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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 04:48 PM

Friend who provided Dayton shooter with 100-round magazine and body armor faces federal charges

Friend who provided Dayton shooter with 100-round magazine and body armor faces federal charges

A friend of Connor Betts accused of providing the Dayton, Ohio, shooter with the body armor and a 100-round double drum magazine used during his attack is facing federal firearms charges.

Hours after the August 4 attack, agents with the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives visited the home of Ethan Kollie in nearby Kettering, according to a probable cause affidavit. Kollie told the agents he enjoyed firearms, owned two pistols and had bought body armor and a firearms accessory for Betts earlier this year, the affidavit says.

The 24-year-old allowed agents to search his home, where they smelled marijuana and saw a water pipe, commonly used to consume cannabis, and a Draco pistol, the affidavit says.

Agents interviewed Kollie again, this time at his place of employment, on Thursday. During that interview, Kollie told agents he had done hard drugs, marijuana and LSD with Betts several times a week between 2014 and 2015, the affidavit says.
https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/08/12/us/dayton-body-armor-connor-betts-charges/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F

Facing 15 years however none of the charges are related to the gear he purchased for the shooter.

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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 05:17 PM

1. out of couriostiy,

My understanding is the combat MOSs are taught to load only 28 rounds, I last used the old 20 round, and that the drums are training aids for clearing jams and mall ninja toys.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 05:39 PM

2. It was recommended as a good practice

To only load 28 rounds instead of 30. I and most I know topped off the full thirty without any problems.

I never saw a drum magazine in the military. I did have a friend who bought a 50 round drum cheap off another guy. It was considered a success if it only jammed 3-4 times. He tossed it in a box after trying it several times with the same result. 30 years later it is still probably in that box in his basement.

Some other guys tried taping two 30 round magazines together to flip for reloading. They gave that up quickly, misfeeds were common.

In FAST there were clips to attach 3 magazines for MP5 SMGs side by side. Misfeeds were not a big issue but it was just awkward and more trouble than it was worth.

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