Saw Corey shooting this on Pawn Stars....
It looks like it has some kind of P90-type horizontal magazine above the barrel. What is it and who makes it?
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The cool part about these is it truly is plug 'n' play like ARs are: the upper pops in and spent casings are kicked out of the unused magwell in the lower. Aside from buying the upper, all you need is ammo, as I've heard they come with 2 magazines already so you're not really in a bad place as far as mags go, starting out. Really would like one of these but CA laws and 5.7 availability/prices keep me from jumping in.
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And for those unaware, the P90 magazines hold 50 rounds. I think the 5.7 is a bit of a gimmick (particularly because of the lack of the proper ammunition in the states) but it's still a bullet, and if you can accurately put 50 of them on target...you win.
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I wanted to look into this AR57 conversion some more and found this thread discussing the cases being expanded during firing... here is a pic:
The normal fired casing came out of a FN pistol, the bad case came out of a (I think PWA) 5.7 upper.
It's from this thread, which is somewhat entertaining to read.... http://www.ar15armory.com/forums/57-Upper-t61653.html
I don't need one, I can't really argue any good reason to have one.... which means I need one in the safe
You have to wonder if the upper was really chambered for 5.7x28... I mean wall is bulged and the bottle neck is gone! I wonder if it was reamed for 5.56 which has a case diameter a smidge (1.6mm) larger and 17mm longer.
He provided links to other threads where people were also having the same case bulging issue, but I would hope the problem would be sorted by now.