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I have both pistols and SBR's. The thing I really like about the pistols is there is no NFA BS...and I'm not talking about the waiting period and tax stamp.

What I like about the pistols is that I can travel across state lines with them without notifying the ATF and getting permission first.

Also, I can have a loaded mag and not worry about it. In some states it's illegal to have a loaded rifle mag in the car with your rifle. Worse yet, some states aren't clear if it's okay or not.

Thus traveling with an SBR is a PITA. The pistol is covered under my CCW so I'm good to go wherever there is reciprocity.

Pistols aren't as easy to shoot well, but given that it is for self defense while traveling (get home gun), I don't intend to be shooting out at any real distance. Both pistols have red dots on them.


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I have four different AR Pistols in varying lengths and two SBR's in 10.5" and 12". Ever since buying the Maxim Defense PDW brace for my 7.5" pistol I rarely take the SBR's out of the safe.


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Posts: 3137 | Location: Canfield, Ohio | Registered: October 31, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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After spending years without a personal AR I just built my first 10.5" pistol today. It may actually bring me back around on ARs. I have noticed that it is shorter than my ACR even with the stock folded. I dont think I'm that excited about going under 10.5 for 556 but I did get an 8.5 300 blk upper and I think thats a nice size for the caliber.

I was very close to getting a stamp for my ACR but the lack of hassle and paperwork plus freedom of travel swayed me and I'm glad I went this route.

For the people with KAK shockwaves, have you ever considered rounding the blade a bit towards the bottom?
 
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Thank you guys for the heads up on the SBA3 brace. Mine just came today and I installed it. It replaced a Shockwave Blade.

Being able to adjust the length is really great for two reasons.

1) being able to shrink it travel is so nice.
2) not everyones’ forearms are the same length, so you can adjust where the brace patches on to different peoples’ arms.

I’m quite happy with mine and have already ordered a second one for my other pistol.


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Posts: 6256 | Location: Toledo, Ohio | Registered: April 19, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by esdunbar:
Thank you guys for the heads up on the SBA3 brace. Mine just came today and I installed it. It replaced a Shockwave Blade.

Being able to adjust the length is really great for two reasons.

1) being able to shrink it travel is so nice.
2) not everyones’ forearms are the same length, so you can adjust where the brace patches on to different peoples’ arms.

I’m quite happy with mine and have already ordered a second one for my other pistol.


How did you find the comfort of the brace on your arm? I find the strap way too short.
 
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Here's my HD set up. No regrats.

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Yeah I agree the strap is a little short. I don’t even think the strap is necessary though. I don’t like it on there as the gun is then physically attached to me.

I can’t drop it if I needed to...say it was stuck on something. I guess I just don’t like not being able to separate from it in a hurry if I needed to.

I won’t take the strap off as I worry they’d say I modified it to be a stock, but find it plenty stable without the strap being tightened down.


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Posts: 6256 | Location: Toledo, Ohio | Registered: April 19, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Finally ...

I included my Bushmaster ARm pistol ...
I know, technically she's not an AR, but I think she was the first pistol chambered in 5.56. She'd make a good truck gun (but like a lot of women, when you want her to "put out" she isn't reliable) ... and besides, if I didn't include her, she'd be sad Frown

Oh, and although incomplete, the AR57 is my Sparkle lower ... and with her I may not need another Super-Short ... also I kinda forgot I had the 8"AAC upper; and the one at the bottom may actually be an 8"barrel with a 15" tube ...



After getting everything out maybe I'll just look at some new braces and stocks (most of these uppers hang on the wall and the lowers stacked in the safe). What I'd really like to do is build a "Safe Room" ... that way I could hang everything on the wall where I could see it!


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kimberkid,

Did you go with the same trigger on all of them?

I did for my ARs. 2-stage CMC flat triggers for me.


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kimberkid,

Did you go with the same trigger on all of them?

I did for my ARs. 2-stage CMC flat triggers for me.

Most of these are so old that the drop-in units and flat-bow triggers didn't exist when bought the parts ... most have the RRA 2 stage Match or Varmint trigger. The 12"Seekins has the RRA satin chrome Varmint trigger. One has the Ruger 2-stage, but I don't remember which.


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Originally posted by Anubismp:
After spending years without a personal AR I just built my first 10.5" pistol today. It may actually bring me back around on ARs. I have noticed that it is shorter than my ACR even with the stock folded. I dont think I'm that excited about going under 10.5 for 556 but I did get an 8.5 300 blk upper and I think thats a nice size for the caliber.

I was very close to getting a stamp for my ACR but the lack of hassle and paperwork plus freedom of travel swayed me and I'm glad I went this route.

For the people with KAK shockwaves, have you ever considered rounding the blade a bit towards the bottom?
I'm leery of making any modifications, lest someone accuse me of "redesigning" the brace, and making the firearm into a weapon designed to be fired from the shoulder.


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