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TigerEye2
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9mm AR-15/Carbine experience?


Interested in buying since I already have a 9mm. The practical side of me says it would be nice to have the common ammo usage between the hand gun and SBR/Carbine.

Anyone have experience or own a 9mm AR-15? Would like your thoughts.







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Thomas Magnum
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I had a Colt 9mm AR before I went on one of Geauxt's infamous boat rides. Mine wasn't the SBR though. It's a nice rifle but if I was going to get just one AR in would get the 5.56. If I'm not mistaken you can convert a 5.56 to a 9mm with a new upper and a block in the lower. Some of the other AR experts on the board could provide better info on the conversion.





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El Josey Wales
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We need a pic Thomas





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Thomas Magnum
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Taken just the ill fated boat ride







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El Josey Wales
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re: 9mm AR-15/Carbine experience?


I'd like to have one of those.





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bapple
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I bet they're fun and if you want the ability to swap uppers, I agree with Thomas.

But if you want just a 9mm carbine, I would go with one that was designed around the cartridge, like a CX4 Storm, or even a Keltec Sub 2000.









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JAB528
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They're fun for sure. Can't go wrong gettin a 5.56 and having the ability to convert it.





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bapple
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Can't go wrong gettin a 5.56 and having the ability to convert it.




That would be the best reason for a 9mm AR upper in my mind.






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wickowick
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Looks awkward with the 16" barrel, how did it handle before you lost it?





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Tbobby
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Those are the ugliest guns I have ever seen.





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JAB528
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re: 9mm AR-15/Carbine experience?


Thanks for the insight.





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Thomas Magnum
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It handled just fine. I think it may be the pic angle and the type of magazine that makes it look awkward. If you put it up beside a regular AR they are almost identical.





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CoastieGM
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Last I checked (a while ago) it was more cost effective to get a 5.56 AR and a separate 9mm carbine.

Getting a 2nd upper for an AR cost as much (or more) than a KelTec or HiPoint.






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Ice Cream Sammich
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I was thinking about a 9mm AR but didnt see the point in spending that much on a dedicated 9mm upper. I bought a cheap arse Hi Point 9mm carbine and its been fun as hell. I would not trust it for HD but its a perfect truck gun.





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JAB528
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Well look who it is. And its hi pernt.


This post was edited on 2/10 at 10:43 pm


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Ice Cream Sammich
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Yeah yeah its been a long arse week with work and the in laws. Ill be back to my full glory come tomorrow.





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JAB528
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quote:

the in laws


You poor bastard.






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JAB528
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unless someone really passed, then .






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