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Old January 23rd, 2017, 12:40 PM   #1
 
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Well what do you know, Tom @ JRC called this morning. I could not believe it being I have sent so many emails and phone calls. It seems he is the man to contact, he told me

"get it all together and send it in, we will do all the upgrades and you will be happy when you get it back"

Now I am very curious about the "happy" part since I have been so disgusted since I have owned it (2012)

We'll see what happens, now I'm sitting on needles.
January 23, 2017

I just received a call from JRC and they said "Scheduled Delivery: Thursday, 01/26/2017". I am really wondering how it will preform since I've owned it; it has been a total POS!. I have heard through different forums that lately they have all the bugs fixed so that's great news but you have to consider that I have had this rifle in the closet for almost 5 years and wasn't willing to pawn it off on some other poor SOB but man did I want too! I would not feel right if I done so but hey, it should be like new so now I'm sitting on needles until Thursday. It's been a long 47 days so far.



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Glad to hear they worked it out for you. Hope it works as flawlessly as mine has


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Glad to hear they worked it out for you. Hope it works as flawlessly as mine has


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Hi Penz, do you mind giving me a little history about yours? when you bought it, caliber, any ammo problems etc.
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I believe I bought it about 3 years ago in 9mm. Before I bought it I did as much research as I could, and discovered there were some issues with the rifle. However JRC was quick to update the rifle and released a 2nd gen. The hand guard was different, as was also the barrel to my knowledge. After I heard good feedback about the 2nd gen I picked one up. I have had no issues at all with the rifle.

I have ran all types of Ammo, blazer, magtech, steel, fiocchi, Winchester, reloads. I have run 115 and 124 grain. No issues. I've got over 1500 rounds through it, never a jam, or any type of feeding or extraction issue. The gun has been a trooper.


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Thanks Penz, great news for sure. Do you plan on keeping it. I dislike the side the mag release is on and the way the bolt is made, also the way the bolt handle is installed. When I bought mine it was a impulse buy, I love the fact that it used glock magazines and that really pushed it over the top for me, I never really inspected/researched it prior to buying it. I would rather it was like the AR's, I think the AR's are top notch the way it is designed and user friendly. I believe I would swap mine for an AR 9mm so fast. Maybe I feel this way because of the history I have had with it.
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I absolutely plan on keeping it. I love the fact that I can shoot it to death, then just throw in a new barrel. I can switch out the barrel and Mag well and change caliber if I desire. The glock mags are nice I suppose for most, I'm a beretta guy so not a plus to me other than glock mags are usually available.

It accepts AR furniture, I have magpul grip and stock, much improved over basic stuff it comes with. I threw in an aftermarket trigger, once again AR triggers drop in. I also ditched the handguard quad rail it came with for a small diameter low profile tube-this is my favorite upgrade.

So I have some money invested in the rifle but I made it my own and I love it. The bolt ain't nothing pretty but it's a blow back machine, not much going on there. It does lack the last round bolt stop but I do like the notch to hold the bolt open-insert mag and I can flip up the bolt with my finger-it's fun to me. Most 9mm AR rifles are gas operated, more moving parts and with a gas block your limited on hand guards.

I would say to each their own. The JR has grown on me and it's a keeper for sure. Get that thing out to the range, maybe once it's operating correctly you will like it.


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And on the mag release it's kind of a non subject for me because I'm stuck using a bullet button so it's awkward either way. But I agree having the mag release on the right would make sense.

Also a 9mm carbine is something I always wanted, and there are not many options here in cali, furthermore the AR and any variant is no longer legal to purchase in cali!! So I'm glad I got it when I did!


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Tape... once you get some rounds downrange from your repaired JRC 9mm, let us know how it runs.

After I figured out what ammo my recently purchased Gen 2 JRC 9mm liked, its run over 500 rounds perfectly.

IF you decide you still don't like it, sell it and take a look at Palmetto State Armory. They have many different AR-9 assemblies. You can buy a complete assembled upper, and a complete assembled lower, for around $650.
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TAPE,, mine is a 9mm "Takedown" model w/ glock mags, bought last year. We shot the crap out of it last summer. Its well over 2000 rounds. No failures because of the rifle. I think we discussed this before on my JRC thread. .

I have shot mostly CCI blazer metal case or blazer brass. Ive had 2 hard primers and one dud in over 2 cases. I also had some alum case wally world stuff that had a small square notch blowed out of the case on the rim/seat. But didnt realize it until I was sweeping the floor up. It was an ammo failure IMO. All of my mags are G17 glocks mags and work great.

Ive had no rifle failures whatsoever.

I hope they got yours fixed up. I had read in early Gen 1 .45 cals they had an issue with the feeding ramp not being milled right, but after the fix, they ran good. Seems to me it was the same on the .40's, but they are not very popular IMO, and you dont see much about them.

Let us know how it works out. I think once you get to shooting it and it runs great, and you see how dependable it is,, you will have a keeper.
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I think we discussed this before on my JRC thread.
Yeah I didn't want to flood/HiJack your thread with my rifle's info anyway, I received it yesterday and took it to the range yesterday as well. I shot 85rds and it went without issue with any ammo and aftermarket magazines, HP's and FMJ ammo did not effect reliability, from the first five shots I could tell that it was right, it just ran smooth and the recoil was smooth as well. They replaced everything except the quad rail, adjustable stock and receiver. I hate quad rails, they replaced the Barrel, bolt assy, buffer assy, extractor plate and magwell.

I know I only shot 85rds but I am confident that it is a reliable and dependable weapon now. I did not shoot it as pictured, I change everything as shown today but I don't think it will effect any reliability issues. I had to install a carry handle for the scope because I didn't have any scope rings any higher, I'll try it like pictured and see how it works out, I am thinking about buying some higher rings but if the setup as is works out I'll just probably just leave it, what do you think? Should I get higher rings?

I don't have a front sight but looking for one that bolts on, "anyone recommend a good one"? I had a cheap Chinese one but the windage was way off and I had to run the windage on the rear almost all the way to the right, I'm real sure it's because of the front sight. It was a quality carry handle "Cardinal forged" I tested it with but I now have the "square forged" which comes factory with my Colt AR's. I like the setup now and I'm real sure I'm going to keep this rifle now.
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So GLAD to hear you got it back and they fixed it up. I would fully expect if it ran 85 rounds with no issues, you are probably good to go. But time will tell.

I have Millet scope mounts on mine. They run about $35, but they were high enough to be very comfortable. I cant remember the part number, but they are a tic over 1 inch high. They were , according to the LGS guy, the highest ones millet made. I have never had any issues with them.
I have a 3 x 9 Centerpoint with lighted crosshairs on mine. For the money these scopes really impress me. It works so good, I have no plans on changing it. They are very clear, and work great for night varmint hunting. And its also held its zero.

I had bought, and still have a Nikon 3 x 9 scope and Nikon M223 mount, which is supposed to raise it 1 inch, but for some reason, its not as high as the Millets. So I put it on an AR carbine.

Dont know of any good bolt on sights, Ive never used them.

Really glad to hear they got you fixed up. Thats great.
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I had a just right carbine in 45 acp and it was fine I just decided to sell it and get a beretta storm carbine. I have it in 9 and 45 great gun.
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Magpul furniture, Nordic components hand guard, loan wolf flash hider, vortex strike fire red dot, PSA trigger. I have been totally happy with my JR


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The technicians at JRC says that mine functions flawlessly.
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Owners manual says you shouldn't use aluminum cased ammo as it will cause problems.
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