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Posted: 11/7/2002 4:57:40 PM EDT
Posted over on Handguns forum, but got no response.

Need to know details of AR Pistols.  For instance:

How do they work?
Do they work? (Reliability)
Any special ammo requirements?
Legalities?
Can I use a kit and rifle lower?

Want everything to legit, not lookiong to break any laws.

Link Posted: 11/8/2002 6:58:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2002 11:25:25 AM EDT by SBR7_11]
Link Posted: 11/8/2002 10:38:57 AM EDT

How do they work?

They work just like any AR, but with a cut of bolt and a shorter recoil spring.


Do they work? (Reliability)

Most work well.


Any special ammo requirements?

Quality ammo.


Legalities?

Pre-ban, AOW, holy receiver or Professional Ordinance. Other than that, mostly illegal.


Can I use a kit and rifle lower?

No!

Bottom line: Wait for the AWB to sunset. Better yet, help it sunset.
Link Posted: 11/12/2002 6:49:14 PM EDT
No way to build one now. Only 100% legit Manufactured pistols were the Olympic OA93 and the Rocky Mountain Arms "Patriot" .223 pistols.
The professional Ord plastic pistols are both crap and illegal. There were some old Bushy pistols around..some worked/some didn't.
Link Posted: 11/12/2002 7:18:12 PM EDT
There is another pistol....AR parts compatable.  It's made by Hesse....(yes, I mentioned Hesse).

There are some people who stated they have built a post ban legal one that is reliable....

Link Posted: 11/13/2002 7:29:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JusDfacts:
The professional Ord plastic pistols are both crap and illegal. There were some old Bushy pistols around..some worked/some didn't.



What makes you say that PO pistols are illegal? Do you have a source/link?
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 6:07:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JusDfacts:
No way to build one now. Only 100% legit Manufactured pistols were the Olympic OA93 and the Rocky Mountain Arms "Patriot" .223 pistols.
The professional Ord plastic pistols are both crap and illegal. There were some old Bushy pistols around..some worked/some didn't.
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I think gunsmoke made a pistol and there was the Australian SAp sp? pistol too.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 5:52:20 PM EDT
The Australian SAP was great...AR180 type operation w/ AK gas system...then the Australian govt. shut them and all other mfg in Australia out of business....and guess what...crime went up !
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