posted on Feb, 1 2013 @ 12:16 PM
reply to post by zonetripper2065
Sure buy the parts kit for around 450 bucks. Buy the flat receiver that needs to be shaped for 30 bucks. then throw out the receiver cover and use the
9 dollar airsoft part that might withstand the pressure of an actual round and you have a gun. Thats no where near the bull crap your trying to sell
saying an airsoft gun can be made to fire real ammunition. stick to one argument.
No see, you may be a weapons expert for all I know and thats fine I am not arguing that. It does not mean you don't have a reading comprehension
problem. From the OP.
It's not everyone's cup of Tea, to be sure, but it's an important sport to plenty. Now this genius at ATF claims ....actually, to listen to the end
of the news report, he represents an agency which insists, they've tested these and proven they CAN be converted to fire live ammunition and become
"military grade" weapons.
All I am saying is that this part is true, some of the components of some airsoft models CAN be converted to use live ammunition.
From a legal standpoint and the other methods I pointed out above. The main part you are missing is that some of the AK and AR models do have working
components and it is cheaper and more legal (in some states) to obtain the airsoft parts, bypassing the federal background check and as another
pointed out later after your post. The lower receiver is also the same just doesnt have the holes drilled out and why would they as they are part of
an airsoft gun?
Now if you dont believe me, go down to the store and take a look at some of these models. Make sure you take the upper receiver off and take a look at
what is going on in side.
Now I am not recommending building an AR or AK by using parts from an airsoft gun, but if somebody was desperate enough, they could using the methods
I already explained and in the end they would have a fully functioning firearm.
See, your suggesting that the external parts of the airsoft gun are not firearms quality grade and could not fire live ammunition. And I am saying
actually its quite the opposite (at least as far as I can tell) these are working parts from an AR or AK that have been modified to accept airsoft
(making their practice legal) and not the other way around.
But if you dont believe me, fine. But at least go and take a look at one and hold it in your hands and remove the upper receiver and then if you still
dont believe me, then let me know.
Anyways, the reason the FEDS are doing this is because after people caught wind of possible firearms restrictions people were clearing the ARs and AKs
off of the shelves. Given the availability and price of the firearms themselves, some found it cheaper to just stock up on the lower receivers and now
even those are getting harder to find.
The FEDS of course caught wind of this which leads us to the reason the ATF is raiding airsoft parts. I am not stating that what they are doing is
right or legal even but at least there is a little bit of truth in the reasoning behind it.