View Full Version : Need 9mm Build Help

12-02-2006, 1:30 PM
ok... I have decided on a 9mm build for my next OLL build... but.. I want a 11.5 barrel with the 5.5 FS on it.. but I can;t find anyone that carries that. every dealer I see that carries a 9mm only has a CAR length 16" barrels :-( any ideas here?

12-02-2006, 2:01 PM
I don't know if anyone makes an 11" 9mm barrel.

12-02-2006, 2:04 PM
Why the hell do you want short bbl w/reduced velocity?

Also, remember that the muzzle device should be permanently attached to bbl to avoid illegal NFA SBR status.

If you do get a shorty bbl, have the vendor pin/weld the muzzle device on the bbl before you get it so you don't have constructive possession issues.

There are some fake 5+" flash hider "sleeves" to get the approximate look of an XM177 on a 16" bbl. Can't recall who makes 'em - Bushmaster?

12-02-2006, 2:25 PM
oh I know the FS has to be welded..... well maybe I might go with a 16" CMMG carries a 16" midlength 16" (I have one of their 16" middys in .223) I was trying to go for the 11.5" with the WELDED :-) 5.5FS on it more for cool factor as this will be a 75yd and closer plinker :D but I guess I will go with the 16" middy.

12-02-2006, 5:40 PM
i dont know if anyone sells a 9mm AR upper in that particular form...so just pick up your "compromise" choice and then, sometime down the road, pick up one of those 5.5" flash hiders (seen 'em at the SF show and else where) and have a smith shorten/thread and permanently attach the hider. easy as that.

M. Sage
12-02-2006, 7:16 PM
I don't think you'll lose much velocity on 9mm...