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107004 No. 107004 ID: 2e8d07 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Just finished my first 9mm build... Any thoughts?
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Yeah... It looks pretty comedic.
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>> No. 107077 ID: f5c3ed

That plus at least $45 for the Anderson lower is just a few bucks shy of a dedicated Glock mag lower. But if you intend on removing the adapter and swapping the buffer to use a standard 5.56 or whatever upper than I can see the benefit.
>> No. 107078 ID: 2e8d07
Right - It's that I had an Anderson lower laying around already, since I bought it when I was sure Hillary was gonna be prez. If I had to start from scratch, definitely get a dedicated lower.

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98094 No. 98094 ID: a4a9ab hide watch quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Another general weapons thread.
Previous one: http://www.operatorchan.org/k/res/90125.html
STI Target Master
The Target Master is built on STI’s 1911 Government-length frame with 30 lpi checkering on the front strap. The safety controls are STI ambidextrous thumb safeties and STI high rise, knuckle-relief beavertail grip safety. The 6″ slide features a lowered and flared ejection port, tri-level adjustable sights, and STI front and rear cocking serrations. The barrel is a 6.0″, fully-supported and ramped bull barrel. The Target Master comes standard with a STI two-piece steel guide rod, Commander-style hammer and patented STI Int’l trigger system. The STI Target Master ships with one 1911 Magazine. http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/tag/glock/
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>> No. 107071 ID: c959ea
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6,385.00 CHF (Swiss Francs) = 6,795.52 USD.
Seems a tad pricy, even for the Swiss.
>> No. 107072 ID: c959ea
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Korth National Standard und Korth Super Sport in .38 Special/.357 Magnum und Wechselsystem auf 9x19mm
>> No. 107073 ID: c959ea
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It's dangerous to go out alone. Take this.
Korth Sky Marshal 9x19mm Kompaktrevolver
>> No. 107074 ID: c959ea
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9mm Sky Hawk.
>> No. 107075 ID: c959ea
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Nighthawk Custom at SHOT Show 2017

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103143 No. 103143 ID: d5701c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
It's a slow go of it, but here is my progress thus far. The fletcher I am working under has never used bamboo, so it is a learning experience for both of us. It splits like a motherfucker.
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>> No. 103266 ID: 3f7131
  Derp. Forgot the link:
>> No. 103272 ID: f26e4a
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I actually should 3d print my own fletching jig. I own a 3d printer. It would make my life a lot easier to not have to rely upon the range owner's equipment to make my own arrows, which I will need to do by myself eventually.

Also, range report. Today was my first day shooting these bamboo arrows and comparing them against my shoot from yesterday with my carbon arrows.

My carbon arrows weren't able to hold a group at 10m, and I rarely actually hit the target at all.

My bamboo arrows held a group at 20m on a standard 18m traditional archery 40cm ring target. Zero misses.

It's really bizarre. Everything on paper says that my carbon arrows should be better. Everything. Spine charts say my bamboo arrows are too lightly spined. They flex unevenly depending on how you flex them! Yet, they fly straight in flight, and my carbon arrows wobble about as if they are *under spined*.

I don't get it.

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If you get a hang for knapping please share it. I never could get something passable out of glass.

Here's the STL's of the jig, by the way. I just used some nails for the hinges and that's fine since they aren't a terribly important part.
>> No. 106676 ID: adaa24
  Long live the archery thread, I guess.
>> No. 107045 ID: 54751f
I'm a complete retard, what should I read or watch to start learning about making my own arrows? I am spending too much money on store bought arrows.

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107026 No. 107026 ID: f4cb56 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I want one, /k/. I want one so bad. The MSRP is $415, but good luck finding one for that price due to asshole scalpers. As if it's not already hard enough being a poorfag.
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>> No. 107033 ID: 1519ac
I thought it was pretty much considered a plinker.
>> No. 107034 ID: bd9939
They're unreliable even when they're "reliable". I've yet to meet anyone that has one that cycles 100% every time. Some people love it for what it is, others don't. I know a couple guys that carry them on their trap lines.

There are a ton (new)on gunbroker for around that price shipped on cursory glance. Just find a place that'll do an FFL transfer and you'll be golden. It's pretty easy. Most places charge $15-50. I charge $25 where I work.
>> No. 107035 ID: 7fecba
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The .22 Magnum is a good varminting round and our nation's morgues has proved it's a killer. I like how many .22 LR single-action revolvers can swap out their cylinders for .22 Magnum cylinders, transforming a target/plinker to a rat-blaster. My Ruger New Model Single-Six is a good example of this. Terrible capacity (6 compared to 30), slow to reload, but accurate, reliable and will shoot all brands if you can stick 'em in the cylinder.

Now I have heard over the years that the Kel-Tek PMR-30 has feeding problems (perhaps this is mainly from not working well with certain ammo brands or loads) to reports of the cast metal breach blowing apart and disassembly pins breaking. If these are actually recurring problems, then that is a deal-breaker for me. Anyone have practical experience with it?
>> No. 107037 ID: f0fb5d
Neat plinker because fuck reloading. I don't know that I'd trust a 22 Mag with my life when there are more reliable, more powerful, more easily concealable alternatives easily available from other reputable manufacturers.
>> No. 107043 ID: 54751f
Apparently, this was fixed. I've read that the original PMR30 had a bunch or problems, it either F2F, F2E or some other problem. But, Kel-Tec heard the complaints and fixed it in later builds of the PMR30.
Now, my problem is that I have no idea how to tell the difference between the old PMR30 and a new one.

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106993 No. 106993 ID: 166d45 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Blames Obama for not being elected to 3rd term.

>But on Monday Remington Outdoor Co., which traces its history back to 1816, said it would file for bankruptcy protection, succumbing to a slump in business worsened by, of all things, a president who has steadfastly supported Americans’ right to bear arms.

>The bankruptcy is a blow to the private-equity mogul Stephen Feinberg, who has been a prominent supporter of President Donald Trump. Feinberg’s firm, Cerberus Capital Management, acquired Remington in 2007 and subsequently saddled it with almost $1 billion in debt. The Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing will let Remington stay in business while it works out a plan to turn around the company and pay its creditors.

>While the Remington name is unlikely to disappear, the company’s travails highlight the shifting fortunes of the firearms industry and its fraught position in the nation’s economic and political life. The company’s fortunes took a hit after the election of Donald Trump, a self-proclaimed “true friend” of the gun industry, because Hillary Clinton’s defeat erased fears among gun enthusiasts about losing access to weapons. Sales plummeted, and retailers stopped re-ordering as they found themselves stuffed with unsold inventory.
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>> No. 107003 ID: 085bdb
the last time there was nobody in national office to promote scare buying the republicans were smart enough to provide some loosening of the regulation to give people fun new things to buy. nra gives them enough money and support, thats for sure. they don't have something as convenient as the awb expiration lurking around the corner this time around unfortunately.
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I kinda like some Remie when they aren't total pieces of shit so this is a little sad especially if the brand dies completely.

But its their own damn fault, same with Colt (though for different reasons, Colt didn't take advantage of the panic buying while Remington invested too heavily in it to my understanding). They knew that Obama gravy train wouldn't last forever and didn't take steps to take the hit without falling to the pavement wheezing and upchucking their lunch.

I kinda wonder if Remington and other companies ramped up production further in anticipation of a Hillary win.

The same problems facing many gun companies with slow sales and still angry customers burned from the panic buying price gouging seems to be what graphic card sellers and manufacturers are dealing with right now with the buttcoin crypto currency craze, graphics card prices going through the roof, inventory being sold faster then it can be replaced, and sites like Newegg price gouging the fuck out of people. Some like Nvidia are trying to mitigate the damage while others are diving headlong into the boom seeming to not care there will eventually be a bust.

For me personally I was kinda wanting to buy one of those Remington Phaser looking pistols but noped the fuck out when I heard about the problems the gun had. Just spent the money on something else, some slightly deformed looking .22 revolver and a 360 I still have yet to play.
>> No. 107012 ID: 9568c0
i'd suggest that a government subsidy for citizen weapons purchases, but republicoons don't like welfare (or poor ppl getting guns) so i came up with this more clever idea of like a gunz 401k, i think that could be sold to capitalist republicaniggers because it would allow them to use their power to funnel cash to their wall street backers as dictated by the natural order of capitalism. so if you had job you could preselect a percentage of it which you could only spend on guns and there would be no income tax collected on that portion. to the GOP it would look like a tax cut, they'd be all for it. plus only ppl with jobs would benefit another plus.
of course it never happen because the nra's thinks it's task it to collect as much megabux as possible and then give out infinite free rim jobs and get nothing out of it. worst lobbyists ever
>> No. 107015 ID: 70f2ff
Better buy that R1 I was considering a couple years ago.
>> No. 107028 ID: 09c7e0
OK, that didn't last very long

panic buy fucking everything

No. 106813 ID: 9dcda2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
  Who's hyped?

It's not on the Maryland roster, so I'm screwed.
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>> No. 106878 ID: 1dec8f
The only thing that pissed me off was the mags that had very high mileage.
I ran some simple drills with it and during a 1 and 1 I basically ran the baseplate halfway off.

But that's not going to be an issue with new mags, the mags are very well made.

Nah fam, though I did mention how I was concerned about manipulating a WML with it sitting so far low.
I was given the response that the toggle switch can be actuated with the middle finger and yeah I guess that would work with ample training.

My biggest concern is how well holsters with WMLs would work, because it wouldn't exactly be solid for retention unless you had a groove over the trigger on the kydex or whatever.

But it would probably wear faster.
>> No. 106879 ID: 1dec8f
Oh, quirk I guess is that like the Gen 2 Glocks (not sure about newer ones) if you send the mag in hard enough, it drops the slide.

Which was kind of a neat trick when I started getting used to it.

Not gonna lie, the gun grew on me.
I love it.

But it's like that weird alt chick you kinda dig.
You wanna fool around with it, but you kind of know better than to fuck yourself up like that in front of other people.

Mostly because she has gauges in her nose and tries to wrangle you into MMF shit too much.
>> No. 106958 ID: a083c4

My SP-01 will do that. Is fast.
>> No. 107013 ID: 9dcda2
Now in aluminum.
>> No. 107025 ID: f4cb56
I'll never be able to afford one...

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106913 No. 106913 ID: 7fecba hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Extra-Light Maxim (1895)

One of the relatively few successful competitors to the Maxim in the early days of the heavy machine gun was the Col Model 1895 (aka, the Potato Digger). When it was adopted by the US in 1895, one of the elements in its favor was its light weight – just 35 pounds (not including mount). The Colt was an air cooled gun, which is a large part of how it was able to be so much lighter than the Maxim. This, predictably, did not sit well with Hiram Maxim, and he proceeded to make an extra-light version of the Maxim.
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German WW1 Maxim Flak M14, a version of the 37mm Maxim-Nordenfelt gun.
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Here's Hiram S. Maxim holding up his Maxim light gun and mount for prospective buyers.
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SN 2024. Cal. 37mm. 51″ bbl. This exquisitely and professionally restored orig “one pounder” Maxim Nordenfelt automatic cannon is one of only very few extent of the early model. When found these are normally badly deteriorated having been exposed to the elements for decades, often as part of municipal historical monuments. This extraordinary specimen has the correct color gray paint covering the sideplates with a massive brass feed block incorporating an attractive wooden roller. It sets on an orig correct albeit non-matching SN Naval cone mount with brass cradle; the entire display piece is on a custom made wheeled dolly, making it manageable to move around. Actuating arm, feed slide, pawls and pins not present in feed block, nor is bolt present in receiver. Orig mainspring is included but not installed as the tabbed ends are not serviceable. Trigger bar, hand grip, cover, charging handle and external levers present and appear serviceable. Impressive orig brass spring cover also present on left side. Elevation adjustment wheel non-functional, however, steel pins and adjustable shaft allow one to display this piece pointing any number of positions of a wide vertical arc. Traverses smoothly through 360 degrees. This impressive display piece is non-functional due to missing the parts mentioned above and it is important to note that although this model is an automatic cannon with a rifled bore diameter greater than 1/2″ it has been declared “exempt” from the provisions of the National Firearms Act (NFA). A copy of a BATF letter attesting to this fact for this model is provided. This model is of significant historical interest as it was originally manufactured in 1889 as part of a thirty gun initial production run (This class of Maxim started at #2001). http://jamesdjulia.com/item/3034-394/
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The first sale of gun #2024, with 5 others was made to the Minister of Marine, St Petersburg, Russia in March of 1895. All six guns were rejected due to defects and were returned to the factory and rebuilt. The top cover is marked with the issue/rebuild date of 1895. The company was reorganized in 1897 and conducted business as Vickers, Sons and Maxim (VSM), thus there are VSM inspection stamps on the gun. It is clear that the gun was sold, used, factory rebuilt and remarked before ourchase by the U.S. Navy in the first days of the Spanish American War. This gun was included in the first group of sixteen guns that the U.S. Navy purchased in March of 1898. This very gun, Navy Registery number 5, along with gun #2026 registry #6 were placed on the MANNING, a U.S. revenue Cutter, in April 1898, at Norfolk U.S. Navy Yard, according to the records of the U.S. Bureau of Ordnance. The Manning was taken into U.S. Naval service and participated in the bombardment of Spanish positions off Cabanas, Cuba on May 12th 1898. Eventually, Maxim 1 Pdr. Automatic Guns of this type were declared obsolete in the years 1911/1912 and were removed from ships during this period. PROVENANCE: RG 74 Records of the Bureau of Ordnance; Record of Armament of Naval Vessals, 1841-1903; Registry of Mounts for Secondary Battery, 1888-1913. Pgs 116 and 118-E131 CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is absolutely outstanding as restored with the brass jacket exhibiting a pleasing patina with a commensurate finish on the brass feed block and other brass parts. Metal sideplate exhibit correct gray Navy paint. Orig brass spring housing simply outstanding. Trigger bar shows evidence of significant old pitting but is completely serviceable. Bore is moderately pitted but retains significant rifling. The “one pounder”, 1.457″ cartridge coupled with its manageable 250-300 rounds per minute rate of fire was extremely effective and could perforate a 1″ iron plate at 100 yards. Should a person be able to locate or fabricate the remaining parts, with the appropriate expertise, this gun could likely be restored to an operating condition. This cataloger is not aware of any source of orig solid steel projectile ammunition nor of a belt which would accommodate it, however, this specimen in this condition provides a unique opportunity for the advanced U.S. Military and Navy ordnance collector to acquire one of the most impressive and attractive pieces of Navy ordnance ever to come to public auction. The fact that records indicate it first went to Russia, and then later was in U.S. Naval Service during the Spanish American War make this a gun of noteworthy interest. 50927-1 JWK80 (150,000-250,000) – Lot 3034
>> No. 107002 ID: 7fecba
  Maxim Pom-Pom 37mm Machine Gun https://youtu.be/EG1DoHPAaRA
Forgotten Weapons
"Pom-Pom" was the name given to the 37mm Maxim gun by the Boers of South Africa, based on the gun's sound. It was a Maxim machine gun scaled up to the quite impressive 37mm caliber, intended primarily for naval use defending large vessels against small torpedo boats. This particular example is serial number 2024, made in 1889 and then sold three times before being ultimately purchased by the United States Coast Guard and installed on the USS Manning (along with a second gun, number 2026). The Manning was promptly put into military service by the Navy and steamed down to Cuba, where it participated in the first bombardment of Cuba during the Spanish-American War.

These 37mm guns could fire a wide variety of projectiles, including solid rounds which could pierce an inch (25mm) of iron armor at 100 yards and hollow rounds filled with black powder and fused to explode on impact. During World War One, they would be pushed into anti-aircraft service, with the explosive rounds being extremely effective on early aircraft (when you could get a hit, anyway).

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106668 No. 106668 ID: 6ef9f1 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Hello all.

I'm trying to find a new handguard for my AR. I'm not terribly picky but do specifically want a few features:
Free Float
Cannot be used as a cheesegrater.

I'm looking at pulling the trigger next week or so on the pictured Yankee Hill but would like other recommendations.
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>> No. 106770 ID: 6ca38e
Love my BCM KMR handguard on my PBEAR MkII. Lightweight, not too thick, a good fit for my hands. They also have the Mlok MCMR now. Either should come in under your budget. Just I would suggest if you go with the KMR that you get the aluminum "Alpha" version rather than the magnesium alloy version. It's fine if you're not gonna put anything load bearing on it, but keymod is already weaker than mlok, no need to exacerbate the issue. (I know one OPERATOR who managed to rip off his vfg at the range with an original KMR)
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>muh pri and swan sleeve
>> No. 106862 ID: 6ef9f1
Is PRI Duracoatable?
>> No. 106978 ID: 974bbc
I don't see why it wouldn't be, but I'd probably not sand blast it since it's mostly carbon fiber. Scuff it up, clean it with denatured alcohol really well and then paint it. You could probably even oven cure it, but I've not attempted it on mine.
>> No. 106994 ID: 815268
Probably. You can get the tubes in black, tan, or green.

Mine isn't the CF version, but it's not smooth texture.

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106885 No. 106885 ID: 41441c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
>The Pentagon recently released a report that shows testing of the M17 and M18 handguns exposed a number of significant and persistent deficiencies, including firing accidentally if a shooter dropped the gun, ejecting live ammunition, and low reliability with traditional "ball" cartridges with bullets enclosed inside a full metal jacket.
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>> No. 106979 ID: 6ed282
>no rational reason

It's a steel frame.
>> No. 106985 ID: e0deaf
>It's a steel frame.

I'd argue that that's largely a negative for a service weapon.

Pistols are used infrequently, but carried a lot. Making them lighter is in my opinion superior, which means getting rid of the steel frame.

Steel also can freeze to your hands when handled in extreme cold, where polymer doesn't.
Steel can be too hot to touch when left in the sun, as can polymer. Though polymer can also become squishy or brittle when overheated.

I'm a big fan of steel framed guns, but for service weapons, it makes little sense. For soldiers and MPs, a polymer framed pistol seems like an easy choice. Specialist units like SF or CID etc should probably get to decide for themselves what they prefer to use.
>> No. 106986 ID: 8c968b
But that, you mean aluminum? It's not 1945.
>> No. 106987 ID: 9dcda2
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I was trying to figure that out too. The M9 uses an aluminum frame and the M17 uses a stainless steel chassis, inside a polymer frame.

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No. 106804 ID: 0c0c91 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
  Whats up, nerds
>> No. 106807 ID: 9dcda2
Your dot's missing. My M&P did the same thing.
>> No. 106808 ID: e0deaf
>Your dot's missing. My M&P did the same thing.

Common issue?


How'd you like the inforce APL?
People like the looks & size, but often say it's rather easy to break.
>> No. 106818 ID: d79e18
I'm guessing so. Happened to someone I know, paint cracked and basically fell out under normal use.
>> No. 106859 ID: 30d556
That's pretty.
>> No. 106881 ID: 1dec8f
So it's not a common thing, but I'm pretty sure we've both thrown our pistols like baseballs at one point.

I can say that the TLR1 HD will take some serious beatings before the lens cracks, his Inforce hasn't had *any* issues whatsoever.

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