semi auto rifle

anonymous asked:

I know nothing about guns. As a communist this makes me feel ashamed. What videos do you recommend I watch on youtube to start learning?

Firearms knowledge basics:

Shooting basics:

Common questions:

A few disclaimers: these are all videos pulled from gun YT. Ignore the politics of literally all the uploaders and you’ll have a much better time. I’m not condoning literally anyone in these videos. And this is meant to give a very basic understanding of what guns are and how they function, not an in depth overview of everything there is to know about firearms, and a few of the videos could use slightly more accurate language.This is meant to serve as an intro for people who know absolutely nothing about guns. @ragemovement you are much more knowledgeable about firearms than I am- if you can think of other stuff you think beginners should know, let me know!


NEMO Arms Executive Order

High end AR-10 built by the company known for their semi-auto AR patterned rifles chambered in .300 Win Mag. There appears to be two different variations of the Executive Order; this model with the extended handguard, and another with a shorter handguard but different type of barrel. You can also get the Executive Order in either .308 Winchester or 6.5 Creedmoor. As you’ve probably suspected, this is not a cheap AR-10. MSRP is about $4,500. (GRH)


Fusil Mitrailleur Mle 1915 CSRG “Chauchat”

The auction description says this gun was manufactured by MAS, I’m just going to assume you and I both know how to read and ignore that.
Manufactured by Sidarme in France, serial number 26087, then sold to the Finnish army (or SA, Suomen Armeija) some time after the end of the Great War.
8mm Lebel, (unreliable) 20-rounds removable half-moon magazine, fired in either full or semi-auto, from the hip, shoulder or on its bipod, standing up, laying prone, sitting, walking, running or dancing.

The Chauchat was the most common light machine gun of the great War, although assuredly not the most reliable. However the refined design that followed in the late stages of the conflict were readily adopted by the militaries of countries either unable to produce many machine guns, not willing to, or simply looking to arm themselves quickly against a new communist superpower.
Much like myself, do not hug this gun when it works, it’ll slap you in the face.

Sauce : James D. Julia Inc.

the correct position to hug French people.



A “tanker”-style conversion for the M1 Garand by Shuff’s Parkerizing. The rifle is rebarreled in .308 Winchester and a separate conversion option allows for the use of M14 magazines. For all the time and money doing the work, I kind of wonder why not just get an M14/M1A if you wanted a magazine fed semi-auto .308 rifle with the same controls of a Garand. It seems mostly to be one of those things you buy cause you want something different that no one at your local range has; which I see nothing wrong with. (GRH)

notaaronsroommate  asked:

I've been thinking, besides those weird bolt guns from that really old, commemorative SM model, are there any bolt rifles? By that I mean, are there just single shot/ semi auto bolter rifles? Because I was thinking of making what are essentially martini-henry breech loading bolt rifles and wanted to know if there was any canon precedent for this.

I can’t think of any examples, but I also don’t really know why they couldn’t function as such, though the bolter itself can be set for single and semi automatic, and is as accurate as a rifle. 


SIG 552-2 Commando

The civilian model of the Commando, it has an 8.9“ long barrel but to maintain non-SBR status a fake suppressor is pinned on to reach the 16″ long requirement. These are very hard to find and sell for around $3,500 to $4,000+. The SIG 550 series, even among its civilian market models is known to mark and wear off the finish on the upper from spent shells. This happens in quite a few semi-auto rifles but its quite pronounced on the SIG’s even after just a couple hundred rounds. (GRH)


M1917 rifles with the ‘Snabb’ semi-automatic conversion
The original rifle was one of the million Enfield P14 rifles produced under license by Eddystone in the US for the American Expeditionary Forces.
.30-06 caliber.
The Snabb conversion was patented in Sweden in 1937 by inventor Per Harry Erik Rehnberg and businessman Leo Warkol from the newly founded S.N.A.B.B. company. Pictured is the 1938 French patent of this same mechanism. Its function was to take turn-of-the-century bolt-action rifles like Mausers, Lee-Enfields, Springfields and Mannlichers and reliably make them into semi-automatic weapons for little cost. Although many major powers had large stockpiles of these rifles that could use replacement, WW2 damned the commercial success of the Snabb conversion and it never took off.

anonymous asked:

Assault rifles are not a thing, assault weapons are (no, seriously, assault rifles look scary but are mechanically not always different than any semi-auto rifle.). Assault weapons are much more dangerous and usually are fully automatic weapons. An assault rifle is a false classification based upon how a rifle looks. Also some professionals use laser sights, they assist in accuracy in dark situations as well as longer range accuracy.

Well, there is almost nothing correct in this response whatsoever.

The repudiation of assault rifle as a term has been coming from the anti-gun control crowd for awhile, and while I’m sure the NRA would like to memory hole the term, the argument that it’s not a real term is completely unsupportable. The general complaint is that “assault rifle” is a scary term, and that because they don’t plan to assault anyone with theirs, clearly the term doesn’t apply, so they want to remove it from the lexicon. Which isn’t how language works; nor weapon classification, for that matter.

An assault rifle is a select fire automatic rifle that uses intermediate rifle rounds. What it looks like is completely irrelevant (as are it’s internal mechanics, for the most part). One of the only things the anon said that’s marginally accurate is that a civilian variant assault rifle, without a full auto or burst fire setting should be considered something else. Of course, at that point, they’re almost never willing to identify the weapon as it’s next closest relative, the varmint rifle.

Since you won’t see people jumping up and down saying, “no, you don’t understand, this semi-auto-only SIG550 I have is actually just a high-capacity varmint rifle. See, it fires .223 and everything!” So we’re left with the civilian variant of an assault rifle, which may be a mouthful, but is technically accurate.

Incidentally, if you take the exact same external frame for a rifle and rechamber it in a high power round, you get a battle rifle. Which is the current situation with the FN SCAR, which is available for sale in both varieties. When chambered for 5.56x45mm, it’s an assault rifle. Chambered for 7.62x51mm, it’s a battle rifle.

The term assault rifle originates with the German StG 44. StG being short for ”Sturmgewehr.” This was a select fire automatic rifle, chambered in 8mm Kurz fielded by the Wermacht in the final years of World War II. Supposedly, the name Sturmgewehr was selected by Hitler personally for it’s propaganda value.

For those of you who don’t speak German, the language is rather enamored with creating compound words on the fly. Sturm is a cognate for storm, with the same secondary meanings, so depending on context, this can refer either to the weather phenomena or to attack or assault. Gewehr literally translates to gun or rifle (both are completely valid choices, depending on context). So the direct translation of Sturmgewehr as Assault Rifle is accurate, and not a product of someone coming up with a term, and then kludging the translation backwards. If it was 1945, and you wanted to say the translation was Storm Gun, you probably could have gotten away that, and you’d be seeing people complaining about how their firearm isn’t a storm gun, because they never hunt when it’s rainy.

If you’re curious, the term battle rifle originated to differentiate automatic rifles chambered in heavier cartridges from assault rifles. Specifically the M14, FN FAL, H&K G3, and the BAR. (Arguably, you can exclude the BAR from this this list because it predates the StG44, and some people do.)

Also, worth remembering it’s the Sturmgewehr, not the Angriffwaffen.

Assault weapon is (or was) a real US Military term as well, but it’s not what you’re thinking of. Assault weapons are an obscure class of close support explosive launchers designed for neutralizing light armor vehicles and emplacements, at medium range. There’s a handful of these, they fall somewhere between a grenade launcher and RPGs. Some were rifle grenades, while others had dedicated launchers. If I’m bluntly honest, I don’t know much on the subject, because they’re a fairly obscure bit of military weapon technology from the late 70s and early 80s.

Now, I do have to give you partial credit, the laser sight is one way to improve visibility in low light conditions. They’re also one of the worst possible solutions to that problem, because you’re announcing to your victim that, “hey, I’m pointing a gun at you.

Night sights/glow sights, and reflex sights all accomplish the same end result without literally sticking a dot on your opponent.

Lasers can be quite useful in close quarters, when the person wielding the gun is inexperienced. It helps them to judge exactly where their pistol is pointed in a clear, and difficult to screw up, way. For someone who carries a gun for self defense, but hasn’t spent enough time on the range to really be comfortable with it, they work. You can think of laser sights as “training wheels for guns,” if you want.

Night sights replace the normal targeting beads on a pistol with ones that will be more visible in low light situations. These may be transparent plastic and designed to catch and redirect available light, or they may simply be colors designed to be more visible in low light conditions. Also the exact steps necessary to install them will vary wildly depending on the pistol in question.

As with assault rifles, reflex sights are nothing new, but they have become far more prevalent in recent years. The basic idea is that you have a scrim mirror setup, and you project a point of light onto that (usually a green or red LED with modern sights). When viewing through the sight, you’ll see a dot approximating where the weapon will fire, similar to a laser, but without actually painting the target. These can be useful at close and medium ranges to put a round where you want, quickly.

Unfortunately, you can’t use lasers for long range targeting with a bullet. As it turns out, bullets are physical objects, and they are affected by things like gravity. At short range this isn’t particularly noticeable, but if you’re trying to draw a bead on something at long range, then you need to adjust for bullet drop, and other factors that will affect a physical object, but not a focused beam of light.


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All in a name…

When most people look at this rifle, there are two names that will be said to identify it; the M14 or M1A. Springfield Armory owns and trademarks the M1A name.There is a misconception that M1A refers to all semi-auto, civilian M14 patterned rifles. Any rifle not built by Springfield Armory is usually marked as an M14 on their receiver, such as rifles from Smith Enterprise, LRB Arms, Fulton Armory, and even Norinco and Polytech. Next time someone says they have an M14, don’t be quick to dismiss them and say “No you have an M1A.”, cause technically they could have an M14. (GRH)