Octane 45 now approved, 9 months, almost to the day...Any movement on your Octane 45?
I just received word from my LGS last week that my BOGO Octane 45 arrived, paid the tax stamp on it over the weekend to get it in the hopper. Took SilencerCo longer for to deliver the BOGO unit that my first e-file took!
It is a straight-pull rifle, not semi-auto. Strait pulls are still allowed, although some states have "appearance" laws that make that particular rifle banned due to its appearance being similar to the ARs. It is still only a category B firearm, so not terribly difficult to get permits for or for storage. I can convert it to a pump to suit my left-handed shooting, without affecting the category. Incidentally, pump-action shotguns are a higher category and it is more difficult to get permits for and for storage requirements.And here we were told such things were all destroyed in OZ ? Apparently not , it must have been fake news ?
Steel bull barrel. I just finished getting the sights set. Ran 100 rounds through it. With the suppressor on nobody could hear what I was doing. When I had the sights set I started shooting soda cans full of water. Even subsonic the bullets do a number on the can. Good clean fun.Sweet! Does that have a full steel barrel, or does it have a polymer outer shell?
Threaded barrel probably. Here it is with a Gemtech Outback suppressor.
Mark IV Target was added to the roster on May 24th. Preordered it from Turners and DROSed last Monday.
...its a gun......
What say we make a new entry in the pink book? We can combine rockets and gun s in a new way. High speed trap and skeet shooting!
There may be something in the safety code about trying to shoot down clays with rockets.
The gun was damaged by GI ball ammo?? That's stranger than fiction. Please follow up on that if you can. I've fed my M1 mostly reloads, and some old LC National Match without incident. Was there any other symptomology? Brass Failure? As a gunsmith and M1 owner, you had me at stock failure.Went to an outdoor shooting range today with my son and a small group of friends. Pretty good time. Except that the Garand safe M2 ball I bought wasn’t. Ended up destroying my stock. Cracked it in 4 places. Dropped off the mechanical parts at the local gunsmith on the way home to see if everything else is ok. Very bummed.
Article below talksxa bit about ammo and the Garands needs. They are more fragile than people think...only because of newer tech and chemistry.The gun was damaged by GI ball ammo?? That's stranger than fiction. Please follow up on that if you can. I've fed my M1 mostly reloads, and some old LC National Match without incident. Was there any other symptomology? Brass Failure? As a gunsmith and M1 owner, you had me at stock failure.
do we have somewhere in the Watering Hole or another subforum on Guns and Rockets? I love to build, launch and talk about rockets..but I also love to exchange views with other sport shooters... I do believe my Contrail Hybrid motors are in good company with my guns & rifles... This is obviously not about moral perceptions but simply sharing another hobby in common...
Thx for pointing me on the right subforum...
Good write up Clay.. Your points are valid. Like many others, i love rockets and guns, and both require safety and knowledge. I am just getting back into rocketry now after 45 years. did 20 in the Navy and now 24 years after retiring from that and 45 years later, I’m going to have to hide my guns as my wife is going to kill me when she see what I just bought last night (9 OOP kits on ebay) 9 yearold with an uzi? i know of one incident a few years back, it was a micro uzi and it was at an expo.... there was a big fallout and the guy responsible was also LE, and got put in jail I think.
while i dont own an uzi, nor the want, one of the common overlooked problems with semi-automatic firearms, is that they can fail and become fully automatic, if the firing pin is dirty or damaged. this can kill a person if they cannot control the recoil.(unexpectedly even.)
It's hard to comprehend that one day i could kill my child by giving him a car. but, one day he will be of age and it will happen. It's my job to get him to the level to be responsible for those actions. People say children shouldn't do High-power rockets, I think they are wrong. As you say, the highest level and quality of supervision is imperative, and directly impacts the level of safety.
I can't go to Vegas, as it is against my personal moral compass...
That really sucks. No one getting hurt is good, I recently helped my widowed neighbor sell two of her M1 Garrands and learned a lot about them. (my nephew who is my age) wanted them. I was going to buy one of the M1s myself, but don’t have time right now to enjoy much. maybe after full retirement next yearThe gun was damaged by GI ball ammo?? That's stranger than fiction. Please follow up on that if you can. I've fed my M1 mostly reloads, and some old LC National Match without incident. Was there any other symptomology? Brass Failure? As a gunsmith and M1 owner, you had me at stock failure.