AAC Mirage or new AAC can?

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AAC Mirage or new AAC can?

Post by Ronzo » Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:32 pm

There is an AAC Mirage for sale on the Sturmgewehr site. It looks like a Colt/Knights product that Autoweapons has advertized at 5k. He wants 900 dollars for the Mirage. Is this a good price? I am thinking of buying it but have I don't know much about these. Would I be better off just getting a Colt upper and buying a AAC product with up to date technology?

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Post by silencertalk » Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:20 pm

I have one. I have not shot it. I would not worry about the up to date part. It is up to date enough. You should PM Kevin and ask him how good they are.

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Post by Kevin/AAC » Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:18 am

They are good, you will happy with it. And I think it is a good price.
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Re: AAC Mirage or new AAC can?

Post by Wicked » Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:43 pm

OK, this is a super old thread, but I found a nugget on another forum while doing research on the Mirage.


Kevin,

Did you know this dude? Any truth to the claims posted by M4carbine member 'ryn1523' here: http://m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=78445

"No, not being quick to tout anything. Just stating a fact, that's all. If it would make you feel better, I started out as J.R. Customs in WA. After that, My partner and I joined up with Phil Dater to start Gemtech. From there I was involved with Tac-Ord and did contract work for SWR, John's Guns, Gemtech and several other Manufacturers. I designed the original Mirage for Kevin over at AAC before he became a manufacturer. Etc, etc.
Anyways, I was just trying to answer a question based on my experience. I never mentioned I was a manufacturer until my advice, based on my experience, was questioned."


States back in the day he 'designed' the Mirage and 'started' Gemtech.

Fast forward; Jim is now making holsters: http://www.jrcholsters.com/contact-us/a ... c-holsters




p.s. I have no dog in this, simply curious is all.
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Re: AAC Mirage or new AAC can?

Post by Kevin/AAC » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:05 pm

Yeah, if that's Jim Ryan. He designed how it goes together. He and I did all of it, pretty much. He's a good guy. Gemtech's innovation left with him and they've been playing catch-up ever since.
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Re: AAC Mirage or new AAC can?

Post by Wicked » Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:38 pm

Honestly, at first I thought his claims sounded pretty grandiose. That's why I asked.



Thanks for vetting him. I'll put a little more hot-sauce on my crow.
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Re: AAC Mirage or new AAC can?

Post by mcmillanman5 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:15 am

I met both Jim and Mark back when they owned TacOrd and I visited their shop. They were both knowledgeable guys. I own several of their cans and have been happy with them.

I always did like the look of the AAC Mirage, thought it was a pretty cool idea.

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