Please ask me anything you want about firearms. I work as a firearms engineer, and would be happy to answer questions, I also invite other people to answer questions.
What does your work entail comrade?
a lot of swearing.
Lately, as I’ve been out of work since a little before the pandemic hit, it’s been staring at my computer and dying inside. But, before - and once I get back into the swing of things - a lot of it is communicating with employers about what they want from me. The rest in order of workload is drawing / 3D modelling prototypes, either making those prototypes myself or outsourcing it via the employer, bickering with shop owners and people who really don’t know what they’re talking about despite working in the industry, and dying inside because I can’t unionize in this industry.
I long for the day SRA becomes just as politically powerful as the NRA, then I won’t have to deal with being shafted constantly.
Best of luck comrade. Will be rooting for you.
Oh also, which would you want to try / own, China’s QBZ-191, or one of the new AK-12/15/19 etc.
I’m completely in love with the aesthetic of the prototype AK-12. The AK-12 that’s in production is a flawed rifle, but I’d love to get my hands on one.
I wasn’t aware of the QBZ-191 until now, I don’t follow China’s arms developments closely at all. But looking at it, I want. It looks to me like they’ve leaned into a more western design - not happy about that - but they finally seem to be moving past the bullpup fad. For that, I’m excited, bullpups suck. OBZ-91 is one of extremely few bullpups I don’t entirely hate, and would probably be the only one I’d own - if they were on the American market. (though the internals of the -91 are pretty close to the AK platform, so technically you could just print or mould a shell to go around an AK, which I might do when I eventually get a 3D printer)
I reallly want to try the new AKs too. Sad that it could be years until we get to try them. Looks like Vietnam has adopted a new galil-based design as their primary service rifle, the STV-380 . Sucks that even those these are service rifles with thousands produced that we won’t get to try them until potentially decades later.
the assault weapons ban was really fucking stupid. but, it’s clearly just so American firearms companies can remain dominate in the American market, instead of mass-importers of the time, like the EX-SR states and China. I really wish the ban would be lifted, if only so our firearms market will get new pews.
I’d love to get my hands on the AK-100 series, those look neat.
What do you think of this:
I absolutely adore this, though I don’t fully understand how it works. Notoriously the thing keeping these from being useful is the lack of a meaningful way of counting rounds. These round counters can really just count how many times you’ve pulled the trigger (or count how many times a sensor felt recoil, or whatever mechanism the designer decided on) since you’ve inserted a magazine, so as soon as you get a jam or switch mags before completing the count (or what have you), the counter is wrong. I saw the thumbnail for a youtube video explaining exactly that one in that picture, but I’ve yet to click on it.
Ah, I never thought about jams. The video didn’t talk about that either. Seems to have two modes, one requires a special mag, and the other is just a counter.
I really don’t have any questions right now, but hey, you must be pretty skilled to have that job.
i’m bad at maths, but good at problem-solving and putting up with literal fascists.
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