“When good men do nothing, they cease to be good men.” – camosoul
Ugly truth is still truth.
Read this carefully: http://masterpiecearms.com/shop/mpa930-16d/
Especially this part:
The disconnect is a consumable item and will need to be replaced. The life of the disconnect depends on the length of barrel of your MPA model, caliber and type of ammo. Life expectancy will be in the 600-1200 rounds range.
Just the thing every M-11/9mm owner would want, oh, but we couldn’t be bothered to heat treat it, so you’ll have to buy a new one every couple weeks…
Are you effing kidding me?
I want to get a patent on being a stupid asshole. I wouldn’t be one, I’d just sit on the patent so I could sue everyone else who decided to be a stupid asshole, and there would finally be a punishment for such behavior.
This is a list of the more common thread associations. If you have one of these, then the threads are probably what is stated here. This is by no means exhaustive or guaranteed. There is nothing that forces Gun A to have Thread A. You should always double check. There is always a chance the barrel was originally un-threaded and someone put who-the-hell-knows-what threads on it. Guns that don’t come from the factory threaded, or at least with that option, are likely to be unguessable. You’ll just have to find out the old-fashioned way. Yes, I just made up the word “unguessable.”
AR-15 .223/5.56mm – 1/2-28
AK-47 – M14x1LH
AR-15 9mm – 1/2-36
AR-15 RRA .458 SOCOM – 5/8-32
AR-15 WC .458 SOCOM – 11/16-24
AR-10 .308/AR-15 .300 AAC Blackout – 5/8-24
M14/M1A – .595-32
1911 .45 – .578-28, .575-40, or M16x1LH
Glock .40 (conversion barrel from larger caliber)/.45 Cal. – .575-40 or .578-28. Can be M16x1LH (or some other weird stuff) if euro barreled
Glock .40 – 9/16-24
Glock 9mm – Mostly 1/2-28, but sometimes M13.5x1LH if euro barreled
FN FAL Inch (L1A1)/MP-5/M1 Carbine – 9/16-24, maybe? Sometimes?
FN FAL Metric – 9/16-24LH (occasionally these are off-the-wall metric, but that’s pretty rare. My STG-58 is 9/16-24LH)
HK SOCOM Mk.23 – M16x1RH, weirdos…
Walther P22 – M8x0.75 recessed
GSG 1911 .22lr (and the SIG copy) – M9x0.75 recessed
Umarex .22lr rifle, and the assorted rebranded versions thereof – M8x0.75- the Walther P22 adapter would work, but odd
SIG Mosquito – M9x0.75
SIG P220 .40/.45 – .578-28
SIG P226 – M13.5x1LH
HK G3/53/HK91/HK93/PTR91 – M15x1
Cobray/MAC/etc… M-11/9mm and most clones – 3/4-10
Steyr AUG – M13x1LH
Yugo PAP/MPAP/92 w/ “big weird threaded thingy” – M26x1.5LH
AK-74 w/ “big weird threaded thingy” – M24x1.5RH
If you have something odd or unguessable, please don’t ask me to guess, too. I’m some dude on the Internet. How can I possibly have more information than you, the owner, who is holding it in his hand? Guessing in person is better than guessing over the Internet. I’ll try to help where I can, but don’t get mad if it’s wrong. I have no idea how many fingers you are holding up right now… Maybe just the one in the middle? ;-)
If you have any additional information or corrections, feel free to post a comment.
“I need a screw for my car. It’s a blue car with tires. WHY WON’T YOU HELP ME!!! YOU SUCK I HATE YOU!” Would you really expect any non-telepathic person to figure that out? I’m trying to help, but you gotta give me at least a rational hint…
“I wish you would just tell me. Why do you have to make it so hard, I’m trying to give you my money!” I wish there were a simple answer, but there isn’t one. I could lie to you… Nah, I couldn’t.
I’m not the one who made it this way. A world full of jerks who want you to have to buy special threads at $[too expensive] from them made it this way. I’m trying to undo it. There are tons of ridiculous threads out there, and none of them have any rhyme or reason, many have no published specs at all. They’re just plain made-up. Others are done poorly by a drunk guy on a sloppy manual lathe and don’t fit what they claim to be. There’s a world of crap out there…
Here’s an excellent example. Mk23. M16x1RH. The same company makes plenty of guns with the normal M16x1LH. Why did they do the Mk23 backwards? It’s the only one in the world like that, and it even defies their own conventions because they make plenty of other guns that have to proper thread…
There are standards and then there are “common conventions.” There are no standards that dictate a certain thread on a certain make/model/caliber of gun. There are common conventions, but there’s no guarantee that they were followed on your gun.
I’ve had a number of setbacks on this project… Multiple causes. I’ve taken a step back and shifted my mindset on it. I’ve started over completely from scratch twice now. This post marks the 3rd… So, if anyone was wondering where all that went, yeah… It’s taken me almost 2 years to start over from scratch today. If I didn’t care about the goals of garage manufactuability and using it as a teaching tool, it could be done in an afternoon. But, speed is not the goal of this project…
I don’t think GoDaddy could have clusterfucked my SSL migration any more than they did. But, seems I finally got them to pull their heads out of their asses. Stuff should be working now…
All sites now have SSL support.
The USPS has screwed up their online system for printing shipping labels. We were promised a solution by two days ago, and it never happened. Shipments may go out by 1st Class Mail instead, simply because Priority Mail won’t ship at all due to this now-perpetual screw up.
There were some medical delays in the shipping department, but since they were eclipsed by this ongoing screw up at the USPS, it’s like that never happend. The only issue having actual impact on delays is the USPS itself.
My Step Dad is a Veteran of WWII and a Marine. He’s got a few Purple Hearts to go with it.
He’s dropped some hints about wanting one of the paracord things I’ve been playing with, but I wanted to make him something special to go along with what I just mentioned above. Any ideas what colors/patterns would suit? I’ve been looking around at other paracord stuff and I’m not impressed. Maybe paracord just can’t reach what I want it to… His birthday is coming up soon, input appreciated.
Parkerizing FBAs as we speak.
Some emergency medical issues in the shipping department. There will be delays in shipping, but boxes are still moving. Just not as fast as usual. Returns delayed as well, I’m not ignoring you.
Still using the same Parkerizing fluid I started with. Shooter Solutions is awesome. After over 150 muzzle brakes, it still fizzes like Mentos in Pepsi. I have to be careful when I dunk more than 5 at a time or there might be a mess. Amazing stuff! If you feel like Parkerizing something, I can’t recommend Shooter Solutions enough.
Quit making excuses and do it.
The more people I meet, the greater grows my appreciation and respect for dirt. Likewise increases my desire to see these people return to that form as soon as possible, because such is their greatest contribution.
I’ve got a tablet in transit.
Tracking number shows it arrived in Georgia, tomorrow.
Let me be clearer. The tracking number shows that the package has arrived at a date and time that has not yet occurred.
“Arrived at FedEx location ELLENWOOD, GA – SEPT 24th 2:27AM”
Same Time Zone as destination…
It is currently Sept 23rd, 11:04pm
This little temporal anomaly happens with every tampered package, among other things only a complete moron would fail to notice.
I wonder what’s being installed on it, and how easilly I’ll get rid of it.
Nice try, guvtrash.
The following are back in stock. The way you guys buy the crap out of my stuff, not sure how long they’ll last (that’s not a complaint). But, as of this moment, they’re in stock.
Parkerizing appears to be in a state of permanent non-suckage!
Parkerizing still working…
Shhhhh! Don’t jinx it…
Zero will, supposedly, be announcing the 2015 models Oct 1. Waiting for news on those. The Tesla Model S is just too much of a gawdy pavement princess for me. I just can’t justify paying that much money for a prissy, turd of a car. Maybe the Model 3. I’m not going to pay useful vehicle prices for a prissy turd.
Tesla’s Superchargers are a major temptation. But, again, access comes at the price of driving a prissy turd. Just can’t do it.
But, with a pair of those MeanWell DC power supplies, every Type 2 J1772 and RV/Dryer outlet in the world becomes a Supercharger for the Zero S.
I’m not expecting big changes for the 2015 Zero. But, maybe just enough that I should hold off for it… The 2014’s built-in charger is an absolute lolwut. Leaky, self-destructing tank compartment. Shock and bearing drama. Come on October! This stuff shouldn’t be hard to fix. Oh, and another color would be nice… Blue or Green, maybe?
Oh, and The Walking Dead will be back. I find the show to be an excellent satire of Sane People trying to survive the Democrat onslaught. Mmmm, smartphone, DLNA, μTorrent, BigAssTV…
So far, Parkerizing is still working…
Two more tests to go…
It’s not the panicked whine of “What am I gonna do now!?”
It’s “What am I gonna do next? How can I visit contempt upon evil (government) and expose it’s insidious intent (slavery and genocide a.k.a. liberalism)? It’s not about how far will I go, but how do I become man enough to go as far as is necessarry. My next task is always too big to handle, how do I grow myself to it’s challenge? How do I pull off the impossible? Again. Still. This time. Next.”
Been getting some Parkerizing done with some fluid obtained from a new supplier. I’m intentionally doing small batches and deliberately taking time in between.
So far; best Parkerized finish I’ve ever seen.
All I did was switch to a new supplier. Everything else is the same. So, to everyone who says I’m stupid and incompetent; suck it. I was being sold junk.
To those who tried to help me sort it out; I appreciate it, but, the problem wasn’t me or any detail of my process. All I really needed was more confidence in my experience instead of letting a supplier insult me and listen to it. I figured “he’s the expert,” right? Wrong.
There is, of course, the chance that the material was tampered with while in transit. Everything I buy via mail-order is tampered with by guvtrash these days. But, this kind of packaging is hard to mess with, so, I doubt it could be done without me noticing. If this is indeed the case, I’ll see a decline in quality after a few re-orders as the guvtraitors tamper with the new soure’s product in transit, again.
My main concern is Winter supply… WA State; how does one keep the fluid from getting way too damn cold and self-destructing in shipping during times of such very low temperature?
Shooter Solutions – Wish I would have switched to them sooner, good stuff!
Actually, my parents were married long before my conception.
Speaking the truth is always maligned in modern liberal society. Anything that speaks truth against their agendas has a name; racism, bigotry, misogyny, outdated, ageism, sexism, stupidy, etc. Any time truth opposes the liberal agenda, they have a name to call it.
[Name calling is, fundamentally, admitting that you know you are wrong and have no argument to present; if you had one, you would use it. It should be noted that there is a difference between identifying stupidity, and calling someone stupid. Some people are stupid. It’s just a fact. It’s not an insult. It’s not ‘name calling.’ It’s just a thing that’s true. Some people are fuckin’ stupid.]
Let me be clear: I find it sad. So many cultures of the world where women are treated like trash, struggling to be more. Then the women who live in supposedly “better places” choose to throw it all away and deliberately stoop to being trash! I do not believe, for one second, that women are inherently inferior to men. They choose and insist upon being inferior, and it’s sad and revolting. Even worse, pathetic, weak men led around by their dicks with no brains at all, follow them downwards into this shitty hole.
I realized the final few pieces of a puzzle I’ve been building for over a decade. It came while studying Falconry. Since these final pieces have recently been exposed, my full breadth of thoughts on the light they shed are still congealing. My thoughts on the topic are subject to change as I discover facts that change my beliefs. Did you see that? My beliefs change based on the facts I find. That alone makes me an outcast in any human society because humans push their hatred and agendas instead of adjust to reality and live and let live. But, I digress, as usual…
Raptors and Human Females are just about the same. Except Raptors are at least useful. Their behaviors, mortality rates, attitudes, and even the reasons for it all, are almost identical.
I’m covering only one aspect today. It actually branches into other things. Like all of reality, it’s a spiderweb and can’t be oversimplified like the average brain-dead human pretends the world to be… So it’s going to be a lot of thinking and writing that I’m sure very few, it any, dirty damn humans will give a shit about. They’re animals; they don’t, and can’t, care about that which they do not understand, refuse to understand, and don’t want to know becasue it would require them to step up and be something more than, literally, dirty fucking animals. Humans never want to step up, least of all, female humans.
Raptors do not form affectionate relationships with their hunting partners, the humans. They hang around for their own interests and their own interests only. The raptor is just barely smart enough to realize that life with the human hunting assistant is much safer, more reliable, and more productive than without the human. This is what the ‘training’ is; simply demonstrating to the bird that it’s better off with you than without you. It has no loyalty and is 100% selfish. It’s an animal, that’s how it is. If the Raptor believes, even falseley, that it can get more elsewhere, it leaves. It’s not a smart bird, so you have to keep it convinced that it’s better off with you in very simple ways that it can understand. If it learns something that is untrue, and bases it’s decisions on that stupidity, there’s nothing you can do. It’s going to leave. Exactly like a female human! Much like a woman, Raptors do not understand the better life, medicine, and unheard-of lifespan available to them as a result of what the human hunting partner can provide. All they understand is their hunting/eating instinct, and if the human increases the utility of it, or not. You teach them not to fear you, then you teach them to join you. Harris Hawks are a bit of an exception, and it would be an unforgiveable insult to the bird to compare it to a human female.
Human Females are exactly the same, but their game is a little more complicated. They won’t catch rabbits for you. Instead, they fake “love” and use empty genstures of fake affection, up to and including sex, to make a man “feel” like there is more going on than simple animal instincts and hormones. There isn’t. Love is an idea that exists in the brain of a man, and nowhere else except maybe dogs. Women use it. Women are dirty animals and that’s it. There really is nothing else to know. If you can understand how to train dogs and birds, you can have any woman you want begging to hump you inside of 40 minutes. They really are that simple. They “give” something of no actual value, which does not actually exist! It’s an act and an illusion. They have no loyalty, no class, no integrity, and the shittiest me me me attitudes of any living thing thus far discovered by man. Women see infidelity as a rite of passage. If they’re not sleeping around with every dick they can find (doesn’t even have to be human), while abusing the one they’ve got fooled, they don’t consider themselves to have fulfilled their womanhood. Their higher intellect is used, on the occasion that it is used, exclusively for behaving worse than an animal, for being as abusive and manipulative as possible. At least the birds will help put meat on the table. Women expect to be “taken care of” and/or “supported.” For what? It is genetics alone that allows them to just barely qualify as people! They bring nothing to the table! If I wanted to fuck a goat, I would! But I don’t want to fuck. And I sure don’t want to fuck a damn animal! Women are worse than this because they play on emotions to get a free ride, and have no emotions of their own. Women are not, absolutely NOT emotional creatures. They fake them and manipulate them in others. They are instinctual and hormonal because society encourages them to subdue their human traits, dispose of their higher intellect, and indulge in being as depraved and disgusting as possible. Even their own children me nothing more to them than an alimony/welfare check. Why would any self-respecting man tolerate this? He wouldn’t. That’s why the losers get “the action” and real men are loners. Real Men are completely unappealing to a woman, because a Real Man lives to a higher standard than putting up with abuse to get pussy. A Real Man is not interested in that shit. He can’t be manipulated with sex because he wants more than that. He’s not a damn dirty animal and won’t be treated like one. He doesn’t “support” her because he knows it’s nothing but glorified prostitution. Call it tradition. Get your hormones involved in pretending you’re “a good man” for being her sucker. Real Men can’t kid themselves about that even if they want to.
This is just part one. Comparing one single aspect of how Raptors and Human Females are similar. I intend to explore this further.
I blame the rap, so-called “music.”
Me: “Looking for fettuccine, can’t find it.”
Cashier Lady: “Wuts dat?”
Me: [sad] “Fat sketi.”
Cashier Lady: “Aisle 3, all the way back, on the left.”
This is why I speak poorly; I don’t like repeating myself. Nobody can understand me if I speak properly, so why bother? It just wastes my time… I have to speak a language that they can understand or it becomes a clusterfuck. While I do tend to be a Grammar Nazi and try to be proper, I spend most of my life in a state of being so horribly frustrated with other peoples’ stupidity that I don’t bother. They can’t tell the difference anyway. They can’t even understand it…
12 items or WHAT?
One Sunday an old cowboy entered a church just before services were to begin.
Although the old man and his clothes were clean, he wore jeans, a denim shirt and boots that were very worn. He carried a worn out old hat and an equally worn out Bible.
The church was in a very upscale part of the city, the largest and most beautiful church the old cowboy had ever seen. The people of the congregation were likewise upscale, dressed with the most expensive of clothes.
As the cowboy took a seat, the others moved away from him. No one greeted, spoke to, or welcomed him. They were appalled at his appearance and didn’t attempt to hide it. The preacher gave a long sermon and a lecture on how much money the church needed to do God’s work.
As the old cowboy was leaving the church, the preacher approached him and asked the cowboy to do him a favor. “Before you come back, have a talk with God and ask him what He thinks would be appropriate attire for worship.” The old cowboy assured the preacher he would.
The next Sunday, he returned to the same church wearing the same ragged jeans. Again, the congregation shunned and ignored him. Again, the preacher approached him and said, “I thought I asked you to speak to God”…. ”
“I did,” replied the old cowboy.
“What exactly did God say was the proper attire for worshiping here?” asked the preacher.
“Well, sir, God told me that He didn’t have a clue what I should wear. He says He’s never been in this church.”
Functional Parkerizing in the house!
Spoke too soon. It worked for about half an hour, then went to shit again for no reason. The only remaining possibility is that my supplier is selling junk.
For a finish process that is supposed to be pretty easy to perform, Parkerizing has been, and continues to be, an absolute bitch. Why do I put up with it?
It’s the best.
Best? Isn’t that a subjective term?
It’s the best in durability and corrosion resistance.
But what about Black Oxide Coating or Anodizing?
Black Oxide is fun for manufacturers and Sellers because there are several ways to do it and they don’t bother to tell you which they are using. Only one Black Oxide process is worth a damn. It’s actually more complicated than Parkerizing, and results are no better, if one could even say it’s on par to Parkerizing. I don’t say that. The other pocesses are still “Black Oxide” but are nowhere close to the durability and corrosion resistance. Cold Black Oxide will even rub off with your finger! Not all “Black Oxide” processes are the same. Not even close. Read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_oxide
Anodizing is similar. Hard Anodized? Just color? I own a Bumpski for my AKs. I’m not going to get into the dislikes I have for a bump stock that cost more than the rifle it goes on. I touch it and I get black stuff all over me. The t-rail is flaking aluminum off at an alarming rate. For an almost $500 piece of hardware designed to attach to the most rugged rifle known to man, I doubt it’s going to last 1000rds before the t-rail is completely destroyed. An accessory for your AK that turns it into a delicate, high-maintenance fairy princess, and will fall apart anyway no matter what? Really? It’s color anodized, not hard anodized. It’s easy to tell the difference by looking at a mil-spec anodized AR-15 receiver and then looking at the Bumpski. Not even comparable. But, again, it’s a process that lets the manufacturer and seller get away with dishonesty by saying “Anodized Aluminum!” Not all anodization processes are the same. Not even close.
Some just say it’s black with no details at all, not even deceptive details. If you’re going to piss in your customers you can at least tell them it’s rain…
I’m not going to bother talking abohut all the glorified spray paint options out there… They have a place, but that place is not here.
Basically, all the more convenient options are not very good and mislead the buyer, often deliberately.
This is why I continue to put up wih Parkerizing; you know what you’re getting and it’s the best. Even when Parkerizing goes wrong, it’s still functional, even if not pretty…
They’re a bit pricey because it’s a lot of slow, small machining.
Won’t ship until they’re parkerized, so realize that when placing an order.
Making a cheesy photoshop copy of my license plate(s) and driving through tollbooths in vehicles that do not resemble mine isn’t going to work out well for you.
I can prove it wasn’t me. You’re not as clever as you think you are. And, I know The State is in on it.
Why is it that I’m just now getting the notice in the mail 2 months after the date it supposedly occured?
How can a bike with only half an engine at that date and time manage to make a 400+ mile round trip on threadbare ties and no chain?
It doesn’t even look like my bike.
I’ve never in my life been to the place that this supposedly occured, and neither has my bike or my license plate.
It’s only $3.50, right? I should just pay it and forget about it, right? Please. This is a setup for something else, falsely trying to place me somewhere I have never been.
I haz teh jelly…
Rigging up a place to grow Scorpion Peppers in a closet. Dangle a pair of dual-bulb T8 fixtures and try out some pee-ponics in a rubbermaid. Kinda like how the potheads do it, but with not pot.
For those not aware, I use Scorpions in my “Apocalypse in a Jar” Chili. LEO Pepper spary isn’t as strong… I cut open two of these tiny peppers to get the seeds. Over a dozen hand-washings, several showers, and 4 days later, I wiped away an eye booger upon waking and it still burned the crap out of me. Couldn’t see out of that eye for several hours. 4 days later! Sooo yum…
I will not be idiotic trash just because everyone else is.
This is what has been pissing me off for about a week now.
I’ve had them done, but Parkerizing is broken for no reason. Again. I have never in my life had so much trouble with Parkerizing as I have the last year or so. Ridiculous.
Anyway, there they are. 4003QA. Not as perfect as I would have liked, but they’ll do. I might change the radius slots. Didn’t turn out as well as I wanted. Most people probably won’t notice, but I do…
Future production 4003FBA will share some of the mods I made in the 4003QA. Slightly shorter, a bit beefier.
I’ve lost all desire. I got into business because I thought it would make a difference, and it absolutely doesn’t. Worse, I can’t beat the constant sabotage. All I do is fight sabotage while my competitors get a free ride on tech that actually works and services that cost them nothing.
Logistics has been the biggest hurdle, followed closely by finish processes that just plain don’t work. I guess this is why none of my competitors even have finish processes…
All I do is count beans and pray that I don’t lose so much money that I can’t pay the bills. It’s hopeless. I’m losing so much money to utter nonsense and loss of customer loyalty it’s ridiculous. I don’t blame them for going elsewhere. I would, too.
I can’t buy the search engine placement that everyone else gets for free. I can’t get stuff put in a box and mailed. I can’t stop Parkerizing from failing to obey the laws of physics.
Some people just have it all handed to them. I’m not one of those people. I will never make this work because there are too many forces working against me that no one else has to fight. I have to work 60 hours a week while everyone else spends at maximum of 5 minutes a day, if even that much. It’s way too many double-standards for one man to overcome.
I hate that all I do is put out fires that no one else has to deal with, and count beans. This isn’t supposed to be about the money. One man couldn’t keep up with even 10% of the endless BS I’m dealing with…
Some people just have it all handed to them. I’m not one of those people. Nothing is going to change it. Been fighting too long. I just can’t do it anymore.
If someone wants to buy out my inventory, I’m open to offers. This is hopeless. Maybe someone who isn’t constantly being targeted for sabotage can make a go of it…
I have a lot of great ideas I haven’t even gotten to yet… My final plan for the solvent traps. 0% DIY guns… Other accessories I haven’t even mentioned. It’s fucking hopeless. I’ll never get there. Even if I did, nobody would appreciate it. Americans have given up on being American. They’re not even people. I’m the only one with my eyes open. Nothing I do makes a difference in a world of such stupid, lazy, entitled shitbags.