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About captainbarred

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    Guns! Moving out of NY...

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  1. captainbarred

    Thoughts on .410 AR uppers?

    was figuring if I do it I'd do a dedicated 80% lower so there would be no question of origin... Just not sure its worth getting behind the .410 when I could do a Judge and be more compact(as I don't see the round worth much more than snake or varmint control at close range).
  2. captainbarred

    Thoughts on .410 AR uppers?

    smooth bore + no stock(brace) + OAL over 26in = Firearm - not shotgun, not rifle, not SBS, not AOW... just... Firearm...
  3. captainbarred

    Thoughts on .410 AR uppers?

    Ive been playing with the idea of getting one for years. Pretty cheap, accessible, lots of round options. Plus, now, with a smoothbore barrel, could cut it down to 12 in, install a pistol brace and have a "firearm" Anyone familiar with them? know about reliability? uses? or are they just range toys? Only big issue is while they generally have 3in bores, and load one at a time, mags/magwell only takes 2.5in shells.
  4. captainbarred

    Private gun sales are next!!

    What f#ckin difference does that make. The effects would be the same in any state or nationwide.
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    Private gun sales are next!!

    A lot of people think banning private sales is a minor thing. From a state where private sales are banned, I can tell you it is NOT! Gun shops all say they will do transfers, then they jack transfer fees to $50, or, if they have the same gun in stock, even $100 or flat out refuse to do the transfer. (Yes, I have seen each of these scenarios personally.) Next stop, price jacks. Whats that, you can't use the local want-ads to get that like new bolt gun for $500 under MSRP, well than, I'll just start charging more as I no longer have that competition. Next stop, trade in values drop like a rock. Whats that, you don't want to go through the hassle of a transfer and meeting another guy at the shop to do the sale? Hmmm, I can sell it for $1K... I'll give you $100 bucks! Not to mention the people who are just too lazy to do the transfer, who live far from a gun shop, excuse excuse excuse...... Prices will go up, trade in values down, and not much can be done about it....
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    Words of advice from the "seasoned" members.

    My favorite saying from an older gent that passed away a few years ago. "The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. Being first doesn't necessarily always pay, but being smart does."
  7. captainbarred

    I am shocked at SKS prices!!! A few are still "cheap"

    I have a couple. Love them. I have a Russian so I was thinking about selling my other one.(Romanian if memory serves...) Took the Romy to the local shop that had 2 yugos on the shelf tagged $600 a pop. They offered me $200.... I laughed my way out the door and never went back...
  8. captainbarred

    2019 Wish List

    Oh, almost forgot to add....
  9. captainbarred

    2019 Wish List

    Is my search-fu weak or did we not do a 2018 Wish list thread??? I love coming back a year later and seeing what I got off the list and what things i decided I no longer needed... My wish list for 2019 includes some of the same things, and some different... The same : get out of NY Also looking for some guns... ya know... cause I lost all of them in a boating accident..... Hoping to get: 1903 (not A3) GSG MP40 in 9mm. Sig 522 (556 .22 lr clone) Bren 2 Fightlite MCR belt fed upper. (I know... I'm dreaming...) Whats everyone else dreaming about for 2019??
  10. captainbarred

    Christmas Wishes

    Hey fellas, just popping in quick to say Merry Christmas! God bless and keep safe all our emergency responders and military at work and away from home this time of year!!! Stay safe all!
  11. captainbarred

    Bumpstock ban

    GOA already has a very solid case setup to sue against this.... Springfield, VA – Gun Owners of America (GOA) and its Foundation (GOF) will be filing suit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) and the Department of Justice to seek an injunction protecting gun owners from their illegal prohibition of bump stocks. Erich Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America said, “As written, this case has important implications for gun owners since, in the coming days, an estimated half a million bump stock owners will have the difficult decision of either destroying or surrendering their valuable property -- or else risk felony prosecution. “ATF’s claim that it can rewrite Congressional law cannot pass legal muster. Agencies are not free to rewrite laws under the guise of ‘interpretation’ of a statute, especially where the law’s meaning is clear. “The new ATF regulations would arbitrarily redefine bump stocks as ‘machineguns’ -- and, down the road, could implicate the right to own AR-15’s and many other lawfully owned semi-automatic firearms,” Pratt continued. “ATF’s new bump stock regulation clearly violates federal law, as bump stocks do not qualify as machineguns under the federal statute.”
  12. thanks brother, thats a good deal but no need for bolt or charging handle.
  13. Thanks for the link Greg. I was looking at the Brownells uppers as they are about 2-3 bucks more. Then again, its probably the same actual manufacturer... I agree Aero is better quality. I was seeing them at about $80-$100 complete though... That price at Chandler's is a screamin deal... I might just have to place an order there.... wantd to go cheap, but buy once cry once.... The upper and upper parts from classic for the anderson wind up at $48 + shipping anyways... only $2 cheaper than the Aero at Chandler... Just ordered two. Thanks again brother!
  14. Just need a couple uppers for some test builds. No, I don't want the poly uppers. but don't feel like dropping $50 a pop... anyone have any good leads?
  15. Yeah I honestly know little to nothing about this knife and the materials. The brown on the handle I don't know if its an imperfection in the source materials or something that can/should be cleaned. Either way I listed it as a possible imperfection. And if anyone knows the best way to clean a little surface rust off damascus steel, let me know, I don't want to damage the blade, but would like to clean it up(to help sell it).