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Offline TonyB

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Re: Is an SBR worth it?
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2017, 05:56:47 PM »
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In all fairness, my 2nd sbr was an mp5 clone.  It was "cool and all", but I hardly ever even get it out of the safe anymore and my heart just isn't into it like it used to be.  It is what it is.  A one trick pony.
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I did the same thing ... and felt the same way ... until I had a windfall and my wife said "spend it how you want" and I bought a transferable sear!
The MP5 came back to the front of the safe ... until I added a MP5K and an MP5SD /// this was back in the good old days when you could buy a sear pack for $10K ... long before they started hitting $35K like they are now

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Re: Is an SBR worth it?
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2017, 07:02:50 PM »
I agree totally.

I missed out in the early 90's on "cheap" transferable M16's and MP5's.

My only transferable was purchased at an estate sale.  His wife was asking well below the market value for the gun, and was not wanting much more than enough to buy her husband and herself a tombstone.

I think under the circumstances, we both left as content about the deal as either of us could.  She didn't want the gun and her kids (adults) wanted even less to do with it, so she got what she was wanting for it (plus a little) and I was able to realize one of my life long dreams of owning a machinegun.

That gun that I paid $1200 for ten years ago, are going for over $8 now.  The obama years have really spiked the prices on all transferables.

I'm still waiting on Lage to release his AR upper for the M10 variant.  I suspect the M11 versions will likely be released in the next 2 months if I was guessing.  He was just waiting on tech branch for (non gun) approval.



 
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Re: Is an SBR worth it?
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2017, 07:34:06 PM »
Last full auto I fired was an M14 over 30 years ago, unless you count a magazine through an MP5/10 with two round burst, courtesy of the FBI. That was interesting.

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Re: Is an SBR worth it?
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2017, 07:47:12 PM »
I couldn't imagine ripping off with a bunch of 308.  That sounds more like cruel and unusual punishment from doing something wrong than "fun" to me.  LOL









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Re: Is an SBR worth it?
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2017, 01:20:39 PM »
I couldn't imagine ripping off with a bunch of 308.  That sounds more like cruel and unusual punishment from doing something wrong than "fun" to me.  LOL
I had bought a PTR 91 Pistol (308) with the intent of SBR-ing it but with the sear installed I can put a stock on it, anyway, in FA, after the 3rd round you were pointing skywards so unless you were shooting at targets coming down a hill it wasn't very effective ... and yes, its not pleasant even with the HK21 clubfoot stock and heavy buffer!  I ended up selling it because I didn't shoot it ... sometimes I regret letting it go, but it helped to fund my 6.5 Creedmoor which I do shoot!

My first MP5 clone is a Coharie CA89, which I'd SBR'd just before Obama took office in (received my stamps on January 19th 2008); turn around on the stamp was 62 days.
The MP5K and MP5SD are the new Omega's I've bought in the last year ... I just bought the barreled receivers to save a few $$$ and I had a few HK parts including housing and SA trigger packs ... the thing I liked about them is they came "sear ready" and their customer support ... a few of their early guns had problems but they were taken care of promptly, and there were posts from the satisfied customers.
When I bought my SD, the ad said "After you take possession of the barreled receiver you can add your favorite trigger pack and suppressor ."
I should have known better but I didn't realize it had to be a favorite SD suppressor and kind of whined about it on several forms but I also included my fix for the problem which included removing a few of the baffles from my "favorite suppressor" and using the direct thread adapter I'd bought for my Scorpion EVO ... within a few months they started offering fake SD suppressors or the SD with the K barrel (instead of an actual SD barrel) inside the SD shroud so you could actually install your favorite 3lug suppressor or if memory serves you could get a threaded K barel.

Later I realized I had a approved form 1 stamp for an 11" can in 45 caliber that I hadn't built yet ... although it has a .5" hole it works for the 9mm very well and its made its home on the SD ... originally it was for another project but while I was waiting 11 months for my approval that project got scraped, fortunately I didn't cancel the stamp. This is an older picture, currently I have a folding brace that has the shockwave blade on it.

OK ... I've been rambling on enough.

YES ... SBR is worth it!

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Re: Is an SBR worth it?
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2017, 01:01:07 AM »
I couldn't imagine ripping off with a bunch of 308.  That sounds more like cruel and unusual punishment from doing something wrong than "fun" to me.  LOL

M-14 is a lot of rifle, but yes, it went "on high" on rock and roll. We had one guy who could keep it on target in full auto, ex Mexican professional wrestler, 5'5" in each direction.
I'd love to get a BREN pistol and SBR, but the money isn't there right now, unfortunately. Maybe someday.

 

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