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Rifles / Ruger and S&W customer service calls about AR...
« Last post by Steve80 on Today at 05:55:20 PM »
I've gotten mixed responses on Ruger vs SW, both sound good.  So I decided to call both customer service numbers to see how often they deal with issues.  Ruger rep said she gets about 20 calls a week for AR556's being sent in for repair (plus no written warranty but they will fix).  SW rep said she thinks at worst she gets 5 or less calls a month for repairs on the mp15 sport 2.  Now I understand other reps might get more calls than others but I found it interesting.  It seems like (and I could be wrong) that S&W might have less issues, but please correct me if I'm wrong.  Again, thanks for everyone's input.  I'm having a hard time making a decision. 
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Strategy and Tactics / Re: Stopped and Under Attack? Get Out and Move!
« Last post by katmandoo on Today at 05:48:31 PM »
I would say come to Texas, but who am I kidding? Do your gun rights a favour and go to Arizona. Between gun rights and some of the safest patient/staff ratios in the United States, Arizona must be heaven on earth- the stuff that legends are made of  :cool.

I've thought about TX, we have an office in Austin that i could easily move to, but they're almost as far down the liberal loony hole as Minneapolis/St. Paul is.  Don't think i could do AZ, off-roading and camping would be awesome down there but damn it's hot.  I was thinking more like WY or Idaho.
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Rifles / Re: Katrina rifle
« Last post by RetroGrouch on Today at 05:39:09 PM »
If I'm traveling long distance in my home state (AZ), I'll put an M1 Carbine in the vehicle just in case.  It's what I have that is handy, and doesn't look as threatening as an AR.  Put the folding stock on it, and it will fit in a longish bag.  It isn't as good as a real rifle, but with soft points out to 50-100 yards, it's better than a pistol (which I carry anyways).
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Strategy and Tactics / Re: Stopped and Under Attack? Get Out and Move!
« Last post by MTK20 on Today at 05:36:14 PM »
I would say come to Texas, but who am I kidding? Do your gun rights a favour and go to Arizona. Between gun rights and some of the safest patient/staff ratios in the United States, Arizona must be heaven on earth- the stuff that legends are made of  :cool.
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Rifles / Re: Katrina rifle
« Last post by Chief45 on Today at 05:26:11 PM »
USPSA,  Glock, multigun, good. good. The presumption is that you have at least a basic proficiency with firearms.  but.

no offense, but, seriously, that tells us nothing.

get home from "where?"   under what conditions ?  what terrain ? what obstacles, how far, how much can you carry for what distance ?   what shape are you in ? are you carrying a 15 pound BOB, an 80 pound ruck or a 120 I needs a mule cause I ain't 18 anymore?  3 miles or 30 ? howling hordes of walking dead in an urban environment, or empty roads, woods and fields ?  "truck gun"  what conditions do you see as "stopping" your truck ? 








Consider this....I'm a USPSA shooter....pistol and multigun.   Universal Shooting Academy.   I do have my carry gun (glock 19).  Lots of glock mags.    But want to up my firepower if I do have to "get home".   Basically a truck gun that I might take or not.   But it has to be concealable ....in my pack.    My pack hides a collapsed AR.    Do that or just extra pistol mags?
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Rifles / Re: Katrina rifle
« Last post by Strongone on Today at 05:06:26 PM »
Consider this....I'm a USPSA shooter....pistol and multigun.   Universal Shooting Academy.   I do have my carry gun (glock 19).  Lots of glock mags.    But want to up my firepower if I do have to "get home".   Basically a truck gun that I might take or not.   But it has to be concealable ....in my pack.    My pack hides a collapsed AR.    Do that or just extra pistol mags?   
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R & R / Re: Random Internet Awesomeness.
« Last post by sarge712 on Today at 03:35:01 PM »
you, sir, are a deity of photoshop  :thumbup1

this pup could be the official mascot of WTA

+1. Salty Dog
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Rifles / Re: Hesse: Quality Unbounded
« Last post by RevDisk on Today at 03:11:52 PM »

I will never understand why any rational human would ever buy a Hesse .50 cal. That's a lot of powder. If it detonates the wrong way (see video), you're in for a bad day. Some things you should never cut corners on.
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Handguns / Re: "Dangerous predators stopped with handguns."
« Last post by First Shirt on Today at 02:17:07 PM »
The late John "Pondoro" Taylor was quoted as saying, more than once "Shot placement is king, penetration is queen, and anything else is just angels dancing on the head of a pin."
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Reloading and Handloading / Re: Cleaning brass
« Last post by First Shirt on Today at 02:13:23 PM »
Most of the aluminum cases are Berdan primed (if you look down into the case, you'll see two off-center flash holes, instead of one in the center.  You can decap them, but it's a right pain to do so.  (As an experiment once upon a time, a buddy and I used transmission fluid and a close fitting piece of dowel rod to decap some aluminum cases.  Simply fill the case half full of fluid, stick the dowel down the case mouth, and smack it with a small dead blow hammer.   It worked, for given values of "worked", but was messy and time-consuming, and the primers were an odd size, anyway.  And did I mention it was really messy?)

So, unless you can use it for jewelry, picking up aluminum or steel cases is good exercise, and a nice bit of clean up at the range.
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