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1gewehr last won the day on April 24 2014

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  1. As an addendum to my previous reviews, I'll add a bit more: FN SCAR17s - ergonomics and accuracy are excellent. Very pricey, and mags and spare parts will add to that. Has some battle experience with specops groups. But does not have years of proof testing that use by regular troops in combat would provide. MAS 49/56 - I HAD to toss this one in. Excellent handling, accuracy, and reliability if the Century monkeys didn't ruin it. The 7.5 round is comparable to .308 in size and ballistics. If you want a .308 rifle, be sure to test fire with NATO spec ammo as some conversions are badly done. Drawback is the 10rd mag and prices are going up. Has excellent combat results from some real $hitho1es around the world. I love mine, and if you like to tinker, FAL mags can be converted. Most newer rifles do not survive the kind of abuse that real combat use provides. If you want a plinking/hunting/ target rifle, get whatever floats your boat. But you said ' battle rifle', and I could not recommend a DPMS, AR10, AK- type, or anything else based on that request.
  2. A few thoughts: FN FAL - has seen more combat than any other 7.62NATO rifle. Gas can be adjusted to work reliably with whatever ammo is available. Rugged, reliable, decent ergonomics and handling. Sights are not precision, but adequate for normal combat roles. Easy takedown and maintenance. Parts and mags are reasonable. M14/M1A - excellent sights, decent ergonomics and handling. Prices are a bit high for rifles, parts, and good mags compared to other choices. Likes good quality NATO spec ammo. Can be finicky with other ammo. Get a non-wood stock so humidity changes don't affect POI. G3/Cetme/HK91 - reliable and accurate. Adequate sights HK style is better than Cetme. Very reasonable parts and mags. Ergonomics and handling of a 2x4. Likes hard brass, soft brass tends to stick in the chamber. Very inexpensive parts and mags. BM59 - a good alternative to the M1A. Rifles and parts are reasonable right now from Classic Arms. Mags are a bit pricey but VERY well made. Likes NATO spec ammo, but users report good results with heavier bullets too. Get one with the tri-compensator. Nothing else has a decent combat history except the original 1960's AR10. Those are very pricey and spare parts are almost non-existent. FYI, a very nice Portuguese model just sold at auction for $9000! Handle, and if possible, shoot, several to narrow down your choices. All of the above have worked well under combat conditions.
  3. For a first handgun, I recommend a quality .22. It's not as cool as a Glock or other 9mm. But it will work until you have the essential experience under your belt. It's hard to beat the Ruger automatic for price, accuracy, and reliability. If you feel self defense is the primary reason for getting a handgun, go with the Glock 17. It will be easier to learn with a full size pistol, and the Glock is as accurate and reliable as anything out there.
  4. My fairy godmother must have pushed this one through: Mailed Form4 on July 1st. Received approved Form4 on September 10th. Both in 2019!!! I think that's some kind of record. Miracles do happen.
  5. If he wants a 1911 .45, get a real 1911 or 1911a1. The later series 70, series 80, and 1991 are not in the same class for quality and reliability. For a less expensive option, go with an Argentine m1927. Many were made by Colt, the rest on Colt machinery in a factory set up by Colt in Argentina. Parts are completely interchangeable with a Colt 2911a1.
  6. Wiselite is notoriously slow to respond. You might search for a striker for the semi auto Sterling as I believe it might be the same. Worst case, find a friendly neighborhood machinist to make one.
  7. Some years ago when I was still entertaining dreams of an African safari, I got an Eddystone Enfield rebuilt in .416 Rigby. That action was as slick as frog snot!!! Eventually, I sold it to a friend who really did get to take it on safari. But, sometimes I wish that I had just loaned it to him instead of selling it. That was one really sweet rifle!
  8. GOA and NAGR have worked together on many court cases. The NRA has not cooperated with the gun rights organizations on court cases. Many times, the NRA does nothing but possibly file an amicus brief and then claim credit if the case ends in a victory for the citizens. You might also think about joining the Tennessee Firearms Association. TFA has brought us legal concealed carry, legal carry in restaurants, and many smaller victories. The NRA in TN pretty much supports stupid bills that sound good but accomplished nothing positive. Our new complicated two-tier carry permit system was backed by the NRA. Pointless.
  9. I'd never shoot it. Unknown strength of the iron/nickel mix. Very interesting appearance, though.
  10. I've got both Uberti and a Gen2 Colt. The Colt is a hair nicer and smoother. The newer Colt Cowboy doesn't seem as smooth or nicely made as my Uberti. For a range toy, go with the Uberti. You can buy a very nice holster, outfit, and ammo for the price difference!
  11. Until Ruth Vader Ginsburg leaves, nothing truly important will be likely for gun owners. Let's face it, the 1934, NFA, 1968 GCA, and 1986 Hughes Amendment are ALL blatantly un-Constitutional!
  12. John Harris in Nashville is the best Firearms attorney in TN. He is very familiar with NFA law. You can reach him through the Tennessee Firearms Association website as he is the Director. With NFA items, always play it safe as some things have extremely high values and the penalties for messing it up can be pretty severe.
  13. A few points: Yes, this was anti-gun tax. It was a tax on top of the normal TN sales tax. It was inefficient to collect. A five round package of shotgun slugs got a single stamp, and so did a 1000rd bulk pack of 5.56mm. TN does not need the tiny amount of money. It probably costs nearly as much to administer the program as it collects. We run a surplus. It makes sense to get rid of small sources of revenue and concentrate on more efficient ones.
  14. Yeah, but in those days a Colt AR-15 was only $175 and didn't come with a $200 transfer tax!
  15. 1gewehr


    I bought a couple about 6 months ago on GB for $35 each. I haven't looked lately.

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