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  1. Well if SHTF...


    <---avatar says it all.




    And if you don't have an arsenal of sorts (options), good to be on the side of those who do.


    On that note: I'm on Tony's side.




  2. Im in the Cinci area. I bought a Saiga12 from a gun show (and I'm also waiting for my Tromix as well...yeah, so I'll have 2).


    Try Target World up on Kemper Road. They suggest and will transfer from Blaine at Atlantic Firearms and also from Tony R. at Tromix




    As for the law. I heard that what passed in December has to do with the magazine capacity laws and CCW while in a car etc. Essentially its to get everyone on the same page and not be caught on local ordinances for something they merely bought from a store 3 miles up the road~! What was happening was that city/town restrictions were not uniform -example: you have a drivers license and its the same rules pretty much anywhere you go... so too should be the rules for things like magazine capacity or transporting firearms.


    (yes, if you had a 15 round handgun, in the trunk, and just "happen" to even be pulled over within a city limit that was over 8 rounds you could be in trouble....even if just passing through a town you never heard of. So if you lived just north of Cincinnati and wanted to go to a shooting event in Kentucky -best take the long way around a major city. That's all going to be "mostly" fixed now).




    I do have a question though (which I'll have to research). I bought the replacement forend with the rail underneath. It says to check local laws etc before installing. I can't find much information on that part of things. Ok...so if you have a "stock" S12, is simply changing the forend an issue?

    --> Essentially, at what point must you go down the road of 10 US parts? Is it when you choose to change/convert to a stock/pistol grip? Or is it simply "any" part change at all = all the way or not at all. If so, then what about scope mounts for that side rail?


    etc etc.



    I'll be sure to check with the guys down there on that part, but curious on other owners knowledge as well.

    My thought is the forend and grip isnt a violation.






  3. I went with a the standard conversion of 18.5 or so and then a couple extras for personal taste like the shark brake.

    Not sure on the laws out here in Ohio as yet since I only moved here a couple years ago. Love the look of a 10" though.


    That's one of the selling points why I went with Tony for my 1st. I figure if you're going to get one, he certainly has the reviews thus far as to not

    make you something that doesnt meet the legal specs. For me, I didnt want some chop job, or attempt to do it myself -and THEN find out I didnt meet some law somewhere. Or do it wrong and have it blow up in my face.


    Having had actually fired one of his creations, I know what I will be getting -peace of mind.


    But of course, the best selling point is the craftsmanship. I mean WOW...look at that 10". Time and time again I see pics from his work. Can't honestly say I've seen a bad pic yet.


    I can only imagine how loud that is going to be on the range.




  4. I ordered mine on the 19th. Wasn't me. (I pieced together my pic on what it's going to look like).

    If I did call, it would probably be only to change the handguard to the one with the picatinny rail on the bottom (been debating that).



    I'd rather wait and have it done right -by the right person to do the job, than rush or pester about things like time tables.

    I'm a firm believer in specialists. There's gunsmiths, then there's Tromix. Which would you prefer when it really counts?

    I researched a lot on these weapons. After firing a Tromix, like I said before -a done deal. He could say summer time and I would still wait.



    But that's me.




  5. The bullpup looks nice in that pic. Too bad I'm a "lefty".


    Oh well for me. I wonder how loud that would be being right next to your ear though. Yikes.




  6. I've been interested in the Saiga 12 for about the past month or so. Been pricing things out for mods and discussing with a dealer friend of mine who owns one.

    Funny thing how test firing makes a difference.


    Tonight I went to the shop for some range time (indoor) and stuff. I met a few of his friends and one of them just happened to have their saiga 12 right there. (Tromix folder with Galil handguard and HK sites).

    He offered to let me pop off 10 on the range........ I knew I was going to get one soon -but after that it was no question. Done deal!


    When I got home, I went back to Tromix and sent my email off to Tony with the specs I wanted :)


    Soon to be a Saiga 12 owner

    Tromix stock

    Krebs sites (I felt the HK sites would get in the way of the optics if I mounted them...krebs seemed better suited for my options).

    Manual bolt hold open

    Shark Brake (of course).



    And yes... aside from the serious end of the muzzle and purpose of a Saiga 12, there's NOTHING like listening to .22 and 9mm here and there popping up the range and then....


    After removing the mag and checking the chamber, I backed off the line. It was a proud moment to see EVERYONE stopped with the "what the <word> was that?" expression on their face. A huge guy teaching his gal to shoot a Glock a couple lanes away laughingly said "dang man...I almost 'soiled' myself". The girl simply had her jaw dropped.


    Like I said....Done deal. Talk about intimidation factor.


    I thanked my new friend very much for the test fire. He said he saw my decision the moment I turned around from my lane. lol.


    heheh :)



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