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lew
March 16, 2016, 15:56
Howdy folks,

What are the recommended places to look for a PTR-91 G.I. (no rail)?

Atlantic Firearms was the first place I looked, but, a response from their customer service let me know that they have only the version with the rail on top.

Thanks!

wanneroo
March 16, 2016, 16:13
I bought mine from CDNN. Easy deal, my FFL was in their database, paid credit card over the phone, got it in 3 days. CDNN is one of the larger PTR dealers around. I don't know if they have what you want but have a look.

Eyeguy
March 16, 2016, 17:42
You can buy directly from PTR. I pre-ordered my 91 FR from them before they were released. Paid asking for the rifle but got a deal on accessories so deal was ok.

Chris Peterson was the customer service manager I dealt with. Good experience and good info.

PTR was having financials issues last year and were in arrears with landlord and local taxes IIRC. Don't know where they are on that issue today.

rbgonoles
March 16, 2016, 17:56
Howdy folks,

What are the recommended places to look for a PTR-91 G.I. (no rail)?

Atlantic Firearms was the first place I looked, but, a response from their customer service let me know that they have only the version with the rail on top.

Thanks!

Is the paddle release exclusive to Atlantic?

wanneroo
March 16, 2016, 18:06
PTR was having financials issues last year and were in arrears with landlord and local taxes IIRC. Don't know where they are on that issue today.

They worked a lot of that out. I think moving to South Carolina caused them some disruption and more costs than expected, but they seem to be doing well now that they are more settled.

Eyeguy
March 16, 2016, 18:16
Is the paddle release exclusive to Atlantic?

I think so Ryan. I inquired about the option when I purchased and PTR referred me to IGF (Investment Grade Firearms) for the mod. Pricey as I remember.

rbgonoles
March 16, 2016, 18:31
Hard to pass up Atlantic with the incorporated paddle mag release

lew
March 16, 2016, 18:51
Is the paddle release exclusive to Atlantic?

Nope. Standard feature.

CDNN didn't list the base GI with the metal trigger housing. I sent PTR an e-mail about dealing directly.

Klaus Von Richter
March 16, 2016, 22:20
Sportsmans guide has one.

Earl Burlin
March 17, 2016, 13:00
Check Bud's Gun Shop. That's were I got mine:

http://s7.postimg.org/ya8v86tsb/20160227_101026_1.jpg

lew
March 17, 2016, 22:42
Earl: Nice.:cool:

I dealt with PTR directly (call Brian in sales) and they honored Atlantic's price ($899). 8-10 week lead time, but no problem with that. Had my FFL e-mail them and it's off to the races.

Earl Burlin
March 19, 2016, 22:19
Earl: Nice.:cool:

I dealt with PTR directly (call Brian in sales) and they honored Atlantic's price ($899). 8-10 week lead time, but no problem with that. Had my FFL e-mail them and it's off to the races.

You better hold on to your pants, because you're in for some FUN with that PTR!!! :D

lew
March 21, 2016, 21:55
So I've been told.:biggrin: Even though it has its quirks, I've always wanted one.

Klaus Von Richter
March 21, 2016, 22:06
If you don't already have a Hensoldt scope I would buy one. Helps stretch it out some and they just look bad ass.



http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q745/richardmofo/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpskk1uzgar.jpeg (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/richardmofo/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpskk1uzgar.jpeg.html)

Blackwing
March 21, 2016, 23:04
If you don't already have a Hensoldt scope I would buy one. Helps stretch it out some and they just look bad ass.



http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q745/richardmofo/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpskk1uzgar.jpeg (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/richardmofo/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpskk1uzgar.jpeg.html)

That's a good looking lower. Did you do the C&P job?

Klaus Von Richter
March 22, 2016, 01:16
That's a good looking lower. Did you do the C&P job?

I wish it was my work. I know someone who makes them. He makes the best C&P lowers I have ever seen. Here is one he did for my C93.
http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q745/richardmofo/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpssqvvk3ka.jpeg (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/richardmofo/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpssqvvk3ka.jpeg.html)

If you want his info I can PM it to you. He does great work and the price is very reasonable.

Blackwing
March 22, 2016, 09:17
They look like they have a really good color match. Pm please. :-)

lew
March 22, 2016, 09:58
I already have a MAS Mle. 49, three Mle. 49/56's, and an APX L308 scope to go on them to cover that role. :cool: The PTR will be iron sights-only.

Earl Burlin
March 22, 2016, 21:38
I already have a MAS Mle. 49, three Mle. 49/56's, and an APX L308 scope to go on them to cover that role. :cool: The PTR will be iron sights-only.

That's what I did.

The Hensoldt scope indeed is very cool, and for a target or bench gun would be ideal. However, my PTR is a mobile fighting rifle, a close-range stopper able to defeat almost any body armor. For my purposes, the PTR-91 is already heavy enough. Adding scopes, bipods, carry handles, etc. would add too much weight. If you learn how to shoot with them, the irons are perfectly capable of combat accuracy out to the 400 meters they go up to, and are very satisfying to use.

But, with the claw mount, it's so easy to take off the optic so... I may still get a Hensoldt someday!! :D

hansellhd
March 23, 2016, 14:03
For close in action I like Red dot's myself.

http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a443/hansellhd/DSCN3197_zps6b5ypldc.jpg (http://s1036.photobucket.com/user/hansellhd/media/DSCN3197_zps6b5ypldc.jpg.html)
Lucid with x2 magnifier.

lew
March 23, 2016, 18:05
I got my AR's for the red dot, but man, that wood looks great.

Cornpone
March 24, 2016, 09:16
Is the paddle release exclusive to Atlantic?

A person at PTR told me that all of the new GI models will have the paddle mag release and rail on top of the receiver. There's a few dealers who still have the GI model without the top rail and mag release but once they're sold they will be no more.

Klaus Von Richter
March 24, 2016, 10:19
A person at PTR told me that all of the new GI models will have the paddle mag release and rail on top of the receiver. There's a few dealers who still have the GI model without the top rail and mag release but once they're sold they will be no more.

That's a shame they won't be offering one without a top rail. I prefer the look of no rail. I better hurry up and buy another while I can.

lew
March 25, 2016, 12:19
That's a shame they won't be offering one without a top rail. I prefer the look of no rail. I better hurry up and buy another while I can.

As in my case, PTR will build one without the rail. Contact Brian in sales directly. It's one less manufacturing step for them. I'm looking at about seven more weeks until they do another production run, but it will likely be the first one done out of the batch. He honored Atlantic's price of the G.I. with the rail ($899), and they all come with the paddle release.

tgifpk
April 01, 2016, 19:39
Just checked,Buds has them for 859 cc,829 cash,no top rail,recent reviews at Buds states paddle release,definitely better than the button mine came with last year.