Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Smith and Wesson was thinking!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by HGUNHNTR, Mar 19, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. HGUNHNTR

    HGUNHNTR Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2006
    Messages:
    2,541
    Location:
    Georgia
    http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=F1SW811011&groupid=11

    Sorry if this is a duplicate thread, but I just got an email from AIM surplus and thought I would pass this along.

    S&W is now chambering the M&P AR in 5.45x39, that is a brilliant move as long as the supply of russian ammo stay abundant.

    Now if they would just chamber one of their pistols in 7.62x25!
     
  2. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    Messages:
    11,375
    Location:
    Northwest Arkansas
    Welcome to last week


    These have been out for quite some time now.
     
  3. Z-Michigan

    Z-Michigan Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,047
    Location:
    Michigan
    About 18 months, I think. Could be 2 years+.

    Enjoy cleaning the corrosive-primer residue from every little nook and cranny that an AR blasts residue into.
     
  4. Hatterasguy

    Hatterasguy Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,604
    Just buy an AK74 for half that and be done with it.
     
  5. briansmithwins

    briansmithwins Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    Messages:
    4,063
    With the AK corrosive ammo ain't that bad, but you can strip the gas system down easily.

    How the gas tube and FSB are going to hold up to corrosive salts in a humid environment will be interesting.

    BSW
     
  6. Z-Michigan

    Z-Michigan Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,047
    Location:
    Michigan
    BSW, no argument on the AK. And I'm not too worried about a $10 gas tube. I would be more worried about the inside of the carrier, the bolt itself, and all the barely-finished steel parts comprising the trigger group. Not to mention that bare aluminum corrodes really fast if it gets salt on it, and the anodizing inside the receiver will wear off quickly from spots were steel is sliding on it.

    It will be really interesting to see how the 5.45 ARs used with corrosive surplus are faring in a few years.
     
  7. Z-Michigan

    Z-Michigan Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,047
    Location:
    Michigan
    flaky internet double tap
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2010
  8. RyanM

    RyanM Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2005
    Messages:
    4,412
    Location:
    PA
    FSB is aluminum, gas tube is stainless. Barrel and bolt carrier should be chrome-lined. I don't see how corrosive ammo would be that much of a problem.

    AKs get crap all through them just as much. There's a lot of slop around the piston, meaning a lot of gas blows right past and into the receiver.
     
  9. HGUNHNTR

    HGUNHNTR Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2006
    Messages:
    2,541
    Location:
    Georgia
    Sorry everyone, just trying to pass along something I thought might be of interest.
     
  10. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    Messages:
    11,375
    Location:
    Northwest Arkansas
    My beef with buying such a rifle just to take adavatage of 5.45's price is this.

    You're a slave to ONE source of ammo and if something happens to interrupt this supply you can't even buy bullets and brass to keep the gun going with handloads.

    5mm rimfire anyone?
     
  11. Omaha-BeenGlockin

    Omaha-BeenGlockin Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    2,529
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    Expensive oddball magazines---then stuck with a useless upper when the ammo dries up.
     
  12. Coronach

    Coronach Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2002
    Messages:
    11,109
    Not all 5.45 ammo is corrosive, but most of the surplus stuff probably is.

    Mike
     
  13. nalioth

    nalioth Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Messages:
    5,841
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    Unfortunately, chrome linings don't negate the need for cleaning, it just gives you a little more time to get it done.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page