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Old 08-04-2011, 04:39 AM
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anyone ever seen or shot one of these- previously called the AT-9 by FeatherUSA.

The newer versions take Glock mags. Cool little take-down 9mm carbine weights less then 5 lbs ... but the price is up there a little.


I think this guy has a suppressor on his.
Old 08-08-2011, 09:20 PM
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No suppressor.
The 16" barrel eats up some noise.

I've looked at and shot them a number of times, the old .22 had some issues but the centerfire models were and are decent.

I'm actually considering a couple for my kids. The price isn't bad when compared to other comparable carbines.

Look at the Uzi and AR-15 in 9mm (or other chamberings) and the Feather's are actually pretty cheap.
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Yeah I like the coolness factor of a light weight, take down 9mm carbine. Just doesn't seem to be enough reviews or info on the RAV-9. Also like that these newer ones take Glock mags.

One of the other posts got me researching other/better options then the Kel-tec Sub 2000- so far the Rav-9 and this (https://www.masterpiecearms.com/prod...=MPA9300SST-XX) look the best.
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Egads, the Mac-11 returns.

Personally I'd look into a Mech-Tech conversion long before I went for the MPA products. The M-4 stock really makes them handy.

Got to play with the original .22 years ago when a friend had one for backpacking. And got to play with several others when Feather used to be in Boulder, it was a small outfit but they were really trying to put out a quality product.

The Mech-Tech conversion uses your pistol receiver so it's not another "gun" per se, using a Glock lower you can use the hi-cap mags and if you choose the .45 or 10mm, you can use the Kriss mag extensions to really bump up your mag capacity in the higher power rounds.

For me the 10mm offers much more adaptability than the .45 (heresy), with the two separate power levels you have a much more useful package with the 10mm carbine.
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Looks like it Jams a lot. Notice the Stove Pipe?
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Looks like it Jams a lot. Notice the Stove Pipe?
Better watch that again, it didn't stovepipe.

They fired it empty several times and dropped the hammer on an empty chamber. Checking chamber clear by actuating the bolt.
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does it handle +P loads OK?
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The older ones ran better on the hotter ammo, much like the Uzi and Sterlings.
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