Extar EP9 9mm pistol

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  1. Me.

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    https://extarusa.com/ep9.htm

    Does anyone on here have one yet?

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    $439 + transfer fee for a Glock-mag fed lightweight toy sounds like a lot of fun-per-dollar.
     
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    Pretty cool.
    Looks like an ATF honeypot for forward grip attachment.
     
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    Been out of stock for as long as I can remember. iirc it is only sold from their website. They claim to have them on Wednesday evenings I think. But I’ve not seen it ever show availability. Is a neat looking “pistol”. I’ve heard good things about the lrbho as well. Haven’t found any reviews that claim it to be of poor quality even though it’s primarily polymer.
     
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    Tagged for interest. Been looking st it for a long time & just when I think I can get it, I start to have doubts about a 9mm AR pistol, vs a 5.56 AR pistol. :confused:
     
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    Gonna need a range report
     
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    An update..... I have looked on their site at 7pm Eastern and the so indeed show stock for several hours on Monday, Wed, and Fri.

    What an odd way of marketing. It’s better than being vaguely “backordered” I guess. Or some waiting list. At least when you order one, you get some confirmation.


    Doing some reading, it looks like Extar might be the same people who brought out the Carbon 15. First time I picked one of those up, I wanted it so badly. Long before they sold out to Bushmaster. The Carbon 15s did not get a good reputation though.
     
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    Dry? :confused:
     
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    Yup
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    I’d have wagered a red dot would be more appropriate for one of these... and definitely a nice suppressor. :D

    I’ve heard cutting up old bike tires and securing them to the grip works well for an improved grip...
     
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    Just picked up one of these second hand (got a deal) with an AT3 red dot sight. This one has a B5 pistol grip and a Fab Defense fore grip. Came with a 33 round mag (Glock). Played around with it this afternoon, taking it apart and putting it back together. Looked like you could drop a trigger group in, so I stuck an extra Risa Armament trigger in, but had to replace the safety select for it to work. Trying to get to the range to see how much fun this can be!
     
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    It did fit right in. The stock pin is plastic, and for now, I chose not to replace it, but I think I will if the trigger works well.
     
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    This Might be the next evolution for us with the Roni. Ima think on it and what it might offer that the Roni doesn't give us. Any help would be appreciated. Right now the Roni has a mini Bushnell red dot and no other mods. I'm new to this and am so taken with the concept I could easily be swayed to this but help me as to what it would offer me extra over Mr. Roni???
     
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    I have only seen a Roni, never handled one.

    I can’t imagine the Extar is a clear Roni-beater (especially if you already have a Roni).

    If it matters to you, the Extar has the same controls as an AR, so it can be used for training.

    It uses the same grips as an AR, so you have some options there.

    Extar has a bolt-release. Roni you have to rack the slide to drop the slide from the open position.


    Roni is the winner if you are looking for more distance from shoulder-to-grip.
    Extar wins in distance from firing hand to support-hand (more=better).
    Extar allows mag-well-grip, if you like that sort of thing.


    If I already owned a Glock and a Roni... I’d be hard pressed to find a driving need for an Extar.
     
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    I can suppress the Extar today (if I had one), but I can't do that with a Roni.
     
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    Thanks Ole Pard but not a deciding factor for me.
     
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    This is what you need @BatteryOaksBilly it will take you back to the 60s. No need for evolution. Nothing smoother than a roller delayed blowback.



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    In fact I have Total access to the Real Deal. I seldom shoot it suppressed but can if I wish.
     
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    Shot it subsonic suppressed yet? I wonder if there is less bolt slap than an AR 9.​
     
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    Hoping to get out to the range this weekend with mine. Anxious to see if the drop in trigger works well.
     
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    Make sure the Fab defense grip is not a vertical foregrip, as that can get you into trouble, as Slacker cleverly pointed out.
     
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    It's a 3/4 foregrip, not vertical, thanks.
     
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    One of the reasons I prefer flat trigger shoes on AR's. They tend to set the trigger face further forward.
     
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    IMG_3563_Moment.jpg IMG_3563_Moment 1.jpg IMG_3563_Moment 2.jpg Hit the range today and ran about 150 rounds through it. Rise Armament trigger did very well. AT3 red dot site that it came with was already zeroed in. Took just about every shot from 40 to 50 yards and it was a blast!
     
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    Bit of a thread revive here. I was yakking to my fun dealer about Ar9 shenanigans and he dragged his Extar out of the closet for me to fondle.

    It's mad light, ugly as sin, has the Glock mags at an angle I don't hate (Looking at you Kriss) and is about as cheap as I could start to build an AR9 for.

    I may be sold. I think I'll take him up on his offer to shoot it and see if it doesn't hate me.
     
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    I don't like the mag angle on Glock mag ARs generally, but I was playing with the Extar and it was more comfortable for me. If they made the Extar Colt mag version I'd be super happy.
     
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    You get your Glock back! ;)
     
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    Watched the review and went to the web site... $39 for any of three different designs (10 round flush, 15 rd flush, and American Flag 10rd flush). YouTube review said that the grip was large (makes sense), so that might help anyone who has really large hands and may end up with their trigger finger pointing back at them... :) Haven't ordered one yet....
     
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    Which begs the question, why didn't they make the Extar feed from the grip like the Sub2k, CX4, etc? There is no reason for a pistol caliber weapon to have a separate mag well that adds 3" to the overall length.

    I'd much rather have it shorter than have it try and look like an AR or "assault weapon", which is the only reason I can think of for building it the way they did.
     
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    Bump, tagged, because I have one of these in the mail and I can't wait to try it out. I even have a spare 3# AR trigger to try in it.
     
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    Handguard on this thing is a boner killer for sure. Pure fugly. Shame it's not swappable...

    Because that's the worst looking AR grip ever made....
     
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    I'm hoping as they get more popular, some companies will come on board with some aftermarket support.

    I honestly kind of like how janky it looks. Like something from a dystopian cyberpunk comic.
     
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    Will be a while before I can put some ammo through it, but I'll have a full write up when I do.

    Some initial thoughts:
    -For $400 it comes with and SB brace standard. No adapter/tube/brace combo to buy.
    -It's extremely light and handles well.
    -I can't find a comfortable set up for the handguard. I don't really like the AFG- you can't go thumb over bore very well with it. I'll probably end up taking it off.
    -Comes with a factory "brake" of sorts on the muzzle threads. No real need to buy something else unless you just want to trick it out. I would assume between the internal buffer and brake combo the recoil's going to be minuscule.
    -I've never tried the B5 grips, but it's actually a really nice one, and I wasn't able to find one in my parts I liked better on it.
    -Ideally, I'd like a standard small red dot on top, but astigmatism ruins that. I'd like something smaller to match the size and weight of the pistol, but there aren't a lot of small 1x prisms on the market.
     
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    Nice. I'd really like to try one of these but last time I was there they were back ordered. Did it take long to get it?

    Scratch that, I was looking at the 10mm. Wait or go 9mm? Free citizen problems! ;)
     
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    5 days from order placed to FFL.
     
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    10 mm? And I was waiting for the .45 ACP.....
     
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    Just went to the web site. Since I already have a 9, I believe I will wait for the 10!
     
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