I'll start with the best.
That is a retarded monstrosity of a knife, but i do want one.
But when it comes to practicality, if you are going to carry such a large and heavy folder why not just carry a fixed blade?
Get one. It will not disappoint. Comes ridiculously sharp, is rock steady, and has outstanding ergonomics.
Fixed blades are probably the right choice for really heavy duty shit, but you will either have a sheath hanging down off of you or taking up a ton of real estate on your belt horizontally. That being said, this is more easily concealed and much faster to access than a fixed blade. But let's be honest... this knife just stupidly awesome and isn't really worth the money for its practicality in most situations.
>but you will either have a sheath hanging down off of you or taking up a ton of real estate on your belt horizontally
I prefer carrying ITWB or crossdraw tucked behind the belt so not really a problem for me.
Not that i actually carry a knife for defense, just for general use when inawoods.
I also have a Rajah II i used to carry in my cargo pocket but it is not really worth the extra weight.
Thats why i am skeptical to heavy folders, it was also very uncomfortable to carry in the beltline due to the weight making it flop around all over the place.
I found this cool collection of sniper pics from the Afghan-Soviet war, most of which i never saw before. Thought you guys will enjoy them. Also, Soviet-Afghan war general, maybe?
First time I see a picture of a SVD being used without a scope. I've been to Syria/Rojava this year for 4 months, fighting with YPG. I've seen the Kurds using SVDs without scopes during attacks on daesh infested villages, I thought that was fucking nuts. Seems like it was a thing in the Red Army, too.
...and does anyone know a good movie about that war?
I've seen "Platoon x" or whatever it was called, fucking pathetic, unrealistic and shitty movie. But good to learn something about the russian soul, as it won some awards in Russia.
Silencers vs "Totally not a silencer"
Thought: turn a Pistol length AR upper (8.5" or something) into a full length by adding a silencer or a "very peculiar sized flash hider" that just so happens to be the exact diameter and length of a very common flashlight tube.
Firstly: which would be more cost efficient? Silencers sold as silencers are a rich guy toy, and cost upwards of 1k, but would definitely meet or exceed the 16" barrel requirement. But would the flash hider plus whatever legal hoodoo to get the tax stamp cost less?
What are some upcoming things you're looking forward to?
I'm really excited to see how the HMG Sturmgewehr turns out next year. Thinking of getting a .300blk one, but having a .223 one would be cool too. And a .50 beowulf if that ever becomes a thing.
Also looking forward to the DesertTech MDR, the 7.62 one will be nice to have.
"not legal" guns thread
Best of /k/ thread?
Anyone have the full screencap of the original KS-23 circlejerk?
>silver is slightly less dense than lead
>harder than lead but less hard than copper: still accepts rifling.
>not so hard that it is considered "armor piercing" by law
Don't these factors make silver an excellent metal for hunting bullets? It performs similarly to conventional bullets but you're not poisoning your meat with cancer-causing lead which is more likely to fragment and get everywhere.
How effective would this mag be in a chimp out type shtf scenario?
Classmate of mine just got her tribe money and wants to get a real semi-auto rifle. She has had an old 20ga and LCP her dad gave her for home defense, but she says she wants to step up and get something like an AR.
She's pretty average size for a girl, shorter arms and about 5'7", and she wanted something to start with iron sights and hone the fundamentals of riflemanship, so I figured a true blue (sans F/A) XM16A1 build, since the shorter A1 stock would probably fit her length of pull better. What does /k/ think?
Complete parts list from Fulton...
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holy fuck you autist why the fuck would you just use a collapsible stock? you damn well she didnt say a fucking think about honing her skills and iron sights. youre just projecting your /k/ noob may mays onto her
My steyr s9a1 won't eject an unfired bullet or car without the mag in and will not chamber a round if I open the slide and drop the round into the chamber.
Why? My glock does all these things. I don't understand.
Different extractor design... Running over a cartridge probably isn't the best for normal spring type extractor... Slide the cartridge up the breech face and under the extractor before releasing the slide.
Talk me out of liking dissipators.
Has anyone else been kicked out of a range for placing shots too quickly or is this just a British thing?
>tfw live in communist Massachusetts
>member at private outdoor range
>if it's legal, it's allowed
>other than the old guys who run Trap Sundays
>mfw going on /k/ and reading range stories
A rather odd result from a wargame I was playing last evening has prompted me to ask:
How long would the Japanese Carrier Akagi have held up to 8 inch guns from a pair of New Orleans class cruisers? What, if anything could it have done to defend itself if it didn't launch planes until it was already under attack?
Of all carriers in ww2 it would probably be one of the better ones off, it was built on an old battlecrusier hull and retained I think 8 7.9in guns in casements.
But the only real chance it would have would be to run away asap, have all its destroyers charge the crusiers and try and get some planes in the air. Without a seriously armoured flight deck, even a single hit could fuck it up
Actually it had all of its antiship armament removed - the biggest guns it carried were 25mm guns.
A more interesting scenario would be seeing Lexington or Saratoga get into a gun battle with a cruiser.
Got a hand guard/ rail with some sharp corners. I don't want to mess up the anodizing too bad, but should I try fine sand paper, Emory cloth, scotch brite? A file?