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A free flash/bang with every round!! :ph34r:

 

You just made the case for cans. :)

 

I'd love to have a bunch of cans. I just have to figure out how to bypass my county CLEO who won't sign the form 4. <_< I'm thinking Trust...but.....we'll see.

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I'd love to have a bunch of cans. I just have to figure out how to bypass my county CLEO who won't sign the form 4. <_< I'm thinking Trust...but.....we'll see.

It's ironic that Europeans, who we love to razz about their attitudes toward guns, don't seem to think suppressors are a big deal. :closedeyes:

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It's ironic that Europeans, who we love to razz about their attitudes toward guns, don't seem to think suppressors are a big deal. :closedeyes:

 

Yeah..point....yay the fucking NFA.... <_<

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On a happier note, Alabama repealed its ban on Short-Barreled Rifles last year! For me, it means I can own a dimensionally accurate M4gery if I want to. AND, if I want to cough up a few tens-of-thousands of dollars, I can get a full-auto or burst lower, and have a "real" M4 or XM177.

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Isn't that what Steve McQueen used in Wanted Dead or Alive?

 

Yup, Mare's Leg or Laig...

 

 

 

Also Zoe Washburne

 

 

And Tallahassee in Zombieland...

 

Rossi is making them, calls em "ranch hands".

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The Mare's Leg is supposed to be a .45-70; look at the cartridges on "Randall's" belt. :lol:

"While the guns were chambered for the .44-40 round, McQueen wore more impressive looking .45-70 rounds in the loops of his gun belt."-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mare%27s_Leg

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Trivia; McQueen was a USMC tanker in the late '40s.

"In 1947, McQueen joined the United States Marine Corps and was quickly promoted to Private First Class and assigned to an armored unit.[6] Initially, he reverted to his prior rebelliousness, and as a result was demoted to private seven times. He went UA (unauthorized absence) by failing to return after a weekend pass had expired. He instead stayed away with a girlfriend for two weeks, until the shore patrol caught him. He resisted arrest and as a result spent 41 days in the brig.[6]

After this, McQueen resolved to focus his energies on self-improvement and embraced the Marines' discipline. He saved the lives of five other Marines during an Arctic exercise, pulling them from a tank before it broke through ice into the sea.[6] He was also assigned to an honor guard responsible for guarding then-U.S. President Harry Truman's yacht.[6] McQueen served until 1950 when he was honorably discharged."-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_McQueen

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SBRs or rifle caliber pistols DO carry a certain authority but by loosing barrel length you DO loose some velocity with the loss of barrel. What is it....200fps/inch of barrel or something?

 

Those Mares Legs are however neat because they're starting to be made new like that which means they ARE pistols and are not SBRs. :) If I was more of a Cowboy shooting iron type, I'd get one of those. I'd probably make a pretty good car gun if a bit loud and flashy when firing it.

 

 

Since it only comes in pistol calibers ( .38/.357, 44spl/.44mag, and .45 colt) with a 12 inch barrel you would actually be gaining velocity. It only holds six rounds, the same as my Ruger Vaquero, and requires two hands to operate, unless your a stunt man. ;)

 

This appeared in the rifleman magazine, and I found the review on line:

 

http://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/rossi-ranch-hand-review/

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Under the "Of Note..." category--Russian ARs (not a typo): From The Firearm Blog--

Izhmash subsidiary Molot to manufacturer Russian AR-15 rifle!

 

"In a Russian AK manufacturer Molot, who are a subsidiary of AK-74/AK-1xx maker Izhmash and who make the VEPR AK-style rifles, announced at the Moscow ARMS & Hunting '11 expo that they would be producing an AR-15 style rifle called the HPE-140 (впо-140). The rifle is in a M4 configuration and includes a quad rail, ergonomic pistol grip and muzzle brake. It weighs ~7 lbs."

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2011/10/19/izhmash-subsidiary-molot-to-manufacturer-russian-ar-15-rifle/

 

Who'da thought?

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Under the "Of Note..." category--Russian ARs (not a typo): From The Firearm Blog--

Izhmash subsidiary Molot to manufacturer Russian AR-15 rifle!

 

"In a Russian AK manufacturer Molot, who are a subsidiary of AK-74/AK-1xx maker Izhmash and who make the VEPR AK-style rifles, announced at the Moscow ARMS & Hunting '11 expo that they would be producing an AR-15 style rifle called the HPE-140 (впо-140). The rifle is in a M4 configuration and includes a quad rail, ergonomic pistol grip and muzzle brake. It weighs ~7 lbs."

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2011/10/19/izhmash-subsidiary-molot-to-manufacturer-russian-ar-15-rifle/

 

Who'da thought?

 

Why not, The Chicoms have been making them for years:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norinco_CQ

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The effect of legislation on firearms is significant, the reason people will pay $900 for a SU-16 or several thousand for a .223 bullpup is because it will take 10rd AR mags, which up here means it's a pistol mag and threfore can have 10rds instead of 5. No doubt there are similar stories troughout the organized world.

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Most ridiculed firearm I've ever heard of? That's easy. The Beretta M9 pistol. Judging by feedback and observations of active and ex-military and the Interweb, easily the worst service pistol ever foisted upon the US military (ever).

 

Your mileage may vary :P

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The M9 being effectively the 92..a very good, good gun.

 

-Easy to shoot well. Slide is good IF your not aiming IPSC style...wide, boxed Glock/1911A1 types are better...but with pistols, for defence are you really aiming or just pointing and shooting?

 

- Conversely, if your using the gun with eyes along sights from target to target, its crap.

 

- Toooooo big for anything other than belt open carry.

 

-Inherent accuracy? Top. Nothing needing re doing.

 

Bottom line? Brilliant...is the gun that's just a TAD better. The CZ75.

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Most ridiculed firearm I've ever heard of? That's easy. The Beretta M9 pistol. Judging by feedback and observations of active and ex-military and the Interweb, easily the worst service pistol ever foisted upon the US military (ever).

 

Your mileage may vary :P

The ridicule came because it replaced the M1911A1, followed by interminable sour grapes after a few, quickly solved issues. Think of it as the pistol version of the M16 controversy.

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I use to shoot practical pistol with a 92F back when they first got in the spot light in the 1980's. I eventually swapped both of mine for Glocks and never looked back. I didn't the the long DA first shot pull when clearing the holster followed by a short SA pull. It made simple double taps a challenge. With the Glock they are all the same, almost like with the 1911 once you get used to it.

 

But, to each his own. ;)

 

BTW, I do like the Colt Single Action Army in .45 Colt. :D

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