posted on Aug, 22 2006 @ 10:47 AM
Originally posted by northwolf
But i've wondered how long does it take for a Magazine spring to "die" when the gun is used as 24/7 defence weapon and when it's constantly
This is a subject of constant debate, but the truth is it is the repeated compression and decompression of the spring that over time causes it to
weaken. I've never had a magazine spring go bad in eight years, and I've left some AR-15 mags fully loaded for almost two years straight with no
problems. Just like a weapon though, magazines should be cleaned and the springs very lightly
oiled at intervals (IIRC, Glock recommends
cleaning theirs every 500 rounds).
Originally posted by fritz
Normally, I'd agree with you, old boy. But This time, I do feel you are ever so slightly out of date.
Whilst the H & K family of weapons are primarily designed for use by military or police units (and Hollywood), it does make an ideal conceal carry
As to your comment about NOT waging war, of course not. That is why the responsible person would purchase the low velocity or sub sonic rounds
for the MP5K.
Yes it does represent an awesome amount of firepower, especially if you are a mugger or house breaker and your intended victim whips that from under
his [or her] coat!
I agree with you that the HK would be a great concealed carry piece if you can afford one (about $15,000) and if you can find one.
be warned that when you flip that thing to full auto and start pumping off rounds, a legal tsunami will soon engulf you (and not in a good way).
Every round you fire has a potential lawyer attached to it, and you will have a an extremely difficult time convincing a jury that you acted like any
other reasonable person would have in the same situation. BTW, HK has announced they are ceasing production of the MP5 series, replacing it with the
UMP series instead.
Originally posted by smallpeeps
I cannot argue, and your posts above contain much good info. I don't carry although I've researched getting my CCW and could easily do that,
but I just don't have the circumstances that recommend being armed. Life right now is pretty copacetic and I'm not really the type to carry a
pistol day to day. In fact, my actual shooting experience is probably much inferior to people in this thread.
Like many conversations about guns, a lot of this has to do with personal preference. In the end, it's mostly about how prepared you are to use it.
Thank you for the compliment very much! You definately should get your carry permit; you never know when circumstances might make you glad you did.
As far as you feeling that you don't really need to carry, I have a little true
story for you...
A man who was training for his permit had stated he only intended to carry when he went to a nearby city. The instructors told him that if he felt he
should carry only there, then maybe he should avoid going there in the first place (first rule - always try to avoid putting yourself in a potential
lethal-force situation). They warned him that he should always carry as much as legally possible, because trouble can happen anywhere at anytime
(second rule). He ignored this advice and a short time later had taken his wife and daughter out boating one day. As he pulled back into the dock,
he noticed his elderly next door neighbor standing there with a gun in his hand. The alarm bells should have sounded (third rule - learn to recognize
a potential threat), but instead he got out of the boat and started over to talk to him. The elderly man started yelling how this guy had shot his
dog, and even though the guy hadn't, and attempted to plead with him as to his innocence, the elderly man shot and wounded the guy, then walked right
up to him and finished him off at point blank range.