what about the mini's big brother???

Discussion in 'Mini-14 Forum' started by LakeshoreShooter, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. LakeshoreShooter

    LakeshoreShooter New Member

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    I am sitting at the airport waiting to board, and just started looking around on all the forums, and found this "mini-14" forum....but no M-14 forum. I am in my cell phone, and don't ha e the advantage of a large screen, so maybe I missed it. If not, then I am surprised. I know it can't be because there are too many "M-14" forum sites already. You have an AR-15 forum, and god knows there's enough of them.
    Just curious. I just bought one a while back and wanted to talk about it. And that's when I noticed the absence of this rifle having it's own spot. I suppose I can post in semi-auto....just seems a shame that this iconic rifle doesn't have a place of it's own on here.
    Well, gotta catch a plane. Later, all....
     
  2. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    the M forum?

    i think one forum that covered the m-14, the M1 carbine, and the garand is the way to go myself.

    that's three bad a$$ rifles, whose history (and awesomeness) certainly merits its own forum.

    make a suggestion to the mods, i think there is a forum for it. good luck!
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, the thing is......

    There is a Chinese version of the Springfield M1A that is CALLED the M14. And there is the Springfield M1A.

    And then there is the M14. Which, by the way, is a machine gun. And there are very few of them in the hands of private citizens. I would estimate fewer than 50. And yes, I know the one you shot in basic training may have been equipped with a semi-auto block- but it takes 30 seconds to remove that.

    There WERE about a dozen M14s that were modified to be semi-auto ONLY (The M14M) and the BATFE decided they were still machine guns. So we have not really been overrun with M14 owners here. Or did I miss something?
     
  4. LakeshoreShooter

    LakeshoreShooter New Member

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    I understand that there are some "clones", "copies", and "wanna be's." But there are also the same with the mini. You've got the actual, mini. And the then there's the ranch, tactical, mini-30, mini-6.8 (I know.... but it sounded cute). It can be called, the "M-14 family".....or "M-14/M1A" And if that doesn't sound good, then may the idea fade into the abyss of bad ideas. It has enjoyed a healthy come back with it's use over in the sandbox, that I though it worth a shot.
     
  5. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    many other forums have a combined m-14, m1a forum. its not a crazy idea, its a good idea!
     
  6. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    ok, ok....but don't many firearm companies make what what they call an m-14? otherwise, an M1A forum is perfectly fine, if we are splitting hairs here. there are PLENTY of M1A owners!

    and here is fulton armory's...M14!

    http://www.fulton-armory.com/M14-M1A.aspx

    maybe a "guns of WWII forum" would be cool as well (and before you start on me, i know the M-14 is not a gun of WWII...:rolleyes:)
     
  7. LakeshoreShooter

    LakeshoreShooter New Member

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    Yep, that works....

    Since the M-14 is based on the Garand, with a few twists...I think that may even be a better idea!
     
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  8. jismail

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    I think we all realize that a REAL USGI M-14 with selector capability is as rare as hen's teeth, but there are many admirers of the M-14 'style' rifles which include all of the currently produced M1As and M-14SA rifles (norinco, polytech, fed-ord, etc) made domestic and abroad.

    I don't think it is any different then the AR's - none of them are "Real" M-16s and most are not real AR-15s and many are also built up clones - some parts made overseas - so where is the distinction between having an AR type forum vs an M14 type forum?

    A forum to discuss them is a good idea.
     
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  9. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    !!

    dang you jismail, this quote is so good....it should have been MINE! :D

    i think the discussion is now over, make a m14/m1a forum!
     
  10. LakeshoreShooter

    LakeshoreShooter New Member

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    ok....i second that!!

    Let's got er done! Even though I posted this thread, I am new here and don't have much pull on this forum. But hopefully these posts will help us in our cause....because it is a fair, and just cause!!! Ya.....
     
  11. OlympicFox

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    Bad a$$? Yep. At least in my book. I carried the M1 Garand, M14 & M16. I even carried the BAR for a bit - my arm still hurts. ;)

    I keep on thinking about getting an M1 from CMP, but I worry about the wife getting her thumb smashed. Besides, I can never make up my mind which one to get. Since I can't buy an M14, I bought a Springfield M1A Loaded. And last, but not necessarily least, my wife likes her Mini-14 Ranch Rifle more than her Colt AR.
     
  12. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I vote for M-1 forum, include them all so no gun feels left out. If guns cause murders, they have to have some kind of feelings. :p
     
  13. LakeshoreShooter

    LakeshoreShooter New Member

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    Indeed.....

    So it is written......so it shall be done! (I hope). Thanks all for the encouragement!!
     
  14. LakeshoreShooter

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    Ok folks, an update. I am in discussion with the Administrator about a M1/M14/M1 Carbine section. We have had 3 PM's so far. I am hopeful....
     
  15. hawkguy

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    good luck! if things go my way, (they never do, but..) i will rob my favorite uncle of his pristine M1 carbine in the near future! :D
     
  16. jismail

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    Well, based on my interests, I guess that will be my 'go to' forum!

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  17. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    gorgeous collection of rifles!!!!!

    when i am reincarnated, i want to be YOU! lmao! :D
     
  18. LakeshoreShooter

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    nice.....

    Wow...that is a nice collection! I will enjoy seeing those beauties in some upcoming threads! I am confident that the powers that be, will give us this section on the forum. I asked for a "M1 Garand, M1 carbine, M-14/M1A.
     
  19. jismail

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    Seems like a no brainer to me... the users of this site have made a request for a category that will make it more enjoyable for them - what is the debate?
     
  20. LakeshoreShooter

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    well.....

    What I was told is that they weren't sure of the need for that section. I assured them that there are many folks on here that appreciate it. I see no problem really. Once they all get together they will see that it is indeed a "No Brainer"