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Posted: 1/19/2024 6:09:19 PM EDT
3 JDI imports, planning to SBR one, keep and collect one, and sell one.  What would you do?

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- 552 in 5.56
- 553RP in 7.62x39
- 553P in 300BO
VP
Link Posted: 1/19/2024 8:04:22 PM EDT
[#1]
Sell the blackout

SBR 553r

Keep or sell 552
Link Posted: 1/19/2024 8:58:13 PM EDT
[#2]
Sell the 300BO, SBR the 552 and SBR the 553R at some point in the future.  Whatever you do, get the stocks on order now.  They take forever to come in.
Link Posted: 1/19/2024 9:05:18 PM EDT
[#3]
Was just looking at them closer, waiting for a voice to guide me, I noticed the 300BO is serial number 0011.  Yep, that's the one to sell.  

The 552 is awfully exclusive, that one makes sense to tuck away.  

Gonna be hard for the 553 to knock off my 11" Bren2 as favorite 7.62x39 platform.

I already have a couple black stocks tucked away, but now I'm gonna have to start searching for an OD Green.  That'll probably take 3 years
Link Posted: 1/19/2024 9:50:20 PM EDT
[#4]
Now the real questions are, when are you selling and for how much?
Link Posted: 1/19/2024 10:12:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: JoshNC] [#5]
Tuck away the 552 unfired.

I’d personally hold onto both the 300bo and the RP for a bit, then sell both. Those are the two least desirable 55x to me.

Buy a 553 in 5.56, 551, and 550 or PE90 to keep and shoot.
Link Posted: 1/19/2024 11:26:57 PM EDT
[#6]
So already my minds like "gonna sbr the 7.62, cool.  Ooh, gotta have mlok handguard, and cerakote it to match, and a matching od stock".  There went a grand lol  But hey, gotta feel good to shoot good.  

The 551 above it gets used, together those will be a good pair of shooter Sigs.
Link Posted: 1/20/2024 12:41:14 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Vapor_Man:
Gonna be hard for the 553 to knock off my 11" Bren2 as favorite 7.62x39 platform.
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I have both.  The 11" Bren2 handles better, but it's not reliable.  The 553R is 100% reliable.  That's what matters most.
Link Posted: 1/20/2024 4:48:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Vapor_Man] [#8]
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Originally Posted By Bret:

I have both.  The 11" Bren2 handles better, but it's not reliable.  The 553R is 100% reliable.  That's what matters most.
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Maybe I was lucky with my Bren, but she's been nothing but a joy to shoot.
Link Posted: 1/22/2024 9:01:38 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Vapor_Man:
So already my minds like "gonna sbr the 7.62, cool.  Ooh, gotta have mlok handguard, and cerakote it to match, and a matching od stock".  There went a grand lol  But hey, gotta feel good to shoot good.  

The 551 above it gets used, together those will be a good pair of shooter Sigs.
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The mlok handguard sucks. Seriously. Don’t buy it. Tons of play. Buy the standard quad rail.
Link Posted: 1/26/2024 12:42:38 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By JoshNC:


The mlok handguard sucks. Seriously. Don’t buy it. Tons of play. Buy the standard quad rail.
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Good to know!  

It's my first time doing an eForm 1 by myself, for this and a big batch of other SBR's.  I'll update with a pic and range report once .gov consents
Link Posted: 1/26/2024 12:52:16 AM EDT
[#11]
Why is the 553p in 300blk so disliked?

Link Posted: 1/26/2024 9:29:04 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By stiglitz_actual:
Why is the 553p in 300blk so disliked?
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The best option is to keep and SBR them all.  However, he wants to narrow it down.  I personally don't use 300BO because there are now 7.62x39 subsonic options that work.  
Link Posted: 1/26/2024 9:33:11 AM EDT
[#13]
If those are the options, I choose MGTOW.

Link Posted: 1/26/2024 8:42:58 PM EDT
[#14]
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Originally Posted By stiglitz_actual:
Why is the 553p in 300blk so disliked?

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Well, I liked it enough to spend over $3k to get it in the first place.
Link Posted: 1/26/2024 8:56:27 PM EDT
[#15]
552 = sbr
553p = keep (as pistol)
553rp = sell
Link Posted: 2/2/2024 6:26:50 AM EDT
[#16]
Slick setup, OP. I also have all three, but one is a 553SB vs 552. With the 300BLK, if you decide to keep it, check out the B&T BT-21165 handguard, which mine came pre-installed within a batch two years ago from JDI. It's the only one out of the three that has a change from an aesthetics standpoint on the 55X setups. Enjoy.
Link Posted: 2/2/2024 10:23:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Danus_ex] [#17]
Will you actually shoot them?

I used to shoot mine more until ARs got so good. Now I'm not sure what to think. I never choose it over something else when it's range time. Even with the quad rail installed, shooting this series of guns reminds me of driving an old car.

Hold them all and revisit this come election time.
Link Posted: 2/3/2024 8:29:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Jodi] [#18]
Anyone wanting Swiss stocks, or anything 55x series related, needs to contact Rolf at The Gun Factory.
Last order I got took alittle over a week to arrive, and prices are 1/2, or more, than what you see FS here.
Link Posted: 2/22/2024 10:42:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Jodi:
Anyone wanting Swiss stocks, or anything 55x series related, needs to contact Rolf at The Gun Factory.
Last order I got took alittle over a week to arrive, and prices are 1/2, or more, than what you see FS here.
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Is this who you're talking about?  https://www.gunfactory.ch/

EForm submitted today for SBR'ing the 7.62x39!
Link Posted: 2/24/2024 10:14:03 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Jodi:
Anyone wanting Swiss stocks, or anything 55x series related, needs to contact Rolf at The Gun Factory.
Last order I got took alittle over a week to arrive, and prices are 1/2, or more, than what you see FS here.
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Mags take longer, they have to get an export permit now for anything with mags.
Link Posted: 2/24/2024 6:29:23 PM EDT
[#21]
I'd rather have the 553r because AK mags are cheaper and more common, as well as more durable than the all plastic 550 magazines. Not to mention the ammo as well, even though most of it will probably be lower quality. Can still run subsonic ammo as well.
These days though my 550 is my only rifle
Link Posted: 2/27/2024 8:22:58 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Vapor_Man:


Is this who you're talking about?  https://www.gunfactory.ch/

EForm submitted today for SBR'ing the 7.62x39!
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Wow, new record maybe?!

5 days!!!

Link Posted: 2/28/2024 5:16:40 PM EDT
[#23]
And now, I has this!

Link Posted: 3/24/2024 8:04:57 PM EDT
[#24]
Now THAT'S a keeper!
Link Posted: 3/25/2024 11:43:38 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By JoshNC:


The mlok handguard sucks. Seriously. Don’t buy it. Tons of play. Buy the standard quad rail.
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Originally Posted By JoshNC:
Originally Posted By Vapor_Man:
So already my minds like "gonna sbr the 7.62, cool.  Ooh, gotta have mlok handguard, and cerakote it to match, and a matching od stock".  There went a grand lol  But hey, gotta feel good to shoot good.  

The 551 above it gets used, together those will be a good pair of shooter Sigs.


The mlok handguard sucks. Seriously. Don’t buy it. Tons of play. Buy the standard quad rail.

MLOK belongs on things like ARs and MCXs, and needs to stay there.
Link Posted: 3/25/2024 9:35:15 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Apec:

MLOK belongs on things like ARs and MCXs, and needs to stay there.
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