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  1. Hope this hasn't been covered... I am always debating the balance between having a firearm safe, and a firearm ready. It is particularly difficult with the S 12, as we all know about "top shell deformation" if we leave a magazine locked in under a closed bolt. Even with my bolt relieved so I can load a full mag on a closed bolt, my mags will deform a shell to the point where it will not chamber in under a day, even when I load down 1 shell. I don't believe it is safe to leave a full mag in and the bolt locked back if it is not in my hands, and I have experimented with different t
  2. Thanks, since my photography skills are also lacking, it looks rougher in person. I am mainly interested in function. Someone once called my S12 "the most butt-ugly gun (he'd) ever seen" so... It was straightforward and needed minimal skill and effort, but if anyone would like more pictures or pointers, I'd be happy to.
  3. Hey, I tried! I'm better at hack machining than computing! What does "not allowed to use that image extension mean?! I'll try again, since you were nice enough to call my post interesting and lame, but don't get miffed if they are too many gigabytes or something... I'll look better once I smooth the grinding and get some paint on it.
  4. Always tinkering and modding my S12, I wanted an additional receiver dust cover to ruin. I searched the forum and found that OEM covers were priced at about $70 and no one actually had them. There was inconclusive discussion about whether an AK rifle cover would work. Soooo... I purchased an "NC Star" AK cover with a picatinny rail for $18.90 from Optics Planet. (If you aren't familiar with NC Star, they sell "economy" gun parts probably made by grade school kids in Taiwan, and IMHO, quality ranges from trash to 'pretty decent for the money') The cover was not bad, good gauge of m
  5. Mods Move trigger group forward* Machine rear of receiver* Welded rear receiver plate* Gas block aligned* Enlarged gas ports* *Tromix Barrel cut to 12” Bolt ground and polished Side sight mount removed Rear iron sight dovetail removed Poly-Choke Variable choke HK sights Bolt, carrier, trigger group bearing surfaces polished Parts US Trigger group components CSS gas piston Six position gas regulator Pin retaining plate Stainless guide rod High power recoil springs Fore and aft magazine guides Vertical operating handle Extended ambidextrous magazine re
  6. Steph

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  7. So you got a recipie for that half baked manure? Food supplys are starting to get low this time of year O.K.! That's it! If you aren't Going to take me seriously I'm leaving! Really! I mean it! I'll go... then you'll be sorry! Really! I will! I'm going... Now! Hello?
  8. I just wished to announce that I am going to be staying... I'll keep posting that fact redundantly just to make sure you are all paying attention to ME for once. But everybody be forewarned: I will only stay if you all post only topics that I want to read, and each post must be ab-so-lute-ly freaking fascinating to me. You all are required to find my half-baked manure interesting too. Failure to comply will result in my repeatedly and loudly announcing my departure. I wish to receive a PM from every member acknowledging that they have read and agreed to this.
  9. You'll probably call me naive, but I don't see a big conspiracy of evil Democrats trying to take away my rights so they can enslave me. And I don't see the BATF as some hideous facist organization laying the groundwork for my oppression. Most of these folks are decent people, who just are operating under a significantly different value system than mine. If I see a risk, I take action to protect myself. When they are frightened, they want a powerful government to protect them. They truly believe that passing laws changes the world. This may make them unenlightened, or even misguided, but
  10. Interesting and ingenious... but that's all. But I think for my use too big, ungainly, bulky, clumsy, heavy, slow to reload. Tactically, I wouldn't want to be burdened with this toy if I was fighting for my life. Oh, and don't equate communism with totalitarianism anymore than capitalism is democracy. I think you're mixing your economic and political systems there.
  11. Tactical tailor has a pouch that fits 3 10-rounders pretty well (a bit loose side to side, but the top flap cinches down so they don't rattle badly, and they are a bit easier to grip and remove).
  12. How times change... When I started in the cop biz, we carried .357s and 2 speedloaders = 18 rounds. The few cops who carried 3 or 4 speedloaders were considered paranoid. Now I carry a .40 S&W with 18 in it, and 2 - 17 round mags, and a few more in the squad. The fact is, in most gun situations, the mere appearance of a firearm stops the altercation, so you don't need ammo at all! If shots are fired, in the majority of shootouts, most of the rounds will miss; but any round of any type hitting the assailant will stop their attack in most cases. So how many rounds do you need? Enou
  13. What I want to see is a magwell that is simply a "funnel" to provide a larger target to get the magazine into under stress. This would not require any engineering, and would use existing mags. It would be much simpler to produce and install. I don't mind the rock and lock, as my carbine and my rifle all rock and lock, I don't see it as being particularly problematic.
  14. ICK! Guns is tools! Don't be putting anything on them that ain't functional!
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