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9mm as SBR

I’m thinking about turning El Nino into a short barreled rifle (pay the $200 tax, get law enforcement sign off, yada yada). Now, through the magic of photoshop and my first real effort photoshopping an image and not just inserting text, I present what El Nino would look like with a 10.5 inch barrel:

And before I butchered it:

12 Responses to “9mm as SBR”

  1. Paul Price Says:

    Aren’t there feeding and reliability issues when the barrels get that short? I thought that I had read that, but don’t recall where. If that is not an issue, I like your idea.


  2. SayUncle Says:

    Not for 9mm, typically. With the 5.56 Nato, I’ve heard there can be some problems like that. Also, they lose their effectiveness and spit a fireball.

  3. Marc Says:

    Now THAT looks proportional!

  4. Alston Says:

    There can be in the .223 rifles, gas operated as they are. There are myriad fixes for the reliability issues associated with shorty .223 carbines.

    However, the 9mm is mass-delayed blowback, and as long as you have even a few inches of barrel, it will run just fine. 9mm doesn’t have the power to use more than 10″ of barrel, so you’re not losing anything in a 9mm SBR – I’m building one next month.


  5. Ravenwood Says:

    I’ve got a .223-5.56 Bushmaster shorty and just love it. My next purchase will likely be a 7″ 9mm upper from ADCO.

    My dealer ordered it direct from Bushmaster which means there’s no secondary SOT markings on it. Of course it also took a full year to take possession on. (BM farted around with the order and didn’t even deliver the rifle until late Sept.)

  6. SayUncle Says:

    And you’ve not posted pics? Feh!

  7. t3rrible Says:

    that may be the sexiest thing I have seen(on this blog) in a long time.

  8. PawPaw Says:

    I see you’ve turned it into a saddle-ring carbine.

    Single point sling systems are easy to work with, and solve a lot of problems simply and elegantly.

  9. Marc Says:

    Just get a Gemtech upper – a supressed short barrel without the second $200 tax. Then let me shoot it. 🙂

  10. bjbarron Says:

    No longer a trunk gun…it is now a glove box gun.

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