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Yawn
« on: January 06, 2022, 02:17:50 pm »
So I walked around THE NICHOLS STORE in SC.  They had a good inventory in stock with all the new guns you'd expect... And honestly, NOTHING looked even remotely interesting.  They didn't have the SA-35 in stock, which was the only thing I was really looking for.  Or a certain shotgun I've been jonesing for.  But overall, the entire market is MEH.  It seems the whole market is all about taking their existing products and milling in different angles and cuts as if everything on the planet is better with Ed Hardy Tats all over it.  It's like wrapping a Glock in an AFFLICTION T-Shirt and then acting like a total Chad. 
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    Re: Yawn
    « Reply #1 on: January 06, 2022, 04:08:47 pm »
    Pretty much my thought as well.
    I did have some friends sucker me into the NRL22 shoots, bought a Bergara B14R, and all the necessary stuff.
    Discovered the expensive way that CCI sv isn’t consistent enough. Lapua center x is working well, but dang it’s expensive. I have some Eley match enroute to try.

    I haven’t looked at anything, not have I shot anything else since I got the Bergara.
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    « Reply #2 on: January 07, 2022, 09:24:45 am »
    I hate to say it, but I feel the same way.

    I'm currently putting together a 10/22 Takedown (can't call it a Ruger since there probably won't be any Ruger parts in it), but nothing on the market really excites me.  I'm eyeing some sort of concealed carry piece and a rifle in something bigger than 5.56 (can't decide between an AK or a .308 of some sort), but those are all on the list because they're "should have" items, not because they excite me at all.  Hence why I haven't named anything specific (though tbh I am leaning towards a P365 of some sort for CCW).
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    « Reply #3 on: January 07, 2022, 12:33:36 pm »
    Have you looked at the AK 103 that Palmetto has ?   I don't know much about it other than their advertising, but, I'm at least slightly interested in it.

    I had not seen it prior but have not been serious about looking at AK's yet either.

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    « Reply #4 on: January 07, 2022, 03:40:44 pm »
    Most of what George is saying is true, however it is the result of the past 2 years of minimal r&d.  Between the plague, and the 2020 run on firearms, manufacturers were looking to just get as much as possible out the door. No one is going to come up with the next big thing, if they can't meet demand on the products they already sell.  Case in point, the last big innovation in handguns was the Sig P365, and at least four other companies have since introduced their own iterations. So everyone in handguns is just playing catch-up.

    For the AR platform, the past two years have been stagnant, but they followed the most prolific decade of tactical carbine innovation... Ever.  Firearms, optics, accessories, and magazines are all currently the best they have ever been. Only the ammo we feed them has not improved by leaps and bounds.

    And even in tactical rifles, 2020-21 was a good time for AKs, as Chief points out. The AK platform has more quality domestic options and accessories than it ever has, and because of the prevalence of a certain video game, we have the most access to imported Russian accessories that we ever have.  It is a good time to be an AK guy.

    The future is also bright. For those who like lever guns, Ruger (one of the best stewards of firearms tech today) bought up the Marlin brand. I expect good things to come.

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    « Reply #5 on: January 14, 2022, 01:56:11 am »
    The new AK hybrid rifle from M+M looks amazing.
    Like a Discount SIG 556... But in 7.62x39. 
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    « Reply #6 on: January 14, 2022, 09:01:40 am »
    Anyone know if M+M ever solved their QC issues?  IIRC, Rob Ski at AK Operators Union had high hopes for their M10X, but the thing failed miserably when he ran it through his torture test.

    In other news, Springfield Armory is importing a semiauto version of the HS Produkt VHS-2 bullpup rifle.  They're calling it the "Hellion."  The rifle looks cool enough, but.... really, SA? "Hellion?"  That's peak late 90s-early 00s marketing right there.

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    « Reply #7 on: January 14, 2022, 05:34:49 pm »
    I like it.


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    « Reply #8 on: January 15, 2022, 12:36:26 am »
    Seems well thought out and shootable.  As for the name, perhaps they are staying with a theme considering their newest handgun is the Hellcat .  .  .   :hmm    Or, it may be something to do with being located in Illinois.    :whistle
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    « Reply #9 on: January 15, 2022, 02:14:28 pm »
    Not sure when it came out, but I really am thinking about getting a WASR-M. I like pistol calibre carbines, but I have yet to see one that I really like. It seems my only options are hi point  :banghead , the Kel-tec Sub2k, and the cost prohibitive AR variants.

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    « Reply #10 on: January 15, 2022, 10:11:08 pm »
    Ruger has a couple you might want to look at.   
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    « Reply #11 on: January 17, 2022, 04:59:15 pm »
    We'll see.
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    « Reply #12 on: January 18, 2022, 11:24:47 am »
    Beretta still makes the CX4 Storm (which yes, has it's drawbacks).

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    Re: Yawn
    « Reply #13 on: January 18, 2022, 11:50:41 am »
    No love for the Scorpion Evo 3?
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