Anyone know anything about Extar Firearms (EP9 EP45 EP10)?

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  1. unclewalther

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    Greetings all, I am really interested in this, and am curious about wear and tear on this firearm, after some significant amounts of ammo have been fed through it... I know there's a lot of polymer on it, and it's advised to avoid lube... how are the wear areas holding up, after it sees some use? thanks much!!
     
  2. xtratoy

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    I have a couple of AR's with the New Frontier lowers and don't have any complaints. The triggers are butter smooth and although I haven't tried for myself the polymer lower can take more abuse than an aluminum lower. The trigger groups have been tested with over 75,000 cycles with no measurable wear. I have not had any functioning issues and they are lighter than an aluminum AR lower.
     
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    Great to hear, thanks!
     
  4. po18guy

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    Poor man's MP-5?
     
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    Yeah, I'll stick with mine:

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  6. po18guy

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    Rich man's MP-5 is always better. They need a micro HK-91 that fits the MP-5 footprint. Or do they have one?
     
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    Say what you want about all these new PCCs but if you take that MP5 out and run double tap drills on multiple targets, even with the factory sights, you will start to appreciate that this gun was built to get on target fast and stay on target very well in full auto mode. Makes it a wonderful gun to shoot in any dynamic environment. It's a remarkable piece of machinery.

    Don't get me wrong - I've enjoyed shooting several of the guns mentioned in this thread - I just love me some MP5 action.
     
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    Same! Hard to beat the original. :cool:
     
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  9. xtratoy

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    MP-5's may be all that, but some people don't have that type of cash. Looking at Gunbroker and Gunsamerica prices you could buy 5 or 6 Extar's and arm your whole family for the price of one MP-5.
     
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    This is one of the many reasons I want an Extar! It's on my list, and not very far down the list.
     
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  11. jlhopwo

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    Extar website says sold out for exp-9; email sent, hope to hear back soon.
     
  12. xtratoy

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    I wonder why the big price difference between the 3 calibers.
     
  13. jlhopwo

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    This just in:

    "Thank you for your interest in the EP9. We don't have one projected date, but will add more in batches (first come, first served) and ask that you check the website periodically. It is not practical for us to notify potential customers or create a wait list due to the sheer volume of inquires. We only take orders when the pistols are in stock."
     

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