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Forum: Shotguns March 7th, 2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By rob-cubed
SBS's fall under Federal and outside MD law... so...

SBS's fall under Federal and outside MD law... so if you get a tax stamp and chop it down, you can do whatever you want with it. Even if you bought the shotgun today that would still apply.

Leave...
Forum: Rifles December 11th, 2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,304
Posted By rob-cubed
Well, if you DO find an FFL that will sell them...

Well, if you DO find an FFL that will sell them in MD PM me their info... :innocent0

Before the ban, while arguably regulated, no one seemed to get their hand slapped for selling as a long gun....
Forum: Rifles December 11th, 2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,304
Posted By rob-cubed
Saigas (with the exception of shotguns) were...

Saigas (with the exception of shotguns) were largely considered regulated before the ban since they shared all the same parts with factory AKs. That didn't stop a few people from selling them as cash...
Forum: Rifles December 11th, 2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By rob-cubed
A VEPR is not a gun I'd want to lug through the...

A VEPR is not a gun I'd want to lug through the woods, especially with a longer barrel. It's only marginally heavier than a standard AK but a lot of it is on the front end. It shines on benchrest or...
Forum: The Depot December 11th, 2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By rob-cubed
I'm pretty sure all of the non-military 5.45 uses...

I'm pretty sure all of the non-military 5.45 uses lead bullets (Wolf, Bear, Golden Tiger, Barnaul, etc). But all will still have steel cases. I've had mixed luck with indoor ranges and steel cases,...
Forum: Handguns November 17th, 2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,907
Posted By rob-cubed
If you are already good with the Ruger, then you...

If you are already good with the Ruger, then you already have the skills and just need to trust your instincts. Shoot outdoors, especially on off-hours with plenty of ear protection. Sound is the...
Forum: Gunsmithing October 25th, 2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By rob-cubed
Don't see why you couldn't clean guns for profit...

Don't see why you couldn't clean guns for profit without holding an FFL. It falls outside the definition of gunsmithing. But as Sgt. Preston pointed out, there could be potential issues with...
Forum: National 2A Issues October 24th, 2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By rob-cubed
I don't know how we didn't score lower. A friend...

I don't know how we didn't score lower. A friend lives in Boston and got a carry license without much hassle... we have to be one of the worst of the "may issue" states.
Forum: Rifles October 18th, 2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,926
Posted By rob-cubed
A good price on a great rifle design. Be aware...

A good price on a great rifle design. Be aware that Century barrels are not chromed, and there ar a few other changes over a Czhechpoint like the way the safety rotates. But I have no complaints with...
Forum: AK Group Build October 10th, 2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,582
Posted By rob-cubed
I'd wait, or bite the bullet. Arms of America has...

I'd wait, or bite the bullet. Arms of America has one for $379... it will get cheaper over time, but right now that's the going rate.
http://armsofamerica.com/akm-47polishfolderkitdemil20900.aspx
Forum: National 2A Issues October 9th, 2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,003
Posted By rob-cubed
Said more eloquently than I did. We need to...

Said more eloquently than I did. We need to change the perspective of those holding the middle ground and aren't gaining much by simply refuting the effectiveness of gun control. Arguing...
Forum: National 2A Issues October 9th, 2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,003
Posted By rob-cubed
Until there is debate on anything besides gun...

Until there is debate on anything besides gun control as the solution for gun crime, we'll be fighting this battle. What I saw first-hand this Spring is that many voting to erode our rights dislike...
Forum: Rifles October 8th, 2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By rob-cubed
I thought IOs were all kit builds done in the...

I thought IOs were all kit builds done in the states on standard AKM receivers? Not "sporters" in the sense of MAKs, Saigas, and other post-ban imports.
Forum: National 2A Issues October 8th, 2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,003
Posted By rob-cubed
Thanks! Not surprised at all to see the worst...

Thanks! Not surprised at all to see the worst Brady offenders are all in urban-dense areas. I'm guessing those diamonds on the top left are all cities in Texas and Florida...

The second chart is...
Forum: Rifles October 8th, 2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By rob-cubed
I don't have much experience with IO, but AK...

I don't have much experience with IO, but AK furniture is for the most part interchangeable. Your sporter should take any country's furniture: Romanian will be the cheapest. Just be aware of 922(r)....
Forum: National 2A Issues October 8th, 2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,003
Posted By rob-cubed
What would be more telling is the Brady score vs...

What would be more telling is the Brady score vs urban density or poverty levels instead. The two primary drivers of gun crime are living in urban blight and being poor. One of the primary reasons LA...
Forum: Rifles October 7th, 2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,553
Posted By rob-cubed
Yep. Accuracy between 16" and 20" barrels...

Yep.

Accuracy between 16" and 20" barrels from a single manufacturer using the same ammo should be identical. What little extra velocity you get with an added 4" of barrel is minimal. The only...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues October 4th, 2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By rob-cubed
SB-281 and .22 "copies"

Given that the AG ruled just last year that .22 AKs and ARs were *not* regulated since they are not direct copies of their centerfire brothers... e.g. few parts interchange... does this mean they can...
Forum: Wanted to Buy October 4th, 2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 934
Posted By rob-cubed
You want the 2006 DVD release which came with...

You want the 2006 DVD release which came with both versions: the "look kids, Greedo shot first" edited one and the original theatrical releases.

Even as far back as 1997 the DVDs already had...
Forum: National 2A Issues October 4th, 2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,237
Posted By rob-cubed
Thanks California, for repeatedly proving that...

Thanks California, for repeatedly proving that somewhere out there exists bigger political idiots than the ones in this state.

The bill will go nowhere, restricting sales of parts that could also...
Forum: Gunsmithing October 2nd, 2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 738
Posted By rob-cubed
After looking at your pics, I'd agree with others...

After looking at your pics, I'd agree with others that the mag guides/lower rails haven't been ground down enough. They come oversize and need to be fitted to each receiver build, the guy that built...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues October 2nd, 2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By rob-cubed
I think this remains to be seen... no one's tried...

I think this remains to be seen... no one's tried it yet. Especially to a firearm that was already in MD before the Oct 1st date. Thusfar, SBRs have always fallen under Fed scrutiny outside of MD's...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues October 2nd, 2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By rob-cubed
Get a trust and avoid the CLEO requirement! ...

Get a trust and avoid the CLEO requirement!

Or, have your local gun shop do the work and xfer back to you on a Form 4.
Forum: Shotguns October 2nd, 2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,287
Posted By rob-cubed
I like the look of the new gas tube guard! ...

I like the look of the new gas tube guard!

To answer some of your questions about furniture, any standard AK stock can be shaved down to fit. The S-12 receiver is .5mm thicker than a standard AK...
Forum: Rimfire October 2nd, 2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By rob-cubed
I have both, one for a G17 and one for a G19. The...

I have both, one for a G17 and one for a G19. The main difference is the AA slide is aluminum, while TacSol is steel. I like the TacSol better, it feels and balances more like a "real" Glock.

They...
Forum: Gunsmithing October 1st, 2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 738
Posted By rob-cubed
Again, I don't think it's necessary to send mags....

Again, I don't think it's necessary to send mags. They are pretty uniform in terms of fit and he could easily use his own.

Usually if the mag is not fully seating, a tiny bit of material needs to...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues October 1st, 2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,926
Posted By rob-cubed
So did someone finally compile a list of "not...

So did someone finally compile a list of "not banned but should be" stuff yet? I want to be sure I didn't miss anything... :D

EDIT: OP, in all seriousness just wait a couple of weeks and see for...
Forum: Gunsmithing October 1st, 2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 738
Posted By rob-cubed
I would say... none. The rifle and the mags...

I would say... none.

The rifle and the mags are both in your possession already, so the "transfer" clause doesn't apply for either. You can ship and receive the gun without involving an FFL since...
Forum: Rifles October 1st, 2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 953
Posted By rob-cubed
Bonus points if you can track down an Egyptian...

Bonus points if you can track down an Egyptian waffle steel mag to go with it... I'm still looking... :D
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II September 30th, 2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By rob-cubed
Why bother transferring it to your trust now, if...

Why bother transferring it to your trust now, if you aren't applying for the tax stamp yet? You will be listing the trust on the form 1/4 when you are ready to take the NFA leap, which at the moment...
Forum: Rifles September 30th, 2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 953
Posted By rob-cubed
My favorite build-it-yourself variant! Real nice...

My favorite build-it-yourself variant! Real nice looking build.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues September 26th, 2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,064
Posted By rob-cubed
Add to that list Glade Valley in Frederick. Chad...

Add to that list Glade Valley in Frederick. Chad at Scott's said he wasn't doing any more AK work so they may be out of the game.



Yes, building is considered gunsmithing so you can send parts...
Forum: Shotguns September 26th, 2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,287
Posted By rob-cubed
Shoot the heck out of it with some 00 or slugs...

Shoot the heck out of it with some 00 or slugs before you do any other mods to it. S-12s will usually require a break-in period to run well on low brass. If you are still having cycling issues after...
Forum: Rifles September 25th, 2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,252
Posted By rob-cubed
Engage had a bunch of retro kits. I poked through...

Engage had a bunch of retro kits. I poked through a couple of boxes and they looked pretty nice. A few had neat rack numbers painted on them. Don't forget the teardrop assist!

By far the best...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues September 24th, 2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,811
Posted By rob-cubed
If the parts don't interchange, it's not a...

If the parts don't interchange, it's not a copycat. Same logic the AG used to determine that .22 "copies" of military-style rifles were not regulated. While this is obviously an AK-inspired design...
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