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Another really good day shooting full autos

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by Just Jim, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Got to go out with friends and try out some really good stuff. It was more of a learning session on how some of it works as I had never spent time shooting these gun before. I was amazed at the history behind most of them and picking them up you learned a lot about the men who carried them.

    MG 34 was very well made and machined to German perfection. Very interesting on how it all breaks down and what it takes to change the barrel. Accuracy was outstanding and the gun run flawless. Nice package but a heavy SOB.

    I got to study a MG 42 but not fire it, man what quick easy barrel changes and you can really see how the Germans went to stampings during the war.

    Sterling subgun, the Britts were smart and built a fine 9mm gun with a really amazing magazine. Gun run flawless and was accurate enough to easily hit shotgun shells at 40 feet.

    That was all for the day, can't wait for the machinegun shoot at ARPC.:D
     
  2. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Pics? :D
     
  3. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I wish they would let me but the guys are very private. One of them will be at the shoot with a jap 99 and a mp44 plus all kinds of other weapons. I will introduce you should you show up at the shoot.:D
     
  4. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I don't blame them, those are some nice toys.
     
  5. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Deal is with him as a dealer once a year he brings his historic guns out as demo guns. He makes no money but charges for ammo. Thompson, jap99, mp44,sten,bar,AK and M16. You will see more at that shoot than any place else on the west coast.
     
  6. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I'm particularly fond of the Sterling SMG... such an elegantly simple design, yet not a cheap looking or feeling weapon with great lines.

    Plus, Imperial Stormtroopers carry them! ;)
     
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  7. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Wait till you spend some time with the Swedish K sub gun. Dead accurate, drums or sticks, open top area so easy to see sights and target plus easy to control trigger for singles, doubles or rock and roll.:D
     
  8. Roger65

    Roger65 Portland Active Member

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    Where can you shoot full auto around here. Besides Albany Rifle Club, which is 85 miles from me according to Google, is it gravel pits only? Do you generally call the Ranger station first to let them know so they don't get spooked?

    Or am I overthinking it?
     
  9. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Overthinking it. MG's are legal to own in Oregon, and as long as you have a legally NFA stamped MG it's no different than shooting any other firearm, except WAY more expensive.
     
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  10. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If you think about it, full auto weapons aren't more costly in the long run.
    My Thompson only cost $5,900.00 in 1999.
    When you factor in it's appreciation in value since it was purchased, you get an increase in value of around $950.00 per year.
    So to follow this logic, you can burn up a lot of ammo and still come out ahead.

    It's sorta like buying a 70 Hemi Cuda back in the 80's for around $8,000.00.
    Sure it gets lousy gas mileage, but how cool can you get driving around in one of those.
     
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  11. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Now you are just rationalizing! ( I really mean bragging... LOL!)
     
  12. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    :D let's see, if you bought an UZI two years ago for the going price of $6200 and you sold it today for the going price of $12,000 that's about $5800 worth of 9mm you could have shot up and still come out even. Not including the ATF tax of course:D
     
  13. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Meh... 9mm and 45ACP... get into 5.56, .308, and 7.62x39.

    Alright, who's willing to invest in some start-up money for me to get an MG?! o_O:D
     
  14. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Stomper, you don't need to buy them, just get on a gun trust that has them.
     
  15. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    so the guys that have paid that kind of money have no interest in undoing the NFA ;-)
     
  16. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Actually, they have no interest in repealing the Hughes Ammendment to the Firearms Owners
    Protective Act of 1986. (FOPA)
    That's the little piece of voice vote excrement that was rammed through in the middle of the night that
    forbids any new guns on the civilian registry. THAT is why a $600 M16 is now $25,000.

    Probably the best chance of loosening up any provision of NFA34 would be concerning silencers.
    Getting them off of the registry and treating them like a firearm (sale on a 4473, background check)
    may be possible.
     
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  17. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for clarifying. Well FOPA sounds an awful lot like "Faux pas".
     
  18. PrDubi

    PrDubi Deep in the heart of Dirty South Salem Active Member

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    I have an m11, and two other mgs.
    I wouldn't weep or cry one bit if the values took a dump....Im.for repeal a d everyone getting one. I did sell my mg42/59 because I needed to pay for wife's schooling.
     
  19. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Actually FOPA was a pretty good piece of legislation. Cleaned up some gray areas on the GCA68, Granted
    "safe passage" through restrictive states, cleaning up the definitions of what a "prohibited person" was and banning the Federal Government from creating a firearms registry. All in all good stuff for gun owners.


    The Hughes amendment was an "add-on" amendment, passed on a very dubious vote. There have been
    people trying to repeal it ever since.
     
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  20. PrDubi

    PrDubi Deep in the heart of Dirty South Salem Active Member

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    safe passage don't work.......tons of people in jail innocently today over nothing.
     
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