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  1. #11
    Plinker

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    The KVP standard 9mm linear comp is 0.95" diameter, tapered at the back and may or may not free up the M-lok slot.
    I appreciate it! Saves me some looking around and yes, this should do the trick, as the handguard inner diameter is 1.3" (FM blast diffuser diameter is 1.2").

  2. #12
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    I wanted to give a little update on this to highlight what has been some pretty amazing customer service by Foxtrot Mike. I’ve contacted them with some questions on removing the blast diffuser (so I can replace it with something slimmer) and their response times to my three emails have been 21 minutes, 1 hour and 4 hours, 20 minutes. The last one was on a Saturday night!

    Although I’m a little annoyed that I have to take that blast diffuser off anyway (I gave them product feedback also), they’ve been extremely helpful and even told me the specific type of Loctite that they used so I know how much I have to heat it.

    Even though I didn’t contact them with a “problem”, it’s nice to know that they’re so responsive, just in case I ever have one!

  3. #13
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    Thank you for taking the time to review this as I have been interested in this type of firearm for quite awhile. Great info!!!

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    I'm interested in hearing the reviews and the upgrades. This one is on my list so while I will not have anything to add about this I'll be reading these comments with much interest!

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    Thanks, this is definitely on my list. Glad to hear that they have good customer service.
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    Progress Report: Had some time to tinker this evening and changed out the blast diffuser for the one mentioned by gmcttr above (thanks again, btw!). Had to heat the original one up to about 600 degrees to break down the Loctite, but got it off there and the new one installed. It freed up the perfect amount of clearance on the handguard and with a slight modification to the Magpul AFG, I was able to install it with no problem. The change in muzzle device shortens up the overall length of the gun to 20 5/8” with the brace collapsed and I think looks better as well!

    Still waiting on my larger charging handle and need to install the upgraded trigger before I take it to the range, but here are some pics of the updated muzzle device showing the clearance and the AFG.

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    Good to hear the linear comp worked for you. I've had them on a couple of guns.

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    Range Report!

    Finally took the FM9 to the range today, delayed partially because my Sig Romeo5 developed a weird issue and I had to send it in for a replacement. However, I finally decided that I would just take my Aimpoint PRO off of one of my other guns and use it... couldn't wait any longer! In the meantime, I also replaced the FM9's stock mil-spec trigger with a CMC PCC 3.5lb flat trigger. Here is the semi-final look, with the upgrades including the KVP compensator, Magpul AFG, CMC trigger, BCM Gunfighter charging handle and Magpul MOE-K grip (33 round Glock mag in it). I like it with the Aimpoint Pro, but like it even more with the Sig optic:

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    I decided to shoot 91 rounds. Not as random as it seems, but rather the exact amount to use one of each of the types of magazines that Foxtrot Mike recommends for the FM9. These are the magazines I used, in order: Glock 33 round, Magpul 27 round, and ETS 31 round. I also have a Glock 24 round mag and a couple of ETS 40 round mags, but didn't bring those this time. The Glock and Magpul mags were loaded up with Wolf 115 grain steel case, the ETS mag had 10 Sig 365 JHPs and 21 Federal American Eagle FMJs. The quick start guide from Foxtrot Mike recommends breaking in the gun with 500 rounds of steel case ammo, but I also wanted to see how the other stuff performed. The product guide also advises against any ammo with a muzzle velocity under 1100 fps. I also have some 9mm+P ammo that I can't wait to use in this thing!

    I shot my Banshee 10mm before this, just to note the comparison in how they shoot. I took the Aimpoint off of that one at the range and then put it on the FM9. The first magazine was the Glock, then Magpul, then ETS. I did a "quick and dirty" zeroing of my red dot at 25 yards and here are my first impressions:

    - I thought my Banshee 10mm had light recoil and very little muzzle rise, but this thing is like shooting a .22 comparatively.
    - Even using cheap steel case ammo, my shots were more consistent than expected.
    - This gun is so small... granted, my other AR pistols are 10.3" and 8" barrels, but I can't imagine going shorter than the 5" barrel on this. I got more used to it after a couple of mags, but it was a strange feel at first.
    - I think the Magpul MOE-K grip is a little small for my taste. I'll probably swap it out for a larger model and see how I like that.
    - I LOVE this CMC PCC trigger. My Banshee 10mm is getting one ASAP.
    - This gun is a lot of fun and is going to cost me a lot of ammo!

    Positives
    - I am not a good shooter, but this gun made me look decent
    - Such a soft shooter that staying on target is easy
    - So much fun to shoot that I kept losing track of how many shots I had fired
    - Last round bolt hold open worked on all three magazines
    - Granted, I didn't bring the 40 round mags, but even with the 33 rounders, this gun is very lightweight
    - If you told me that this was a $1600 gun (like a Banshee), I would believe you. The fact that it's under $700, yet shoots and feels like this is amazing value in my book.

    Negatives
    - On my first magazine, the bolt held open on the second to last round. I reinserted the magazine, dropped the bolt release and it fired the last round without issue (and held open again). Other than that, I had zero misfeeds. I don't know whether this was the fact that it was the first magazine, the steel case ammo, or even the magazine itself, but I will keep my eye on it.

    Overall
    This gun is well-made, accurate, and a ton of fun to shoot! I do kind of wish I had taken this to the range with the stock trigger and then upgraded it later, just to see how the stock trigger was. I wonder how much that trigger upgrade helped things... as it's really an amazing trigger and I bought another as soon as I got home ($140 on joeboboutfitters). However, counting up all of the upgrades I made, I spent an additional $260, which still leaves me under $1,000 all-in on this gun. For that price, I would put this as a much better value than the Banshee! I've only put 91 rounds through it, but at this point, I think the FM9's performance is at least on par with the Banshee (and I love that gun).

    To summarize, I highly recommend the FM9 5" from Foxtrot Mike! Keeping in mind that I am far from a great shooter, below are my results from the last magazine. Torso was at 7 yards, upper right at 15 yards and head was at 25 yards. I got carried away and only saved 5 rounds for 25 yards, plus I realized I needed to leave, so those shots were a bit rushed. Still great results coming from me and I'm sure you all would see even better!

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    Last edited by profjeremy; 09-24-2020 at 16:33.

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    Quote Originally Posted by profjeremy View Post
    Range Report!

    Finally took the FM9 to the range today, delayed partially because my Sig Romeo5 developed a weird issue and I had to send it in for a replacement. However, I finally decided that I would just take my Aimpoint PRO off of one of my other guns and use it... couldn't wait any longer! In the meantime, I also replaced the FM9's stock mil-spec trigger with a CMC PCC 3.5lb flat trigger. Here is the semi-final look, with the upgrades including the KVP compensator, Magpul AFG, CMC trigger, BCM Gunfighter charging handle and Magpul MOE-K grip (33 round Glock mag in it). I like it with the Aimpoint Pro, but like it even more with the Sig optic:

    IMG_2467.jpg

    I decided to shoot 91 rounds. Not as random as it seems, but rather the exact amount to use one of each of the types of magazines that Foxtrot Mike recommends for the FM9. These are the magazines I used, in order: Glock 33 round, Magpul 27 round, and ETS 31 round. I also have a Glock 24 round mag and a couple of ETS 40 round mags, but didn't bring those this time. The Glock and Magpul mags were loaded up with Wolf 115 grain steel case, the ETS mag had 10 Sig 365 JHPs and 21 Federal American Eagle FMJs. The quick start guide from Foxtrot Mike recommends breaking in the gun with 500 rounds of steel case ammo, but I also wanted to see how the other stuff performed. The product guide also advises against any ammo with a muzzle velocity under 1100 fps. I also have some 9mm+P ammo that I can't wait to use in this thing!

    I shot my Banshee 10mm before this, just to note the comparison in how they shoot. I took the Aimpoint off of that one at the range and then put it on the FM9. The first magazine was the Glock, then Magpul, then ETS. I did a "quick and dirty" zeroing of my red dot at 25 yards and here are my first impressions:

    - I thought my Banshee 10mm had light recoil and very little muzzle rise, but this thing is like shooting a .22 comparatively.
    - Even using cheap steel case ammo, my shots were more consistent than expected.
    - This gun is so small... granted, my other AR pistols are 10.3" and 8" barrels, but I can't imagine going shorter than the 5" barrel on this. I got more used to it after a couple of mags, but it was a strange feel at first.
    - I think the Magpul MOE-K grip is a little small for my taste. I'll probably swap it out for a larger model and see how I like that.
    - I LOVE this CMC PCC trigger. My Banshee 10mm is getting one ASAP.
    - This gun is a lot of fun and is going to cost me a lot of ammo!

    Positives
    - I am not a good shooter, but this gun made me look decent
    - Such a soft shooter that staying on target is easy
    - So much fun to shoot that I kept losing track of how many shots I had fired
    - Last round bolt hold open worked on all three magazines
    - Granted, I didn't bring the 40 round mags, but even with the 33 rounders, this gun is very lightweight
    - If you told me that this was a $1600 gun (like a Banshee), I would believe you. The fact that it's under $700, yet shoots and feels like this is amazing value in my book.

    Negatives
    - On my first magazine, the bolt held open on the second to last round. I reinserted the magazine, dropped the bolt release and it fired the last round without issue (and held open again). Other than that, I had zero misfeeds. I don't know whether this was the fact that it was the first magazine, the steel case ammo, or even the magazine itself, but I will keep my eye on it.

    Overall
    This gun is well-made, accurate, and a ton of fun to shoot! I do kind of wish I had taken this to the range with the stock trigger and then upgraded it later, just to see how the stock trigger was. I wonder how much that trigger upgrade helped things... as it's really an amazing trigger and I bought another as soon as I got home ($140 on joeboboutfitters). However, counting up all of the upgrades I made, I spent an additional $260, which still leaves me under $1,000 all-in on this gun. For that price, I would put this as a much better value than the Banshee! I've only put 91 rounds through it, but at this point, I think the FM9's performance is at least on par with the Banshee (and I love that gun).

    To summarize, I highly recommend the FM9 5" from Foxtrot Mike! Keeping in mind that I am far from a great shooter, below are my results from the last magazine. Torso was at 7 yards, upper right at 15 yards and head was at 25 yards. I got carried away and only saved 5 rounds for 25 yards, plus I realized I needed to leave, so those shots were a bit rushed. Still great results coming from me and I'm sure you all would see even better!

    IMG_2466.jpg
    Thanks for the update! This seems like a really great option!!

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    Appreciate the range report. Sounds like it is a good one.
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