Technical and Informational Resource for AR-15 and Variants
The Yankee Hill Machine 9mm Bolt Buffer YHM-925-A designed for carbine AR-15 stocks is manufactured from high quality stainless steel and features extra weight and length for 9mm AR’s. The added length helps prevent breakage of the bolt catch. Includes a mil. spec. bumper. The buffer weight is 5.9 oz which places it between the 5.4 oz H3 and 6.08 oz VLTOR A5-H3 buffers.
I could probably devote an entire website to Aero Precision’s various AR-15 combos, specials and one of a kinds. Anyhow, this time Aero Precision is combining their fantastic threaded M4E1 AR-15 upper receiver with their Atlas S-One handguard. The AERO PRECISION ATLAS S-ONE M4E1 AR-5 THREADED ASSEMBLED UPPER system is designed to match seamlessly creating an upper so sleek it rivals the rigidity and appearance of a monolithic upper. At $199 the system comes in cheaper than many quality handguards alone.
The PWS MOD2 Carbine H3 Buffer is perfect for shooters who need to reduce cyclic rate or dampen recoil. The fluted design features minimal contact points within the buffer tube allowing trapped debris to easily clear. The steel buffer body is protected by a slick salt bath nitride finish for smoother cycling and resistance to corrosion.
I titled this post “Why you need a 9mm AR15 now! to grab readers attention and there’s a bit of symbology in my message. I learned long ago to take advantage of the market trends I mentioned several paragraphs above. Right now because of market saturation prices on most AR15’s and associated hardware are at their lowest points ever and that can change in an instant. I learned long ago to take advantage of the market and focus on items that can be regulated and eliminated. In the the the year or two leading up to the awful events in Sandy Hook while other shooters were making their AR15’s look pretty I was buying stripped AR15 lowers
Palmetto State Armory aka “PSA” has embraced pistol caliber AR’s in a big way. In the case of AR 9mm they offer them in Colt and the subject of this post Glock Magazine compatible style. PSA is currently offering no less than 20 different options of 9mm AR-15 lower receiver. Now that number is slightly misleading because PSA also includes 7 blemished models as 9mm AR lowers for sale. The 13 9mm lower receiver models that remain are actually PSA’s way of having a 9mm AR lower your way. They offer basic stripped 9mm lower receivers, 9mm AR Pistol Lower Receivers as well as variations with different stocks and triggers. Examples would include SOB Brace, KAK SHOCKWAVE, Magpul MOE Furniture and EPT Enhanced Polished Trigger.
The Angstadt Arms 9mm AR-15 Buffer Kit provides the correct weight and size buffer for reliable cycling of your 9mm blowback AR-15. Just in case you ask: the standard rifle or carbine buffer isn’t the correct weight for an AR-15 chambered for 9mm Luger. 5.4oz carbine buffer, Carbine buffer spring, Aluminum buffer spacer. A wear-resistant matte black finish on the all-steel Angstadt Arms 9mm AR-15 Buffer Kit protects it from corrosion and surface wear for a long service life. Complete 9mm AR-15 buffer kit gives you everything you need to get your 9mm AR-15 running smoothly. It is compatible with both GLOCK® and Colt® style magazines.
JP upgraded their awesome GMR-13 9mm AR rifles with a new lower receiver that features last round lock back, an improved magazine release and a flared magwell. The new model designation is GMR-15. Fortunately JP has made the new 9mm lower available in kit form. The “JP GMR-15 9mm Billet Lower Receiver Kit JPGMR15LRK1” would be my choice for a 9mm AR build today.
The Pantheon Arms DOLOS Takedown Kit allows for quick separation of the handguard & barrel from the upper receiver, resulting in an extremely compact & convenient package. Kits simply attaches to your per-existing AR-15 barrel and is compatible with standard YHM free float handguards (Diamond, Tactical, etc). System works with standard AR-15 gas tubes and gas blocks. Once installed, user simply has to retract the bolt, insert the handguard, barrel & kit onto the upper receiver, turn the system 1/3 of a turn and you have an assembled upper receiver. Kit works great in conjunction with a LAW Tactical Folder for an extremely compact disassembled firearm.
As a testament to American ingenuity we are beginning to see more and more accessories to keep AR-15 rifles in the hands of American shooters who live in restricted states. While all these devices accomplish their goal shooters end up with severely neutered AR’s. It’s better than nothing though. The HOGUE AR-15 FREEDOM FIGHTER FIXED MAGAZINE CONVERSION KIT is one such accessory. The Hogue fixed magazine conversion kit consists of parts and a drill jig to perform required a modification to an AR lower receiver to make it a fixed magazine lower. Once the AR is modified the upper and lower must be opened to remove the magazine.
The Brownells 9mm AR-15 Bolt Carrier Group is specifically designed for use in pistol-caliber carbines, which are a growing trend in the AR-15 world. This bolt-carrier group allows AR builders to custom-make their own 9mm AR. The Brownells 9mm AR-15 Bolt Carrier Group is constructed entirely from a single piece of steel billet and features a pinned weight that can be taken out for compatibility with different buffer systems.