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    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomJosh View Post
    If based on the quality, customer service and reputation of a company leads you to purchase their product, nothing I have to offer should change that. Based on the fact that we have two products slated for later this year and brought in to this world something that nobody has ever done on our first release... I would hold off on buying a car, house, or anything else that might remove available liquid capital over the next 18 months lol.
    Fair enough. I'm looking forward to when you can release more details.

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    Oops - wrong post

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    Josh,

    I really don't care that much if your upper fails or never works on my m16. What I do care about and what has stopped my from buying your upper is what kind of stress does it put on the lower. M16 lowers are expensive and running on my semi autos seems lame. So if I put this upper on my m16 I want it to be equal or less stress than a factory 5.56 upper.

    How many round have you run full auto on the same lower?
    What type of wear are you seeing on the hammer pin?
    What type of wear are you seeing on the hammer pin hole and auto sear hole on the lower?

    I did read some net rumor you need to protect the lower from the belted 9mm as it can tear the crap out of the side of the lower. Any truth to that?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Civil View Post
    Josh,

    I really don't care that much if your upper fails or never works on my m16. What I do care about and what has stopped my from buying your upper is what kind of stress does it put on the lower. M16 lowers are expensive and running on my semi autos seems lame. So if I put this upper on my m16 I want it to be equal or less stress than a factory 5.56 upper.

    How many round have you run full auto on the same lower?
    What type of wear are you seeing on the hammer pin?
    What type of wear are you seeing on the hammer pin hole and auto sear hole on the lower?

    I did read some net rumor you need to protect the lower from the belted 9mm as it can tear the crap out of the side of the lower. Any truth to that?

    Thanks!

    I have not had anyone tell me their lower was getting torn up by belted ammo can you link me to where that discussion is? If you have the ammo being fed from the included belt bag it can't even touch the side of your lower.

    We have KNS pins and use a RDIAS in the same lower for all of our firing and have not observed any issues with any holes. The recoil of our system is like a .22 because of the weight of our unit and all the energy going into the feeding mech for the belt vs straight back like a standard 9mm blow back. I have not had anyone report any issues and there are a lot of RR owners already.

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    Josh
    http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_6_23/45...er.html&page=4
    First post page 4 at the bottom.

    "If using a RR be sure to use the "belt bag", a loose belt will chafe the Shit out of the side of your mag well"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Civil View Post
    Josh
    http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_6_23/45...er.html&page=4
    First post page 4 at the bottom.

    "If using a RR be sure to use the "belt bag", a loose belt will chafe the Shit out of the side of your mag well"
    The person who posted that is also the same person who tried to get it to lift a belt off the ground because his Shrike can... If you have any questions feel free to ask me or give me a call I generally spend 10-30 minutes on the phone with customers going over our system. When not using the belt bag we don't recommend over 12 inches to hang freely but strongly suggest. using the belt bag. Further down in the post he even talks about how he was doing things that our manual tells you not to do, when our unit first released I had many people call me up and they admitted they DID NOT READ our manual. If you would like to see what is in there you can download it from our website and I have updates to make involving our 6" unit that didn't exist on our last run of manuals so again email me josh@freedomordnance.com or call me 812-297-5141 I would be happy to go over everything about our system.

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    So it's 12 months later. Are we close on either of those two new products?

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    I no longer work at Freedom Ordnance I have no information on current product time lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomJosh View Post
    I no longer work at Freedom Ordnance I have no information on current product time lines.
    That's unfortunate for those of us who own and/or retail the FM-9... you were a wonderful resource! However, I hope that the change is good for you.

    Do you have an alternate point-of-contact there that you can suggest?
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    I live a thousand feet from the shop so all is good between us, I'm going to gun shows to sell the belt-fed so I haven't stopped working with them I just don't work as an employee in the shop anymore I'm a dealer.

    For a new contact email michele@freedomordnance.com and anyone is always more than welcome to DM me if they have specific questions on the belt-fed I can still answer things of that nature.

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    Our demo setup, full auto...

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    Everybody loves playing with it!
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    Concorde, that looks like fun. I wish I did not have 5 different pokers all in fires I can not afford or I would try to mimic that setup. Does it really feel like a .22?

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    It has a more substantial feel than shooting .22LR out of it, since the 9mm in sustained full auto fire does "build up" more perceived recoil than .22 and you have to lean into the tripod a bit more to keep the muzzle down. That being said, *everyone* here that's shot this setup in both calibers prefers the 9mm, though.

    And between 5.56 c-mag and FM-9 belt fed on this setup, the novelty of 9mm belt-fed always brings more smiles!
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    The spade grip setup is made by KNS Precision, but Cheaper Than Dirt had the best price at the time, substantially discounted.

    The tripod adapter is from Aristotle Engineering -- very well made, and will work with most any standard tripod.

    The tripod shown is the Induro AKP2.
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