BSF CARBON FIBER 9MM AR-15 BARRELS

BSF CARBON FIBER 9MM AR-15 BARREL
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BSF CARBON FIBER 9MM AR-15 BARRELS

Lightweight Match-Quality Barrel for Your 9MM Pistol-Caliber AR-15

BSF Barrels builds their 9mm Luger AR-15 carbon fiber barrels with the same care that goes into a top-quality match barrel to ensure that you’ll achieve the best possible accuracy from your AR pistol, SBR, or carbine. All BSF barrels are turned from ordnance-grade 416R stainless steel, then given a roll-wrapped, tensioned, carbon fiber sleeve. The sleeve keeps weight down while providing excellent rigidity, plus enhanced cooling.

BSF uses this sleeve method on their 9mm Luger AR-15 barrels rather than simple carbon fiber wrapping because they believe wrapping traps heat and is prone to delamination. Further, BSF uses a special carbon fiber that expands at the same rate as 416R, and holes drilled into the jacket allow air to circulate around the barrel and vent heat quickly. Less heat distortion means far less risk of accuracy fade as your 9mm chambered AR-15’s barrel heats up.

BSF CARBON FIBER 9MM AR-15 BARREL SPECIFICATIONS

From the manufacturer: After turning down the barrel, we jacket a 416R Stainless steel match barrel in a roll-wrapped carbon fiber sleeve and load it under tension.  We use this jacketing method rather than wrapping the barrel in carbon fiber because this method of wrapping has been proven to trap heat and cause delamination.  The carbon fiber we use is specially designed to move at the same expansion rate as 416R stainless steel. We machine slots into the carbon fiber allowing air to move around the barrel and vent heat quicker without any delamination issues.  Using the Carbon Fiber this way keeps the rifling straighter the warmer the barrel gets because it’s under tension. This allows us to maintain superior stiffness and strength while keeping the barrel extremely lightweight.

  • 5.5″- 10.2 oz
  • 8.5″- 11.9 oz
  • 10.5″- 12.9 oz
  • 14.5″- 15.2 oz
  • 16″- 16.6 oz
  • 6 Groove Button Rifling
  • Thread: 1/2″ 28
  • .875 OD
  • 1:10 Twist Rate
  • Chambered in 9mm
  • PATENT PENDING

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ORION 9mm AR-15 | 9mm AR Lower | 9mm AR Upper

ORION 9mm AR-15

It always excites me to learn of new players and products in the field of AR-15 rifles, carbines and pistols. The latest to catch my interest is the Orion 9mm AR-15 product lineup. It’s common knowledge here on AR-15 TACTICAL that I completely embrace pistol caliber AR-15 carbines, especially those chambered in 9mm.

The 9mm cartridge  is standard issue to many law enforcement for use with duty sidearms, the United States Military M9 pistol and probably the most popular centerfire pistol cartridge in the world. This commonality guarantees easy to locate and inexpensive ammunition for shooters everywhere.

ORION 9mm AR-15 Product Lineup

Orion Guns offers a full line of 9mm AR-15 products that include complete 9mm AR-15 rifles, complete 9mm AR-15 upper receivers, complete and stripped 9mm AR-15 lower receivers and 9mm AR-15 barrels. What is not clear about Orion Guns is whether they actually manufacture any 9mm AR-15 hardware themselves or assemble hardware from other manufacturers. I suspect the answer is somewhere in the middle. The pictures on the Orion Guns website as well as the website appear to be home brew.

Judging from the pictures on the website I suspect Orion is producing 9mm AR barrels and combining them with hardware from other manufacturers as necessary. Nothing wrong with any of this. In fact I praise and encourage them for recognizing a void and diving in. Orion Guns must be doing something right because I learned of them from Brownells. Click here for more information and ordering.

ORION 9mm AR-15 Barrels

The Orion AR-15 Barrels Chambered in 9mm are available in 5″, 8″, 10.5″ & 16″. Made of 4140 Chrome Moly Steel and black nitride finished, these barrels are heat treated and stress relieved. They are stress relieved once again after the button rifling process. All barrels threaded 5/8-24 with a 1-10 twist.

ORION 9mm AR-15 Upper Receivers

Orion offers 9mm AR-15 uppers with the following barrel lengths, 3-inch, 5-inch, 8-inch, 10.5-inch and 16-inch. The uppers are available with knurled tubular, quad-rail and standard two piece A2 style handguards.

5U-1-9mmK

  • 5″ 9mm Orion Barrel
  • 1-10 Twist
  • Black Nitride
  • A2 Flash Hider
  • 4″ Ridged Free Float Tube

8U-3-9mm-7K

  • 8″ 9mm Orion Barrel
  • 1-10 Twist
  • Black Nitride
  • A2 Flash Hider
  • 7″ Ridged Free Float Tube

16U-2-9mmK

  • 16″ 9mm Orion Barrel
  • 1-10 Twist
  • A2 Flash Hider
  • Ridged Mid-Length Free Float Handguard

ORION 9mm Lower Receivers

The Orion 9mm lowers appear to be assembled to a price point. My preference would be a Hahn 9mm magazine block and KNS anti-rotation pins installed on the lower. Note use the KNS anti-rotation pins on all 9mm AR rifles. Visit our 9mm rifle project that closely resembles the Orion offerings

ORION 9mm AR Lower Specifications

  • Anderson milspec Lower
  • Promag 9mm Magazine Block
  • Made of 7075 T6 Aluminum
  • M4 6 position Stocked lower
  • Installed CMMG Lower mil spec parts kit
  • Buffer & buffer spring installed
  • Add $18.00 each for every 9mm 32 rd mag you want
  • Uses Colt pattern 32 round 9mm magazines (We use Bushmaster colt pattern Metal mags)

ORION 9mm AR-15 Bolt Carrier Group

Orion Guns offers a black nitride coated, standard Colt 9mm AR-15 bolt carrier group. The bolt carrier works with standard AR-15 hammers. The carrier is also Glock compatible. The bolt carrier appears to be CMMG brand.

 

Ballistic Advantage 9mm AR15 Barrels | 9mm AR 15 Barrel

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Ballistic Advantage 9mm AR15 Barrels

 

The Ballistic Advantage 9mm AR15 Barrels are machined from 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium steel with a QPQ Corrosion Resistant Finish and 1/2-28 x .400 full profile threads. The barrels are available in 5.5 inch, 8 inch, 11 inch and 16″ lengths

  • Designed to work with both Colt/RR and Glock style AR builds.
  • Compatible with standard mil-spec uppers. There are also numerous dedicated 9mm upper options that work.
  • Requires the use of a unique magwell conversion (Colt/Rock River style) with UZI mags or a dedicated 9mm lower with Glock mags.
  • 9mm on an AR15 platform operates by blowback and does not need a gas block or gas tube.
  • Threaded 1/2×28 instead of 1/2×36 to give you greater versatility when choosing a suppressor.
  • Integrated feed ramp and barrel extension.
  • Since the “barrel extension” is an integral part of the barrel, the length stated is the true overall length. For example, an 11” 9mm barrel has the same outer dimensions/length as a 10.5” 5.56 barrel.
  • IMPORTANT: A standard 1/2×28 flash hider will not have enough clearance for a 9mm round to pass.
  • Before installing a muzzle device, ensure a 9mm round will drop freely through the bore.

You must use Ballistic Advantage 9mm AR15 Barrels less than 16″ in length with a lower receiver that is a Registered SBR, Machine Gun, or Pistol. Possession of a Ballistic Advantage 9mm AR15 Barrel less than 16″ inches in length  along with a Non-NFA lower receiver is Prohibited, except when installed on a Pistol configuration firearm.

Ballistic Advantage 9mm AR15 Barrels – Specifications

  • Length 5.5″, 8″, 11″, 16″
  • Material 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium
  • Profile Government
  • Finish QPQ Corrosion Resistant
  • Gas System Length Blowback
  • Gas Block Journal Blowback Gas System – No Gas Block
  • Twist Rate 1:10 inches
  • Muzzle 1/2×28 Threaded
  • Weight 9.6oz, 9.2oz, 17.4oz, 24.3oz

 

Ballistic Advantage 9mm AR15 Barrels


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