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Posted: 6/28/2017 6:52:44 PM EDT
9mm upper, forward mounted side-charging.  Only see it for sale at Brownells. Odd company name.  Anyone heard of them or try one?

Thanks
Link Posted: 6/29/2017 12:09:14 AM EDT
[#1]
There's always Brownells awesome guarantee...
Link Posted: 6/29/2017 12:39:15 AM EDT
[#2]
Never heard of them, but that upper looks cool as hell. Love how tthe side charger is forwward on the rail. Not a bad pricar at all.
Link Posted: 6/29/2017 3:51:06 PM EDT
[#3]
needs bigger lettering on the side
Link Posted: 6/29/2017 4:07:50 PM EDT
[#4]
OP....go buy one.

And report back here with a full review.
Include pics and videos.




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Link Posted: 6/29/2017 6:10:00 PM EDT
[#5]
It says it only works with Glock Lowers! :(
Link Posted: 6/29/2017 8:45:32 PM EDT
[#6]
So I was on the fence, but (and this is in all honesty) the fact that I actually got some input leads me to beleive I have no choice other than to go buy one and report back.  After all, the hive needs input!  Lord knows I have culled enough useful information off this site to more than pay for an upper....  Purchasing now.
ETA: Most of my crap is currently in storage but I think I have both a glock and PSA colt style lower available.  Will try on both.
Link Posted: 6/29/2017 9:07:52 PM EDT
[#7]
Did you get Rifle or Pistol length?
Link Posted: 6/30/2017 10:59:21 AM EDT
[#8]
I like the fold down charging handle (I wonder why more companies don't offer this feature) and the gas deflector that appears to be removable or replaced by a larger version, if desired/available.

I look forward to reviews.
Link Posted: 6/30/2017 12:11:50 PM EDT
[#9]
Rifle.  My initial plan had been to basically make set it up like my 5.56 and use for practice (not sure I can claim to be "training") at indoor range.  Like my M&P 15-22, but with the added benefit of that 9mm bolt slapping around helping me improve at muzzle control, transitions and follow through.  

Of course then I should have gone with standard rear charging upper for same user interface, but this thing just looked cool...
Link Posted: 7/3/2017 8:04:43 AM EDT
[#10]
Did you  receive yours? I saw this and have really wanted it but coulsnt find anything on it. I really hope it can work with colt mags.
Link Posted: 7/16/2017 11:28:35 PM EDT
[#11]
It does not work with my psa colt lower but was not advertised that it could. So far it ran great on glock lower as it should.  Will post more detailed review later.  

Quick range report: 109/110 rounds cheap bulk WWB and tulammo 9 mm ball worked great.  And one FTF was from new ETS 31 rounder.   Forward left side cocking handle works well. No last round BHO w magpul or ETS mags and palmetto lower.  



Apologies for the photo quality. And background.  Old holiday tablecloth = good portable work surface.  Man I'm sick of moving. Haven't had a workbench for 2 years.





Have not shot with law adapter yet. But bolt center weight came out easily and install was fine.  Optic is clunky for this, but it was around.  Will go irons +- mrds I think.




The photos actually hurt my eyes. Got to dig up my real camera.
Link Posted: 7/16/2017 11:31:03 PM EDT
[#12]
So I gues I need to get up to 50 posts to embed?  Sounds like....work
Link Posted: 7/17/2017 9:25:49 AM EDT
[#13]
Manufacturer has posted some videos and other information in the new products forum

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_3_124/715504_FM-Products-9mm-Side-Charging-Upper-Receivers.html
Link Posted: 7/17/2017 11:52:44 PM EDT
[#14]
Thanks for checking us out, let us know if you have any questions.
Link Posted: 7/17/2017 11:53:28 PM EDT
[#15]
LOL, agreed...
Link Posted: 7/17/2017 11:54:41 PM EDT
[#16]
FYI. our uppers are Glock compatible, they wont wotrk with COLT style lowers.
Link Posted: 7/18/2017 6:36:04 PM EDT
[#17]
FYI

We are sponsoring a 3GN PCC shoot this week, and offering to let the public shoot our demo rifles.  Come by and check them out...

3GN PCC SHOOT
Link Posted: 7/21/2017 10:00:30 AM EDT
[#18]


My test rig, 6K rounds on the Lower, 9k on the Upper
Link Posted: 8/6/2017 10:25:06 AM EDT
[#19]
We are working on a Colt compatible Upper and BCG.  Testing is going well.  We will roll it out when we do our next runs of 9mm BCG.  
Link Posted: 8/6/2017 6:12:14 PM EDT
[#20]
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We are working on a Colt compatible Upper and BCG.  Testing is going well.  We will roll it out when we do our next runs of 9mm BCG.  https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/0e/6e/02/0e6e0214c9e5899f0637a633e1ca43ea.jpg
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yippee-ki-yay mother f******!!!!!
Link Posted: 8/14/2017 12:05:34 AM EDT
[#21]
Update: range report

Added LAW folding stock adapter the other day. No issues. Added JP spring. Went to indoor range today. Spring smoothed things out a bit. Shot another 120 rounds with no failures. Mixed Russian steel case, WWB, 20 rounds of JHP. magazines were magpul and ETS. Upper is runs and is fun.  My brother in law was with me and he is not (yet) much of a GI guy but he started asking me what it cost and where to get one.

I had iron sights on it. Groups were limot d by shooter ability. This thing is getting an MRO next...
Link Posted: 8/14/2017 11:35:34 PM EDT
[#22]
Finally at 50 posts after 11 years. Trying to embed photos.



Primary arms 3x prism. But currently had brownells irons. Will get new pics here at some point.

Link Posted: 8/15/2017 7:25:19 PM EDT
[#23]
HK style charging...

Think if I went for side charging I'd get one on the receiver, like the FAL.

Only downside I see aside from cost is that you have to use their hand guard, etc. as well.


BUT ... it is way cool to see a new design out with features that will make a lot of folks happy.
Link Posted: 8/16/2017 9:05:23 PM EDT
[#24]
Thank for the range report man, that rifle looks sick by the way!
Link Posted: 8/16/2017 9:11:29 PM EDT
[#25]
Ivan

Ya you are stuck with the handguard, noted.  The handguard is ultra slim and light.  We actually sell a lot of them aftermarket for 5.56 rifles.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:58:31 PM EDT
[#27]
Any eta on the colt compatible bolts
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:05:14 PM EDT
[#28]
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I have their 16" upper, installed a CMMG colt bcg. I just put it together, hopefully test this week.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:49:33 PM EDT
[#29]
Supercomp,

We have 5 Hybrid BCG out to Heat Treat and QPQ.  Once test on Production lot is complete, we will do a production run on BCG's.  Anticipate 1st parts making it to Brownells in 3-4 weeks.  Thanks for checking us out, Foxtrot Mike
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:50:09 PM EDT
[#30]
Let us know how it goes, FMP
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:59:15 PM EDT
[#31]

Cool
Hopefully Brownells does a better job with the description and update their website


I ordered and returned one of your bolt because after I ordered it I saw it was only for a glock  lower
Link Posted: 8/26/2017 11:09:46 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/26/2017 11:32:16 AM EDT
[#33]
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Available when?

And...Pro-Tip:When making an "Ambi" video, use yer dang left hand!

Link Posted: 8/27/2017 12:56:25 PM EDT
[#34]
They will ship in Sept, Brownells and Glockstore will have them.  Preorders available at Glockstore Glockstore RTC Lower
Link Posted: 9/12/2017 12:20:07 AM EDT
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I have their 16" upper, installed a CMMG colt bcg. I just put it together, hopefully test this week.
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Any eta on the colt compatible bolts
I have their 16" upper, installed a CMMG colt bcg. I just put it together, hopefully test this week.
Finally was able to take my 9mm build, w/FM-9 upper, out for a test drive. Other than ASC mag issue, which is a quick and easy fix to the mag, the rifle ran flawlessly! What a fun firearm to own.

This build started with a standard 5.56/.223 80% lower(now machined), standard LPK and buffer tube, Kaw Valley 7.5oz buffer w/heavy spring, added a Hahn dedicated conversion block, and 16" upper from FM Products...using a Cmmg COLT bcg.

I want to thank Foxtrot Mike and the guys from FM Products for doing the research and field testing for the use with COLT lowers. Also would like to say that their customer service is top notch, willing to go the distance for their customers!????
Link Posted: 9/13/2017 8:41:22 PM EDT
[#36]
Thanks so much for the kind words, we appreciated you getting us feedback with Colt related parts, it helped a lot.
Link Posted: 9/13/2017 9:34:37 PM EDT
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So the bolt release and safety are the only ambi parts on the lower?  No mag release?
Link Posted: 9/14/2017 8:53:24 AM EDT
[#38]
Yes the mag release is ambi as well.  Both for the primary and the reserve magazine in the grip too.
Link Posted: 9/14/2017 10:07:23 AM EDT
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Yes the mag release is ambi as well.  Both for the primary and the reserve magazine in the grip too.
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Well that certainly piques my interest then.
Link Posted: 9/15/2017 9:22:45 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/15/2017 2:01:37 PM EDT
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OP....go buy one.

And report back here with a full review.
Include pics and videos.




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I gotta say....it's not very often someone does exactly what I post, and creates a really great thread.

Not only did the OP step up and buy one, but he got pics and vids.

Then...the manufacturer comes on here providing information and updates.


Great thread OP.  
And thank you to FMP for the updates..... and the very nice products.

Hey....that gives me an idea.......


FMP should create a contest/giveaway for one of their uppers !!





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Link Posted: 9/16/2017 11:06:47 PM EDT
[#42]
We are in.  You guys speak, and we listen.  Thats why we are making Colt compatible Uppers, BCG and 8.5" Uppers.  

Please chime in with suggestions, we are all ears...
Link Posted: 9/23/2017 4:48:29 PM EDT
[#43]
So the CH is reversible for lefties? Or is there an option to run folding handles on both sides? I am a lefty but my kid isn't. :)
Link Posted: 9/24/2017 11:14:30 AM EDT
[#44]
We actually have a dual side charging handle we are making now.  Yes the handle is reversible.  We have (2)options coming out that will likely solve that problem.  If you pick up an upper, IM me and I will get you sorted on a handle when they come online.
Link Posted: 9/24/2017 11:16:10 AM EDT
[#45]
Get them while you can this wont last as there was a mistake made on the pricing.  
Primary Arms stupid low price on our Uppers
Link Posted: 9/24/2017 10:27:05 PM EDT
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Get them while you can this wont last as there was a mistake made on the pricing.  
Primary Arms stupid low price on our Uppers
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Wow, that is smoking! I was just writing you guys an email about the possibility of a 14.5" upper in the future. Looks like I'll check out this 16" first.
Link Posted: 9/25/2017 9:37:58 AM EDT
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We are in.  You guys speak, and we listen.  Thats why we are making Colt compatible Uppers, BCG and 8.5" Uppers.  

Please chime in with suggestions, we are all ears...
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When will above be available?  I am in the market for an 8.5” Colt style 9mm upper.
Link Posted: 9/26/2017 9:20:46 AM EDT
[#48]
We should start shipping 8.5" uppers in late October
Link Posted: 10/20/2017 2:19:29 PM EDT
[#49]
So are the bolts Brownell's has today colt compatible? Changed my plans from glock to colt lower and forgot about the BCG.... Ships out today I think.
Link Posted: 10/23/2017 11:08:22 PM EDT
[#50]
Sam they are Glock style uppers.  We are working on a Colt Upper with DSG Arms.  We are still working on the bolt testing.  We have had good results, but when we mixed in a few vendors mag blocks and lowers, we started seeing room for improvement.

Hit us up if you need any help with your build.
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