary to having two flat planes terminate cleanly. You can either use finer stones to work the burr off leaving a high polish edge, or strop it to break it off leaving a rougher but still very sharp edge
>> No. 103414 ID: 54180e
Its worth specifying 30 degrees INCLUSIVE, meaning 15 degrees from center for each edge (so as to not confuse the new guy), which is a nice slicer.

Swiss Army knives use a nice soft steel, theyre almost impossible to not get sharp.
Try slicing some paper, if it bites and tears the paper you got a toothy edge and some burs. In other steels this could be points of uneven carbides but being that the Victorinox has almost none to speak of its almost certainly a burr.
If it slices, but just not really well then your angle is probably too wide and the blade is too thick behind the edge.

As far as "regrinding" you wont be doing any regrinding or re profiling with a sharp maker. Just make sure you're letting the stones do the work and you focus on even strokes at the right angle.
>> No. 105389 ID: bb86e7
The one time i tried to sharpen a really soft blade, the bur was more like the entire edge rolling over, which is what I suspect might be happening here. Solution was to go from 30 degrees inclusive to 40. Was using a sharpmaker on the original Cold Steel Spike. Neat design, crap steel.
>> No. 105404 ID: df12a0
>waiting for more pics of the girl
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104045 No. 104045 ID: 813f6b hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Because I needed to request a permit for a shotgun I'm planning to buy, I also added a permit for a SAFN onto the list.

As it turns out, perfect timing. Two collector's already notified they were selling theirs AND a local surplus dealer just brought a batch of refinished belgian army SAFNs onto the market. The wood is likely not correct and the parts are fully refinished, but personally, I don't mind too much if the price is right.

Here's some pics of the various rifles I've been offered so far.
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>> No. 105369 ID: d9c6fe
that type of attitude is true of absolutely every government pissant ever, its not just gun regulators. they're all some combination of officious, arrogant, greedy, lazy and abusive. the lowest footsoldier cops are like that and so are senators, generals & other bigshots. in decades of regular interaction with federal, state and local government the only helpful people i have met are the people in the air quality inspection part of auto registration and some people in state departments of agriculture.
every other one of them acts like you're having an audience with the king to ask a special favor when you go to them to have them do the job that they are required by law to do. we have far too many backslapping rimjobbers who think that they're above reproach occupying positions of power.
i like people who work in gas stations and convenience stores, they usually seem like they're working quickly with no bullshit or manipulation.
>> No. 105370 ID: e9b3d2
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How's the war surplus market in Belgium?
- Belgian Mauser M1935 short rifle with scope by Certar, Goerz.
>> No. 105371 ID: bf333d
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>How's the war surplus market in Belgium?

Pretty good, though recently it has taken a hit.

Previously, you did not need an permits or licenses to be able to own a "historical, folklorical or decorative weapon" (HFD). This meant stuff like the K98K, SMLE, etc, but also some small ring hammer C96s or 1895 Nagant revolvers, etc.

The minister in charge of the rules unilaterally destroyed the list of "HFD" weapons under the pretext that these weapons posed a risk to public safety. But obviously several gun shops etc took the minister to court and the decision was overturned due to lacking any ground to destroy the list. However now most HFD weapons are in limbo, since the courts overturned the decision to destroy the HFD list, but it was never officially reinstated by the minister.

Regardless, it's easy to find surplus weapons. Including full autos, but you need special collector's permits for those. Due to this, a lot of MGs are quite cheap.

pic unrelated.
>> No. 105373 ID: 764560
Same here, I liked my egyptian 8mm but got real tired of tracking down 8mm that wasn't garbage but didn't require me to refinance my car. Traded it to a collector
>> No. 105395 ID: 60979c
I wonder if that one was built from an original Scharfshutzengewehr 98.

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