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ellis4538

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MecTec ?
« on: January 10, 2017, 04:16:45 pm »
Not sure of the spelling but I was wondering if anyone had tried the MecTec conversion where you use your pistol frame on their carbine conversion top end?  If so is it worth it?  Does it work as advertised?  Any other input would be helpful.

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MecTec ?
« on: January 10, 2017, 04:16:45 pm »

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Re: MecTec ?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2017, 07:22:12 pm »
I have a MechTech CCU on a Para-Ordnance pistol and haven't shot it much but didn't have any issues. If anyone made a camp carbine type of rifle that took double column Para mags I would have bought that instead. One thing bothers me about it. I have the collapsible AR type stock and it's only held on by one skinny screw. It seems like it would be easy to break but they may have changed it. For that reason I'd rather have a designated pistol caliber carbine if it uses mags I already have. http://mechtechsys.com/
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Re: MecTec ?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2017, 10:12:00 pm »
Richard... I have a small frame Glock version in 9mm.... I like to tinker with my guns, and there is not a lot of options for fine tuning the action.. the bolt is a little heavier than my dedicated 9mm AR9 PCC bolt + buffer and the recoil spring is an extension (screen door) spring... works well with factory ammo, but mine won't run on loads less than about 150 power factor...for a do-over, I'd choose the self contained firing system of my high cap Para lower sitting in the safe, and buy 9mm mags for it.... accuracy is good, and is fun to shoot... if you are thinking of just occasional shooting, it gets you into the PCC game for a reasonable investment....the AR platform is more familiar to me, so I invested in building an AR9 and the MT is probably going to be up for sale....I haven't shot a pistol for the last 6 months for USPSA matches.... Florida State match in 2 weeks....if you have specific questions, please post... regards



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Re: MecTec ?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 05:35:25 pm »
JF and Les, thanks for the input.  Just thinking out loud so to speak.  $$$ is kinda tight right now and I think the MT would be cheaper that a dedicated 9 AR.  Don't have one in 223 so you can see my dilemma.

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Re: MecTec ?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2017, 06:37:35 pm »
While a dedicated 9mm ar patern carbine might be pricey you may want to look at some of, the other option as well. Don't forget to take a look at the sub2000 for glock mag patern if you have a glock already. Another one to check out is the JustRight carbine. I believe that both offer options for Glock and Beretta mag patterns, not sure of any others. Someone else may know more.
I love my Lone Wolf 9mm ar patern but it certainly is not for a budget plan.
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Re: MecTec ?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2017, 08:52:49 pm »
Richard... my AR9 was under $800 without the sight..

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Re: MecTec ?
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2017, 10:44:31 pm »
I took a look at their website and the collapsible stock they have now is different from mine. It looks like it uses a standard M4 stock with an adapter mounted to the back of the housing. It doesn't show what holds the adapter on so it may or may not have a single screw like mine. Hopefully they use a larger diameter that's harder to break.
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Re: MecTec ?
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2017, 05:47:21 pm »
Opening  up  an  old  thread.  Has  anyone  with  a  MecTec  chronoed  ammo  to  see  how  much  velocity  is  gained  over  the  same  ammo  thru  a  pistol?

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Re: MecTec ?
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2017, 07:53:07 pm »
Opening  up  an  old  thread.  Has  anyone  with  a  MecTec  chronoed  ammo  to  see  how  much  velocity  is  gained  over  the  same  ammo  thru  a  pistol?

Richard

Not me, but I've seen where people have chronoed a pistol and a different model of carbine. I don't remember what the percentage of velocity increase was, but with some ammo it worked out to roughly 1/3 more muzzle energy. I think I was only looking at .45 ACP since that's what I have.

All I know is that +P ammo from my MechTech hits pretty hard. One time I had some 185 grain +P flat tipped FMJ ammo that I think Winchester originally loaded for the SEAL teams. I filled an empty pop can up with water and when I shot it the can ended up in 2 pieces. I was expecting a big hole, but not 2 separate pieces. Hollow points should be very effective.
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Re: MecTec ?
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2017, 08:24:23 pm »
There are 5 different calibers available depending on what pistol frame you have. +P ammo is acceptable but +P+ is not. The M1911 version is available in .460 Rowland. You can use most any modern 1911 frame with it except those made by IAI in the Philippines, AMT, Auto Ordnance, and Charles Daly. Clark Custom used to recommend that you don't use any of those or original G.I. pistols. They made conversions for pistols without a ramped barrel. I have a ramped barrel on my Para Ordnance .45 and have to use the Para Block to fill the space in the frame and act as a feed ramp. It would be a weak spot if I did that with a .460 Rowland but doesn't hurt anything with .45 ACP.
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