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Forum: Rifles Today, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By rob-cubed
Another vote for Bulgarian ((10))s. They are...

Another vote for Bulgarian ((10))s. They are lightweight and durable. The newer Russian poly mags are great too but more of a collector's item.
Forum: Rifles August 20th, 2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By rob-cubed
The flatbacks are all going to be pre-ban...

The flatbacks are all going to be pre-ban Chinese, or Chugo (Chinese exported from Yugoslavia). A few years ago a ton of new, old-storage flatbacks came in by way of Yugoslavia for around $10-12...
Forum: Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, Inc. (AGC) August 15th, 2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By rob-cubed
The range badge is the expensive part, the clubs...

The range badge is the expensive part, the clubs each have their own fees or requirements. Most don't require much of you, but still... find a club that you want to hang with.
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II August 8th, 2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 38,331
Posted By rob-cubed
Wow, I paid slightly over $4K for my 11/9 and...

Wow, I paid slightly over $4K for my 11/9 and thought it was a lot. IIRC this thread was one of the things that tipped the scales for me.

Sadly a $20K AR conversion is now and forever will be out...
Forum: Accuforge August 6th, 2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By rob-cubed
I was reading a response from someone in...

I was reading a response from someone in /r/baltimore who seems to have a good grasp of how things work. They might get 1/3 of their insurance coverage pretty quickly, but the rest will be tied up in...
Forum: Central Maryland August 4th, 2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,512
Posted By rob-cubed
It's crazy, but the sovereign citizen movement...

It's crazy, but the sovereign citizen movement has more in common with right-wingnut, no-government conservatism than it does BLM.

That said, those spouting that any form of federal government is...
Forum: Rifles August 1st, 2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 547
Posted By rob-cubed
I haven't really noticed a difference. The AK has...

I haven't really noticed a difference. The AK has a pretty massive gas piston/bolt carrier while the VZ relies a lot on springs. Could be your springs are weak?

But recoil can be changed by...
Forum: Accuforge July 31st, 2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By rob-cubed
I feel for them. BUT, having worked in and around...

I feel for them. BUT, having worked in and around the mills under 83 for several years this is a pretty regular occurrence. You rent space on the first floor of certain mills, you will eventually get...
Forum: School of the American Rifle July 28th, 2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 11,778
Posted By rob-cubed
ATF rules laid the groundwork for this a few...

ATF rules laid the groundwork for this a few years ago, so I'm not surprised. Changing an imported sporter to non-922(r) configuration is manufacturing, even if it only involves changing some...
Forum: National 2A Issues July 27th, 2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,364
Posted By rob-cubed
One cache of ammo is not enough.

One cache of ammo is not enough.
Forum: Rifles July 27th, 2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By rob-cubed
I don't have a Robarms XCR but it's never been...

I don't have a Robarms XCR but it's never been widely adopted so you are better off going with another ARternative.

There are a bunch of similar designs by competing manufacturers, including much...
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II July 26th, 2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,223
Posted By rob-cubed
I went M11/9 with a .22 conversion upper as the...

I went M11/9 with a .22 conversion upper as the "cheap" route. If I wasn't worried about paying for college for my daughter, I'd get a registered, converted AR-15 lower which offers even more options...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues July 25th, 2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,536
Posted By rob-cubed
It's accurate, it's lightweight, it's dependable....

It's accurate, it's lightweight, it's dependable.

In spite of closing in on 60 years old, it's still relevant. The poly-framed piston-driven wunder-rifles will eventually replace it just like the...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues July 19th, 2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,833
Posted By rob-cubed
I'm *sure* they will try again. If there's one...

I'm *sure* they will try again. If there's one thing that's consistent in Annapolis, it's that new anti-gun legislation will be pushed forward every session.

<sarcasm> Which is a good thing,...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues July 7th, 2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Posted By rob-cubed
Not too long ago in the distant era of...

Not too long ago in the distant era of pre-FSA2013 deadline purchases there were many of us waiting for months to be "not disapproved". The law says 7 days but some FFLs held out. Until they all said...
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II July 7th, 2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,491
Posted By rob-cubed
Reason being, anything you have to pay a tax...

Reason being, anything you have to pay a tax stamp for is Federal domain. Supersedes MD law for the most part (not in every case but in general).
Forum: Western Maryland June 29th, 2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,527
Posted By rob-cubed
The masonry sure is pretty but if you want...

The masonry sure is pretty but if you want utilitarian rustic go with a metal drum with some holes punched in the bottom.

I don't have room on my property for a permanent fire pit, but I drag out...
Forum: National 2A Issues June 28th, 2016, 06:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By rob-cubed
And let's not forget that Virginia Tech involved...

And let's not forget that Virginia Tech involved handguns, and the firearm incident that created in the Brady group and resulted in Fed background checks was a .22 caliber revolver.

This is not...
Forum: Rifles June 28th, 2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,103
Posted By rob-cubed
Not sure where you are located but Duffy's always...

Not sure where you are located but Duffy's always seems to have a couple VZs on the wall. You can get a cheap-ish AR for that price too.

Frankly I'd go for the AR. And this is coming from a...
Forum: Duffy's Gun Room June 27th, 2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By rob-cubed
Stay away if you know what's good for you. ...

Stay away if you know what's good for you.

And get their machine gun shoot tickets early. Lesson learned.
Forum: National 2A Issues June 27th, 2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,539
Posted By rob-cubed
While I would agree that one of the surest ways...

While I would agree that one of the surest ways to predict future violence is by looking at someone's record of past violence...

This is also not a guarantee of future violence, nor even of...
Forum: Central Maryland June 27th, 2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,092
Posted By rob-cubed
As others have said the first and least expensive...

As others have said the first and least expensive form of remediation is looking at downspouts and overall property drainage. Instead of the water migrating away from the foundation it sits next to...
Forum: National 2A Issues June 26th, 2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,218
Posted By rob-cubed
Huh, I thought that was just Federal. In...

Huh, I thought that was just Federal.

In that case the MSP's database of gun ownership is illegal. As is New York's. Or potentially any state that has someone other than the FFL making the NICS...
Forum: National 2A Issues June 25th, 2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,218
Posted By rob-cubed
Interesting way to subvert Fed law. Feds can't...

Interesting way to subvert Fed law. Feds can't keep gun ownership records but states can, and sharing with Feds is OK.

Only a matter of time before Annapolis decides this is "common sense".
Forum: Competitive Shooting June 24th, 2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,685
Posted By rob-cubed
The KD exercise at Bowie was great (adjusting for...

The KD exercise at Bowie was great (adjusting for bullet drop and understanding holdover/under).
Forum: Handguns June 22nd, 2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 773
Posted By rob-cubed
I used to hate Glocks but they work, and work...

I used to hate Glocks but they work, and work well for a wide variety of hand sizes.

The hardest thing to get used to if you are accommodated to double/single triggers is the mushy striker-fired...
Forum: Rifles June 21st, 2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By rob-cubed
Looks cool to me but it's a rather niche solution...

Looks cool to me but it's a rather niche solution to a problem Kel-Tech has already solved.

Granted the SU-16C is a pound heavier but the stock folds into a smaller package, and it's a heavier...
Forum: National 2A Issues June 21st, 2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,168
Posted By rob-cubed
And "gun-free zones are playgrounds for mass...

And "gun-free zones are playgrounds for mass shootings" but God forbid we tell it like it is.

Heads would explode.

Maybe the grabbers are getting that desperate to pass anything under any...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues June 19th, 2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,183
Posted By rob-cubed
If I had any confidence that: a) My firearm...

If I had any confidence that:

a) My firearm would not be confiscated, and
b) I wouldn't be detained for questioning at a station

I'd seriously consider OC'ing a rifle.

But at some point...
Forum: National 2A Issues June 15th, 2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,692
Posted By rob-cubed
I've attended one too many firearms training...

I've attended one too many firearms training classes.

I've bought too much ammo.

I spend too much time on this forum.

There's got to be a threat implied to national security in there...
Forum: National 2A Issues June 14th, 2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,461
Posted By rob-cubed
The fact is these "lone wolf" attacks are near...

The fact is these "lone wolf" attacks are near impossible to predict and protect against. Obama can't do sh*t to stop them. Nor can the next president.

This guy cleared low-level background...
Forum: Outdoor Sports June 13th, 2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By rob-cubed
As mentioned, most of the really desirable fish...

As mentioned, most of the really desirable fish are predatory/territorial and need to be teased into the hook. Most of them have been around long enough to recognize a cheap lure dragged through the...
Forum: Handguns June 13th, 2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By rob-cubed
Not too long ago, lots of people talked about...

Not too long ago, lots of people talked about Glocks the same way. Bricks. Ugly. Tactical tupperware.

I'm not saying Hi Points are in the same class at all, but I kind of want one.
Forum: National 2A Issues June 9th, 2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By rob-cubed
Rather ironically, it's the 3% that seem to have...

Rather ironically, it's the 3% that seem to have no clue in this poll.
Forum: The Depot June 9th, 2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By rob-cubed
How adequate is rubber surgical tubing for a...

How adequate is rubber surgical tubing for a tourniquet? It has a lot of other non-medical uses but I'm guessing still not as good as a CAT?
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