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Nick Cage

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SBR Guidance
« on: March 08, 2016, 06:09:03 pm »
I've recently turned my paperwork for a constitution infringement stamp so I can build an SBR out of an AR-15 lower without the ATF having a problem with it.

Since the infringement by the NFA is about to get worse with 41p I want to get at least one more SBR registered before July.

My problem is deciding what to get! I'm not nearly as concerned by the cool factor as the practicality of the rifle. I don't know that I need to get another AR lower registered up but I've been looking for alternatives. I've been leaning towards either an AK or CMMG Mutant SBR as the 7.62x39 cartridge does well out of short barrels. Also have been looking at those fancy MP5k clones that came out recently.

Anyhow I'm open to advice. Thanks!

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    Re: SBR Guidance
    « Reply #1 on: March 09, 2016, 09:42:01 am »
    Hard to go wrong with a 9mm AR lower whether it uses the colt style mags or Glock mags. Though with Magpul releasing 22 and 27? rounder Glock compatible magazines, that may be the way to go.


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    Re: SBR Guidance
    « Reply #2 on: March 09, 2016, 03:00:50 pm »
    That is definitely in the running. Ammo availability and price means I'd shoot it more for sure.

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    Re: SBR Guidance
    « Reply #3 on: March 09, 2016, 03:22:51 pm »
    If I were to SBR, I'd just do some type of AR Lower.  That way I have many more options down the road, whether it was a .300 blackout, 9mm, or 5.56.  The flexibility of the AR is what appeals to me.
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    Re: SBR Guidance
    « Reply #4 on: March 10, 2016, 12:19:16 pm »
    Yes, I've already got one AR-15 lower in the Form 1 process.
    I'm thinking more strongly about a dedicated 9mm lower, probably one of the glock mag compatible models.

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    Re: SBR Guidance
    « Reply #5 on: December 22, 2016, 01:45:50 pm »
    Sure, this is thread necro but WTH... :D

    I think the previous suggestion to just do a plain jane AR-15 lower is probably the best answer.
    But...
    Just for fun consider doing an MGI Hydra lower as an SBR.   :P
    Sure, it's a solution searching for a problem but for maximizing bang for your tax stamp buck it might be on to something.
    One lower that can handle AR-15, AK, and Glock magazines might be pretty nifty.  IF they ever get off thier butt and develop a magwell that will take AR10 or FAL mags as well....... :clap


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    Re: SBR Guidance
    « Reply #6 on: December 22, 2016, 06:09:02 pm »
    MGI Hydra lower...

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    Re: SBR Guidance
    « Reply #7 on: December 22, 2016, 11:19:51 pm »
    That particular lower let's you change mag wells.  So one tax stamp to SBR the lower and you'd be able to run it with AR mags and the usual suspects (5.56,6.5,6.8,300BLK, ect), AK mags in 7.62x39, or Glock mags for a pistol caliber. 


    I'm not trying to claim the Hydra lower is some sort of uber-design.  Just that it makes it possible to run both rifle and pistol magazines on one SBR, vs needing to Form 1/4 three different lowers.

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    Re: SBR Guidance
    « Reply #8 on: January 11, 2017, 03:47:38 pm »
    FWIW I decided to file my 2nd form 1 for a DRACO AK pistol so I'm looking forward to having that back from the ATF any month now.
    At the last minute I was going to set another AR lower up as a 2nd AR class SBR but the ATF shut down the portal on the deadline day so I didn't get it done.  :-\

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