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Gentlemen,

I have an Angstadt 9mm glock lower that I need an upper for. I've narrowed to these two different uppers (because I like the side charging capabilites). The prices on these are about $450 different. What I'm trying to access is whether I should go for the FM product and invest in a red dot and ammo or go for the Quarter Circle?

My primary purpose is for a fun, short, braced PPC carbine. However, I'd rather buy once and cry once if the QC10 is that much better in the long run.

Thanks for your opinions on this.


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My fm9 charging handle is two thin pieces of plastic. Yeah they give you a spare, but it does not instill confidence. The other plastic bit is the block where an ar15 charging handle would.





I have 400ish rounds through it, maybe more now that i think about it. I would have to check its book.

It shoots fine, eats everything. Charging handle works fine, does not stick or reciprocate. It is a great gun.
 
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Here it is with my form 1 can.


After posting, I thought about the gun and remembered I had not shot it suppressed yet. So I swapped out my sico 45 tri lug for the sico 9mm tri lug. I brought it out and shot it with the 115grn Tula, then 147grn fiochi ammo. It ran flawlessly. It is handy. the barrel is 10.5 inches plus the 8.5 inch can. Even saying that it is a very handy set up. Charging handle worked just fine. Smooth, no issues. 200 more rounds. It is a good set up. It works very well with the can on.
 
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Thanks!


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I went with a Gibbz Arms side-charger. It is all metal.
 
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Thanks guys, went with a FM 7" upper with the new metal "paratrooper" style charging handle. Once I get the optic on an rolling I'll post pic and range report.


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The designer of the gun had clearly not been instructed to beat about the bush. 'Make it evil,' he'd been told. 'Make it totally clear that this gun has a right end and a wrong end. Make it totally clear to anyone standing at the wrong end that things are going badly for them. If that means sticking all sort of spikes and prongs and blackened bits all over it then so be it. This is not a gun for hanging over the fireplace or sticking in the umbrella stand, it is a gun for going out and making people miserable with.'
 
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metal paratrooper handle?
 
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Like this:


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The designer of the gun had clearly not been instructed to beat about the bush. 'Make it evil,' he'd been told. 'Make it totally clear that this gun has a right end and a wrong end. Make it totally clear to anyone standing at the wrong end that things are going badly for them. If that means sticking all sort of spikes and prongs and blackened bits all over it then so be it. This is not a gun for hanging over the fireplace or sticking in the umbrella stand, it is a gun for going out and making people miserable with.'
 
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It's their new style. You may be able to swap out yours if its causing you grief.


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The designer of the gun had clearly not been instructed to beat about the bush. 'Make it evil,' he'd been told. 'Make it totally clear that this gun has a right end and a wrong end. Make it totally clear to anyone standing at the wrong end that things are going badly for them. If that means sticking all sort of spikes and prongs and blackened bits all over it then so be it. This is not a gun for hanging over the fireplace or sticking in the umbrella stand, it is a gun for going out and making people miserable with.'
 
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Not sofar, it seems to work just fine. Is it a folding lever?
 
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It is. It folds about a third of the way down its length until its perpendicular to the handle, parallel to the barrel. Its nice.


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The designer of the gun had clearly not been instructed to beat about the bush. 'Make it evil,' he'd been told. 'Make it totally clear that this gun has a right end and a wrong end. Make it totally clear to anyone standing at the wrong end that things are going badly for them. If that means sticking all sort of spikes and prongs and blackened bits all over it then so be it. This is not a gun for hanging over the fireplace or sticking in the umbrella stand, it is a gun for going out and making people miserable with.'
 
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I may have to see if it will replace mine. Though mine is fine now. How do you like the pistol?
 
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I'll send a range report soon. Heading to Spokane in two weeks to go shooting with my nephew in law who just graduated from Spokane County's Police Academy.


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The designer of the gun had clearly not been instructed to beat about the bush. 'Make it evil,' he'd been told. 'Make it totally clear that this gun has a right end and a wrong end. Make it totally clear to anyone standing at the wrong end that things are going badly for them. If that means sticking all sort of spikes and prongs and blackened bits all over it then so be it. This is not a gun for hanging over the fireplace or sticking in the umbrella stand, it is a gun for going out and making people miserable with.'
 
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I just took delivery of a QC10 complete pistol last week. Looking for a good optic right now. So much to choose from that it’s like Baskin Robins, only worse. I’ll post a range report soon. Fit & finish is impressive.

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