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Posted: 8/19/2004 2:55:06 PM EDT
Was looking into the ppossibilities of building an AR pistol after the ban in 9mm. After reading through the internet adn this forum.

Have a few questions regarding parts.

1. If I use a kit from Model 1 or J&T's, anyway to use a shorter buffer tube(Close to pistol length)?

2. Anyone sell a sight system that bolts to a A3 flattop type of upper?

3. Has anyone built an AR 15 pistols in 9mm?


Link Posted: 8/19/2004 4:24:11 PM EDT
1. You should be able to use a pistol buffer.

2. Most AR optics are designed to be compatible with flat top uppers. You should be able to find one pretty easily.

3. They have been built and are actually easier to build than 223 since they are a blowback design.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:30:05 PM EDT
Thanks for the quick answers.

Does anyone have any pictures of 9mm AR pistols?
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:37:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2004 8:49:48 AM EDT by fq1234]
I would but hunt101.com won't let me upload. Once it does, I will try and post some pics.

ETA- uploads have been down for 3 days

I signed up for photobucket.com since hunt101 is always down.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 8:44:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2004 8:49:08 AM EDT by fq1234]
These aren't mine. I think I saw them on gunbroker.

Link Posted: 8/22/2004 5:05:02 PM EDT
Thanks for the pics, but what is that thing on top?

9mm with side chargin handle?
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 6:13:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2004 6:13:32 PM EDT by fq1234]

Originally Posted By Timanator:
Thanks for the pics, but what is that thing on top?

9mm with side chargin handle?

Yes, I think it used the Olypmic system with the smaller carrier. I prefer the RRA/Colt system.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 4:00:55 AM EDT
I would look into an Oly OA-93 9mm upper. I don't know how well a normal pistol buffer would work. They use the hollow bolt carrier to house part of the recoil spring. 9mm uppers work on a blowback operation. Without the weight in the bolt carier that 9mm bolts have and without a buffer I think you will have a premature ejection. The Oly would be bufferless and also shorter.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 5:50:17 AM EDT
i will find out when the ban is dead.....
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