AK: regular magazine vs. drum - Page 4




 
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August 13th, 2011  
KJ
 
 
Yeah all logic aside..
I reckon the drum mag, could be employed with benefits if you are in a static position in a thirldworld nation where there is a possibility of LARGE crowds descending on your position.
(I wouldn´t want to be alone in that position anyway)
Other then that I personally do not see any other viable use for trading all that extra weight in your hands for many rounds unless it is being employed as squad GPMG.


KJ sends..
August 13th, 2011  
Yossarian
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by KJ
Yeah all logic aside..
I reckon the drum mag, could be employed with benefits if you are in a static position in a thirldworld nation where there is a possibility of LARGE crowds descending on your position.
(I wouldn´t want to be alone in that position anyway)
Other then that I personally do not see any other viable use for trading all that extra weight in your hands for many rounds unless it is being employed as squad GPMG.


KJ sends..

Well thats completly understandible, a Light Support Weapon with a large drum or can type magizine makes sense.

But the babble I keep making noise over is an personal use type of application.

The reason I am looking at it that way is to try to keep it in the best context for the thread author an his aquisition of one. (A drum magizine for his AK Service Rifle)

I couldn't tell you about battlefield application and am trying avoid changing thread topics to that.

In that case I would just defer to professionals here with drum mags and in the field experiance.

I know I have been vague on my responses but I am basiclly trying to mention the uses and what I would favor about a drum magizine in an personal use fashion.

Not a combat or high tense scenario regarding any combination of variables that could easily add a dozen or so more pages to this thread, and possibly set sail to the ilses of off topic.

With Kindness and respect I will keep replying if you keep posting,

Regards,

Yo
August 15th, 2011  
42RM
 
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Originally Posted by 5.56X45mm
Have you seen the news about the riots in the UK? Those events are not rare in the USA. Miami, FL had theirs back in the 1980s. Saint Peterburgs, FL had theirs in the late 1990s. Etc....

I live in a very nice area that is surrounded by scum and villainy. I'm also a cop.... there have been some targeting of law enforcement off duty. I'd rather have it and not need it then need it and not have it. If a riot breaks out my first act is to get the f#@k out of dodge. If not then try to get to the safest place, if thats not possible then I will defend myself.
F*** all, RoboCop is back in town!
Is that type of weapon legal in Miami?
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August 15th, 2011  
42RM
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yossarian
But the babble I keep making noise over is an personal use type of application.
If you are on squirrel hunting maybe - those little F***ers are damn fast.
Or get pissed and then shoot at empty beer cans
Otherwise, I would say like KJ; a GPMG is the only practical use.
August 15th, 2011  
Yossarian
 
 
Agreed

Thats what I was getting at, on a service rifle (like a Kalashnikov) it just doesn't seem practical outside personal applications.
August 15th, 2011  
KV.
 
 
I don't know anything about drum mags for AK-series of weapons but I can tell you this;

The Danish Army adopted the Diemaco LSW when they procurred the Canadian built C7's and C8's.

The idea was for the LSW to take over the role as GPMG from the ageing MG3. With the LSW, the Army decided to adopt the 100 round C-Mags.
From personel experience I can honestly say - they DO NOT work ! 2 bursts and you've got a misfeed, magazine off, clear the weapon, reload. 2 bursts new misfeed, magazine off, clear, reload. This is the kind of aggravation I for one DO NOT need when employing a light support weapon.

This was again only regarding C-Mags, but personally I'd prefer something belt-fed.
If that is not an option I'd still stick with 30-40 round magazines. Yes you do run out faster, but if you have drilled yourself properly the magazine changes shouldn't take you all that long.

Again this is only based on my own experience with C-Mags but if I have to decide in this situation I prefer changing magazines to clearing misfeeds.

KV.
August 15th, 2011  
5.56X45mm
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 42RM
F*** all, RoboCop is back in town!
Is that type of weapon legal in Miami?
Nah.... that's personal gear. For work I use a GLOCK 22, S&W Model 642, Remington 870, Colt AR-15A3 (Model 6721), and I have qualified with my personal FN P90.

The current rioting in the UK would not last long here in the USA. Especially in Miami. We've gone through that back in the 1980s. We don't want it again. Riot, burn down places, attack citizenry, etc... will end quickly. Baton Rounds, Chemical Agents, Dogs, Water Cannons, and a whole lot of armed citizens shooting criminals.
August 16th, 2011  
Yossarian
 
 
Coundn't imagine the home invasions gone wrong.

Where's Mr. Prapor? Like to hear his insight on how his drum mags are working with his AKM, kinda why I posted in this thread.
August 16th, 2011  
42RM
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5.56X45mm
Nah.... that's personal gear. For work I use a GLOCK 22, S&W Model 642, Remington 870, Colt AR-15A3 (Model 6721), and I have qualified with my personal FN P90.

The current rioting in the UK would not last long here in the USA. Especially in Miami. We've gone through that back in the 1980s. We don't want it again. Riot, burn down places, attack citizenry, etc... will end quickly. Baton Rounds, Chemical Agents, Dogs, Water Cannons, and a whole lot of armed citizens shooting criminals.
Well British police officers are armed with sarcasm, a whistle and a baton. Not quite as scary.
August 17th, 2011  
5.56X45mm
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 42RM
Well British police officers are armed with sarcasm, a whistle and a baton. Not quite as scary.
Oh... we have sarcasm, whistles, and truncheons. We also have donuts, Whoppers, and Big Macs. If you seen some pics of me you'll find out that I've gained some weight over the years.
 


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