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AR Pistol experiences

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by edison bulb, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. edison bulb

    edison bulb Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Good morning! I don't own any AR platform, but leaning towards an AR pistol chambered in 9mm before getting the more traditional AR-15 in .223/5.56 because it is very compact, small, and can be fed an extremely common (and cheap) round that I have plenty of. The primary use for this would be fun shooting at the range and home defense. Does anyone here have any experience with the Rock River Arms LAR-9 or any AR pistol? Thoughts on .223/5.56 vs 9mm/40sw for an AR Pistol?

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    The 10.5 inch would yield higher muzzle energy vs. a typical handgun:

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  2. thewhitebuffalo83

    thewhitebuffalo83 Gresham/Boring Well-Known Member

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    I would be interested in hearing from others as well on this one. However, if it was me and it was available, I would lean towards lone wolf, if they have a 10.5 upper. I like the lone wolf route for magazine compatibility, but I don't know if they 10.5 upper or if they have even released them yet. I saw a shot show video a while back and they were working on developing a 9mm ar that takes glock mags. I haven't looked into it much as it wasn't a priority acquisition at the time.
     
  3. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Probably wouldn't matter too much for 9mm but for .223 I wouldn't go shorter than 10.5 inches mostly because it uses a standard carbine length gas system which is not as hard on the internals as a 7 which uses a pistol length. And also because I have an irrational fear of putting a hole through my left hand.
     
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  4. thewhitebuffalo83

    thewhitebuffalo83 Gresham/Boring Well-Known Member

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    Same here, plus I think the 10.5 is much better looking.
     
  5. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm holding out for the "soon to be released" Sig Sauer MPX 9mm pistol.
    It is piston driven with an Armalite AR 180 style recoil spring system.
    Quick change barrel/bcg .357 Sig and 40 S&W calibers.
    Who knows when they will be in stock, but I have money down on the first to arrive and will SBR it as soon as I get delivery.

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