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.22LR / 9mm ARs

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How many of you out there have 9mm uppers on your AR? Like it? How about those of you that run .22lr conversions? I am thinking about going one of these directions to reduce training cost, and of course just to have another toy.

Set me straight on the pros and cons, I just threw a few out there off the top of my head, add all that you feel I missed or should have added.


-Low (vs. 9mm) initial cost
-Cheap ammo
-Ammo is easy to find (relatively, at least around here)
-Conversion kit and mags are all that's needed

-dirty to shoot


-Uses dedicated upper
-ammo (cheaper than 5.56 or 6.8, harder to get around here though)
-Feedback closer to 5.56 when training

-Initial cost
-Dedicated upper
-ammo (cheaper than 5.56 or 6.8, harder to get around here though)
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I was thinking about a RRA 9mm upper, haven't done my research on either caliber though...just tossing around the idea.
Now thats a tough choice. I think its funny that you have dedicated upper and ammo listed as a pro and con for the 9mm though. I think I would lean towards the Spikes 22 for two reasons. Reason one is you can run it without a stock or receiver tube; which looks freaking awesome. Reason two is you can cheaply store 10K rounds of ammo for SHTF purposes, and the .22 LR is an effective round for small game such as squirrels and rabbits which would be important in a SHTF scenario. Also, if you ever went supressed, the Supressor for the 6.8 would work on the .22
I never really thought about it for the SHTF type scenarios, I think I got that covered with other rifles. I am really looking at it from the training side of things.
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