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Take Down AR Pistol & Side Fold Brace

Me old pal recently decided to put together a couple of AR pistols (EVIL!). These things have been popular in the extreme the last few years since the introduction of the brace. I been kinda indifferent on them myself for no particular reason. The idea of a SBR carbine without the governments heavy had does hold some appeal though.

He didn’t just slap a brace on a pistol lower and normal SBR upper. He went all the way with the idea.

As you can see, the pistol uses the popular brace that allows adjustment for length on a mil spec receiver extension ( or “buffer tube”) with the Law Tactical side folding adapter. which so far has really impressed me. The barrel, gas tube and rail attach via a Pantheon Arms set up. The barrel and rail insert then rotates to lock into place.

Law Tactical side folder in open position

Above you can see the Pantheon Arms take down barrel attachment system. If you want a take down AR it’s a pretty slick set up. No tools required and it can be done in a few seconds.

Like I said earlier, the brace is full adjustable for length of..arm. The lever locks it in place and it has a QD sling swivel socket.

Once taken apart, the pistol and the Magpul 60 round drum will fit inside ths 5.11 bag below.

It’s a compact set up.

Glock Perfection, Perfected?

Like many Glock owners I know, I had stopped at “Generation 3” of perfection. I had a Gen 4 Glock 17 for a short time. Had a few qualms with it, so I stuck with gen 3.

Until a couple of weeks ago, then I picked up a G19.5 MOS. Perfection sure has changed over the years.

The Gen 1 , 2, and some Gen 3 Glock pistols had a notch cut in the front bottom of the grip. This was to aid in pulling a magazine out of the pistol. The first Glock magazines were designed not to fall free from the gun. This notch is not very popular in the US. My self and others have gotten blisters on our pinky fingers from shooting a good bit of older Glocks with this notch. Much to many dismay, that notch came back in the Gen 5 pistol. At least for a while.

The MOS pistols, cut for optics, omitted this cut, and added front slide serrations.

Glock announced on Instagram that they are removing this notch and adding front slide serrations to model G17, G19, and G26.

Link here:

I imagine these earlier Gen 5 pistols with the mag notch and with out the front serrations will be considered a little less desirable than the newer ones. Maybe they will show up on the used market at a discount as people upgrade.