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I have a feeling this is either going to be good like Brazilian FALs or it's going to be god awful like Brazilian shotguns - even though it seems to be a slightly simplified CNC design interpretation.



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The PT1911 turned out to be fine. Clearly not made by the same grade of moron that made Boito shotguns.

Also, went with Der Stig and a random Australian friend of Der Stig's to the range today. The Saiga, as always, was a crowd pleaser. These were the last couple drums worth of ammo and neither was full.

Der Stig's final blasts:
[video=youtube;xruczW4Ns-c]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xruczW4Ns-c[/video]

Random ex-RAAF Australian:

Possibly more later - I think DS got a really cool picture of the Saiga smoking while I was working to zero the remounted red dot and pop-up BUIS.

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Yeah, but FALs were made by IMBEL, not Taurus, so :dunno:
And the shotguns were made by Boito, not Taurus. However, my experience with Brazilian made firearms seems to be that they're either good or that they're horrible POS - and Taurus has done both. They don't seem to have anything in between those two points.
 
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The Saiga smoking on a quiet, dark range after firing off half a drum - I was zeroing the reinstalled red dot and recently installed Magpul backup iron sights.



The Saiga produces a significant amount of smoke after repeated firing, probably has something to do with the enormous gas piston and tube on top of the barrel. The flashlight (which you can see illuminating part of the smoke) is actually the best sighting device for the weapon. The barrel casts a shadow in the projected light that culminates in the flashlight's hot spot. Basically a big black finger pointing to where the projectiles will go.
 
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Added a barrel shroud to my Mossberg and brought it another step closer to the 1897/1912 Winchester trench guns.



This is sort of a mock-up of what I ultimately want to do, which is to get a 9-shot 590 with better wood and a bayonet lug.
 

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I put one of these on lay away this week. Can't wait to pick it up the day I turn 21. +1 for the LGS that was willing to hold it for a month with no extra charge.

 

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Saw this going (relatively) cheap, picked it up as a "Welcome to Texas, here's your gun" gift for a revolver-liking family member moving here.



I'm not a fan of wheelguns in general but this one is one of the best designs made to date. Probably shoot it at the next range trip.
 
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Colt was on the brink of bankruptcy (again) recently but they just got a new M4 contract.
 

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