Glock Carbine Question


April 9, 2007, 08:52 PM
Okay, not the actual Glock carbine which I understand is just like Bigfoot but the Mech Tech uppers you attach to your Glock lower converting it to a carbine or sub gun depending on your point of view.

A shop near me has them steeply discounted vs. internet prices and I was wondering if they were worth it. I already own a Glock and I can see the usefulness of the carbine for a couple of roles such as hog hunting. I was wondering if anyone here owned one or shot one and what were your results?

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April 9, 2007, 10:15 PM
Bought the Mech tech 40 carbine conversion unit about two weeks ago. Bought the telescoping stock. Internet order total 415 with shipping.

Likes....Functions flawlessly. Even with wolf. Good accuracy. Have glock mags, so compatability is great. Not a rapid transition between guns, but not bad. Keep an eye on that glock ramp thing with the gun, easy to lose.
Dislikes. Was a bit heavier than I thought it would be, but that is a personal preference. The gun when fired has a weird post shot hum to it. Not sure if it is due to the telescoping stock or the long front spring it has in it. I suspect it is the long front spring. The telescoping stock is kind of cheezy, wish I had saved some money and went with regular version. I went without the muzzle break, because I plan to thread the barrel to use with my can.

If you look at the competitors for the carbine market (Ruger, Highpoint, Keltec, OA AR), it is hard to go wrong with this purchase, especially if they are going for under 300 each. I paid up for the telescoping stock. Considering they are not considered a firearm, If you had the money, buy them up and you can sell and direct mail. Anyways, how much are they wanting for them?

April 9, 2007, 10:24 PM
They are selling for $275-285. I think they are too high to resell and be worth the effort but are cheaper than on line.

How is accuarcy at range? And does it heat up much when shot? I am stongly considering this over a Camp .45.

April 10, 2007, 01:15 AM
Accuracy is good, 15 rds equalled a 1" hole at 25 yds using a cheap red dot. Did not heat up to bad at all. Barrel is pretty thick. At that price range I doubt you will be dissappointed. When I first got mine, before the scope I racked off a quick 50 to just check function with the wolf ammo. No issues with heat. My first impression was that it felt alot like shooting an ar, so far as recoil, being front heavy and handling. If I came across one at that price now, I would buy a second. Just my opinion. What calliber are you looking at?

April 10, 2007, 01:52 PM
Currently I have only a Glock 22 so I am looking at .40 or .357sig. Of those two they only have the .40 in stock. I admit I have considered trading in or selling my 1911 .45 and getting a new Glock in .45 and then the upper for it as well. I qualify for the Glock discount and would end with a new pistol and carbine upper for about a couple of hundred after trade in or sale.

I am not crazy about letting go of the old pistol for sentimental reasons (This was my first big hand gun and we have seen more than a few years) but must admit that the Glock is superior in just about every way except maybe ease of maintenance and repairs.

So I guess I am looking at the .40 S&W or .45ACP.

April 11, 2007, 03:07 AM
The interesting thing with these is that you can go to a different caliber upper from what I have read. You can put a 9mm carbine on the g22, just need to use g17 mags. The mechtech site lists the compatabilities. I think lone wolf does as well. I researched all the 40 carbines out there, and this is the one I settled on. Well, not entirely. I still plan on buying a high point. Probably a storm as well. I really liked the beretta, but for the money, not a great deal. Besides, the dressed up high points look almost exactly like the storm. Not sure if I would sell off a 1911 to go to buy one. That coming from someone who is not really a lover of 1911's. Good luck.

April 11, 2007, 04:44 PM
I went back to the shop and played with them a little. I noticed the fixed welded stock has a lot of flex to it when I bring it into my shoulder. I do not like this as it tends to change sight picture. True I am not looking for a target gun but still I do not want something that will not shoot as tightly as possible.

The shop does not have any with the telescoping stock, but I am thinking that it actually might be more solid without having to add excess weight for inserts or something to keep it from moving around. Since the older style stock is welded on there is really no easy way to change it around either. You say you purchased the telescoping stock; Is there any flex to it?

If I go with one from the factory I will probably go with the 1911 upper and just keep the old gun.

Doc S
April 16, 2007, 12:08 PM
Hi all,

I just happened to see this thread and hope you fellows don't mind me jumping in...

I just purchased one in 9mm for my G-22. I have a conversion barrel for my G-22 that allows me to shoot 9mm out of it (if I use G-17 or G-18 mags).
I just had an opportunity to take it out yesterday with my Olympic Arms K9-GL9.
It ran flawlessly! Not one FTF as earlier models apparently had.
I rapid fired a full G-18 mag through it without problem...

Mine is the solid stock model without open sights.
I mounted a decent Red Dot scope on it and was easily able to keep 3-5 shot groups within an inch at 50 yards using WWB ammo.

As for heating, as previously stated, the barrels are pretty thick. After rapid firing the G-18 mag (33 rounds), I felt the barrel. It was a little warm, but not hot. I could comfortably leave my hand on the barrel...

The hum is from the spring in the conversion unit. It's a little wierd, but easy to get used to...

I mentioned that I brought my Olympic Arms K9-GL9 to the range with me, because I was able to compare the two side by side...

I have to say the optics were a great difference. I had an EoTech on the AR rifle, while I had a 2MOA red dot on the CCU.

Recoil was a little stouter on the AR carbine (as indicated my by 12 year old). I found both to be real pleasant to shoot...

I have the muzzle attachment on mine...
I'm not sure what purpose it serves. It looks kinda cheezy, but until I get around to threading the barrel and putting something else up there, it'll stay...

I also heard mention in an earlier post about comparing this to a Camp carbine. I have had both a Camp 9 and Camp 45. If you want a complete firearm, these are very nice (especially since you can get a 50 round drum for the .45 for about $50.00). I like pistol caliber carbines, but with these things around it's hard to justify them...
I'm even thinking about selling my Olympic Arms K9-GL9 carbine since the CCU does what it does (only cheaper)!

The only thing I don't like is the Glock Ramp. I'm really affraid I'll loose it.

Sometimes I see people selling Glock lowers. I'm thinking about getting one, just for the purpose of leaving it on this conversion unit...

Thanks for letting me chime in!


Titan6, I noticed you're in Texas.
If you're near me, I'd be open to letting you try before you buy one.
Of course, it's in 9mm, but the function would be the same...

I'm in the San Antonio area...

God Bless,
Doc S

April 16, 2007, 02:56 PM
I have a CCU in .45 ( a 1911 under it and it shoots great. I just bought a stainless checkered Essox frame to put on it and put the other gun back together.

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