Anybody here own a firearm?

sterling_archer

Hummingbird
Threaded barrel? That is hard to find. For example here is a link to major Croatian gun shop so you guys could check out rifle selection:

Rifles

In order to get price in dollars, divide price listed by 6,45.
 

Montrose

Kingfisher
A quick google search indicates that silencers are not permitted in Croatia. So they probably can’t sell threaded weapons.

There are some suppressors for unthreaded barrels (mounted on rails or with screws) but you probably can’t buy them (legally) in Croatia.
 

MOVSM

Pelican
Gold Member
Amazing that some foreigners have more respect for your country than most leftists who are citizens.

SIG SAUER to Present Ceremonial M17 Pistols to U.S. Army’s 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

[gratuitous gun porn, I mean pictures]

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Leonard D Neubache

Owl
Gold Member
Goddamn. You weren't kidding about a lack of threaded barrels. Don't really understand it myself. Suppressors are absolutely forbidden here but threaded barrels are still extremely common.

Maybe you can look around a bit more or find something suitable 2nd hand. Worst case scenario you could keep a roll of duct tape handy I suppose.
 

sterling_archer

Hummingbird
I mean, let's be real. If threaded barrels were common on handguns and rifles here, I guarantee that people would make suppressors like crazy at home with just simple hand tools. Some who have lathes (more common than you think!) would even have some side secret businesses. Our government thought about this obviously. They are very efficient and thorough in some cases, but slack around in majority of other areas.
 

Leonard D Neubache

Owl
Gold Member
In prohibition nations the government can usually make short work of leaning on gun suppliers and making them fold.

My guess is that the relevant minister or police chief sent them all a message saying "no threaded barrels or we might lose your buy/sell permit". Much harder to do in Australia because believe it or not all our gun regulation comes from the states, not the federal government. The feds could ban the import of such guns but I suppose they concede that the horse has already bolted on that one.

As usual there are always workarounds but in these matters it pays not to draw attention.
 

Tail Gunner

Hummingbird
Gold Member
sterling_archer said:
Nevertheless, I want this! It's only short time away from the



Sorry, but for now it is only available in the 2-to-10-kilowwatt range.

The U.S. Army has unveiled a laser weapon that can shoot down drones and rockets without the need for a anti-air missile that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, Cosmos reports.

The Compact Laser Weapons System, or CLWS, is a part of the Army’s Mobile Expeditionary High Energy Laser program. It fires a 5 kilowatt laser that can take out 10 or more targets in minutes.

The laser can be deployed on a tripod connected to a generator, on an armored combat vehicle known as a Stryker, and on a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, which was demonstrated at the Modern Day Marine military expo in Quantico, Virginia last week.

“For CLWS, that product we think the 2- to 10- kilowwatt range is the optimal power level,” Ron Dauk, the program manager for Laser & Electro-Optical Systems, told Marine Corps Times. “It’s designed for short range, low cost.”

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/laser-weapons-army/2018/10/04/id/884875/
 

YoungBlade

 
Banned
Tail Gunner said:
sterling_archer said:
Nevertheless, I want this! It's only short time away from the



Sorry, but for now it is only available in the 2-to-10-kilowwatt range.

The U.S. Army has unveiled a laser weapon that can shoot down drones and rockets without the need for a anti-air missile that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, Cosmos reports.

The Compact Laser Weapons System, or CLWS, is a part of the Army’s Mobile Expeditionary High Energy Laser program. It fires a 5 kilowatt laser that can take out 10 or more targets in minutes.

The laser can be deployed on a tripod connected to a generator, on an armored combat vehicle known as a Stryker, and on a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, which was demonstrated at the Modern Day Marine military expo in Quantico, Virginia last week.

“For CLWS, that product we think the 2- to 10- kilowwatt range is the optimal power level,” Ron Dauk, the program manager for Laser & Electro-Optical Systems, told Marine Corps Times. “It’s designed for short range, low cost.”

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/laser-weapons-army/2018/10/04/id/884875/


Ready to join the Imperial Guard with my flashlight

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General Stalin

Crow
Gold Member
Sound suppressors are NFA items in the USA. Need to pay a $200 tax, apply and register the item with the ATF, and wait for the approval (can take up to 6 months I believe). There are a handful of states that outright prohibit them (state regulation can "enhance" federal regulations so long as it does not inhibit constitutional rights). If a crime is committed with a silencer the criminal can be charged a minimum of 30 year prison sentence.

As for threaded barrels - manufacturers typically don't thread barrels from the factory for most of their firearms, though some "tactical" model firearms, especially handguns, may come with them. You can also just bring your firearm to a gunsmith and have them thread your barrel or even do a full install of any muzzle apparatus you want (flash suppressor, recoil compensator)
 

Tail Gunner

Hummingbird
Gold Member
MOVSM said:
The Czech Laugo Arms designed a rather interesting pistol, of which little is known, but one that is clearly designed for the target shooting market

That is one ugly pistol. Among modern firearms, the ugliest mass-produced sidearm ever made has to be the Webley revolver. I cringe every time I see one on TV. I cannot believe it was produced for so long.

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The ugliest pistol has to be the Japanese Nambu.

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vinman

Hummingbird
Gold Member
CaptainChardonnay said:
Anyone own a Glock 19X, thoughts?

It's a Fan Boy pleaser. They took the 17 frame and mounted a 19 slide on it shit people have done for years. On the plus side, the Generation 5 Glocks are tack drivers. I've been able to shoot groups at distance that remind me of the tightness of the Sig P226 pistols. Also recoil management is a lot better. My preference is the Smith & Wesson 2.0.
 

BlackFriar

 
Banned
Buy a solvent trap adapter that matches the thread pattern of your rifle. Buy the cheapest oil filter that you can get that matches up to the thread pattern of your rifle. Drill an over sized hole in the bottom of the oil filter. Put a rubber plug in the oil filter...to hold the solvent that collects in the oil filter.

Good way to capture your cauatic bore cleaning chemicals.
 

Leonard D Neubache

Owl
Gold Member
Overkill, and not effective if you're not using ridiculously high AR style sights.

There are far more practical ways to trap solvents that don't involve special adaptors, the ownership of which can net you a charge from the ATF where you get to explain in court why you're not in violation, and even if you win you don't really win, you just lose less badly.

Suffice to say it's better to learn to tap and thread shit for yourself. It's not hard or even expensive, and it's a decent manly skill fit for many purposes.
 
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