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  1. It’s literally at the end of I-95... just before Canada. I might put a pile of dirt in the corner of the property. Not for regular shooting... but zeroing/testing. County range is about two miles away from work. Thanks.
  2. Glad to hear that... I’d want to suppress one in Maine. What’s the twist rate of the barrel, if you don’t mind me asking?
  3. Yea, same boat. I can easily get an AR pistol in ME, and will (Banshee). But I like the idea behind the vertical grip. Only thing I got to look into if I can pull the muzzle device outside of NJ and have no issues. OAL is measured with stocks/braces extended, so should be good. I want to suppress it, along with everything else I can. I’ve seen MM for a little bit, and feel the same as you confirmed... they are good to go. Never dealt with them, as my ARs were all built some time back. Speaking to Joe via PM, I’m pretty much sold on one (he reminds me of Rudy from Macon Armory, who is proud of people using his product; like business owners with that type of contact). But I’m very likely going to buy the SBF when I get back up there. Yep, main reason I’m looking. I know I can’t do it on the Banshee, which is why I’m sort of unsure on going with either the 5” or 8” barrel. I want to put something up there on the 5”... since that “forend” is pretty short. Reminds me of a KSG type of situation. Blowback will increase weight... just how it is. My D/I .45 AR is light compared to other blowback ARs I’ve handled. But I doubt you’ll see CMMG make a NJ firearm. Very limited market. MM is NJ based, which is why you see them offering them. The other manufacturers, I doubt they will keep those models offered in the long term. Nature of the internet... sad, but true. Hell, I still get people telling me I can’t buy a pistol out of state on my FFL-03, and that I’m breaking laws. I do agree, it is a little murky in regards to building your own. Which is why I say to buy one built. Have to be 21 to transfer something as a pistol/receiver, so no matter it being a firearm. That being said, if you get one in hand to shoot... definitely looking for a little bit of a review. I’m a few months out from looking, but definitely going to hook up with Joe to check it out. There is an FFL up in ME that I could check with, if there is still a backorder.
  4. I’d take a look on Amazon... I’m looking for ones when I get the Colorado... hopefully ordering it in the next week or so. Try to stick clear of ones you need to drill. Don’t know if they are still there, but used to be a guy that sold them at the Farmingdale 33/34 circle... by the old Stewart’s. If not, maybe American Van in Lakewood (unsure if you need an account) or Monmouth Truck in Shrewsbury.
  5. While I personally don’t have to deal with it anymore... as my house in Maine closed yesterday... I’m not seeing it being too easy to build it yourself. Start off with a long gun, you made a SBR. Start off with a pistol, at least in NJ, you might have an “assault weapon.” To get to 26+” OAL, I believe you are likely over 50 ounces. While I didn’t mind the “gray” area with the TAC-14/brace (since Black Aces did the same folding brace setup, and was legal), that is a little too “gray” for me to recommend on the internet. That all being said, I’m going to try to link up with Joe from Modern Materiel sometime that week I get back up to NJ to check out their SBF. I do want to get the Banshee, but I can push that out until we switch over to Glocks (main reason it will be a truck gun... but I’ll toss my .40 SUB-2000 in as a truck gun). But I really don’t see too many short barrel firearm ARs out there. Guess most people just go to AR pistols. The SBF interests me mainly for the vertical grip, as I like running long guns like that. Can’t do it with a pistol. But the longer barrel keeps 5.56mm velocities up a little better than something shorter (less than 10”).
  6. While I probably can get something better in Maine, I kind of want to buy one when I’m back in NJ... packing for the move. Maybe just knowing that and my TAC-14 were both middle fingers to NJ. Don’t know, but I’m very interested in pricing and who will stock them in Monmouth County. Hopefully HGW or Monmouth Arms (favoring Steve, since I won’t see him anymore). Shore Shot... too much bad blood over the years for me to walk back in.
  7. They had it for $99 for a few days surrounding D-Day... big pro-military and L/E company. It is somewhat higher, but they are still working on getting orders out. They were sure there was going to be demand, but think they slightly underestimated it. But from the people that tried out the prototypes, it far surpasses the Midwest Industries one. They also do a slightly higher rear sight that helps with the cheek weld. Think the mount goes for cowitness, and then you can raise it if your red dot has spacers. I looked at it via the website and YouTube... but will be heading to NJ whenever mine ships. Only gun things I had sent to FLETC was my P30 magazine/spacer for my duty gun... and ankle holster that I had modified for my 642-1 and weapon light.
  8. Until CBP, which is the largest Federal L/E agency, ordered optics ready pistols... I would have agreed with you. When they made their solicitation, CBP used a survey that they put out to field personnel... on what they wanted in a firearm. While sidearms are being issued with standard sights/standard plates, you’ll see a lot of interest in where it goes from here... especially with BP and how hard they are on their guns. If it gets utilized effectively, you’ll see other agencies follow suit... and likely more interest across the board. Higher interest, prices do have to come down. But from the amount of talk I’ve heard about it, I’m interested in seeing where it moves from here. Personally, I think it will be the future... not as big of a jump as from revolvers to semi-autos, but in the ball park.
  9. Don’t plan on going with a .45 GAP. My view, if someone made a frame that wasn’t a 9mm/.40 double stack for it (single stack .45 GAP), there might have been a chance as a backup gun. 9mm Makarov is available, especially from Hornady. Plan on getting one once I get situated in Maine. A CZ-52 is also in the mix, but I do already have another pistol in 7.62x25mm. Had a 6.5mm Japanese chambered Carcano, but got rid of since it was sporterized. Love 8mm, for the historic value. Not on your list... have my Oswald Carcano copy (6.5mm Carcano), Colt Vest Pocket (.25 ACP), two Mosin Nagants (7.62x54mm), Nagant revolver (7.62x38mm), and Springfield Trapdoor Carbine (.45-70... but also a Custer era gun). Don’t reload yet, and probably won’t until I build a garage/loft. Good ammo can be found for all of that, whether it hard to find or higher in price. 10mm, I like for the history. At FLETC, they have a firearms display in one of their buildings. Has a lot of cool stuff, including an IRS Thompson (think a 1921, if I remember correctly; great condition, with the original case). Was talking with our instructor about it, and had to ask about the 1076 they had... which was an FBI gun. If there wasn’t the history stemming from the FBI Miami shootout... I likely wouldn’t have one.
  10. I agree with that... But one thing with 10mm, is that most die-hards are reloaders. How much is the cost difference reloading 10mm over .40? And if that’s the case, they may also be in other cartridges based off it (9x25mm Dillon). I love my 10mm and will never get out of it. Do I have the desire to buy another? Not unless I get a Compact 3rd Generation... to go with my 1006 (mainly so I don’t need more magazines). If I do that, likely a 1066, and I’d send it out to get converted over to decock-only as my 1006 was. I considered a SIG, but at the same token... my needs for 10mm power will be quite limited. 9mm does enough. While I was never really a fan of .40... it isn’t a bad round. For as much as I’ve been shooting it the past few weeks, it isn’t worth anymore than 9mm. That being said, if I could buy my duty gun... I would. More because it is brand new, and switching to 9mm Glocks next year, but also because it is what I’m going through the academy with. Don’t think I’d buy one, after the fact... while I get the idea behind it, I hate the LEM trigger.
  11. CBP is moving to an optics ready sidearm... which I will likely put one on when approved. I’ve heard rumors that OFO (which I’m apart of) might have to go 19, with BP having the 47 (17... pretty much). Either scenario, more so with the 19, I’m getting a Gen 5 34 (with optic, but like it since the cutout is gone) as a personal gun... and likely a CMMG Banshee to go along with it. I’ve heard a lot of good reviews of the setup (red dot pistol), but the main interest for me was CBP going with it. I considered having a gun cut for it, but just too much work, considering most of my guns were plated. I do have to research it more, as I want to get high enough sights to back them up to the red dot. Likely getting a suppressor... so, win-win.
  12. Spend your money however you want. I’d put my MCARBOed SUB-2000 up against most other pistol caliber carbines... and would feel confident with it. Even the stock SUB-2000s have enough rounds through them to prove they are fine. You can call it what you want, but I do not see any other 16” carbines coming in that weight, much less be able to fold in half. Some of KelTec’s firearms have teething issues, but most get squared away. But the thinking outside the box is what a lot of buyers are drawn to. That all being said, think I narrowed down on the firearm I mentioned earlier... https://www.cmmginc.com/product/pistol-banshee-200-mkgs-9mm/ Still getting that PTR 9CT... but I like what I’ve been hearing about with the Banshee. And since 9mm Glock magazines will be abundant in the next year or so, it will be a good buy.
  13. Thanks. I’ve seen them... but since I want to get a S&W 1917, I likely will hunt down a nice period correct original holster. I did see a USPS holster for it on eBay, but let it go. I know USBP had some of these... which I’d like to find one of those holsters, but not holding my breath on that.
  14. Even if you get a Glock SUB-2000... you can order the two halves (not the actual firearm... the bolt tube is), and a universal magazine release. You now have the multi version. Halves and magazine release come out to either $57 or $82... depending on which you buy. CZ-75, Beretta 9x, TP9, P320, M&P, P226, S&W 3rd Generation... then the Glock full-size or compact. And KelTec has been doing new magazine adapters as new guns have become popular. Still don’t see Ruger doing anything with other magazines... even though I’d want to see it. And still want a .45 version for a suppressor host. But money will go elsewhere until that happens. I am likely getting a 9mm Glock magazine carbine in the near future... at least when CBP fully switches over to Glock (figuring by October 2020, but likely sooner, since the northern border should be getting them first). I’d consider another KelTec... but an AR pistol also is sort of calling me. Definitely not a Ruger, completely due to weight.
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