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Posted: 2/13/2006 3:16:56 PM EDT
Hey guys, does anyone except Olympic make a 40SW upper
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:48:51 AM EDT
Ive been looking for one for several years, I did find one lesser known company that was selling an upper for about $650. Sorry but I cant remember the company name. They were selling 20 round mags with the welded on conversion so they would fit into the standard magwell.

This was well after the AWB and they wanted something like $79 bucks a piece for the mag, needless to say I passed on the idea.

Im still waiting for someone to make a reasonably priced upper and some less expensive magazines.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:25:42 AM EDT
I think Oly is the only ones making them at the moment. MGI will probably add it to the queue of calibers they are making for their modular lower/ CQB upper system

ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=125&t=321244
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 8:49:01 AM EDT
That's what I was afraid of. You would think as popular as the 40 has become someone else would jump on this. I like the idea of the glock lower that Olympic makes, but I can't find much feedback on how good they are.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 9:06:08 AM EDT
Alot of people will tell you to steer clear of Oly. But I've read their products don't suck as much as they used to. Don't own and haven't personally touched one, so I cant help you.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 11:33:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2006 11:34:06 AM EDT by RRAMODERATOR]
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 11:36:44 AM EDT
Bohica made a few of them.

There is a complete gun (bohica) sitting in the rack at Silver State Arms in reno NV. Looks like it uses a 41 AE uzi mag, and a colt style bolt.


Lem
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 11:41:47 AM EDT
I have a Oly 10mm upper, using modified GG mags with a Cav Arms lower/Hahn mag block, and it works flawlessly.

I am also currently putting together a Colt-style .40S&W upper using UZI .41AE mags, a modified Colt 1-piece block, and a Colt bolt with the bolt face opened up. The UZI mags are hard to find now, but Sten mags may work with an adapter. Also, colt barrels are easy to make. There are several folks who could do one up for you in .40S&W.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 11:57:17 AM EDT

There is a complete gun (bohica) sitting in the rack at Silver State Arms in reno NV. Looks like it uses a 41 AE uzi mag, and a colt style bolt


To bad I'm in GA. I plan to be in Reno in December, that the story of my life. Wrong place at the wrong time. I'll keep a watch on that RRA plan. That would be perfect.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 4:56:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RRAMODERATOR:
RRA showed a prototype 40 S&W LAR pistol in our booth at SHOT. If we can work it out, we'll make it in LAR rifle and carbine versions.
Steve/RRA

Neat! What mags does it use?
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:07:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RRAMODERATOR:
RRA showed a prototype 40 S&W LAR pistol in our booth at SHOT. If we can work it out, we'll make it in LAR rifle and carbine versions.
Steve/RRA



Details and pics!
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:19:37 PM EDT
You may want to try to find out the optimum barrel length for 40SW. A 16" barrel actually has less velocity than a standard pistol barrel. After a certain length the gases aren't expanding enough to overcome the barrels grip on the bullet and the velocity begins to decrease. This is the reason I lost interest in pistol caliber carbines.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:50:43 PM EDT

You may want to try to find out the optimum barrel length for 40SW


I intend to suppress it anyway, so velocity loss can be a good thing.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:17:40 AM EDT

RRA showed a prototype 40 S&W LAR pistol in our booth at SHOT. If we can work it out, we'll make it in LAR rifle and carbine versions.
Steve/RRA



Any time table estimate on when this might take place? 6 months, 1 year? Would you offer just an upper?
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:43:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:46:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 5:48:38 AM EDT by brushdog]

Originally Posted By RRAMODERATOR:
If we do it, it'll be essentially the same as our 9mm LAR rifle and pistols offerings, with a new mag designed for 40S&W, but which will still fit the std mag conversion block.
Steve/RRA



details on the mag please. Round count and manufacturer?

ETA: Awesome! About time one of the big boys decided to make a .40.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 8:15:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 6:15:30 PM EDT
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