Skip to comments.Need Advice on Purchase of Automatic Weapon
Posted on 11/09/2012 4:41:12 PM PST by Tail Gunner John
I have now gotten religion on the need to purchase my first automatic rifle. I have very little personal experience to draw upon in making my selection. I'm looking for an economical but reliable weapon. My goal is to buy the rifle and lay in a reasonable supply of ammunition for less than $1000. Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.
It’s a b*tch trying to find spare barrels and replacement parts too. And my ammo bearer went off to college.
In sum, since enactment of 18 U.S.C. § 922(o), the Secretary has refused to accept any tax payments to make or transfer a machinegun made after May 19, 1986, to approve any such making or transfer, or to register any such machinegun. As applied to machineguns made and possessed after May 19, 1986, the registration and other requirements of the National Firearms Act, Chapter 53 of the Internal Revenue Code, no longer serve any revenue purpose, and are impliedly repealed or are unconstitutional.
So, you might get them cheaper there.
Colt 6920 is an excellent choice. There was a smokin deal at
DSG Arms for $995. Elsewhere it is $1150. They told me the nite of the election they sold the 26 in stock and next day got 30 calls for more. Get on their system they will notify when it is back in. No doubt the best price evah for the 6920
A few notes to add...
It’s a federal crime to own an auto without the proper licensing which you much carry at all times with the weapon.
Many thousands to buy these. Converting a semi to full auto is a federal crime.
If the purchase is because of fear of where country is heading, these are tracked weapons. Be the first ones picked up if things fall apart. Any crime committed with a similar weapon means Feds will visit everyone with a similar weapon.
Full auto burns a TON of ammunition. Very fast. Not really suited for hunting or defensive purposes. You’d need a huge stockpile of ammo. It’s expensive. Also very inefficient.
Friend of mine has a collection - all properly licensed. You can burn through a dozen clips in thirty minutes going back and forth. Takes a long time to reload them.
Don’t think this is the direction for the original poster to go.
I thought this was a thread about fully-automatic gins. Sorry.
Walmart is now selling AR 15s.
I understand the scoped Sig Sauer M400 will be on sale on Black Friday for $800
AK with a bumpfire stock is probably about as close as you can get to an auto for around $1000. But you probably just meant semi-auto, right?
Don't get a chance to do that much, lately...
Get yourself a well made AK-47. Not terribly expensive. Rock solid reliable. Inexpensive ammo. Now many would say they are not accurate. I suggest the AK-47 shoots straighter than most people can. I doubt you could get the great optics that can be obtained for the AR platform but I am not certain about that as I have not searched for any.
Shouldn't the barrels be pretty common? After all, the ATF's repeatedly said the lower-receiver of the M-16 is the 'machine-gun'.
Stick with a phased plasma rifle . . . something in the 40 watt range.
The AR bumpfire stock works much better.
LOL. I was kicking myself for not writing that first. Much better joke than mine.
Wonder if anyone has tried that type of stock on a Saiga shotgun. I’d like to see a video of that.
On topic.. I often refer to my autoloading rifles, shotguns and pistols as autoloaders, even though they only fire one round per trigger pull.
The revolvers and bolt action rifles, I mostly call 'tack-drivers'. The non-autoloading shotgun is called 'Clem' or the coach gun.
I wouldn't own a full auto in a caliber smaller than .20mm. Waste, in my opinion. Besides, I'm poor now, and don't run in those circles with guys that spend $5000US for a weekend of shooting anymore. ;)
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Birdman Weapons Systems has it:
Birdman also had the compact Barret .50, and the “homeboy” night sights:
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