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AR pistol uppers- sources & descriptions
Kaliburz  [Team Member]
Of all the threads that are tacked, I don't really see any specifically on AR pistol uppers (barrels less the 16"). So, I thought I'd start one. The purpose of this thread is to list manufactuers/links that offer pistol uppers and a summery of their products. The reason I am doing this is, the market is changing, new places offer uppers for AR pistols keep popping up. I read a thread and saw a company that I did not recoginze, but the description of their product seems interesting. I figured that listing a bunch of companies in one thread that offer pistol stuff, it would make a Newbie's search easier....

If anyone has a company, please add it. I'll try to edit my original post so that the information is right on the top posting. (I might creat a few blanks spots right below this post for future expanision incase the original posting gets filled).


Bohica
5.56 barrel lengths from 6.25" to 8.8". Offers an unique gas block that allows custom tuning for different loads or use of suppressor. Also has 50 Beowulf uppers for pistols.
This site also has a chart that shows the different velocities that different barrel lengths have. To view this chart, click here: Velocity from different barrel lengths This is from this perticular company's barrel, so other barrels maybe different, but it gives a indication of what to expect (and for those who are curiouse).

Olympic Arms
.223 6.5" self contained upper that does not require a recoil tube.

Model 1 Sales
7.5"-11.5" AR pistol uppers in 223. A 11.5" 7.62x39 is available. AR pistol parts also (barrels alone)

Gunsmoke Enterprises
8" barreled upper. Barrel only available.
*Questionable dealings- buyer beware (added 5/27/2006)

CMMG, Inc.
Sells DPMS* Kitty Kat uppers (7.5"). Also available 10.3" & 11.5". Used Colt uppers. (sells on site)
*=purchasing the DPMS Kitty Kat upper directly from DPMS is said not to be possible due to "PC" issues.

R Guns (fixed 1.8.2006)
DPMS 7.5" Kitty Kat upper.

MSTN (Mid State Tactical Network)
7.5" upper. 10.5" & 14.5" available (sells on site)

Rock River Arms (RRA)
Direct Link to Pistol section
RRA started to offer complet AR pistols and parts. Above link is to the main page, while the second goes to the pistol section. (added 2/20/2006)

Spikes Tactical AR pistol uppers, sidecharging 9mm uppers, also sells other uppers for .223 pistol, handgun pistol upper (6/10/06)

Custom barrels. Below are some places that have stated they make AR pistol barrels, for you who want a "custom" project. (Please, if I didn't list a company that does this line, it was not intentional... the list is constantly changing & I don't know ALL of them out there...only what I read and have experiance w/).



Teppo Justsu
(Do I really need to say something about Marty's company? Oh wait, this is for Newbies....) Has made vaiouse AR related products. Working on a 7.62x25 cal AR upper (both pistol length and carbine).



Note: Pistol caliber uppers. I know of one or posters that have stated they make a 9mm upper for pistols. Other places that cut barrels down for 9mm AR pistols. I'll have to dig up the posts and look for links. I didn't forget those....

(More links/business will be added.... )



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Kaliburz  [Team Member]
Tagged. (Space for future expansion)
Kaliburz  [Team Member]
(Space for future expansion)
Kaliburz  [Team Member]
One more.... (Space for future expansion)
Kaliburz  [Team Member]
OKay, LAST ONE! (Space for future expansion. Hey, if 4 spots fills up w/ pistol upper stuff......)
NAM  [Team Member]
(reserved for future space in the future, so it looks like it was in the past, but was really in the future when it was in the past)


a.k.a. tag

ETA: DPMS Kitty Kat

CMMG
jonathon  [Member]
CMMG also sells a 10.3" and 11.5" upper that they build... and they have Colt used and refurb 11.5" uppers.

The Kitty Kat is built by DPMS I believe..
BadgerArms  [Team Member]
DPMS has the Kitty Kat.

Sabre sells uppers in 10.5 and 11.5" if memory serves. I got my 11.5" there.
Real_estate_salesman  [Member]
"R" Guns sells the Kitty Kat upper as well, I think his DPMS prices are very good.
killingmachine123  [Team Member]
The R guns link does not work.
eklikwhoa  [Team Member]
rguns does not have the best rep or customer service



Kaliburz  [Team Member]

Originally Posted By killingmachine123:
The R guns link does not work.


Fixed.


Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
rguns does not have the best rep or customer service






No idea... never delt w/ them.
eklikwhoa  [Team Member]

Originally Posted By Kaliburz:

Originally Posted By killingmachine123:
The R guns link does not work.


Fixed.


Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
rguns does not have the best rep or customer service






No idea... never delt w/ them.




might as well buy from joken
ecestu  [Member]
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jake-cutter  [Member]
I was wondering about Spike's Tactical? There is another thread about their pistol upper that is side charging.
lumberjacker  [Member]
RRA now has uppers and complete pistols, both 5.56 and 9mm!
gunnut284  [Team Member]
Bushmaster sells an 11.5" upper and barrels. I'm happy with mine.
Spectre1  [Member]
Anyone have a pistol build using the Eagle Firearms 11.5" LW upper? Any issues with quality/functioning?
Barney_Calhoun  [Member]
Should Gunsmoke Enterprises be included in this list of manufacturers/dealers? I found them through this thread, placed an order and later learned they have a horrible reputation. Unfortunately I ended up being burned by them too, I was sold a fake Vortex Flash Hider.

Buyer beware!

1Negative

2 Negative


mob  [Member]
just got my AR pistol stuff thru Spikes Tactical, he does have AR pistol uppers, sidecharging 9mm uppers, from what i remember, jarvis machine upper/barrel with a 4 rail freefloat guard with a threaded barrel front with fake can attachment, want to say in the 550-600 range for complete upper, also sells other uppers for .223 pistol, handgun pistol upper and hangun rifle uppers

sales@spikestactical.com
407.928.2666
www.spikestactical.com

website still being worked on, but call him for pricing and ordering, the owner is named mike, great guy, soon to be getting my 4th AR from him and other people on this board have dealt with him
az-gunner  [Member]

Originally Posted By lumberjacker:
RRA now has uppers and complete pistols, both 5.56 and 9mm!



Wasn't there a vendor in the EE that had them for sale?
I can't seem to find them.
fmdfirebug  [Member]
ok, I have heard really bad things about gunsmoke Ent. but I finally tried out my pistol buffer that he sent VERY fast and answered email questions VERY fast and it worked great. Just thought I would throw my 2 cents in.
I'm happy and would buy from him again.
five2one  [Team Member]
whoops. deleted.
rightwingnut  [Member]
Can we please post some links to threads and web pages w/ info on barrel lengths and muzzle velocities for different rounds to aid the arfcommer who is wanting to make a pistol for a certian purpose?

Of particular concern to many is what barrel length is required to ensure fragmentatnio w/ different cartridges.

I am having a hard time finding info on the performance of rounds such as the TAP out of sub 14.5" barrels.

Here are a couple links for military cartridges out of 10" and greater barrels:

#1

#2

#3

Notice they don't seem to give all the exact same data
BigGeorgeC  [Member]
M&A Parts Inc.

7" Kit (Complete -/Lower receiver)
Forged Flattop Upper
Aluminum Freefloat Tube
Pistol Buffer
Heavy 1:9 Chrome-Moly Barrel
A2 Hider
Picatinny Gas Block front sight base
Repete  [Member]

Originally Posted By Kaliburz:
<center><table width=85% border=0><tr><td width=100% class=textQuote><hr height=1px color=black noshade>Originally Posted By killingmachine123:
The R guns link does not work.
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Fixed.

<center><table width=85% border=0><tr><td width=100% class=textQuote><hr height=1px color=black noshade>Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
rguns does not have the best rep or customer service



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No idea... never delt w/ them.


There are 2 entities called RGuns. The one in IL who sends out the fold-out flyer/advertisement I have dealt with and had great service from.
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