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#601 Dawes

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 2059 PM

Ruger is noted for their use of cast firearms components. They're quite strong but also a bit on the heavy side.


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#602 GregShaw

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 1453 PM

Ruger is noted for their use of cast firearms components. They're quite strong but also a bit on the heavy side.

Makes me recall the old Ruger add campaign comparing the GP100 frame thickness with a S&W K or L frame sometime in the late 80s. The S&W response campaign was more convincing for a technically literate audience. I know I wouldn't trade any of my forged frame S&W's for a cast frame Ruger. I do have several Ruger Blackhawks, but to me my K and N frame Smiths are much superior carry guns than Ruger GP100 or Redhawks/Super Redhawks.


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Posted 02 March 2020 - 2057 PM

Chris Bartocci's take on the G36:

 


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Posted 27 March 2020 - 1848 PM

https://de.wiktionar...rache#Wehrmacht

 

Barbie Rifle?


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Posted 15 May 2020 - 1820 PM

G36 in InRange's mud test. Three mud apps, ONE failure in two mags!


Edited by shep854, 15 May 2020 - 1850 PM.

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#606 Markus Becker

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Posted 16 May 2020 - 1932 PM

Obviously an utterly crappy rifle in need of ASAP replacement. :(
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Posted 16 May 2020 - 1957 PM

The G36 is very photogenic. It will always have a place in Hollywood.


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#608 Simon Tan

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Posted 16 May 2020 - 2018 PM

Obviously an obsolete layout with a crappy optic. 


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Posted 29 May 2020 - 2054 PM

Spoiler: Minimal POI shift


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#610 Markus Becker

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 1400 PM

And not much with the worn 90s barrel.
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Posted 03 July 2020 - 0832 AM

InRange followup--checking out the sighting system:


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Posted 04 July 2020 - 2129 PM

This is an outsiders perspective but I personally think the latest (final?) versions of the G36 or the the new improved HK233 would be sufficient for Germany's needs.
 
Yet I think the G36's reputation is too far tarnished in the German press to see continued use, even in improved form. Which is one of the reasons for the "new design" HK433. I think that H&K should modify the hideous stock of the HK433, what are they thinking?

Edited by JW Collins, Yesterday, 05:03 AM.

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#613 Markus Becker

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 0903 AM

The press isn't going to change the narrative-assuming they are even aware of the actual issues-, politicians won't admit a mistake and HK benefits from the adoption of it's new rifle.
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