Skip to comments.CPSO: 4 arrested in disappearance of 63 high-powered guns shipped to Shreveport
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.
If I had four sons......
Is there a place to see the (short) list of low-powered guns?
“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,
It's a varmint round.
Regular geniuses, they are.
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.
It’s not the size, it’s the tumble.
High powered guns? What was this, a shipment of .338 Lapua or .458 Win. Mag?
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.
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.
You obviously weren’t pulling the trigger hard enough.
I do by far prefer the AK, though.
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.
I was kinda partial to my M14. Now that’s high power.
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.
What about an AR-12?
I knew there were problems when the A1 added that near-useless “forward assist”.
I thought, “Is somebody kidding me?”
5.56mm is a hyper-velocity round. take that for what it is worth...
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."
High powered starts at .308 in my world.
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.
Oh yeah, they still have them on the M16A4 and the M4 - junk.
Yeah, if the round won’t chamber, just ram it in there anyway...
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
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.
If they’re “semi-automatic” they ain’t “machine guns”.
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!
And if the shell won't eject, add an "ejection assist", and if the magazine won't seat properly, add a "magazine assist". Etc.
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...
High powered high powered! LoL.
I thought the “tumble” is actually the rounds tendency to de-jacket on impact on hits under ~100 yards.
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.
mmmmmm, mmmmmm, mmmmmmm
And the more "varmints" that get killed while trying to hurt/rob others, the more "high-powered" they become...
Obama’s sons are sure busy.....robbing, killing and raping.
Humm seems to me that a .556 round would be cool.
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.
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.