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I’m curious why would one want the 9mm kit? Is there a tactical advantage using 9mm over 5.56?
David K.- I would say “yes”. The advantage being that less recoil = less muzzle rise = easier to keep on target. Cool display of fire power Jerry. My question is this: how many clips did you have to empty before you achieved that 4 second time?
Comment by 57Stratman — February 12, 2014 @ 5:00 am
I’m not an expert on this topic, but I’d like to know if Jerry utilizes some kind of “bump firing” to do this?
I’m going to pick up my Zastava AK-47 10″ barrel pistol today, that I bought from CTD and had sent to an FFL dealer. I’m going to be expirimenting plenty with fast firing techniques. Just a burst of 15 rounds is fine with me. And if I need to do it from my hip with no buttstock, that’s also fine with me. After all, isn’t that what The Rifleman used to do on TV?
Comment by Richard from AZ — February 12, 2014 @ 10:42 am
Lots of fun and plenty of lead on target.
Put that much into a prep in some jurisdictions and you may have to demo it for local police who immediately begin looking for a full auto.
Am firm believer in with a nine once , twice, and thrice is not enough guarantee, so spend one more to be sure.
Damn: 32 rnds is about a full practice session for me and to keep employees all on paper is quite good enough.
Comment by HIDE BEHIND — February 12, 2014 @ 11:08 am
I couldn’t afford to shoot that gun.
Comment by Bill from Boomhower, Texas — February 12, 2014 @ 1:30 pm
57Stratman, I’m going for the 3.5 second record!
The Tavor has very little recoil and what there is straight back into the shoulder, unlike ARs there’s no lift with this rifle. There should a tactical reason for using 9mm vs 556 otherwise it doesn’t make sense for IWI to offer it.
I remember years ago, shooting my ex brother inlaw’s Uzi 9mm at the 110yd rifle range. He screwed on one of the shorter bbls (they were all short), and put a full mag in (30 or 32 rnds, can’t remember) and handed it to me. With folding metal butt stock, it certainly wasn’t as comfortable as any of my bolt rifles, and with apperture military sights, I could barely make out the target bull. I fired it two or three times, un-impressed, and handed it back. He said; go ahead…….. Empty the mag, so I did, with no clue of where I had impacted the target, or if I even had. When the range master called cease fire, we all walked down to deal with our targets, and only then did I have any idea what the gun would do. I could make a fist, and easily cover the ragged hole centered on the bull, with no remaining flyers.
This gun was very quiet under that tin roof, even with a bbl only 3 to 5″ long (can’t remember, but it was around that), but I didn’t care for the folding metal butt stock, trying to shoot it like a conventional deer rifle with sand bags, and I was used to having a scope reticle to assist in centering on that tiny bull at that range, plus being able to confirm my shots. But given all that, and the fact that was the first time I’d even held an Uzi, I was impressed.
I’ve never been a big fan of 9mm, and from such a short bbl, and at 110yds, I couldn’t imagine what ballistic co-efficiancy and terminal energy would be, but if the results were not successful, it wouldn’t be for lack of a well placed shot.
I’m an old hunter, and even at ammo prices back 35 years ago that day at the range, I felt no need to fire off so many rnds, unless you are desparate and scared. Doesn’t have much to do with the Tavor in this article, but that’s my input on compact 9mm rifles.
Comment by Bill from Boomhower, Texas — February 17, 2014 @ 12:50 pm
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