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Welcome to /k/, 4chan's weapons board. Our board centers around weapons, armor, and other myriad military technology. While guns are the primary topic, threads involving any other sort of weapons, from swords and knives to tanks and jet fighters, come up frequently as well. If you're new, we suggest reading the sticky at http://amagicalplace.wikia.com/wiki/Sticky to get acquainted with the board's subject matter.

Before posting a thread, please check our catalog to ensure that a thread about the same topic does not already exist.

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>No, we don't sell slingshots - that's against the law
>We sell garden tools which you can modify yourself

Any Ausfags go to SHOT Expo this weekend?
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>>25921347
It's a pretty hard country to get into unless you're mexican, canada on the other hand is a walk in as a commonwealth country.
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Anyone get to see the Adler A110 lever actions shotgun?
How was it?
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>>25921347
It's not as easy as just getting up and leaving, but I do envy your freedom to own more range toys.

Those magazines here would be worth $3850
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>>25921298
The Lithgows looked fucking mint, but I only spent a few seconds with the .308 as their shit was constantly packed while we were there. I'll probably buy one at some point but I'm too obsessed with these fucking straight-pulls now.

I kinda felt bad for the guy at the Warwicks booth, he's probably spent two long days repeating the same answers to the same questions non-stop. I think if they had a dollar for every "308 version when?" they'd have paid back the R&D cost already.

The WFA1 felt fucking great to hold though, I was on the fence initially but after copping a feel I really want one.

>>25921360
I didn't see any there yesterday
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>>25921353
yes, women's rights fucked everything fun forever. what was the first thing bitches did when they got the right to vote? they fucking banned alcohol.

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Didn't find a thread on this.

http://abc13.com/news/texas-senate-approves-open-carry-of-handguns/737090/

About time.
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>>25920172
Blame Austin.
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Dis they add the amendment they were arguing about?

The one where the cops aren't allowed to stop and ask for ID if you are open carrying?
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>>25920147
>Texas legalizes handgun open carry
>in 2015
>with a CCW

Congratulations on maintaining mediocrity, Texas.

Love PA.
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>>25921431
>has permits and shit for pistols
>calling other people lame
Nah

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What's the consensus on the arisaka?

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So, what are the advantages of 5.5 or 7.62x39 over 5.56? What made NATO take their dimensions? For a while I've been all about the NATO stuff, but lately I've been feeling the feel of Slav stuff. I like the look, I like the sheer durability of it all, but I don't quite have faith in the ballistics. They're all intermediate rounds, but I' not sure of what is "superior" in objective accounts.

tl;dr: What's the difference between 5.56, 5.45, and 7.62x39?
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>>25921163
>The more massive projectile drops like a rock beyond 300 yards,
this is true for 7.62x39 US subsonic, not the super sonic load
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>>25921342
They cannot be imported, retard.
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>>25921395
Have you seen the trajectory of 7.62x39? It's a fucking rainbow. Both 5.45 and 5.56 are more effective at longer ranges because they don't lose all their momentum by 300m.
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>>25921395
...uh, no, that's not how physics works.

Hell, I'm not even sure it's even feasible to hand-load subsonic x39 in the U.S. let alone find factory subsonic.
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>>25921342

Well, he's right regarding ball ammo.

5.45mm is a strong bullet that doesn't do much other than tumble after a set amount of penetration.

5.56mm isn't as strong, so it fragments when it hits at a certain impact velocity. When you hear of 5.56mm performing poorly, it's because it's behaving like 5.45mm.

Of, course, you can make each bullet behave in a similar way. It depends on bullet construction.

7.62mm short has potential for the most damage with hunting bullets, but with ball, it's not much different than 5.45mm and non-fragmenting 5.56mm.

5.56mm has the best external ballistics, with 5.45mm second, and 7.62mm short lagging behind both.

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IT LIVES

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3njDrUtT8k

Helicopter thread, anyone?
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>>25919311
Cool, source?
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Quality handguns, looking for Revolvers.
Any handguns are accepted.

>inb4 revolers ar insuperior
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>>25921328
>revolers ar insuperior
wut
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>>25921426
He's predicting that someone will tease him for wanting a revolver because they're outdated.

>>25921328
Smiths are all really nice. Ruger revolvers are great as well, and more durable than S&Ws. Taurus is okay, but ultimately still Taurus.

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How did they easily convert their guns to fully auto?
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>>25921015
FOIA the ATF? Would they even read it?
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>>25918645
anti-constitution traitor faction
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>>25921160
Thats an element of the Hollis v. Holder case. Getting access to that information that many people already know is out there about regular people legally manufacturing new machine guns puts the atf in a tight spot.
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This thread gives me the creeps.
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>>25921015
>New machineguns have been made since 1986 outside of the dealer sample class 3 FFL status and the atf has signed off on them

no

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Can any milbros here give me tips on staying awake for extended periods of time? I'm going to have to be awake for about 30 hours for work.

I'm also looking for ways to stay awake and alert in a SHTF scenario where I cannot sleep but must be combat effective.

Hard mode: No drugs
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>>25921390
Yeah, singletons a shithole, I like holsworthy, canungra and townsville barracks better.
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>>25921398
I'm not entirely sure. However most camping stores should have powdered electrolytes they are the main ingredient and if you can make that recipe, it tastes like shit but you wont be sleeping at all, ever.
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>>25920868
>awake for about 30 hours for work.
at this "work" what kind of stimuli do you have available to you?
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>>25921398
Also be careful on energy drinks I started drinking them a lot and they ended up giving me palpations so I had to stop that shit.
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At around 21 to 26 hours you will be hit by severe drowsiness and heat and light sensitivity, keep to a well lit area and don't be tempted by a warm shower.

The light sensitivity is your body naturally wanting to keep an established day and night cycle
the temperature is because cooling after a warm shower or removing a lovely warm coat cause drowsiness to an even greater extent.

After around the 28th hour you have bypassed 1 normal cycle and your body will be on a hyperactive alert mode, an old survival reaction, avoid "snapping" at people as you will be more passive aggressive than normal.

once your shift ends you will go home and be exhausted, avoid sleep until a normal time or you risk a long term change in sleep habits, for the next several days allow an extra hour of sleep, sleep debt is a thing and lump sum payments are more costly than gradual.

Did the real "Captain America" from Generation Kill ever suffer any serious consequences from having his personal behavior lampooned in a popular TV series?

And if so, did he actually deserve it? Was he that bad?
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>>25920596
>implying it's not TO&E

>>25920452
>having a GF and a dog

It's like you...err...I...hate money
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>>25916404

It's ok if you just say you never watched the show or read the book. You'll look like much less of a retard that way.
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>>25920718
>describes characters and plot points
>HURR YOU MUST HAVE NEVER WATCHED IT
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>>25920747

Everything he said about Patterson was blatantly wrong. Try thinking critically instead of resorting to shitty cliched 4chan responses.
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>>25916884
I kekked.
Twice.

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Ok /k/, you all have given good advice in the past. Here's my issue.

I'm trying to apply for overseas contracts with Academi for their XPG Static security.

Minimum requirements is 4 years AD 1 deployment. I only have 3 years AD and 1 Afghan deployment.

Triple Canopy pays less but I am fully qualified for their Kuwait contracts. So this is a option as well, but doing the TC contract will not count toward Academi's XPG static. So no help there.

And I'm about to finish my time in the National Guard. My unit just got called up to deploy to Qatar. Which if I decide to extend would add that final year of AD time. But fuck I don't want to extend.

So what do /k/?

1. Extend for Qatar Deployment and then afterward apply for Academi?

Or

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>>25921170
Bahrain is a joke I was there 3 months ago.
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>>25921295
What makes it a joke? It was hot, the people were rude and the traffic was ass.
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>>25921346
If you were a ma it was shit. If you were any other rate it was easy, and marines didn't do shit
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>>25921281

I honestly have no idea man; it all depends on how many people are coming/going at the time really.
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>>25921387

Yeah that makes sense.

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DEMOLITIONRANCH

Is his name Matt Carriker? I want to find out who this guy is (not to doxx him, I just live in Texas and...well heartfelt animal stories and guns make me feel all gooey inside, and if I can 'happen' into taking my pup into an appointment with him, it would put me over the moon).

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Can we get a colorized, historic and otherwise picture of war thread?
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>>25921344
>>25894150
HOLY SHIT
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>>25893886
According to Scott's diary, before Oates exited the tent and walked to his death, he uttered the words "I am just going outside and may be some time."
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>>25908027
Its the tropical uniform. And it was worn throughout the Mediterranean.
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>>25904435
I would so look up her dress.
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>>25891355
I was thinking, if you were an army surgeon and not just a medic it would completely mess with your mind seeing so many young people come into your surgery during a battle. I mean a surgeon would need a lot longer to train.

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/akg/ AK General

All rifles are equal, but some rifles are more equal than others edition.

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>>25921268
best worn AK is the one that been through shit
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wrong pic
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>>25921427

Does /k/ gunsmith stuff ?

What are your projects? How did you start ?

I have never did anything personally but now have acces to a CNC and I am thinking of milling some AK mag followers with bolt open. Not sute milling is the best way to go but I jsut want to build something really
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There is kinda, it's just shitty. If the user releases the trigger before the bolt is fully forward, it will go to the position seen in the previous image, preventing the bolt from closing. If the user pulls the trigger when the bolt is to the rear, it will fall and the gun must be disassembled to fix this. I haven't found a way of making a trigger group that works well and where all the pieces could be cut out of flat piece of metal. If you have any solutions, I'm interested in hearing them.
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>>25921257

There is no shame in using common parts -- why not plan to use an AR, rem 870 or moss 500 trigger?
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>>25921309
Kinda wanted to figure something out myself, I guess. Also, because the bolt travels (hypothetically) completely beyond the hammer, the same problem with dropping the hammer with the bolt back would happen with most factory triggers. If I worked on the angle of the hammer at rest and made the top more rounded, the bolt could probably pass over it without issue when ready to fire.
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>>25921376

The bolt travels over the hammer in AKs and ARs too -- they are designed to compensate for this.

I'd recommend using an AR trigger though and it is much more compact.

Again, I build a lot of my own firearms so I know the pride of doing your own thing -- but trust me, using common FCGs isn't cheating when it means the gun actually works safely
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>>25921417
I had got out my AR to check, it travels over it, but I don't believe the hammer is ever completely in front of the bolt. Regardless, thanks for the suggestion, I'll check it out. Any pics of any guns you've built?


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