New Munitions Forums!

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Here at Steel Soldiers, we have always maintained that discussions on munitions are NOT allowed, but after much debate, we have decided to change that policy. We understand that many Steel Soldiers members are firearms enthusiasts as well as military vehicles enthusiasts. The two just go hand-in-hand. We also understand that there are less and less places on the internet where you can go and have civilized discussions about firearms. So we decided to create a munitions “safe space” here for all of us. We also added a new Military Munitions TM forum to hold all of the manuals.

The Munitions TM section is public, just like the rest of the TMs, but we decided to keep the Munitions discussions forums behind the Premium Membership. This will give us the most amount of freedom to discuss munitions while minimizing the risk to the site and its members. With that said, we still need you all to be responsible and not discuss anything that would be in violation of federal, state, or local firearms laws. We will be moderating the Munitions Forums with an iron fist because we can’t take any chances in today’s environment.

Please let me know what questions you have. Enjoy the new forums!!


 
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TOBASH

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Perhaps a section for local firing ranges and "gun" clubs.

Perhaps a forum for hunting with former military weapons... What have you caught vs. what got away forums.

Perhaps a few sponsors from manufacturers of weapons and restoration services, tour services providing safe family friendly weapons training, licensing forums by state with licensing advertisers, ordinance identification and links to ordinance disposal should people find and identify expired WWII ordinance (like what happened last month with a couple finding Japanese WWII ordinance in their backyard.

You could attract hunters, manufacturers, tour companies and tourists.

IMHO.
 

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Perhaps a section for local firing ranges and "gun" clubs.

Perhaps a forum for hunting with former military weapons... What have you caught vs. what got away forums.

Perhaps a few sponsors from manufacturers of weapons and restoration services, tour services providing safe family friendly weapons training, licensing forums by state with licensing advertisers, ordinance identification and links to ordinance disposal should people find and identify expired WWII ordinance (like what happened last month with a couple finding Japanese WWII ordinance in their backyard.

You could attract hunters, manufacturers, tour companies and tourists.

IMHO.
Great suggestions. Thanks!
 

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Here at Steel Soldiers, we have always maintained that discussions on munitions are NOT allowed, but after much debate, we have decided to change that policy. We understand that many Steel Soldiers members are firearms enthusiasts as well as military vehicles enthusiasts. The two just go hand-in-hand. We also understand that there are less and less places on the internet where you can go and have civilized discussions about firearms. So we decided to create a munitions “safe space” here for all of us. We also added a new Military Munitions TM forum to hold all of the manuals.

The Munitions TM section is public, just like the rest of the TMs, but we decided to keep the Munitions discussions forums behind the Premium Membership. This will give us the most amount of freedom to discuss munitions while minimizing the risk to the site and its members. With that said, we still need you all to be responsible and not discuss anything that would be in violation of federal, state, or local firearms laws. We will be moderating the Munitions Forums with an iron fist because we can’t take any chances in today’s environment.

Please let me know what questions you have. Enjoy the new forums!!


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anything that would be in violation of federal, state, or local firearms laws
Not being argumentative but can you give a little better guidance on this as I thought talking about anything was considered free speech and the site could not be held accountable for anything a second party posted, as you are just a forum such as an open square. I do understand that it is privately owned and you can make the rules what you want but how would the transfer of knowledge and ideas ever be considered unlawful?
Thanks for opening this up for us!
Thanks for all else you do.
Jeff Davis
 

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I'm a new member in Simi Valley Calif, and I just finished up M923A2 Bobbed truck and quite a few people I know directed me to your
site, very informative. And opening up munitions talk large and small arms is a good thing, I'm a certified USCCA Instructor and a CCW holder in calif of all places and I would enjoy 5 ton info and suggestions along with gun, ammo, training advice etc. If I need to up my
member status so be it
 

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anything that would be in violation of federal, state, or local firearms laws
Not being argumentative but can you give a little better guidance on this as I thought talking about anything was considered free speech and the site could not be held accountable for anything a second party posted, as you are just a forum such as an open square. I do understand that it is privately owned and you can make the rules what you want but how would the transfer of knowledge and ideas ever be considered unlawful?
Thanks for opening this up for us!
Thanks for all else you do.
Jeff Davis

I'd suggest you research local laws pertaining to firearms. As well as your state laws. These all vary from place to place and there's simply no way we could even attempt to be all inclusive of that. The federal stuff is pretty cut and dry. Let's pose a simple example, don't offer to create unregistered NFA items.
 

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Oh goodie
Here is some of those watching everything You do now that you posted

watch watch


Orville was an extreme Optimist
I'm going to address this right off the bat. This forum is not viewable from the public. It's highly doubtful any government organization would bother upgrading a account to view what happens here. But understand, this doesn't mean one should post anything they don't feel should be public knowledge. And especially not post anything that would self incriminate if that's what you're getting at.
 

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Glad to see this change. Munitions are a great topic and I look forward to reading the discussions from the steelsoldiers collective. Hopefully we can keep it civil and nonpartisan enough to enjoy this new forum!

PSA follows for a point of clarification…

Ordinance vs. Ordnance

This is less of a place for discussion of municipal regulations and policies (ordinance) and more of a place to discuss weapons, ammunition and related materiel (ordnance). I see that confusion all over the internet, hopefully this helps clear it up.
 

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Not much of a gun & ammo person but I think it's a good idea.
Not much of a gun & ammo person but I think it's a good idea.
GUN STORY circa 1997. I decide I want to go to the Knob Creek MG shoot so I buy gun #1. After the shoot I tell my wife I need another gun. I was spending too much time doing nothing while the barrel was cooling off. With 2 guns you could fire one while the other was cooling off. Bought gun #2. This worked out just fine, then I seen an ad for a 50 manufactured by AC Spark Plug. I worked at AC for 37 years and did not know that they manufactured machine guns during the war. I said wife," I got to have that gun." So with guns 1,2, and 3, I go to Knob Creek. Now what I discover on the way is that with the guns, accessories and ammo load, my 3/4 ton pickup is bottoming out on every little bump. When I got home I said, "wife.....I need a Deuce and a half to haul all this stuff." Now 24 years later I have the best of both worlds, Guns and an army truck,,,,,,Let the good times roll!
 

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Mr. Berryman lived up the street from me, he was in his 80s and going blind. Every morning he would walk by the house and I would go out and talk with him. One day he mentioned he worked for AC Spark Plug during the war and he made machineguns. News to me so I started looking for one. Within a year I found one, bought it and the UPS guy comes up to the house with 3 large packages. He looks at me and says that the drivers call me the guy that gets the heavy stuff. Then he ask what has he brought me? I tell him a 50cal machine gun. He shakes his head and then ask where would I get ammo. I told him he has been delivering it to me for the last couple of months. He just smiled and walked away. As soon as I am familiar with the gun I put it on the tailgate of my truck and take it up to show Mr. Berryman. I walk up to the front door and yell, Mr. Berryman, come on out, I have something to show you. He comes to the door and says , "you know I can't see." I tell him to come on out, I have something I want him to touch. I put his hands on the gun and watched, the first thing he did was flip open the top cover and put his fingers on the bolt. Then he said, "I made this part." Then he started to cry. I gave him a hug and he thanked me for bringing the gun and he said it brought back a lot of memories. I am glad I made the effort because he died the next year.View attachment 841088
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MG2936 You aughta get a hearty pat on the back for doing that!

THAT is how we respect our elders.
Helping bring back memories and helping others relive them too!
 

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Forum is a great idea. The munitions and MV hobbies attract similar people and the forums will probably cross promote each other. Attract new people into both. Guns and ordnance, whether live or deact or movie prop can be vehicle accessories. No different than radios.

I have a question though. If putting the content in the Premium Member area is to keep outsiders who don't like the subject or have some axe to grind away, wouldn't a better option be to allow regular SS participants in based on their activity history? Some minimum level, maybe including a "years of participation" number? An anti-gunner or "fun police" type is probably not a "regular." Anybody can buy a premium membership. Those with a negative agenda are more likely to have a budget and interest to do that. But they can't buy a history of posts and thumbs up. Or is this more about increasing revenue? If that is necessary to the owner, well, he is in charge. But is it? Requiring Premium shrinks the pool of participants. Some people aren't wired for paying charges like this.

Another suggestion - when a non-premium member clicks on a subject he gets basically an error message but no explanation why or what to do about it. That would be a good thing to add to that page, IF you want to stick with this rule.
 

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Forum is a great idea. The munitions and MV hobbies attract similar people and the forums will probably cross promote each other. Attract new people into both. Guns and ordnance, whether live or deact or movie prop can be vehicle accessories. No different than radios.

I have a question though. If putting the content in the Premium Member area is to keep outsiders who don't like the subject or have some axe to grind away, wouldn't a better option be to allow regular SS participants in based on their activity history? Some minimum level, maybe including a "years of participation" number? An anti-gunner or "fun police" type is probably not a "regular." Anybody can buy a premium membership. Those with a negative agenda are more likely to have a budget and interest to do that. But they can't buy a history of posts and thumbs up. Or is this more about increasing revenue? If that is necessary to the owner, well, he is in charge. But is it? Requiring Premium shrinks the pool of participants. Some people aren't wired for paying charges like this.

Another suggestion - when a non-premium member clicks on a subject he gets basically an error message but no explanation why or what to do about it. That would be a good thing to add to that page, IF you want to stick with this rule.
It was painfully obvious to me when i sent my measly 15 bucks in to STEELSOLDIERS that i have never got more for my money in my life here ! Im not sure you will ever feel the same but im POSITIVE THE OTHER 97,000 FOLKS DO. Put some skin in the game ! You get out what you put in ! But ive got a feeling by the name you picked for yourself on SS that you never were here to do anything but wine and stir stuff up instead of contribute and im POSITIVE that you wont ever be happy here either so cut your losses now and save the 15 bucks !
 

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It was painfully obvious to me when i sent my measly 15 bucks in to STEELSOLDIERS that i have never got more for my money in my life here ! Im not sure you will ever feel the same but im POSITIVE THE OTHER 97,000 FOLKS DO. Put some skin in the game ! You get out what you put in ! But ive got a feeling by the name you picked for yourself on SS that you never were here to do anything but wine and stir stuff up instead of contribute and im POSITIVE that you wont ever be happy here either so cut your losses now and save the 15 bucks !
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Nicely worded chucky!

I can say for sure that I learn something here every day.
Occasionally I might even have something worthwhile to share.
That is what a community like this is all about!
 
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