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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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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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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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Rifle Plates/Manufacturers/Distributors - What We Should Know Before Purchasing

HighwayMan93 ·
As you all know, Doc and other sources of knowledge on this subject have stressed that there are actually only a few manufactures of plates and there has been plenty discussion regarding various plate options and promotional offers when they are available. Many companies advertising the same or similar options in the level 3 and 3+ category appear to have prices outrageously marked up, and trying to compare plates from one companies to the next can be a nightmare. Specs for the same plates...
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Performance on Demand Shooting Carbine 1 - July 17, 2017 Janesville, WI

DakotaLawDog ·
www.podshooting.com/shop www.facebook.com/podshooting Being hosted by good men of the Janesville PD Carbine 1 (8 hours, 350 rounds rifle) Carbine 1 takes an in-depth, performance-based approach to teaching the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship and gun handling, laying a foundation of necessary skills any individual will need to progress as a combat shooter. Students will learn learn the skills and techniques needed to maximize the accuracy of their weapon system, and how to increase their...
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Veritac Solutions: Multi-Weapon Operations (Hosted by ATS), 20-22 October 2017, Abbotsford Fish and Game, Abbotsford, BC, Canada

nza ·
20 hours (prerequisite for DISMOUNTED | SMALL TEAM OPERATIONS ) REGISTER HERE This course is both skills refresher and advanced skills development for users of Semi Auto Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun covering techniques adopted by special operation forces in maintenance, loading, reloading and clearing procedures, malfunctions, transitions, shooting on the move, from cover, from barrier, and marksmanship that include proper sight picture, mechanical offset, rifle manipulation, safety, shooting...
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OTG / LE PATROL RIFLE INSTRUCTOR – Lebanon TN 09/18/17 – 09/22/17

Puma4 ·
This is a 40 hour Tennessee POST Patrol Rifle Instructor Course providing graduates the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively manage their Departments Patrol Rifle training program. Students will learn comprehensive skills, techniques and training methodologies as it applies to the Law Enforcement Patrol Rifle. At the end of the course, Students will be able to identify and transfer pertinent learning objectives, develop reality based curriculums, diagnose problem shooters, and...
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"Q" The Fix rifle

Longeye ·
Nerf Herder shared a link to a SSD topic about this rifle. So it is a 6.3# precision rifle that folds up to ~25". This is highly interesting to me. Has anyone here gotten hands on with one? If so, what are your impressions?
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The General Purpose Off Duty AR: Which caliber?

Longeye ·
Most of us are familiar at some level with the AR FOW. At this point the AR has replaced the various milsurp bolt rifles as the preferred platform to build off of, hunt with, train with, etc. There is a distinct difference between a work gun and a off duty piece. The off duty piece is the one we want to carry when we are out getting our mind right. This thread is geared towards the off duty AR. Given that a small frame AR can be assembled into a very light, trim carbine with things like...
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Redback One 2-Day CQCS - Carbine & Night Shoot (TD1) October 27-28, 2018: WV

Jason Falla ·
CQCS - Carbine & Night Shoot (TD1) Dates: October 27-28, 2018 Location: High View, WV Venue: Echo Valley Training Center 467 S Hooks Mill Rd High View, West Virginia 26808 Cost: $575 Enrollment: www.redbackone.com or email info@redbackone.com Description Prerequisite - All participants must have received basic carbine training from ONE of the following: Redback One, the military, law enforcement "or" a reputable training company. Close Quarters Combat Shooting - Carbine: The objective of...
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Redback One 3-Day LEO Advanced Pistol & Rifle Nov. 26-28, 2018 St. Augustine, FL

Jason Falla ·
Advanced Pistol & Rifle Course (Law Enforcement Only) Dates: November 26-28, 2018 Location: St. Augustine, FL Venue: Ancient City Shooting Range Cost: $695 Enrollment: https://redbackone.com/pages/advance...l-rifle-course or email info@redbackone.com Prerequisite - All participants must have basic pistol and basic carbine knowledge and operation skills. Description This course of instruction has been developed to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in the employment of...
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Buffer for 18" Rifle Length Gas System/Carbine Extension

WESBnTenn ·
I've picked an OEM BCM upper with 18" barrel and LaRue floating rail with a pinned gas block. This was a BCM built upper, it's a few years old but looks unused. I want to put in on an LMT carbine lower that I've got. I'm unsure which buffer would be appropriate. An H3? I'd appreciate an informed suggestion. (My search didn't turn up anything) TIA
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RFI: Is the safety on a Benelli R1 Rifle reversible?

bodhisattvya ·
Interested in purchasing this rifle, but being a sinister left-handed individual would prefer the safety reversed. Are there any Benelli experts on the board who know one way or another? Searched on the Benelli Forums to no avail.
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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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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

Trajan Aurelius ·
I have an older version of this http://www.ruger.com/products/...lWeather/models.html
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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

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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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

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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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

BobM ·
Would it be less trouble to get a Ruger Gunsite Scout? There is a.223 version listed.
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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

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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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

dan187 ·
Good to know. I haven't really read much about them, but the concept seemed good.
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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

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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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

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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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

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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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

Malpaso ·
Browning makes a lever gun in .223
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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

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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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

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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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

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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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

Dorsai ·
http://troydefense.com/pumpactionrifle/
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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

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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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

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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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

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

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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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

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

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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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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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

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

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

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

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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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

Davey Doodle ·
The revolution will be started prematurely by idiots who fail to plan. (I'm looking at you, militias) Once they're out of the way, people will be begging for experienced leadership. That's when you step in.
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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

MrMurphy ·
The Ruger GSR is more or less a current production Jungle Carbine, except it's accurate. Quick change (reliable) magazines. .308. Aperature sights. Mauser type action won't break. Can be modified for a light easily enough. If you don't have a scope in the way, running a bolt is right quick. With a full size Aimpoint mounted on the rail or front ring (depending how you want it) for the first 10 rounds, a GSR could probably hold up pretty well. Not 30 round mag dump quick like an AR, but for...
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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

bestcounsel ·
I'm leaning on a 20 guage shotgun with folding stock for another Cali gun and a travel gun. i just got back from Utah and took only my glock 19. Would have have felt much better with a long gun too. I know Utah is gun friendly but is there a possibility that a Amercian with Mexican heritage traveling through with a black rifle or ak could make some cops uncomfortable? A shotgun in 20 guage would take some of the edge off. Also allow me to carry different type of rounds. Birdshot, buckshot,...
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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

shoobe01 ·
I tend to not think much of 20 being less enough of a shotgun to be worth the effort in having a different cartridge. Also, you start getting availability issues. My experience is that low recoil rounds (or if you must, things like the Aquila super stubby things) will more than compensate for recoil of a 12 ga. Also can get recoil absorbing stocks, just change to hollow plastic from wood, etc. Also, there are interior ballistics. I am assured (and it was demonstrated so seems valid) that a...
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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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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

MrMurphy ·
Bestcounsel, see the Travel Gun thread. Due to budget and availability, at the moment my "car gun" when an AR is not around is an 870P with a Choate folding stock. Of all the folders out there, the Choate seems to be the least fucked up (and most compact) in the fixed length model. Currently LE so as long as I stay in TX an AR is not really an issue, but if I need a "more compact than a 16" AR" fully assembled and available in a hurry, the 870 with six rounds of Flite Control is at hand.
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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

dan187 ·
I was thinking about this over the weekend. Since a lot of people like the .308 when unable to run an AR, why not a Garand? They can be rebarreled to .308, or left in 30-06, either round is good in my opinion. They are quick to load, semi auto, and legal most everywhere. Downside is size, they are big.
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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

Dorsai ·
I would be tickled pink with a T-26 "Tanker" Garand in .308. On my dream list. However....in a bolt gun, one of the pluses is being able to run commercial .308 and 7.62x51. Since the Garand is sensitive to gas variations, you'd need to play around with one of the adjustable gas plugs or risk damaging your op rod.
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Re: Californicated Defense Rifle, August 4, 2016

dan187 ·
Yeah, you would have to tune the Garand to the load you wanted to run for defensive purposes.
 
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