Monday, October 9, 2017

Bump-fire Stocks or Rubber Bands

A bump-fire stock turns a semi-automatic rifle into an automatic rifle.
Chances are they'll be banned. Big shrug here.
I don't see them as necessary for hunting or home defense and automatic rifle fire isn't known for accuracy during wartime.

All that aside, there's another reason I don't care if bump stocks are banned.
You can use a rubber band to accomplish the same thing.

I was about 15 when I was shown how to use a rubber band and a carpet tack to make a .22 semiautomatic rifle a full-auto rifle.
It was a standard post-office type rubber band and (I think) a Marlin 60 rifle, cuz the ammo tube was under the barrel.

The kid hooked both ends of the band behind the trigger, pulled the middle of the band forward until he said it felt about right, and used the carpet tack to anchor the band to the rifle's stock.

Lo and behold, when he lightly pulled the trigger, the rifle spat out all 14 rounds in the ammo tube.
He thought that rubber band trick was the coolest thing in the world.

I thought it was a noisy way to piss away lots of ammo - and thereby, money - without hitting much.

Want to see someone do the rubber band trick with a modern, AR-style semiautomatic rifle?
Go here, see this:
Poor Man's Machine Gun
Ah-ha. Apparently mentioning the video on my blog caused someone at Youtube to remove it.
In that case, you can go to Youtube and search using:
" Rubber Band Trigger Trick " (without quote marks)

So... if they ban bump stocks, won't they also have to ban postal rubber bands? :)
Ed Howdershelt - Abintra Press
Science Fiction & Semi-Fiction (blog)
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