GUN ar pistol lowers....where to get?

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  1. s2k

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    wheres the cheapest place to get one?
     
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    sweet thanks

    so i wanna build a 9mm ar pistol.....where do i start? how do i convert the lower to take 9mm mag? and what mag do i buy? do i use regular lower parts kit?
     
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    can't you just get the magwell insert, and then a dedicated 9mm upper?
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    I am having trouble understanding the rationale for a 9mm pistol AR. 9mm AR, 5.56mm AR pistol - sure. A pistol AR in a pistol caliber? It's a huge clunky pistol with very little to offer verses ... a ... normal pistol.
     
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    I'm with you, it seem like some sort of joke. Look at my novelty size handgun!
     
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    Makes hunting fun. I've been giving serious thought to one of Rock River's AR-based pisols (.223 cal.) so my wife and I could go deer hunting together.

    What does everyone think of this one?

    http://www.kel-tec-cnc.com/plr16.htm

    it doesn't have that annoying rear part like the Rock River one.

    [​IMG]
     
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    A 9mm sbr makes more sense of course but a 9mm AR pistol would be kind of cool too. You could run 32 round c-product mags or a full 100 round beta mag. That's something you can't do with a pistol.

    With all the mass and the buffer spring they would be real soft recoiling.
     
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    I'd buy the keltec over an ar design rifle caliber pistol but why a pistol for hunting? Is there a pistol season or something? A stock makes it so much easier to get hits that if I were going to get up early and put on a hearty splash of deer urine I'd take every advantage I could to bring home meat.

    That said the keltec has a 1/9 twist barrel so its probably not going to work great with 75gr rounds but some of the lighter otms would substitute. You'll be making an even smaller crappier wound than the normal .223 wound that many people think might be too small for deer hunting already though.
     
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    Points taken. If I take a pistol deer hunting, it's because my wife has my rifle and is hunting with me. I'd only use it for backup and on really clean shots (e.g. to keep one that she hits from getting away).
     
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    Any receiver transferred as a 'stripped receiver' can be built up into a pistol or rifle. Pretty sure all mega lowers are logged as 'stripped receivers.'
     
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    afaik all you have to do is buy a new receiver and have the ffl put "pistol" instead of "long gun" on the 4473.
     
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    The manufacturer will also log it as pistol, rifle, or stripped receiver when they send it out to the FFL IIRC.
     
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    It would be enormous, heavy, and have quite the tendency to tip forward. Not sure that softer recoil and the ability to accept stupidly large (and stupidly expensive) magazines is worth it. But then again, I'm not in the market.

    Numerous pistols have legitimate "high capacity" magazines available - just not on the Beta magazine scale. I have a (retarded) G18 magazine for my G17, for example...
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    I don't particularly remember having to declare what I was doing with the lower I bought last year, but I also bought a rifle upper with it, so... perhaps I answered that question without filling out any paperwork.
     
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    I'm no lawyer but, afaik, if the lower is done as a rifle, you can never make it into a pistol. If it's a pistol, you can make it a pistol or a rifle. Obviously since it's mostly regarded as a rifle receiver, they will put rifle/long gun on the 4473 unless you otherwise specify.
     
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    just for shooting fun, i want an sbr...but we can't have that here...but we can have ar pistol.....i guess the only difference is pistol cant have stock or forward grip

    and i heard .223 in a short barrel sucks, plus 9mm is cheaper :dunno:
     

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