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  1. Good riddance. Bought my first AR there from very disinterested employees. Spent over a grand on the rifle, bag, a gun cabinet, ammo, etc. and the whole time they were happier to talk to their friends hanging out in the store than me as the newbie customer. I've been shopping online ever since, and I couldn't be happier. 20-30% discount and the same amount of customer service.
  2. are you doing this for compliance reasons? you want to maintain some other 'evil' features? if so, you can do a fixed magazine mod for the AR-15. These were popular in new york during the AWB (not sure if still so), but basically, it's a permanently fixed magazine that's loaded by removing the takedown pin, and hinging the upper away from the lower. The beauty of this design is that you can use clips (via a strip-lula type device) to load the mag quickly. some info here: http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_8_11/230550_.html
  3. 1. join AKForum 2. make friends with member Bad-Element 3. get him to cut down or rivet some metal mags for you 4. ... 5. profit I love my riveted/blocked 15/30 metal mags. My WASR looks "proper" with them. And this guy does really good/really fast work.
  4. Another vote for the M&P Sport - I bought before Xmas, so it was a bit high (~770 out the door) but I've seen them cheaper since. And I disagree with the "buy once, cry once" with a platform as customizable as the AR. Buy a cheap (but still well regarded) entry level one, then upgrade only those components that you need for better comfort, etc. I got different furniture for mine, an aftermarket charging handle, and a BAD lever - all based on my and my wife's shooting style after a couple hundred rounds. I'm still in for less than a grand (including the ammo shot) and I have a gun that fits me and her perfectly.
  5. I've always been a fan of the post apocalypse type fiction, but when it comes to reality, i think there's a much higher chance of a societal downturn that preserves some of the things we depend on, but takes away others... To me, the realistic SHTF situations begin with large scale economic collapse, energy infrastructure collapse, a pandemic, large scale natural diseasters, or, most often, war. Most importantly, these events don't end humanity as we know it, they just make life into living hell for a select population of people. Again, this is not about holing up in the basement with your honey, your shotgun, and a month's supply of canned beans, and protecting yourself from zombies. I'm specifically talking about your normal living situation slowly worsening, while you still have to find some way to live, work, eat, entertain yourself, etc. So let's say that an economic collapse has occurred. Basically, your comfortable, middle-class life in a 1st world country has been upturned. 1. You still have your home, family, etc. 2. You may still have a job, but your money is worth a lot less now due to runaway inflation. Your job is not that secure, however, and unemployment is rampant. 3. Public services have ceased or significantly reduced due to lack of funds. This means that formerly safe areas are dangerous, as desperate people turn to crime to support themselves, and there are no police to stop them (or police are part of the problem like in Mexico). Maybe there's very little sanitation, electricity is unreliable, hospitals are overcrowded, etc. 4. Basic necessities become difficult to obtain (i.e. gas, food, medicine) either due to short supply, or out of control price gauging Now, many of us may chuckle at such what-ifs, since nothing like that could ever happen "here". But recent history has taught us that previously stable and even prosperous locales can turn to shit rather quickly. Iraq was stable before we arrived. New Orleans was a city, rather than a lake prior to Katrina. Indonesia was a vacation paradise before the tsunami. Have you looked at pics of Bosnia before the war? It was a regular, semi-prosperous eastern bloc country. Same with Argentina before the financial collapse. etc. etc. I've read some very interesting blogs / personal accounts on such situations from people who have lived through them: Post Katrina New Orleans (short term SHTF): http://www.frfrogspad.com/disastr.htm Post Economic Collapse Argentina (long term SHTF) - this one requires a login - but it's great. Basically: dude still has a job, a family, a house, but the money is worthless - what do you do? How do you continue to survive? http://www.frugalsquirrels.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=044387;p=1 Post Invasion Iraq (really long term SHTF): I had a good link for this but lost it... I'll update if I can find it. Just some thoughts.
  6. I've never been to any of the shows near Jersey, but the ones down south are just full of ridiculously overpriced crap, fake Nazi stuff, and delicious beef jerky. I realized that the only thing I've ever bough there was beef jerky and ammo cans.
  7. My first fun stick: A bone stock S&W M&P 15 Sport. It was my Christmas present to myself, and the wife and I have had some fun shooting it since then. In fact, we went through the initial purchase of ammo so fast that we ended up buying the overpriced range ammo to finish up our 1st shooting session. Not making that mistake again
  8. illig

    Polish P64

    how do you like the trigger OP? also Polish here, so was curious about the little P64 but that 21+lb trigger pull (as measured by some reviews) is turning me off... haven't tried it yet but a Glock is what 5 - 6lbs?!?
  9. Hi all - new member here, and just saw this thread: 1. Application type: New FID with 2 hand gun purchase permits 2. Police Department where you applied: South Orange PD 3. Name of the person you dealt with at the PD: Lieutenant Detective Mavanda (I may have spelled that wrong) 4. Time taken to issue FID and/or permit: Approx. 5 months (Aug - Dec) - see notes. 5. Documents required by the PD (aside from the standard application and the mental health release form): Standard application, fingerprints, 2 references 6. Notes - anything pertaining to the application process (unforeseen difficulties, chief of police calling your home, you hiring an attorney, etc.). It may seem like the process took forever, but I have to give praise to the detective - I initially gave him incorrect addresses for my references, so they did not receive the letter, and subsequently my references were really slow to respond (1+ month). He also had to work with multiple state agencies for the background checks (I just moved in from out of state). Based on some horror stories i've read, it would've been easy for him to reject my application as incomplete/incorrect, etc. So I appreciate his patience.
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