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by ranb
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: NFA Weapons
Topic: Candidate for Congress chops AR-15 barrel; is investigated.
Replies: 2
Views: 2318

Candidate for Congress chops AR-15 barrel; is investigated.

A Candidate for Congress cut down her AR-15 barrel in a video posted to Facebook and is being investigated for making an SBR without BATFE authorization. https://www.facebook.com/KarenMallardForVA/?hc_ref=ARTrdPMeOMDHoJ_nBGFsezCiGzxF3l7Sok5ET8A_1pzwxnowaXyITVRZu51BZewkbrk&fref=nf http://www.valleyne...
by ranb
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: How far have you driven for a conjugal visit?
Replies: 10
Views: 2149

Re: How far have you driven for a conjugal visit?

When WA was an "own but no use allowed" state I would pack up a gun case along with ammo and silencers if I was traveling to a friendlier state. WA to VA was the greatest distance I traveled to shoot suppressed.

Ranb
by ranb
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Silencer use by LE/MIL
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

Re: Silencer use by LE/MIL

Military and LEO are always exempt from the same gun laws as the rest of us by default. Not always. In WA until 2011 the silencer use ban applied to police as well as the rest of us. It took the combination of a Democrat sponsor and the police showing up at committee hearings to support the bill to...
by ranb
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: News Stories
Topic: 12 Bump stocks used by Vegas shooter
Replies: 13
Views: 1637

Re: 12 Bump stocks used by Vegas shooter

So what would be more effective in the Mandalay Bay shooting scenario? Aimed fire in semi-auto or spray and pray using bump fire? While he was aiming at a large group of people over 1000 feet away, it's possible that many of his shots went wide of the target. Did use of his slide fire stocks actuall...
by ranb
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Why didn't I think of this?
Replies: 47
Views: 5865

Re: Why didn't I think of this?

Don't some states have different (from the feds) definitions for firearms and silencers? Would this gun be legal in CA and NJ?

Ranb
by ranb
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: FREE--Pro 2nd Amendment political thriller novel on Amazon
Replies: 9
Views: 950

Re: FREE--Pro 2nd Amendment political thriller novel on Amazon

Ranb, you should post your work on Submariner Life. I bet that several here would be interested in reading it. And probably Tens of Thousands more, it's just a matter of getting it exposure so that they know that it's available. :D That it a good idea. It is one thing to write short stories, quite ...
by ranb
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: FREE--Pro 2nd Amendment political thriller novel on Amazon
Replies: 9
Views: 950

Re: FREE--Pro 2nd Amendment political thriller novel on Amazon

I finished the book. My comments are below. Page 10. Says Sanford probably drives instead of flies as "It would be far too challenging and time-consuming to take the pistol on a plane." I'm not aware of anything that makes taking a pistol in checked luggage challenging. It is very rare that the TSA ...
by ranb
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: FREE--Pro 2nd Amendment political thriller novel on Amazon
Replies: 9
Views: 950

Re: FREE--Pro 2nd Amendment political thriller novel on Amazon

Reading it now; a review will follow. 99 cents books on Amazon are nice. So far it is not exactly the type of book I would normally read, but it is absolutely not a waste of time and so far a decent read.

Ranb
by ranb
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: hearing protection act
Replies: 43
Views: 4799

Re: hearing protection act

doubloon wrote:Agreed.

It removes them from the definition of firearms.
But how does it control them like long guns instead of something like handguns or any other non-nfa firearm?
by ranb
Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: hearing protection act
Replies: 43
Views: 4799

Re: hearing protection act

I'm not really understanding how this bill makes silencers like long guns as opposed to handguns. What am I missing? Thanks. (a) In General.--Section 5845(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking ``(7) any silencer'' and all that follows through ``; and (8)'' and inserting ``;...
by ranb
Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Non-serviceable suppressor
Replies: 7
Views: 2111

Re: Non-serviceable suppressor

New to suppressors. I can not take mine apart to clean it. Can I just clean the bore when I clean my rifle, or would I, (and the can) be better off spending the money on a sonic cleaner. Thanks for the advice. Weigh it. If it hasn't gained more than a few grams, then it doesn't need cleaning. My ce...
by ranb
Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Silencer Reviews
Topic: Comment: Spectre II vs Sparrow (vs. Amphibian vs. Oasis-P vs
Replies: 3
Views: 3162

Re: Comment: Spectre II vs Sparrow (vs. Amphibian vs. Oasis-P vs

I've always wanted to clock the speed of these integrally suppressed Rugers and today I got my chance. A guy showed up at the range with a Gemtech Oasis. The aluminum Oasis was several inches shorter and much lighter than my own form 1 Ruger MKii. My design is 17" long and the stainless tube adds mu...
by ranb
Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Thread adapter for M-1A
Replies: 2
Views: 571

Thread adapter for M-1A

I'm looking at 5/8-24 adapters for my M-1A. I need one that mounts the original front sight.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/620345 ... -m1a-matte $90

https://www.deltapdesign.com/m14-m1a-mu ... apter.html $196

Any recommendations? Thanks.

Ranb
by ranb
Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: News Stories
Topic: possibly largest mass shooting at Orlando nightclub
Replies: 42
Views: 2257

Re: possibly largest mass shooting at Orlando nightclub

"Home grown"? Examine the beliefs of the household he grew up in. I wish I could, but the Mateen's parents aren't saying very much. This guy was in his 30's. The beliefs I grew up with are not entirely the same ones I live with now; I wouldn't be surprised if he drifted away from what his parents t...
by ranb
Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: News Stories
Topic: possibly largest mass shooting at Orlando nightclub
Replies: 42
Views: 2257

Re: possibly largest mass shooting at Orlando nightclub

The perp was born in NY in 1986, his parents probably entered the USA during the Carter or Reagan presidencies. It appears that most of our violence is home grown and not likely be affected by relatively few muslim refugees entering the country.

Ranb
by ranb
Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: News Stories
Topic: possibly largest mass shooting at Orlando nightclub
Replies: 42
Views: 2257

Re: possibly largest mass shooting at Orlando nightclub

The words I've heard were "assault weapon" and the dreaded "AK-15".

50 dead. US citizen (born in NY) of Afghan descent is the perp. I've read he was a licensed security guard.

Ranb
by ranb
Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Pistol vs Rifle
Replies: 22
Views: 5139

Re: Pistol vs Rifle

I have a 8 K-baffle can that when I screw it onto my Walther P22 it's as quiet as a church mouse, but when I screw it onto my Ruger 10/22 rifle it seems a heck of a lot louder. I'm using the same Winchester subsonic ammo. Is this par for the course? Do pistol and rifle can internals differ in some ...
by ranb
Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Gun Discussion
Topic: Guns in New Zealand
Replies: 2
Views: 2896

Guns in New Zealand

I'm involved in a conversation on another forum. A person from NZ claimed in part; A gun license is issued entirely at police discretion. I don't know of any cases of people being declined without good cause.... I find it quite hard to believe that there are no law abiding persons in NZ who want to ...
by ranb
Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: NFA Weapons
Topic: 41p rule announced
Replies: 33
Views: 4247

Re: 41p rule announced

I've been reading 41P here; https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwixjrywl5nKAhUCw2MKHWlKCxwQFggdMAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.atf.gov%2Ffile%2F100896%2Fdownload&usg=AFQjCNGjECZEYbqzYP0DdlwRbU5Q9Tagow&sig2=Upz4aCw4RD6KeVN0bwer-A It seems the meat of the entire documen...
by ranb
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Full length suppressor/integral suppressor
Replies: 12
Views: 2061

Re: Full length suppressor/integral suppressor

Are you trying to avoid the SBR tax by making the barrel/silencer assembly >16" Are you able to extend the tube back to the front of the action?

Randy
by ranb
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: M48 (spotter-tracer) silencer
Replies: 1
Views: 936

M48 (spotter-tracer) silencer

If I'm able to obtain an M48 upper for my AR-15, I'm going to make a silencer for it. The Army Ammunition Data Sheet for small caliber ammo says a 110 grain charge of IMR 7383 is used to propel the 833 grain bullet 1745 fps with a chamber pressure of 38000 psi. I think I can safely bring it up to 18...
by ranb
Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: homemade silencer
Replies: 19
Views: 5393

Re: homemade silencer

I don't attract much of a crowd anymore as compared to ten years ago when I let police officers op check my cans; before the attorney general wrote and said that they were not actually exempt from prosecution (pre-2011) for using them. I have compared mine to a few commercial cans, results were mixe...
by ranb
Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: homemade silencer
Replies: 19
Views: 5393

Re: homemade silencer

No idea, no meter here. Few silencers to compare to also. Owner likes it though.

Randy
by ranb
Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: homemade silencer
Replies: 19
Views: 5393

Re: homemade silencer

I thought I had posted about that build, but I couldn't find it. http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u320/ranb40/suppressors/308baffles_zpsbd2b7c65.jpg Here is a 5.56 build I helped a guy with. It uses a similar cone and K baffle arrangement. I'll be going with a cone/spacer build for my next 5.56 an...