AK: regular magazine vs. drum - Page 5




 
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October 23rd, 2011  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by KV.
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.

KV.
When I was training on the BREN Gun there was a similar problem. The magazine will hold 30 rounds, will fire one or two rounds then jam, if filled with 28 rounds the gun was reliable.

BRENS were issued to reserve units as far as I know into the middle 1980's, but chambered for 7.62 NATO. The last one I used was marked Mk3 1944, then re-stamped 7.62. By this time the sears were starting to wear badly.

To answer drum mag or standard type magazine. That depends on the situation. Running around I'd opt for the standard magazine, in a static defensive position I'd take the drum, but I'd prefer belt fed GPMG if I were static.
October 29th, 2011  
wayword son
 
these are for the AR, wonder if surefire is ever gona make a set for the AK?


true, not as sexy looking as a drum, but who could argue with 60 and 100 rounds in a lightwieght package
October 29th, 2011  
wayword son
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5.56X45mm
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.
I think, for me (just a plain ordinary citizen) Iím far more likely to respect your sarcasm and truncheon. despite the effect of the donuts, whoppers, and big macs. when there is a Glock holstered at your side.

jus sayin

ps, in california i have noticed that the humble donut shop is not where you find a cop when you need one any longer, (the end of an era so to speak), you have to go to a starbucks or peets coffey now.
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October 29th, 2011  
BritinAfrica
 
 
A TV show here shows the goings on at Heathrow Airport Not so long ago, an American chap was en-route to Chicago. Among his luggage was a violin case, when someone asked what was in the violin case, joking he said, "I'm from Chicago, its a machine gun." Before he could open the violin case he was on his stomach, in hand cuffs being dragged off to the local cop shop. He told plod that he was only kidding, to which one cop him he had committed a serious offence and could face not only a fine but a custodial sentence. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. The chap was given a extremely stern warning and released. Even in this day and age with the threat of International terrorism this is going overboard.

In parting the American chap said on camera, "Don't even joke at Heathrow airport. But at least I've got a story to tell back home."

But this is getting off topic
November 2nd, 2011  
5.56X45mm
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by wayword son
these are for the AR, wonder if surefire is ever gona make a set for the AK?


true, not as sexy looking as a drum, but who could argue with 60 and 100 rounds in a lightwieght package

The Soviets designed a 60rd Coffin magazine for the RPK74....





November 9th, 2011  
captiva303
 
 
Quote:
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.
I am perplexed and kinda shocked that you have to even consider preparing for a sustained assault on yourself. Geeez your a cop and all but its pretty sad that their are people out there would target you in such a manner....

stay safe
November 10th, 2011  
5.56X45mm
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by captiva303
I am perplexed and kinda shocked that you have to even consider preparing for a sustained assault on yourself. Geeez your a cop and all but its pretty sad that their are people out there would target you in such a manner....

stay safe

Ehh.... my friends and I have been the random victims of crime before. Friend was mugged, I've been stalked, another friend had his boat and car blown up, etc.... I haven't made friends in my profession and down here we have a number of high profile drug gangs from South America and they like to target cops. Also my friends aren't everyday citizens. They're mostly all like me.... former Army, Navy, or Marines... most of us have seen combat and most of us work very interesting jobs. Out the majority of my friends... I'm the lame quite one in terms of work.... just a beat cop. Got a couple doing private contracting....

I treat my safety and security and those of my friends and loved ones with a high priority. I rather be loaded for bear when I come across a mouse then be loaded for mouse when I come across a bear..... nothing stops a punk trying to mug me like the muzzle of a .45 ACP pistol shoved against his temple or his innards splayed out on the sidewalk from a good slice from a Karambit. I fight to win and that means I fight dirty, nasty, and mean.
December 22nd, 2011  
Trooper1854
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by captiva303
I am perplexed and kinda shocked that you have to even consider preparing for a sustained assault on yourself. Geeez your a cop and all but its pretty sad that their are people out there would target you in such a manner....

stay safe
Unfortunately todays world has little in the way of the guts it needs to punish people who attack others, especially people there to help them.
As a Paramedic I've been spat at, punched, kicked, bitten, some one tried to stab me but I was able to disarm them.
A colleague has been stabbed, and I have seen Nurses assaulted by low life scum who virtually get away with it.
Recently a judge actually told a Nurse they should expect to be assaulted as part of their occupation! Obviously none of his relatives are Nurses!
December 22nd, 2011  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Paramedics in South Africa carry firearms for self defence.
December 22nd, 2011  
Trooper1854
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
Paramedics in South Africa carry firearms for self defence.
Our lot will not even supply us with stab vests. Apparently, there isn't a need
 


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