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Old 12-25-2009, 07:27 AM   #16
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Re: So my wife wants to shoot an AK47 while in Vegas

Move to a county that doesn't restrict its' citizens ability to defend themselves (either from wrong-doers or the government...oops, redundancy); no more need to go to tourist traps to shoot guns.
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Old 12-25-2009, 10:37 PM   #17
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Where?!?!?!?! even WSAR's are $$$$
Most any gun show.
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Old 12-26-2009, 01:11 AM   #18
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Re: So my wife wants to shoot an AK47 while in Vegas

I now have a desire to fire an MP5 when I go in March.
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Old 12-26-2009, 01:37 AM   #19
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They are fun. A friend of mine has one. Easy to spend lots of money on the rental range.
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Old 12-26-2009, 04:01 AM   #20
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You can buy an sks for like 80-100 bucks, they're super customizable and shoot the same bullet as an AK. Buy your own or find something different to rent for a few rounds.
Don't know about up in Canada but all fully automatic guns are illegal over here in NC. My friend does actually own an AK but its single shot only. Therefore, you could argue that no amount of $ could get me to shoot an automatic gun over here.

Also, after I got back from Vegas, I compared the price I payed for .45 rounds at the gun store to the price my roommates pay to shoot their Colt at our local range. Difference was about $10 or %20. Only main reason theirs is cheaper is because they go often enough to warrant a membership to the gun range. For a one timer, in Vegas I can buy a box of ammo, pay the range fee and rent a Thompson for $50. In Greensboro, NC I can do the same thing, shoot a Colt M1911 and it will cost me the same thing.
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Old 12-26-2009, 04:06 AM   #21
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have fun at the range and she will probably like something smaller. but like .223 rounds are about 30 cents each.
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Old 12-26-2009, 04:57 AM   #22
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Don't know about up in Canada but all fully automatic guns are illegal over here in NC. My friend does actually own an AK but its single shot only. Therefore, you could argue that no amount of $ could get me to shoot an automatic gun over here.

Also, after I got back from Vegas, I compared the price I payed for .45 rounds at the gun store to the price my roommates pay to shoot their Colt at our local range. Difference was about $10 or %20. Only main reason theirs is cheaper is because they go often enough to warrant a membership to the gun range. For a one timer, in Vegas I can buy a box of ammo, pay the range fee and rent a Thompson for $50. In Greensboro, NC I can do the same thing, shoot a Colt M1911 and it will cost me the same thing.
You can get a machine gun permit but they're like $3000. BTW, I'm pretty sure the dude was talking about a single shot SKS for $80 since they don't make fully automatic ones.
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Old 12-26-2009, 03:47 PM   #23
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have fun at the range and she will probably like something smaller. but like .223 rounds are about 30 cents each.
By the case. The Federal .223 value pack (100 rounds) 55g is $40. The Remington accutip 55g is $25 for a box of 20.
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Old 12-26-2009, 08:36 PM   #24
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have fun at the range and she will probably like something smaller. but like .223 rounds are about 30 cents each.
They are going to gouge you on price on a rental range, since there is no competition. If you want to shoot their rental gun, you must buy their ammo.

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You can get a machine gun permit but they're like $3000. BTW, I'm pretty sure the dude was talking about a single shot SKS for $80 since they don't make fully automatic ones.
The special tax to buy a machinegun is $200. The real expense is in the gun itself. A Thompson runs between 12 grand and 15 grand to buy. An AK is a little less

There is no North Carolina state law that makes them illegal.
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Gun Store was a disappointing experience w/ everything apart from when actually firing the guns. You're rushed, everyone is blunt and impatience, you aren't really given options and since you feel like a complete idiot having never done any of this you'll end up just following oh and it's expensive.

Ask a dealer or local were you should really go. Just don't ask a taxi driver.
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:10 AM   #26
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it can be daunting the first time. once they know you, you are part of the place. most all ranges i know of you can bring in your own ammo. and they sell reloads quite competitively or people wouldnt buy them. most people shooting are regulars so they cant treat their customers badly.
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Old 12-27-2009, 04:07 AM   #27
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it can be daunting the first time. once they know you, you are part of the place. most all ranges i know of you can bring in your own ammo. and they sell reloads quite competitively or people wouldnt buy them. most people shooting are regulars so they cant treat their customers badly.
A rental range that lets you shoot your own ammo through their guns is very rare. Although I did rent an MP-5 in Phoenix once with a buddy. We rented 3 or 4 different guns, and were more balla than their typical machinegun renter. It didn't hurt that my buddy also had his own machinegun that we shot. Once they saw we weren't complete flakes, and actually made holes in the targets instead of the ceiling, they relaxed and got much more cool with us. I think I bought 2 magazines of ammo from the store for the MP-5, but probably ran about 15 magazines through it. I let the range guy run a few mags through it too.
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