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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Thinking about going 9mm with my next build. Not sure of the best way to go. You have the RRA/Colt upper, as well as the Oly upper. I like that the Oly setup uses a standard lower. No special hammer etc. Also the RRA setup can be a bit finicky at first with the uzi mags. Or..may go the RRA route, use a drop in block, and pop in a 32 round pro-mag.


This is pretty sweet.

 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Nikon,

From what I've been reading, a pistol caliber carbine is an answer to a question no-one asked.

Now, I think having a weapon like the Beretta 92FS and CX-4 might be useful since it can share ammo and magazines but most agencies go with the carbine as a primary and the sidearm as a back up.

Now, if it's for economical range plinking and fun, hey have at it. I didn't get a clear idea of what you intend to do with the 9mm AR build.

Cheers,
 
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I'm running the RRA 9mm. It's way too much fun. When I snagged it the guy gave me a couple of the pro-mags and a couple of the colt mags. Well I sold the colt mags and bought 4 more pro-mags to replace them. No issues with the pro-mags at all.

Do note that there is a spring that covers the firing pin inside the BCG.. don't lose that :) Lost mine in the first time I cleaned it and didn't even notice it until it went to the range the next time :) Well it's only $2 to replace from RRA so no big deal :)

They don't use the gas system so replacing the hand guards and FSP with a mid or rifle length rail is cheaper because you don't need the gas block :)
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Nikon,

From what I've been reading, a pistol caliber carbine is an answer to a question no-one asked.

Now, I think having a weapon like the Beretta 92FS and CX-4 might be useful since it can share ammo and magazines but most agencies go with the carbine as a primary and the sidearm as a back up.

Now, if it's for economical range plinking and fun, hey have at it. I didn't get a clear idea of what you intend to do with the 9mm AR build.

Cheers,
Yeah, I just wanted something to plink with that's cheaper to shoot. I have a .223 AR that I built and I love it. I would however love a 9mm AR so I can practice with the AR format more often.
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Nikon,

Excellent! Any chance to practice drills is a good investment in time/resources.
Can't tell you how ofter I've seen folks who don't even know how to properly perform a function check or malfunction clearance on their own weapon.

For range plinking and drills have you thought about the Ceiner .22 LR option?
http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41375
Here's my write up and I love it! Scroll down for the groupings on the Fiocchi hypervelocity 40gr FMJ... fun for drills, cheaper than dirt.

If I make it out to Cleveland, I'll have to call you up to go to the range.

Cheers,
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Nikon,

Excellent! Any chance to practice drills is a good investment in time/resources.
Can't tell you how ofter I've seen folks who don't even know how to properly perform a function check or malfunction clearance on their own weapon.

For range plinking and drills have you thought about the Ceiner .22 LR option?
http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41375
Here's my write up and I love it! Scroll down for the groupings on the Fiocchi hypervelocity 40gr FMJ... fun for drills, cheaper than dirt.

If I make it out to Cleveland, I'll have to call you up to go to the range.

Cheers,
Thanks wolf.
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
only 9mm carbine i want to shoot would be made by springfeild and have XD printed on it.... DO YOU HEAR ME SPRINGFEILD????
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
I'm in the middle of a 9mm SBR build. Short 5" barrel. 22" OAL. Started building the lower. Have the paperwork for the Tax Stamp and everything ready to go.

Why 9mm? Cheap to shoot!

Hardwarz
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
I built up one using the Oly upper and a Hahn block to use sten mags which I got for $4 each. Runs great. A 9mm AR is a very fun range toy, not much good for anything else though, same as my Oly OA-93 AR pistol. I wont be getting rid of either in the foreseeable future.:)
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
I built up one using the Oly upper and a Hahn block to use sten mags which I got for $4 each. Runs great. A 9mm AR is a very fun range toy, not much good for anything else though, same as my Oly OA-93 AR pistol. I wont be getting rid of either in the foreseeable future.:)
What did the upper run you?
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Olympic Upper, DPMS lower, Hahn mag block. I love it. It has run like a champ since round one. It is a lot of fun.



Download an Olympic Arms catalog, and you'll be able to price out whatever configuration you want.
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Which forend is that? Anyway I look at it, that's the look I'm going for as I piece upgrade mine.
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
I am. I haven't shot it in a while though.




Ugg... I abhor the promags.

They seem to swell when fully loaded (and as a result they're hard to insert). I dropped two that were loaded and they split down the seam. (apparently they have a lifetime warranty and someone told me to contact them and see if they'll replace the mags)

But, I would keep an eye open for deals on the Cproducts "Colt" mags. They're slightly higher than what you'd pay for converted uzi mags, but they're more than half as cheap as Colt brand 9mm Carbine mags.
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
I have been toying with the idea of building a shorty 9mm uper for my lower and then putting a can on it down the road.
 
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
Which forend is that? Anyway I look at it, that's the look I'm going for as I piece upgrade mine.
I have an Oly FIRSH 12.5" quad railed handguard on the gun. I went with the longer handgaurd for a different look. It also extends the sight radius out a little bit, too.

Nice rifle. That mag looks longer than usual, what capacity is that?
The magazine is a standard 32-round Sten magazine. They do look freakishly long on the gun. I have a few magazines that I cut down to 15-rounders, which I mostly use.

As for online dealers that stock the Oly uppers, I don't know. I wanted mine to be configured differently, so I went straight to Oly. When I called Oly to order mine, I got the impression that they were extremely backlogged, and that they were assembling uppers, lowers, and complete weapons on a first-come, first-served order basis. It didn't sound like they were cranking out any sort of mass production. From the conversations I had with Oly at the time, it sounded like they produced the stripped uppers and lowers in quantity, and then everything else was assembled per order after that. But that was a little while ago, so maybe things are running differently there now. I was extremely pleased with the service I received from Oly.
 
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