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Posted: 8/1/2005 10:16:04 PM EDT
How reliable are they and what ammo do you find to run most reliably in them? A post from the ammo board got me thinking about this and made me curious.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:31:14 PM EDT
No problems, no hiccups in my Colt. Quality name brand ammo only; no aluminum case (CCi) or Wolf for me.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:44:56 PM EDT
I just got my first 9mm last week and I will be taking it to the range after work tomorrow. I'll check back and let you know.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 11:41:05 PM EDT
Kisara, thanks for the report and the link. And ZW17, I look foward to your report. I had never really given a 9mm AR carbine much thought until now. But I might just break down and get one. Why? I don't yet have one. LOL.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 11:55:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 2:50:00 PM EDT
I only run blazer in mine, no probs.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 3:08:11 PM EDT
I have RRA with their drop in mag block, it runs great with the winchester white box.

the 9mm is a blast to shoot to.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 4:10:07 PM EDT
I have a Colt, and I've shot Wolf and PMC thru it. No problems as yet, other than the Colt 32 rd mags are a bitch to load.

Link Posted: 8/2/2005 5:32:37 PM EDT
I have an oly 9mm. I run the sten mags with a mag block. i shoot mostly wwb 115g. have yet to have a problem with it. in fact, i just sent of my sbr paperwork for it.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 5:59:46 PM EDT
I have a Colt and shoot WWB, Hansen[I had a crapload of this stuff], PMC, and S&B and whatever else is on sale. Always goes BOOM. I use the overpriced Colt loading tool but it does work well and is much easier. Don't use wolf or Blazer as I can get S&B dirt cheap when Cabalas puts it on sale. At less then 10 cents a shot It makes for cheap shootin.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 6:03:31 PM EDT
I've had an Oly set up with mag block and Sten mags, shot WWB with zero malfunctions.

I now have an Oly/Glock that takes the factory Glock mags, shoot WWB through it and no malfunctions after about 1000 rounds. Had a few probs at first, but they were mag related.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 6:13:46 PM EDT
I have a colt and it eats Winchester white box like a fat kid eats cake! I love it! I did have a RRA set up and it took some tinkering to get it to run right, but then again I was a NOOB at the time but with the info gained here I was able to get it running.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 6:23:15 PM EDT
Got a blue label Colt. Bought it around 10 years ago. It's only used as a plinker and it feeds Wicheseter white box and other brands of 9mm with no problems. I only use factory Colt mags.

It's a whole bunch of fun to shoot.


Link Posted: 8/2/2005 6:39:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 7:10:56 PM EDT
RRA upper on a Colt lower with a RRA (Colt 1-piece style) block. Runs Wolf, Brown Bear, WWB, Remington, and my own assorted handloads with no problems from Pro-mag 34 rounders.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 7:32:24 PM EDT
I have an A-1 upper sitting around in need of a barrel and a 9mm conversion sounds kinda cool. Where could I find the barrel, mag adapter and mags if I wanted to do a conversion?
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 7:49:50 PM EDT
I want to get one of the 9mm GLOCK mag lowers from Olympic Arms and build it into a 7.5" suppressed carbine.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 10:16:36 PM EDT

I have a Olympic Arms 9mm upper on a Olympic lower that I built with a L.P.K. from Del-ton and a RRA stock. I did have some problems with the modified Sten mag that came with the upper. When it was loaded with 32 rnds, I would have FTF's until I got down to around 20 rnds. It then ran fine. I now have a socom mag block and it runs perfect with the unmodified Sten mags. I've have used WWB, Remington, Olympic, Fiocchi, PMP, and S&B without any issues.

Here is a link to a video the u352 took of me shooting my 9mm carbine at the last get together at the Uwharrie national forest. Notice the grin when I'm finished!

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