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Forum: Rifles May 8th, 2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By rob-cubed
I'm going to say no. Like most gun laws the...

I'm going to say no.

Like most gun laws the FSA2013 is full of gray areas--but taking a rifle that's legal for sale in one configuration and buying it modified as another is probably crossing a...
Forum: Rifles May 3rd, 2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By rob-cubed
Get a VEPR in 54r.

Get a VEPR in 54r.
Forum: Recreational Shooting April 6th, 2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By rob-cubed
I will second MD Rifle Club, but I might be...

I will second MD Rifle Club, but I might be biased... :D

Really, join any club that seems like a good fit. The range badge is the expensive part and you can join any number of clubs after that, or...
Forum: Rifles April 6th, 2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By rob-cubed
Well chit, I paid a lot more for mine. The...

Well chit, I paid a lot more for mine.

The full ambidextrous-ness of the design is nifty. Lots of details to like. But trigger pull sucks (very heavy but break is clean), and incompatibility with...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues April 4th, 2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,565
Posted By rob-cubed
Q: Since passing the HQL law, has there been any...

Q: Since passing the HQL law, has there been any positive change in availability of handguns to criminals, use of handguns in crimes, or frequency of handgun-related shootings?
A: The answer is no...
Forum: Rifles March 30th, 2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,433
Posted By rob-cubed
Depending on condition and rarity, some could be...

Depending on condition and rarity, some could be worth a little money. Nothing you mentioned stood out but to guys who are into classic ARs some of those might be desirable.

If you have any with...
Forum: Training and Safety March 29th, 2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,867
Posted By rob-cubed
It's called a slide stop, not a slide release,...

It's called a slide stop, not a slide release, for a reason. Fine motor skills can break down under stress, and different guns have the stop located in different spots. The ol' pinch/meathook is more...
Forum: Central Maryland March 29th, 2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,855
Posted By rob-cubed
Myth Busters did an episode on this. The shell...

Myth Busters did an episode on this. The shell casing (having less mass than the bullet) becomes the projectile when cartridges are exposed to fire. It could probably put an eye out, but is far from...
Forum: Recreational Shooting March 29th, 2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By rob-cubed
Depending on where you live... there really isn't...

Depending on where you live... there really isn't much else in the greater Baltimore area. I'd rather have something <40 mins from my house with more relaxed rules about guests and shooting at steel....
Forum: Gunsmithing March 27th, 2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By rob-cubed
Remove it and be happy that you did. One less...

Remove it and be happy that you did. One less part to impede an already great trigger pull.

People originally railed against Glock removing any kind of manual safety and yet--here we are decades...
Forum: Rifles March 27th, 2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,949
Posted By rob-cubed
Great rifles but grossly overpriced given the...

Great rifles but grossly overpriced given the other options out there.

If you can get a deal on one, take it.
Forum: Rifles March 24th, 2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,351
Posted By rob-cubed
Kel-Tec: Always interesting R&D solutions in...

Kel-Tec: Always interesting R&D solutions in search of a problem.

Hi Point: If our handguns didn't look like ghetto cordless drills people might realize they don't suck. Bonus points for our...
Forum: Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, Inc. (AGC) March 8th, 2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,958
Posted By rob-cubed
You can take one full-length furring strip and...

You can take one full-length furring strip and make a complete AGC frame from it. They are cheap, and yes eventually you will have some fliers and shoot the crap out of the top--especially if you...
Forum: Pennsylvania March 5th, 2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,286
Posted By rob-cubed
Are you moving to escape gun laws, or for some...

Are you moving to escape gun laws, or for some other reason?

Philly and its suburbs are beginning to reach critical population mass when it comes to swaying state policy. How long can PA remain a...
Forum: Competitive Shooting March 2nd, 2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,689
Posted By rob-cubed
Berwyn / the guys running it were really good...

Berwyn / the guys running it were really good about loaning equipment and such if you need an extra mat, or a sling or a loaner rifle.

My first Appleseed, my sling was horribly inappropriate. USGI...
Forum: Gym Ratz Nutrition February 28th, 2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,388
Posted By rob-cubed
I like my coffee like I like my rifles: black. ...

I like my coffee like I like my rifles: black.

Have to check it out!
Forum: Rifles February 23rd, 2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,320
Posted By rob-cubed
It wouldn't be the first time Molot was forced to...

It wouldn't be the first time Molot was forced to shutter itself. Robarms conversions were hard to come by and the only source of them for a while there.

The simple fact is: Russia is already...
Forum: Rifles February 22nd, 2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By rob-cubed
I'd definitely confirm before assuming. I had...

I'd definitely confirm before assuming. I had issues with online vendors and auctions before 2013, but post-2013 no one wants to mess with shipping just one gun that "might be banned" given our laws....
Forum: Rifles February 18th, 2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,530
Posted By rob-cubed
The VZ is an improvement over the AK in many...

The VZ is an improvement over the AK in many ways. But, I'd still get an AK-pattern rifle first if you want a Commie rifle. Note I said first--because you really need one of each.

The one drawback...
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II February 17th, 2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,195
Posted By rob-cubed
At least what I think BenL is implying is that...

At least what I think BenL is implying is that "need" is difficult to defend. Nobody needs a car that does 200 mph either, the better argument is: why should you be able to prohibit me from owning...
Forum: Rifles February 13th, 2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,658
Posted By rob-cubed
Funny how "those crap pot-metal Chinese AKs"...

Funny how "those crap pot-metal Chinese AKs" everybody used to pass over when they were dirt cheap and available are now collectors items.
Forum: Rifles February 13th, 2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,658
Posted By rob-cubed
Just damn sexy. Chinese AKs are great if you can...

Just damn sexy. Chinese AKs are great if you can find them.

You need a bakelite Polytech mag to go with it!
Forum: Rifles February 12th, 2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,658
Posted By rob-cubed
WASR quality control is lower than other imports:...

WASR quality control is lower than other imports: the good ones are good and the bad ones have canted sights or poor groupings. Inspect in person before buying.

I'd recommend you go for a...
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II February 11th, 2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,195
Posted By rob-cubed
It's an unconstitutional law and should be...

It's an unconstitutional law and should be repealed.

The restoring of our rights is far more important than monetary value.

That said, it ain't gonna happen. Just not enough political will,...
Forum: Rifles February 8th, 2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 715
Posted By rob-cubed
Without knowing more about what's wrong: 1)...

Without knowing more about what's wrong:
1) Mags not seating is usually due to a mag catch that needs filing or replacing, or the height of the selector stop itself. Either are fairly easily...
Forum: Giveaways February 8th, 2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By rob-cubed
I played the hell out of House of the Dead 1-3...

I played the hell out of House of the Dead 1-3 but really, the classics are what ate all my allowance money.

Asteroids. Space Invaders. Galaga/Galaxian. Donkey Kong. Ms Pacman.

To this day I...
Forum: Giveaways February 7th, 2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By rob-cubed
Great karma... I don't have room for any of it...

Great karma... I don't have room for any of it but emu takes me back. That Moon Patrol cabinet...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 3rd, 2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,908
Posted By rob-cubed
Had no idea these existed. Spectacular condition...

Had no idea these existed. Spectacular condition for its age. Congrats Mawkie.

Bakelite needs to make a comeback.

So... are you going to shoot her or stash her away?
Forum: Shotguns February 1st, 2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 705
Posted By rob-cubed
I will give Kel-Tec YUUUuuge props for pushing...

I will give Kel-Tec YUUUuuge props for pushing firearms design forward and trying new things. I still have and appreciate their SU-16C. They've made a lot of really nifty products to date.

The...
Forum: Central Maryland February 1st, 2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,765
Posted By rob-cubed
What no Gen 1 love? Mine is still going strong. ...

What no Gen 1 love? Mine is still going strong.

The Gen 4 is a general improvement over the Gen 3, though I don't like the aggressive grip texture as much.

But, it's a Glock. I mean, whichever...
Forum: Outdoor Sports January 31st, 2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By rob-cubed
I'm not a hunter, got no idea what's legal... but...

I'm not a hunter, got no idea what's legal... but the bunnies decimated my garden last 1-2 years. We used to have a fox or two around, but haven't seen it one a while. Have a huge excess of rabbit...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues January 30th, 2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,811
Posted By rob-cubed
^^ Totally different rear trunnions, you could...

^^ Totally different rear trunnions, you could add a wood stock but it would take some work. The folder is the best of both worlds. There are plenty of fixed-stock wood AK-74s out there,...
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II January 29th, 2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By rob-cubed
And, as a follow-up to those of you who have more...

And, as a follow-up to those of you who have more experience with these... the Shockwave Zmags seem the best bang for the buck. How do they compare to RPB mags?
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II January 29th, 2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By rob-cubed
MAC 11/9 mag identification?

I'm trying to sort out what kind of mags came with my MAC. They have an odd stamp on the front (opposite the spine) like CMIII with a J line through it.. I haven't seen this on any other metal mags....
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues January 17th, 2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,640
Posted By rob-cubed
Up to the dealer, they make the transfer so they...

Up to the dealer, they make the transfer so they get to layer their own rules on how it gets xferred to you. Selling a new lock with every purchase is value-add, nets a few more dollars in profit to...
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