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I am looking to change it up. Some family guns with bad memories are getting cleared out of the safe along with some guitar gear between the lot of it, I should be looking at at least several grand in pure "replace the toys" money. I want something really nice I can leave to my son that he can operate easily at a young enough age and won't pummel my messed-up shoulder. I have lent some thought to picking up a nice Colt 1911, but for today, let's just muse on rifles and carbines.
What would you buy? Have and love an FS2000, I've got AR's, was looking at PS90's last night just for giggles, and at that price a FiveSeven just for giggles to complete the FN late 90's thing. I'm not a Tavor fan. Could get talked into an AUG. SCAR series looks good, but I'm not sure. I can't pony up enough for an M82A1, but there's part of me that's always wanted a Barrett rifle, for reasons, so how are their AR's? But really, AR's aren't super interesting to me at the moment and I'm looking to replace rare and unusual with at least unusual. Bullpups are my new Favorite Thing.
I also wouldn't be averse to owning a subgun type thing, which would be new to me. Got Glock 17 mags, so that could be handy. Is the Ruger PC9 looking reliable? Is the CZ Skorpion EVO the new reigning champ? I handled a Kriss Vector and immediately did not like it, so there's that.
MPX-K. At least that's what I'd get. Really, though, an MP5, but that's a little (lot) more, so MPX-K for me.
Just my 2¢
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My first sub gun is the MPX carbine. My second is the Gen 2 Kriss Vector CRB in 40sw.
Both are in for form 1 sbr conversions.
While I really like my mpx. The Kriss is just that much better for a few reasons.
first, the felt recoil is less in the 40sw vector versus the 9mm mpx
second, Takes glock mags, even the cheap ets mags work every time.
third, you can buy 9mm and get a 357 sig or 40 sw exchange kit or any combo. If you buy the 45 acp, you can get a 10mm or any combo.
Now. How good are they?
I use a mro on my mpx and hit steel at 100yds standing. On the Kriss I have a romeo 4, and hit same steel plates at 100 yards.
They are great guns, I actually shoot these quite a bit more than my 5.56, 556r,308 rifles.
One final word about the Kriss and MPX. They only need a red dot. You don't have to gussy them up with triggers, fancy parts, 3rd party forends, redheaded virgin hand lubed bolts.
they just work, and work damn well.
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My Ruger PC9 has been flawless. Lots of fun to shoot but not nearly as cool as my Scorpion EVO.
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Now, the AR Pistol in 556 is a BLAST to shoot!
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One of the guys - "Leroy" ran the MOAC-R class with a PCC. Jones ran about 1/2 of the class with one.
I am inspired. They were a lot of fun. Moved right to the top of the list for me...
Since it's just for fun if you want something different you might consider a Kel-Tec RDB.
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CMMG Banshee? Not Uber expensive, but fun and comes in 9,45 and 5.7
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Actually, I was interested in the RDB-S, specifically with the black stock and free float foregrip option as below:
But then this happened:
I am really attracted to the spacegun look, but man, they kinda made that one difficult to buy into with that bit of marketing. That and it's only available as pictured above, in "peesoup" green I've heard it called. I dunno. If I handled one in the configuration I mentioned, I might could get talked into it if I liked it.
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I need to handle a Kriss and Scorpion EVO carbine and see what I think. I would be ditching proprietary mags, so I guess I wouldn't have a problem just outright replacing them with other mags if I went with the EVO. I've been watching the aftermarket go nuts.
Are you in va? You can try my mpx qnd kriss
I was in the same boat, looking for something a little different to shoot and I bought a Scorpion.
I have really enjoyed my Scorpion a whole lot more than I thought I would.
I can’t say that I had the same luck with my Kriss .40 CRB and the ETS clear mags. I bought a number of them, and they all had difficulty engaging the mag catch, even with the bolt locked back. I’d have to slam the mag in to get it to catch; normal force like with the Glock factory extended mags just wouldn’t work. I was so worried about the ETS mag being ejected on firing, that I dumped mine and stuck with the factory mags.
Also, my understanding on the caliber “conversions” for the Vector is that since the barrel (that isn’t easily removable), bolt, and magwell are all in the serial numbered “lower”, you need to essentially buy another gun to get a different caliber. True, Kriss does sell lowers, but they are 50-70% the price of a complete gun, plus are a firearm, so require going through a dealer.
Bought my Vector mostly to use up the ton of .40 cal ammo that I’m sitting on, but to be honest, for PPCs I’d rather shoot my MPX Carbine, Scorpion EVO carbine, 9mm Tavor, or RRA LAR-9.
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Scorpion - inexpensive, thriving aftermarket, and reasonable magazine prices.
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My AR9 has been more fun than allowed by law. You should love it if you get a 9mm rifle.
9mm carbine/SBR/pistols that use Glock magazines:
- JP Rifles
- Wilson Combat
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Bullpups: if you can actually FIND one, the ATRAX F-90 bullpup (AUG pattern) from Lithgow Arms out of Australia would have a HUGE 'kewl' factor for a 5.56 rifle. The F-88/F-90 is earmarked as the Aussie military's battle rifle for the foreseeable future, replacing the venerable AUG. Brownell's has a product page for it but they don't have any in stock. It's about the same money as the Steyr but what's attractive about the F-90 is that it represents a lot of development and advancement to the AUG pattern rifle where meanwhile Steyr hasn't done all that much if anything during the same timeframe.
9mm: the SP5K is also pretty 'kewl', too. I got to shoot one yesterday (one I ordered and received for a customer a few months back) and I must say that I wouldn't mind having one for myself. Of all of the MP5-style guns currently in production for us civilians, it's the ONLY ONE that can claim 'HK' on its flanks. I've already crowed about my Gen2 MPX a lot here on the forum but it IS an AR pattern gun at its heart. Fugly as it is, for pure and simple fun the relatively inexpensive Ruger PC Carbine is hard to beat, and you already have G17 mags for it. Also got to try one of those yesterday and I must say that I'm going to pick one of those up Real Soon Now as a result. Especially given all of the 33rd Glock mags I have lying around.
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I appreciate the offer, but I'm nearby the house you sold on the other side of the country. I don't get over to Va very much.
Thanks for the replies and recommendations, I've got a lot to look into. That ATRAX F-90 looks like that might hit the spot, but like you said, soggy, that's if I can find one. I've got some moves to make first and since I intend this to be an investment or investments, I don't have to rush it, but I have a feeling the local market is going to be really hot for what 1639 is trying to call SAR's soon, I find it as a good a time as any to make some adjustments to the collection in advance of all that nonsense.
The Scorpion is starting to look like a lead contender for now, but that leaves me with quite a bit left that I may just have to turn into magazines and optics for the important stuff which may be the right thing to do anyhow. That and ammo.
I gave a bit more thought to the 9mm pistol versions of a few types mentioned and my searches introduced me to the B&T family of subguns and pistols. Let's just say they suddenly have my interest, but I need to do a ton of research and see what it would cost me to find one locally as my state charges a 10% tax on ANY firearm imported from out of state. So it makes a difference. But from what little I was able to glean on youtube of a few different variants last night, they make a number of very high quality offerings.
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Palmetto State Armory also makes 9mm ARs that use Glock magazines. Currently in stock:
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So I1639 happened. I guess I’m gonna have to get a move on. It’ll come down to what I can reasonably find a good deal on locally at this point. Soggy, you got a line on a black SCAR in either flavor?
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