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CPSO: 4 arrested in disappearance of 63 high-powered guns shipped to Shreveport
KSLA TC, Shreveport, LA ^

Posted on 11/01/2013 7:46:58 PM PDT by rustyboots

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

4 people have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of more than 60 high-powered semi-automatic guns destined for Shreveport from the manufacturer in Connecticut.

http://www.ksla.com/story/23771302/cpso-4-arrested-in-disappearance-of-63-high-powered-guns-shipped-to-shreveport


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; colts; guns; theft

1 posted on 11/01/2013 7:46:58 PM PDT by rustyboots
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To: rustyboots

If I had four sons......

usual suspects.


2 posted on 11/01/2013 7:47:48 PM PDT by rustyboots
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To: rustyboots

Is there a place to see the (short) list of low-powered guns?


3 posted on 11/01/2013 7:53:27 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: rustyboots

“High Powered Guns” huh?

Well at least they didn’t call them “Assault Guns”.

When I think of ‘high powered guns, I’m thinking at absolute minimum a .338 Lapua,


4 posted on 11/01/2013 7:53:48 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: rustyboots
Since when did .223/5.56 become considered "high powered?"

It's a varmint round.

5 posted on 11/01/2013 7:53:52 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: rustyboots

Regular geniuses, they are.


6 posted on 11/01/2013 7:54:38 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Is there a place to see the (short) list of low-powered guns?

There are no low powered guns in the liberals field guide to evil guns.


7 posted on 11/01/2013 8:00:22 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Repeat Offender

It’s not the size, it’s the tumble.


8 posted on 11/01/2013 8:01:28 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: rustyboots

High powered guns? What was this, a shipment of .338 Lapua or .458 Win. Mag?


9 posted on 11/01/2013 8:02:50 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: LegendHasIt

Yeah baby!


10 posted on 11/01/2013 8:04:53 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Lancey Howard
It's still not "high powered."

And even aside from that, the tumble is overrated. .

11 posted on 11/01/2013 8:07:57 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Repeat Offender
And even aside from that, the tumble is overrated.

Maybe, but I bet a lot of dead NVA, Iraqis, al Q'aeda, and Taliban might have a different opinion.

12 posted on 11/01/2013 8:14:16 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
Yeah, but myself and the other Marines that were picking up dead enemy weapons for better stopping power don't.

Contrary to what you may have read in a field manual or saw on a youtube video - the .556 round sucks. And I personally on multiple occasions have fired it into other human beings and found it to be an inferior caliber - particularly against enemy under the influence of drugs.

13 posted on 11/01/2013 8:17:10 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Paladin2

lol


14 posted on 11/01/2013 8:18:58 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Repeat Offender

You obviously weren’t pulling the trigger hard enough.


15 posted on 11/01/2013 8:19:33 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Repeat Offender

I do by far prefer the AK, though.


16 posted on 11/01/2013 8:20:49 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

That’s part of the reason why I have a few AKs, and a couple SKS as personal weapons and not a single AR platform. Aside from caliber, the operating system and Q-tip size gas tube is garbage too.


17 posted on 11/01/2013 8:23:17 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Lancey Howard

I was kinda partial to my M14. Now that’s high power.


18 posted on 11/01/2013 8:23:45 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Repeat Offender

And, it isn’t worth the money to have a gas piston AR-10 (7.62x51) when I can buy an AK for a quarter of the price and the ammo for 2/3 to 1/2.....or even less.


19 posted on 11/01/2013 8:24:57 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Repeat Offender

What about an AR-12?


20 posted on 11/01/2013 8:29:19 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Repeat Offender

I knew there were problems when the A1 added that near-useless “forward assist”.
I thought, “Is somebody kidding me?”


21 posted on 11/01/2013 8:35:36 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Repeat Offender

5.56mm is a hyper-velocity round. take that for what it is worth...


22 posted on 11/01/2013 8:41:47 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Paladin2
Up front: I'm not familiar (experience wise) with the AR12/MKA-1919 and I don't know of anyone that owns one.

Personally for home defense, I have a Mossberg 500 sans stock; just the pistol grip. It's short, reliable, and easy to maneuver in tight spaces (think house-to-house going down hallways and other tight spaces). The lack of stock also makes breaching easier, especially if you're short. I'm 6'5" so I don' have a problem with a stocked shotgun, but it is easier nonetheless with just a pistol grip. A lot of my friends have a variation of the Mossberg (cruiser, rolling thunder etc; however, it often comes down to personal preference - some people like Benalli.

I've been considering getting a "fully converted" Saiga 12 with collapsible M4 style butt stock that has been worked by a reputable gunsmith. They have been converted to pistol grip and the gas system worked to fire "low brass" in semi-auto. And, the 20 rnd drum is attractive too. But, those are a bit pricey for me at the moment and I'm happy with the Mossy, More of a "want to have," than a "need to have."

23 posted on 11/01/2013 8:44:15 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Repeat Offender

High powered starts at .308 in my world.


24 posted on 11/01/2013 8:46:16 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: SgtBob

It’s worth that half the time it goes straight through; in other words when you need it, it ain’t worth nuthin. Contrast that with a guy I know that got shot once with, presumably, 7.62x54 - the hole in his leg was about the size of my fist.


25 posted on 11/01/2013 8:47:15 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Lancey Howard

Oh yeah, they still have them on the M16A4 and the M4 - junk.


26 posted on 11/01/2013 8:52:12 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: rustyboots
OH yeah, bunch of MENSA candidates they are...
27 posted on 11/01/2013 8:54:11 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Lancey Howard

Yeah, if the round won’t chamber, just ram it in there anyway...


28 posted on 11/01/2013 8:56:13 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Lancey Howard

You are right about the wound potential of the M16A1 that I used in Vietnam with the 1:12 barrel twist rate that barely stabilized the 55 grain M193 bullet in flight which increased the likelihood of the bullet tumbling upon impact with flesh or an intervening object (like twigs or brush). But the Pentagon decided they wanted longer effective range accuracy (out to 500 meters or so) so they changed the barrel twist rate to the faster 1:7 to better stabilize the heavier 62 grain M885 bullet in the SS109 cartridge at longer range. The resultant greater accuracy comes at the expense of the instability that results in greater wound effect.

I still think that the M16/AR is one of the greatest assault rifles EVER no matter the barrel twist. All three of my M4 types chambered for 5:56 NATO I have re-barreled with the 1:9 twist as a good compromise.

P.S Got another with the upper reciever chambered for .458 SOCOM. That cartridge has a 300 grain bullet that leaves a 16 inch barrel at about 2000 FPS. Its muzzle energy is roughly eqiuivalent to the .460 S&W Magnum with similar bullet weights. It uses the standard AR-15/M16 30 round mag but holds 10 rounds. You can hunt grizzlies with it.

The ARs are nothing if not versatile


29 posted on 11/01/2013 9:02:11 PM PDT by DMZFrank
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To: DMZFrank

Thanks for your kind reply. I’ve never owned an AR-15 (or M16) but I would someday love to get an M16-A1 like the one I used in the Corps. “Versatile” is right. And light. The iron sights are decent, and cleaning/maintenance is pretty easy and quickly handled.


30 posted on 11/01/2013 9:11:55 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: rustyboots

If they’re “semi-automatic” they ain’t “machine guns”.


31 posted on 11/01/2013 9:14:56 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Paladin2

A friend of mine had a low-powered guns and a bully at the beach kicked sand in his face and took his girlfriend. That was it for me. I got a high-powered gun, the chick and that bully won’t bother us again!


32 posted on 11/01/2013 9:16:02 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: ltc8k6
Yeah, if the round won’t chamber, just ram it in there anyway...

And if the shell won't eject, add an "ejection assist", and if the magazine won't seat properly, add a "magazine assist". Etc.

33 posted on 11/01/2013 9:16:50 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Repeat Offender

You’re right. Most any hunting rifle suitable for taking even modest game hits harder than the 5.56 ARs. But I guess you can’t get the sensationalism you’re going for if you say it was a few dozen of one of the most popular and common rifle configurations...


34 posted on 11/01/2013 9:49:34 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: rustyboots

High powered high powered! LoL.


35 posted on 11/01/2013 9:59:25 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Lancey Howard

I thought the “tumble” is actually the rounds tendency to de-jacket on impact on hits under ~100 yards.


36 posted on 11/02/2013 12:09:13 AM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Axenolith

I don’t have much technical expertise in the matter. When I think of “tumble”, I think of a round hitting a body and then either bouncing around to tear up organs and produce traumatic internal damage, or at least producing a massive exit wound.


37 posted on 11/02/2013 12:15:24 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: rustyboots

mmmmmm, mmmmmm, mmmmmmm


38 posted on 11/02/2013 1:55:53 AM PDT by Lockbar ("WWVTID?": What Would Vlad The Impaler Do?)
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To: Lancey Howard
Tumbling is the result of when the bullet leaves the barrel it not only rotates it moves in a slight corkscrew fashion is it goes down range. So when the bullet strikes something it is slightly off center and will tend to tumble. This “ corkscrew” dissipates as it goes down range till the bullet stabilizes and travels point first. Doctor Mann in his book “The Bullets Flight” explains the phenomenon.
General Julian Hatcher shows in his book “ Hatcher’s Notebook That the Ball M2 out of the 30-06 would also tumble at close range. The British went
so far is to use aluminum in the nose of their 303 bullets to enhance that effect.
39 posted on 11/02/2013 2:57:33 AM PDT by MCF
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To: Repeat Offender
Since when did .223/5.56 become considered "high powered?" It's a varmint round.

And the more "varmints" that get killed while trying to hurt/rob others, the more "high-powered" they become...

40 posted on 11/02/2013 3:29:07 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: rustyboots

Obama’s sons are sure busy.....robbing, killing and raping.


41 posted on 11/02/2013 6:24:32 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Repeat Offender

Humm seems to me that a .556 round would be cool.


42 posted on 11/02/2013 6:41:11 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: ThunderSleeps

You are comparing the almost always 5.56mm(.223) FMJ to a expanding hunting round.

I hit coyotes all the time with a .223, 62 grain expanding bullet. Trust me they think it is hard hitting. Exit holes the size saucers at 200 yards.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCe85miZ6I0


43 posted on 11/02/2013 6:47:50 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: mad_as_he$$

Yeah .556 would be a cool round. FReeping on a small touch screen makes it hard to see it wasn’t “5.56” that I typed.


44 posted on 11/02/2013 8:00:04 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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