I So Want One Of These!

In the video below, Larry Vickers discusses and shoots the Swedish K Gun. Also known as the Carl Gustav M/45, this submachine gun was used extensively in Vietnam by Special Forces and in the Congo by Swedish UN peacekeepers.

The Swedes objected to the US forces using it in Vietnam and imposed an embargo on their sale. Smith & Wesson made a clone called the Model 76 for use by our military. I had a chance to shoot one of these years ago at a blogger shoot put on by LuckyGunner.com. Let’s put it this way, if I had the extra money and didn’t mind waiting months I’d buy one.

The going price for a transferable K Gun is in the $20,000 range. You can get the S&W Model 76 for much less.

That Damned Hughes Amendment!

The Hughes Amendment to the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986 banned the possession of machine guns produced after May 19, 1986 except for the police, military, and Class 3 dealers. The impact of that was to make pre-1986 machine guns more valuable. It also meant that you and I will never be able to own something like shown below until, and unless, the law is amended.

I’ve been cruising Instagram the last few days searching for new product introductions that will be seen at the SHOT Show. This morning I came across this .45 ACP subgun from LWRC International that will be shown at SHOT.

If that doesn’t make you hate the Hughes Amendment, nothing will.