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Posted: 10/21/2004 11:39:33 AM EST
I've been looking to get a SBR for awhile now. I'm looking at the DPMS Kitty Kat with the 7.5'' barrell. Does anybody know how reliable and accurate they are? Any info on this rifle would be apperciated.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 11:47:56 AM EST
i have not heard very good things about their reliability. no first hand experience, but i know someone who had one.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 1:07:53 PM EST
barrel is too short to allow the round enough FPS to fragment like it should...its basically a high powered .22 but thats with GI ammo, use some type of frangeble or hollow point and you should have a mean lil combo
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 1:10:38 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 1:15:21 PM EST
But they look so damn cool...
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 1:37:49 PM EST
They do look cool, but I'd really like some 1st hand info before I put my money down.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 2:22:31 PM EST
Well, it's my humble opinion that you should get what you want. As for the 7.5" barrel/fragmentation issue I have this to say:

Regardless of the balistics, getting shot by ANY bullet is potentially lethal. Sure, out of a longer barrel you get way more penetration/fragmentation...BUT a short barreled AR15 is in my opinion, a decent defensive weapon. It has a higher capacity than a Shotgun, is easier to handle than a 16" barreled carbine in tight spaces, and a viable opinion to a pistol in CQB.

Would it make a good field weapon? Of course not. But for in close stuff it seems to me at least that it would accell.

The DPMS "Kitty Kat" is a short rifle, NOT a pistol because it has a rear stock. I think this makes WAY more sense than a AR15 pistol. (Which to me is TOO heavy and TOO bulky to be an effective pistol".

Just my .02 cents.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 2:58:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2004 3:03:57 PM EST by SBR7_11]

Originally Posted By luxs:
I've been looking to get a SBR for awhile now. I'm looking at the DPMS Kitty Kat with the 7.5'' barrell. Does anybody know how reliable and accurate they are? Any info on this rifle would be apperciated.



After (6) replies, nobody could answer the mans' question............... nothing but ballistic BS..

To answer your question, I do own a Kitty Kat upper. Bought it straight from DPMS in Jan of 1999.

I can shoot 1 1/2 with cheap scope and 52gr Hornady HP. I have used it with cheap scope/55gr SP/suppressor to thunk fox squirrels at maybe 75yd from the tree condo.

I have also punched holes in steel wheel at maybe 50yd with mild 55gr SP reloads. I would not care to be on the receiving end.

Also I have loaned my upper to M16 owners and ran it on their lowers, no problem.

True the complete rifle name is Kitty Kat, but the upper is available seperate item.

Any of you others have anything valid to offer?



Link Posted: 10/21/2004 3:08:33 PM EST

Any of you others have anything valid to offer?


My Kitty Kat

http://www.hunt101.com/img/215524.JPG
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 3:09:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By thepappymancan:

Any of you others have anything valid to offer?


My Kitty Kat

www.hunt101.com/img/215524.JPG



Link Posted: 10/21/2004 3:11:35 PM EST
Balistically its useless. It makes a huge fireball and those with a low tolerance for concussion need not apply. That said, shorty uppers are FUN!
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 4:00:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 5:50:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By MP906:
I'm looking into a .40cal 7.5"



That would be pretty cool. Out of a rifle .40 cal is OK Even though I prefer 10mm.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 5:53:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By thepappymancan:

Any of you others have anything valid to offer?


My Kitty Kat

www.hunt101.com/img/215524.JPG



Kool Kat!
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 6:03:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2004 6:33:06 PM EST by TriggerFish]

I got the DPMS KittyKat uppper from CMMG for my RR M16 a little over a year ago. It is far & away the most fun set-up for FA that I have. It has run 100%. Is it the best set-up for "social" situations? Prolly not, but if you can't harm them with 30 rounds of 5.56... you can at least set them on fire!




[Cartman voice]It's kickass..[/Cartman voice]
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