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Old January 21, 2012, 03:40 PM   #26
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No. Machineguns are illegal.
Depends upon where you live. I live in America...... just need a tax stamp and enough cash.
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Old January 21, 2012, 03:48 PM   #27
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I go rent a sub-machine gun every now and then.

H&H Shooting Sports Complex.

Usually on or around my birthday,,,
I'll make the drive and rent one for grins and giggles.

As you can see the rental fee isn't bad at all,,,
It's the ammunition that runs up the cost.

But hey,,,
It's a wild thing.

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Old January 21, 2012, 04:23 PM   #28
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M-60 while on night guard duty in VN. Shot mainly monkeys and deer that tripped the flares until the CO started charging us a dollar a round...that ended that sport.
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Old January 21, 2012, 04:23 PM   #29
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I only fired full auto in the Army. M219, M60, M2, M3 grease gun, M85 50cal, M240. I loved the ammo burn off at the end of training. Shot 1000s of rounds over the years 20+ and I helped clean the MGs.

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Old January 21, 2012, 05:44 PM   #30
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Jimbob86, My first post was what we scientists call "sarcasm." It is more commonly known as "being an ass."

Asking if anyone in a NFA forum has ever shot a machinegun is kinda like waking into a bar and asking if anyone has ever drank whiskey.

Uzi, MP5, MP5SD, M16A1, HK 33, HK 53, AK 47, 1919, and the most fun of them all, Ruger 10/22 with Norell trigger pack.

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Forgot one. Beretta M12.
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Old January 22, 2012, 03:38 AM   #31
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M-14's are great to shoot and very accurate, providing you have the correct accessories, (E2) .



Full auto shotguns are fun also .

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Old January 22, 2012, 03:54 AM   #32
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Ak, M4, Uzi but none compare to the P90. That thing has an unreal rate of fire. But at $20 a clip it isn't so fun
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Old January 22, 2012, 10:22 AM   #33
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Cool stuff.
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Old January 22, 2012, 12:21 PM   #34
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When I lived in south florida I did. I rented them from arizona gun and knife shooting range. I shot an m4a1 and an uzi with a wood stock. IT WAS AMAZING!!! I had what I have sinced dubbed a "wargasm" which is where you dump a mag at 30feet just cause you can and feel like a stud. It was quiet the experience. Everyone should get to do this atleast once in their life.
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Old January 22, 2012, 02:18 PM   #35
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I owned a BAR, a STEN, an M3, a 1928 Thompson, and an M2 carbine, and fired them all when I could find an appropriate place. I sold them when I got old enough to be concerned about leaving my survivors with transfer problems. That was premature, as you might gather, but I got some nice money for them.

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Old January 22, 2012, 02:38 PM   #36
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I've shot an MP5 and a M16.
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Old January 22, 2012, 02:57 PM   #37
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I'd LOVE a Thompson fully auto!! My dad carried one in WWII with a drum magazine on it. He said it would knock the enemy right off their feet when they were on a banzai charge.....
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Old January 22, 2012, 03:32 PM   #38
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I have a Cobray M11 that hasn't seen a lot of shooting recently due to the cost of ammo.

A few years back, a buddy with a class III license brought out his collection to shoot; the short list:

MP5, MP5PDW, HK93, HK33, HK51, HK53, Steyr Aug, Uzi B.

Those were happy days!
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Old January 22, 2012, 05:13 PM   #39
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Back in the early 70's, I worked part time as a shipping clerk for a major Class 3 dealer. Every so often the 6 employees and boss would pick out any weapons that we wanted to shot. And we had a selection of every thing that you can think of. We would go through thousands of rounds of all calibers that we would get with a lot of the trades. Some locals found out about our shoots and would just hang around till we were done just to pickup our brass. There was not much we did not shot. For safety, we shot into the damn for the city water supply. Never did start leaking.

Later on, I had my own Class 3 license for 12 years just to collect the guns. When I decided to let the license expire, I had 41 class 3 guns. Made good money on the sale because it was after 86. Had I waited to sell now, it would have been a hell of a profit.
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Old January 24, 2012, 11:22 PM   #40
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pcb911, sounds like me. I had a lot of machine guns before 1968 and registered most of them during the amnesty, sold off a lot of others that I should have registered and kept. I ended up with two .50 M2HB, two .30 ANM2, 1919A4, a Winchester M14, Colt XM16A1, Sten, 1921/28 Navy Thompson, M1 Thompson, M1A1 Thompson, M2 carbine, British Bren and Lewis, Russian Degtyarev, MAC10 and 11, and a few others.

I sold most of these in the late 70's and early 80's but kept a few which I still shoot. Should have kept them all since they cost me practically nothing when I acquired them. Hey, who wanted a .50 M2HB in 1964? Nobody was interested in them and they sold for about $200 each back then. I think I paid somewhere around $300 for the Navy Thompson and under $100 for the Sten. Who knew?
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Old January 25, 2012, 06:02 PM   #41
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Yes, the 60' thru 80' were great times. I bought 4 Mac-10 with matching supp. for $75 each after the big auction on the US Courthouse steps in Atlanta. Reisings were $75 for a mil model cause noone wanted them but the PDs were full of them. Still a great shooter.

On the big guns like the H-2, I had one from E. R. Maples that was only fired once. Paid very little for such a big piece of metal.

Next time I go back to my old office, I plan to pull my files and compare guns I had by serial number and what I paid for them and what they are selling for now.

I miss the guns but I have no idea where you can shoot them in the S.E. without getting a visit from LEO. I had 200 acres long time ago but sold it, too.
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Old January 25, 2012, 09:07 PM   #42
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I shot a Uzi and a M15 at Dragon Arms in Colorado. Very fun but they would be expensive to feed.
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Old January 26, 2012, 03:05 AM   #43
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Yep..

I went on vacation down to Florida a couple weeks ago and a family that set up right next to me and my dad had brought a suppressed buckmark, and 2 full autos, a Steyr AUG and a pre-ban (pre-64?) H&K MP5.

Before we were getting ready to leave I asked them if I could have a shot at the MP5, he said he didn't have any more 9mm. Me and my dad just happened to be testing out his new pf9 and had one box of 9mm left so it was my lucky day!

I loaded it all into the MP5. I fired a couple shots single fire followed by a couple 3-round bursts then I finally let her rip. I've never had so much fun. Definitely one of those never forget moments. I was still smiling the next day. I'm hooked, but I doubt I'll ever be able to afford $15 grand to go full auto myself. What a rush tho..
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Old January 26, 2012, 12:31 PM   #44
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Pre-86 my dad owned a FA M-16 and a FA G-3. I shot both a few times, none since then. This forum makes me believe I need to own one now.
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Old January 26, 2012, 02:08 PM   #45
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I have a question, sorry to go off topic real quick here.

If one has a class 3 license, acquires some nfa weapons with it, then allows the license to expire, are they required to get rid of the nfa weapons or can they still keep them after?
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Old January 26, 2012, 04:37 PM   #46
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Young Gun. You don't need a dealers licence (class 3) to own machineguns.

However there are two classifications of machineguns that only dealers can own.

Pre '86 dealer sample, also known as a pre-sample. These the dealer gets to keep after giving up his license.

Post '86 dealer sample, also known as a post-sample or postie. These the dealer must sell or destroy when he gives up his license.
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Old January 26, 2012, 04:49 PM   #47
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That's what I was wondering, regarding the post '86. I know you can own pre May '86 registered machine guns on just the tax stamp. I just didn't know if you could keep the post ones after. Thanks!
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