mike todd

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  1. YUP HATE TO SEE IT HAPPEN BECAUSE IT GIVES THE OTHER SIDE MORE AMMO TO BEAT THEIR CHEST OVER AND USE AGAINST US. but as a past businessman cant see how they lasted this long. with a NIB M-4 in the box slowly moving at under $700 no way can they survive. IN MY OPINION THE WORST MISTAKE THEY MADE WAS MAKING THE ANNOUNCEMENT! IT WOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH BETTER FOR ALL CONCERNED JUST TO STOP PRODUCTION AND RUN SILENT. THE WAY THEY DID IT IS LIKE ADMITTING IT WAS WRONG TO OFFER THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE. DAMMIT THESE DAYS ARE 20 TIMES WORSE THAN EUROPE IN THE 30'S AND I FEEL LIKE SOME LONE ARMORER IN SHED AT FORT STEADMAN VIRGINIA APRIL 1865 TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO SURVIVE WHEN THE SMOKE STARTS CLEARING. TEXAS PLAYED A MAJOR PART IN THE CIVIL WAR SUPPLYING MEN AND MATERIAL, EVEN THOUGH FEW OWNED SLAVES. THE PRIMARY OBJECTION THEN AS IT IS NOW, BEING FEDERAL MEDDLING WITH STATE AFFAIRS there were 5 major battles here and we were victorious in all firmly routing the blue coats and most historians agree the last battle of the civil war was fought here in TEXAS . LOOKING BACK , FEDERAL TROOPS WERE THE 62ND COLORED REGIMENT AND 200 TROOPS OF THE INDIANA VOLUNTEER'S. THEY WERE SOUNDLY ROUTED BY MASSIVE ARTILLERY AND SCREAMING CHARGES. LOT OF GOOD THAT DID ANY TEXAN, THEY STILL TOOK IT UP THE ASS FROM THE CARPET BAGGERS AND ITS STILL COMMING UNABATED.
  2. WTB Reising M50 mags

    friends active in the subgun matches tell me that keystonearms.com is offering the after market 30 rnd "CHRISTIE'S" mags again . I see original 12's and 20's offered at just over $150 quite often and I prefer them over any after market. good luck on the search mike
  3. WTB 50 cans

    gonzo, thank GOD for the "quirks" and all the help from fellow QWIRKEE'S ( not sure of the proper plural word) but you can catch my drift . ANYHOW thanx for the shot, I will give him a call.
  4. Mac11 gunsmith

    the above gun ended up being a M-11/9 and the buffer was absent caused the crack.
  5. 9mm aug question

    YES / YES /YES ! the so called experts over here said no but I went to GERMANY and bought several complete new factory 9mm carriers. back home, I opened one and they were present. so now every carrier I have has them and when I add them, I have the carrier engraved ANTI-BOUNCE so it shows in the ejection port when the action is closed. if you shoot much full auto 9mm you will want an extra extractor or 2. good luck finding those so start soon.
  6. What If?

    DONT GIVE AN INCH? HELL THEY ARE GOING TO TAKE 100's OF FEET ON OR ABOUT JAN / FEB 2020. question is ARE WE GOING TO TAKE IT BACK? when the furor started following the BOBBY KENNEDY PURGE. I dug out my complete collection of AMERICAN RIFLEMAN. all the BACK AND FORTH BANTER WAS EXACTLY THE SAME FROM DAY ONE . following WW I it started and has been steady since. HOW MANY OF YOU ARE AWARE THAT BY OEDER OF PRESIDENT WILSON, GENERAL BLACK JACK PERSHING DEPLOYED TROOPS AND USED 1917 BROWNINGS AGAINST THE VETERANS IN DC THAT WERE CAMPED OUT DEMANDING PAYMENT OF THE BENEFITS PROMISED TO THEM FOR SERVING IN THE WAR? the thought of an armed citizenry just scares the hell out of them and always will because once they get it done there is no way to resist. most of you know one of the first things HITLER did after winning his seat in the REICHSTAG was propose total gun seizure's simply because he was proven to be evil , but had he not started the war it would just be another buried piece of history. my illness forces me to sit for long periods so I watch way too many movies and I focus on action or disaster plots. when it starts going downhill the first question is "IS THERE A GUN IN THE HOUSE?" hell the last time I had a traffic stop and they asked about a weapon in the truck, we found 4 glocks a 642 S+W a seecamp 32 and the AUG and I'm sure we missed one or two. he just couldn't understand why I had one in a pocket on each door and had never seen or heard of the AUG and the form 4 might as well been in HEBREW. it took longer than an hour to confirm they were not stolen and 2 more units magically appeared. the drivers never approached just took up tactical positions. COULD YOU SAY I WAS READY? when asked why I had it all I gave my standard response." SO I CAN DECIDE WHEN AND IF I GET HANDCUFFED" NOW is that an inch or would it be less?
  7. CERTAINLY I CAN COME UP WITH ENOUGH BELTED AMMO AND SPARES TO KEEP HER CHUGGING NON STOP. HELL I'LL EVEN SUPPLY ONE OR TWO GUNS.
  8. BCG configuration for lightning link

    flathead, that's what I thought! must it have the unshrouded firing pin or ? If I remember it right they were just using them in the middle 70's SP-1 that had the shroud. of course if that works the early one will also. funny thing the "paper clip" work for in ALL of them and never failed, so the links went away. I never paid much attention too them at the time we were getting factory select fire 614's for $260 landed so who cared? THANX MIKE
  9. The Maine saga continues......

    HERE I WAS GETTING READY TO BE REALLY UPSET ABOUT THE SITUATION and kept reading thank GOD cuz it looks like you found a solution. I DONT recall if you stated the size of the bldg.'s but one would think any offer to sell would have THAT is sue close to the front. most of the people that go to those systems are so anxious to show you how smart they were building it and how stupid YOU are for staying on the grid you cant shut them up , so again I would be surprised like you it was not mentioned. we have 4 ranches that were part of a huge homestead hoard started in the 1850's by the great grandfather. there is a brother that ran from Texas and went to an eastern college, he grew to "like" the life style and stayed until the feeding frenzy started when the estate was dispersed 12 yrs ago and is now considered one of those "DAMNED YANKEE's" . he chose the 2nd largest most remote undeveloped ranch as his own, and during the holiday's EVERYONE suffered while the vertues and benefits of solar power and equipment were endlessly spewed. with plenty of money, the internet and his endless knowledge, in 11 years he has managed to get 2 wells running, powered one 40' converted container as living quarters and that's it ? I believe the pumps in the wells have been changed more than 4 times and controllers countless times. someone neglected to mention how bad lightning effects low voltage equipment. in one storm , everything except maybe a couple wire runs was vaporized. he visits many times that we wouldn't know about except the big generator is gone. so I would say scrubbing the deal was a smart move. In my opinion that stuff is great for some little one room cabin in the back country for vacations, but nothing you want to try to live with everyday and have any kind of convenience most of us are used to. when things calm down if you can forward anything to show what you got, please share so we can be jealous. GRATS and cheers mike
  10. Approved at Last!

    I just got back approval on a US PROP M-16A1 I sent in this MAY! THATS LESS THAN $ MONTHS! ? wish the b*#tch would get of her ass and process my FN 240! waiting on the form 4 to my dealer! THEN I can do my end! that's the one I prey comes in b-4 I go. all the rest are "spares"
  11. Mac11 gunsmith

    TOBROOKS, for my records, who was the original mfg'r? A TEXAS MAC ? they are the only mfg'r I have ever heard of that had bad welds from the get go and broke when new . of course I have seen and fixed most brands over the years but I'M talking about guns that were USED and beat to tar. I have welded the rear and added plates too the front on quite a few for friends in the past. my first IMI UZI has been welded at the rear twice also. lets face it with a lot of use, we are asking a LOT from those little packages and its inevitable over time. ANY GOOD HELIARC MAN can weld it in less than an hour, and its perfectly legal IF you are PRESENT during the ENTIRE procedure and don't drop it off. of course then you are faced with the refinish etc if you want it perfect when done. my POWDER SPRINGS 45, I don't bother with refinish anymore. last time it cracked I just hit it with a wire wheel and welded it up then hit it with an oil rag while still cooling and it almost matches. please let me know who made the gun in question. cheers mike
  12. BCG configuration for lightning link

    Miacovet, PLEASE don't be offended as I understand their place now, BUT "back in the day" when they first appeared on the scene and b-4 folks registered them like all auto sears, folks I knew just "tweaked" the trip by bending to get the timing right ? when I encountered the first example in use, I was perplexed why it was used rather than the typical "drop in" you could buy at any event. so I never looked at them again, or had any interest. NOW YOU have "tweaked" MY mind and I am curious with "need to know" please explain why when and what if you can. thank you MIKE TODD
  13. RG-86 , I AGREE "DIRT BAGS WILL ALWAYS BE DIRT BAGS" ! the main reason I was driven to post is I have never seen it, where it "seemed" to be an AGENCY POLICY ! I have not seen one single instance that varies from my description period! the only one that comes too mind was a "stop" of an unregistered snowmobile. the officer could have, but chose NOT to cite the individual. OF COURSE as he was leaving the scene, he told the "camera" "it would have been a waste of time to cite him" because after its registered, all charges and fines are dropped.
  14. What If?

    MY BOTTOM LINE ON THE ISSUE? at 14 years of age I went under contract with whom so ever was "in charge" that I would abide by all the existing laws, try to be a POSITIVE MEMBER OF SOCIETY and help who ever "honestly" needed it, be drug free and not consume alcohol in a way that was negative if at all, and never force myself or beliefs on others. in return I accepted the EXISTING LAWS and freedoms GAURENTEED BY THE CONSTITUTION with the right to stress free existence and the PURSUIT of happiness ! I consider ANY CHANGE or oppression that restricts the above an unlawful BREECH OF CONTRACT, and any such act VOIDS that agreement and I will act accordingly. in my case its a bit easier than for most as I have no heirs and am at the end of my cycle, but anything one attempts to force on me will result in an unpleasant response. while grocery shopping last night, I bought the first newspaper in more than 2 years. it was the "SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS" . the headlines exclaimed "GOV PATRICK BUCKING THE NRA" ! and underneath was a large pic of an obese Hispanic "mama" clutching a child with COW TEARS raining down her face. I have not had the heart to read it yet and am not sure I will, but it erased what little bit of comfort I had trying to live in "PEACE" in this great state of TEXAS! honestly deep down I had always believed if anything major occurred in DC that it would resist to no end and help protect that FREE PURSUIT, but I fear that the media has managed to feed the uneducated mass to the point of no return. AT EVERY NEWS CAST OR IN ARTICLE'S IN THE AMERICAN RIFLEMAN, I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY THE "PRO GUN PEOPLE" MUST GO SO DEEP ARGUING TOTALLY AGAINST INSTANT BACK GROUND CHECKS! THEY should FOCUS on the few points ANYBODY can understand, like "YOU WONT BE ABLE TO LOAN A FIREARM to your kids or relatives and the like. I have no problem with them REQUIRED at all organized events or when offering for sale to the general public etc. BUT THE COMPLETE RESISTANCE TO EVERYTHING SEEMS UNREASONABLE AND IS DOOMING US! MIKE
  15. I agree with Johnson, DONT ATTEMPT ANY WELDING ! unless unavoidable for some other reason. suffer the short falls of the situation and make sure you DONT force it open if the adapter moves. its best not to do much in the way of removal, but of course you must perform mait. I suggest you use one of the offset rear support devices when cleaning to keep the stress off the front hinge. some folks I know used lock tight on the adapters, in an attempt to prevent rotation and the bind. DONT you will be sorry. mike