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(Daily Sparks Tribune)   Old and busted: Ice cream socials. New hotness: Machine gun socials   (charlotteobserver.com) divider line 107
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2010-03-22 06:38:19 PM  
Yup. been to a couple of these. One of them started out as a "Students for Concealed Carry" meet, but everybody brought out their NFA stuff and it turned into a MG social. Nobody complained though.

I let people try out my suppressed Ruger 22/45, Others were sharing their SBS Saiga 12's, we had a Thompson, two Reising Subguns, (I got to shoot one.) a suppressed MAC and a bunch of other NFA stuff.

After the spring flooding is done we were going to try and have another. I have my 20 gauge AOW and a few more suppressors now to bring out.

People should really go out to these. It's a great way to meet people and share the hobby with others.
 
2010-03-22 06:39:48 PM  
Make mine with nuts and chocolate sauce please...
 
2010-03-22 06:40:28 PM  
FTFA:

The fundraiser starts at 6:30 p.m. at Shooters Express, 2 Caldwell Dr. in Belmont. It runs to 9 p.m. or "until the ammo runs out." Cost is $25 per magazine. MP-5s and M-16s will be available.


Cool...it's cheaper than going to The Gun Store in Vegas.

/Love going there when I make it down to Sin City.
//Spend more $$$$ there than I do at Spearmint Rhino.
 
2010-03-22 06:41:51 PM  
Bernhard Goetz0wnd...
 
2010-03-22 06:42:07 PM  
I wish I had a place to shoot MGs. :-(

Then again, it does keep me from blowing $15k-$20k on that Tommy gun I've always wanted.

/maybe someday the Hughes amendment will be repealed and a good Tommy will cost less than a car.
 
2010-03-22 06:43:52 PM  
Fish in a Barrel: Then again, it does keep me from blowing $15k-$20k on that Tommy gun I've always wanted.

/maybe someday the Hughes amendment will be repealed and a good Tommy will cost less than a car.



I shot one for the first time back in May, and the barrel rose up more that I would have expected.

/It was part of the "WWII Package".
 
2010-03-22 06:43:54 PM  
Sounds like fun, though I would probably never vote for this person. Democrat gun owner.

For $25 seems like a awesome price too. The Gun Store in vegas here is rather expensive per mag on a 9mm weapon like a Mp5. Its hilarious enough to go and see people charged extra because they blow a clip and have no control of their weapon and end up shooting the ceiling.
 
2010-03-22 06:45:50 PM  
Kanaric: Sounds like fun, though I would probably never vote for this person. Democrat gun owner.

For $25 seems like a awesome price too. The Gun Store in vegas here is rather expensive per mag on a 9mm weapon like a Mp5. Its hilarious enough to go and see people charged extra because they blow a clip and have no control of their weapon and end up shooting the ceiling.



Some people don't farking listen. What part of "short bursts" don't you understand.

/Shot off one of the target clips when I was shooting the Thompson.
 
2010-03-22 06:46:25 PM  
Yeah, of course somebodies bound to shoot their mouth off at one of these.
 
2010-03-22 06:47:49 PM  
Closest thing I'll probably ever be able to afford is airsoft. Of course, the neighbors would probably tolerate that more than the real thing. . .
 
2010-03-22 06:47:58 PM  
FAP
 
2010-03-22 06:48:33 PM  
The_Sponge: Kanaric: Sounds like fun, though I would probably never vote for this person. Democrat gun owner.

For $25 seems like a awesome price too. The Gun Store in vegas here is rather expensive per mag on a 9mm weapon like a Mp5. Its hilarious enough to go and see people charged extra because they blow a clip and have no control of their weapon and end up shooting the ceiling.


Some people don't farking listen. What part of "short bursts" don't you understand.

/Shot off one of the target clips when I was shooting the Thompson.


Because it's fun? I've let go an entire 30 round clip in a mp5 and nothing bad happened - just one big hole in the target.
 
2010-03-22 06:48:59 PM  
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2010-03-22 06:50:01 PM  
Remember that Farker who got the S.S. visit a number of years back for his post?

Who was that?
 
2010-03-22 06:50:18 PM  
The_Sponge: I shot one for the first time back in May, and the barrel rose up more that I would have expected.

I've shot a Tommy gun twice, both times at one of John Ross' shoots. Heck of a lot of fun. I also shot a suppressed Uzi (kind of freaky without any noise) and a Glock 18 (talk about muzzle climb!). Unfortunately the 1918 BAR was out of commission that day.
 
2010-03-22 06:50:19 PM  
Too many women and too many pills,... indeed...
 
2010-03-22 06:51:29 PM  
Then again, it does keep me from blowing $15k-$20k on that Tommy gun I've always wanted.
I've seen some decent ones for $11k.

You might be able to find an pre86 m-16 lower for less than that and get a new upper from a site like ar15performance or something. Probably would be a better buy for around that price. I have not seen too many quality Thompsons around. Plus IIRC they shoot 45 where with an AR .223 or you can even make one use 7.62x39 and buy surplus and just go apeshiat.

Compare the prices:
http://www.ammoengine.com/find/ammo/.45_ACP
http://www.ammoengine.com/find/ammo/.223_Remington_5.56x45mm

IMO if you want a full auto i wouldn't buy a thompson unless you absolutely MUST have one.
 
2010-03-22 06:53:05 PM  
Yay, a phallus convention!
 
2010-03-22 06:53:22 PM  
GoodOmens: Because it's fun? I've let go an entire 30 round clip in a mp5 and nothing bad happened - just one big hole in the target.


It's fun, but if the range instructor gives me a set of rules/policies, I'm going to listen. Back in '05, we were there for a bachelor party, and one of the instructors was a little pissed off after the bachelor squeezed off an entire magazine from an Uzi.
 
2010-03-22 06:53:46 PM  
Oh look, and it's sponsored by a redneck Republican congressman.

Quelle suprise.
 
2010-03-22 06:54:49 PM  
bump: Too many women and too many pills,... indeed...


I see what you did there.
 
2010-03-22 06:55:24 PM  
Close2TheEdge: Oh look, and it's sponsored by a redneck Republican congressman.

Quelle suprise.



^Oh look, a troll.
 
2010-03-22 06:55:37 PM  
Honestly, I prefer a good MP-40 to a Thompson. The Thompson's are too heavy and .45 costs too much these days.
 
2010-03-22 06:55:47 PM  
Kanaric: IMO if you want a full auto i wouldn't buy a thompson unless you absolutely MUST have one.

Yeah, that second part. The Tommy gun's just got style, man! ;)
 
2010-03-22 06:56:28 PM  
Looks like someone has a case of the Mondays...
 
2010-03-22 06:57:46 PM  
Because it's fun? I've let go an entire 30 round clip in a mp5 and nothing bad happened - just one big hole in the target.

Agreed, it is fun.

IDK why anyone would be against it if you are a gun enthusiast. Unless, obviously, you have a person who is maybe new to the hobby going at it.
 
2010-03-22 06:58:21 PM  
Did I make it in before the freedom haters?
 
2010-03-22 06:59:17 PM  
GoodOmens: Because it's fun? I've let go an entire 30 round clip in a mp5 and nothing bad happened - just one big hole in the target.


So we know that you can handle an automatic firearm, but what about all those idiots who show up to the range thinking they know how to shoot by watching movies.

Side note:

However, I didn't like the fact that they hang the Bin Laden targets upside down, and tell me to aim for the head. (To compensate for muzzle climb.)

I understand why they do it, I just wish I was exempt because I've been there a few times.
 
2010-03-22 06:59:20 PM  
I'm curious....what is the going rate for ammo at the local gun store? What does a box of no-frills 9mm or 5.56mm shells go for?
 
2010-03-22 06:59:29 PM  
www.horrorphile.net

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2010-03-22 06:59:44 PM  
It's fun, but if the range instructor gives me a set of rules/policies, I'm going to listen

Ya, i without a doubt agree with this.
 
2010-03-22 07:02:13 PM  
FYI:

If you want to stop by The Gun Store in Vegas, be sure to print off the $5 off coupon from their website.

/But that $5 will seem like a drop in the bucket with the amount of money you're going to spend.
 
2010-03-22 07:04:21 PM  
The_Sponge: FYI:

If you want to stop by The Gun Store in Vegas, be sure to print off the $5 off coupon from their website.

/But that $5 will seem like a drop in the bucket with the amount of money you're going to spend.


This is why I ask for a $50 donation when people come out to shoot with me and my family.... $50 barely covers a few belts of 8mm, let alone food and magazines for everything else.
 
2010-03-22 07:04:29 PM  
I'm curious....what is the going rate for ammo at the local gun store? What does a box of no-frills 9mm or 5.56mm shells go for?

I buy all of mine online, try these sites to help:

http://www.ammoengine.com/find/ammo/.223_Remington_5.56x45mm
http://gun-deals.com/

Somtimes ammo carried by these sites are not listed on there. Like I know sportmansguide had EXTREMELY inexpensive pakistani suplus 9mm (corrosive obviously, so get windex) that may not be listed here. I buy from that site and cheaperthandirt often both are quick delivery and reliable.

I usually find at actual stores its not only more expensive but they put tax on top of that. On these stores you pay shipping, sure, but its still less expensive more often than not. You really have to go out and look and see what your local stores are charging.
 
2010-03-22 07:06:15 PM  
I wish I could afford NFA toys. Closest I've gotten was playing with a friends suppressed USP 45:

www.ryfest.com

Very quiet when wet.
 
2010-03-22 07:07:52 PM  
Good lord, you people are like Dirty Harry. If you need to defend your home, lock your bedroom door and call the police, that's what civilized people do. What are you going to do, come out with your "tech-9" or whatever and machine gun the person to death? And you don't need that to hunt, you need one gun maximum, maybe two if you can prove you hunt two different types of animals, like deer and birds.

And tell me why registering your guns with the government is such a bad thing, after all, then if they were stolen, you might even get them back. Unless you plan to shoot at the police with them? As far as I'm concerned, there's no reason why guns other than a few registered long guns shouldn't be outlawed entirely in this country. Maybe then we wouldn't hear about 50 shootings a week (including people's kids killing themselves by accident). Crazy and sick.
 
2010-03-22 07:08:14 PM  
GoodOmens: Because it's fun? I've let go an entire 30 round clip in a mp5 and nothing bad happened - just one big hole in the target.

An MP5 doesn't use a clip. It's a magazine fed weapon.
 
2010-03-22 07:09:20 PM  
For me its not about home defense at all, its about going to the range more often than not.

Non gun owners have no clue what a lot of gun owners do or want to do with their weapons. I dont want to be a mall ninja, sorry. You watch too much TV.
 
2010-03-22 07:10:44 PM  
JesseL: I wish I could afford NFA toys. Closest I've gotten was playing with a friends suppressed USP 45:

Very quiet when wet.


Wet cans are the best.

/I wonder how many people have no idea what that means?
 
2010-03-22 07:12:12 PM  
No Such Agency: Good lord, you people are like Dirty Harry. If you need to defend your home, lock your bedroom door and call the police, that's what civilized people do. What are you going to do, come out with your "tech-9" or whatever and machine gun the person to death? And you don't need that to hunt, you need one gun maximum, maybe two if you can prove you hunt two different types of animals, like deer and birds.

And tell me why registering your guns with the government is such a bad thing, after all, then if they were stolen, you might even get them back. Unless you plan to shoot at the police with them? As far as I'm concerned, there's no reason why guns other than a few registered long guns shouldn't be outlawed entirely in this country. Maybe then we wouldn't hear about 50 shootings a week (including people's kids killing themselves by accident). Crazy and sick.



Meh....5/10.
 
2010-03-22 07:12:13 PM  
No Such Agency: As far as I'm concerned, there's no reason why guns other than a few registered long guns shouldn't be outlawed entirely in this country.

Except for this: Link (new window)
 
2010-03-22 07:12:21 PM  
No Such Agency
Good lord, you people are like Dirty Harry. If you need to defend your home, lock your bedroom door and call the police, that's what civilized people do. What are you going to do, come out with your "tech-9" or whatever and machine gun the person to death? And you don't need that to hunt, you need one gun maximum, maybe two if you can prove you hunt two different types of animals, like deer and birds.

And tell me why registering your guns with the government is such a bad thing, after all, then if they were stolen, you might even get them back. Unless you plan to shoot at the police with them? As far as I'm concerned, there's no reason why guns other than a few registered long guns shouldn't be outlawed entirely in this country. Maybe then we wouldn't hear about 50 shootings a week (including people's kids killing themselves by accident). Crazy and sick.


We'll get right on that Comrade Stalin.
 
2010-03-22 07:13:17 PM  
Crosshair: Wet cans are the best.

/I wonder how many people have no idea what that means?


Probably anyone who's posts I'm not seeing in green.
 
2010-03-22 07:13:48 PM  
No Such Agency: Good lord, you people are like Dirty Harry. If you need to defend your home, lock your bedroom door and call the police, that's what civilized people do. What are you going to do, come out with your "tech-9" or whatever and machine gun the person to death? And you don't need that to hunt, you need one gun maximum, maybe two if you can prove you hunt two different types of animals, like deer and birds.

And tell me why registering your guns with the government is such a bad thing, after all, then if they were stolen, you might even get them back. Unless you plan to shoot at the police with them? As far as I'm concerned, there's no reason why guns other than a few registered long guns shouldn't be outlawed entirely in this country. Maybe then we wouldn't hear about 50 shootings a week (including people's kids killing themselves by accident). Crazy and sick.


i154.photobucket.com
 
2010-03-22 07:15:21 PM  
I am a firm believer in gun control.

Of course, I also believe "gun control" means being able to hit your target.
 
2010-03-22 07:17:08 PM  
keithrogan: No Such Agency: As far as I'm concerned, there's no reason why guns other than a few registered long guns shouldn't be outlawed entirely in this country.

Except for this: Link (new window)


"Well-regulated" sounds like it opens up a lot of room for regulations and such, buddy.
 
2010-03-22 07:17:24 PM  
What I dont get about people like NSA is that countries like Switzerland has a full auto firearm in practically every house due to the militia laws and it is considered to be the safest country in europe.

In Norway, which has one of the largest percentages of gun ownership in the world due to the popularity of sport shooting, it is similar.

Reality is different than his interpretation of it.

America has MUCH higher crime rates than these nations in general, not even involving guns. Might as well ban all other activities related to death, like owning a car since that is the #1 killer.
 
2010-03-22 07:17:43 PM  
Crosshair: JesseL: I wish I could afford NFA toys. Closest I've gotten was playing with a friends suppressed USP 45:

Very quiet when wet.

Wet cans are the best.

/I wonder how many people have no idea what that means?


I'll bite.
My guess would be that its been fired though several times thus warming it up? Honestly no idea though
 
2010-03-22 07:18:24 PM  
No Such Agency: Good lord, you people are like Dirty Harry. If you need to defend your home, lock your bedroom door and call the police, that's what civilized people do. What are you going to do, come out with your "tech-9" or whatever and machine gun the person to death? And you don't need that to hunt, you need one gun maximum, maybe two if you can prove you hunt two different types of animals, like deer and birds.

And tell me why registering your guns with the government is such a bad thing, after all, then if they were stolen, you might even get them back. Unless you plan to shoot at the police with them? As far as I'm concerned, there's no reason why guns other than a few registered long guns shouldn't be outlawed entirely in this country. Maybe then we wouldn't hear about 50 shootings a week (including people's kids killing themselves by accident). Crazy and sick.


Pussy.
 
2010-03-22 07:19:32 PM  
No Such Agency: Good lord, you people are like Dirty Harry. If you need to defend your home, lock your bedroom door and call the police, that's what civilized people do. What are you going to do, come out with your "tech-9" or whatever and machine gun the person to death? And you don't need that to hunt, you need one gun maximum, maybe two if you can prove you hunt two different types of animals, like deer and birds.

And tell me why registering your guns with the government is such a bad thing, after all, then if they were stolen, you might even get them back. Unless you plan to shoot at the police with them? As far as I'm concerned, there's no reason why guns other than a few registered long guns shouldn't be outlawed entirely in this country. Maybe then we wouldn't hear about 50 shootings a week (including people's kids killing themselves by accident). Crazy and sick.


Fark off.
That is all.
 
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