• Firearms XIV - All the Calicos Are Over There
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I'm surprised there aren't any companies making live fire replicas of guns from movies and games. They aren't all nonsensical. Seems like there'd be a fair bit of money in that.
Cost of fabrication would be retarded big for what would likely be a pretty small, if any, profit. That'd be my guess, anyways. I'm sure there's a few oddball guns out there that are recreations of something in a movie.
I dunno. There's a market for 400-500 dollar movie sword replicas, and you can't even really sell post-market support for a sword whereas with a gun you have replaceable parts, magazines, etc. Not to mention guns appeal to a wider audience than swords (in the US at least) and more than one customer will just buy it because it looks cool rather than because he's a fan of the source material. Maybe the profit margin would be too low compared to sword replicas, or maybe it's a red tape issue.
Well if they're anything like most movie replica swords out there you'll be spending $600 on a hipoint made to look like a movie gun. Or worse.
[QUOTE=Zombinie;51843534]I would trust him not because of his Russian accent, but because he has put 5000+ rounds through more than a dozen AK type rifles in many different types of tests and situations. If anyone would understand what makes a good AK and what to look for, and understanding the intricacies of the platform, it would be him.[/QUOTE] Isn't he Polish?
god damn I wish I was home, I've been wanting to shoot my PTR for a while now
Got a red dot for my Glock 19, can't wait to go out and get it sighted in [t]http://i.imgur.com/mujZ0Fq.jpg[/t]
[QUOTE=Grenadiac;51850997]I'm surprised there aren't any companies making live fire replicas of guns from movies and games. They aren't all nonsensical. Seems like there'd be a fair bit of money in that.[/QUOTE] Theres no market for $9,000 movie replicas. Hell, the FG42 project had to be built from the ground up even with blueprints and the only way they can turn a profit on them is to sell them at $4k. Theres no market for such insane costs. A shitty mall sword is no comparison. Theres no moving parts and really only 4 parts total. Its like wondering why no one has built a commercial model of Mad Max's semi truck from road warrior.
Welp. I now have an M1 Garand unfired, a 1916 Mauser G98, and an Ariasaka (I haven't been able to completely ID which Ariasaka). And I bought a car yesterday. This has been a good week, so far. And I go shooting Saturday.
[QUOTE=Cyke Lon bee;51851542]Theres no market for $9,000 movie replicas. Hell, the FG42 project had to be built from the ground up even with blueprints and the only way they can turn a profit on them is to sell them at $4k. Theres no market for such insane costs. A shitty mall sword is no comparison. Theres no moving parts and really only 4 parts total. Its like wondering why no one has built a commercial model of Mad Max's semi truck from road warrior.[/QUOTE] The only exception is poor mans's usp match. Get a compensator that looks like the barrel weight, longer barrel, and a trigger job, and youre most of the way there. [editline]20th February 2017[/editline] Actually no, cheapest movie replica gun in a star model B. Thats it, done. Or you can go pulp fiction and chrome it.
[QUOTE=Cyke Lon bee;51847322]Hope you know youre not getting anything close to a real M4 without a tax stamp and a year waiting period. [editline]20th February 2017[/editline] Best optics manufacturer on the planet. Hard to find though.[/QUOTE] You know there is such a thing as a 14.5" pinned and weld. Since its supposed to be a clone there'd be no reason to remove the muzzle anyway, save you completely wrecking the gas block somehow.
I decided to go with a classic style AK74 instead of modern style. Is this [url=https://www.classicfirearms.com/ak74-rifle-545-39-bulgarian-us-jra]one good?[/url] Looks nice and it is cheaper than that Arsenal AK74M
[QUOTE=UncleJimmema;51852437]You know there is such a thing as a 14.5" pinned and weld. Since its supposed to be a clone there'd be no reason to remove the muzzle anyway, save you completely wrecking the gas block somehow.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Cyke Lon bee;51845485]No, if you take a flash hider that makes the barrel 16 inches with it attached, and [i]permanently attach it to the barrel[/i] (IE welding), then it's legal to be on a rifle lower. But the one Episode linked is only 14.5 so it needs to be on a pistol lower.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=PaChIrA;51852893]I decided to go with a classic style AK74 instead of modern style. Is this [url=https://www.classicfirearms.com/ak74-rifle-545-39-bulgarian-us-jra]one good?[/url] Looks nice and it is cheaper than that Arsenal AK74M[/QUOTE] It should be ok, but many US companies can't seem to make working AKs... James River Armory makes other firearms as well. Now you'll need mags, so be prepared to pay $26 - $40 a piece: [url]https://www.legionusa.com/izhmash-5.45-x-39-magazine.html[/url]
[QUOTE=MAC21500;51853927]It should be ok, but many US companies can't seem to make working AKs... James River Armory makes other firearms as well. Now you'll need mags, so be prepared to pay $26 - $40 a piece: [url]https://www.legionusa.com/izhmash-5.45-x-39-magazine.html[/url][/QUOTE] Has Magpul fixed the cracking problem with their AK mags yet?
[QUOTE=MAC21500;51853927]It should be ok, but many US companies can't seem to make working AKs... James River Armory makes other firearms as well. Now you'll need mags, so be prepared to pay $26 - $40 a piece: [url]https://www.legionusa.com/izhmash-5.45-x-39-magazine.html[/url][/QUOTE] I found a shitload on sale for under 15 with a 3 second google search... unless he explicitly dislikes non-steel mags for some reason [url]http://gunmagwarehouse.com/tapco-intrafuse-magazine-ak-74-5-45x39mm-russian-30-round-polymer-mag0631-all-colors.html[/url] [url]http://gunmagwarehouse.com/promag-ak-74-5-45x39mm-30-round-magazine-polymer-black-ak-a6.html[/url] [url]http://gunmagwarehouse.com/promag-ak-223-wasr-3-223-5-56-30-round-magazine-polymer-black-ak-a5.html[/url] [url]http://gunmagwarehouse.com/promag-ak-74-5-45x39mm-40-round-magazine-polymer-black-ak-a18.html[/url] Or unless there is something sketchy about this site. IDK I didn't have to order AK mags. I also really dont know a lot about AK mags either since I wasn't too interested in buying one, might buy one later though.
not sure what is more garbage, tapco or promag
[QUOTE=Durandal;51854216]I found a shitload on sale for under 15 with a 3 second google search... unless he explicitly dislikes non-steel mags for some reason [url]http://gunmagwarehouse.com/tapco-intrafuse-magazine-ak-74-5-45x39mm-russian-30-round-polymer-mag0631-all-colors.html[/url] [url]http://gunmagwarehouse.com/promag-ak-74-5-45x39mm-30-round-magazine-polymer-black-ak-a6.html[/url] [url]http://gunmagwarehouse.com/promag-ak-223-wasr-3-223-5-56-30-round-magazine-polymer-black-ak-a5.html[/url] [url]http://gunmagwarehouse.com/promag-ak-74-5-45x39mm-40-round-magazine-polymer-black-ak-a18.html[/url] Or unless there is something sketchy about this site. IDK I didn't have to order AK mags. I also really dont know a lot about AK mags either since I wasn't too interested in buying one, might buy one later though.[/QUOTE] There are few steel 5.45 mags on the market, mainly Romanian. Tapco and promag are both shit-tier range mags; if you have an AK-74, you need at least one plum mag, one bakelite 30, and one bakelite 45 for your afghan-era photo shoot. Besides, who doesn't like bakelite?
ag-s4 is nowhere as cool as matte plum to be honest
I want the old bakelite mags, they're cool as hell.
[QUOTE=PaChIrA;51852893]I decided to go with a classic style AK74 instead of modern style. Is this [url=https://www.classicfirearms.com/ak74-rifle-545-39-bulgarian-us-jra]one good?[/url] Looks nice and it is cheaper than that Arsenal AK74M[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=MAC21500;51853927]It should be ok, but many US companies can't seem to make working AKs... James River Armory makes other firearms as well. Now you'll need mags, so be prepared to pay $26 - $40 a piece: [url]https://www.legionusa.com/izhmash-5.45-x-39-magazine.html[/url][/QUOTE] I've owned a JRA AK-74 now for a little while, mine has held up really well. I will mention that I have had a few feeding issues here and there, but I suspect that was mostly ammo related.
Classic firearms is an honest and upfront company. I'd feel comfortable buying anything they're selling with full confidence that it's everything they're advertising and if it ever isn't they have very good customer service.
[QUOTE=Grenadiac;51856080]Classic firearms is an honest and upfront company. I'd feel comfortable buying anything they're selling with full confidence that it's everything they're advertising and if it ever isn't they have very good customer service.[/QUOTE] They sell thermold mags...... I bought a WASR1063 from them and they sent me thermold mags that wouldnt fit in the gun lol
Well......... Let's be honest, Cyke, Jesus Christ could sell you a gun and you'd find something to complain about.
well, jesus was a jew, what can you expect
Oh, wrong Jesus Christ. [t]http://i.imgur.com/YGCsPhp.jpg[/t] I was talking about [I]this[/I] Jesus Christ.
[QUOTE=Grenadiac;51856283]Oh, wrong Jesus Christ. [t]http://i.imgur.com/YGCsPhp.jpg[/t] I was talking about [I]this[/I] Jesus Christ.[/QUOTE] Praise Gun Jesus and pass the ammo! [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0qe45Z8wfk[/media]
[QUOTE=Grenadiac;51856126]Well......... Let's be honest, Cyke, Jesus Christ could sell you a gun and you'd find something to complain about.[/QUOTE] I loved my WASR, but my god did those mags suck. Ive owned 5 or 6 different AK variants over the years and those thermold mags didnt run in amy of them. shit tier mags. I love classic firearms, but they do sell a lot of garbage.
[QUOTE=Grenadiac;51856283]Oh, wrong Jesus Christ. [t]http://i.imgur.com/YGCsPhp.jpg[/t] I was talking about [I]this[/I] Jesus Christ.[/QUOTE] Id buy a gun from him
Is it normal for me to feel an overwhelming sense of regret 3 days after going to a gun show without buying anything?
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