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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I'm getting my last individually filed tax refund next week, Getting married in June, and I'm looking at using it on a Bushmaster Carbon 15 9mm Carbine. Has anyone had any experiance or could link me to any reviews good or bad? I was able to handle one at a local gun shop and loved the feel and weight. I love my AR, and I've been wanting a Pistol Cartridge carbine, so I figured that this would be the best bang for my buck. Though I did see a HK USC .45ACP. it was about 50 bucks more expensive and the ammo is too:) Any thoughts or ideas??

Thanks!
 
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I wouldn't say the best bang for your buck as you can get other 9mm carbines for much lower prices that are just as good, if not better. Really, the AR 9mm is nothing special, people just get it because it feel's familiar to their other .223 AR. If you really want a pistol cartridge carbine, Kel-Tec makes the nice Sub 2000 which folds up quite small. On another note, pretty much everything Bushy made is quality, so if you do go that path I'm sure you won't be dissapointed.
 
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I've heard good things about the Beretta Storm carbines, which can take Beretta 92 magazines.
 
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I've heard many bad things about the storm too :) I've held one and I like the feel of it, but i've heard bad things about the way it is constructed and the trigger. Maybe I'm wrong in that.
 
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I liked the bushy 9mm, but recently built one from scratch to save some dough. I built it up and added the toys for around the same price as the bushy. Only downside is I haven't been able to find the 9mm slide lock so it won't hold open after the last shot.
 
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Do you know if the Carbon 9mm takes Uzi magazines or are there any others that can be used? I'd like to use some Metal ones other than the "plastic" mag that comes with it.
 
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I'm pretty sure they use the standard colt mags or modified UZI mags. For some stupid reason they wouldnt make one that uses a proven mag unaltered.
 
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If you were seriously considering 9mm chambered AR I'd say go with a RRA system. Which can take modified Uzi mags (~$25-30), Colt mags (~$50), or ProMags (~$10).

I just think the RRA system is more solidly constructed when compared to the Bushmaster.

I've also heard great things about Kel-tec carbines too.

Don't believe all of the Storm rumors, read up about them yourself http://www.berettaforum.net/. Although I must admit I'm not excited at the amount of parts made of "polymer".
 
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Thanks, I was looking at the forum and saw that they are rated pretty highly by the members. Honestly, I was drooling over the CX4 when it came out. But then I've heard some bad things about the internal "plastic" parts and the trigger pull is pretty heavy. Does anyone have any experiance with the CX4 here that could steer me in the right direction. I like the idea of the price being $300 cheaper if I got the CX4. But then again, I would like to have an AR varient in 9mm. So many choices, not enough money :)
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Best bang for the buck in a 9mm carbine is hands down the Hi Point 9mm or .40 carbine. 140 bucks, can find hi cap mags for the 9mm, accurate and it will chew up everything fed it including P+ rounds.
plus it's good as a club when you run out of ammo :)

ATI has a stock coming out for it too that looks an awful lot like a storm.
 
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Bushmaster actually comes with promags, colts work as well as do modified uzi mags. From everything I have seen the bushy and rra are very similar in build quality. My upper is actually a rra.
 
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I'd like to think that the Carbon could take other types of magazines. I wouldn't know why bushmaster, being a very highly respected AR manufacturer, would go out of standard on a 9mm carbine that Colt, and many other's make. That would hurt their reputation in my book. I'll have to look into that further. I don't think there will be problems with the feed ramp, because I think when I looked at the chamber, it was part of the barrel, which is still metal. So I don't think the feed ramp should give any issues by denting or scarring.

As for the Hi point, I've looked at one of those before and was not too impressed. I understand it's more of a plinker rifle. I'd like a little more of a serious type of weapon than that.

I am going back in at lunch to day to look, or if I can't put her down, to buy. I will look at other rifles they have while i'm there to see if something else jumps out at me. A G3 does interest me as well, but i'm afraid the one they have may be too much for my wallet to handle right now. I'm still open to any suggestions/opinions in the meantime.

Thanks to all those who gave me info thus far! I appreciate it!!
 
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I'd go with the Beretta CX4, but thats just me. They're alot of fun. Yes, the trigger pull is a bit heavy, but hey, its not a match rifle...just a play around gun. Still, they're light, comfy and very handy.

- Brickboy240
 
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i would go with the m1 carbine if i had the cash.I have one and love it.More power than the 9 but just as easily to control.
 
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I broke down and bought it. I took it to the Range back on Saturday and boy can she shoot!! Put about 250 rounds through it with out a single hiccup. So far so good and I'm loving life with my new carbine. The carbon fiber makes the rifle so light. The blow back action certain makes for a dirty rifle to clean after range time though, and I thought my AR-15 was a mess to clean up. Well worth my time thought. I love the AR configuration.

Now my next project is to get a Hogue grip for it, and put a red dot scope on it. Any ideas for optics? I'm thinking of a cheap 30" BSA reddot from Wally World. Would that work well on a flat top reciever? Also looking at a Chalker Sling, anyone have any comments on it?

Thanks!


Kaze
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Here is a pic of my 9mm AR. I built the lower with a stripped Mega Gator lower, DPMS LPK and stock, RRA Mag block and upper, A.R.M.S. BUIS and I have since added an EOTech 512 and Spectre sling. This thing is an absolute blast to shoot. It was a real pleasure to put together. I have since bought 3 more RRA stripped lowers (two were tranferred as pistol lowers). I plan to build a .223 carbine and I want to build a big bore rifle as well. I am still deciding between the .50 Boewulf and the .458 SOCOM.

 
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ressurecting an old thread here but I too am possibly considering getting a bushmaster car 15 9mm carbine instead of a 1911... ik ik ik lol but can u make the carbine by switching out a few parts to make it shoot .223?
 
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