A thread about the PSL


July 31, 2011, 10:44 PM
Saw a thread on here, which is why I joined. It was about the trials and tribulations a PSL owner was going through. I am so damned glad I read the whole thread. I have to say without a doubt, this site has some of the best advice on it.

Recent events have changed my life significantly, and I am back into firearms again, after having been married, and kind of getting out of it. I recently had a bullet come whizzing through my bedroom window from some drug dealer across the street.

When the police came over to take a report, the officer really didn't seem to be concerned. I on the other hand was, because after all, it was my bedroom. A 9mm will kill you if it finds its mark. Fortunately for me, it was fired by some idiot as a warning.

My response was to go out and buy something new, and overly aggressive looking. I didn't just buy it for the aesthetic, as I did a lot of research on this particular rifle. Looks and price were part of my rationale, but I had read that his was a particularly fun rifle to shoot. The more research I did, the better it sounded, although some people seem to think a 6" grouping is great at 400 yards. I was reading again about why this is, and why in particular this rifle seems to have consistency issues.

When I found this one particular thread, it answered pretty much all of my questions. I now know that I need to replace the scope mount, in order to truly have my rifle reach its full potential. I have wanted for quite some time to get back into shooting.

Unfortunately what has inspired me, isn't exactly what I would have preferred. Since the first shot, this guy has shot at my house two more times, without any kind of questioning by the local police. I can file as many reports as I like, but unless I see the man doing it, have a witness to him doing it, or photographic proof of him doing, the police say their hands are tied.

At any rate, that's why I'm here. This site has a lot of fantastic information about this rifle, and by virtue of it being available, it has probably already saved me a ton of money just by being able to learn from what other people have went through.

Your site is great.

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July 31, 2011, 11:05 PM
A warning shot for what? So this guy has shot at your house a total of three times now? Yeah, that is absolutely unacceptable. If the cops wouldn't do anything I would be moving. Eventually a bullet isn't going to just hit the house.

July 31, 2011, 11:14 PM
Welcome to THR, J.A.D.

I'm glad that you have found the site useful as is why I had also joined. A lot of information just about anything can be found here.

As for the bullet thing....Security cams for your house. You can have the proof then. I don't know the legality behind it if there is any but Im sure that video is enough proof. Other than that.....I would really see to move out.

I know moving is not really a option for a lot of people but in this case, Your well-being matters most. A 9mm or any other caliber for that matter isn't healthy for you.

Rusty Shackleford
July 31, 2011, 11:18 PM
I vote move out. If that is absolutely impossible, then I vote sandbags first and security cameras second.

July 31, 2011, 11:25 PM
If he's taking pot shots at your house, be also concerned about theft. :scrutiny:

August 1, 2011, 12:25 PM
I would certainly move. Barring that, don't stop reporting your neighbor, or grow complacent with the possibility of a speeding projectile hitting the right spot. Who knows, maybe your other neighbors (esp older folks) might be willing to keep their ears out for you if you need a witness. Never hurts to try.
If you're feeling ballsy enough, you could probably even tell your neighbor you don't appreciate being shot at....

August 1, 2011, 04:31 PM
Buy the security camera system with DVD recorder at Comp USA there in the 325 to 350 range. They have an on line store so do some home work. Make a big deal out of the instillation so the neighbor know's he will be on camera.

Ole Coot
August 1, 2011, 04:50 PM
Your situation is beyond me. Where do you live? In most places and especially where I live it would only happen once. The state and county police would be all over him, and I probably would lose my pleasant disposition and speak rather harshly to him. Any state I have lived in would not tolerate one single shot and neither would I.

August 1, 2011, 06:16 PM
Since I brought home the PSL, and cleaned it in the dining room, in full view of his building, the ******bag hasn't been seen.

I am not willing to move. I have entirely too much time, effort, and money put into this house. He is a renter, not an owner. He has no stake in the future of this neighborhood, and will shamble off to some other part of town where he can deal in filth. The puke surrounds himself with children, who he uses as mules for the drugs he gets delivered to his house.

This is the kind of scumbag that needs to be purged. Dealt with the police at least a half dozen times over the last 2 weeks with this. I've been assured that it's being looked into. We'll see how this works out.

August 1, 2011, 06:48 PM
I wouldn't have wasted my time with a scoped rifle if the pichka is across the street.

I would have actually bought something aggressive with iron sights and a big magazine that fires a round capable of punching through whatever cover he may have. A quality foreign built AKM or FAL clone is the correct answer.

And a high-cap semi-automatic handgun to carry with me when I'm out and about. Most likely a Glock 34, 17 or an older browning HP. something duty sized with a long sight radius that recoils very lightly, and points well.

TJ AK-74
August 1, 2011, 07:46 PM
Yeager, are you saying a PSL doesnt look "aggressive" enough? Heck, its bigger than an AKM and around the same size as an FAL. And its got 10 rounds of 7.62x54r, which is much more powerful than any 7.62x39mm. The FAL might have more firepower, but i believe a PSL looks more intimidating. Not dissing you if you prefer the AK or FAL but i think if the OP likes it, and it seems to have had the desired effect, then PSL was correct choice for him in his situation.

To the OP: hope you have secure enough storage so that he doesn't come to your house when he knows youre @ work to steal it.

August 1, 2011, 07:55 PM
I work at home, and vary my schedule so as to not give them any kind of ability to gauge how long I'll be out of the house. There are other contributing factors as to why breaking into my house would be a very bad decision.

The people who owned the house before us, had their home broken into 9 times, and the last time, their car was stolen out of the garage. When we moved in, we decided we weren't interested in being the easy mark on the block.

I appreciate the insights, and advice though. The thing is, if I were some newb who wasn't street wise, I'd have already been a victim. We've had the cursory probings at night, rapping on the window and such.

The police in my area have stepped up patrols due to the bullet through my window.

August 1, 2011, 07:55 PM
Yeah, for scaring drug runners I think the PSL should work well. But I'd think twice about unleashing it without very imminent deadly threat AND positive and absolute certainty about the origin of that threat. In other words, don't even think about riddling the place across the street with 54R just because a round comes into your place. Particularly with kids around. And I'd suggest using softpoints. And removing the scope. Irons will be your best bet if things go south.

Proceed with extreme caution and make sure you have a plan to deal--lawfully--with any number of potential scenarios. Avoid confrontations as well. This is the sort of scenario that can end in tears and prison time.

This is the kind of scumbag that needs to be purged.

Maybe, but you need to keep a clear head. A VERY clear head. That means no revenge fantasies, no heroics and an absolute compliance with the laws. It's incredibly frustrating, but he must be the one to put you in imminent unlawful deadly peril. There can be no vigilante action, however deserved.

August 1, 2011, 08:02 PM
To Yeagher: You're absolutely right. I wouldn't have wasted a perfectly good Romak 3 on a dirtbag like this. The thing is, I REALLY wanted this rifle for a while, and the wife forbade it. When the 9mm hit the bedroom window, I capitalized on that event.

Damn... I guess I should start voting Democrat.
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