You were correct with your first recommendation. I am looking at carbines or pistols on the ar platform.I misunderstood. Look at STI or similar double stack pistols. Check out Shooters Connection. Brian Enos forum is the place to go for information. I shot that for years, back when USPSA was IPSC. Though other calibers are more popular that 9mmParabellum in Open because of the gas generated and the compensator. I shot 38 Super, though that's old school now.
The B&T’s are nice and the machining is gorgeous.I purposely went away from the AR platform when I was hunting a PCC.
....then I bought a B&T Apc9 pro.
It’s different enough that I like the look, but completely familiar on the controls for someone trained on AR platform weapons for years.
The Apc9 is a sweet lil gun. Fun as hell to plink with, more accurate than I need (4-5 inch at 100 rested, w/ ACRO), lil gassy for a lefty.
I did have a lil snag w/ my first batch of mags. I bought new old stock off gunbroker & they liked to spit out second to last and the last round out of a mag at once. But B&T got me fixed up with new replacement mags that run flawlessly.
I have yet to experience cracking that some guys report on the feed lips.
Overall the Apc9 is one of my favorite guns & I 100% would buy one again!
Then my JP reccomendation stands. I went with a conventional charging handle, just because it's a manual of arms I could do in my sleep. PPC Division is really popular in USPSA, and it's rare to see a JP stutter and common for the others. Though that's not relevant for just range fun.I was looking at the JP as well just forgot to mention it. They do look nice as well, would you go with the side charging model?
I'm a bit old school in some of my offerings and will always lean towards colt 9mm... only for the simple reason that it gives me an excuse to grow out a mustache and wear my aviators.Looking to get a 9mm setup for something fun at the range. I've shot a BT pistol and a Wilson ar9 carbine and enjoyed both of them. Are there any other decent options that are worth looking into?
Tavor - Yes the Timney is surprisingly good! But it has to work with the factory bullpup linkage, so there's some take up. Doesn't matter too much because the trigger is light and fairly crisp. It's not as good as my Geissele in the AR, which is a 2 stage, but close enough. The factory trigger was horrible, I think the worst trigger I've had, lol, so.....Is the trigger decent once upgraded to the timney?
That would fit the bill for expensive and fun at the range.I don't own one, however, I am still surprised that we are 30 posts into this thread and no one has mentioned the HK SP-5...
Well other than learning new mechanics, my biggest issue with the Tavor was the trigger, so this is awesome to hear.Csbarr - It's so much easier to shoot now. Shooting at our plate rack at 12Y I'm going a good second faster, which doesn't sound like much, but 6 plates at 3-ish seconds from low ready is all my current ability level will allow.
Also my hit percentage is higher than with the old trigger and I can time the shots better.