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Re: 9mm Carbine

Post by Ghostwolf308 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:56 pm

@LT USN (Ret.) throw some part suggestions my way. Ill look into them. Gotta finish building my wifes Ar15 first but will give me something to research and help me decide between an AR9 and a Scorpion
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Re: 9mm Carbine

Post by SSGNDoc » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:31 am

If you want a 9mm carbine that can be used for “serious work” I’d stick with an AR, a CZ or maybe a Sig. the CZ has my attention because it was built to be a 9mm carbine and I haven’t owned a CZ that I regretted buying.

If you want a fun gun for the range and are on a serious budget, go with the Hi-point. The mags are the only thing that keep me from buying one.

For a bit more and a new level of handiness, I really enjoy the Keltec Sub-2K. I tend to keep mine in a laptop case. Five 20 round Magpul Pmags have proven to be very reliable, affoardable and reasonably priced.

Pros:
Not priced as high as the Scorpion or other more “serious” options.
Light weight.
Folding capability makes it super handy.
Been very reliable.
Current generation has a threaded muzzle if I want to suppress later.

Cons:
Light weight, doesn’t soak up much recoil. (Not a huge deal, but I was able to get faster follow ups with a friends Scorpion)
Trigger isn’t great, but doesn’t seem to be detrimental to hitting things I point it at.
The shape makes getting a good, natural cheek weld and sight alignment less natural than other carbines.

I had a 1st gen, and traded it off. It didn’t take long for me to miss the handiness of being able to toss the folder into a range bag, backpack, or case to just have a carbine option with me for fun in the woods or at the range.
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Re: 9mm Carbine

Post by Janik » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:50 pm

SSGNDoc wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:31 am
For a bit more and a new level of handiness, I really enjoy the Keltec Sub-2K.
I've been wanting one for awhile. Hopefully someday my budget will allow for one. Last time I actually decided it was time to buy one, there weren't any to be had.
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Re: 9mm Carbine

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Re: 9mm Carbine

Post by SSGNDoc » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:26 pm

Looks like a good price. Finish should be a bit more corrosion resistant too.
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Re: 9mm Carbine

Post by BentAero » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:58 pm

Freedom Ordnance FX-9 Pistol, here. Very happy with it, tons of fun. I changed the grip to one more of my liking for fit.

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Re: 9mm Carbine

Post by TL1000RSquid » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:36 pm

Been seeing the stribogs pretty cheap lately and havent heard anything bad about them.
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Re: 9mm Carbine

Post by Janik » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:30 am

LT USN (Ret.) wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:45 pm
https://www.cdnnsports.com/keltec-sub20 ... 9JHSfZReUk

How's this one?
Isn't there a Keltec that has a universal mag well? Or it's a block you put in to accept a variety of mags? I need one for my Canik mags. lol
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Re: 9mm Carbine

Post by keltex78 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:46 am

Yep!
https://www.mcarbo.com/kel-tec-sub-2000 ... ained.aspx
The TP9 Sub2K is on my wish list as well; I've got a stack of SFx mags available, so it's a convenient option.
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Re: 9mm Carbine

Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:38 pm

Dang! I didn't know that about the Sub2K.
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Re: 9mm Carbine

Post by ncjw » Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:56 pm

Handled a Scorpion and Hipoint today at the LGS. Both bigger and heavier than I thought just based on the pictures.

I think that I would go with an .223 AR15/pistol/brace configuration if I wanted the smallest length carbine for home defense and maybe use frangible ammo to help avoid overpenetration.
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Re: 9mm Carbine

Post by Weapon » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:12 pm

If you want one for USPSA PCC, get an AR9 (16” barrel) set up for Glock mags. You don’t have to worry about Bolt hold open for a PCC as the mag capacity for PCC doesn’t have a limit. ETS extended Glock mag plus mag extension = 51 rounds. The only time you have to reload is when a stage specifically requires a reload and that will always be a tactical reload with rounds left in the dropped mag.
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Re: 9mm Carbine

Post by Ghostwolf308 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:32 pm

Dont need another 223.
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