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    I just ordered an AK-47 today online. I hope to have it by Monday. I couldn't find one at a gun shop anywhere, and I even had a difficult time finding one online! Everywhere I call they say they are completely sold out, and on back order. I'm also hoping to pick up an AR-15 at the Raleigh gun show. Anyone else stocking up on these types of guns and high capacity magazines on the possibility of a ban by Nobama and his goons?

    I know this is off topic, but just wondering...

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    Nope. I don't really want an AK, and even if I could afford one I have other guns ahead of an AR on my to-buy list.

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    i got me a ak before the elections with 4 mags i also got me a saiga 12 shotgun before elections converted with 10 round mag..and yestersday i pick up a kel-tec pf9 pocket 9mm now i need lots of ammo

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    I snagged an AR lower receiver, since that's the potentially hard part to get, and I can afford to get something else that would be otherwise later restricted.
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    Put my AK on layaway Wed. and will pick it up tomorrow at Hyatt Gun Shop. They still had a bunch of AK's (like 15) but I bought one and Larry said he can't promise they will be there next week.

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    you will be much happier with an AK:

    -more powerful

    -easy as cake to take apart

    -you can do anything short of running over it with a tank and it will function flawlessly

    -less expensive

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    Godscreation wrote:
    Put my AK on layaway Wed. and will pick it up tomorrow at Hyatt Gun Shop. They still had a bunch of AK's (like 15) but I bought one and Larry said he can't promise they will be there next week.
    I can.



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    Since April, I have purchased 6 different types of Kalashnikovs. I also bought my Taurus with 2 17 round mags because those are going to go if a ban is put in place. And I added a pre ban Tec DC9 to my collection. Yes, I had pre Obama jitters. But if you didn't buy these before the election, don't do it right now. Wait a couple months for the panic buying to die down. The reality is that many folks are buying these weapons, but they are neglecting that these things need to eat. That is one part of this hobby that will become more difficult to obtain. When they realize how much of a PITA it is to feed these, there will be a flood of slightly used rilfes out there. Not to mention that if a ban looms, companies will need to unload as much of their inventory as possible, while maximizing their profitability through volume. Just wait and see. Right now we are seeing the same thing we saw on the weast side of the Carolinas regarding the gas "shortage".

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    Better be safe than sorry, though...It may be panic buying, but it gives me a great excuse to give to my wife as to why I need to go buy so many new guns...


    I'm going to try to stock up on magazines for my AK at the gun show, as well as buy an AR, if I can. If not, I'm going to at least buy the lower receiver, and a few parts, just in case. Gotta stock up on bullets too, and magazines for my XD. Luckily the XD I just bought came with a 16 round mag. Wouldn't mind having a couple more though...

    Fun, fun, fun!!!!

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    Here's and interesting article...

    http://www.wral.com/news/national_wo...story/3919312/


    I have a question...In the article it states "Gun advocates take some solace in the current makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled 5-4 this summer to strike down the District of Columbia's 32-year ban on handguns. For now, gun rights supporters hold a narrow edge on the court, but Obama could appoint justices who would swing it the other way."

    How many times can amendment be challenged and found unconstitutional? Can each President or Congress challenge an amendment until they get a win?

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    ...among other things lost at sea

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    Yeah it sucks to invest so much money in those beautiful weapons, only to lose them...I hope they were insured :celebrate

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    My baby! I just completed the AR this past Friday. You can ban them now, I'm good.





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    What brand of lower receiver did you use?

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    See, I'm wondering what all I have to buy to build from a lower.

    Barrel, upper receiver, trigger group.... What else?
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    ItsMyRight2Carry wrote:
    What brand of lower receiver did you use?
    DPMS Lower , Del-ton Upper

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    AbNo wrote:
    See, I'm wondering what all I have to buy to build from a lower.

    Barrel, upper receiver, trigger group.... What else?
    Upper receiver, lower receiver (requires backgroud check), trigger components package and a stock of your choice. Basically, get your lower and build around that. AR15.com has some great tips. Pretty good forum actually.

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    I HAVE the lower. I just didn't know what I needed to put ON the lower.

    So, the stock usually has the recoil spring integral with it?
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    Check out www.model1sales.com for all the parts you need.

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    Wow, so many choices.....

    How do I know I'm not buying redundant parts, though?
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    AbNo wrote:
    Wow, so many choices.....

    How do I know I'm not buying redundant parts, though?
    Buy redundant parts! Parts break. If you read further forums, they will indicate which ones should be kept as backup parts. Usually springs, detentes and even extra lower receivers.

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    This is where I purchased my upper. It was nicely machined. I can't wait to find a nice local rifle range to try it out!

    http://www.del-ton.com/AR_15_Barrel_...blies_s/23.htm





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    DelTon is a good source, and they are "local" so I get tosee them at every show. I would not be againsta buying from them.

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