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Forum: Rifles July 24th, 2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,000
Posted By rob-cubed
At $250 it was likely a good deal. It looks like...

At $250 it was likely a good deal. It looks like all they did was clap on a lot of tacticool stuff but it depends on what was bubba'd and how much it was shot and maintained. Are the original FCG...
Forum: Duffy's Gun Room July 23rd, 2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 808
Posted By rob-cubed
I hesitate to ask, but... are there crabs? The...

I hesitate to ask, but... are there crabs? The wife was sold on those last year.
Forum: Training and Safety July 23rd, 2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By rob-cubed
The website isn't bad, but you have too many...

The website isn't bad, but you have too many photos/promotions/etc getting in the way. It's a bit busy. Make the message stupid simple and sell yourself first and foremost. It's not about the...
Forum: Edged Weapons July 16th, 2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,187
Posted By rob-cubed
Sharpening with stones isn't hard, but it takes...

Sharpening with stones isn't hard, but it takes the right touch and patience. It's all about consistency. Depending on the blade, holding it at about half a thumb's width angle off the stone is about...
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II July 11th, 2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By rob-cubed
Right now, a trust is still the streamlined way...

Right now, a trust is still the streamlined way to go. Make use of one while you can.

Even if the BATFE adds new requirements for trustees in the future, a trust can still be the right choice....
Forum: The Depot July 2nd, 2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By rob-cubed
Stupid question: what's the difference between a...

Stupid question: what's the difference between a rimfire scope and a centerfire scope?

My assumption was build quality and ability to handle more recoil vibration.

I don't shoot scoped, I like...
Forum: Gunsmithing July 1st, 2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By rob-cubed
As mentioned, the parts exist and it's not...

As mentioned, the parts exist and it's not particularly hard to strip down and replace yourself. However to get a really slick and light pull you need to have a good bit of knowledge about surface...
Forum: Gunsmithing June 21st, 2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By rob-cubed
Getting the safety over the disconnector can be...

Getting the safety over the disconnector can be tight. In rare cases I've had to file a tiny bit of material from the bottom tab of the safety to be able to install it.

AKs have a spec, but...
Forum: Shotguns June 17th, 2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By rob-cubed
You can do this. Seriously. There are things I...

You can do this. Seriously. There are things I will pay dearly to have someone else smith/build, but modding a Saiga isn't one of them. Watch the Youtube tuts... is very easy. No need for a shop...
Forum: Jobs Board June 16th, 2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By rob-cubed
I was in this boat a year ago. Had a 3' rise or...

I was in this boat a year ago. Had a 3' rise or so of brickwork up to a 4' x 4' landing of solid concrete slab. Property was sinking to one side, porch with it. It was beyond repair.

The cost to...
Forum: Recreational Shooting June 16th, 2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 977
Posted By rob-cubed
Next time you take her out, have her teach you a...

Next time you take her out, have her teach you a few things... :-)

Nice shooting! Nothing better than grins all around.
Forum: Southern Maryland June 8th, 2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,249
Posted By rob-cubed
This has no bearing on the value of your post,...

This has no bearing on the value of your post, it's just an ironic legal distinction.

My daughter was pulled aside for carrying pepper in Hong Kong. It went through US security with no issue but...
Forum: Gunsmithing June 2nd, 2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 548
Posted By rob-cubed
If your cases are stuck in the chamber, the...

If your cases are stuck in the chamber, the extractor/extractor spring is likely the culprit. Does it eject easily when hand cycling, without the recoil spring in place? Also make sure the chamber is...
Forum: Outdoor Sports June 2nd, 2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,481
Posted By rob-cubed
Fire rated safes release water vapor to help cool...

Fire rated safes release water vapor to help cool down the inside for a little longer (that's the primary purpose of the drywall inserts). Some also have expanding seals around the door for extra...
Forum: Outdoor Sports May 30th, 2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,481
Posted By rob-cubed
It's important to keep in mind that fire proof...

It's important to keep in mind that fire proof safes are very different than fire retardant safes, no gun safes are fire proof. If you have a fire bad enough to worry about needing a couple of sheets...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues May 22nd, 2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,311
Posted By rob-cubed
Legal concealed carry almost always correlates to...

Legal concealed carry almost always correlates to lower rates of personal crime, because the criminals never know who's carrying. In this case, a 61 YO man is very uncommon. The usual suspects tend...
Forum: Shotguns May 21st, 2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By rob-cubed
Easy to do yourself. New trigger guard, Tapco G2...

Easy to do yourself. New trigger guard, Tapco G2 trigger, PG grip and screw. TG rivets can actually be set by hand but it's easier with a press and jig. S-12 hammer is a little different either use...
Forum: Competitive Shooting May 20th, 2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,748
Posted By rob-cubed
The Appleseed instructors are very accomodating,...

The Appleseed instructors are very accomodating, although most kids on the line I've seen are teens with a few tweens. He would definitely learn some skills, even if a bolt-action is not exactly...
Forum: Gunsmithing May 19th, 2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By rob-cubed
So your barrel would need to be LESS than 16" to...

So your barrel would need to be LESS than 16" to qualify as a pistol. It doesn't specifically say that adding a barrel over that length would create a banned firearm, but I wouldn't risk it.
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II May 18th, 2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By rob-cubed
The funny thing about trusts is they don't exist...

The funny thing about trusts is they don't exist until they are funded. It's that initial property that's gifted--whether it's a piece of gold or $2 bill--that makes the trust legitimate and gives it...
Forum: Gunsmithing May 18th, 2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By rob-cubed
As suggested, make sure the receiver (firearm)...

As suggested, make sure the receiver (firearm) was purchased prior to the ban date. Otherwise it has to stay a pistol while in MD.

Swapping barrels is considered gunsmithing, so you can send...
Forum: Capital Region May 14th, 2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 20,583
Posted By rob-cubed
It's been years since I've been to Poncabird but...

It's been years since I've been to Poncabird but it's a Bmore classic for sure. That long narrow stairway to burger heaven... rubbing elbows with truckers and angels with 80s hair... just a good,...
Forum: Handguns May 14th, 2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,023
Posted By rob-cubed
As I tell my daughter, a safety does not make the...

As I tell my daughter, a safety does not make the gun safe. You do.

Mechanical trigger blocks are no replacement for proper training/handling, and cause more problems than they solve.
Forum: Rifles May 1st, 2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,518
Posted By rob-cubed
PSLs and VEPRs are your go-to options. Both have...

PSLs and VEPRs are your go-to options. Both have "whippy" barrels that tend to string when they warm up.

I have no experience with a sporter SVD, AKA a TIGR, but that's as close to a traditional...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues May 1st, 2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,505
Posted By rob-cubed
I feel worse for those who woke up after Monday's...

I feel worse for those who woke up after Monday's riots and wanted to buy a gun for self-defense and were denied their rights. Handgun sales: now weeks of waiting, and hundreds of dollars to qualify...
Forum: Shotguns May 1st, 2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By rob-cubed
Yes, as others have said post-Oct 13 folders are...

Yes, as others have said post-Oct 13 folders are verboten. Luckily I got mine before then.

However if you are creating an SBS then it falls under the purview of Fed law, so features become...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues May 1st, 2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 922
Posted By rob-cubed
Welcome! I spent some time in Lubbock. Sorry...

Welcome! I spent some time in Lubbock.

Sorry you are stuck here, but that's one more for our side. In spite of the totalitarian laws and taxes, there are still some good people left in MD. Hope...
Forum: Shotguns April 30th, 2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By rob-cubed
I'm in the same boat, very tempted to chop a...

I'm in the same boat, very tempted to chop a folding VEPR-12 to SBS status.

When in doubt, my litmus test is military adoption. SBRs and PD weapons are of limited usefulness, SBSs even less.
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Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) April 25th, 2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,382
Posted By rob-cubed
Great post overall, but +1... if you want a great...

Great post overall, but +1... if you want a great milsurp bolt action, the Swiss is the way to go.

What was cheap yesterday is "why aren't these $99 anymore?" tomorrow.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues April 25th, 2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,049
Posted By rob-cubed
Where I live, my neighbors would probably freak...

Where I live, my neighbors would probably freak out and call the cops if I handled firearms in my yard. I had a safe delivered a while back and one of them ran over and said "Hey, it's your nosey...
Forum: Central Maryland April 25th, 2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,996
Posted By rob-cubed
FYI, the AGC is now supplying free, painted...

FYI, the AGC is now supplying free, painted orange wood wedges for all your stability needs. Will not solve any crazy ex problems, however.

Thanks to whoever deserves it!
Forum: Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, Inc. (AGC) April 23rd, 2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By rob-cubed
It doesn't REALLY matter which AGC club you join,...

It doesn't REALLY matter which AGC club you join, as they all share range access and will generally be happy to accept outsiders in sponsored events. There's a club for everyone depending on what you...
Forum: Rifles April 22nd, 2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 968
Posted By rob-cubed
I thought Glocks were fugly and had awful...

I thought Glocks were fugly and had awful triggers. But I came around. The next gen of poly rifles is upon us and there's no going back. This may not be the final solution, but it's a step along the...
Forum: National 2A Issues April 22nd, 2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 958
Posted By rob-cubed
:D This poll gives me hope that someday,...

:D

This poll gives me hope that someday, perhaps even the most bone-headed of politicians will understand that guns aren't a partisan plank, and force us to walk it.
Forum: Rifles April 12th, 2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 991
Posted By rob-cubed
I don't like the railed handguard as much as the...

I don't like the railed handguard as much as the classic look, but shoot and be happy! Nice buy.

Now you need a 551a1 lower and rock and lock mags... :D
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