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Everything posted by semper299

  1. Good deal....thanks for the tips especially about the bullet guide and the Tapco Galil mags.
  2. Been a while. I miss the old days when we were all working on some Saiga project. My father recently passed, and in his gun collection I found a NIB Saiga 223. I have converted x39's, but never the 223. Any tips, suggestions, warnings? IIRC, there were different 223 models that required different conversion parts.....or am I mistaken? Does the 223 require a bullet guide? I know there is a company that converts saiga 223's to accept AR mags....is that a good option? Just really exploring the what if's right now. Thanks!
  3. Been here since June 2011. Don't post as much as I used to, but will always hold this site in high regard. I would have never attempted full conversions without this site, and the information I gained was priceless.
  4. Some people love Glocks, some people hate them. I have a 19 and 26. Love the 19. To me it is a perfect size for my intended purpose. The gun itself is simple and reliable. Like others, not my favorite gun, but probably my favorite non-1911 gun. The Sig P320 compact is quickly becoming my favorite non-1911 handgun. Similar in size to the 19.
  5. I have M&P 10. No complaints. Very accurate and reliable. Someone mentioned extractors, and I second the notion of keep a couple extra on hand.
  6. I only have 3 AK's....two Saiga's that I did full conversions on and a WASR. If we could still get Saiga's, I would have one more. But I see them as a generational investment, like someone mentioned. If I needed the money, however, I wouldn't have too hard of a time letting them go. I did trade my VEPR 308 for a S&W M&P 10.
  7. Well, at least the occurrence of someone coming into my shop with a bumpstock and every other accessory money can buy will decline. They have this look on their face like I am supposed to be impressed and all I can think is what a pig of a weapon, lose all of this, lose all of that, throw bumpstock in the trash, get a decent trigger, get a decent RDS, and it may be a decent defense implement after that. they often ask "what else would recommend for it" and I just stare off into space trying to figure out how not to be offensive, yet tell them a 16" AR should not weigh 11 lbs, etc. Lol....this post made my day
  8. Yeah, I fully expect the BATF to ban slide fire type stocks any day now. It would take little more than a memo, but Congress will rant and rave over this for months, and thousands of slide fire stocks will be sold in the meantime.
  9. I'm guessing converted AR 10. I may be totally off, but just doesn't sound AKish. Sounds way more AR10 ish. Guess we will find out soon enough. I love the people calling for a ban on "machine guns".
  10. I have 3, and that is enough for me. But if those $199 Saiga's ever came back, which they won't, I would buy a crate.
  11. Except they didn't build it, they farmed it out to their race crew. Exactly....and based on the previews, Richard is going to try and weasel out of driving. If Richard drives, like they agreed upon, Justin will drag his ass in the Crow.
  12. I have helped a buddy of mine teach some firearms classes, and the number one problem people have is the draw. Your concealed firearm is no use to you if you can't pull the damn thing out. When we run drills, it amazes me how long people take to locate and draw their weapon. Practice. Pick a good concealment holster, whether it be on your appendix, small of the back, ankle, whatever...just pick a consistent place to carry and practice drawing from that location. Many times, just the presentation of a firearm will prevent whatever is about to happen to you. You don't have to be Doc Holiday, but at least be able to confidently draw your firearm. This will also tell the bad guy that you are not effing around.
  13. I think its pretty bad ass looking. Need to research it a bit more before I buy one, but I do like it. And I have a ton of Glock mags for it.
  14. I remember when trolls would show up and it became a team effort. Spetnaz Soldier comes to mind.
  15. Yeah, ida paid 600. I miss converting them. The process of figuring out how to dress it and getting all the parts together. That's as much fun as the conversion itself.
  16. Man that's scary. Glad everyone is okay. I reload, and it looks like weak brass, that also had been possibly shot through a Glock before being reloaded. It's just an educated guess though.
  17. No, other than the fact that I've seen some of those kits on sale for less. Item 7781383 is actually a pretty nice deal though. And yes, all you'd need is a lower and a sight/sights. On the uppers,some of them say mid-length gas system,while others are carbine-length.Is one better than the other or are they about the same? For 16" barrel use a mid-length. 18"+ use a rifle length. This will make a smoother shooting gun that isn't overgassed. I prefer midlength simply because I have long arms and the midlength handguard is longer than carbine. PSA is a great company and I have built several AR's using their uppers. If you go PSA, spend a little extra and get their "premium" upper. Don't get PTAC or their "freedom" series. Nothing wrong with those, and they shoot just fine, but spend a few dollars more and get the better "premium" model. BTW, their "enhanced" trigger for $30 is a great deal on a really good trigger.
  18. There is a petition to have this asshat removed from the electoral college in Texas. He just wants attention.
  19. I bought some things over the summer, thinking Hillary was going win. My guess is that $600 WASR that I bought in July will be worth about $400 in a year or so. Oh well, no worries here. I do want a Glock 30SF. Just hard to find them in stock at the LGS we all use. Still need Federal 525 packs of 22LR to get back to $15. Really hoping the ban is lifted and Saigas can be imported once again. I miss the conversion process and the picking out what to use and how to dress it. If they ever get back to sub $400, I will buy several in X39, and one or two in 5.45. For us reloaders, powder will be easy to get, although that has been getting better for a while. The last 8 years have completely sucked for gun folks. I think better times are ahead, but I will not make the mistake of failing to take advantage of those better times, because we are just one presidential election away from it all going south again.
  20. Best move he made appointing her. If that is the caliber of talent he selects, we are going to be just fine.
  21. And it's not going to get any better. We passed the tipping point a while ago.
  22. Yep. Totally agree. I've been here about 5 years and converted 3 x39's entirely from advice and instructions from this site. I do miss the constant flow of new members and their queations, and I really miss some of the people that used to be major contributors to the site but areally now gone. Like you said, I'd still rather shot the ship here than just about anywhere else.
  23. Thanks for this thread brother. Went to five funerals last week. Would like to not go to anymore for a long time.
  24. The difference between Bush and Obama's speech was night and day. Class vs classless.
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