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4 years 50 weeks ago, 12:36 PM

ATSofLA

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Hello

My name is Jason. I'm a full time Police Officer in southeastern Louisiana and a Gunsmith. I have over 10 years experience in Smith work specializing in Tactical Weapons, everyting from Full-Auto to Precision Bolt Guns. I have recently branched out to start my own company and am currently awaiting my FFL. I am also designing a machine shop that should be up and rumming no later than the first of the year.

I am a Glock, Sig, Beretta, Benelli, and AR armorer as well as a certified Professional Gunsmith. Athough I specialize in Tactical Weapons, I do work on anything with a barrel, including airguns. I have recently completed restoration on a Winchester 1865 in 38 WCF and a Marlin 1894 in 32 WCF, including hand fitting and finishing stocks, complete disassembly and soaking in my "special sauce", reassembly and function testing and , of course, a test fire.

If anyone has any tech questions I will be more then happy to help.

I am also a certified Law Enforcement instructor. I am a Taser INTL., Defensive Tactics, Weapon Retention and DIsarm, Spike Strip, and Use of Force instructor. I should also be going to State Firearms Instructor school early next year.

I am a former Marine 0311 who served with Security Forces and 3rd Marines.

Advanced Tactical Solutions of Louisiana Full-service Gunsmith specializing in Tactical Weapons for Sheepdogs http://atsofla.blogspot.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Covington-LA/Advanced-Tactical-Solutions-of-Louisiana/119291724783004
4 years 50 weeks ago, 1:31 PM

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ATSofLA

and a partridge in a pear tree!!! You might be over qualified for this site!!! Welcome anyways.

look forward to learning from you.

clint

"Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin & Hobbes)
4 years 50 weeks ago, 2:44 PM

HampsterW

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welcome aboard bud, it sounds like you know your shit!....me, I can barely load a cartridge...Ha ha..lol

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 2:32 PM

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Do you build AK's?

Do you build AK's?

I intend to live forever, or die trying. It Could Be that the Purpose of Your Life is Only to Serve as a Warning to Others. Join the Army, meet interesting people, kill them. All those who believe in psychokinesis raise my hand.
4 years 50 weeks ago, 3:26 PM

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ATS

Whoo boy, you got some credentials! Welcome son, welcome. - hope you enjoy yourself.

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 4:15 PM

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ATSofLA..Welcome to the site, glad you are here. Thank you for your service to our country.

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
4 years 50 weeks ago, 4:21 PM

ATSofLA

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Thanks

Thanks for the warm welcome.

Dockit-

I have built ak's in the past, but only partially. The riviting is a pain in the a$$ and the build requires special fixtures and jigs to be done properly from start to finish. It is on my list, but most in my area are AR nuts. There are a few AK guys but they all either buy complete rifles or send their recievers to the few guys who specialize in AK builds.

As for being overqualified- thanks for the complement, but I am a young pup in the buisness and still have a lot to learn.

Semper Fi

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 4:31 PM

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Semper Fi

welcome to the site,can always use another Marine,er' former Marine here,i was an 0311/0341,a long time ago now,i have hit the expiration date on my "this is no shit" stories.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
4 years 50 weeks ago, 8:08 AM

ATSofLA

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Guys,

I was thinking of posting some Technical type stuff in the Firearms section on some various topics involving tactical weapons. Some ideas are:

AR15- Gas Piston vs Direct Impingement

Practical Accuracy for self and home defense

Purpose driven configuration of tactical rifles

What you really need in a home defense/tactical shotgun/carbine

What carbine caliber is optimal for defense

Combat pistols

There will be others as I think of them if there is interest. I'm not trying to do anything but help people make informed decisions when thinking about defensive firearms. I am by no means an expert, but I have some good experience and some knowledge on these topics and am hoping to spur intelligent and meaningfull threads to help everyone become more knowledgeable and better informed. I know not everyone will agee with me, but that is the good part about it. My only goal is for everyone to become better informed.

Let me know if your interested and I'll start putting some stuff together.

Advanced Tactical Solutions of Louisiana Full-service Gunsmith specializing in Tactical Weapons for Sheepdogs http://atsofla.blogspot.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Covington-LA/Advanced-Tactical-Solutions-of-Louisiana/119291724783004
4 years 50 weeks ago, 8:31 AM

dockit

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Agree, alot of new people have no idea what to do.

I intend to live forever, or die trying. It Could Be that the Purpose of Your Life is Only to Serve as a Warning to Others. Join the Army, meet interesting people, kill them. All those who believe in psychokinesis raise my hand.
4 years 50 weeks ago, 8:50 AM

HampsterW

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Sounds good to me

ATS, let her rip!

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 11:19 AM

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can't go through that again

I have reasons for the things I do, just don't expect them to be reasonable
4 years 50 weeks ago, 11:50 AM

HampsterW

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Anyone want to help

me design a liquid cooled, atomic powered sniper rifle that uses 'top secret' ammo capable of hitting target at 12000 fps???? Huh??........Ne ka!....blah,blah blah....Ha Ha Ha!

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 12:51 PM

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ka

I have reasons for the things I do, just don't expect them to be reasonable
4 years 50 weeks ago, 1:18 PM

HampsterW

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Sorry ivan,

I ment no harm.

Change you can truly believe in comes from the barrel of a gun---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ron Paul 2012----Vote the bastards out!---------------------------------
4 years 50 weeks ago, 12:03 PM

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You funny guy Hampster

Ryo going to Karate chop you to death!!! Hoki Doki!

4 years 50 weeks ago, 12:08 PM

ATSofLA

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I'm smarter than that.

I'm smarter than that. Remember I have a gunsmithing buisness. I'm not going to cut the smiths out of the loop. And it has been my experience that trying to teach someone over the internet how to true a bolt action with jb weld, a havk saw and jb weld is just asking for trouble.

Advanced Tactical Solutions of Louisiana Full-service Gunsmith specializing in Tactical Weapons for Sheepdogs http://atsofla.blogspot.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Covington-LA/Advanced-Tactical-Solutions-of-Louisiana/119291724783004
4 years 50 weeks ago, 1:33 PM

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ATSofLA

Welcome! Great to have you here. This is a great place. I hope you enjoy yourself, and make lots of friends.

Hampster, you forgot to mention the special Israeli, top-secret (or not), 9x23 handgun that by some miraculous means became the most powerful handgun in the world. Moshi moshi, mushi, mushi, etc.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
4 years 50 weeks ago, 2:58 PM

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Welcome to the site, anything you try to learn me is much appreciated, I'm one of those new ppl that has no idea what to do.

Nothing is as risky as certain failure.

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