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Anyone have a source for AK stuff in Russia? I'd like to get a few more Bakelite mags, but I don't want to pay current US prices.
 

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Anyone have a source for AK stuff in Russia? I'd like to get a few more Bakelite mags, but I don't want to pay current US prices.
Check around on the forums at saiga-12.com, there's some Russians and people with Russian connections hanging about who can help.
 

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I added a vertical foregrip to the Scorpion. I will try to go shoot it tonight or Monday.

Called it a day at 1330 at work today, and went to the range.

I put 100 rounds through the Scorpion, and it does seem to be more controllable than before, so the combination of the new muzzle brake and the vertical foregrip works.

Also put 60 rounds of 556 through my AR, semi-rapid fire (10 rounds at a time, yay magazine restrictions), and the new CAGE device (a brake shield) seems to do its work, I got less blast to the face than before.

The screws holding the shield did work themselves loose, and the CAGE moved back above the barrel. Better than moving forward toward the muzzle, and I was lucky not to lose the small piece that holds the whole thing in place.

Shorter range session than usual (and no pistol this time around) , but it had been a while and I really wanted to try the latest changes I had installed.

Now I hope to register for the next black badge course in September.
 

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The BATFE has reversed themselves on the semi-auto AA-12 shotguns. They initially ruled that the new semi-auto-only AA-12s were fully legal semi-autos, but have now decided that they are in reality illegal machineguns. The ATF is therefore confiscating them.

https://gunmagwarehouse.com/blog/aa12-atf-confiscation/





Interesting discrepancies in the demand letters that the BATFE is sending out. They're saying it's a machine gun when they're just semi-auto as best anyone has been able to show. The worst part is that the people that bought these will not be compensated for the ATF's taking - and IIRC these were anything but cheap.
 
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First, this should be in the political section.

Second, the article you link says:

Additional information regarding your opportunity to file a civil claim for this firearm will be provided.
Obviously, this is not a guarantee that there will be just compensation, but there is a process.
 

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First, this should be in the political section.
Disagree. I didn’t comment at all on why this was happening and none of these have been used in a crime to date so it’s not something on that order. This is just firearms news.


Second, the article you link says:



Obviously, this is not a guarantee that there will be just compensation, but there is a process.
The ATF has never, that I am aware of, compensated for mass takings like this. They flat out refused to compensate bumpstock owners, even though those had a ‘process’ too - so now there’s lawsuits against ATF for just that reason wending their way through the court system.

The ATF also denied the civil compensation claims in the past in similar cases. When they changed their mind on the USAS-12 (they called it a ‘destructive device’ instead and regulated it very similarly,) I don’t recall any compensation being given. Likewise the various Street Sweeper type shotguns in 12 gauge. You could try to register them as DDs, but if you didn’t want to, couldn’t afford it or just couldn’t do it per the laws of your state, they just took the firearm and told you ‘tough luck.’

Now if you want to discuss why they are doing this, the reasons behind the change of status - sure, that’s gun politics. But IMHO, just gun news like this is not.
 
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