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Forum: Rifles Yesterday, 10:09 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 211,757
Posted By rob-cubed
So many AKs, so little time and money. I...

So many AKs, so little time and money.

I never got a Legend before the ban hammer... oh well. Something to look forward to, when I move to a TRUE Free State.

BTW the Free State name for MD was...
Forum: Gunsmithing Yesterday, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By rob-cubed
Right on, sounds like you figured fitment out....

Right on, sounds like you figured fitment out. Like I said, tubes are cheap if you want to start over. We've all had our do-overs with basement gunsmithing.

Give us a review on the stockset once...
Forum: Gunsmithing September 23rd, 2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By rob-cubed
Gas tubes are cheap if you think that's the...

Gas tubes are cheap if you think that's the problem. I haven't been keeping up with the AK stuff recently but that stockset looks great.

Magpul usually does a great job of ensuring fit... so...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues September 11th, 2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,150
Posted By rob-cubed
During Katrina the authorities began to move...

During Katrina the authorities began to move through neighborhoods and confiscate LEGALLY OWNED firearms for "the public safety". Many of which were never repatriated with their owners after the...
Forum: Gunsmithing September 11th, 2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,433
Posted By rob-cubed
Yes, any smith with a mill can make it happen......

Yes, any smith with a mill can make it happen... it's pretty simple but as others have said Yugos might need the bolt swapped out as well.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues September 5th, 2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,759
Posted By rob-cubed
The first two conditions are easy (owned prior...

The first two conditions are easy (owned prior and applied) and read like any reasonable grandfathering clause.

The trick is (and I'm SURE Annapolis knew this when they wrote it)... the third...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues August 31st, 2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,803
Posted By rob-cubed
^ This. It's the standard answer to "why" when...

^ This. It's the standard answer to "why" when filling in any gun form, federal or state. There's no reason to provide any more detail or reason for anyone to deny you.

Although one of us should...
Forum: Gunsmithing August 30th, 2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,235
Posted By rob-cubed
Two questions: 1) Aluminum or steel frame? ...

Two questions:

1) Aluminum or steel frame?

2) What's the original finish? If it's not blued then the blue won't match exactly (and, bluing is not a great rust preventer anyway). If you want to...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues August 13th, 2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,803
Posted By rob-cubed
Yep, leave it blank. You'll get a letter back, no...

Yep, leave it blank. You'll get a letter back, no number or other identifying info.

In the half dozen instances I've purchased more than one regulated firearm at once, I've never been asked to...
Forum: Recreational Shooting August 10th, 2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,730
Posted By rob-cubed
Holsters pile up until you figure out what's...

Holsters pile up until you figure out what's comfortable and how you like to carry.

Slings, mag carriers, accessories I will never really use. Like holsters, all the old slings you bought are...
Forum: Rifles August 10th, 2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,434
Posted By rob-cubed
At first I thought I had an AK problem but...

At first I thought I had an AK problem but quickly realized I had a mag problem.

Then I had to buy more AKs because I had so many mags. You gotta have wood, and underfolder, and a poly sidefolder...
Forum: Rifles August 9th, 2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,434
Posted By rob-cubed
Per some other commenters, there are firearms...

Per some other commenters, there are firearms that the MSP has blessed that have pistol grips, bullet guides, etc. and are mechanically identical to a VEPR.

Personally I wouldn't hesitate to buy a...
Forum: Rifles August 9th, 2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By rob-cubed
Charging handle that doesn't require breaking a...

Charging handle that doesn't require breaking a cheekweld. Smooth shooter with good accuracy and a great factory trigger. Ability to swap barrels and even different types of magazines. An adjustable...
Forum: Rifles August 9th, 2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,434
Posted By rob-cubed
Given some of the firearms the MSP has...

Given some of the firearms the MSP has green-lighted I'm not convinced that appearances (thumbhole stock vs pistol grip) has anything to do with their logic. Nor does the presence or lack of a bullet...
Forum: Recreational Shooting August 8th, 2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,463
Posted By rob-cubed
Yep. AGC rules have changed substantially in the...

Yep. AGC rules have changed substantially in the time I've been there, but at least they own the land and are looking to buy up properties upwind of the berms that might cause them issues in the...
Forum: Recreational Shooting August 7th, 2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,463
Posted By rob-cubed
I'm a member of AGC and I rarely go, because it's...

I'm a member of AGC and I rarely go, because it's 45 mins from where I live. If I had a range 10 mins away I'd join that one instead.

AFG is a nice little range. AGC is a large range with lots to...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues August 2nd, 2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,249
Posted By rob-cubed
Kids love ice cream. Frosh knows his target...

Kids love ice cream. Frosh knows his target audience well.
Forum: The Depot July 30th, 2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,318
Posted By rob-cubed
Glock suffers from the same problems as any...

Glock suffers from the same problems as any upstart-turned-incumbent.

You have market share. You made something initially disruptive and better. So what's next?

Most incumbents of their size...
Forum: Rifles July 27th, 2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By rob-cubed
I have had great luck with Rit dye and a...

I have had great luck with Rit dye and a hand-rubbed oil finish. Put a little dye directly on the wood, then mix it into the oil for serious depth of color.

Historically, AKs were shellacked.
...
Forum: The Depot July 25th, 2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By rob-cubed
IIRC there is no difference between the sight...

IIRC there is no difference between the sight leafs besides number of detents for distance. 1000 would be modern while older 7.62 AKs were 800. Some military AKs only went up to 500.

The rear...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues July 13th, 2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By rob-cubed
It would be a violation of Federal 922(r) law,...

It would be a violation of Federal 922(r) law, until you replace a few parts with US ones.

I don't see how it violates MD law since there is no "sporting" consideration in FSA2013, unlike at the...
Forum: Rifles July 10th, 2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By rob-cubed
Yeah AK mag collecting is fun... so many...

Yeah AK mag collecting is fun... so many variants, so much history.

The really rare stuff is crazy expensive if you ever find it for sale. Here's a few unobtainiums:
...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues July 6th, 2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 32,980
Posted By rob-cubed
I respect the opinion of everyone who thinks...

I respect the opinion of everyone who thinks "Nothing's gotten significantly BETTER, so who do I care wins"?

The key is nothing's gotten WORSE, either. We're a 2A forum and Jealous will advocate...
Forum: National 2A Issues July 2nd, 2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,437
Posted By rob-cubed
At least they didn't call it an "assault rifle"...

At least they didn't call it an "assault rifle" for once.
Forum: Gunsmithing July 2nd, 2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By rob-cubed
As others have said, sometimes it takes a...

As others have said, sometimes it takes a surprising lot of pressure. And when it pops, it will POP.

I've found it can help to tap on the press to provide some vibration to get things moving,...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues June 21st, 2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By rob-cubed
As others have said, until it's legal at the...

As others have said, until it's legal at the Federal level UNLAWFUL use will remain a barrier to firearms ownership in the US.

If you go to Canada to consume you are outside jurisdiction, it is...
Forum: Rifles June 19th, 2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By rob-cubed
922(r) are Federal regs, not MD state. They were...

922(r) are Federal regs, not MD state. They were meant to limit the import/manufacturers who modified "sporting" rifles for resale. They have since been extended to modification in the hands of...
Forum: Handguns June 19th, 2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,904
Posted By rob-cubed
Yeah it's worth more than you paid, especially if...

Yeah it's worth more than you paid, especially if that finish is original. Congrats!

Reminds me I still need to add a Gen 5 to my collection. I was never a fan of the finger grooves and glad they...
Forum: National 2A Issues June 12th, 2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By rob-cubed
I've said it before, I'll say it again: 2A is a...

I've said it before, I'll say it again: 2A is a civil rights issue.

Historically, blacks were banned from owning guns in every way possible. Even today under Maryland's HQL licensing scheme, the...
Forum: Introductions June 4th, 2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By rob-cubed
Welcome, time to come out of the shadows and...

Welcome, time to come out of the shadows and appear on a few more lists... :D
Forum: Handguns June 3rd, 2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,827
Posted By rob-cubed
That is a great score, congrats!

That is a great score, congrats!
Forum: Southern Maryland May 21st, 2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,348
Posted By rob-cubed
I wouldn't worry about it. Even once the...

I wouldn't worry about it. Even once the bumpstock bill goes into effect, I highly doubt it will be enforced. LEOs have better things to do, and most of them aren't happy about the gun laws in this...
Forum: Central Maryland May 16th, 2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,403
Posted By rob-cubed
One of the advantages of being an Amazon Prime...

One of the advantages of being an Amazon Prime member is that stuff ships free, and man can shipping be a b*tch on safes. I'd weigh the total cost of shipping and bringing it to its final resting...
Forum: Outdoor Sports May 15th, 2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,017
Posted By rob-cubed
Already got a piece of Tyvek as a ground sheet!...

Already got a piece of Tyvek as a ground sheet! People have definitely made their own Tyvek tent/tarps and they seem to hold up pretty well; they can be sewn together but taping tends to work fine.
...
Forum: Outdoor Sports May 14th, 2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,017
Posted By rob-cubed
Thanks CrazySanMan, the modified Toque you first...

Thanks CrazySanMan, the modified Toque you first posted is one of the neater varieties that piqued my interest when I was watching people pitch on YouTube. The one tarp I bought seems to be OK for a...
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