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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by TuxthePenguin, Apr 9, 2010.
When will we be able to say we survived the 1986 ban, and all we got was 3rd postion on the selector?
I survived the AWB, and all I got was a lot of mags that are now worth even less than what I paid for them before the ban. I shoulda sold them all right before the Y2K panic.
I got lucky and got a Colt SP-1 pre ban with all the goodies for $600 from a guys who was selling off his dads collection. Sold it for $1600 during the height of the ban hullabaloo. Have my eye on another for $800 right now.
Actually, you just got a standard capacity magazine to replace the low cap mags being mandated.
I still find it irksome that the AWB was able to ingrain, even in gun enthusiasts, the idea that a 30 round magazine for an AR or AK pattern rifle is somehow "high cap."
Clinton forced me to buy:
Hey! Maybe he wasn't that bad of a President after all!
No. Let me bring you up to speed.
1. What I got was 20 & 30-rounders for the Mini-14, when all Ruger would sell civilians was 5-rounders. In 1994, 30 rounders for the Mini were high-cap, and the only ones larger than standard capacity available were aftermarket, unless you had a buddy in the Sheriff's Office.
2. What I got was 75 and 100 round drums for the AK, when standard cap was 30. Another high-capacity mag in 1994 terms.
3. What I got was custom-made 40-rounders for the G3 when standard cap was 20. Yet another 94-vintage high-capacity mag.
What I did not stock up on was standard cap mags, like 17 rounders for the G17 or 15 rounders for the G20. I figured there would be tons of those, and I was right. What surprised me was that the high-cap mags returned to pre-ban pricing so quickly... and since we have to factor in inflation, they actually dropped in price overall.
What I find disappointing is people, like you, who assume too much too quickly, then jump to conclusions and slam others who innocently participated in what was meant to be a light-hearted thread, and who definitely meant no harm.
I imagine that angry guys like you must find a lot of things to be "irksome" in their lives. Pity.
The AWB didn't bring any of the things you're talking about into fruition. Those things existed or were in the works long before Clinton licked his pen.
My point was lucid and, apparently, poignant.
You should just sit down and let us grown-ups discuss it.
OP's pic is great.
Calling a 30 round mag high-capacity or standard-capacity means little
pre- or post-94. To most people 30 rounds is high capacity.
Even in marketing today you won't see manufacturer's claiming that their firearms take "standard" capacity 30rd magazines.
By "come on" do you mean that they were initially developed with 10 round magazines and later introduced with "high cap" magazines?
You are too quick, I revised my post
I think you are putting too much value on the phrase "high-capacity" pre-94AWB there was no negative connotation to saying it. Now, there is stigma associated with it.
To me, it doesn't matter it was designed with a 5 round, 10 round or 30 round mag. 30 is still high capacity.
I don't know about the AK, but the AR15 was not designed with a 30 round mag.
I think you're not thinking the language through. If it's "high capacity" then, necessarily, it must have been designed with a diminished capacity in mind.
No, it's standard capacity. That's what we're arguing about
Eugene Stoner designed the AR pattern rifle as a select fire battle rifle. Are you going to try to convince me that he thought 10 round magazines were a good choice for a "machine gun?"
DOnt ****ing use the antigunners terms.
Dude, try some decaf.
It's for the children my man.
I can't believe we're on the same side. I like it but, I can't believe it.
I won't tell anybody if you don't.