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I'm a fan of the 10mm, I'd like to see the ruger PC carbine in 10mm and 45acp also. I would also like a high quality 10mm longslide with adj. sights and dull stainless finish for hunting.
 
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id make avordable piston conversions for ARs. theres a huge market for them.
 
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leeindy said:
id make avordable piston conversions for ARs. theres a huge market for them.
You think? The military is very unlikely to convert on a large scale - I've seen a whopping total of two HK416s here, both with SEALs. It's not like AR-pattern guns in civilian service see the hard duty that would make a piston gun worthwhile. American cops and citizens have plenty of time to clean their impingement guns and keep them reliable.

I think the piston guns are a pretty good of example of supply creating an artificial demand, or, as Jeff Cooper might have said, "a solution in search of a problem." Yeah, they are the rage in gun magazines, but gun magazines exist to help sell advertising, and makers of piston guns all have marketing budgets. AR hobbyists are over them like stink on a bug, but some AR guys by their nature always latch onto new stuff whether they need it or not - look at all the guys with $600 Surefire lights on guns that only come out of the safe to go a range in broad daylight, or the guys with bipods and ACOGs who never shoot anything father than 100 yards. But guys this serious about ARs aren't all that common, though I guess maybe they'd be more so if the price of piston uppers was more reasonable.

As for me, I've always thought a neat gun would be a 5.56mm semiauto carbine about the size and general shape of a Mini-14 that accepted 10-round en bloc clips and mounted a low-powered optic forward of the action. Add a good 4-5 pound trigger and a safety better than the Garand style, and decent backup aperture sights. You'd have a 50-states legal defense carbine that would be easy-handling, easy to shoot well, fast to reload, relatively cheap to shoot, and use inexpensive clips instead of magazines. Maybe make it in stainless for humid environments, and explore making the clips from polymer instead of metal.
 

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I really believe I would start making a rifle based on the Savage 99. I expect the patent on that has run out..I like that rifle..
 
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I really believe I would start making a rifle based on the Savage 99. I expect the patent on that has run out..I like that rifle..
I knew you were a man of discerning taste! I hunted with a Savage 99 when I lived in New England. It'd be expensive to produce nowadays, though.

Will you make me one with a forward mount for a scout scope?
 
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leeindy said:
id make avordable piston conversions for ARs. theres a huge market for them.
You think?
when i say affordable i mean less than 150 for do it yourself drop in kit.

its all in marketing. give a few away to moderators of the ar15 forum and ill have more orders than i can fill.
 

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I remeber the first 99 I saw. I was at a Montgomery Wards store in Poplar Bluff, MO, it looked so different from my Dad's Remington pump and the bolt actions I was used to seeing and it sure didn't look like cowboy lever actions. In fact, it has very modern lines to it, sleek is good word.

It would be a perfect scout rifle, you could mount a ghost ring on the receiver easily....
 
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if i was S&W id stop trying to make polymer pistols and stick to steel
Huh. I think the M&P is the best fighting auto S&W has ever designed. Way better than those clunky descendants of the old Model 39, most of which feature loooooooooooong trigger pulls, high bore axes, and backwards safeties.
 
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i havent forgiven S&W for the sigma. and i dont see a change of heart in my near future.
 
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i havent forgiven S&W for the sigma. and i dont see a change of heart in my near future.
Have you actually fired an M&P?

I grant that the Sigma sucked badly in its early iterations, though it has since been upgraded to mediocre.
 
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Mike Barham said:
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i havent forgiven S&W for the sigma. and i dont see a change of heart in my near future.
Have you actually fired an M&P?

I grant that the Sigma sucked badly in its early iterations, though it has since been upgraded to mediocre.
yes and ive run one threw a class and even shot a classifier with one. and ill agree there better but im still bitter. ill own there revolvers anyday
 
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I would be the CEO of Kimber, and continue to make what they make now. Mostly 1911's :lol:

Trinity +++
 
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Mike - have you ever shot a Smith and Wesson 745??

In my factory, I'd make all my rifles chambered for the Weatherby Magnum calibers, available by special order.

Yep, I sure would !

Doug
 
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