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9mm AR Good Deal?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 3beagle78, Feb 20, 2007.

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  1. 3beagle78

    3beagle78 Member

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    I was at a local pawn shop and saw an olympic 9mm AR for 599.99.
    Just wondering if that was a fair price? I would also like to get a
    223 upper later down the road. I don't know much about AR's.
    Would the 9mm be a good start or hold out for a 223.
     
  2. scurtis_34471

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    One nice thing about 9mm ARs is that you can use them at ranges that only allow pistol caliber rifles.
     
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    That doesn't sound like a bad deal. But, I know nothing about the quality of that brand.
     
  4. 10-Ring

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    I really like my 9mm AR and I paid quite a bit more than the price you found...however, I know nothing about Oly arms so you might either do a search or check out ar15.com and see what those guys have to say ;)

    PS....welcome to THR! :cool:
     
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    9mm AR's are great, since you can use them at most indoor ranges, and the ammo cost a lot less.

    But, I would say to find out if it's a mix and match rifle or a "as factory" piece. Then if it's piecemeal,
    work them over on the price. Also find out if it's got a removeable Magblock.

    A new Olympic AR in .223 with a cast lower can be had for UNDER $600. for some, Oly are not known for being the best in terms of fit and finish, and loose tolerances.

    If you want a 223 upper later:

    - This rifle's lower must have a removable 9mm magblock

    - you will have to get a new bolt for the .223 upper

    - You will need a "do-all" hammer, or will need work done
    to your hammer to be compatible with boththe 9mm and
    .223 bolts.
     
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    If it is in good condition then that price is a 100% "BUY IT NOW" price.

    If you're not going to get it, would you please let me know so I can get it?
     
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    Oly has two kinds of 9mm ARs. One uses modified sten mags, the other (GL in their model number) use Glock magazines. The ones for glocks use a special lower and cannot use other caliber uppers. Check out Olyarms.com and download their catalog to find out which it is.
    list price is: K9 (sten mags) $834
    K9-GL (glock mags) $924
    I think the glock ones came out a couple years ago so if it's an older model that wouldn't apply.
    Sounds like a fair price.
     
  8. 3beagle78

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    Thanks for all the info. I going back up there today to check it out.
     
  9. Zach S

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    I would not bother with a .223 upper for it. I like having seperate lowers for my 9mm and 5.56. This way i have two complete rifles instead of one and a half.
     
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