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Post by Ironmonger on Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:31 pm

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I'll just start off with the classic AK-47 vs M16 argument. My favor mainly goes to the AK because it's possibly the most reliable weapon still manufactured. The 7.62x39 cartridge packs a hell of a punch compared to the 5.56 NATO, unfortunately the magazines are much heavier and longer. The plus sides of the AK are extreme reliability and firepower, and low cost to manufacture. Downsides are is it's morbidly obese for a modern weapon, the ergonomics are a little awkward, and the barrel wiggles so much upon firing that it's effective range is shorter than the M16, not to mention heavier recoil.

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Post by Ketchup on Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:57 pm

Depends on what you want in a firearm: stability, lightness and range for the M16/4, or simple ruggedness and ease of repair for the AK series.
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Post by Ironmonger on Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:02 pm

Pretty much. The M16 prioritizes performance and the AK prioritizes reliability. There has been some issues with soldiers and their M4 carbines, mainly Middle Eastern sand getting in the action and choking them up. According to some article I read it got the military looking for a successor to the M4. Some US soldiers have been using arab weapons in place of their standard rifles I think.

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Post by IncoherentOrange on Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:04 pm

Sand and mud are the ultimate hardships for a firearm, I'd figure, and AKs handle them better than pretty much anything many militaries use.
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Post by Ironmonger on Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:11 pm

The AK is a fine weapon just don't expect it to be a tack-driver. Sometimes I wonder where some of these countries get off with the bullpup designs. They seem a bit awkward.

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Post by CamoBadger on Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:23 pm

I'll keep my M16/4 thank you very much.
I've played with both, in military version, and honestly I hate the AK.
It's got a punch, that's true, but using it effectively is a nightmare. Putting it on semi minimizes the kick on it, but the accuracy is still bad due to the bolt being looser in the receiver, which is also why it can operate so well in dirt, there's more room for it to get clogged up before it will jam from that.
On auto however, just a 3 round burst almost knocked me off my damn feet, and I'm not exactly what you could call a little guy. I'm small, but 180lbs is plenty enough to hold me in place from weapon recoil, plus I know how to keep a pretty stable stance when firing, but I still almost fell on my ass.


As for countries using bullpups, it depends. Newer nations can kinda get away with it because their militaries are young compared to other countries, which means they can adapt to the design of bullpups quicker than nations that have had militaries using standard rifles. I personally don't like them, because as you said the designs are awkward to get used to, and the mechanisms and methods of clearing jams take way too much time to do. Plus most of the ones militaries actually use don't have an open bolt, so there is no way to know if it's loaded when you don't want it to be.


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Re: Gun/Military Thread

Post by Ketchup on Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:25 pm

My father intends on getting our family an AR-15 for target shooting sometime, so we'll find out how those feel to fire with civvy rounds, anyway.
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Post by Derpy Hooves on Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:51 pm

Let's start with an instigator: Military service sucks.

I can shoot an AR-15 accurately, and a 9mm pistol slightly less accurately (IM A SHAKER!), I have shot an ak-47 for a short period durin one day, and an m60 many times. Neither of those were really trying they were just for fun. Also have shot one bullet from a .50 calibre sniper rifle, just because some redneck in wisconsin was allowing people to shoot his for $12 a bullet and it looked fun. I hit about.... 4 feet from the point I was aiming at!

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Post by CamoBadger on Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:56 pm

Derpy Hooves wrote:Let's start with an instigator: Military service sucks.

I see your argument, and offer my own:
It depends on your point of view and personality. There are always points that suck, it's a given, but that can apply to any aspect of life. Going to school sucks, going to work sucks, etc.
But I can agree military service does have that one part of it that makes it suck more than any other (deployment), but it also has so many parts of it that are amazing. Some of the best friends I have I met in the military, and the fun you have with those guys is amazing. I honestly wouldn't trade those times for anything in the world.
You also really feel like your part of something important with the military. I know some people don't care about that kind of thing, but it definitely is a factor for a lot of people to know they're doing something important regardless of your job in the military.

So yeah, it sucks a little, but I think the positives tend to outweigh that for me.

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Re: Gun/Military Thread

Post by Ironmonger on Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:00 pm

This thread got off to a good start, also Camo I forgot to mention that your avatar is adawable.

Don't get me wrong, I like the AR-15 platform I just tend to play favorites with the AK most of the time. When I actually get some money flowing in I intend on getting an AR-15 and a WASR-10 and modify them. I'm much larger than most people despite being a little short so I might be able to handle the AK better than most, and now I'm anxious to test that theory.

I also want to get a 45-70 lever rifle and a .357 carbine.

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Post by Harmony Ltd. on Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:22 pm

I think we all know who's going to win this match

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Stuff you know if you have an AK.

Stuff you know if you have an AR

Stuff you know if you have a Mosin Nagant

It works though you have never cleaned it. Ever. You have $9 per ounce special non-detergent synthetic teflon infused oil for cleaning. It was last cleaned in Berlin in 1945.
You are able to hit the broad side of a barn from inside. You are able to hit the broad side of a barn from 600m. You can hit the farm from two counties over.
Cheap mags are fun to buy. Cheap mags melt. What's a mag?
Your safety can be heard 300m away. You can silently flip off the safety with your finger on the trigger. What's a safety?
Your rifle comes with a cheap nylon sling. Your rifle has a 9 point stealth tactical suspension system. Your rifle has dog collars.
Your bayonet makes a good wire cutter. Your bayonet is actually a pretty good steak knife. Your bayonet is longer than your leg.
You can put a .30" hole through 12" of oak, if you can hit it. You can put one hole in a paper target at 100m with 30 rounds. You can knock down everyone else's target just from the shock wave of your bullet going downrange.
When out of ammo, your rifle will nominally pass as a club. When out of ammo, your rifle makes a great whiffle bat. When out of ammo, your rifle makes a supreme war club, pike, boat oar, tent pole, or firewood.
Recoil is manageable, even fun. What's recoil? Recoil often used to relocate shoulders thrown out by the previous shot.
Your sight adjustment goes to '10', and you've never bothered moving it. Your sight adjustment is incremented in fractions of minute of angle. Your sight adjustment goes to 12 miles and you've actually tried it.
Your rifle can be used by any two bit nation's most illiterate conscripts to fight elite forces worldwide. Your rifle is used by elite forces worldwide to fight two bit nations most illiterate conscripts. Your rifle has fought against itself and won every time.
Your rifle won some revolutions. Your rifle won the cold war. Your rifle won a pole vault event.
You paid $350. You paid $900. You paid $59.95.
You buy cheap ammo by the case. You lovingly reload precision crafted rounds one by one. You dig your ammo out of a farmer's field in Ukraine and it works just fine.
You can intimidate your foe with the bayonet mounted. Your foes laugh when you mount your bayonet. You can bayonet your foe on the other side of the river without leaving the comfort of your hole.
Service life, 50 years. Service life, 40 years. Service Life, 100 years.
Its easier to buy a new rifle when you want to change cartridge sizes. You can change cartridge sizes with the push of a couple of pins and a new upper. You believe no real man would dare risk the ridicule of his friends by suggesting there is anything but 7.62x54r.
You can repair your rifle with a big hammer and a swift kick. You can repair your rifle by taking it to a certified gunsmith, it's under warranty! If your rifle breaks, you buy a new one.
You consider it a badge of honor when you get your handguards to burst into flames. You consider it a badge of honor when you shoot a sub-MOA 5 shot group. You consider it a badge of honor when you cycle 5 rounds without the aid of a 2x4.
After a long day at the range you relax by watching "Red Dawn." After a long day at the range you relax by watching "Blackhawk Down." After a long day at the range you relax by visiting the chiropractor. THEN you watch "Enemy at the Gates."
After cleaning your rifle you have a strong urge for a stiff shot of Vodka. After cleaning your rifle you have a strong urge for hotdogs and Apple Pie. After cleaning your rifle you have a strong urge for shishkabob.
You can accessorize your rifle with a new muzzle brake or a nice stock set. Your rifle's accessories are eight times more valuable than your rifle. Your rifle's accessory is a small tin can with a funny lid, but its buried under an apartment building somewhere in Budapest.
Your rifle's finish is varnish and paint. Your rifle's finish is Teflon and high tech polymers. Your rifle's finish is low grade shellac, cosmoline and Olga's toe nails.
Your wife tolerates your autographed, framed picture of Mikhail Kalashnikov. Your wife tolerates your autographed, framed picture of Eugene Stoner. You're not sure there WERE cameras to photograph Sergei Mosin.
Late at night you sometimes have to fight the urge to hold your rifle over your head and shout "Wolverines!" Late at night you sometimes have to fight the urge to clear your house, slicing the pie from room to room. Late at night, you sometimes have to fight the urge to dig a fighting trench in the yard to sleep in.
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Post by CamoBadger on Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:28 pm

Thank you for posting that chart, I love it Rainbow

Also, we aren't talking about mosins, or the fact that shooting it more than 10 times leaves a bruise the size of Rhode Island on your shoulder.

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Post by Harmony Ltd. on Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:30 pm

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Post by Ironmonger on Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:33 pm

I wanted to get a Nagant myself after getting to observe Frost's 91/30. One of my ideas was to half-ass it and replace the part I chopped off with a really long rubber pad

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Post by IncoherentOrange on Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:42 pm

It'd be cool to get few Nagants, because they cost as much as a video game while an AR in Canada costs a grand.
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Post by Frost on Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:47 pm

I like my Mosin. It helps me compensate for my tiny penis.

As for AR v. AK, give me an AR every damn day of the week
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Post by Ironmonger on Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:49 pm

That chart seems like nothing but a set up for dong jokes using the Nagant. Big mac

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Post by Frost on Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:01 pm

CamoBadger wrote:Thank you for posting that chart, I love it Rainbow

Also, we aren't talking about mosins, or the fact that shooting it more than 10 times leaves a bruise the size of Rhode Island on your shoulder.

$10, Amazon. Recoil pad. Problem solved, you're welcome
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Post by CamoBadger on Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:18 pm

Mister Frost wrote:
CamoBadger wrote:Thank you for posting that chart, I love it Rainbow

Also, we aren't talking about mosins, or the fact that shooting it more than 10 times leaves a bruise the size of Rhode Island on your shoulder.

$10, Amazon. Recoil pad. Problem solved, you're welcome
And ruin that beautiful piece of history? ARE YOU INSANE

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Post by Ironmonger on Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:21 pm

CamoBadger wrote:
Mister Frost wrote:
CamoBadger wrote:Thank you for posting that chart, I love it Rainbow

Also, we aren't talking about mosins, or the fact that shooting it more than 10 times leaves a bruise the size of Rhode Island on your shoulder.

$10, Amazon. Recoil pad. Problem solved, you're welcome
And ruin that beautiful piece of history? ARE YOU INSANE

I guess the original weapon is history. Trollestia

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Post by Frost on Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:34 pm

CamoBadger wrote:
Mister Frost wrote:
CamoBadger wrote:Thank you for posting that chart, I love it Rainbow

Also, we aren't talking about mosins, or the fact that shooting it more than 10 times leaves a bruise the size of Rhode Island on your shoulder.

$10, Amazon. Recoil pad. Problem solved, you're welcome
And ruin that beautiful piece of history? ARE YOU INSANE

Undo the two screws holding the buttplate in. Remove buttplate. Place recoil pad in its place. Place the screws back into their respective holes. When you are looking to display or sell it, reverse the above steps.

There, you have a "beautiful piece of history" you can actually use comfortably, and you can put the buttplate back on there whenever you want.
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Post by Ironmonger on Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:43 pm

You can get a new butt for the AK as well, possibly upgrade it to make it better.

OOOH A BROHOOF! Rainbow

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Post by Frost on Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:49 pm

Ironmonger wrote:You can get a new butt for the AK as well, possibly upgrade it to make it better.

OOOH A BROHOOF! Rainbow

You'd probably have an aneurism if you looked at the market for AR stocks.

Glad about the brohoof. At least somepony's getting them *grumble*
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Post by Derpy Hooves on Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:18 pm

CamoBadger wrote:
Derpy Hooves wrote:Let's start with an instigator: Military service sucks.

I see your argument, and offer my own:
It depends on your point of view and personality. There are always points that suck, it's a given, but that can apply to any aspect of life. Going to school sucks, going to work sucks, etc.
But I can agree military service does have that one part of it that makes it suck more than any other (deployment), but it also has so many parts of it that are amazing. Some of the best friends I have I met in the military, and the fun you have with those guys is amazing. I honestly wouldn't trade those times for anything in the world.
You also really feel like your part of something important with the military. I know some people don't care about that kind of thing, but it definitely is a factor for a lot of people to know they're doing something important regardless of your job in the military.

So yeah, it sucks a little, but I think the positives tend to outweigh that for me.

You weren't supposed to answer! I wanted the uneducated 14 year old patriot with the red dawn poster to scream at me about how he could kill me in 17 different ways!!!

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Post by Ironmonger on Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:21 pm

Derpy Hooves wrote:
GOD LYRA YOU'RE SUCH A BUZZKILL!
This explains that report I read about someone being beheaded by a table saw.
Anywho anyone got some opinions on handguns? I like .45 pistols personally, looking into getting a Glock.

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Post by CamoBadger on Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:28 pm

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GOD LYRA YOU'RE SUCH A BUZZKILL!
Please see the quote in my sig, everything will make sense.


@Ironmonger: Personally, I would agree with the .45 or go .40. If you go with a 9mm I will crap on your doorstep. I'm not going to say anything about your choice on Glock, except that I hate them.

As for a recommendation: look at the XD series (XD9, XD40, XD45). My dad's got one, and we both love it. They're very safe, easy to use and maintain, very reliable, and all together extremely well made guns.

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Post by Frost on Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:32 pm

Derpy Hooves wrote:

You weren't supposed to answer! I wanted the uneducated 14 year old patriot with the red dawn poster to scream at me about how he could kill me in 17 different ways!!!

GOD LYRA YOU'RE SUCH A BUZZKILL!

Let me oblige you.

You little pansy ass commie fag! I've watched Red Dawn and Act of Valor enough times to know that I could kick your ass all the time! Bitch!

Ironmonger wrote:This explains that report I read about someone being beheaded by a table saw. Anywho anyone got some opinions on handguns? I like .45 pistols personally, looking into getting a Glock.

I'm more a rifle/shotgun guy myself, but I'm a fan of Glocks and the Beretta 92. Not a revolver fan at all.
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Post by Ironmonger on Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:44 pm

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Please see the quote in my sig, everything will make sense.


@Ironmonger: Personally, I would agree with the .45 or go .40. If you go with a 9mm I will crap on your doorstep. I'm not going to say anything about your choice on Glock, except that I hate them.

As for a recommendation: look at the XD series (XD9, XD40, XD45). My dad's got one, and we both love it. They're very safe, easy to use and maintain, very reliable, and all together extremely well made guns.

Good luck with that, I have like 12 cats guarding my house as well as a yappy Yorky-Poo.
I'd likely get something in .40 for concealed carry, maybe a .45 long slide for duty. My brother and grandpa carry a 9mm pistol. I like 9mm for being cheap but it lacks power, good deterrent seemingly.

One of my beliefs is that a pistol cartridge usually has no business in a carbine unless it's at least a .45 or .357.

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Post by Frost on Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:47 pm

I like 9mm because I am far more accurate and fast-firing with it than with .40 or .45. Camo, if you've got a problem with that then, my dear friend, you can suck a big one.
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Re: Gun/Military Thread

Post by CamoBadger on Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:49 pm

I do have a problem with it. I can do pretty damn good with a 9mm, but I still don't like the round. Not enough stopping power, not even remotely, and when you're at close range, which handguns are meant for, that is a bad thing. Call me crazy, but if my gun doesn't have enough power to kill a pitbull, I don't want to use it on humans. (no, I'm not exaggerating. Buddy of mine in law enforcement had to kill a pitbull that had been attacking people in a town and his 9mm took 2 shots to get through the skull. The first got stuck in the bone).

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