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I have wanted a pistol caliber carbine for a number of years now. I had been waiting for Atlantic Firearms to put out the 9mm AK. When it was finally brought out earlier this year, I felt the price was just too high. I know it cost a lot for them to develop and work out all the kinks and such, but I just could not see paying $1,500 for a neutered AK. I decided to get the JRC mostly because for under $300 I can get a conversion kit for 9mm, and or .40 SW. The one I bought came in .45 ACP.

Like anything else it has some pluses and negatives.
Pro's
-lightweight all aluminum construction.
- .45 ACP caliber= inexpensive to shoot compared to a rifle.
- Comes in 3 calibers, 9mm, .40SW, and .45 ACP
- Uses Glock magazines, or there is a version that will accept 1911 magazines.
- Uses all AR furniture. Forearm, Pistol grip, and Stock
- has a threaded barrel for muzzle device or suppressor.
- very low recoil with pistol calibers compared to rifles.
- trigger is an AR trigger, so it can be replaced with nicer ones
- Safety is an AR safety so it can also be replace if wanted.
- ejection port and charging handle can be moved to either side.

Con's
- not as easy to take down like an actual AR or AK. It disassembles from the but end, so you need at least a punch and hammer, or a wrench, and you need a hex wrench to get the bolt handle off so the bolt will slide out the rear of the receiver.
- Does not have an automatic bolt hold open.
- Did not come with sights.
- That's really about it!

I bought some Troy's Dioptic sights, and I gotta say I wish I could put them on all my rifles! They are awesome!

So far the only hang up has been with the cheap Korean mags. Every 3 rounds or so would nosedive and jam. Glock mags work great.
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Those are interesting and I agree, most 9mm conversions are kind of spendy and not always reliable. I ended up finding a really good deal on a Beretta Storm in 9mm, pistol caliber carbines are fun to shoot and pretty inexpensive to feed.

Just in case you need help feeding that JR Carbine there are some excellent deals out there on Geco & S&B .45 ACP from Target Sports and SGA Armmo

Geco 45 ACP Auto Ammo 230 Grain Full Metal Jacket

1000 round case - 45 Auto 230 Grain FMJ ammo made by Geco in Hungary | SGAmmo.com

1000 round case - 45 Auto 230 grain FMJ Sellier Bellot Brass Case Ammo | SGAmmo.com
 

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Those are interesting and I agree, most 9mm conversions are kind of spendy and not always reliable. I ended up finding a really good deal on a Beretta Storm in 9mm, pistol caliber carbines are fun to shoot and pretty inexpensive to feed.

Just in case you need help feeding that JR Carbine there are some excellent deals out there on Geco & S&B .45 ACP from Target Sports and SGA Armmo

Geco 45 ACP Auto Ammo 230 Grain Full Metal Jacket

1000 round case - 45 Auto 230 Grain FMJ ammo made by Geco in Hungary | SGAmmo.com

1000 round case - 45 Auto 230 grain FMJ Sellier Bellot Brass Case Ammo | SGAmmo.com
That is a really nice deal on the S&B! SG ammo and I are old friends. :) Most of my x39 ammo has come from them. I reload also , so I will have no shortage of .45 ammo anytime soon.

I am really excited about this little carbine. I like shooting pistols, but I LOVE shooting rifles. This gun will let me shoot the steel plates at close range without damaging them, and I will still be able to step back to distances as well. Although the .45 ACP is not the flattest shooting round, it sure makes those plates ring when a 230 grain slug slams into them. I will probably get the 9mm conversion at some point.

I think I am almost as excited about the Troy sights as the rifle. I did not even make any adjustments whatsoever. I just put the sights on the rail, went to sight it in, and I was hitting just slightly left of center. I was dodging thundershowers, So I did not spend the time to try to get it dead on. It was on enough for me to put lead on the targets out to 50 yards. I managed to get through 50 rounds or so before the rain picked back up. I had to pack up and hoof it the 300 yards back to the house. I will probably get back down there one evening this week, or weekend.
 
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