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Thread: BRN-180, Brownells revives the AR180

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    WHITE CLAW AFFICIONADO LittleLebowski's Avatar
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    BRN-180, Brownells revives the AR180

    https://www.brownells.com/rifle-part...rod127762.aspx

    I'm not a piston guy, but still interesting.

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    Buddy had an Howa in the 90s because hed beaten the Christmas rush to hating on DI. I liked it, and liked the folding stock. The charging handle would dig a cool little trench in the ground in rollover prone.

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    Old thread, but these popped up on one of the blog emails today - I didnt know Brownells was doing them. I always wanted an AR-180 back in the day, but the idea of a 10.5 on a pistol lower for now and then a SBR lower after I relocate is very tempting. The review I read today described pretty marginal accuracy, though.
    Ken

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    My dad had one when I was a kid. Loved the side folding stock. Fun to shoot.

    pat

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    I broke down and ordered one of these. Sub $700 complete piston upper with the sale Brownells is running. I need another AR and this seemed like as good an excuse as any. I am weak.

    I couldn't decide between the 10.5 and 16". I had both in my cart trying to figure which I wanted. In the end, the 16' won out because I could think of more uses for it. It also gives me an excuse to build another lower over the next year so I can snag a 10.5" next Black (rifle) Friday.

    Would be really cool if they drop a 9mm version between now and then.
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    Ive been following these and once I get settled in, Im gonna have to get a 10.5. Work was in the process of liquidating a bunch of stripped lowers and one of the ones I snagged is just begging for a MCX sidefolder and BRN-180s upper. Just seems so right and will make a handy little travel companion.


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    There was some discussion of the BRN-180 in this thread: https://pistol-forum.com/showthread....rom-Brownell-s

    I really, really want one of those BRN-180S uppers to build into an MCX braced pistol, but pragmatically speaking a pair of LE6960 Colt uppers for $460ish each after the coupon codes is a more sensible buy for 5.56 stuff, so I've been waffling over it all weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRB View Post
    There was some discussion of the BRN-180 in this thread: https://pistol-forum.com/showthread....rom-Brownell-s

    I really, really want one of those BRN-180S uppers to build into an MCX braced pistol, but pragmatically speaking a pair of LE6960 Colt uppers for $460ish each after the coupon codes is a more sensible buy for 5.56 stuff, so I've been waffling over it all weekend.
    Yeah I had 78 browser tabs open, comparing prices, refreshing pages looking for new deals. I said fuck it and just ordered mags and ammo.

    I impulse bought a Geissele fed rail last Black Friday and I still haven't done anything with it yet. Probably eventually chop the FSB on one of my 6933 uppers and throw it on there.

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