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Old February 19th, 2016, 07:17 AM   #16
 
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Seems weird an aluminum finish would remind you of old Colts?
It's just that the quality of the finish (and overall look and feel) is exceptional.
Not comparing aluminum to steel finishes. Comparing how Colt and S&W took the time to make things look and fit really well.



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Old February 20th, 2016, 04:40 PM   #17
 
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Hey there-happy JR carbine owner for almost 2 years here. Great gun, great finish and very reliable. As stated there was some feeding issues with the earlier models-primarily the 45 acp model, but that has all been cleaned up. I personally own the 9mm in the updated version-you can tell it's the newer version because the handguard has hols vs slots in it.

It is more accurate than I anticipated, with the vortex strikefire 2 I have mounted on it I can easily hit head shots at 100 yards.

I just got in the mail today a new handguard from Nordic components that I am very excited to install!! ImageUploadedByOutdoor Forums1456018841.552805.jpgImageUploadedByOutdoor Forums1456018851.350600.jpg
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Seems weird an aluminum finish would remind you of old Colts?

I have no experience with the JR, but I don't get the AR thing... It just looks like an AR, sort of. It's not like you can swap uppers to 5.56, it's blowback not DI, the bolt doesn't even lock back on the last round. I guess it can use some AR parts like stocks and maybe triggers? And I guess using Glock mags is the plus over an AR9 with a more conventional lower, though, but is that worth it? There are cheaper carbines that take common pistol mags, though they don't look ARish. But they aren't the size and weight of an AR either.

You can swap grips and obviously stock with ar furniture, you can also swap out the trigger. It doesn't have the last round hold back but it does have a slot for the charging handle to hold the bolt back-I find this particularly fun!! You load your mag then with a flick of your index finger the bolt is released! It's a neat gun to shoot and accurate, and more customizable than other 9mm carbines. And made in USA
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Another great feature for all you lefties is the charging handle and side of case ejection are reversible-so it's ambi
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all of the above, and for the price and what you are looking for as far as a fun range / varmint gun in the pistol caliber carbines...... i'd recommend you look into the Beretta CX4 Storm in 9mm. it uses any 92 variant magazines...
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all of the above, and for the price and what you are looking for as far as a fun range / varmint gun in the pistol caliber carbines...... i'd recommend you look into the Beretta CX4 Storm in 9mm. it uses any 92 variant magazines...

I too was looking at the storm-unfortunately unavailable in CA. But in the end I'm glad I went with the jr
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I thought about a storm since I have a couple 92's, ,, but the reviews just are not that great, and the triggers are reportably horrible. Also pretty hard to find around here. And to be quite honest, I just dont like the looks of them.

I like the idea that AR furniture fits the JR,, and you can easily drop in a custom AR trigger.
I hate bad triggers.

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I've become a huge fan of Masterpiece Arms, I have one of their older 9mm "Defender" pistols, before they started making them "tactical" lol

I like the pistol so much, I have decided my 9mm Carbine will be an MPA 9mm Carbine, I also want the .45 pistol.

I also looked at the JRC but the reviews said you have to take Allen screws out to field strip them and the screws wear out.

I could care less about the finish, the MPA guns are "utilitarian" since they are based on the MAC series, but mine eats absolutely any 9mm I feed it, Sten mags are $10 a piece and Tapco makes plastic mags. 32 rounds is enough for me, but if I feel like spending $100 it will take 50 round Lanchester mags.

They are VERY basic mechanically, which is good, there is pretty much 0 that can go wrong in there. It field strips with no tools required except your fingers, and it's a snap to clean. I don't really think you could wear one out.

Unless you are in love with the AR type rifle, I would check the MPA's out, they are priced at about $6-700 for the carbines and the pistols are $450 or so.

They're a blast to shoot, making 500 rounds of 9mm dissapear isn't a problem with these......

I use mine as my HD gun right now, 32 rounds of 9mm is a decent payload in case someone decides they want to kick my door in at 4am.
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Nope, not in love with the Ar by any means. Ive never owned one , and even after carrying an M16 for 6 years, no desire or need to really have one either. The space age look of some other carbines just dont do a thing for me.
DSC01600.jpgI would be very happy with this rifle 9mm rifle, if it was available and any good.
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I thought about a storm since I have a couple 92's, ,, but the reviews just are not that great, and the triggers are reportably horrible. Also pretty hard to find around here. And to be quite honest, I just dont like the looks of them.

I like the idea that AR furniture fits the JR,, and you can easily drop in a custom AR trigger.
I hate bad triggers.
i understand that the trigger is a very easy solution... i dont mind mine (yet) though my 18yr old says its inconsistent...

i get you on the looks, very personal preference. thats one thing that drew me to it, since i was already convicted of getting the 92A1. i really didnt want to be chasing calibers for ammo all over the place, so it made sense in 9mm for the mags... and the reason i chose the LCR in 9mm... cost per round and availability were big considerations with going 9mm.

the pistol caliber carbines are pretty neat guns, and since mine are almost purely for range and (hopefully never needed) home/personal defense, shtf purposes... perfect for my plans.

AR's and AK's just dont stir me up either... the AK's actually irritate the hell out of me.

space gun gets a lot of looks and comments at the range.

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We are big on CZ 75's and Beretta 92's. So any carbine that would use their mags would be a plus in a way. My son was talking of getting a storm because of the 92 connection. Im all but certain he will, so I will see how that works out first.
JR has a statement made by the company on their web page that says they are considering making more magazine well options. I thought it was odd they have not already done the beretta mags as common as the 92's & M9's are. Maybe they have to do a deal with the manufacturer, just dont like beretta, or something?? Who knows? .
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We are big on CZ 75's and Beretta 92's. So any carbine that would use their mags would be a plus in a way. My son was talking of getting a storm because of the 92 connection. Im all but certain he will, so I will see how that works out first.
JR has a statement made by the company on their web page that says they are considering making more magazine well options. I thought it was odd they have not already done the beretta mags as common as the 92's & M9's are. Maybe they have to do a deal with the manufacturer, just dont like beretta, or something?? Who knows? .

I personally have shot a 92fs for over ten years-love it. I'm not a glock fan at all... But I will say glock mags are easier to load-and have more variations available. I don't carry so having the same mags work in my carbine and pistol was never a deal breaker-in fact it was my last consideration. The jr could use a proprietary mag and I would still like it
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As I get older I don't like to have too many "platforms", to use a tacti-cool term.......

I can see the appeal of an AR-like pistol caliber carbine for someone who is familiar with AR's..

There is also that Aries Defense AR-type pistol caliber carbine.

I also see the appeal of a 9mm "SHTF" carbine, it's perfect for defense and even a .223 can be "too much" for home defense .

My #1 choice would be a PC9 but those prices are through the roof, so, I'm staying with MPA for my "pistol caliber carbine" choices.

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I will be throwing a new handguard on my JR, gonna ditch the quad rail-I want my gun as lightweight as possible, the Nordic components small diameter handguard only weighs in at 10 oz! And the quality is really nice!!
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I have a JR in 40S&W, it actually like it better than my AR for close in shooting, the balance is good, its fun and easy to clean can you ask for more? Also I have about 1K rounds through it with no problems.
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