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The gun I don't need
« on: June 09, 2013, 09:20:23 PM »
OK, I admit it.....this will not be the first, nor the last, pistol I acquire which I have absolutely no need for.  But....I WANT one, so I've decided to build a 5.56 pistol based on the AR receiver.

Model 1 Sales has a selection of kits available in 7 inch, 10 1/2 inch and 11 inch lengths. I've built three AR rifles so this ought to be a snap and since the receiver will be purposed as a pistol and never used for any other purpose, I should be good.  Several friends advise that there are occasional issues with the 7 inch length and see to be none or very rare glitches with the 11 inch versions, so that's that.

Don't need it.......gotta have it!

(And, of course, there is the fact that it REALLY irks some of my liberal friends.  Priceless.) 8)
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Re: The gun I don't need
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2013, 03:18:54 AM »
That should make and interesting piece.  Obviously not  for CCW.

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Re: The gun I don't need
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2013, 01:15:58 PM »
The AR pistol can have a place in your scheme of things gunfighting if you want. Consider that it is considered a pistol in the majority of states I'm aware of and so is covered by the same concealment permits. The tube--gads, I just lost the name of the part in my mind--that the spring goes in allows for a cheek weld, however. And--check to make sure--you can put something like a cane tip cover on it to help with comfort if you want or need to shoulder it. That and the added power you get with .223/5.56 rounds makes it an interesting choice for bag or vehicle carry.
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Re: The gun I don't need
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2013, 07:17:00 PM »
I wish they could do something about the buffer tube. It kinda looks like a pistol with its manhood sticking in your face. It is cool that it is nice and small for a rifle, pistol.

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Re: The gun I don't need
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2013, 05:46:50 AM »
You can get AR pistols that use piston systems and drop the buffer tube, mustang. The buffer tube, though, gives you a cheek weld that makes it easier to shoot longer with. Without it, you just got basically a big heavy pistol. What I see for consensus is that the buffer tube helps more than it hurts, except for overall concealability.
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Re: The gun I don't need
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2013, 05:15:30 PM »
Hi,
Just got in from my Ice House rounds, here in the Butte area of the state.
At glance, I don't see a pic of this pistol.  Could you maybe post a picture of one of these items?  I am very curious as to where the bolt will go, and recoil from, in a pistol configuration.
Thanks.

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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2013, 10:13:58 PM »
Here is the general idea, though not the exact kit I will use.  I've shot a friend's pistol and it actually shoulders fine and the recoil is nada.  For that reason alone, I'll keep the buffer tube.  Should be fun!
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