posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 12:50 AM
a reply to: Winstonian
I'm not going against anything you're saying but I would like to add to the SKS aspect. While I was listening to the police scanner during the period
when he was cornered, the LEOs interacting with him were giving regular updates on the shooter "changing magazines." I will say I was surprised to
hear they're saying it was an SKS as you'd think police would be more clear or mention the fact that he was reloading with a stripper clip.
Anyway, the main thing I wanted to say is this: I own 6 SKSs currently, various countries of origin and arsenals. One of the "compliance parts"
installed on 2 separate Yugo 59/66s is an adapter that requires nothing more than disassembly, removal of the fixed mag and dropping that adapter in.
Once that's in you can use any 7.62x39 AK mag with no trouble. Ok, that's not entirely true. My Bulgarian waffle mags get hung up pretty easily and
and real Russian bakelite mags like to slip a bit but you see my point.
But that brings up another question I've had bouncing around my head. I've heard in no uncertain terms that he had "NUMEROUS 30 ROIND MAGAZINES" to
the point where they were falling from his pockets. Now I love my AKs and SKSs but unless you're wearing specifically designed tactical gear, you're
not fitting more than maybe 6 mags into standard "tactical" cargo pants. Why, if he was planning this and had an "arsenal" as I keep hearing it
referred to, did he not have a 90+rd drum mag? Surely if you're aware of the AK mag conversion you're enough of an enthusiast to own at least one of
I dunno. Apologies if this isn't coherent, sleep eludes me this evening. I'm just REALLY doubting the "lone shooter AGAIN" line and frankly I think
they were so busy hammering "AR15=EVIL!" into our heads that they forgot there are other "scary" guns out there. I have other reasons for doubting the
veracity of the SKS claim as well but I suppose we'll see.
Quick edit: it appears the drop in kits are no longer available but my rifles are grandfathered in. Interesting. My point still stands, however. It's
a relatively easy receiver modification, no more than 10 minutes. The way I look at it, if people can take cut receiver AKs and make them fully
functional again with easily obtained stamped receiver flats in 120° desert huts in the middle East, anyone can do it.
edit on 7/10/16 by
Magnivea because: (no reason given)