Ruger LC9. I hate DAO.
He wanted $1,400 for the POF MP5.Those factory collapsible mini-14 stocks are worth more than the gun alone is nowadays.
There is reproduction coming out by Samson MFG, though.(not sure if released yet)
I don't blame you for the trade though, MP5's are sweet, won't ever sell mine.
He wanted $1,400 for the POF MP5.
I got $1,000 for the Mini-14 and paid $400 cash.
Given that I paid $900 for the mini-14 6 years prior, I feel I got a good deal on trading a gun I didn't use.
I do agree with you; MP5s are sweet
Depending on when yours was made. There are so many things.Mine seems ok. Doesn't look that there is that much to go wrong with them. Anything I should look for?
I wonder how many of us here have tried that dream at one time of another. I did myself for several years, a long time ago. I became disenchanted and found an industrial job that paid double, probable quadruple when you count the better hours, overtime, and full benefits. I haven’t looked back for an instant.Man I could go on. I saw so many things wrong there, but I had blinders on because I thought I was living the dream building guns for a living!
So true!I wonder how many of us here have tried that dream at one time of another. I did myself for several years, a long time ago. I became disenchanted and found an industrial job that paid double, probable quadruple when you count the better hours, overtime, and full benefits. I haven’t looked back for an instant.
I’ve had a lot of friends tell me over the years that I should be a gunsmith. I always reply HECK No! Why would I want to take that kind of pay cut?
It takes many many years to get good enough to where you can call yourself a real gunsmith, and tens of thousands of dollars worth of tools, and on top of that you have to deal with “gun people”, who are some of the worst cheapskate bastards around!
I have one of those. it doesn't extract but I don't feel like inflicting it on someone else. got any recommendations to fix the extraction?So true!
I’m glad I got the opportunity to step into that realm, even if my experience was with one of the lessor manufactures (TNW is far far from a role model employer much less gun manufacturer), at least I was able to.
I got to dick around too and have fun,. I pretty much developed their 10mm and fixed the extraction issues all the early versions had. Used down time to work on my own stuff. Took advantage of the free parkerization tank, lathes and mills. Made my own can cannon.
Back on topic, I don’t miss the funky half arsed carbine thingy they make. I have no qualms pointing out the absolutely garbage design points to others either.