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#101 Tony Williams

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 2024 PM

See what the rest of us where thinking about?

I try to avoid the obvious B)

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 0309 AM

I interrupt this thread to bring you an irrelevant message:

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 0401 AM

A friend's swedish fiancee is more of the running through under my out-stretched arm size. Not all swedish girls are 6 feet high and sing wagnerian operas. ;)


I never understood the obsession with 6ft women.
Like mars bars, the 'fun size' are so much more versatile...

#104 Tony Williams

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 0415 AM

To revert to the original topic - It is now clear that the SA80 will have a much longer life than anyone thinks. There's a new SF serial started on UK TV this week, set on a distant planet which has been colonised from Earth (and therefore a long time into the future) and guess what rifle the guys are carrying? Yup - the SA80! :lol:

The handgun being carried by everyone is a Glock (slightly more believable - handguns don't have much room for improvement). But some of them have orange-coloured slides, which I associate with blank firers (unless anyonme can tell me different). Despite this, someone shot and killed a man with one, so maybe Glock should be told that they're not that safe... :unsure:

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 1320 PM

I try to avoid the obvious B)


Don't lie lad - the gun came first, didn't it? Posted Image

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 1359 PM

To revert to the original topic - It is now clear that the SA80 will have a much longer life than anyone thinks. There's a new SF serial started on UK TV this week, set on a distant planet which has been colonised from Earth (and therefore a long time into the future) and guess what rifle the guys are carrying? Yup - the SA80! :lol:

The handgun being carried by everyone is a Glock (slightly more believable - handguns don't have much room for improvement). But some of them have orange-coloured slides, which I associate with blank firers (unless anyonme can tell me different). Despite this, someone shot and killed a man with one, so maybe Glock should be told that they're not that safe... :unsure:


The two or three times the Glocks are fired...it looks like the muzzle "flash" is CGI. Can't be having real guns in a BBC production...

The SA80 is probably nicked from a Cadet unit. I kept trying to spot the bolt.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 0939 AM

A bit OT but if you fancy spotting weapons in movies, take a look at District 9, the 2009 South African SF movie. This should whet your appetite: http://www.imfdb.org...itle=District_9

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 1355 PM

A bit OT but if you fancy spotting weapons in movies, take a look at District 9, the 2009 South African SF movie. This should whet your appetite: http://www.imfdb.org...itle=District_9


I loved that film. :)

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 1418 PM

Yes! It had the best unlikely hero since Roger Wilco!

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 1459 PM

A bit OT but if you fancy spotting weapons in movies, take a look at District 9, the 2009 South African SF movie. This should whet your appetite: http://www.imfdb.org...itle=District_9

That wasn't a movie about aliens in a township, but a sales brochure for south african guns and armoured cars. :D

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 1518 PM

That wasn't a movie about aliens in a township, but a sales brochure for south african guns and armoured cars. :D

Captain Alex a customer?

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 0731 AM

BTT and the actual theoretical thread topic: the Rifle, 5.56 mm, L85A3 has been presented at DSEi in its production version:
 
img_0784.jpg

http://soldiersystem...-british-l85a3/
 

Weight, Paper, L85  (ARRSE)



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 1726 PM

Interesting that M-LOK is being accepted in Russia and US while Europe decided to stick with KMOD (or quad-rails like French...).



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 1937 PM

Why do firearms designers insist on sweeping back the forend? It unnecessarily shortens the 12 o'clock rail, making the mounting of in-line optics more difficult due to constraining the available rail-estate. Thales did it on the EF88/F90.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 2039 PM

Why do firearms designers insist on sweeping back the forend? It unnecessarily shortens the 12 o'clock rail, making the mounting of in-line optics more difficult due to constraining the available rail-estate. Thales did it on the EF88/F90.

Maybe they're hoping to sell a few to movie studios...



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 2200 PM

mainly to reduce the possibile of snagging

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 2235 PM


Why do firearms designers insist on sweeping back the forend? It unnecessarily shortens the 12 o'clock rail, making the mounting of in-line optics more difficult due to constraining the available rail-estate. Thales did it on the EF88/F90.

Maybe they're hoping to sell a few to movie studios...

Seems to be the most likely growth market for these bullpup abortions.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 0714 AM

BTT and the actual theoretical thread topic: the Rifle, 5.56 mm, L85A3 has been presented at DSEi in its production version:
 
img_0784.jpg

http://soldiersystem...-british-l85a3/
 

Weight, Paper, L85  (ARRSE)

 

Just to be clear, the rifle just says "A3" on it.  The UK MOD hasn't actually adopted it as such.

 

Interesting that M-LOK is being accepted in Russia and US while Europe decided to stick with KMOD (or quad-rails like French...).

 

They could simply be behind the times.

 

Why do firearms designers insist on sweeping back the forend? It unnecessarily shortens the 12 o'clock rail, making the mounting of in-line optics more difficult due to constraining the available rail-estate. Thales did it on the EF88/F90.

 

So you can get at the gas block.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 0739 AM

Bad design continues to be bad. The MCX has a full length rail, yet the gas block remains accessible.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 1209 PM

I go with the snagging idea.






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