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Posted: 1/11/2006 11:16:51 AM EDT
Suppose you have a RDIAS in standard 5.56 config.

Aside from the mag/magblock and upper half, what obstacles do you need to overcome if you want to do a 9mm conversion?

Do you need a different hammer? And do you need a special bolt group to work the sear like the M16 carrier?

Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:20:41 PM EDT
M16 hammer works in both 5.56 and 9mm. Most Colt-style bolts are the full-auto pattern. Oly makes both semi and full-auto bolts.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:25:51 PM EDT
Cool! For some reason I thought the hammer had to be changed.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 7:51:02 AM EDT
The hammer would have to be changed in a semi. Even though your lower isn't registered you might want to put a set of KNS pins in your lower. The pins are much cheaper than having your bolt ramped. The standard 9mm bolt cocks the hammer very fast and can break the FC pins and/or "egg" out the FC pin holes. The $30 spent on the KNS pins is a lot less than what you would spend to replace or repair your lower.

Also you would need the heavier 9 mm buffer if you have a CAR type stock.

Link Posted: 1/14/2006 11:57:19 AM EDT
Dig it! Every time I get the itch to do a 9mm I end up saying SCREW IT! Have the Bolt ramped?, which mag block, etc.

Forget it. I'd rather buy a Beretta Storm and have the barrel chopped and threaded.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 5:04:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2006 5:11:32 PM EDT by canon3825]
That is too bad that you say "SCREW IT" to a 9mm upper for your DIAS. A Beretta is only semi auto when you could have full auto. I have 5-5.56 uppers, 3-9mm uppers, 3-.22lr uppers, and 2-7.62X39 uppers plus mags, drums, and Beta Cs for my Colt M16 RR. I would like to have a .45 GAP upper and maybe a 6.5 Grinel upper. I haven't even gotten into cans yet. The M16 isn't a firearm, it's a system. With your DIAS you have so many options. Do a little home work and who knows what kind of a sub/machine gun you could have.

The cost of an upper, magblock, and mags for a top notch 9mm system would be less than the cost of a Storm, shorten and thread the barrel, and mags plus the $200 for the SBR. That is just my opinion.

Link Posted: 1/15/2006 8:26:07 AM EDT
Well, you don't absolutely NEED to have your bolt ramped, it will still run in full auto fine.

It's just to help protect your parts from the extreme amount of abuse that they will take running in FA.

And if you have a machine gun lower (DIAS) already, you can have a short barrel on it, and not have to pay the 200$ tax and go through all that paperwork that you would have to with the Storm.

Sure, they are both fun though. But like Canon said, they're systems that have a lot of options.

Link Posted: 1/15/2006 8:31:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2006 8:33:06 AM EDT by BSOG1]
dudes, i have a 9mm semi built around a ameetec lower and colt everything else.
just got the bolt ramped by m60 joe. one week turnaround, looks so awesome.
i broke a hammer pin so i said lets ramp it. 100% worth it. for the money it cant be beat !!!!

plus dinner with the lady is probably more. all i need is a rdias and ill have all my AR
needs covered.

highly recommmended
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 8:40:53 AM EDT
What does the ramping cost from M60 Joe?
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 8:59:02 AM EDT
70.00 bucks
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 12:21:57 PM EDT
LRM will ramp a 9mm bolt for $45.00 + $10.00 shipping. The website is http://www.lrmfirearms.com/pages/866797/index.htm if you are interested.

Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:34:20 AM EDT
Thanks for the link.
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