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2013-01-28 02:15:32 PM
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2013-01-28 02:16:21 PM
So that's where my missile launcher wound up. Wonder if I can get it back?
 
2013-01-28 02:19:41 PM
 
2013-01-28 02:21:38 PM
Same thing happened in LA recently

/I think they were selling those things in surplus stores
 
2013-01-28 02:21:49 PM
If we outlaw missile launchers, then only outlaws will launch missiles.
 
2013-01-28 02:26:33 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: (pic of Davy Crockett bomb)



For use in home defense...when your attacker/intruder brings a brigade or two of thugs along.
 
2013-01-28 02:36:18 PM

UberDave: For use in home defense...when your attacker/intruder brings a brigade or two of thugs along.


No it's for when the get away car is almost at the end of the street.


zero survivors
 
2013-01-28 02:45:33 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: No it's for when the get away car is almost at the end of the street.


zero survivors


Well that's certainly how I used mine in Liberty City.
 
2013-01-28 02:48:48 PM
Eh, the device was deployed. It's the gun equivalent of finding a used condom.
 
2013-01-28 02:58:35 PM
With a real Russian-made Saiga AK-47 going for almost $2,000 thanks to the derp brigade stirring up "Look behind you! It's Obama with a ACLU-built, Soros-endorsed, Johnny-Depp-kissed gun magnet! Run! Run for your lives...to the gun store and stock up on these amazing bargains for a limited time only!" if these buyback programs really WERE getting AK after AK I think I'd set up a booth myself.
 
2013-01-28 03:14:26 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: With a real Russian-made Saiga AK-47 going for almost $2,000 thanks to the derp brigade stirring up "Look behind you! It's Obama with a ACLU-built, Soros-endorsed, Johnny-Depp-kissed gun magnet! Run! Run for your lives...to the gun store and stock up on these amazing bargains for a limited time only!"


Tell me about it.  Some sporting goods stores moved all of their 9mm, 45 ACP, .22, etc. ect. behind the damn counter.  And they are completely out of most of it.  Why in the world is there no .22lr anywhere?!

A buddy of mine from the service used to go out to the range (off-base) all the time when we served.  That was right when the weapons ban and magazine restrictions were implemented.  I don't remember it being anywhere near this crazy.
 
2013-01-28 03:38:04 PM
If I had a missile launcher, I'd make somebody pay.
 
2013-01-28 03:40:18 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: With a real Russian-made Saiga AK-47 going for almost $2,000 thanks to the derp brigade stirring up "Look behind you! It's Obama with a ACLU-built, Soros-endorsed, Johnny-Depp-kissed gun magnet! Run! Run for your lives...to the gun store and stock up on these amazing bargains for a limited time only!" if these buyback programs really WERE getting AK after AK I think I'd set up a booth myself.


I went to Bass Pro this weekend because I wanted to pick up a Henry Golden Boy and there was a jackass at the counter screaming about not being able to get an XM-15 (I think) because they didn't have any in stock.  I don't think there's a gun store in the state of Virginia that has a semiautomatic rifle left, at least not ones that shoot NATO rounds.
 
2013-01-28 03:50:13 PM

ajgeek: Eh, the device was deployed. It's the gun equivalent of finding a used condom.


Just repeating this as there will be someone who comes along hyperventilating about Stinger missiles out in the general public's hands & how airliners are going to be falling from the skies like snowflakes in Alaska.

It's an empty (& non reloadable) fiberglass tube.  Something somewhat cool to prop up in the corner of an office but nothing to get the vapors over.  $25-50 at most surplus stores (when you can find them) & apparently a very good investment as you can now get a couple hundred for them at these asinine gun 'buy backs'.  I need to see if I can get a pallet of them at the next .gov surplus auction.  I should be able to make enough from them that, even at today's hyper inflated prices, I could convert it to one of those scary looking black rifles & still pocket some money.
 
2013-01-28 03:53:34 PM

UberDave: Why in the world is there no .22lr anywhere?!


People are buying 50 round drum magazines of it to load into their AR-15's for home defense.
 
2013-01-28 03:57:56 PM
Wow, an empty, non-reusable tube. The horror. I like how the authorities intimated that it was dangerous. To who? It's only dangerous to the people who sponsored the buy-back and the police who depend upon you to believe everything you hear.

348 pistols and 364 rifles? I wonder how many crimes they just paid for the privilege of leaving open. 3 "street sweepers"? OH NOES! They are such amazing instruments of crime that they haven't been used in any that I can think of, and the possession of which did not result in the arrest of the person carrying an unregistered NFA Destructive Device.

I sure am glad they don't this kind of shiat where I live. I'd like to at least continue to have the illusion that the local police are competent.
 
2013-01-28 04:01:00 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Same thing happened in LA recently

/I think they were selling those things in surplus stores


Yep. It's not like the old bazookas that could be reloaded in the field with a new rocket.

It's a one-shot, disposable tube. You fire it, and that's it. Probably a Redeye or a Stinger.

I think the only reloadable rocket launchers (I'm not including grenade launchers) in the U.S. inventory is the Carl Gustav and the M202 FLASH (the boxy quad launcher Arnold used in "Commando"), and only a few Special Ops dudes have those.
 
2013-01-28 04:04:23 PM

tallguywithglasseson: UberDave: Why in the world is there no .22lr anywhere?!

People are buying 50 round drum magazines of it to load into their AR-15's for home defense.



Heh.  Because nothing says home defense like a box of cheap ass sub-sonic Remington squirrel plinkers!
 
2013-01-28 04:04:55 PM
Comment FTA sums it up pretty well.

"A spent launch tube does not classify as a weapon unless you plan on using it as a club."
 
2013-01-28 04:05:21 PM

Lsherm: Mr. Coffee Nerves: With a real Russian-made Saiga AK-47 going for almost $2,000 thanks to the derp brigade stirring up "Look behind you! It's Obama with a ACLU-built, Soros-endorsed, Johnny-Depp-kissed gun magnet! Run! Run for your lives...to the gun store and stock up on these amazing bargains for a limited time only!" if these buyback programs really WERE getting AK after AK I think I'd set up a booth myself.

I went to Bass Pro this weekend because I wanted to pick up a Henry Golden Boy and there was a jackass at the counter screaming about not being able to get an XM-15 (I think) because they didn't have any in stock.  I don't think there's a gun store in the state of Virginia that has a semiautomatic rifle left, at least not ones that shoot NATO rounds.


At the local firearms store, pretty much the only thing they weren't out of were customers waving cash shouting, "Shut up and take my money!"
 
2013-01-28 04:05:29 PM
Another month, another Fark story of idiots making a big deal out of one-use launcher tubes, of which you can buy all over the place.
 
2013-01-28 04:05:38 PM
"Glock, Glock, AK-47, Glock, AK-47..."

The AK-47 is a Glock, silly subby!
 
2013-01-28 04:07:59 PM

UberDave: Why in the world is there no .22lr anywhere?!


My Bass Pro had it.  But once people start panic-buying, they'll just stock up on whatever they think they'll need, and I imagine there are quite a few existing guns out there that can take a .22lr cartridge.
 
2013-01-28 04:08:25 PM

UberDave: Why in the world is there no .22lr anywhere?!


Because lots of folks have converted their ARs to shoot .22lr.
 
2013-01-28 04:09:48 PM

tallguywithglasseson: UberDave: Why in the world is there no .22lr anywhere?!

People are buying 50 round drum magazines of it to load into their AR-15's for home defense.


I think you need a conversion kit for that to work.
 
2013-01-28 04:09:57 PM
I think I'm going to go to the local surplus store and buy some trainer/spent LAW tubes. They're only like 15 bucks or so. Then I'm going to wait for the buyback program to happen in Memphis, and turn each of them in for 200 bucks.

That's 185 bucks net profit for each tube. WIN!
 
2013-01-28 04:10:00 PM
You guys seem to not realize that many rocket launchers are only 1 shot weapons and after that, they are about as useful as nipples on a bull.

The other ones, without the ammunition, are just as useful.

/ each round of which requires a permit and a background check
 
2013-01-28 04:10:19 PM
Use of 'wait, what?' in Fark headlines at an all-time low... wait, what?

/I know, welcome to Fa... wait, what?
 
2013-01-28 04:10:23 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: UberDave: Why in the world is there no .22lr anywhere?!

Because lots of folks have converted their ARs to shoot .22lr.


Makes sense, you'll save a ton on ammo.
 
2013-01-28 04:10:45 PM

Lsherm: I think you need a conversion kit for that to work.


Not really, although it puts some strain on the magazine catch due to the weight. The top of the drum magazines are standard STANAG-shaped.
 
2013-01-28 04:10:50 PM

I_Am_Weasel: If I had a missile launcher, I'd make somebody pay.


Eh, there's no way you could kill even 1% as many children as Obama has with his missiles.
 
2013-01-28 04:11:31 PM

UberDave: Heh. Because nothing says home defense like a box of cheap ass sub-sonic Remington squirrel plinkers!


Well, there's about an 11 out of 10 chance you're going to be home invaded, so it's important consider things like ammo that's less likely to give you hearing damage when you're Rambo-ing your house.

But, then you'll need a lot of it because said home invaders are likely to proceed even after having seen your AR-15 and taken several rounds of said squirrel plinkers. Also they're on PCP. The home invaders, not the squirrels. So, 50 round drum makes the most sense, when you think about it.
 
2013-01-28 04:11:57 PM
The program allowed people to anonymously turn in their weapons for a shopping gift card worth up to $200 -- $100 for each handgun, rifle or shotgun turned in, and $200 for each gun classified as an assault weapon under state law.

so, are there any rifles, shotguns, or handguns under $100? if so, i might have found a problem with this plan
 
2013-01-28 04:12:01 PM

Lsherm: UberDave: Why in the world is there no .22lr anywhere?!

My Bass Pro had it.  But once people start panic-buying, they'll just stock up on whatever they think they'll need, and I imagine there are quite a few existing guns out there that can take a .22lr cartridge.


Also there was a decent surge of panic buying after Obama won, plus whatever the Mayan preppers were buying last minute. I don't think the supply chain had quite recovered when Sandy Hook and then Obama's announcements about gun control went down.

I'm suddenly glad I did an organized buy with some people for a couple pallets back in September.
 
2013-01-28 04:13:35 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Wow, an empty, non-reusable tube. The horror. I like how the authorities intimated that it was dangerous. To who? It's only dangerous to the people who sponsored the buy-back and the police who depend upon you to believe everything you hear.

348 pistols and 364 rifles? I wonder how many crimes they just paid for the privilege of leaving open. 3 "street sweepers"? OH NOES! They are such amazing instruments of crime that they haven't been used in any that I can think of, and the possession of which did not result in the arrest of the person carrying an unregistered NFA Destructive Device.

I sure am glad they don't this kind of shiat where I live. I'd like to at least continue to have the illusion that the local police are competent.


But but i thought guns are easy enough to make and if they werent available criminals would just make explosives. Are you now saying that was a total lie? No..... Couldnt be....
 
2013-01-28 04:14:18 PM

It's Me Bender: I_Am_Weasel: If I had a missile launcher, I'd make somebody pay.

Eh, there's no way you could kill even 1% as many children as Obama has with his missiles.


How many children has obama killed?
 
2013-01-28 04:15:47 PM

tallguywithglasseson: UberDave: Heh. Because nothing says home defense like a box of cheap ass sub-sonic Remington squirrel plinkers!

Well, there's about an 11 out of 10 chance you're going to be home invaded, so it's important consider things like ammo that's less likely to give you hearing damage when you're Rambo-ing your house.

But, then you'll need a lot of it because said home invaders are likely to proceed even after having seen your AR-15 and taken several rounds of said squirrel plinkers. Also they're on PCP. The home invaders, not the squirrels. So, 50 round drum makes the most sense, when you think about it.


Plus, they all wear body armor. You may need hollow points. You can replace the walls. Safety is whats most important.
 
2013-01-28 04:16:27 PM

tallguywithglasseson: But, then you'll need a lot of it because said home invaders are likely to proceed even after having seen your AR-15 and taken several rounds of said squirrel plinkers. Also they're on PCP. The home invaders, not the squirrels. So, 50 round drum makes the most sense, when you think about it.


I've never been hit with a .22 round, but this whole "I need a bullet that will stop a man in his tracks after one shot" mentality is a little odd.  A .22lr can still do plenty of damage, and if you remain calm and manage to get more than one into somebody, I doubt they're going to stick with their initial plan to rape your family.  They will most likely be trying to get the hell away from you.

I'm not saying you advocate this argument, just that I've seen it before.
 
2013-01-28 04:17:07 PM

DeathCipris: Comment FTA sums it up pretty well.

"A spent launch tube does not classify as a weapon unless you plan on using it as a club."


No no no no no this sums up very well FTFA....

He added that the private sales of the missile launch tube and other weapons illustrate the need for comprehensive background checks


If they can't dazzle people with brilliance they baffle them with bullshiat.
 
2013-01-28 04:17:31 PM

UberDave: Because People in power are Stupid: (pic of Davy Crockett bomb)


For use in home defense...when your attacker/intruder brings a brigade or two of thugs along.


You ever seen Death Wish 3? Skip ahead to :55 for the action. Notice how effective it was? Notice how he was completely safe using a missile launcher at such close proximity. I want a gotdamn missile launcher.
Link
 
2013-01-28 04:17:57 PM

justtray: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Wow, an empty, non-reusable tube. The horror. I like how the authorities intimated that it was dangerous. To who? It's only dangerous to the people who sponsored the buy-back and the police who depend upon you to believe everything you hear.

348 pistols and 364 rifles? I wonder how many crimes they just paid for the privilege of leaving open. 3 "street sweepers"? OH NOES! They are such amazing instruments of crime that they haven't been used in any that I can think of, and the possession of which did not result in the arrest of the person carrying an unregistered NFA Destructive Device.

I sure am glad they don't this kind of shiat where I live. I'd like to at least continue to have the illusion that the local police are competent.

But but i thought guns are easy enough to make and if they werent available criminals would just make explosives. Are you now saying that was a total lie? No..... Couldnt be....


I never made that claim. Nor do i know anybody who did. So, cite?
 
2013-01-28 04:18:47 PM
Recoil Therapy: It's an empty (& non reloadable) fiberglass tube. Something somewhat cool to prop up in the corner of an office but nothing to get the vapors over.

Saw headline, thought "empty javelin or stinger tube".
 
2013-01-28 04:18:59 PM
Has anyone mentioned that the missile launcher tube is only good for one shot?
 
2013-01-28 04:19:35 PM

UberDave: Why in the world is there no .22lr anywhere?!


I sent an email to CCI asking about 22lr. They actally replied, and said they are making 1.2 million rounds a day. Yet the stores are empty. Damn hoarders. I was at a gun show this weekend and douche-bags were selling boxes of 22lr that were going for $25 before the run on ammo for $75. Nothing like creating a panic and profiting off it.
 
2013-01-28 04:19:40 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: justtray: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Wow, an empty, non-reusable tube. The horror. I like how the authorities intimated that it was dangerous. To who? It's only dangerous to the people who sponsored the buy-back and the police who depend upon you to believe everything you hear.

348 pistols and 364 rifles? I wonder how many crimes they just paid for the privilege of leaving open. 3 "street sweepers"? OH NOES! They are such amazing instruments of crime that they haven't been used in any that I can think of, and the possession of which did not result in the arrest of the person carrying an unregistered NFA Destructive Device.

I sure am glad they don't this kind of shiat where I live. I'd like to at least continue to have the illusion that the local police are competent.

But but i thought guns are easy enough to make and if they werent available criminals would just make explosives. Are you now saying that was a total lie? No..... Couldnt be....

I never made that claim. Nor do i know anybody who did. So, cite?


See - every gun thread ever on fark. I never said you personally made that claim, but it has been made, many times over by people on the same side of the argument as you.
 
2013-01-28 04:20:10 PM

justtray: It's Me Bender: I_Am_Weasel: If I had a missile launcher, I'd make somebody pay.

Eh, there's no way you could kill even 1% as many children as Obama has with his missiles.

How many children has obama killed?


As many as he has on his kill list.
 
2013-01-28 04:20:16 PM

Recoil Therapy: ajgeek: Eh, the device was deployed. It's the gun equivalent of finding a used condom.

Just repeating this as there will be someone who comes along hyperventilating about Stinger missiles out in the general public's hands & how airliners are going to be falling from the skies like snowflakes in Alaska.

It's an empty (& non reloadable) fiberglass tube.  Something somewhat cool to prop up in the corner of an office but nothing to get the vapors over.  $25-50 at most surplus stores (when you can find them) & apparently a very good investment as you can now get a couple hundred for them at these asinine gun 'buy backs'.  I need to see if I can get a pallet of them at the next .gov surplus auction.  I should be able to make enough from them that, even at today's hyper inflated prices, I could convert it to one of those scary looking black rifles & still pocket some money.


not a law but a stinger
 
2013-01-28 04:20:35 PM
I've been collecting non-working crap firearms over the past year. Waiting for the next buyback around here and I will have more than enough for something new after turning these in. Last year's net was $1100 bucks.
 
2013-01-28 04:20:37 PM

ha-ha-guy: I'm suddenly glad I did an organized buy with some people for a couple pallets back in September.


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WTF are you shooting?  Earth?
 
2013-01-28 04:21:00 PM

justtray: It's Me Bender: I_Am_Weasel: If I had a missile launcher, I'd make somebody pay.

Eh, there's no way you could kill even 1% as many children as Obama has with his missiles.

How many children has obama killed?


More than 0 and the list doesn't even include A-stan.

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