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What is an AR-9?
The AR-9 stands for armalite rifle 9 and is a variant of the AR-15 platform which is designed to take pistol cartridges, The 9 millimeter luger caliber being the main caliber for the platform. It functions much like a regular AR-15, however its gas system is based on blowback like many standard handguns/pistols are. The AR- 9 platform is great for entry level gun buyers because the caliber is much less demanding than the .223/5.56 of the standard AR-15 platform. It is optimal in shorter barrel lengths making it suitable for home defense and self defense outside the home. As an AR pistol it is able to be concealed in public. 80% lower build kits make the AR-9 platform even more accessible to get a little more experience building on a platform with an inherently simple design.
Build or Buy AR-9?
The AR-9 is built off of the extremely modular design of the air 15. That makes it optimal to purchase as a bill kit, Because all of the parts are interchangeable. The aftermarket offers a diverse array of parts that cater to Different purposes and specs. There is a lot to gain from building herone AR9 however there are some issues with quality control that you simply cannot avoid unless you choose to buy a complete air 9. Here are the benefits of building or buying an AR-9.
Benefits of Building an AR-9:
- completely customize every single part of it.
- fine tune it to be exactly as you want
- You can customize every inch of it to fit your needs.
- may also save some money.
- No background checks with 80% Lower receivers. (click here for more info)
Cons of Building an AR-9:
- Not all parts are interchangeable.
- Some parts are “mil-spec,”
- meaning they meet the specifications required for M16 rifles and parts sold to the military.
- If you have some mil-spec parts and some that aren’t, they may not fit well or fit at all.
Pros of Buying an AR-9:
- Does not require as much knowledge of the internal systems.
- Can be higher quality
- Budget involves less organization
- Can be done in any state (Know your state firearm laws)
Cons of Buying an AR-9:
- Prices are usually higher than when building
- FFL background checks, and online transfer fees increase cost
- Approval process takes longer
- Name brands cost more.
- Upgrading will require more knowledge of the system
How to Buy an AR-9 Online?
Buying an AR-9 is pretty much as easy as it comes for buying things on the Internet. There are a few things you need to do before you buy your very own and are not online. The 1st step is to go to SteelFox firearms.com and create an account. If in the account creation process you will be able to add in billing information, shipping information And much more. After that it is like shopping on the Internet normally. Go to the AR-9 category tab where you will be exposed to a host of AR-9 bill kits,parts and accessories that you can use to have a unique AR-9 build. Our AR-9 build kits are 80% lower AR-9 kits.
However, the process for purchasing a complete AR9 firearm is a little different. Instead of the firearm being shipped to your home address it must be shipped to an FFL dealer in your area. Yet this usually involves FFL transfer fees and federal background check fees. If this. does add to the cost a bit more as well as the fact that it is 100% complete. You can expect to pay more for a complete AR-9, although you can also be more certain of its quality based on the brand.
How to Build an AR-9 Build kit?
Building an AR-9 build kit involves three main processes:
- Machine the 80% Lower Receiver
- Assemble the kit
- Test the kit
How to machine a 9MM 80% Lower
The AR-9 kit is built around the 9mm lower receiver, which has alterations to the magwell and ejector. The process for machining the 80% lower will involve the use of a drill press, milling machine, or a CNC machine. The use of a jig kit is necessary in the process that doesn’t involve the CNC machine.
How to Assemble a AR-9 Build kit
The AR-9 is very similar to the AR-15. Many of its systems are the same, except for the ejector, bolt, and gas system. However, the trigger, buffer assembly, and barrel mount are the same. Here is a list of the components of the AR-9.
What is an AR-9?
- Buffer and Stock Assembly
- AR-9 upper assembly
- AR-9 9mm Luger Bolt Carrier group
- AR-15 milspec Trigger group
- Mil Spec grip
- AR-9 lower receiver
Why Buy an AR-9 From Steel Fox Firearms?
For 6 years, SteelFox firearms has built its community around quality firearms and exceptional service. To that end, We offer the highest quality AR-9 parts and kits for the best price on the market. However, not only do we have a great product, we also make it our priority to get our products to your door as quickly as possible.We do our utmost to secure the information of our customers because we believe that the 2nd amendment is not the only important right that we have to preserve. Therefore it is our duty to not only provide secure access to our store, but to ensure that our AR-15 products are sold at an efficient cost And an even speedier shipping process.