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Old 06-20-2019, 05:51 PM
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Couldn't help it and bought 4 PSA safe/fire lowers... $29+$9shipping and sales tax... like $41ea shipped. I have a free FFL hookup here on island. They get shipped back home for safekeeping with everything else until I'm out of Hawaii.

Also... smoking deal on a great scope. Vortex recently discontinued the Diamondback HP series in favor of the the Diamondback Tactical series. The tacticals are same glass, but with, FFP, exposed turrets, and a hefty price increase that moves them into the budget Viper pricerange.... somebody figured out they were giving up too much marketshare to Athlon, I guess.

Anyways, Midway has the HP 4-16x44 on sale for $199.

I have shot several Diamondbacks on various guns and have pair of Diamondback 10x binos... they are superb, and not just for the money. If you're looking for a good looking mid-magnification scope, this really is a stellar deal.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/37...-reticle-matte
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Old 06-20-2019, 07:46 PM
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Visiting either PSA or Bud's sites is hazardous to one's wallet.
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:11 AM
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Well now I might have to build that AR-9 pistol I've been thinking about. Or at least put the lower together while the price is right.
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:14 PM
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^I'm glad I held out on ever buying a Glock-mag lower. With Mean-Arms recently coming out with the EndoMag (seriously, how long did that take the industry?), there's just no reason to do it anymore. I've already got some desert-tan PMAGS that I'll convert some day when I get around to actually purchasing a 9mm upper. They're so cheap nowadays... I think PSA has had sales for pistol length w/BCG-CH for the low $200's...
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Originally Posted by samnavy View Post
^I'm glad I held out on ever buying a Glock-mag lower. With Mean-Arms recently coming out with the EndoMag (seriously, how long did that take the industry?), there's just no reason to do it anymore. I've already got some desert-tan PMAGS that I'll convert some day when I get around to actually purchasing a 9mm upper. They're so cheap nowadays... I think PSA has had sales for pistol length w/BCG-CH for the low $200's...
Cripe its the price of 3 P mags. Looks like we could just 3d print these though...
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Old 07-05-2019, 03:43 PM
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^I used to think it would be cool to have my pistol and rifle take the same magazines... never actually thought about having to "fight" with a pistol caliber carbine and how that might shorten my lifespan. If we're just talking about having fun, then more power to whatever stuff you want to try out and money you want to waste in the experiment.

And yes, the Endomag conversion is $80 for a 3-pk, which is straight robbery, but the big thing it does is allow you to use the same magazines you would normally fight with, and use ammo that's half the price with similar felt recoil.

A $300 PSA 16" upper and $80/3pk Endomag kit takes 3200rds of 9mm to "pay off" the difference between .223 before you're shooting for half-price.
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:38 PM
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If anyone's looking to build a .300blk pistol or SBR, PSA has a smokin' deal on 8" complete uppers right now... $219!

https://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-...h-bcg-ch1.html

No affiliation, just about the cheapest I've seen for a BLK upper... Over the last few months, I've gone a little crazy with PSA stuff, and I have to say the quality is pretty darn good for the price point. I'm restraining myself from ordering several of their stripped lowers, but I'm pretty sure that's not going to last.

One of the guns I picked up is a PSA 9mm pistol upper, and shot it yesterday with the Endomag PMag conversions. Worked perfectly, but the only issue is clearing the gun if you didn't empty the mag... the ejector is part of the magazine, so when you remove the mag, then run the bolt, the chambered round will not eject. You have to lock back, and knock it down the magwell with your finger. Not the most efficient process, and I can see someone thinking they cleared the gun and having one still in the pipe.



As far as the utility of the 9mm, it's really just a fun gun, and mine will eventually be a suppressor host. If I just want AR trigger time, I have an S&W M&P 15-22 for that.
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Originally Posted by Roda View Post
One of the guns I picked up is a PSA 9mm pistol upper, and shot it yesterday with the Endomag PMag conversions. Worked perfectly, but the only issue is clearing the gun if you didn't empty the mag... the ejector is part of the magazine, so when you remove the mag, then run the bolt, the chambered round will not eject. You have to lock back, and knock it down the magwell with your finger. Not the most efficient process, and I can see someone thinking they cleared the gun and having one still in the pipe.
I think I've read just about every review and YT video out there on this system. It's definitely something you have to be aware of. Hopefully my Dad and the military made me paranoid enough about that kind of thing that the muscle memory will be quickly learned.

I've also been eyeing the CMMG Guard 9mm setup, although it's a lot more expensive.
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DVOR has an epic sale on MDT LSS chassis. The cheapest I've ever seen these was about 3 years ago when they had a blowout on blems... and they were $300. The models are limited, but if you have one these fit, $204 is the cheapest you'll ever get into a good chassis.
https://www.dvor.com/mdt-chassis-sys...019-07-17.html

Honestly, it's almost worth buying the cheapest Savage Axis you can find, and throwing in a Rifle Basix trigger for a budget setup.
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