Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Anyone Have Experience With These Guys?

Yankeefriend sent in a link to Just Right Carbines. Now, the first thing I notice is that there's no obvious product pictures. There's a video, narrated by one of the JR Carbine guys with a thick NY accent (made me think of Glenn B., actually), but they don't have any pictures that I can see. From a marketing standpoint, it's very odd that they don't have a handful of "glamor shots" so that you can clearly see what the firearm looks like.

The concept is interesting, particularly the model that takes 1911 magazines. Obviously, the first thought is of the Marlin Camp Carbine - only this rifle is compatible with AR-15 parts (stocks, triggers, etc.) and has a full picatinny rail on top of the receiver for optics and such. Gee, a polymer pistol caliber carbine that takes common handgun magazines? If only such an animal existed...

Nits aside, I'm curious as all get-out over the 1911-compatible version. Wonder if the boys over in NY might have a ban-compliant model for their brothers in MA to check out? All it needs is a pinned stock (or just replace with a fixed stock) and a welded muzzle cap (it comes with a threaded barrel for folks in free states that can add suppressors - pretty sweet). I've had one .45 ACP carbine for testing and liked it; I'd like one that could use the dozens of 1911 magazines I have kicking around the armory as well.

Anyone have experience with Just Right Carbines rifles, good or bad? 

That is all.


10 comments:

Matt W said...

Iraqveteran8888 has done a couple reviews of their 9mm carbine on YouTube. The general consensus most YouTube reviews seem to reach is that they are fun range guns, but there are some quality issues and they tend to be extremely picky about ammo.

Dave H said...

Word on the street is they're built about 30 miles from where I live, but I can't confirm that. With current NY law their rifles aren't going to be legal for sale here. No word on whether they're working on a compliant version. Frankly, there's not much official word on anything about them.

Bubblehead Les. said...

"J.B. Miller" owns one. Played with it a bit last September down in No. VA. We had some "Technical Difficulties". I'd talk to him.

Wally said...

IMO: Pass.
Wasn't impressed with the samples I have handled.

honest Q - what does a 45acp carbine do for you other than find a home for your 1911 mags (as if you were out of 1911s)

Jay G said...

It's intriguing. I like carbines that share magazines with pistols, and I've already done the Glock 21 carbine...

Plus BECAUSE 1911!

Reuben said...

I shot at a carbine match last weekend. One of the guys on my squad was shooting one. It had so many malfunctions by stage 3 that he just shot the remaining stages with his pistol. I was not impressed.

The root cause of the malfunctions was not determined but this guy was blaming his ammo. It might be a picky eater.

Reuben said...

Take a look at Lone Wolf or Double Diamond Supply lowers if you want a pistol caliber carbine fed from Glock mags.

Reuben said...

Nevermind, I see you are looking at the 1911 mag version. Disregard the info on Glock mag fed magazines. The unit at our carbine match was the Glock mag version.

Joshua said...

We sell a few in the store and I've been able to fire the 9mm version that took glock magazines.

If I recall correctly it was blowback operated and tended to like certain kinds of ammo and and would sometimes not fully chamber the round or would not strip the next round from the magazine...not so bad except it changed its mind like a cat on just what ammo that was it seemed like between range sessions.

Soooo it was fun but not something I'd plunk down my own money for, but I hope more pistol caliber carbines continue to surface. Neat little critters.

Yankeefried said...

The 1911 version with a pinned stock should be FID compliant in MA...