I see that Palmetto has an AR 9mm that takes Glock mags on a Labor Day sale. I’m thinking of selling the Sub 2000 to get that instead. But I have zero experience with the AR platform. So I’m looking for Pros and Cons here. It has a 8 inch barrel so I’m thinking it would be bigger than a folded Sub, but not terribly so. Any thoughts appreciated.
I also don’t want to get booted out of the brotherhood since I won’t have any other Mcarbo parts if I spring on this.
Had the same thought process awhile back and sold my Sub2000. It was a fun gun but never had the confidence in it to use it for personal defense or for the protective work I often do. I got a CMMG Banshee AR pistol, 8 in barrel in 40 cal. Takes Glock 22 rd mags. No plastic parts and I have every confidence in this one.
I’m with you on the confidence part. As much as I love the Mcarbo parts, they don’t make the critical ones. And I’ve seen too many videos (no matter what color the polymer) of these things cracking apart. I don’t trust it and it’s getting time to move on. If I take it to a lgs, I’m gonna get very little. But that might be my only option. Or maybe GunBroker. But I’ve never sold anything on there.
I have two AR9’s, one is a PSA and the other I put together on a Spikes lower.
The PSA has a CMC trigger and the Spikes has a Fostech Echo Binary trigger.
Both the guns run 5” barrels and I run both suppressed without any issues. In order to run the Fostech I used an American Resistance bolt which I highly recommend for this platform.
Both of mine have LRBHO which works quite well.
Magazines can be finicky so I stick mostly with Glock and ETS.
Both of my guns run great and I did the same as some others here and sold my Sub2K.