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  1. gunfun

    SCCY- Anyone have one?

    I was on the fence. In the end I didn't shoot the elk, but I felt bad about it. I think it probably died within a minute or two anyway, though I would have preferred to shorten that time. The deer I hit later died before it was skittering down the freeway. I can still see it's antlers shatter in slow mo, with the velvet sloughing off in the impact.
  2. They are often cheaper than that. A lower is a lower. Snobs will disagree, but they are functionally the same piece, made from one of the same forgings as the other brands.
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    saiga 12 law enforcement only

    Nice. That low RS mount really is slick.
  4. gunfun

    SCCY- Anyone have one?

    Funny. That was the original reason I got my CCW. Then when it happened, I realized that it would be illegal in my state because of laws about firing on or across roadways. It was a kind of surreal thing to think about as there was an elk suffering amid fragments of my car, that if I put the elk down humanely, I could get arrested for it.
  5. I know you need to pay attention to what kind of foam. Some of them off gas stuff which will contaminate your melt. Also you basically can use the foam, and dissolve it out of plaster with acetone, if you want to make a plaster mold. Just has to be the right kind of foam. Hack A Week did a series on that technique for making the form for a motorcycle gas tank.
  6. gunfun

    Pick

    I heard you retired, S. I hope things are going well otherwise.
  7. gunfun

    Slide fire?

    Let's analyse that for a second. We'd have to start by ignoring the fact that they couldn't find a statutorily valid way to call these a machine gun for over a decade of trying. The statute's language simply can't define one as a machine gun. So skipping that and just saying a bump stock IS a machine gun, then you would need to do an analysis on whether a deactivated bump stock was "readily convertible" into a bump stock. - Like any collapsible stock is if you hold the detente open, and mount the pistol grip to the stock. This whole thing is untenable from the perspective of applying a law and then enforcing it. It only "works" on the basis of " well this is what our agency is going to do, and all the other agencies &/ interests with the ability to object have agreed not to call us on it." NRA and Donny boy sold us out hard. GOA hasn't. Who knows what a judge will say, but if the judge actually applies legal analysis to it, I don't see how he can conclude that there is any authority to ban bump stocks which doesn't equally apply to all semi autos, and further, that the actual law does distinguish semi autos, so that can't be valid.
  8. gunfun

    Slide fire?

    Then there are better things like DIAS, which you can make from a piece of sheet metal or wire.... I don't need full auto, and I am not going to be the test case, but I know how to make it in a matter of minutes that is loads better than any bump stock. The beauty is that not only are there so many proper firearms out there already, that seizing them all would be impossible, but that whatever the dominant tech of war, the tools of making the tools are now modular, distributed and too numerous to track. A sub gun can be made in a garage in a matter of hours. A goodish subgun, could be made in dozens per hour with a couple days of setup and a few home grade CNC tools. and firearms are not the most important component of armed resistance. Autonomous sentries, and scouts, and even drones are already being made in the middle east from RC kits and home grade quad rotors. There is open source software that turns computers and radios into ad hoc internet type comms with or without the grid. I have friends who use it for tracking forest fires, etc. They've chosen to hold back the ocean by bailing with a bucket. Sooner or later, they will have to admit failure, and try to draw a new boundary line other than whether the public is armed. Someone who wants to be armed, will be anywhere in the world. It's a matter of time. The effort is going down and the effort of preventing it is going up. The trend is that oppression becomes cost prohibitive if you cross any threshold that people are actually willing to resist. Can you imagine how much ingenuity would go into a civil war in America if such a thing were to happen? Every muffler shop would be an arms factory, and every old PC a potential server.
  9. I honestly don't know if you think I count as here from the old days or not. I surely missed the window on $2-300 saiga builds. I enjoy the era of new ideas and problems to solve. Now most of them are solved. I did not enjoy the period of loudmouth crowds of know it alls ganging up on every thread and patting eachother on the back. Less so, when a couple waves of them later started spamming every thread with bottom shelf porn. Now, those who stick around are mostly the creative types, but solving problems on new guns that aren't saiga, and all the mag fed shotguns out there. I like that. I want to keep up to date on developments in mag fed shotguns. This is still the best overall place for that. Plus there are friends here. For the last year or so, there has been more activity holding my interest in the YT gun community, and the reloader's network project. A lot of really talented and creative people involved in that. So more time there than here, or vepr org. But I check in here and there, and other places.
  10. gunfun

    Federal Flight Control in Drums?

    Reminder that this exists: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ak0Uu1DF-59PdFdmenV3ZThCbVEzNEg2WXFnYXhXSFE#gid=0 If you measure your unfired length and compare it to the lengths listed in the headers, you know all you need.
  11. gunfun

    What is your favorite Saiga 12 build ever?

    When I was making these as gifts and expiriments for myself, I started with a big shelf and cut it down in stages until I wished I had left more on. Going for the low snag, but still positive instinctive motion. I found that I wanted it to stick about 5/16" past the flat of the lever. You can radius the corners so that from top view it is basically a semi circle or trapezoid without harming its function.
  12. gunfun

    What is your favorite Saiga 12 build ever?

    Yeah, I was meaning krebbs style. I've made and riveted on similar things, which IMO also matches the AK look naturally. Krebbs fits the aesthetics of the curves you are grinding in more naturally though. Their finger shelf is curved in a way that feels "quality".
  13. gunfun

    What is your favorite Saiga 12 build ever?

    That's cool and all, but IMO it still wants a finger shelf so that you can positively reach and operate it with your index finger. No doubt it is possible to sweep yours, but having a solid place to rest the finger, even if small would be the ideal.
  14. I believe the mossberg patent is the notches in the receiver to limit fore and aft travel. Those would probably need to be on a magwell for this mag. I think the idea behind them is that the magazine is supported in fewer places, rather than by a magwell all the way around the mag body, thus limiting the number of critical dimensions in either the mag or the magwell.
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