AR-15 pistol or SBR barrel length?

Discussion in 'GATE Info & Announcements' started by IQof1, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. I am debating a pistol build or maybe an all out SBR build.

    The biggest question I have is which barrel length would be better as far as reducing or controlling the "punch to the face" feeling?

    Is there that big a difference between the 7" and the 10" barrel?

    And, if I went with a 7" barrel, is there a bigger difference in how the weapon is held?
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  3. jeepinbandit

    jeepinbandit Sgt. USMC

    I'm in the middle of a pistol build and want to do the 7 inch for the extra compactness but I've heard issues of extra problems with gas system going from 10 to 7 inch.

    Good question I will be subscribed.
  4. mac66

    mac66 Huge Member
    Millennium Member

    My AR pistol has an 11.5" bbl. No problem with functioning. It has a carbine length buffer tube and can be held to the shoulder to fire. I can easily hit steel at 100 meters with it. SBRs are not allowed in my state so this is as close as I can come to one. Personally I wouldn't go shorter than a 10" bbl.
    #4 mac66, Oct 7, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2012

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