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Old 11-20-2008, 11:07 PM   #41
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What does it do? Questionably makes an AR into a full auto, gets you visits from guys in cheap suits, fills you life with lawyers.
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:31 PM   #42
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Man,Yall got J.D. all fired up on this thread. Back to Junho's question, a free floating handguard is nice,I don't care for the tactical rail ones,but to each their own. Next,the trigger.I really like the RRA 2 stage,and also the Timney. I also like the folding front and rear open sights and plan on getting a set for one of my AR's. The Eotech is great if you can afford one. If you want to put a scope on,get the quick release mounts,and then you can use the folding sights when needed.
And as far as the Accu-Wedge,I have never had a problem with mine. THB
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Old 11-22-2008, 01:26 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by Txhillbilly View Post
Man,Yall got J.D. all fired up on this thread.
And as far as the Accu-Wedge,I have never had a problem with mine. THB
You know me Hillbilly - I am merely trying to break the ongoing, often repeated, I read it on *such and such* blog/website so it must be true.

I have read this crap for years, and I even believed it for awhile, but once I got into the science behind a solid, stable shooting platform, I began to explore the "myths" a little harder.


PS - That's a nice double set up by the way. Very nice combination of the "Evil Black Rifle".
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Old 11-22-2008, 02:19 AM   #44
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I'm always taken aback when I see M16s that aren't beat to hell.
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Old 11-22-2008, 03:37 AM   #45
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The Lightning Link is in fact legal in the US, however they are BATF registered items. SWD is out of business now. The idea was to allow cheaper (cheaper, not cheap) conversion to full auto. A legal, registered LL goes for upwards of $8000.00. They were designed to be used in "host guns" (like the Norrell F/A trigger groups for 10/22's) and were removable to restore semi auto operation. From what I've seen, there are less than 1,000 in the US.

Durablity is an issue, and if the link's paddle breaks, it cannot be replaced, only repaired. Since they are serialized, if the serial number is damaged it is considered "catostrophic damage" and you're out the money, period.

The LL can be tranferred between "host guns", but is kind of a, well, rudimentary, way to get F/A. If you look at one, you'll see how simple it is. There were also some issues with the series of bolt carriers that were off the shelf compatible. An AR carrier will not work. Neither will a standard M16 carrier. I think the orignal design was intended for the SP1 carrier.

For $8,000 plus the transfer tax, I would skip it.
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