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GoingPro
09-26-2009, 2:43 AM
what do you guys think? for some reason i was thinking about building one because i cant go to the outdoor ranges frequently, they are just too far of a drive. Do i rarely get to shoot my rifles. My indoor range allows for .22lr and 9mm of course. There is something about the .22lr that just doesnt cut it for me, I feel like i'm shooting a pellet rifle. yes its cheap to shoot but its not dangerous enough to be exciting.... i will be buying a Sig p226 9mm soon so i thought if i built a 9mm AR i would have ammo either way. plus 9mm is fairly cheap as it is.

supermario
09-26-2009, 2:51 AM
I would say do it, I want one too but i have other guns on my list first.
Krink, POF 308, M1A. Then i want to get a 9mm AR Pistol:D
I think the Ar pistol in 9mm makes more sense and looks pretty handy!

GoingPro
09-26-2009, 3:03 AM
I would say do it, I want one too but i have other guns on my list first.
Krink, POF 308, M1A. Then i want to get a 9mm AR Pistol:D
I think the Ar pistol in 9mm makes more sense and looks pretty handy!

i like to plan ahead and get a list going...so far here is my list. Who knows what will be added to it or taken out. Big plans for 2010....also a 9mm pistol does sound pretty damn awesome!


1. Gun Safe (really big one)
2. Saiga 5.45
3. MD Arms Drum (Rebuild Kit)
4. Sig P226 9mm
5. 9mm AR Build
6. More AR Lowers
7. AR-10 build
8. Another AK to beat around so i can keep my Arsenal SGL20 pretty.

GoingPro
09-26-2009, 3:04 AM
does anyone have pics of a 9mm pistol?

supermario
09-26-2009, 3:22 AM
How could you not want one of these? I love these things and dont have one yet. Compact, decent round, cheap ammo, can shoot at indoor ranges.. Perfect.

http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu165/supermariov/9mmspike2.jpg
http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu165/supermariov/spikes9mm.jpg
http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu165/supermariov/DSC02401Large.jpg
http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu165/supermariov/arlowerpictures9mm001jd7.jpg

supermario
09-26-2009, 3:23 AM
Spikes seems to make the coolest looking ones.

Solidsnake87
09-26-2009, 3:25 AM
I honestly love the AR 9mm carbines. I currently own a RRA 9mm AR-15 pistol and have previously owned a RRA CAR 9mm rifle. Both worked amazingly well. The ones with dedicated 9mm lowers (like RRA) I have found work the best since positioning of the 9mm magwell adapters is crucial. If you have good magwell positioning you are golden. The guns honestly kick just as much as .223 since they are direct blowback. Cheap to shoot and lots of fun. I only have experience with the RRA stuff but I like everything I've shot or owned. They will fire pretty much anything but just know that some 9mm is underpowered and might not cause the AR to cycle fully. Wolf is awesome stuff to use--never had any jams of failures with it. The Winchester 9mm NATO works great but I've come across some underpowered batches. The CCI brass works well but their non brass ammo WILL jam a lot just due to low powder content.

Here are some OLD pics of my 9mm pistol
http://i40.tinypic.com/2wghbuv.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/2ntjmer.jpg

HappyG
09-26-2009, 3:26 AM
So seksi.

Don't forget to add ammo to that list goingpro...

supermario
09-26-2009, 3:36 AM
i like to plan ahead and get a list going...so far here is my list. Who knows what will be added to it or taken out. Big plans for 2010....also a 9mm pistol does sound pretty damn awesome!


1. Gun Safe (really big one)
2. Saiga 5.45
3. MD Arms Drum (Rebuild Kit)
4. Sig P226 9mm
5. 9mm AR Build
6. More AR Lowers
7. AR-10 build
8. Another AK to beat around so i can keep my Arsenal SGL20 pretty.


Maybe you ought to put that SGL20 at the top of the list, just in case IZSHMASH does go under because of the bankruptcy!

jchen76@gmail.com
09-26-2009, 9:07 AM
+1 on SolidSnake's comments about ammo. I've had the same experience. I shoot only Wolf through my RRA 9mm AR rifle. Leaves a red lacquer residue on the bolt face, but other than that it's been really reliable.

Does anyone have CMMG upper?

KAVEMAN762
09-26-2009, 9:29 AM
:Ivan:







I honestly love the AR 9mm carbines. I currently own a RRA 9mm AR-15 pistol and have previously owned a RRA CAR 9mm rifle. Both worked amazingly well. The ones with dedicated 9mm lowers (like RRA) I have found work the best since positioning of the 9mm magwell adapters is crucial. If you have good magwell positioning you are golden. The guns honestly kick just as much as .223 since they are direct blowback. Cheap to shoot and lots of fun. I only have experience with the RRA stuff but I like everything I've shot or owned. They will fire pretty much anything but just know that some 9mm is underpowered and might not cause the AR to cycle fully. Wolf is awesome stuff to use--never had any jams of failures with it. The Winchester 9mm NATO works great but I've come across some underpowered batches. The CCI brass works well but their non brass ammo WILL jam a lot just due to low powder content.

Here are some OLD pics of my 9mm pistol
http://i40.tinypic.com/2wghbuv.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/2ntjmer.jpg

Bladewurk
09-30-2009, 8:37 PM
9mm Ars are great alternative to HK carbines and you have same selector position etc. from your OLL AR

robairto
09-30-2009, 8:45 PM
I own 2. Love them and I run them with 115grn fmj factory ammo. They are cheap and accurate.

Gio
09-30-2009, 8:51 PM
Do it! I like mine, but at the same time I am not really into AR's as much. Might have to cut my CAR 9mm Upper and make it a 12" Upper instead ;)

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/eastbaysti/IMG_2194.jpg

-Gio

supermario
09-30-2009, 10:11 PM
I own 2. Love them and I run them with 115grn fmj factory ammo. They are cheap and accurate.

Got any pics:D I love 9mm AR but dont have one yet:(

M24
09-30-2009, 10:37 PM
I love 9mm ARs. They are fun to shoot, low recoil, accurate and just look awesome. I say get one.

Chach
09-30-2009, 10:39 PM
I have an RRA 9mm upper on a KD lower. Absolutely love it. Rather accurate to 50yds and since I already reload for 9mm ammo is no problem.

Haven't done anything to it yet, but I have a free float handguard & a spikes fake can on the way. Still trying to decide on red dot for it, thinking of going with the burris.

Josh3239
09-30-2009, 11:10 PM
I had one and stupidly sold it. Now I am building a 9mm AR pistol and I won't make the same mistake twice. DO IT

GoingPro
10-01-2009, 12:27 AM
do we need a bullet button for a 9mm pistol?

ghost
10-01-2009, 12:34 AM
do we need a bullet button for a 9mm pistol?


yes you`ll need one and if its not done as a ppt,it`ll need a single-shot sled to be exempt from the roster.

supermario
10-01-2009, 12:35 AM
do we need a bullet button for a 9mm pistol?



Yes, most definitely you need a BB. And there is no way around that. You have to have a BB and 10rnd mag always.

GoingPro
10-01-2009, 12:40 AM
Yes, most definitely you need a BB. And there is no way around that. You have to have a BB and 10rnd mag always.

are you sure? its a pistol though. i dont have a BB on my 1911?:D

GoingPro
10-01-2009, 12:41 AM
my 9mm is going to be sick....

aplinker
10-01-2009, 12:42 AM
are you sure? its a pistol though. i dont have a BB on my 1911?:D

Does your 1911 have the magwell outside the pistol grip?

supermario
10-01-2009, 1:32 AM
Does your 1911 have the magwell outside the pistol grip?



+1, I should have mentioned that part i guess

randy
10-01-2009, 1:41 AM
Not for me.

kenjimatic
10-01-2009, 7:08 AM
I'm thinking about building one after I've completed my .308 build. BTW, how much does one of those weigh fully loaded?

Chach
10-01-2009, 10:59 AM
I'm thinking about building one after I've completed my .308 build. BTW, how much does one of those weigh fully loaded?

Don't know about exact weight, but mine is lighter than my LMT MRP but heavier than my 20" Retro.

CHS
10-01-2009, 12:14 PM
Mine's ALMOST finished.

Just need a DD rail.

http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m446/bdsmchs/CHS9mmAR.jpg

9mm AR's are AWESOME :)

CMMG MK-9 dedicated 9mm lower (with integral 9mm magwell)
RRA "Midlength" 9mm upper. (will probably sell it for a chrome-lined CMMG w/ramped bolt)
KNS anti-walk/anti-rotation pins since 9mm's tend to batter the hammer a little more than normal
Ergo suregrip
Magpul CTR
LMT rear A2 sight
P50 Bullet Button
C Products 10/32 magazine
Magpul enhanced trigger guard

luckystrike
10-01-2009, 12:22 PM
from my bit of experiance, If I could decient mags for one id get one in a heartbeat, problem is not all pistol caliber AR pistols use the same mags like the 223s use alot of diffmags that work fine IE usgi,magpull pmags. and i would never take one to shoot at any public range, thats just asking to get hastled.

CHS
10-01-2009, 12:26 PM
from my bit of experiance, If I could decient mags for one id get one in a heartbeat, problem is not all pistol caliber AR pistols use the same mags like the 223s use alot of diffmags that work fine IE usgi,magpull pmags. and i would never take one to shoot at any public range, thats just asking to get hastled.

Can you please use some more periods and comma's? I have no idea what you're trying to say.

There are decent mags for 9mm AR's. Promag makes them, C Products makes them, and Metalform makes them.

Why on earth would you not take one to a public shooting range, but take a 5.56 to one? What makes an AR in 9mm any different? If you think you're gonna get hassled, well then you're just wrong.

Desert_AIP
10-01-2009, 12:48 PM
I love mine.
I made the mistake of letting my wife shoot it.
She finished a magazine, looked up at me and said, "This is mine."
<insert gratuitous photo here>
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w135/Desert_AIP/My_9mm_AR.jpg

Gio
10-01-2009, 12:54 PM
I love mine.
I made the mistake of letting my wife shoot it.
She finished a magazine, looked up at me and said, "This is mine."
<insert gratuitous photo here>


If that is the case then buuy this one :D

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/eastbaysti/IMG_2194.jpg


-Gio

CHS
10-01-2009, 2:02 PM
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/eastbaysti/IMG_2194.jpg


How are you locking the magazine? Looks like a standard UZI mag release button there with no lock or bullet button.

Gio
10-01-2009, 2:15 PM
How are you locking the magazine? Looks like a standard UZI mag release button there with no lock or bullet button.

Very carefully :D A set screw was tapped and renders the mag release useless causing me to drop the mag block and magazine as a unit and load it that way. That is why I went Featureless and removed the set screw and I am able to use my pre-ban Uzi mags and drop the mags now :D

-Gio