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Old July 13th, 2016, 03:48 AM   #1
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9mm ar advise

I'm looking to pick up an ar in 9mm Don'y really know how and what it takes to build my own so I'd like to buy one that is factory built.
I like the idea of using Glock mags since they are easy to reload and are smaller than a Pmag.
Anyone have any recommendations?
The plan is to start out with a pistol, then pay the tax and put a stock on it to make it into a sbr maybe even a suppressed sbr down the road.
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Old July 13th, 2016, 03:59 AM   #2
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I see you are a 1911forum member too! I saw the same post. All of my friends built theirs. They did suggest the route you are taking so that you can at play with it in pistol format while waiting on tax stamps.
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Old July 13th, 2016, 04:55 AM   #3
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Well, maybe get the pistol lower, SBR it, get the 9mm conversion kit for the lower receiver to accept the 9mm upper, then get the 9mm upper, then get a 5.56 upper, then get a .300 black out upper, and maybe even get a .22 conversion kit. You will have an SBR lower and all of the options in the world.

When you file the form, name it, "The Polygamist".
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Old July 13th, 2016, 01:55 PM   #4
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I see you are a 1911forum member too! I saw the same post. All of my friends built theirs. They did suggest the route you are taking so that you can at play with it in pistol format while waiting on tax stamps.
I'd build my own but I don't operate dynamically or wear 511 gear so I'm lost with the lingo when it comes to ar's.
I do have a Daniel Defense but so far I'm only able to field strip it for cleaning. Someone at the range told me I needed to {tune it?} but I don't know what that means and he didn't say.
I was also thinking of the pistol route because it would suck big time to buy something that I can't use for 6 weeks.
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Old July 13th, 2016, 02:08 PM   #5
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Well, maybe get the pistol lower, SBR it, get the 9mm conversion kit for the lower receiver to accept the 9mm upper, then get the 9mm upper, then get a 5.56 upper, then get a .300 black out upper, and maybe even get a .22 conversion kit. You will have an SBR lower and all of the options in the world.

When you file the form, name it, "The Polygamist".
Polygamist? = 1 man and multiple wives? I was planning on calling it Molon Labe Or Bad MotherFuc*** can't make my mind up
I was thinking of maybe going the ,556 route then doing the 9mm kit later. But I also like the idea of Glock mags just because you can carry more ammo/ mags in the pocket.
I was also thinking maybe going with a Windom Weaponry model RP11SFS-7 Ar pistol, local shop had 1 in the $800 range and my gun guy can get it in the high $700 range I don't know anything about Windham but that pistol felt good in the hand.
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Polygamist? = 1 man and multiple wives? I was planning on calling it Molon Labe Or Bad MotherFuc*** can't make my mind up
I was thinking of maybe going the ,556 route then doing the 9mm kit later. But I also like the idea of Glock mags just because you can carry more ammo/ mags in the pocket.
I was also thinking maybe going with a Windom Weaponry model RP11SFS-7 Ar pistol, local shop had 1 in the $800 range and my gun guy can get it in the high $700 range I don't know anything about Windham but that pistol felt good in the hand.
Yea just a joke... Lower is the husband and all of the uppers would be the many wives. GET IIIIIIT?

In my opinion, as far as more ammo and 9mm, or 5.56 first, I think it matters on what you plan on using it for. If you're worried about "carrying more ammo", it sounds like you're talking about bug out scenario? If that's the case, I'm of the opinion that I'd rather have less of a more capable round rifle round, that a little more of an inferior sidearm round. In short, I would go for the 5.56 first.

You may be getting more velocity and perhaps some more accuracy out of a 9mm carbine, but you won't be sniping with it. Therefore, if good shooter can consistently hit 8" gongs from 100 yards, it'd make more sense to me, to get good with a 9mm pistol that is known to be intensely accurate, and keep that round strictly as a side arm.

Again, it all depends on what you plan on using this 9mm rifle for.
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Yea just a joke... Lower is the husband and all of the uppers would be the many wives. GET IIIIIIT?

In my opinion, as far as more ammo and 9mm, or 5.56 first, I think it matters on what you plan on using it for. If you're worried about "carrying more ammo", it sounds like you're talking about bug out scenario? If that's the case, I'm of the opinion that I'd rather have less of a more capable round rifle round, that a little more of an inferior sidearm round. In short, I would go for the 5.56 first.

You may be getting more velocity and perhaps some more accuracy out of a 9mm carbine, but you won't be sniping with it. Therefore, if good shooter can consistently hit 8" gongs from 100 yards, it'd make more sense to me, to get good with a 9mm pistol that is known to be intensely accurate, and keep that round strictly as a side arm.

Again, it all depends on what you plan on using this 9mm rifle for.
I'm thinking home defense{ 9mm won't go through as many walls} Also maybe a bug out gun and mostly I'd like to shoot the snot out it. 9mm cheaper.
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I'm thinking home defense{ 9mm won't go through as many walls} Also maybe a bug out gun and mostly I'd like to shoot the snot out it. 9mm cheaper.
9mm will actually go through more walls and retain its mass better than a .223 round. Do some research - you may be surprised what you find.

And no, don't use birdshot in a shotgun either.
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Picked up a Sig MPX That thing is bada** Only problem I see is extra mags cost $70.00 each, but other than that I can hit the 10" 100 yard gong all day long and with around 400 rounds so far it's worked every time.
It carries well, shoots well, and when the brace is folded it will fit in a standard back pack.
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