A Gun Thread About Absolutely Nothing!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Jiro, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Double-U

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    Vehicle break-in.
     
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    My brother's niece carries guns and goes to the range all her life since she was a kid. Her father is a firearm expert. She couldn't keep her face straight when the guy claims to know about guns told her AR stands for assault rifle. :dunno2:
     
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    At the risk of looking like a fool, is it short for Armalite?
     
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    ArmaLite. :)

    Next question for your entertainment--what does AK, such as in AK-47, stand for? :D

    Hint: not Australian Kangaroo.
     
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    Correct! :thumb: You didn't look like a fool.
     
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    I have a good excuse. I don't speak or write Russian. Except nyet.
     
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    I don't know what the "A" is, but isn't the "K" for Kalashnikov?
     
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    Avtomat Kalashnikov
     
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    Originally it stood for the "Assault Kilt size 47" worn by the 51st Scots Infantry Brigade before it was replaced by the black nylon tactical kilt worn today.
     
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    A few years ago I fired a friend's Ingram MAC-10 into a river. It had real kick and the clip was empty in seconds. He swears it is more powerful with a silencer, with the latter reducing the noise to almost a burp. Is that true? Always wondered.
     
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    Old style silencers with wipes would slow the bullet down a little. Modern ones will have to effect on velocity. He's probably noticing the recoil more with the boom gone.
     
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    Silencers do nothing to add power, they will actually slow ammo down as well as damage the ammo, thats why a bullet fired from a silencer cant be matched to the gun becaus it "shaves" the bullet since they arent perfectly centered with the barrel of the gun.
     
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    That was the old style that had "wipes" The first round punched a hole in the wipe and then every round after squeaked through the hole shaving off FPS and a little bullet. Modern silencers are machined to tight tolerances so there is a very small amount of space around the bullet when it passes through. No loss in power but certainly no gain either.
     
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    BUT once its removed and re-installed it changes the geometry and centerline of the hole to the barrel alignment... I read a long article about them and why certain people like them ( to change markings on the bullet so they wont match the gun in a crime ) To even own a silencer you have to buy a "stamp" going through a long process with the ATF to qualify to own and or make one. Only a few states still classify them as illegal to own.
     
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    "Modern suppressors allow the use of full-power ammunition, do not reduce the muzzle velocity, do not contact the bullet during flight, and often aid accuracy." http://www.accurateshooter.com/gear-reviews/suppressors-what-you-need-to-know/

    There is also a bill that has been reintroduced (keeping my fingers crossed):

    "The bill, the Hearing Protection Act of 2017, was introduced Jan. 9 by Reps. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina and John Carter of Texas, both Republicans, and has 68 sponsors in all."

    "It would retroactively remove the $200 tax on suppressors, and remove them from regulation under the National Firearms Act, in the name of reducing shooters' hearing loss."

    http://www.military.com/daily-news/...ms-as-deregulation-bill-heads-for-debate.html
     
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    But still some states wont allow them when hunting.... that could change soon as well?
     
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    Maine changed last year or the year before so now we can hunt with suppressors. I think there may have been some other states that have changed recently.
     
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