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Title: Am I crazy? (Read before answering, please. lol)
Post by: booksmart on February 05, 2020, 08:45:22 am
So, the apps47 link this morning shows this: https://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/receiver-parts/receivers/lower-receivers/brn-180-stripped-lower-receiver-forged-prod130438.aspx?avad=avant&aid=35987&cm_mmc=affiliate-_-Itwine-_-Avantlink-_-Custom+Link&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=Avantlink&utm_content=NA&utm_campaign=Itwine (https://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/receiver-parts/receivers/lower-receivers/brn-180-stripped-lower-receiver-forged-prod130438.aspx?avad=avant&aid=35987&cm_mmc=affiliate-_-Itwine-_-Avantlink-_-Custom+Link&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=Avantlink&utm_content=NA&utm_campaign=Itwine)

Am I crazy for wanting to make a 10-12" pistol length .300 BLK out of it?
Title: Re: Am I crazy? (Read before answering, please. lol)
Post by: Plebian on February 05, 2020, 02:58:41 pm
Possibly. Wanting to use that to build a 'pistol' in 300 BLK makes perfect sense to me.

I have always though 300 BLK 'pistol' would make a dandy truck gun.

Title: Re: Am I crazy? (Read before answering, please. lol)
Post by: booksmart on February 05, 2020, 03:43:48 pm
Problem is, Brownell's looks a little stingy about selling the upper receiver without it being attached to a barrel.

Like, they're not doing it. At all.
Title: Re: Am I crazy? (Read before answering, please. lol)
Post by: Raptor on February 05, 2020, 05:41:37 pm
No... but unless you run your upper with a weird custom BCG that doesn't need a receiver extension, you're SOL.

Me, I want their 18" upper, the retro folder stock they've teased, and a set of DD1.5 irons, make as close to an old-school AR-180 as I can get.
Title: Re: Am I crazy? (Read before answering, please. lol)
Post by: ksuguy on February 05, 2020, 09:19:37 pm
I've got their 18" upper, but it is currently on a standard lower.   Still need to get a good adapter to get the folder working.
Title: Re: Am I crazy? (Read before answering, please. lol)
Post by: coelacanth on February 05, 2020, 11:55:55 pm
I think that coming - here - and asking us - if we think you're crazy - for contemplating a gun purchase - is crazy.  What did you think we were going to say?   :rotfl   I agree with Plebian, it sounds like a handy piece of kit and maybe the most fun you could have with clothes on.   :cool
Title: Re: Am I crazy? (Read before answering, please. lol)
Post by: RMc on February 09, 2020, 02:39:02 am
Just a thought: 

There are a number of states with laws, still on the books, that date to the state level "Uniform Firearms Act" movement of the mid-1920s.  In those juristictions, state laws have a different definition of "pistols" than generally accepted today.  Those states that followed the UFA movement usually define a "pistol" as any firearm with a barrel less than 12 inches in length.  As a result, in those juristictions, handguns with 12 inch or longer barrels are exempt from "pistol" transport / concealed carry restrictions and are treated legally the same as rifles.  These laws impact loaded carry in vehicles, including those found in hunting related laws/regulations.

Just something to be aware of as you choose the barrel length of your braced pistol!

Title: Re: Am I crazy? (Read before answering, please. lol)
Post by: booksmart on February 09, 2020, 11:11:36 pm
I think that coming - here - and asking us - if we think you're crazy - for contemplating a gun purchase - is crazy.  What did you think we were going to say?   :rotfl   I agree with Plebian, it sounds like a handy piece of kit and maybe the most fun you could have with clothes on.   :cool

Well, it was more that I didn't want ya'' saying I was crazy offhand (not that it wouldn't be justifiable, in some cases..), instead of saying I was crazy for the idea of working the BRN-180 platform.

Unfortunately, it's looking like my best bet would be getting this (https://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/receiver-parts/receivers/upper-receivers/brn-180s-ar-15-complete-upper-receiver-assembly-prod127762.aspx), and getting the barrel switched out by a 'smith (assuming there may be some functional differences betwixt a RN-180 design and a stand AR design - if it's standard AR, I have 95% of the tools).

But that (https://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/receiver-parts/receivers/upper-receivers/brn-180s-ar-15-complete-upper-receiver-assembly-prod127762.aspx) is more than I want to spend, which is why I like putting my own things together.
Title: Re: Am I crazy? (Read before answering, please. lol)
Post by: Roper1911 on February 10, 2020, 12:57:33 am
could throw a JAKL upper on it when they drop
Title: Re: Am I crazy? (Read before answering, please. lol)
Post by: booksmart on February 10, 2020, 08:58:03 am
Ooo... I did not know about that. Thank you.
Title: Re: Am I crazy? (Read before answering, please. lol)
Post by: Roper1911 on February 15, 2020, 01:19:07 pm
that's my plan.