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Posted: 9/13/2023 9:44:25 AM EST
Best place to get 45acp parts?
fnh
Link Posted: 9/13/2023 9:52:09 AM EST
[#1]
@Mad-Machinist
Link Posted: 9/13/2023 10:00:53 AM EST
[#2]
Idk about the 45 stuff but Rudy has worked magic on three ar9 barrels for me
Link Posted: 9/13/2023 10:26:51 AM EST
[#3]
Ok Thanks Guys
Link Posted: 9/13/2023 5:03:18 PM EST
[#4]
+1 for Rudy @ Macon Armory
Link Posted: 9/13/2023 8:23:56 PM EST
[#5]
Link Posted: 9/13/2023 8:52:54 PM EST
[#6]
I have one of Rudy's 9mm barrels in a franken AR build that has been a fantastic eater through 2k plus rounds of everything - from garbage 115gr to 158gr subs.  The dead blow buffers are really nice too.

If I could afford to shoot 45 like I do 9mm, I would definitely be looking towards Macon for parts.
Link Posted: 9/14/2023 11:15:03 AM EST
[#7]
Want do build a sbr 45.
Link Posted: 9/16/2023 10:23:43 AM EST
[#8]
Rudy very kindly offered to modify one of his barrels to fit my MGI Hydra. I can't wait to try it out when it arrives.
Link Posted: 9/16/2023 4:10:41 PM EST
[#9]
Rudy helped me build my 9mm sub gun. It's flawless.
Link Posted: 10/11/2023 7:45:48 PM EST
[#10]
I have gone to all the links and read a lot while on this thread. I've learned a lot. What I have found out is my Spikes Tactical 9mm lower will not work with the Macon Armory barrel. "NOTE: the guaranteed to feed barrel guarantee does not apply to 9mm Glock lowers made by Spikes Tactical. They have an inherent design flaw  that prevents them from feeding heavier longer HP ammo such as Federal 147 HST. We are working on a solution, but this is a known issue directly related to the lower, so buyers should be aware before making a purchase." Does anyone have any more insight on this? Will this problem exist on the Ballistic Advantage barrel?
Link Posted: 10/12/2023 6:39:30 AM EST
[#11]
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Originally Posted By cardude:
I have gone to all the links and read a lot while on this thread. I've learned a lot. What I have found out is my Spikes Tactical 9mm lower will not work with the Macon Armory barrel. "NOTE: the guaranteed to feed barrel guarantee does not apply to 9mm Glock lowers made by Spikes Tactical. They have an inherent design flaw  that prevents them from feeding heavier longer HP ammo such as Federal 147 HST. We are working on a solution, but this is a known issue directly related to the lower, so buyers should be aware before making a purchase." Does anyone have any more insight on this? Will this problem exist on the Ballistic Advantage barrel?
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So... that statement on his site is basically saying he won't guarantee it will feed flawlessly.  It MAY work just fine, or it may not.  Mine does.  Rudy's barrels are like the Cadillac of 9mm ehnanced feed cone barrels.

My Glock build uses a Spikes spider lower, generic upper receiver, and Macon Armory barrel.  I bought the barrel without reading the fine print and I'm glad I did. It runs like a sewing machine.  It feeds everything, including 147HST hollow points with no problem at all, and I can't remember a single feed jam.

I have a Ballistic Advantage EPC 8.3" barrel upper I built. Not as refined as Rudy's but still good barrels.  Mine feeds just fine when I put it on my Spikes lower, but I haven't tried cycling HST's with that config.  I did test HST's with Colt mag lower and it cycled them perfectly.  Testing here: https://blowback9.wordpress.com/2023/03/31/no-frills-276-upper/

If you decide to go with BA, B.Kings Firearms has by far the best prices I've seen.  Make sure it's their "EPC" model, though - that link I posted should only show the EPC models.  Those are the only ones with the enhanced feed cone.
Link Posted: 10/12/2023 6:48:33 AM EST
[#12]
I had a 9mm barrel done and it will eat anything i feed it. its a colt mag lower with mag well adapter and it still eats what ever i give it.
Link Posted: 10/25/2023 8:56:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: Mad-Machinist] [#13]
Link Posted: 10/27/2023 8:10:38 AM EST
[#14]
Good stuff!  I have a 9mm barrel, bolt and buffer from Macon Armory and couldn't be happier.  It has run great!

If we ever get a state government here in Illinois that values the US Constitution and the 2nd amendment again I will be looking into getting a Macon Armory 45 acp upper built.
Link Posted: 10/29/2023 8:50:15 AM EST
[#15]
+1 rudy macon armory
Link Posted: 10/29/2023 2:01:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: MapMonger] [#16]
I have a Macon AR-45 DI 11" upper that I run on an AR45 lower that takes grease gun magazines. Very satisfied and Rudy was very responsive over email during the order process and answered all my questions. Order with confidence!
Link Posted: 10/29/2023 2:04:20 PM EST
[#17]
Another +1 for Rudy
Link Posted: 10/29/2023 7:12:42 PM EST
[#18]
I will also give Rudy another +1.  He cares and that counts!!!
Link Posted: 11/4/2023 9:15:09 PM EST
[#19]
Never bought one of his barrels...........but he reworked one that I had...........wish I never sold it...........
Link Posted: 11/9/2023 12:03:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 50ttop] [#20]
Living right down the road from Rudy’s shop, I’ve had quite a few of his products and he has even made some of my dumbass ideas work.  He turned a heavy buffer for my 9mm with a UCIW stock in about 15 minutes.

ETA, I can positively say that he does excellent work and won’t endorse or sell something that doesn’t work.
Link Posted: 11/9/2023 10:48:51 PM EST
[#21]
Rudy is a legend. Went above and beyond helping me with a pcc build when he didn't have to. Buy with confidence.
Link Posted: 11/24/2023 9:18:11 PM EST
[#22]
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Originally Posted By barrysuperhawk:
Another +1 for Rudy
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Link Posted: 11/25/2023 10:54:12 AM EST
[#23]
+1 rudy you cant go wrong
Link Posted: 12/5/2023 1:14:50 PM EST
[#24]
Another testimony for Rudy's work.  Made my AR9 hum.
Link Posted: 12/5/2023 2:40:18 PM EST
[#25]
I also have an upper built by Rudy, though mine is in a bit more oddball of a caliber.... He does great work.
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