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Old February 18th, 2017, 09:05 PM   #1
 
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AR Pistols... Who Has One?

I have several AR Carbines, but I'm a pistol guy. I decided I probably should have an AR Pistol. I figured it would be a fun toy, and a great Home Defense weapon. Without doing any research, I bought a Hardened Arms 7.5" upper in 5.56. I ordered a Bushmaster lower and a pistol buffer tube, put everything together, attached my EOTech 512, and went to the range. HOLY CRAP!! After the first 30 round magazine, I had mixed emotions. It is fun to shoot, very accurate, and runs perfectly. But it sure is obnoxious. The blast and concussion is intense. I knew if I ever shot it inside, in a defensive role, I would suffer greatly. I decided to do some research this time, and find something that was better suited for indoor defense.

I soon found lots of info on 9mm AR Carbines, and pistols. I liked what I read, and decided I wanted one. Since this pistol would serve as a Home Defense weapon, reliability was absolutely essential. I decided to buy a purpose built pistol, instead of modifying a 5.56 lower. I bought a CMMG MK9. Its a Colt pattern AR-9 pistol. So far, I've shot 1,400 perfect rounds. Not a single malfunction. The best part, its very pleasant to shoot.

Here are my AR Pistols, 5.56 on top, 9mm on the bottom

Lets hear about yours, and pics please...





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I have a 9mm built up from a CMMG lower and the same upper you have. Gotta agree that in 5.56/.223 they bark a lot and to me they aren't as fun to shoot. In 9mm, total pleasure and easy to hit with.
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I was thinking of building one in .300 Blackout, since that seems like it might be a bit less obnoxious. I can load it down for a pistol length barrel.

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I built a pistol several years back,(5.56 1n8" twist) since I wanted to try the shorter barrel. I decided to go 10.5" since its still a carbine length gas system, the pistol length system can be severely over gassed, so I did not want to have to chase those gremlins. Its does have a large and nasty muzzle blast, so to mitigate that I installed a blast diverter comp. Also known as a flash can. It works amazingly and the shroud can be removed to reveal a more similiar shark fin style muzzle brake. I run a set of low profile troy hk buis, eotech 512, rock river 2 stage match trigger, yhm specter rail diamond series 9.7". It has a sb15 brace, and extended kak tube. I also run a heavy buffer T2 spikes. I am very happy with it, and with the blast device its projects the blast forward, so its not blasty anymore. Here is mine.






I have used the same concussion device on carbines and it works well on those too. $59 on ebay....worth every penny.

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http://m.ebay.com/itm/1-2-X28-Muzzle....c100408.m2460

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Thanks for that link Tacky. I will get one and try it out.
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Thanks for that link Tacky. I will get one and try it out.
No problem bud, glad I could contribute. I like mine, much less blasty. They have different outer designs also if you want a different shroud. Good stuff.
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I have two AR 15 pistols in 5.56 mm and one in 300 AAC. The 5.56 mm are 10.5" and the 300 AAC is in 9.5". I have them outfitted with a Primary Arms Advanced Microdot.

I have a concealed carry so it's nice to be able to have that kind of firepower if I ever needed it. Loaded Rifles cannot be transported legally, but these can.

With a red dot, I don't have to worry about inadvertently shouldering it. I've gotten very facile with it freestanding out to 75 yards. I still need to work on my 100 yard distance, as I don't have a carry strap or sling.

It is ironic that my Tavor is shorter than my AR pistols, though.



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