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Posted: 7/30/2001 1:44:35 PM EDT
Has anyone ever had or fired an Olympic Arms OA-93 pistol? What do you think about it? Did you have any trouble with it? Did it fire in semi or did it have to be cocked after every shot? Any info on this would be great. Thanks.
Link Posted: 7/30/2001 1:52:11 PM EDT
They are a fun pistol. Either they grow on you or they don't. It is a semi. There is no need for a buffer tube, as the carrier has been cut down, and the return springs are all housed above the reciever, in the tube you see extending to the top of the front sight. They are a blast to shoot. The recoil is very managable, and the muzzle flash is channeled forward by a vortex flash hider. It's my opinion that they are the finest pistol upper made today, as all the others require the use of a buffer tube, thus increasing the length of the pistol. Any other questions please ask. There is a small, but dedicated OA-93 community out there. -FS
Link Posted: 7/30/2001 2:06:47 PM EDT
Full-Spectrum - Is there a traditional AR/M16 gas tube in there or is it an AK style piston set-up?
Link Posted: 7/30/2001 2:22:02 PM EDT
Thanks for the info Full_Spectrum. I have a pre ban pistol from Model one and was thinking about buying the oly upper for it. I've never seen one in person and I was glad to hear they are a good quality pistol. Are there any accessories for it such as a forward pistol grip? I think a forward pistol grip, beta-C mag, and a speed dot scope or a laser would look cool on it. Know where I can find a forward pistol grip??
Link Posted: 7/30/2001 2:53:05 PM EDT
Hey Full_Spectrum, you there?
Link Posted: 7/30/2001 2:54:24 PM EDT
according to ATF regulations though, if you add a forward pistol grip to a pistol, it becomes an any other weapon (aow) and must be registered as such, like a sbr for example. Gun laws suck
Link Posted: 7/30/2001 2:58:17 PM EDT
Thanks USMC4066 I didn't know that. They like to make it as complicated as posible just to make it easier to break the laws. The Government sucks...LOL
Link Posted: 7/30/2001 4:51:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2001 2:12:19 AM EDT by Ulysse_Nardin_1846]
The RMA Patriot can be had for hundreds less. Both are cool and banned. Why is the OA93 so much $$$$? Just because it was used in "Clear And Present Danger"? At one point, I think that gun was > $3k! I like the fact that the RMA Patriot uses a standard AR15 bolt. It just has a special buffer and buffer spring.
Link Posted: 7/30/2001 6:58:01 PM EDT
Anyone got a pic of the RMA Patriot?
Link Posted: 7/31/2001 1:28:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2001 1:42:22 AM EDT by Ulysse_Nardin_1846]
Originally Posted By ADTECHARMS: Anyone got a pic of the RMA Patriot?
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[img]http://a1060.g.akamai.net/f/1060/5672/30m/www.imagestation.com/picture/p85b4fb6074515711ee77b574e5b492ef/fe52472a.jpg[/img] An image randomly pulled of the net. The latter models have a "fluted" rail and birdcage suppressor. The barrel is also free floating. As you can see, there is no brass deflector. Thanks Tweety!
Link Posted: 7/31/2001 2:29:37 AM EDT
the reason behind the huge price tag on those is because there were only 500 of them made before the ATF took notice. At least thats what the blue book states.
Link Posted: 7/31/2001 2:53:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TOBIN: the reason behind the huge price tag on those is because there were only 500 of them made before the ATF took notice. At least thats what the blue book states.
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That very well may be the case. I have seen a few here and there. Since this thread is drawing .223 pistol enthusiasts- [b]"Has anyone ever seen or heard anything about the Rocky Mountain Arms "Comrade" pistol?[/b] Supposedly chambered in 7.62x39 Russian and finished in Dupont Teflon-S red. It must have been quickly banned because of it's ability to chamber a cartridge capable of penetrating vests. The blue book listed it a few years ago but I have never seen any other reference to it. I know a few samples had to have hit the market. Does anyone know? SteyrAug? Anyone?
Link Posted: 7/31/2001 3:29:19 AM EDT
A handful of "Comrade" 7.62X39 pistols were built... They displayed them at the shot show, all ready to go into production... It is in essence like a cut down AK... Once they had a working prototype, the ATF had reason to ban 7.62X39 Steel Core ammo, since steel core "pistol" ammo is outlawed, and the 7.62X39 was now a viable "pistol" cartridge, or so said the ATF... The ban on 7.62X39AP was entirely over the Comrade pistol, which never went into full production.
Link Posted: 7/31/2001 5:02:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Shlomo: A handful of "Comrade" 7.62X39 pistols were built... They displayed them at the shot show, all ready to go into production... It is in essence like a cut down AK... Once they had a working prototype, the ATF had reason to ban 7.62X39 Steel Core ammo, since steel core "pistol" ammo is outlawed, and the 7.62X39 was now a viable "pistol" cartridge, or so said the ATF... The ban on 7.62X39AP was entirely over the Comrade pistol, which never went into full production.
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Thanks for the info. Guess I'll stop looking for it now. Damm ammo banning Comrade gun! Guess I'll have to find something else to pursue now.
Link Posted: 7/31/2001 5:44:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2001 12:43:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/1/2001 12:43:09 AM EDT by Ulysse_Nardin_1846]
Originally Posted By Troy: [img]albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1130110&a=10062068&p=33629384[/img] -Troy
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Nice blaster Troy! Now if someone would be so kind as to post a pic of the "Comrade"...
Link Posted: 8/10/2001 6:13:00 PM EDT
Please bear with the new guy here.... So do I understand correctly that there are only 3 makers of ready-made pistols? - Professional Ordnance - Olympic Arms - Rocky Mountain Arms Is RMA still a viable business? I can't seem to find anything on them. Thanks guys.
Link Posted: 8/11/2001 12:01:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 777: Please bear with the new guy here.... So do I understand correctly that there are only 3 makers of ready-made pistols? - Professional Ordnance - Olympic Arms - Rocky Mountain Arms Is RMA still a viable business? I can't seem to find anything on them. Thanks guys.
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I have never seen a post ban AR15 pistol from RMA. They can be found in Gun List regularly.
Link Posted: 8/11/2001 11:37:28 PM EDT
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