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Posted: 5/17/2003 1:35:54 PM EDT
Assuming the "crime bill" sunsets, I was wondering if:

A person could obtain a Colt lower receiver (such as the ones R Guns sells, minus the buttstock that has never been built into a rifle) and build an AR pistol, sorta like the ones that Gunsmoke Enterprises used to build on the Bushmaster receivers back in the good ol' days.
If anyone has an opinion, I would like to hear it. Thanks
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 4:08:29 PM EDT
someone posted a pic of an AR pistol that they built from a kit awhile ago probably a year or so and I thought it would be fun to have one.It did not have a buffer tube from what I remember. if anyone has AR pistol pics could you post them please
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 5:33:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 5:43:40 PM EDT
Thanks, Troy. You are right. The pistol version is for all intents and purposes, just one of those gee whiz things. I probably need it like I need another hole in my head. I saw one of the pre-ban Gunsmoke guns at a show a few years ago and thought I needed one. However, for over 2 grand I would rather buy another Rolex. Thanks for your opinion. I was thinking the same.
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 6:11:22 PM EDT
When the ban sunsets I plan to build a pistol on a vigin lower using a 10.5 or 11.5 inch flat top upper and a pistol buffer tube. Put a red dot (probably OKO) and a single point sling on it.
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 9:14:30 AM EDT
I'm with you GlockSHOOTER. I was considering much the same. Several of my friends compete in the Open class IPSC. For kicks, I thought I would show up to a match with this configuration of an AR and watch their expressions (and see how fast I would get escorted out of the match). Until the ban actually sunsets (which I don't see happening), I guess I will just have to look at the 2-3 grand prebans that I occasionally see at the gunshows.
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 4:48:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/18/2003 4:48:55 PM EDT by GLOCKshooter]
I think if I get the sling length right I can grab the pistol grip and the free float tube (vert foregrip will still make it an AOW?) and thrust it up and forward quickly, and when I run out of sling the tension will give me a servicable shooting platform. With a non-tube dot sight, like an OKO, I could aquire targets pretty rapidly and engage them at reasonable ranges (with M193 its going to be 50 yards or less).
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