Anybody Else Sick of Buying EBRs?


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Kind of Blued
November 11, 2008, 11:49 PM
I bought my first gun 18 months ago, and started buying "endangered" guns 12 months ago. I still need a FAL, an M1A, two more ARs, another AK, a Galil, an RPK, an SVD, a... blah blah blah.

As much as I hate the fact that the Bill of Rights may be vomitted upon, I can't help but smile when I think about simply not being in "worry mode" anymore. It makes more sense to just do what makes you happy, but I convinced myself that I might be sorry later.

So anyway, I hope (and will work) to keep my freedoms as they stand, but if not, I'm really excited to start collecting S&W K-frames, get a fabulous O/U 12 gauge, a Sharps rifle, a couple lever guns, a SAA replica, a Kentucky whatchamacallit, and more beautiful "old man" guns, because that's what I am at heart. :)

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threefeathers
November 11, 2008, 11:56 PM
no. I'm going to add a Sig 556 and a LMT Gas op by January.

PTK
November 11, 2008, 11:59 PM
I stopped buying EBRs a good while ago. Now I just tend to love single-shot rifles, exotic arms (silenced 30-06) and older rifles like my Beaumont-Vitali. :)

Kindrox
November 11, 2008, 11:59 PM
Nope, not yet.

Sun195
November 12, 2008, 12:16 AM
I'm a bit sick of the EBR thing also. For all the money I've spent on assorted items over the past 4-5 months, I could have easily purchased things that I have much great interest in - like a Garand, 1911, another .22 rifle and pistol, .223 bolt gun, CAS guns - the list goes on.

Still, better to have purchased said items and not need them, than want them and not be able to get them.

Now that supplies seem to be drying-up (and costs are rising), I can turn my attention to other things.

UhKlem
November 12, 2008, 12:18 AM
I got tired of buying them for a while. Then I made the mistake of trying to build just one EBR. It's like reloading. You don't save any money in the long wrong, you just cultivate an appetite. No regrets.

Kind of Blued
November 12, 2008, 12:22 AM
I stopped buying EBRs a good while ago. Now I just tend to love single-shot rifles, exotic arms (silenced 30-06) and older rifles like my Beaumont-Vitali.

Fine taste, sir. I'd love to watch a gun-banner look through your "weird stuff" and try to figure out whether things like a suppressed Nagant scare them or just confuse them.

"Yeah... no. I think that one is potentially evil... I can't tell." :confused:

PTK
November 12, 2008, 12:50 AM
I know. I know. :D


"A 30-06! Oh, that's like dad's old deer rif--- what's that doohicky on the end? A SILENCER?! ***!"

Prince Yamato
November 12, 2008, 01:01 AM
I don't like being forced to buy things. But I'm pretty sure that's what the antis want; they want us to give up. At some point, we'll all be over-stocked. Well, fine. I'd rather be over-stocked than under-gunned.

harmonic
November 12, 2008, 01:11 AM
Not really sure about the other items on your list, but the M1A isn't technically an EBR. They were available during the '94 ban.

Gord
November 12, 2008, 01:12 AM
I already bought the EBRs I wanted. Two AKs and an AR kit coming. It's "only" a Del-Ton, but we'll see if I have enough interest in the AR as a platform to drop $1200 on an LMT or something later down the line. If I'm not (or I can't, due to ban or whatever) then whatever, I've still got a perfectly serviceable plinker. I'm covered.

My next big purchase will be a CZ 452, some nice glass and a YHM Mite. After that, I think I'll get a nice lever or three. After that, I think I'll start looking for a nice single-shot .45-70. After that, I think I'll play with NFA some more and make a Krink, and maybe get a SBR AR upper and a suppressor. After that... :cool:

Kind of Blued
November 12, 2008, 01:26 AM
Not really sure about the other items on your list, but the M1A isn't technically an EBR. They were available during the '94 ban.

REALLY!?!?...

Well that's convenient. Thanks.

Just buy some M1A mags then?

Sweeet. :)

harmonic
November 12, 2008, 01:31 AM
Just buy some M1A mags then?


If they reinstate it, and if it's comparable to the '94 ban, and if you want any mags over ten rounds, then yes. Buy the mags.

Kind of Blued
November 12, 2008, 01:34 AM
Roger that.

HeavenlySword
November 12, 2008, 01:36 AM
No, the more hard core gun banners want to take away ALL your guns

Anteater1717
November 12, 2008, 01:42 AM
Not really sure about the other items on your list, but the M1A isn't technically an EBR. They were available during the '94 ban.

You cant call it an EBR if non-neuterd versions are still legal in CA.

Kind of Blued
November 12, 2008, 01:49 AM
Very true. This is very good news. I just bought some 25rnd. mags.

D-Day
November 12, 2008, 02:06 AM
What's this EBR crap? A battle rifle is a battle rifle. Unless it has the EBR stock, it's just a battle rifle.

harmonic
November 12, 2008, 02:07 AM
You cant call it an EBR if non-neuterd versions are still legal in CA.

Actually, the M1A comes with standard flash suppressor. But to be kal legal they had to change it to a muzzle brake.

PILMAN
November 12, 2008, 02:11 AM
I kinda am, I had plans to obtain a AR15, a FN FAL .308 and a few other toys but I really wanted to focus on world war II guns like Arisakas, K98's, MP44's, or other guns like that, unfortunately i'm in panic buying mode.

Jorg Nysgerrig
November 12, 2008, 02:11 AM
What's this EBR crap? A battle rifle is a battle rifle. Unless it has the EBR stock, it's just a battle rifle.
They are using EBR as in the silly Evil Black Rifle acronym, not as in the Enhanced Battle Rifle stock.

D-Day
November 12, 2008, 02:15 AM
Well slap me...and call me Sally. I forgot about that one. I had the original acronym stuck in my head.

rrflyer
November 12, 2008, 02:22 AM
I've never bought one:uhoh:

Ragnar Danneskjold
November 12, 2008, 02:40 AM
I only have 1, and it's the one I bought over a year ago. I'm not sure how all of you have the $$ to buy so many firearms. I can't even by enough ammo to shoot the one I have enough.

Kind of Blued
November 12, 2008, 04:27 AM
I'm not sure how all of you have the $$ to buy so many firearms.

Costs less than one round of .308 Win, my friend.

http://lrdinc.com/images/2-Nissin_TR-C1ok.jpg

Gord
November 12, 2008, 04:46 AM
Heck, you can eat for a week and still be under the cost of one round of .308 :neener:

Friendly, Don't Fire!
November 12, 2008, 05:06 AM
I'm sick of the EBR's. I have an M4 that I hunt with, does that count as an EBR?

I did change the Mattel plastic grip to a rubber pistol grip from Bushmaster (BIG improvement)!

Kind of Blued
November 12, 2008, 05:22 AM
Sounds both "Enhanced" and "Evil" due to the hunting part (kill kill kill). I bet you don't even have to aim the thing.

You're in.

Bill_G
November 12, 2008, 06:01 AM
never owned one.....never will. carried one for a year in Nam. What a POS!! never got off more than 3 rounds before it jammed. plus i hate the looks of them. probably cause they remind me of my tour there. :(

i like the looks of hunting rifles with real wood on them. But......YMMV.

Shung
November 12, 2008, 07:08 AM
not yet ;)


http://i74.servimg.com/u/f74/11/94/71/06/famill10.jpg

moooose102
November 12, 2008, 07:36 AM
so i am curious, would remingtons line up of r-15 rifles be considered ebr's? i am really not even certain what ebr stands for, but i am guessing from the tone of things you are talking about what the gun control freaks consider asault rifles.

Cannonball888
November 12, 2008, 08:54 AM
Started with EBRs well before anyone heard the name Obama. After completing my EBR collection I went to mil-surps.

harmonic
November 12, 2008, 09:36 AM
would remingtons line up of r-15 rifles be considered ebr's

I wasn't into such weapons in '94 so I don't remember the particulars. But I took the following quote off Wilkpedia (and we all know how reliable that is, right :rolleyes:).

Semi-automatic rifles able to accept detachable magazines and two or more of the following:
Folding stock
Conspicuous pistol grip
Bayonet mount
Flash suppressor, or threaded barrel designed to accommodate one
Grenade launcher (more precisely, a muzzle device which enables the launching or firing of rifle grenades)


So looking at the Remington website for the R15, and since it only has the pistol grip and detachable magazine, and since the above quote says an EBR must have two EBR features in addition to the detachable mag, I'd say no, the R15 is not an EBR.

But with the dims in Congress, who knows what they'll say.

MGshaggy
November 12, 2008, 12:37 PM
Sick of buyng EBS? Nah, not really. Picked up a used M4 last week and am sending out money today for another PTR91.

My only problem is feeling like I have to buy all the ones I may want NOW. Normally, I'll buy several guns a year. This year, a few other things I'd like to buy are going to be put off so I can get a couple more EBRs, mags, and ammo just in case Obama is able to get a AWB passed. Its not that I wouldn't have bought them anyway, but I don't like having to reorder my priorities and purchases merely to hedge against legislative pandering to the halfwits in our society that equate gun control with crime control.

If I wasn't spending money on EBRs I'd be looking to get all sorts of non-EBR guns that aren't going to be on any ban list, better optics, and work on a few special projects with my gunsmith on the EBRs I already have. I'll get those eventually also, but for now the money goes to guns with the highest probability of getting on a ban list in the next 4-8 years.

hso
November 12, 2008, 12:55 PM
I've tired of it as well (but then I started years ago and there's just no way to rationalize having more than a couple of variants of anything unless you're a serious collector). I completed my collection goals on milsurps. I've gotten all the EBRs I could ever "need". Can't think of any good reason to buy any more (ok, I don't have a para FAL, but I gotta have that built anyway).

Shweboner
November 12, 2008, 01:07 PM
Stop letting these jack offs in DC control you.

Dont go out and buy something simply because it may be banned soon. Its like being a little kid and crying because mom poured more cereal into your brothers bowl.... WAAAH!

If you really love shooting and enjoy collecting guns. Just do what you want! Buy the guns that feel right to you.

If you are really into leverguns and revolvers.... so be it! Buy them all up and feel good that no matter what happens with Obama, no one will try to ban them for at least another 15 years :)

Basically, enjoy your hobby in whatever way turns you on. Dont be like these fools who spend 17 hours in line to get a PS3 or whatever, just for the sake of having it.

benEzra
November 12, 2008, 01:08 PM
Not really sure about the other items on your list, but the M1A isn't technically an EBR. They were available during the '94 ban.
So were AR-15 type rifles and civilian AK's (my AK is a 2002 model). You could not, however, get them with threaded muzzles or bayonet lugs, or fit them with adjustable stocks, etc. if they didn't already have them prior to Sept. 1994.

And be aware that H.R.1022 et seq would ban any semiauto rifle ever procured by the military OR ANY U.S. LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY as an "assault weapon," and I guarantee that some agency somewhere has procured M1A's.

I don't think another AWB is all that likely, but if something like H.R.1022 is passed, it could affect everything.

dust_101
November 12, 2008, 01:11 PM
Nope. Only owned one: Stag Upper/Lower with all other parts from arf.com that I finally sold to a friend who begged and begged for me to sell it to him. Nice profit too. Sad that now I need to go buy some lowers so I can build more later. ...and yes I already am a member of the NRA (ILA) and a few other organizations.

I really hope we all look back on this and laugh, if it does turn out that behind the media hype he's just another politician who won't do anything about anything.

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