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  1. I just noticed mine was loose the other day, but I haven't had a chance to dick with it. I'm pretty sure glue is going to be the answer though.
  2. I am trying to decide if it is profitable to reload for my AK and AR. I currently shoot steel cased wolf, but I have off and on wondered about reloading... I'm not a big target shooter, I don't care about squeezing extra accuracy out of my ammo or trying to push the limits by loading the ammo hot. I really just want to save money. Is reloading really much cheaper than just buying steel cased ammo? How many reloads do you get out of your brass from AK's and AR's? How many rounds can you load an hour? Do your handloads have better or worse failure rates than the cheap factory stu
  3. Pistol grip, Trigger group, buttstock +1 more part for compliance (gas plug, piston, forearm, muzzle device)... that's pretty much the definition of conversion. Its the first step towards almost any configuration.
  4. I hope for your sake that the red-dot can survive the abuse of the saiga.... If I were a betting man, I'd put my money on the saiga though...
  5. OK they fit if I shove them in hard as shit it barely clicks in. I don't want to modify a $650 gun for a $50 mag so I guess I will contact surefire to check if I can modify it.
  6. I have a brand new S-12 from like a month ago, that I have never even shot. The factory mags fit real tight, but the surefire ones won't even load. At first they wouldn't even fit in the hole, but after I pushed hard and shaved off the back corners, they went in. Now I can't get the mag catch to grab the lip... it seems the plastic band at the top of the magazine is too high and hits the receiver before the mag catches. Anybody else encounter this and any suggestions?
  7. I was at a local gunshow and saw a group advertising tactical training.. http://www.cornerstonetactical.com/ I have never taken a tactical course before because I would have to drive 6 hours to attend one, rent a hotel for at least one day, gas etc... so it would be like $1000 for a 1 day course... These guys seem to price their courses under $200 and I could commute to it. Do you think its worth it? or would my money be better spent saving up for a suarez class they teach in dallas?
  8. Damn it Cobra, don't tease like that....
  9. If the guy is in texas I'll pay $50 each cash for the whole lot and drive out to pick em up 2morrow There aren't many guns that aren't worth $50...
  10. I wouldn't want to cut it shorter than 18.5" and that's only 1/2" savings if you start with a 19". Not worth the trouble of losing the threads or rethreading. Just buy a 19" and be happy with it unless you want to get a SBS tax stamp.
  11. Oh man, just hearing that it might be happening is like an early Christmas present. Thank you Mike! I live nowhere near Ohio, but if I can be of any help let me know.
  12. I'm honestly pretty happy with my gun collection right now. I'd like to add a 1911, a .22 pistol and a remington 700. I'd also like to vastly increase my parts and ammo stash. However I don't think any of those things are at risk till his second term. I mean don't get me wrong, in a perfect world I'd add every single one of those guns in my list above to my collection, but jeez I gotta draw the line somewhere. I don't have a gold mine in my back yard.
  13. OK I had just about shrugged off the overwhelming results of this poll and got a .308 of some sort because I already have a converted s20 and didn't really feel I needed another assault shotgun. Then I walked into the door of my favorite gunshop to ask about prices on a FAL's and saiga .308's and I wasn't 3 feet in the door when he said "I have 2 Saiga 12's, $629 if you want one." I glanced around the shop saw the barren shelves and said yes sight unseen. The damn thing wasn't even unpacked yet... lol, fedex had just bought it in 2 minutes before. He sold the other one (as well as the 1 sa
  14. I know I need more guns, but I have only been shooting for like 3 years. 3 Guns a year is pretty close to what my budget (AKA wife) can afford. I have about 1000 rounds for each of my calibers stocked up, but again I can't go on an ammo spending spree if I want to get another gun. Honestly I don't think ammo is going to be banned / supertaxed before a new AWB. I could be wrong, but its a gamble I'm willing to take. Assuming a new AWB goes through before June or so, I am stuck with my 1 gun purchase limit. Besides another 2-3 long guns is all that will fit in my crappy little safe (again
  15. Maybe somebody else can help you with that question, I did my own conversion. Several of the business members on this website specialize in conversions, you might ask one of them. Honestly, its worth it to do the conversion yourself to learn the details of how your gun operates. The only really hard part was removing the trigger plate, but that just takes patience. It involves drilling out 4 rivets, 1 tack weld, making 1 hacksaw cut that you really can't screw up and cutting one hole for the pistol grip nut. Its literally a 2-6 hour project with a hand drill and a dremel. Safe functioni
  16. The trigger is 100% better with it moved forward. The transfer bar they added to remove the pistol grip just makes it squishy with lots of travel. AK's aren't known for their great triggers, but if you move it forward and polish the hammer you can actually make a pretty decent trigger. Also I much prefer the pistol grip as it makes the gun easier to control during rapid fire, makes it appear distinctive and makes it easier to hold during magazine changes. It also gives you more options in aftermarket buttstocks. The factory furniture on Saiga's is pretty horrendous IMHO. I know I wa
  17. I will probably only be able to afford 1 more gun in the next year ($1000 absolute max w/ magazines and any conversion parts) what should it be? Here is what I have: "Assault" Weapons" Saiga-20 (converted) + 2 high cap mags Yugo M59/66 SKS (Unmodified) Century Arms Yugo M70AB2 CMMG AR-15 w/ 16" .223 DPMS upper CZ-75 P-01 (14+1 mid-size 9mm) Smith & Wesson M&P .40 (15+1 mid-size .40) Non-"Assault" Weapons Benelli Nova 12ga Ruger 10-22 Kel-Tec PF-9 (7+1 ultra-compact 9mm) I also plan on getting a Remington 700 SPS .308, a Sig Mosquito (.22LR) and a 1911 at some point, b
  18. You'd be hard pressed to find one on this board that's not. It depends on who did the work, but a friend and I did ours with a hand drill and a dremel, so if everything functions fine, its probably ok. Take the cover off, remove the spring and bolt and look on the inside of the receiver, make sure everything looks clean and not mangled. If they didnt fuck up the removal of the factory parts, I doubt they could really mess anything else up in the process. Make sure the conversion has less than 10 foreign parts so that it is 922® compliant. No, that would make it a non-importable non
  19. Ouch man, I hope you find a solution. Gunfixr seems to know much more than I do, but I'd still be weary of shooting a gun with a bulged barrel.
  20. As long as your gun does not have a choke system (which I don't think it does) it won't damage your gun. I have noticed if your barrel gets excessively dirty (say you put 500 rounds of cheapo bird shot through it in one sitting) and then you shoot slugs it will scratch the chrome... but this isn't serious damage imho, you'd get worse scratches from shooting steel / tungsten shot.
  21. Are you sure its a choke and not just a barrel nut? I was unaware of factory choke systems. My gun came w/o a choke and I fire Remington Slugger 2-3/4" 5/8 oz rifled slugs. Mainly because this is the only brand of 20ga slugs carried at Academy. They seem to work fine, but I've probably only cycled ~20 of them ever due to price (and the fact I have no good justification for shooting slugs).
  22. Use a modern lithium-ion battery pack at ~24V and a 400V DC-DC converter. I'm not sure about cost, but I know you could get better lifetime out of a newer battery technology. Even a new lead acid with a step up converter will outperform those old batteries. Anyway if you really want to buy a new one, I know that the ones made by ludlum instruments (http://www.ludlums.com/) work well. Also as somebody else mentioned, alpha radiation is pretty much only dangerous if you ingest the source. Beta is also relatively benign as it won't penetrate a car very effectively. Gamma rays are the sca
  23. That's awesome! Thanks bobash that's exactly what I was looking for.
  24. hmmm thanks for the info! I'll see if I can't Google the FM on them, I didn't think those kind of nitty-gritty details were in there.
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