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  • Missing,out of stock evil guns ...

    03/28/2009 7:19:16 PM PDT · by Flavius · 71 replies · 2,287+ views
    impact guns ^ | 3/28/09 | impact guns
    Note: Due to recent political changes that have caused unprecedented demand on certain categories of rifles and accessories, prices on items that are out of stock may change without notice. We are making every effort to obtain necessary quantities of ‘HI DEMAND’ items, and we will let you know of any increases before shipment
  • ar-15 flat top scope mount recommendations

    03/10/2009 11:55:19 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 28 replies · 4,892+ views
    me | 3-10-09 | Wobbly Bob
    mine has a removable A-3 handle/sight the front is fixed...will I need a scope riser when in flat top configuration? I'd like a mount that is quickly detatachable and hold zero when reattached. My eyes are not what they were so I am looking for a combo that has a built in BDC for shooting at 250-500 yards with a .223 55 gr. Anyone have experience with Shepard scopes ?
  • Looking at AR-15s

    02/28/2009 8:35:38 PM PST · by mpstan · 89 replies · 3,233+ views
    Hi all, I'm researching AR 15s for the same reason most here are.... personal and home defense if things go to "mad max", and becuase I'm afraid that if I wait much longer I won't be able to get one. Never owned one; right now I own a 12ga shotgun, 2 .270 deer rifles, and my favorite, a 6.5x55 Swede chambered Tikka deer rifle. Because of my last selection, I started hand-loading. As far as AR-15s go, I'm thinking about the newer 6.8mm version, which should have better stopping power than a 5.56 but less recoil than an AR-10 with...
  • gas piston AR-15 upgrade- worth the $ ?

    01/22/2009 9:36:40 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 63 replies · 6,564+ views
    my gray matter ^ | 1-22-09 | Wobbly Bob
    gas piston AR-15 upgrade- worth the $ ? if so, why? why aren't the military picking it up too ?
  • Brownells AR-15 Builder

    01/18/2009 2:35:36 PM PST · by wastedyears · 48 replies · 2,531+ views
    Brownells ^ | Brownells
    Came across this while Stumbling on Firefox. Looks pretty neat
  • The ultimate in zombie defense: the AR-15 semi-automatic with chainsaw bayonet

    12/24/2008 12:32:04 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 59 replies · 3,592+ views ^ | 12/05/08 |
    December 5, 2008 The bayonet is largely a weapon of last resort - when the rifle jams, the ammunition runs out or the fighting gets to close quarters, you've still got something sharp and pointy to get the job done old-school. They've pretty much disappeared from today's more high-tech battlefields, but that doesn't mean there aren't mavericks out there still pushing the envelope - and we can't think of many inventions we've seen lately that would be more exciting to a 10-year-old schoolboy than this: the chainsaw bayonet. Whether you view this as blatant redneck idiocy or the coolest...

    12/05/2008 9:51:15 AM PST · by ElKafir · 46 replies · 2,166+ views
    Three Rifles That Made History Compared Side By Side (you won't see this on History Channel's special History Of The Gun)
  • AR15 bullet weight vs barrel twist

    11/28/2008 12:40:38 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 16 replies · 13,586+ views
    me ^ | 11-28-2008 | Wobbly Bob
    what's the best barrel/bullet weight combo? IIRC, 62 grain 5.56 is best in a 1:9 barrel.
  • Gun Porn-Picked it up today. AR-15, A3 Elite Pic's.

    11/25/2008 7:20:53 PM PST · by mmanager · 37 replies · 1,814+ views ^ | 11/25/08 | Self
    Last weekend I started a thread about buying this gun. Several asked me to post a picture when I got it. Picked it up today and here it is with my SIG I bought two weeks ago. Thanks again for all for pointing me in the right direction!
  • Bought a Colt AR-15 CAR-A3, HBAR Elite and need some help! (Vanity)

    11/21/2008 6:56:58 PM PST · by mmanager · 102 replies · 5,662+ views
    Freerepublic ^ | 11/20/08 | Self
    Bought this gun today and am asking the experts what over the counter ammo feeds through this weapon? As stated, the gun is a flat-top with a Simmons scope along with a bi-pod as the only add-on's. The serial number is BK010XXX and I believe this a post-ban weapon, correct? I have shot competively in the past with .45 auto's and this is my first semi-auto rifle. I believe this dude will drive tack's as I have read. I just would like some overall advise.
  • AR-15 Purchase - Value and Assembly

    11/10/2008 7:14:34 AM PST · by thefrankbaum · 108 replies · 1,773+ views
    FR | 10 Nov. 2008 | Self
    All, Like many others, I am considering purchasing a semi-automatic long gun. Most likely, an AR-15 as .223 is still fairly easy to come by, and there are a number of "regular" rifles which use the ammunition, so I have some faith that it will remain available for some time period after other ammunition types are outlawed, should that occur. We have a number of hunting rifles, some WWII German equipment, a few handguns, and plenty of ammunition. I am wondering if any FReepers can shed some light on the ease and advisibility of purchasing a kit from Model 1...
  • Brought Home My AR-15

    11/01/2008 4:16:33 AM PDT · by Wpin · 155 replies · 6,663+ views
    11-1-08 | Vanity
    Brought home my new AR-15 yesterday. For those who don't know what that is, the AR-15 is the civilian model of the M-16 rifle. It is what one would call an assault gun. I am in my fifties, a hunter who has always had hunting rifles and shotguns. A man who has always got a sense of pride of ownership for his guns. Cherishing the thought of passing my collection on to my children. This is different, there is no joy. In fact, I felt sadness as I drove home with my new possession. You see, I purchased this weapon...
  • Gas Piston, Direct Impingement, or what? (Extreme Vanity)

    10/29/2008 7:59:42 PM PDT · by Mad Dawg · 34 replies · 2,067+ views
    Vanity | 10/29/08 | Mad Dawg
    I'm thinking of an AR. I'm thinking of a Bushie. I'm thinking lighter, smaller, suitable for when the compost hits the air-conditioner, able to reach out and touch someone at 100 meters, but not too fancy to use on a groundhog.I'm thinking gas-piston for reliability. I'm also thinking I could be being stupid.Any thoughtful advice and recommendations would be gratefully accepted. I just have a feeling things could get crazy enough that a vang-comp shottie and my sigs might not be enough.
  • New Conservative in the Making - 11 Year Old Girl Field Strips an AR-15 in 15 Seconds

    09/02/2008 7:49:30 AM PDT · by txzman · 15 replies · 379+ views
    College Humor ^ | August 2008
    Watch out Boys!
  • Guns and Gustav

    08/31/2008 10:22:25 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 25 replies · 1,492+ views
    The Gun Shots ^ | August 27, 2008 | John Snow
    Guns and Gustav We just got a call from Devline Rossell, a charter captain based out of Venice, Louisiana. He was shopping in New Orleans to get some supplies before the arrival of Gustav (currently listed as a tropical storm that has left at least 22 dead in the Caribbean) and reported that the item most in demand was not food, clothing or shelter. “I just left a sporting goods store and you would think that the number-one selling item would be plywood or potable water or gasoline right now,” he said. “Apparently it is AR-15s and .223 ammo. I...
  • The Right Weapon for the Job

    04/20/2008 2:17:59 PM PDT · by a_chronic_whiner · 52 replies · 1,203+ views
    The AnarchAngel ^ | March 16, 2005 | Chris Byrne
    Lots of folks hate the AR, or they THINK they hate the AR. Of those people, probably half just don't care for the caliber, and we'll definitely address that. Another quarter just hate black plastic guns, or the design of the AR specifically (the gas system especially), which I disagree with, but I understand their aesthetic issue, and the gas system IS a pain to clean. It's the rest of the AR haters I want to talk about. They don't like the AR/M16/M4 either because they don't like the entire concept of the assault rifle, or because the assault...
  • Montana Highway Patrol Upgrades (downgrades) firepower (switched from M14 to AR15)

    04/10/2008 6:59:04 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 69 replies · 326+ views
    The Daily Interlake ^ | 9 April 08 | NICHOLAS LEDDEN
    Crack, crack, crack. Three Montana Highway Patrol troopers, firing from the prone position, sent 15 rounds from their new rifles downrange in quick succession recently. The .223 caliber bullets punched easily through the plywood and paper targets, kicking up clods of dirt from the berm behind the range at Glacier Park International Airport. After officers from the sixth district-which covers Flathead, Lake, and Lincoln counties-qualify with the new weapon, every trooper in Montana will be riding shotgun with a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle. "They're just all-around more versatile for our day and age," Trooper Jerril Ren, one of the patrol's firearms...
  • Opinion on Colt AR-15 SP1? (shooter's vanity post)

    01/01/2008 8:32:26 PM PST · by Jonah Hex · 41 replies · 7,269+ views
    I'm getting a hankering for a retro AR-15 (chrome-lined barrel, A1 stock and sights, slab side, triangular handguards, lightweight barrel, etc.). I found a number of used Colt Sporters chambered in .223 with a 1:12 twist, but I also found a slightly cheaper new retro reproduction non-Colt rifle with a 1:9 chromed barrel in 5.56 but with a round-assist and shell deflector. I suppose the question is, are there any Freepers with experience on the Colt SP1 who are willing to share their opinions on this rifle?
  • A Hot-Selling Weapon, an Inviting Target (fairly neutral article on AR-15 type rifles from the NYT)

    06/03/2007 1:07:14 PM PDT · by RKV · 130 replies · 3,424+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3 June 2007 | Andrew Park
    LAST February, Jim Zumbo, a burly, 66-year-old outdoors writer, got a phone call at his home near Cody, Wyo., from the rock star — and outspoken Second Amendment champion — Ted Nugent. “You messed up, man,” Mr. Zumbo says Mr. Nugent told him. “Big time.” Leland A. Nichols, left, an executive at Smith & Wesson in Springfield, Mass., and John Kapusta, an engineering manager, with an M&P 15 rifle. Such rifles have been crucial to the company’s turnaround plans. Two days earlier, Mr. Zumbo, a leading hunting journalist, outraged Mr. Nugent and many other gun owners when he suggested in...
  • Vanity. I want to buy AR-15. I need some education

    02/26/2007 5:52:43 AM PST · by saminfl · 42 replies · 12,300+ views
    Jim Zumbo has convinced me I need to buy one of those "assault rifles." I don't know anything about them. I went to and saw so many varieties I got even more confused. Here are some questions: If I buy a used one, is there anything specific I should be wary of? Is a new out of the box AR-15 accurate? What price should I expect to pay? I don't want to do match shooting, but would like to shoot for fun. Thanks for any help.
  • Great Gun Video on YouTube

    07/22/2006 2:53:38 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 57 replies · 2,701+ views
    YouTube ^ | n/a | n/a
    "Having fun with some firearms. 1911, Sig, Beretta, M1A, and of course... the AR15. If firearms offend you, tough cookies." (Click on link above)
  • Couple throw knives, bombs at each other

    03/13/2006 7:23:59 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 40 replies · 980+ views ^ | 3/14/2006 | Staff
    A MEXICAN couple were recovering separately after a marital spat got out of control and saw them firing guns, throwing knives and hurling homemade bombs, Mexican daily Milenio said yesterday. In scenes taken straight out of hit romantic comedy Mr and Mrs. Smith starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Juan Espinosa and Irma Contreras fought until their house blew up in a homemade gasoline bomb explosion, the paper said. Police called to the home in the indigenous Mayan Indian town of Oxkutzcab in the southeastern state of Yucatan arrested Mr Espinosa. Ms Contreras was taken to hospital with third-degree burns....
  • General Dynamics just bought Colt's Defense Division (rumor?)

    02/02/2006 11:30:20 AM PST · by Tree of Liberty · 25 replies · 1,176+ views ^ | February 2, 2006
    Just read this over at I haven't seen any coroboration, yet. I copied this from the Outdoor Wire dated Feb 2nd. BUYING: Venerable firearms brand Colt's defense division has been sold to General Dynamics. The purchase preempts a public offering for that portion of the Colt company. The consumer portion of the bifurcated company (consumer/defense), is also being sold, with sources telling The Outdoor Wire the deal is "all-but-done". A total of eleven potential suitors were said to have been kicking the tires on the venerable brand. The winner may shock most of the firearms industry - as well...
  • What's going on with AR-15 rifle legality in California?

    12/29/2005 9:50:32 AM PST · by Tree of Liberty · 16 replies · 8,913+ views and | December 29, 2005
    I haven't checked out the two above forums in a while, and when I did last night, there seemed to be alot of talk, especially on, about AR-15's now being legal in CA due to a court case called Harrott. Does anyone have any specifics on this, especially the chronology of events?
  • The Complete Guide to AR15 Accuracy - Question

    05/30/2005 10:19:18 AM PDT · by Bear_Slayer · 35 replies · 1,262+ views
    I am considering the purchase of The Complete Guide AR15 Accuracy," by Martin & Tillman. Can anyone book review this for me? Is it worth the money. I'm also interested in other Gunsmithing/Armorer books dedicated to the AR15. What can you recommend of quality? Thanks
  • QUESTION - Kassnar Imports Mod16 .22

    04/28/2005 8:08:28 AM PDT · by Bear_Slayer · 3 replies · 551+ views
    Self | 4/28/05 | Bear_Slayer
    I was recently given this model gun, and as a project, I want to replace the barrel, along with some other modifications. Can anyone tell me if the barrel unscrews from the receiver of if the barrel/receiver is one milled unit? It appears, from inside the receiver, that it does unscrew, but from the outside, where the barrel meets the receiver, it does not appear that way.
  • Criminals, beware: Officers will carry assault rifle Colt AR-15

    04/26/2005 12:06:43 PM PDT · by holymoly · 125 replies · 3,142+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Apr. 26, 2005 | Miami Herald
    St. Petersburg police officers have added the Colt AR-15 rifle to their inventory to counter the expiration of the assault weapons ban and the appearance of more heavily armed criminals. ST. PETERSBURG - (AP) -- The expiration of the nation's ban on the sale of assault rifles and the appearance of more heavily armed criminals have pushed more than 100 St. Petersburg police officers to order assault rifles of their own for official duty. The first group of officers completed the required 16 hours of instruction for using Colt AR-15s in January. The semiautomatic weapons fire bullets that travel up...
  • Which AR-15 to buy?

    11/18/2004 7:26:31 PM PST · by TC Rider · 11 replies · 1,093+ views
    11/18/2004 | TC Rider
    The election is over, the AWB has been overturned, it's time to buy some new firepower. I've been shooting some 3-gun matchs using my little Kel-tec Sub-Gun. It's fun to shoot, but not the best for 3-gun matchs. I've decided to pump some money, $900-1100, into the evil firearms industry. My question to fellow Freepers is, "Which One?" My Criteria: Primary Purpose - 3 gun matchs Secondary Purpose - P!ss off Feinstein and Schumer, SHTF scenarios, maybe some varmint hunting (but I doubt it), I have the Remington 1100 for Home Defense Desired features - 16" heavy barrel (easy to...
  • Officer mistakes cat for lion

    01/17/2004 5:29:42 PM PST · by KneelBeforeZod · 5 replies · 258+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 1/17/2004 | By JOE NELSON, STAFF WRITER
    REDLANDS - A police officer shot and killed a neighborhood cat he thought was a mountain lion Thursday after two cougar sightings were reported in the same area over the last eight days. Animal control officers were sent to a home in the 1500 block of Crestview Road about 11:30 a.m. They were met by a police officer who emerged from a home carrying an AR-15 assault rifle. The officer told Redlands Animal Control Supervisor Gayle Lipes he had shot the cat, which he described to her as very large and resembling a wild animal. "Why the hell did you...
  • "New" AR quality questions etc

    09/02/2003 9:47:39 PM PDT · by grhmaniak · 1 replies · 305+ views
    I recently bought an Olympic Arms AR-15 and have a few questions about it. First, what is the quality of Oly arms ARs, and how do they compare with other ARs such as Bushmaster, Armalite, etc. Second, how can I tell who manufactured my upper? There are no barrel stampings as far as I can see. I have taken off the handguard and cleaned off the front of the barrel. Still no markings. It is an A2 upper. Third, how should I go about cleaning the gun. Never cleaned an AR before and the upper looks pretty dirty. Also, since...
  • Jerusalem Bomber had American Ar-15 variant rifle in Martyr Video??

    08/20/2003 2:20:18 AM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 12 replies · 289+ views
    yahoo ^ | 8/20/03 | JerseyHighlander
    The bastard who did this owned a CAR-15 (I believe), given to his organization by Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton indirectly armed this SOB. A Hamas member who identifies himself as Raed Abdel-Hamid Mask is seen in this video frame grab taken from a videotape released by Hamas in the West Bank city of Hebron August 19, 2003, as he says he will carry out a suicide bombing to avenge Israel's killing of one of the group's members. The Islamic group Hamas said it was responsible for a suicide bombing aboard a Jerusalem bus that killed at least 20 people, an...
  • VANITY: Do you enjoy your AR-15?

    03/07/2003 4:52:34 PM PST · by Spandau · 74 replies · 1,670+ views
    If you own an AR-15, do you like it, or do you tend to leave it in the closet? As a Garand and Mauser guy, I have been thinking about joining the AR-15 bunch. It might be good training to become familiar and have some repetition with the AR. It also might be a good change of pace from the full-power battle rifles. I love 'em, but sometimes they weigh a ton, and the Mauser becomes punishing to shoot after a while. I have about made up my mind to go with Armalite. Other than a chrome-lined barrel, is there...
  • "Gun Control and Election 2002" ONESIDED debate on C-SPAN2 right now!

    10/25/2002 7:34:05 AM PDT · by Hail Caesar · 58 replies · 398+ views
    CSPAN2 LIve SIMULCAST now! ^ | October 25, 2002 | Hail Caesar
    NATIONAL GUN CONTROL FREAKS HAVE LAUNCHED THEIR FREE MEDIA BASED ATTACKS ON AMERICAN SEMI-AUTO RIFLE GUNOWNERS!! CSPAN2 LIve SIMULCAST now! Saying he is a former "Marine and U.S. Congressman from Montgomery County, Maryland", Michael Barnes of the Brady Campaign to ban guns just declared that M16-like semiautomatic .223 rifles similar to what the shooter used "have no place in civilian hands". Michael Barnes just claimed that semi-auto black rifles are mainly being sold to "criminals." Bushmaster, AR-15 owners especially should take note! Jon Cowan, "Americans for Gun Safety" Executive Director is now blabbing about "centrist, moderate positions" on "gun safety."...
  • Ballistic Fingerprinting will be a joke soon, or why the Moose can't admit the shooter has a AK-74

    10/16/2002 11:21:33 AM PDT · by TC Rider · 114 replies · 618+ views
    The fetid mind of TC Rider ^ | 10-16-02 | TC Rider
    Ballistic Fingerprinting will be a joke soon, or why the Moose can't admit the shooter has a AK-74 Chief Moose and others involved with the investigation into the sniper shootings can't lend any credence to the witness who claims he saw a AK-74, because it would point out the ineptness of all of the ballistic testing to date. After Moose, the ATF and others trotted out all of the Mini-14's and AR-15 variants that used .223 ammo, they know they are in trouble if it turns out to be a AK-74. While the tests that show all of the rounds...