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Extar EP9 "Gen 2" - Does it still have an adjustable trigger? + Buffer tube quesion

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by JoeTester, Sep 17, 2022.

  1. JoeTester

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    I have two questions for anyone who purchased a Gen2* EP9 directly from Extar in August 2022 or later:

    While I'm waiting for my Extar EP9 Gen 2* to ship, I have been trying to figure this out:

    (1) Does the EP "Gen 2" still come with the adjustable trigger that they did for the first half of 2022?

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    In this excellent video, posted well before August 2022, the reviewer highlights the fire-control group, with a heavy emphasis on what an amazing value getting an adjustable trigger on a $450 gun is:

    Overview of the fire-control group starts at around 7:33


    My concern is that ithe EP9 "Gen 2" no longer comes with this truly impressive feature - the most recently posted Youtube reviews/unboxings do not highlight the feature, nor is an adjustable trigger mentioned anywhere on Extar's website (ExtarUSA.com).

    Indeed, if you check various Youtube EP9 Gen 2 reviews/unboxings, that different "Gen 2" guns reviewed only a few months apart, have various differences. Heck they only recently started making their own Glock mags; previously you would a Magpup or OEM mag. And none of the newest EP9 Gen 2 videos mention an adjustable trigger, nor do they show one.

    (2) My other question: I also see that the EP9 "Gen 2" has a weird protrusion to index Extar's new proprietary arm-brace, and which also keeps it indexed without rotating... However I ordered the SOB-15 brace from Extar for the unbeatable price of $59. But thay protrusion will likely and extra 1/2 inch to the length of pull.
    I am convinced the EP9's stock buffer-tube contributes to their low-recoil system they engineered and don't want to spend the time, money, or effort in changing it to 6-positon AR tube or similar (especiallyif not if it efgecys the specifically-engineered recoil mitigation). So i stuck with extra length if want to use the brace I prefer - but only if this is still the design used in the EP9 "Gen 2":
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    *NOTE:
    Extar never actually changed the designation of the EP9 to a "Gen 2" - all if the variationshave simplybeen called just "EP9" with no distinction between the vastly different iterations- not in writing, documentation, or labelling. The changes to the platform ere gradual evolution to an unofficial "Gen 2".

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  2. JoeTester

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    By the way, since there was no pistol-caliber carbine sub-forum, by design it serves the same purpose as PCC... which are considered rifles.

    Yes I know that in sales and legal jargon, the gun is a "pistol" - Please feel free to move this to the pistols forum if you think that is the best place for it.
     
  3. Domino

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    I bought one a few weeks back and it has the adjustable trigger. That said I didn't notice a huge difference when adjusting it, maybe a couple of ounces? And yes the buffer tube has the protrusion on the buffer, I am not aware of any way to remove it. The brace that comes with the Extar is quite nice though.
     
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  4. JoeTester

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    You rock man, thank you for letting me know all this - VERY helpful!!
     
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  5. Domino

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    No worries. You are going to enjoy it, it really is a great little weapon. I can keep all my rounds in a grouping smaller than a fist at 25 yards with rapid fire. It also has very little recoil which you already know. Get a nice red dot and a weapon light for it and you have an excellent home defense weapon.
     
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  6. JoeTester

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    Got mine, adjustable trigger included - and the SOB15 brace is a huge improvement over the new fish-tail looking brace, at least IMO (personal preferences are never wrong - thats just my opinion on the brace)...

    ...it is so much more comfortable shouldered, and has vastly superior cheek-weld ergonomics.

    Also it just looks MUCH classier... the new little fish-tail brace at the end if the buffer tube looks stupid IMO.

    Heres my setup for now:
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    The Extar EP9 gen 2 to with new stock brace looks like this:
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    EDIT: Admittedly the SB brace is heavier, but the gun felt well balanced today at the range... and indeed, its a shockingly easy gun to shoot. Especially considering is just a straight-blowback (doesn't feel like it is - feels better than a CZ Scorpion IMO)
     
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