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Redback One 2-Day Combat Carbine: Oct. 25-26, 2014 - Virginia Beach, VA

Jason Falla ·
Description: This course is the first in a series of courses taken from the Redback Shooting System (RSS). As a level 1 course, it is used for familiarization training and is designed to provide the shooter with a solid grounding in the core skills and fundamentals to safely carry, control, handle and operate the handgun. Prerequisites: N/A Learning Objectives: 1. Firearms Safety 2. Characteristics 3. Nomenclature 4. Marksmanship Fundamentals 5. Stripping & Assembly 6. Care &...
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Re: Redback One 2-Day Combat Carbine: Oct. 25-26, 2014 - Virginia Beach, VA

MickFury ·
Hey Jason, Just a heads up Brother - you have the 2 Day Combat Carbine in the title / image, but the text is for a pistol course.
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Re: Redback One 2-Day Combat Carbine: Oct. 25-26, 2014 - Virginia Beach, VA

Jason Falla ·
Thanks for that, I appreciate the heads up!
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Re: Redback One 2-Day Combat Carbine: Oct. 25-26, 2014 - Virginia Beach, VA

Jason Falla ·
CORRECT COURSE DESCRIPTION Description: The objective of this course is to increase the existing individual skills of each student in combat marksmanship. Students will be introduced to new concepts and skills designed to increase speed, efficiency and accuracy while maintaining a focus on the combat application of each drill. Students will conduct collective progressive training under instructor supervision in order to gain proficiency prior to the testing phase. The testing phase will...
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Re: Primary weapon systems

Plasman ·
From your post I gather these are your requirements: -Maneuverable (less mass out front to transition from target to target more quickly). -Medium/light weight (want precision for target shooting, but want to be light enough to take hunting). -Piston operated. -Strong customer service/warranty. -<$3k cost. Your intuition that the PWS MK2 fits your requirements seems pretty solid to me. I own a MK216, as well as an MWS, and I generally prefer the MK216. The MK216 is easier to handle,...
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Primary weapon systems

gasman719 ·
I'm a regular guy looking to pick up an ar10 style rifle with no experience with this caliber, and only civilian exposure to ar15's of my own and friends'. I am looking for a good value rifle that is versatile, robust, and hopefully domestically sourced. The rifle would be primarily for recreation (3 gun, target shooting), but I would also like for it to be flexible enough to hunt, etc with. I have an Lwrc 5.56 and like the function, finish, and ergonomics of the rifle. Searching through the...
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stoner01 ·
I've only handled the PWS once and honestly cant remember my opinion on it. I have had some good experience with the S&W MP10. We've built a few out at the shop that have won competitions. Stock, its a decent rifle for the applications you described. It starts around the 1500 range. You can free float the barrel and change the stock and grip to suit your needs. Decent glass and you're gtg.
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gasman719 ·
@steely eyed, thank you for the reply and info! Good to hear pws has made things right time and again.
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pointblank4445 ·
I hope you understand that while we have come a long way with the full-blooded AR-10/SR25 style rifles in recent years, it's not yet to the level of domestication of its 5.56/intermediate brother, the AR15. A lot of folks have the incorrect assumption that they are going to hop right onto this platform and immediately start running and maintaining the gun like an M4 but have the accuracy and reach of a 308 bolt gun...not gonna happen. Granted, I am somewhat jaded on the concept from my...
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bobwest ·
Look into the Daniel-Defense DD5V1. It's sub-$3000. A friend and I recently bought them, and have been extremely happy with its performance. I have about 200 malfunction-free rounds through it so far. I like the light-weight (~8 lbs), Key-Mod accessory mounting system, and the ease of cleaning the nickel-boron BCG. It handles well with a Trijicon MRO for CQB drills. With a 10X Mil-Dot scope, it holds 1-MOA out to 400 yards and I intend to extend it out to 600 yards next outing. I've used a...
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gasman719 ·
@pointblank, I understand that while they look similar and have similar working characteristics, they are indeed separate systems. The familiarity between the two is what I'm also seeking in lieu of the socom, fnar, etc platforms. The four points @plasman mentioned most closely approximate what I'm seeking. I thank you for your input and value your feedback.
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Bill, Idaho ·
Con-Dude, you have a way with the English language second only to the late great Will Rogers. "People would thank me for shooting them with it." No one can say it like you. Every time I laugh out loud at my computer, you are in some way responsible. On a somewhat more serious note; Admittedly, I have not kept up with the .308 AR platform. There are now more and more offerings. How interchangeable are the parts? Is it like the 5.56 AR platform where most everything will fit most every? Is it...
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Consigliere ·
OP, read the above a couple of times. There is iron in his words. I owned a REPR for a little bit but it was the very early one with the magazine feeding problem. Nice gun when sorted though. Been through a bunch of KAC SR-25s. My SR-25K was a collector's item but didn't work for shit. My 24" Obermeyer barreled SR-25 was awesome but I traded it to a mod here. I miss it but it was a stationary gun. Hard to run around with a 24" barrel. My favorite gun on Earth is my LT OBR 16" that Mark made...
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ComradeBoris ·
Bill, having gone through the headache of building an AR308 last year I can tell you it is too early. There are many parts that do interchange, but you need to probably look at a specific company's product representation in forums to see what compatibility issues others might be having. I would likely just buy a gun and factory parts to replace anything that would be a wear item. There is just not the level of support there yet. I think in time it will improve however, as it seem to be doing.
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jto ·
My only input in regard to PWS is in reference to the mk107 Diablo. It has exceeded my expectations in terms of reliability and accuracy. I have 2200 rounds through the gun. jto
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RobbyK ·
Gasman, Take a look at the Snipers Hide forum. IMO, it's a solid forum and there is a good bit of info regarding PWS. Generally, the feedback is positive. If mentioning another forum is against lightfighter.net policy, I apologize in advance. http://www.scout.com/military/snipers-hide/forums
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Spacetaco ·
I second the Armalite Defender. I have a friend that has been abusing one with shit ammo and it runs. He changed out the buffer tube for and the trigger. Trigger was a SSA-E. I just bought the M4gery Defender variant because I did not have a M4 anymore. Everything was a middy or piston. The only thing I would check if you get a Armalite Defender is change the trigger if you want and a new buffer tube because from research Armalite uses a 6061 buffer tube on their AR-15s I do not know about...
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Beren412 ·
Anyone know if this PRI rail FF tube will fit the Armalite AR-10A Defender? http://www.precisionreflex.com...=186620&CAT=4821 If not, any suggestions for a good FF tube to fit it?
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gasman719 ·
Gents, Thank you for the replies. I have gone ahead with the pws. I also have a 24c trigger on order. I'm looking forward to taking it out for a spin.
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Sinister ·
An Armalite AR-10 Defender is probably your best turn-key solution for around $1200. I'd add a Geissele SSA trigger and call it good.
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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

MrMurphy ·
I believe NECG makes the rear sight kit. In the 7.62 case, get the Ruger GSR, polymer stock (definitely major handling difference vs the laminate) and the XS sight rail if necessary though for an Aimpoint it's not .
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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

fixit69 ·
Is it going to stay in California? You're options are limited if that's the case.
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Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

Trajan Aurelius ·
Well since I have taken my evil guns out of California, I need to update my bolt action blaster. I have a stainless steel 5.56mm Ruger M77. I want to mount iron sights, a muzzle break and 3 power illuminated scope. Ruger's have a proprietary scope mounting system for which there is an rear iron sight kit. This fits on the rear scope mount . I would put the scope on a single ring on the front sight mount. Would a bird cage muzzle break be appropriate or would a Vang compensator type...
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BobM ·
Would it be less trouble to get a Ruger Gunsite Scout? There is a.223 version listed.
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Trajan Aurelius ·
I have an older version of this http://www.ruger.com/products/...lWeather/models.html
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dan187 ·
Yeah, I started reading about them after this started. I would think that making the bolt have a face the same as an AR bolt and chamber to match would be easier. Heck possibly even use AR barrels and a nut to attach. However, the fact that no one that actually engineers these things has done that, tells me it might not be so easy. Troy makes a pump action AR, not an ideal firearm in the perfect world, but they claim it is 50 state legal. Seems like it would be a decent option when compared...
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Rick R2 ·
I'd suggest an NECG rear sight with a banded front sight if one is available to fit your barrel OD. I've also put three front sights on rifles with off sized barrels using a ramp from Brownell's and JB Weld. The original plan was to see if I liked them then get them properly drilled and tapped but after several hunting seasons they are still holding in there. I'd try to fit an RDS to the front action bridge for use out to 2-300 yards and forget any muzzle device Then I'd get a good lever gun.
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dan187 ·
Good to know. I haven't really read much about them, but the concept seemed good.
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Malpaso ·
I looked into those. A reputable store/smith in my AO said he won't stock them because of the poor quality.
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Longeye ·
A friend went down this road a few years ago. 10 Rd Eagle mags. Remington youth pump .308, 3x Acog mini, etc. It would group about 4" with good ammo and 6" with South African ball. It made two trips back to Remington, who told him it shot within spec both times. Apparently, the spec is "improved cylinder". I think he ended up using it for a tent peg. Go with the Synthetic Ruger RGSR and a tube of valve grinding compound to slick up the bolt.
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MrMurphy ·
Haven't shot the Mossbergs but have handled several. Might be a valid idea for a general plinker and utility gun but they felt rather flimsy and I don't know if i'd want to use one for defense by choice when the Rugers exist. That, or a properly equipped .30-30/shotgun pair. I grew up in CA and went through the majority of the '94 ban there, I spent a LOT of time thinking about what to use if semi's went away.... One of the reasons a No.4 Mk1 was my first rifle.
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Dorsai ·
http://troydefense.com/pumpactionrifle/
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22F ·
A mate of mine has the Remington 7615. It was in the running when I selected my Mistress. Out of the box items I didn't like: Length of pull is too long. Trigger was average. Mag release was a major pain in the arse. It works for AR's, but needs an ambi catch for that weapon. Here Down Under, they're the poor man's rapid fire weapon. Commonly derp'ed to the Nth degree by wannabe wankers.
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22F ·
Yeah Dan, the bolt design for it to use STANAG magazines involves a small "flipper" on the underside of the bolt. It's very interesting design, but I'm not sure of the long term endurance and reliability of such a small part essential to function when there are simpler, more reliable designs available.
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dan187 ·
If you didn't already have the Ruger, I would have suggested looking at the Mossberg MVP Patrol. Uses AR mags, has iron sights and a rail, and already has a muzzle brake. Don't know if it's legal in California though.
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Trajan Aurelius ·
Have you checked prices lately? Besides it's more fun to play with your toys and modify them, which is what I used to do with my evil guns.
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Malpaso ·
Browning makes a lever gun in .223
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shoobe01 ·
If I had to I'd go with a slide action. I like the look of the Troy guns, but if it had to be more fudd-sensitive, I've enjoyed all the Remington 760/7600s I have shot. They make extended mags, it comes in many calibers and you can get a pistol grip + AR buttstock if that is your way. Dunno why everyone puts the lowest quality buttstocks, and huge sights on cheapass rails, and rails where your hand goes, but this is food for thought still: This place has a variety of stuff from useful...
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Malpaso ·
To have a revolution, there must be revolutionaries (not couch and keyboard commandos), in adequate quantities. How many members does LF have? Likely not enough I fear.
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Rick R2 ·
A friend bought a Remington 7615 when they first became available and found the accuracy to be poor and reliability worse. Getting caught with a pump AR15 by indoctrinated law enforcement is still going to result in seizure and legal difficulties while they try to figure out what it is With the possibilities after this election cycle I'd lean toward a levergun in a non military easily reloadable caliber in Cali. Install a set of ghost ring sights, add a WML and RDS. Learn to shoot one/load one.
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Malpaso ·
In my case, I have many thousands of rounds through lever guns, far more than any other platform, including the AR. I'm too long in the tooth to learn a new system. While it may or may not be the best option for everyone, it is the best one for me.
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Rick R2 ·
My lever guns are capable of using ammo that was available during the last ammo shortage because I could cast bullets and load for them. 10 rounds is < 30 rounds but still not a flintlock. Normal level Google-fu should yield video of some lever gun work that is pretty impressive. I'd much prefer a good lever gun to a bolt gun for HD / SD work. Finally the modern Marlin rifles (be wary of the Remington built guns) are almost as easily modified or repaired by user level owners as an AR rifle.
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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

Dorsai ·
My optimum in a non-permissive state is a modified Lee-Enfield. The one I have pictured below is actually a No4 Mk1 that was converted by Navy Arms/Gibbs Rifle to mimic a No5 "Jungle Carbine". It is light, handy, has a 10 rd magazine that can be quickly loaded with stripper clips or a magazine change. I once shot it in a side match after finishing a pistol match. Using stripper clips, I finished middle of the pack against semi-autos (I was the only bolt gun), which included AR15s, AKs, an...
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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

shoobe01 ·
IF you can run a lever gun, they can be a thing. A bit like shotguns where the cycle time is fine, but reloading is a specialized skill. I ran an 1895G as my primary rifle for no good reason for about two years, and finally gave up. I have especially fat thumbs, and the right one is marginally deformed so is very, very stubby. I can't really shove .45-70 cartridges into the gate very effectively. Used some other models in .44 and .357 and have had similar difficulties. But I know others who...
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Rick R2 ·
The OP is in California not the US, his government won't be happy with mere citizens owning arms designed after 1776.
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Longeye ·
Why the love for lever guns? I know 22F is making the best of it with his... But this is the US, and we have options. A lever gun would be my second to last choice, ahead of a single shot break action. Lever guns have been bypassed by technology since the 1890's.
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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

GNX ·
From my and a few friends experiences living in gun hating NY bear with me as there a few things to post. I had a Mauser FR-8 for a while. Picked it up when they coming in at $175. Took about 2 years until the accessories/ tools (sling, sight & maintenance tools etc.) came into the country. It shot good but was a bit brutal on recoil. I was gonna do it up all "Scout like" and what not but after figuring things out money wise, I bought a Steyr Scout in .308 , a bunch of mags never looked...
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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

2damnold4this ·
Whatever California legal long gun you choose, it's important that the flash hole be clear, the frizzen be hardened and the flint be properly shaped. : ) On a serious note, I like the idea of a sturdy milsurp bolt gun like Enfield pictured above but the levers and pumps are also interesting. It would likely be easier to mount a light on something like the Troy pump or a Steyr Scout.
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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

Dorsai ·
It's only an issue until the revolution.
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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

bestcounsel ·
Something else....during the ammo craze a couple of years back I remeber 20 guage being in great supply but 12 guage being hard to find. That is another reason for leaning on a 20. If I don't find one affordable but find a affordable 12, I will go 12. I will go folding stock even though I prefer straight stock. I want said shotgun to fit in a long duffel bag.
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