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2 years 30 weeks ago, 4:24 PM

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Machine Gun setup

Do you guys prefer scopes, open sights, forward grips, hand guards, bipods? Also, what style of stocks do you prefer? I am attempting to set up all of the machine guns with a “universal set up” to help make the guns more comfortable for everyone who shows up, and I find that my expertise sometimes gets in the way of the simplicity that many love to enjoy (not meaning to be arrogant at all! just want you guys to know why a specialist like myself would start a thread like this). I would like to make sure everyone who attends can shoot machine guns comfortably. I know we all like our weapons set up to suit our personal needs and preferences, but in this case I need a simple / universal setup that will work well for folks of all sizes and skill levels. I am specifically referring to the setup of the AR-15, AK-47, and MP5.

2 years 30 weeks ago, 6:23 PM

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2 years 30 weeks ago, 6:29 PM

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Hey pard

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2 years 30 weeks ago, 6:49 PM

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I hear ya..

The "why a specialist like myself would start a thread like this" Sorta got me.. Told G i'd be back in 5.. like 15 min ago pard, give me an hour or so for them Nathans..

Got the feeling it's going to be a fun night... You've got that fifth star. Still laugh when i see that "i feel cheap" thing..

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2 years 30 weeks ago, 12:07 PM

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My apologies that comment was not intended to be arrogant, but after years of building and handling our own weapons it is easy for us to forget what it was like being a rookie with a firearm, much less an automatic weapon. I was simply just trying to start a conversation that would help me get some ideas on how to create a safer and more enjoyable environment for those who come out to my machine gun shoots.

2 years 30 weeks ago, 1:03 PM

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Many here are NOT rookies, but could care less for automatic weapons and or don't talk about them as not to bring attention to certain groups of people viewing this board. Most here are pistol guys with the exception of a few military weapon guys. You’ll find that most here tolerate new people as long as there is mutual respect, but arrogant people are not well liked.

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2 years 30 weeks ago, 2:13 PM

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bunch is crazy:<) They have skills, knowlege and experiences they've not told us about, and that's just about their women.

Full auto? Cool! My Dad's co-worker took me to the range when I was 14 and taught me how to shoot his Thompson and some kind of weird German selectable fire rifle. He was a detective in the Sheriff's department, served in the OSS in WW2.
Never thought owning a full auto weapon was worth the hassle. I'm happy with the junque I have :<)

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2 years 30 weeks ago, 2:04 PM

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Not Rookies

Apologies Nitris, I was referring to people who come out to experience a live machine gun shoot and may be new to handling firearms or machine guns, not the people here in the gunslot.com forum. I can understand your concern for raising unwanted attention, but I have gone though the proper procedures and have acquired the proper licensing to be able to own and shoot machine guns. I apologize again for the comment coming across as arrogant, that was not my intention.

2 years 30 weeks ago, 8:37 PM

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weapon and I tip my hat to you for jumping through the hoops to get yours.
I'm content with my Raven .25 chrome plated pistol with plastic mother of pearl grips that I keep for home defense and hunting extremely small game at very close range. LOL !!
BTW It's engraved, scratched really. It says "Crips 4 evah". Cool huh?

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2 years 30 weeks ago, 4:23 PM

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I am one who appreciates full auto shooting so i will weigh in here a bit.I have shot all 3 weapons you mentioned full auto myself with the MP5 being my favorite.I think a red dot would work well with the MP5 but...nothing like shooting a weapon presented as its sold also.

all 3 weapons you mentioned don't climb that much but most people,other than former military or full auto carrying type public servants do not know that they need to have a proper stance to shoot full auto.I am assuming that you are going to tell them before they shoulder the weapon how to hold,lean into,and control muzzle rise with short bursts.yadda yadda you know what i mean i'm sure.

anyway the MP5 is fine as is. The AK is probably fine as is also but its gonna get hot on that fore grip.The M16 would be nice to have optics and a front grip but then it would really be cool to have a choice,standard or tricked out.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
2 years 30 weeks ago, 7:53 PM

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Your respectful comments deserve a serious response..The initial inclusion of "scopes" with full auto threw me.. I see rate of fire as being one of the determining factors.

Have you had a chance to fire the STG 34K.. guess this is a 9, runs @ 750 rate sounds reasonalbe.. May we ask what weapons you have available.. or maybe thats the point of the thread..

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2 years 30 weeks ago, 5:37 AM

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shot more than a few, it's fun

only shoot those I haven't shot before, got old

everyone who gets the chance should do it at least once, it is a thrill that only doing it can give you

make sure your Liability Insurance is up to date, you have legal wavers to be signed and there is a trained if not certified instructor next to the shooter.

Also make sure you are only using new factor Ammo, it is one thing if your shooting reloads in your weapon and it blows up, it is something totally different if your doing this and it blows up in a customers hands. Civil Suits will kill your assets faster than Taxes.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!

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