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Old February 18, 2013, 03:52 PM   #1
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What do you think about slide fire stocks?

Pros an Cons please.
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Old February 18, 2013, 05:56 PM   #2
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What do you think about slide fire stocks?

I've never used one, but I'm not all that interested. If you want to put a lot of lead down range in a hurry, and get a thrill from that stuff, they are good. To me, shooting that fast just wastes money and shortens my range time.

But, to each their own.
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Old February 18, 2013, 06:04 PM   #3
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From everything I have heard, they work really well, the problem I have with them is they burn up a LOT of ammo in a hurry.
Personally, I see no advantage to one, but that is just me.
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Old February 18, 2013, 06:04 PM   #4
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yup. there just ammo burners.
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Old February 18, 2013, 07:04 PM   #5
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I know I know I would still like one....
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Old February 18, 2013, 08:22 PM   #6
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For me I think once the novelty wore off I would be kicking myself for spending that kind of money on it........

Not to mention burning through ammo that's not easy to get these days....
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Old February 18, 2013, 09:41 PM   #7
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I find them to be uncomfortable. When installed they move the position of the grip and just feel sort of flimsy.
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Old February 18, 2013, 11:42 PM   #8
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Full auto was fun when it was on the governments dime.

On occasion, a few mags through a rental gun is a bit of brief and expensive fun.

But spending that much on one of those stocks only for brief uses... whenever I could come up with the ammo...

Nah, I'll pass.
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Old February 18, 2013, 11:51 PM   #9
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Full auto was fun when it was on the governments dime.
Exactly, and if you don't want to go that route then why not spend that money on a tax stamp and just buy the real thing.
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Old February 18, 2013, 11:58 PM   #10
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I agree with everyone else.. my buddy bought one.. it works as advertised.. even pretty easy and controllable to do 3 round burst.. and hes happy with it.

But we both agree it's merely a novelty toy.. he doesn't keep it installed on the rifle... its merely there for entertainment purposes once in awhile.
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Old February 19, 2013, 12:33 AM   #11
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my honest opinion?... they are toys. They turn a serious firearm into a toy. If I wanted people to think I was a ninja-clown, a slide fire stock would be what I would choose. But hey, its your money.
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Old February 19, 2013, 06:54 AM   #12
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Exactly, and if you don't want to go that route then why not spend that money on a tax stamp and just buy the real thing.
Maybe because the stock gimmick is a heckuva lot cheaper than the tax stamp plus the real deal?

I too, think they're a waste of money and just turn an otherwise accurate gun into a spray and pray ammo burner. Might be fun for a minute though.
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Old February 19, 2013, 10:58 AM   #13
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Exactly, and if you don't want to go that route then why not spend that money on a tax stamp and just buy the real thing.
What is the cheapest full auto firearm I can get, and have here in IL?

Oh, wait.


Yes, I own the stock(The newer better looking version). For the cash, and the grin it will put on your face, well worth it to me. It certainly isn't something I leave on nor wish to shoot very often. Because guns and bump fire stocks are cheap, ammo is expensive.

Hickok45 has a pretty lengthly vid on it.

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Old February 19, 2013, 11:08 AM   #14
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Gotta agree, nothing is more fun than shooting, and the ultimate was full auto when the taxpayers were buying the ammo.

But, accuracy is nil, and shooting ammo that folks are paying a buck a round for these days takes all the fun away, semi-auto included.

Lastly, personally I regret to admit that in this day of gun control freak out emotions, when people hear what they think is a machine gun firing, it becomes a major spaz out, like seeing somebody open carrying at the WalMart. Legal or not, we gun fans do not benefit from the added attention it brings in times like this.
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Old February 19, 2013, 11:28 AM   #15
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They turn a serious firearm into a toy.
So all guns without this stock are "serious firearms"? I think not. It's like callin all cars and trucks "serious vehicles".

Not attracted to these stocks in the least but more than likely any gun that someone puts one on was a toy long before the stock went on.
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Old February 19, 2013, 11:38 AM   #16
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I've heard of rumors about OOB's {out of battery detonations} with the Slide Fire stock, but have not heard of any confirmations on whether it is true or not.

I have no desire to buy a Slide Fire stock, since I shoot my AR's and AK's with sufficient speed {without bumpfiring}, that comes close to full auto.
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Old February 19, 2013, 12:56 PM   #17
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Full auto fire can be fun, but it is hard on most weapons.
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Old February 19, 2013, 01:12 PM   #18
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If I had an AR I could see buying one just for some occasional fun... if they were cheaper. Not paying $300 or whatever they cost for a piece of plastic that will cause me to waste even more money on ammo.
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Old February 19, 2013, 01:29 PM   #19
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Old February 19, 2013, 02:05 PM   #20
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Personally, I would rather own a real M4/M16. If I can own the real thing, then that means I have the money to feed it.

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Old February 19, 2013, 02:45 PM   #21
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So all guns without this stock are "serious firearms"? I think not. It's like callin all cars and trucks "serious vehicles".
All firearms are serious, yes. To think otherwise is dangerously foolish.
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Old February 19, 2013, 04:12 PM   #22
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All firearms are serious, yes. To think otherwise is dangerously foolish.
Serious can have all sorts of variables and definitions. I take all my guns serious in the fact that yes, they can be dangerous but they can still be a toy just as a race car or speed boat or anything else can be. But the poster I quoted seems to think they have to be one OR the other. His post indicates that guns = serious firearm = serious business. His idea of serious is far from the truth for most shooters.
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Old February 19, 2013, 04:57 PM   #23
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My point was that firearms ought to be taken seriously, handled in a respectful manner, and used in an appropriate fashion. And yes I consider an AR-15 to be a very serious firearm. There are hundreds of ways to use an AR-15 in a serious and fun manner.

Bump-firing, IN MY OPINION, is for clowns, and I don't associate with gun-clowns. The original poster asked for opinions, and I gave mine.
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Old February 19, 2013, 05:14 PM   #24
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Not into bump firing either or anything tacticool for that matter but as long as it's done in a safe manner who the heck am I to say boo. Plenty of guys around with full auto toys too. Definitely not gonna disparage them.
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Old February 19, 2013, 05:43 PM   #25
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I like the idea and concept. The first chance I get I'm gonna get one for my AK.
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