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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I was wondering if anyone owns a 9mm AR-15. I was looking at getting a Rock River Arms 9mm A4. I wanted to know if anybody had one and what they thought.

I kinda like the idea of the cheapness of 9mm with the increased range of a 16" barrel (sorry no SBR at this time).

RRA 9mm A4, scroll down a little

I actually found a better price but he's out of stock, so I'll play the waiting game.
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
I think if u want to use 9mm you should use a pistol and .223 for an
ar15. But if u have alot of money to throw around i'd get it. :wink: :D
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
My buddy has a rock river 9mm AR. I used it last summer for a couple of weeks. Its fun but can be quite finicky with ammo. It was fun but I wouldn't bet my life on it working everytime. :shock: . Its still fun. I would go with .223, and if you want cheap just shoot wolf ammo. :lol:
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
I rented a full auto one at gun range and that was a blast. I don't see anything wrong with a 9mm AR. Those UZI type mags are a bear to load to full capacity. You'll probably need a mag loader.
Look on the bright side, you'll save on ammo since the mags take so long to fill :wink:
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Yes unfortuantly not cost effective at all :cry: (about 1.75 per round) . However ballistics are far superior than most things out there for an AR alternative. I see the reasoning on 9mm AR, as it saves money for plinking on the range, however I've never seen a good reason to waste a semiauto rifle platform on something that has the ballistics of a pistol round. Only reason I mentioned it btw, was someone mentioned a 308, the 6.8SPC has better management of recoil than it. :wink:
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
1000th Post.
:mrgreen:

I actually have an AR15 in 5.56.

^^ But that's an older pic, I now have a YHM carbine length FF forearm on it.
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
there is a place for such things. Its great for home defense and tactical situations where you don't want over-penetration and penetration of walls. Some departments use 9m ARs for such things.
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Thread hyjack

How about an Alexander Arms .50 Beowulfhttp://www.gunblast.com/50Beowulf.htm

That's a 223 next to it.
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
03RangerXLT said:
there is a place for such things. Its great for home defense and tactical situations where you don't want over-penetration and penetration of walls. Some departments use 9m ARs for such things.
Look at the Boxotruth website and you may be surprised what you see.
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Personally, I think the 9mm should be kept to handguns.

If you want to shoot cheaply from your AR-15, why not get a dedicated .22lr upper and swap out the .223/5.56 upper when you want to go plinking cheaply? Or you could even get a .22lr conversion kit for your AR-15.
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
i've got one and i love it, i built mine on a RRA upper, now that i have my CProduct mags it runs 100%, to tell ya the truth i rarely shoot my 5.56 AR anymore because of ammo shortage/price, the 9mm AR gets all the range time, it's very accurate out to 100m


it now has a magpul miad grip and soon to have an aimpoint in a laure mount:D
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Krackels, do you still own this machine -



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I do but it's now wearing a YHM freefloated forearm. I'm thinking of taking it off and going back to the original furniture. The difference in weight is incredible.

I forgot how old this topic was...

Update, I did get a RRA 9mm Carbine.

My XD actually looks a lot darker (after being refinished by SA) though.

Ed, this is what my AR looks like now.

But there is a big weight difference. I really want to take that YHM tube off.
 
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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
Hey Krackels, congrats on the 9mm AR! I love mine. Whenever I finish shooting it, i'm already looking forward to the next time I can take it out - indoors or outdoors.
 
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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
Holy necro-post batman...

I've had mine for just under a year now and it is much fun.. much fun. Not to mention cheaper to feed. Not my go to gun, but it is looking more and more like a truck gun after a little time in Tacti-cool land.
 
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