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I like black
02-17-2012, 12:19
This new lower:

http://www.joeboboutfitters.com/New_Frontier_Armory_LW_15_Complete_Poly_Lower_p/nfa-lw15blk.htm

and this

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=XSTSM9B001



With this new upper:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=274195010


And voila' you have a nice inexpensive 9mm carbine :supergrin:

I was looking at the torture testing videos and the lower looks pretty stong, watch them and check it out.

Thinking it would be a nice plinker and night time coyote hunter.


ILB

I like black
02-19-2012, 11:45
I found a bunch of interesting info here:

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_3_15/108261_9mm_AR_FAQ.html


ILB

Singlestack Wonder
02-19-2012, 12:19
I do not a recommend a polymer or composite lower (or upper). There is a reason these were never embraced by the top tier manufacturers. Professional Ordnance was the first to offer these and there were many problems. Professional Ordnance was then purchased by Bushmaster and again there were problems.

Buy quality aluminum alloy uppers and lowers.

Javelin
02-19-2012, 12:25
I don't think you will like the 9mm AR. Quite honestly it is fun for a couple of days and then it gets old fast ... especially one that is not SBR'd.

:wavey:

esh325
02-19-2012, 12:34
I do not a recommend a polymer or composite lower (or upper). There is a reason these were never embraced by the top tier manufacturers. Professional Ordnance was the first to offer these and there were many problems. Professional Ordnance was then purchased by Bushmaster and again there were problems.

Buy quality aluminum alloy uppers and lowers.
A person's or companies failure to apply a concept does not mean it's a inherently flawed concept. Every new concept fails hundreds, if not thousands of times by multiple people before it matures into something successful. And just because it's not being used by "top tier manufacturers" does not mean it's an inherently flawed idea. As far as the new frontier armory lower, only time will tell if it's successful or a failure. One criticism I have of the new frontier armory is that they didn't make the pistol grip and buttstock one piece. Making it one piece does limit pistol grip and stock options, but a 1 piece design is always going to be stronger.

MarkCO
02-19-2012, 18:22
esh325, Agree totally. The Cavalry Arms one piece lowers were very good. All of the polymer lowers that had mil-spec configuratuons with a separate lower have ahd problems.

To the OP, agree with Javelin. SBR 9mms have some merit, full sized not as much. You are going to have $900 in the gun by the time you get a magazine or two. You can easily get an AR upper with a larger diameter slug if that is your goal, that is much more useful with more downrange energy and a cheap aluminum lower and still be under what you linked there.

If you want a plinker, get a .22 RF upper.

I like black
02-20-2012, 08:23
Thanks for the replies and the input.


as far as the New Frontier lowers go you have to admit the torture test videos were pretty impressive IMO.

Combine that with the $100 price, free shipping and the lifetime warranty you have a pretty decent deal.

Considering that if a person has other Ar,s and a 9mm sidearm then it's plausible that a 9mm AR would be nice to have around.

Regarding .22's ? Meh I have plenty of those and a 9mm is lot's more bang for the buck.

I like having a carbine to match the sidearm caliber, .40, .357, .22 and now 9mm, it just happens... :supergrin:

I do see the merit of a Lone Wolf lower that takes Glock mags since then it would mean I would have to pick up a G19 or at the very least convert my G23...


ILB