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a day of malfs

April 26th, 2009 (06:52 pm)
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Finally got to take the Saiga-12 to the range, and -- alas. The gun worked just fine. But literally every single magazine I had malfunctioned. The 5-rounders failed to lock in, so I'd fire one round and the cycling action would send the mag flying. The 10-rounders would lock in, but they failed to feed after the first round.

This was deeply annoying.

Then I got in my car and discovered that the dashboard instruments -- digital display, natch -- were not displaying. The GPS worked; the warning lights came on fine. But the speedometer, odometer, gas gauge? Nothin'.

It's really unnerving to drive home with no speedometer.

Of course, I go to work tomorrow, and of course that trip involves highway travel, and of course when I get back I will be going immediately up to Ma's house in Maryland, which is a thirteen-hour highway trip. I think I'm going to borrow a friend's car and see if I can get the dealership to take a look at it while I'm gone...

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Posted by: HJ (hjcallipygian)
Posted at: April 27th, 2009 12:45 am (UTC)

The GPS should give you MPH, yes?

When I first read your entry title, I thought it said, "A day of Milfs." Which is a totally different entry from the one I found.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: April 27th, 2009 12:46 am (UTC)

It would have been considerably more awesome.

And no, my GPS doesn't give me MPH. It gives me estimated time to my destination, which is often wrong.

Posted by: Mari (marici)
Posted at: April 27th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)
bears belief as a tree bears apples

I had a trick once: I could turn on a car with a really hesitant touch, stop as soon as I heard the engine turn over, and I'd end up with the motor running and none of the electrical systems. Probably this is not your problem, but did you try restarting and holding the key turned for just a little bit longer?

Posted by: Vvalkyri (vvalkyri)
Posted at: April 27th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)

Eep. Could it be a fuse? I had that happen on Dad's car once. Manual should say which fuses handle which bits.

You're coming up to MD?

Posted by: trinfaneb (trinfaneb)
Posted at: April 28th, 2009 01:05 am (UTC)

My old jeep had a busted gas guage but speedometer is far more nervewracking I bet. Maybe stay behind a slower moving car in the right lane?

Posted by: stalkere (stalkere)
Posted at: April 28th, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
Saiga 12

Where are you getting the mags from? I haven't had much problem with mine...

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