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I've wanted to build an AR for a while, but this Just Right Carbine has caught my interest. It seems like a good idea to have a uniform ammo supply should the SHTF. Thoughts?
Link, never heard of it.I've wanted to build an AR for a while, but this Just Right Carbine has caught my interest. It seems like a good idea to have a uniform ammo supply should the SHTF. Thoughts?
Final impression is that the Just Right Carbine just wasn't right in the beginning but they appear to have worked the bugs out with the latest model. If you do get one, be certain it is a newer production model with all the updates.My saga goes like this...
My uncle purchased the gun new in early September of '10 and we shot it. Multiple failures to feed. Gun came bone dry so a little lubrication aided in cycling. Magazine catch also chewed at the polymer notch on every Glock mag I used in it and the magazines locked in rather loosely. Despite this, we pressed onwards.
Gun shot ok up until about 400 rounds at which point it just stopped working (no firing pin impression on the cartridge whatsoever).
I called JR and they had me send it in. They informed me of the warranty upgrade and performed it. Upgrade included an added feedramp, different angle on the magazine well, changes to the buffer assembly, and a different charging handle.
Got an entirely different rifle back about a month later (different SN#). After cleaning and lubrication, took it to the range. Within the first magazine, the rifle would vibrate erratically when a round was fired. This happened 4 times within 40 rounds. Frankly afraid to shoot it anymore I stopped and called JR. They advised me to check to make sure all the buffer components were present inside the buffer tube. They were.
So I sent it back again....
I got it back a month later. This time fouled on the inside and bone dry again. I cleaned it a re-lubed it.
As of 3/25/11, we have fired a total of 455 rounds through the rifle without issue (230rnds. of RWS 124gr FMJ and 225rnds of WWB 115gr. FMJ). Only time and more shooting will tell if the matter is truly resolved. The good things I will say about the rifle it it is very accurate and the trigger is pretty decent.
Just remember the JR Carbine cannot be used with +P ammo. So if you are running +P in your handgun don't put it in the JR.I see it having potential like the old revolver/levergun combos. If one of your firearms goes down, the ammunition for it would still have use in the other firearm.
I have two of these for that role:I used to have a Sub2000 but sold it off long ago. I was thinking about picking up another one soon but I can't think of any reason to have a semi-auto pistol caliber carbine.
I understand where you're coming from having a common ammo for your weapons but you'd be out gunned by anyone with an actual rifle if SDHTF. You would not even be able to defeat soft body armor and you'd have limited range with the pistol caliber carbine. Don't worry about the different calibers just have plenty of ammo for each.I've wanted to build an AR for a while, but this Just Right Carbine has caught my interest. It seems like a good idea to have a uniform ammo supply should the SHTF. Thoughts?