“Assault Rifles”?? Really??

Discussion in 'Full Auto / Select Fire' started by SCARed, Jan 18, 2019.

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  1. SCARed

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    In this time of fighting for firearms rights, and having so much mis-information being spouted by the left, why oh why would someone name a sub-forum “assault rifles”??:mad:o_O:mad:o_O:confused:
     
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    That is a good point, maybe change it to "The most popular rifle platforms in the USA."
     
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    I like MSR, the "Modern Sporting Rifle".
     
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    ^ MSR :)
     
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    Or "Modern Muskets"
     
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    Or maybe big bad scary evil pew-pew thingy with fully automatic magazines.
    [cry snow flakes, cry!]
     
  7. ConcernedCitizen

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    Fwiw, Federal & American Eagle have already adopted the term MSR.

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    Gun works for me. lol
     
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    Enhanced Portable Life Support Devices
     
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    Isnt this a NFA forum so the term Assault rifle, as defined by the military as a select fire rifle capable of full auto is correct?

    I prefer battle rifle though. Sounds much more viking.
     
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    For me, MBR or Main Battle Rifle always signified a .308 rifle; generally an M1A, HK91, FAL, or the like.
     
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    I also like PDA, Personal Defense Accessory. This also applies well to carry pistols.
     
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    I didn't even notice this was in the NFA section... :oops:

    You are correct, "Assault Rifle" is a valid term, though the more generic term "Machine gun" might be a better term, so as to include belt-fed weapons.
     
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    never heard the term assault rifle while I was in the military not once. But then again Gen. Hertling was my Brigade Cdr once. :eek:
     
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    I can't really recall hearing the term "Assault Rifle" while in the Army either...
    I do remember terms like Automatic gunfire / automatic weapon or names of firearms like AK47 etc...
    Granted its been a few days since I got out and I might not be remembering right.

    Personally I dislike the term "Assault Rifle" when used to describe any Semi Automatic rifle of any type or make , design etc...
    Andy
     
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    This.

    It is just the exact opposite of 'Assault Rifles' in connotation and puts a humorous spin on it, taking a jab at anti-gunners.

    I am a long time member and frequent visitor to AdvRider.com, and they put a humorous spin on all of their forum names and rules and so on. E.G., "Shiny Things", "Face Plant", "GSpot" (BMW GS bikes), "Orange Crush" (KTM). The call it the "Asylum" as a nickname, members are "inmates" and the official greeting is flipping the bird.

    We could use a little more humor here and a poke at anti-gunners wouldn't hurt.
     
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    "Modern Muskets"...
    I do get the humor here...and I have no issue with others using the term.
    But I personally dislike the term and won't use it myself.

    With that said , the term does make a valid point....
    Many muskets or smoothbores that were made or modified to have "military features" , such as a bayonet lug and common caliber were very popular and often were required to be owned in 18th and 19th century America.
    In fact , one could have been fined for showing up to Militia Muster without a firearm that had such features or even the required number of cartridges.
    How times have changed...and in this case , not for the better.
    Andy
     
  18. SCARed

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    I would just combine “Assault Rifles” and “Submachine guns” into one category called “Machine Guns” or “Full-Auto”. The reality is NWFA isn’t large enough to separate out machine guns into different types and have any sort of content.
     
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    Where do we here at NWFA have a sub-forum titled "Assault Rifles"...?
    I've looked twice now and haven't found it.
    Andy
     
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