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Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II Yesterday, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 602
Posted By erwos
Well, that was the original idea. We don't really...

Well, that was the original idea. We don't really know what the final plan is going to look like.
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II Yesterday, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 602
Posted By erwos
This has always included everything you'd use a...

This has always included everything you'd use a trust for - including suppressors.
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II Yesterday, 07:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 602
Posted By erwos
Yeah, hard to see how they're going to put in a...

Yeah, hard to see how they're going to put in a change after the comment period was 99.99% "this is the worst idea ever". Of course, the government being the government, who knows?

I agree that...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues May 21st, 2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 11,001
Posted By erwos
Interesting theory. So, the premise here, that...

Interesting theory. So, the premise here, that we're going to get shall-issue, but you'll have to appeal your initial denial to get it? I suppose that's progress, but it's not exactly a permanent...
Forum: Atlantic Firearms.com May 21st, 2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By erwos
That top gun is probably not going to pass the...

That top gun is probably not going to pass the roster board - it's a copy of the SP-89.
Forum: Jobs Board May 20th, 2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,026
Posted By erwos
Are you going to the UMCP PM symposium on June...

Are you going to the UMCP PM symposium on June 8-9? It's looking pretty neat.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues May 20th, 2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 5,983
Posted By erwos
FWIW, I don't think you're guilty of the...

FWIW, I don't think you're guilty of the overpromising and reality denial that I see certain other people exhibiting... which is good, given that you're running MSI. :D
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues May 20th, 2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 5,983
Posted By erwos
Did I miss where someone elected montoya32 to be...

Did I miss where someone elected montoya32 to be forum mod?

Go find another forum if you can't handle people expressing their opinions. I'm going to keep saying what I think, and I don't care a...
Forum: Rifles May 20th, 2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,294
Posted By erwos
I would be nervous about buying/selling a VEPR at...

I would be nervous about buying/selling a VEPR at this point, given that the MSP are telling people that Saigas are banned (as of 4/29).
Forum: FreeState Gun Range May 20th, 2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By erwos
Hard to see how it wouldn't be MD legal. The...

Hard to see how it wouldn't be MD legal. The operating system is very different from a standard AR-15.
Forum: Jobs Board May 20th, 2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,026
Posted By erwos
I predict that the next wave of crackdowns is...

I predict that the next wave of crackdowns is going to be PDU fraud. It's way too easy to simply claim you read something or listened to a podcast or whatever. They've already started getting snippy...
Forum: Jobs Board May 20th, 2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,026
Posted By erwos
Funny that you bring it up. I had to do something...

Funny that you bring it up. I had to do something along the lines of SAF in order to comply with the contractual scheduling requirements of a project I'm managing. I was not terribly impressed with...
Forum: Capital Region May 20th, 2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By erwos
Ugh, I was so excited and then I realized this...

Ugh, I was so excited and then I realized this isn't MDFTA over in Beltsville.
Forum: Central Maryland May 20th, 2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,508
Posted By erwos
The Baltimore Jewish community would love for the...

The Baltimore Jewish community would love for the Preakness to be moved to Laurel. The Preakness is infamous for spawning drunk drivers, and that's never a good thing with a whole bunch of Orthodox...
Forum: Jobs Board May 20th, 2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,026
Posted By erwos
Oh, I definitely agree. Agile and waterfall are...

Oh, I definitely agree. Agile and waterfall are just a couple tools in the toolbox, and I use whatever's appropriate to the project at hand. You've also got Lean (Kanban), Extreme, and PRINCE2, to...
Forum: Jobs Board May 20th, 2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,026
Posted By erwos
Every time I see "MBA, PMP" or the like on a...

Every time I see "MBA, PMP" or the like on a business card or someone's LinkedIn name, I roll my eyes pretty damn hard. If you your degree and creds are that great, you should have earned a title...
Forum: Handguns May 19th, 2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By erwos
Yeah, I'd be curious to see how the cuts on the...

Yeah, I'd be curious to see how the cuts on the Mk III frames and the "KA-MkIII" frames differ from the Mk II frames. The MkII definitely has subtle differences from the Arcus guns. Don't really have...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues May 19th, 2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 48,503
Posted By erwos
C'mon, rejoice in our "little victories!" Why are...

C'mon, rejoice in our "little victories!" Why are you such a whiner? We should be totally happy with our Republican master in the governor's mansion and then praise him as a hero when he finally gets...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) May 19th, 2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,066
Posted By erwos
But the odds of that working are vanishingly low,...

But the odds of that working are vanishingly low, in my experience. Gunbroker has many dealers who just buy under-priced guns and flip them, never mind regular buyers who are just looking for a nice...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues May 19th, 2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 48,503
Posted By erwos
The next step is asking "who on this forum...

The next step is asking "who on this forum deceived me?" There's some people here with credibility problems who have their shrill whinings taken far too seriously.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues May 18th, 2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,187
Posted By erwos
They can claim whatever they want. They cannot...

They can claim whatever they want. They cannot ban anything, period, end of story.

Most people don't submit because it's a pain in the ass to wait 2-4 months and pay shipping to get a handgun....
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues May 18th, 2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,187
Posted By erwos
First of all, it's unclear to me that the members...

First of all, it's unclear to me that the members of the roster board get paid at all. It's certainly not their full time job.

Second, they don't ban anything. They do not have that statutory...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) May 18th, 2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,066
Posted By erwos
It is basically never to the bidder's advantage...

It is basically never to the bidder's advantage to bid early on an unknown-value auction (which is de facto what these used gun auctions are), especially with the 15 minute rule. At a minimum,...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues May 18th, 2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,187
Posted By erwos
Yes, this pushes it back another month. Whether...

Yes, this pushes it back another month. Whether they reopen the submission period is a better question.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues May 18th, 2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,187
Posted By erwos
Actually, due to a shipping screwup, it did not...

Actually, due to a shipping screwup, it did not make it in April. The other guns I want to put on are the remaining Kareen variants (which are Israeli made).
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues May 15th, 2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 971
Posted By erwos
Correct. No chance the lock law gets pulled when...

Correct. No chance the lock law gets pulled when they're on our dime. Same thing with the AWB, HQLs, etc.

The 77rs should be a target, but the state is too married to their enhanced "disallowed...
Forum: Handguns May 15th, 2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By erwos
That was the case for the IMI Jericho and maybe...

That was the case for the IMI Jericho and maybe the BUL Storm. But it's pretty clear from certain commonalities that the Kareen was using FEG slides and frames, and the barrels are stamped with the...
Forum: Handguns May 15th, 2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By erwos
There's really no conclusive evidence that they...

There's really no conclusive evidence that they were simply rebranded FEGs. They certainly used rough FEG parts (the slide and frame, most likely), but some of the parts (barrel!) were...
Forum: Handguns May 15th, 2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By erwos
JO Arms was only founded in 1984. Thus, most of...

JO Arms was only founded in 1984. Thus, most of the Kareens out there, possibly all of them, are post-1985 guns.

There are a few that are marked "Israel A&A Ltd". I have no idea who those guys...
Forum: Handguns May 15th, 2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By erwos
Why? Just find a dealer who'll do the roster...

Why? Just find a dealer who'll do the roster board submission for you. Really not a huge deal.
Forum: Handguns May 15th, 2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By erwos
The Kareen MkII is on the roster, listed under...

The Kareen MkII is on the roster, listed under "KSN Industries". (So is the Kareen Compact, but that thing is a unicorn.)

If you want an original Kareen, a MkIII, or a KA-MkIII, you'll need to...
Forum: Handguns May 14th, 2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 210
Posted By erwos
I love Israelis

All of these handguns were manufactured in Israel. Name 'em. :)
Forum: Handguns May 14th, 2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,205
Posted By erwos
I have a Desert Eagle on my list, but can't...

I have a Desert Eagle on my list, but can't justify it with my other collecting priorities and my financial situation. This thread makes me jealous!
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues May 14th, 2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By erwos
According to the advisory, the answer is yes, it...

According to the advisory, the answer is yes, it could be replaced by the manufacturer under warranty.

Now, the key phrase here is "under warranty". My guess is that a place like Spike's will play...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) May 12th, 2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,066
Posted By erwos
If you are looking for something specific that's...

If you are looking for something specific that's uncommon, there's really no getting away from using the Internet, unfortunately.

Gunbroker's "no listing fee" policy is really what drives the...
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